Best Sports Documentaries

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1 Baseball

Year: Rating: Length:
1994 NR 1140 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 9.73

Cast: John Chancellor, Daniel Okrent and Ossie Davis

2 Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson

Year: Rating: Length:
2004 NR 214 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 9.49

Cast: Jack Johnson, Keith David and Samuel L. Jackson

3 Hoop Dreams

Year: Rating: Length:
1994 PG-13 170 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 9.46

Cast: William Gates, Arthur Agee and Emma Gates

4 Endless Summer, The

Year: Rating: Length:
1966 PG 95 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 9.25

Cast: Robert August, Michael Hynson and Lord 'Tally Ho' Blears

5 Lost Son of Havanna, The

Year: Rating: Length:
2009 NR 102 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 8.06

Cast: Carlton Fisk, Peter Gammons and George McGovern

6 Hitman Hart: Wrestling with Shadows

Year: Rating: Length:
1998 R 93 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.97

Cast: Bret Hart, Owen Hart and Brian Pillman

7 Murderball

Year: Rating: Length:
2005 R 85 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.94

Cast: Joe Soares, Keith Cavill and Mark Zupan

8 When We Were Kings

Year: Rating: Length:
1996 PG 89 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.94

Cast: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman and Don King

9 Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S Women's Soccer Team

Year: Rating: Length:
2005 NR 77 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.88

Cast: Liev Schreiber, Mia Hamm, Brandi Chastain, Julie Foudy, Michelle Akers

10 Dogtown and Z-Boys

Year: Rating: Length:
2001 PG-13 91 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.85

Cast: Sean Penn, Jay Adams and Tony Alva

11 Life and Times of Hank Greenberg, The

Year: Rating: Length:
1998 PG 90 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.85

Cast: Reeve Brenner, Hank Greenberg and Walter Matthau

12 Go Tigers!

Year: Rating: Length:
2001 R 103 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.85

Cast: Dave Irwin, Ellery Moore and Joe Paterno

13 Mantle

Year: Rating: Length:
2005 NR 58 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.82

Cast: Mickey Mantle, Maury Allen, Mel Allen

14 Endless Summer 2, The

Year: Rating: Length:
1994 PG 109 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.76

Cast: Patrick O'Connell, Robert 'Wingnut' Weaver and Robert August

15 This Old Cub

Year: Rating: Length:
2004 NR 86 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.76

Cast: Ron Santo, Dennis Farina, Dennis Franz

16 Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos

Year: Rating: Length:
2006 PG-13 97 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.73

Cast: Pelé, Giorgio Chinaglia and Matt Dillon

17 Flint Star

Year: Rating: Length:
2003 NR 89 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.7

Cast: Eddie Robinson, Mateen Cleaves, Jeff Grayer, Justus Thigpen Sr. and Charlie Bell

18 Spaceman: A Baseball Odyssey

Year: Rating: Length:
2006 NR 70 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 7.09

Cast: Bill Lee, Fred Lynn and Dan Shaughnessy

19 4192: The Crowning of the Hit King

Year: Rating: Length:
2010 NR 115 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 6.31

Cast: Marty Brennaman, Tony Perez and Pete Rose

20 Highway Gospel

Year: Rating: Length:
2010 NR 90 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 6.3

Cast: Jaret Belliveau, Craig Jackson

21 Harvey's Wallbangers: The 1982 Milwaukee Brewers

Year: Rating: Length:
1982 NR 70 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 6.3

Cast:

22 Dem Bums: The History of the Brooklyn Dodgers

Year: Rating: Length:
2000 NR 75 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 6

Cast: Roy Campanella, Pee Wee Reese, Duke Snider, Gil Hodges, Jackie Robinson

23 Change Up

Year: Rating: Length:
2002 NR 46 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 5.88

Cast: Alex Sosa, Rafael Rodríguez, Margarita Durán

24 Knuckleball!

Year: Rating: Length:
2012 93 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 0

Cast: Tim Wakefield, Dave Lennon, Roger Angell

25 Whistle, The

Year: Rating: Length:
2013 R 16 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 0

Cast:

26 Ballplayer: Pelotero

Year: Rating: Length:
2011 NR 77 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 0

Cast: Jean Carlos Batista, Miguel Angel Sano, John Leguizamo

27 Manny

Year: Rating: Length:
2014 PG-13 88 mins.

S.I.M Rating: 0

Cast: Jimmy Kimmel, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao

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