Sport Documentaries

Athlete A
A disturbing and illuminating account of the Olympic women's-gymnastics sexual-abuse scandal examines how the culture of winning at all cost encouraged a cover-up of crimes.

The Battered Bastards of Baseball
In 1973, baseball lover and actor Bing Russell, father of Kurt Russell, starts an independent, single-A team composed of players that no one else wanted.

Diego Maradona
Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centres on the personal life and career of the controversial football player Diego Maradona who played for SSC Napoli and Argentina in the 1980s.

The Eagle Huntress
Aishol-pan, a 13-year-old girl, trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries.

Hoop Dreams
Everyday, William and Arthur travel 90 minutes each way from Chicago to St. Joseph High School, a white suburban school known for its basketball programme. They dream of NBA stardom, and with the support of their close-knit families, they battle the social and physical obstacles that stand in their way.

I Am Ali
Muhammad Ali's own audio journals, friends, family and fellow boxers provide insight into the extraordinary life and legendary career of the pugilist.

Kim Swims
New Zealand native Kimberley Chambers faces her greatest challenge when she attempts a record-breaking 48 kilometre swim off the coast of San Francisco.

My Octopus Teacher
After years of swimming every day, Craig Foster meets an unlikely teacher: a young octopus who displays remarkable curiosity. Visiting her den and tracking her movements for months on end he eventually wins the animal’s trust and they develop a never-before-seen bond between human and wild animal.

Palio
Twice a year, the Italian city of Siena hosts the oldest horse race in the world: the Palio. This documentary follows two rival jockeys as they prepare to compete in the dangerous but lucrative race.

The Price of Gold
The Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan saga captured the attention of the world 20 years ago. How much did Harding know?

Senna
Ayrton Senna becomes a three-time Formula One racing champion and Brazil's national hero before his untimely death at age 34.

The Speed Cubers
This documentary captures the extraordinary twists and turns in the journeys of Rubik's Cube-solving champions Max Park and Feliks Zemdegs.

Surfwise
Forsaking a traditional home life, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz and his wife raise their large brood in a 24-foot camper and spend their time surfing.

Team Foxcatcher
With never-before seen home video, this film recounts the paranoid downward spiral of John E. du Pont and the murder of Olympic wrestler Dave Schultz.

The Two Escobars
A look at how the lives of Colombian footballer Andres Escobar and drug lord Pablo Escobar were intertwined, and the mysterious events that lead to Andres' death.

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