Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 25

Thread: Best Sports Documentaries

  1. #1
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Pratters's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004

    Best Sports Documentaries

    The Best Sports Documentaries of All Time | Bleacher Report

    This gives 10 good documentaries. Do you have some other recommendations?

  2. #2
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Gone too soon
    I've only seen Once In A Lifetime & When We Were Kings from that list. Enjoyed the former more, tbh, because Ali has been slightly done to death as a subject by various filmmakers over the years.

    The story of the NY Cosmos & the NASL is a fascinating and largely forgotten one, until the docu redressed the balance. In the late 70s the Americans were playing fantasy football for real with the world's game; anyone who was anyone played over there.

    ITV did a rather good documentary on Brian Clough this year, called simply Clough, however my personal favourite was a 3-parter written & presented by the legendary football scribe Hugh McIlvaney called The Football Men. It focussed on the three Scottish managers who shaped British football in the second half of the 20th century: Bill Shankly, Jock Stein & Sir Matt Busby.
    Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "The PFA does not represent players when they have broken the law and been convicted on non-football matters."
    - Gordon Taylor in 2009 following Marlon King's release after a prison sentence for sexual assault & ABH

  3. #3
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    There lie they, and here lie we, Under the spreading chestnut tree
    Channel 4 did a very interesting series on football sometime in the last 5-8 years iirc, I can't remember what it was called, but they had some very good ones on Sven Goran Eriksson and Alex Ferguson.

  4. #4
    State Vice-Captain Francis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    The list is complete crap if only for the reason that they put 'Wrestling With Shadows' on it. The only thing that documentary is good for is demonstrating what a complete mark Bret Hart is for himself.

    I cringed when I saw the scene where Bret Hart is talking about how he'd prefer to see his character getting raped in the ring than lose to Shawn in Montreal. "I won't let them rape me."

    Biggest load of **** I've ever seen.

  5. #5
    RTDAS pasag's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Looking for milksteak
    Only seen Murderball and When We Were Kings, but both are fantastic.
    Rest In Peace Craigos

  6. #6
    Hall of Fame Member NUFAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Number 8 once in a lifetime is an excellent doco and it's the one I would have mentioned before seeing the list.

  7. #7
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    An Impossible Job is well worth a look. It's on Google video, actually.
    Quote Originally Posted by indiaholic View Post
    Ireland on the other hand are everything that is good and just and beautiful in this world.

  8. #8
    Hall of Fame Member Son Of Coco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Brisbane, Australia
    Have seen Dogtown and Z Boys and When We Were Kings from that list (was watching the latter on ABC when the planes hit the twin towers...came back from making dinner and thought "What the hell is this, I don't remember this part")

    Another really good sports documentary is 'The Other Final':

    "What is this what is this who is this guy shouting what is this going on in here?" - CP. (re: psxpro)

    R.I.P Craigos, you were a champion bloke. One of the best

    R.I.P Fardin 'Bob' Qayyumi

    Member of the Church of the Holy Glenn McGrath

    "How about you do something contstructive in this forum for once and not fill the forum with ****. You offer nothing." - theegyptian.

  9. #9
    Cricket Web Staff Member Burgey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    The Castle
    Haven't seen Unforgiveable Blackness, but if it's even a remotely well put together piece on Jack Johnson, it would be well worth a look.

    OT, but what are your favourite sports movies? There are so many, most of them are pretty diabolical. Excluding pure docos, I still think This Sporting Life is my all time favourite.
    Last edited by Burgey; 12-10-2009 at 05:04 PM.
    WWCC - Loyaulte Mi Lie
    "People make me happy.. not places.. people"
    "When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life." - Samuel Johnson

    "Hope is the fuel of progress and fear is the prison in which you put yourself" - Tony Benn

    #408. Sixty three not out forever.

  10. #10
    BARNES OUT dontcloseyoureyes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Coach Carter (H)
    The one, the only CW Black
    47.3 W Coppinger to Heads 
        Smacked the ball straight into the groin of Iwuajoku who has fallen over, 
        miraculously with the ball still caught in his scrotal area! Out!

  11. #11
    Global Moderator nightprowler10's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Madhouse on Madison
    Only documentary I've seen in recent times is the Bulls dynasty one, I thought it did a pretty decent job but it spans 6 DVDs so requires a bit of patience.
    Forever 63* at the SCG

  12. #12
    International Coach Ikki's Avatar
    Cricket Champion! Jackpot Champion!
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Death Queen Island
    I saw the Jack Johnson one... it is really long but pretty brilliant. He led an amazing life and it's a shame how forgotten he is. He really was an incredible boxer and person. I urge others to watch it and, if need be, in two sessions since it's almost 4 hrs long.

  13. #13
    International 12th Man blahblahblah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    As always, my room

    The name says it all, most inspirational doc featuring life of Senna

  14. #14
    Request Your Custom Title Now! Spikey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    All Glory To The Nev
    god hoop dreams is good

    Brad McNamara ‏@bbuzzmc
    Will say this once and then nothing else. Defamation laws quite clear in careful.

  15. #15
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend _Ed_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Auckland, Aotearoa
    I thought ESPN's 30 for 30 series was fantastic - particularly Charismatic.
    "30 for 30" Charismatic (TV episode 2010) - IMDb

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. The Indian Sports Thread
    By Pratters in forum General Sports Forum
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 12-09-2009, 07:39 AM
  2. SL Premier League Tournament (Season XIII-XIV)
    By Mr Mxyzptlk in forum CW Offseason Club Cricket
    Replies: 216
    Last Post: 16-05-2008, 06:37 PM
  3. Domestic cricket goes live on FOX SPORTS
    By Haddin in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 45
    Last Post: 16-05-2006, 08:28 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts