Boxing films are hit with a fierce uppercut in this clever, genre-tweaking documentary about the training regimen and sparring contests of Oxford University students who step out of the ivory tower and into the boxing ring to settle matters with their Cambridge rivals. In underlining the freedom to not care about failing, or about what other people think, Blue Blood paints a winning portrait of the spirit of the underdog. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
On a tiny Caribbean island with an incredible baseball legacy, a scrappy band of boys and their determined coach dream of winning the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Having previously defeated such baseball powerhouses as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic to go to the World Series in the last seven consecutive years, the boys hope they can pull it together to go for an eighth shot at the championship. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
More money, more problems. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes end up broke within a few years of retirement. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Bernie Kosar, Keith McCants, and Andre Rison, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. | Read MoreSports and Documentary
It's the pop fly that will live in infamy. When Chicagoan Steve Bartman fatefully deflected a foul ball in Game 6 of the 2003 NLCS, the city's long-suffering Cubs fans found someone new to blame for their cursed century without a World Series title. Oscar®-winning director Alex Gibney explores the psychology of die-hard sports fans, the frightening phenomenon of scapegoating, and the hysteria that turned mild-mannered Bartman into the most hated man in Chicago.
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This insightful and provocative documentary charts the lives of some of America’s heaviest hitters—including Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, and Bernard Hopkins—as they seek to break out of poverty via one of the few outlets available. Bert Marcus skillfully weaves their personal histories and gripping footage from their biggest bouts to explore the meaning of the American dream in a society increasingly fragmented between rich and poor. | Read MoreDrama, Sports, Documentary, Returning Filmmaker, First Time Filmmaker
It's a long, strange trip when two homesick brothers-one of whom has muscular dystrophy-decide to drive from Los Angeles to Pittsburgh on a learner's permit at the end of the 1972 baseball season for the chance to see Roberto Clemente get his 3000th hit. Based on a true story. Featuring Ray Liotta. Ages 10+ | Read MoreDrama and Sports
Actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá También) steps behind the camera for this heartfelt documentary about the life and career of his countryman, Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez, considered one of the sport's--and Mexico's--all-time greats. Luna follows Chávez through the final bouts of his career, even as he proudly passes the torch of boxing to his son.
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At the height of the Cold War, Katarina Witt became one of East Germany’s most famous athletes, winning six European titles, four world championships and back-to-back Olympic gold medals. Known as “the most beautiful face of socialism,” she earned unique benefits in East Germany but also constant surveillance from the Stasi, the notorious secret police force. The Diplomat chronicles Witt’s courageous fight for her future at home before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Sports, Documentary