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The stories of Underdog. Forgotten footnotes in the history of sports. Best documentaries remind us that there's more to sports than boxing scores. These documentaries, which cover everything from baseball to wrestling to dog racing, not only show us the power of competition, but also why we compete in the first place. These are the best sports documentaries streaming to Netflix right now.

Icarus 2017


Icarus 2017

An American cyclist is plunging into a massive doping scandal involving a Russian scientist in his Oscar-winning film. The most wanted informant of Putin. Starring:Bryan Fogel, Grigory Rodchenkov




Senna 2010


Senna 2010

The fast-paced movie stars Ayrton Senna, one of the best drivers in the history of Formula One racing, and a hero in his native Brazil. Starring:Ayrton Senna, Alain Prost, Frank Williams




The Short Game


The Short Game

We are fiercely competitive players, eager to be champions on one of the toughest golf courses in the world. And they're still in high school.




The Carter Effect


The Carter Effect

Featuring Vince Carter, the eight-time NBA All-Star, this film takes a closer look at his effect on pop culture and the Canadian basketball scene. Starring:Vince Carter




Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story


Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story

An athlete dupes the world with his story of remarkable cancer recovery, becoming a sports hero and a beacon of hope, but can he conquer the truth?




Undefeated 2011


Undefeated 2011

An inspirational account of the inner-city high school football team's heroic effort to reach the school's first-ever playoff game. Starring:Montrail 'Money' Brown, O.C. Brown, Bill Courtney




GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling


GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling

This entertaining film chronicles the 1980s trend of "The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," which elevated its female grapplers to star status.




Team Foxcatcher


Team Foxcatcher

With a home video never seen before, this movie recounts the paradoxical downward spiral of John E. Du Pont and the killing of Olympic champion Dave Schultz




Ice Guardians


Ice Guardians

The film explores the contentious role of the "enforcers" of ice hockey, as well as the physical and mental price paid by the notorious tough guys in the game. Starring:Dave Brown, Brett Hull, Rob Ray




Being AP


Being AP

With his retirement staring in his face, an all-time-great jump jockey pursues his 20th consecutive title in his unrelenting quest for glory. Starring:Tony McCoy




Tyson 2008


Tyson 2008

In this surprisingly emotional film, heavyweight champion Mike Tyson analyzes the controversies surrounding his career and his tumultuous private life. Starring:Mike Tyson, Trevor Berbick




Late Life: The Chien-ming Wang Story


Late Life: The Chien-ming Wang Story

Injuries ruined New York Yankee pitcher Chien-Ming Wang's brilliant career. Starring:Chien-Ming Wang




At All Costs


At All Costs

The fascinating film examines how the high-profile world of Amateur Athletic Union basketball has professionalized youth sports in America. Starring:Parker Jackson Cartwright, Gabe York




The Hurt Business


The Hurt Business

Featuring legendary and up-and-coming MMA fighters, this documentary details the history of the brutal sport and the fighters' struggles and triumphs. Starring:Kevin Costner





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