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.
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
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
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
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
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?
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
This entertaining film chronicles the 1980s trend of "The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling," which elevated its female grapplers to star status.
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
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
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
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
Injuries ruined New York Yankee pitcher Chien-Ming Wang's brilliant career. Starring:Chien-Ming Wang
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
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