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Last updated January 19, 2021

30 for 30: You Don't Know Bo Poster

30 for 30: You Don't Know Bo

2012 | NR | 4.3 out of 5 Stars

A close look at two-sport athlete Bo Jackson and the creation of a legend. Even without winning a Super Bowl or World Series, Bo will forever be known as a cultural icon and one of the most famous athletes of all time.
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Undefeated

2011 | NR | 4.2 out of 5 Stars

Cinéma vérité tackles football in this inspirational profile of an inner-city Memphis high school football team, whose downtrodden players combine with a dedicated volunteer coach in a valiant effort to reach the school's first-ever playoff game.
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30 for 30: The Best That Never Was

2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Universities nationwide lobbied hard to sign highly touted football prospect Marcus Dupree in 1981. But as this ESPN sports doc reveals, his vast promise never materialized due to injuries, lax discipline and the weight of outsized expectations.
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30 for 30: Pony Excess

2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

This final installment in ESPN's 30 for 30 series examines the saga of Southern Methodist University's football program, whose glory days ended when the discovery of illegal recruiting violations brought SMU the NCAA's dreaded "Death Penalty."
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The Longshots

2008 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

When plucky 11-year-old Jasmine Plummer becomes the Pop Warner League's first female quarterback, she raises eyebrows in her small Illinois town -- until she takes her team to the brink of gridiron glory.
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30 for 30: The U

2010 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

Some conflicting social forces and dubious recruiting practices transformed The U -- the University of Miami's football team -- into a nationwide powerhouse in the 1980s and beyond, as their coach stirred up controversy by seeking out black players.
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The 5th Quarter

2010 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

In the wake of a car crash that killed his 15-year-old brother, Luke, football player Jon Abbate returns to Wake Forest University with renewed purpose and leads his struggling team to its most successful season ever.
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All Things Fall Apart

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

50 Cent stars as gifted college running back Deon in this touching drama. Deon's world turns upside down when an unexpected crisis jeopardizes his professional ambitions -- and causes him to look at himself and his life in a new way.
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30 for 30: Roll Tide / War Eagle

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

It's Alabama vs. Auburn at the Iron Bowl in this program that takes you on an unpredictable journey through the history of bad blood that runs between these two football programs -- told by the fans, the schools' Hall of Fame icons and others.
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The Marinovich Project

2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Todd Marinovich was molded by his father to be an athlete from birth, and Marv Marinovich believed his strict systems would sculpt his son into a top quarterback. But along with the pursuit of perfection came increasingly intense pressure.
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The Last Fall

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Pro football player Kyle Bishop was a rising star when everything changed, forcing him into retirement when he should be hitting his peak. With his dreams of gridiron glory forever shattered, Kyle tries to start life over at the age of 25.
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30 for 30: Ghosts of Ole Miss

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In 1962, the University of Mississippi erupted in violence over integration and swelled with pride over an unbeaten football team. Mississippi native Wright Thompson explores the tumultuous events that continue to shape the state decades later.
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30 for 30: Run Ricky Run

2010 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Peek under the helmet of enigmatic pro football player Ricky Williams with this documentary that tackles the talented running back's tumultuous career, including his failed drug tests, early retirement, stint playing in Canada and return to the NFL.
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Triumph of the Heart

1991 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

A poignant story in the mode of "Brian's Song" and "Something for Joey". This is the tale of Ricky Bell, an all-pro running back with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who died of a rare muscle disease in the prime of his career.
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Head Games

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This incisive documentary reveals how, with more than 1 million sports-related concussions occurring in the United States every year, athletes, doctors and coaches are paying closer attention to the long-term damage resulting from collision sports.
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Brian's Song

2001 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

In this remake of the Emmy-winning 1971 tearjerker, the friendship of Chicago Bears running backs Brian Piccolo and Gale Sayers gets them through difficult times -- especially when Piccolo is stricken with terminal cancer.
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SEC Storied: Croom

2012 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Narrated by Terrence Howard, this film chronicles Sylvester Croom's journey to become the first African American head football coach in the Southeastern Conference -- an honor he received when he was hired by Mississippi State in 2004.
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30 for 30: Straight Outta L.A.

2010 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Rapper, director and actor Ice Cube explores how the Los Angeles Raiders influenced both the turbulent culture and the emerging local hip-hop scene of South Central L.A. after moving to the city in the 1980s.
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Radio

2003 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

A small-town high school football coach (Ed Harris) befriends a developmentally disabled man (Cuba Gooding Jr.) nicknamed "Radio," who has always been the target of jokes and teasing, in this heartwarming drama based on the real-life experiences of James Robert Kennedy. Although their friendship raises eyebrows at first, Radio's growth under the coach's guidance ultimately inspires the local townsfolk to think differently about being different.
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30 for 30: Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL?

2009 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

In the 1980s, U.S. football fans were dazzled by the prospect of seeing pro football games virtually year-round, when the upstart United States Football League launched its inaugural springtime season. This documentary tells the story of the USFL.
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30 for 30: Broke

2012 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Documentarian Billy Corben examines the harsh realities behind the flashy careers of professional athletes, the majority of whom will go bankrupt soon after retirement due to poor judgment, medical problems, greedy hangers-on and plain old bad luck.
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Brian's Song

1971 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

This Emmy-winning drama focuses on the friendship between Chicago Bears fullback Brian Piccolo and running back Gale Sayers, which becomes a mutually motivating gridiron rivalry and inspiring strength when Piccolo is diagnosed with cancer.
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30 for 30: The Dotted Line

2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock goes behind the scenes to see what it takes to make it in the cutthroat world of sports agents, following key names in the NBA, NFL and MLB. Spurlock also examines recent scandals that have plagued college sports.
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Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story

1988 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

This is the true story of Los Gatos (California) high school football coach Charlie Wedemeyer. At 31, onetime football pro Wedemeyer is living the American dream; a winning team, a happy marriage and public adulation.
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Truly Everlasting

2012 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

An NFL star becomes a sports commentator following a career-ending injury, and winds up in a twilight zone between love and hate after reconnecting with his childhood adversary. Trask Maxwell (Kenny Rogers) was a gridiron giant when his entire career went up in flames. Determined to persevere, he moves back to his hometown in Houston, and begins working in the media. All is well until Trask reconnects with Felicia Madaris (Mikki Marbra), a girl who made his life a living hell before blossoming into an irresistible beauty. Now, Trask can't shake the suspicion that Felicia is only after his money. But just when the eligible bachelor thinks he's got it all figured out, he finds that he may have been a bit too quick to judge
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