NEWS | May 1, 2020

Best Sports Documentaries to stream right now

If you’re a big sports fan you’re probably binging “The Last Dance” on Netflix right now. A fly on the wall look at 1997/98 season in which MJ and the Bulls look to complete their second “Three-peat” during Jordan’s reign as the NBA’s most dominant player. This documentary gives unparalleled access to one of the greatest teams in the history of sport and shows exactly what made Air Jordan debatably the GOAT of basketball.

Unfortunately though we have to wait till every Monday for 2 new episodes to drop, so if you want satisfy your cravings in the meantime, check out some of our recommendations below.

Sunderland ‘Tll I Die – Netflix

Fly on the wall documentaries have become common place in football over the past few years. With Manchester City, Leeds, Dortmund and Juventus all giving behind the scenes access to camera crews. None though have quite resulted in the car crash results which we see on display in “Sunderland ‘Til I Die.”  This documentary has got it all, players who don’t want to be there, exasperated managers, clueless directors and long suffering fans. If you don’t need your documentaries to necessarily have a happy ending, this is the one for you!

Formula 1 Drive to Survive – Netflix

Formula 1 gave Netflix unlimited access to their drivers and teams for the 2018 and 2019 seasons. Season 2 was a massive coup for Netflix as they were allowed to cover both Ferrari and Mercedes. If you were ever curious about the challenges that go into constructing, driving and managing a team in the world’s fastest sport then you’re going to want to give this a go.

Free Solo – Disney +

If you want a full on adrenaline rush from the comfort of your own home, then you have to check out “Free Solo.” The documentary follows Alex Honnold, a professional rock climber at the top of his game who is about undertake the biggest and most dangerous climb of his life. He’s going to climb the 3200 foot El Capitan at Yosemite National Park with no harness or safety equipment, in one go. Is Alex brave? Mental? Some combination of the two? Probably but I guess you’d need to be to attempt one of the most taxing excursions in human history.

All or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks – Amazon Prime

An in depth peek behind the curtain of possibly the most storied international sports team in history. The series follows the All Blacks during 2017 and even gives a detailed look at the series with British and Irish Lions. This is a fantastic look at how one of the world’s perennially great sports teams manages to stay perennially great, even with a small population and a consistent bleeding in of new young players.

Last Chance U – Netflix

In Last Chance U we follow two junior colleges, who offer troubled star athletes a chance to prove themselves and get their grades up so they can become eligible for a Division 1 school. These players have dreams of playing the NFL but first they have to overcome their own worst enemy, themselves. With unorthodox coaches at the helm and so much at stake for these student athletes, the drama is certainly high and you’ll have a lot of fun separating the players you’re rooting for with those you’re hoping the coach kicks off the team.

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