Best Sports Films On Netflix – April 2020
We’ve all been there… you spend 20 minutes trying to find something to watch something on Netflix before settling down for yet another episode of The Office.
However, you could be missing out on some of these gems from the sporting genre…
Stuck for something to watch?
Here’s our round-up of some of the best sports films on Netflix UK to watch right now – as well as our pick of the latest TV shows and documentaries focusing on sport…
Best Sports Films On Netflix UK Right Now
BOBBY ROBSON: MORE THAN A MANAGER
He was one of English football’s most legendary managers, and over a decade on from his death, this documentary from Gabriel Clarke and Torquil Jones offers a fascinating portrait of Bobby Robson and his unique career in football management. Some of the game’s leading figures provide insight into the man and his methods, including Pep Guardiola, Sir Alex Ferguson and Jose Mourinho.
Does sport have redemptive powers? This documentary aims to find out, focusing on the inmates of the San Quentin Warriors basketball team as they look to the power of sport to help shape a new path forward in life.
THE CARTER EFFECT
An essential watch for all basketball fans, this gripping documentary explores the impact of NBA ace Vince Carter and his impact on the sport in Canada. If you’ve ever wondered how one sports star can help put a team on a map, this covers all the bases.
THE GAME CHANGERS
It’s the sports documentary credited with changing thousands of diets around the world. The Game Changers sees James Wilks travel the world to find the truth about meat, protein and strength, talking to elite athletes to find out how plant-based diets can revolutionise performance. Its scientific claims have come under fire from some quarters, but it’s a thought-provoking watch.
How did the unfashionable Oakland Athletics rise from struggling no-hopers in 2002 all the way to the American League play-offs?
Moneyball explains all.
It follows the story of how visionary Billie Beane challenged conventional baseball wisdom by using stats and inspired scouting to unearth hidden gems to power Oakland to new heights. A film that gives hope to every supporter of an underdog side.
As we’ve seen time and again, F1 is not a sport for the faint-hearted – especially in the golden era of the sport in the 1970s.
This adrenaline-filled drama chronicles the intense rivalry between two of the sport’s biggest legends – the cocky James Hunt and the calculated Nicky Lauda. Exploring how the rivalry between the pair developed through the good times and bad, it’s a must watch even if you’re not a fan of motorsports.
THE DAWN WALL
Those of a nervous disposition might want to avoid this gripping rock-climbing documentary. It follows American duo Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson’s death-defying attempt to scale the 3,000ft Dawn Wall at Yosemite National Park. As thrilling as any drama, it’s worth staying put for the stunning scenery even if you’re scared of heights.
Finally, a must-watch for all boxing fans. Katie tracks the progress of one of Ireland’s current sporting heroes, boxing champion Katie Taylor.
It’s a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the commitment and drive any professional athlete needs to reach the top of their sport as it documents Taylor’s attempt to rekindle her career after a difficult year away from the ring.
An inspirational, no-holds-barred watch.
SUNDERLAND TIL’ I DIE
Series 1 delivered drama as gripping as the latest Hollywood thriller as Sunderland’s expected promotion push on their return to the Championship didn’t exactly deliver the fairy-tale script owners, staff and fans expected.
Series 2 picks up where the first series left us with Jack Ross the manager tasked with picking up the pieces as the club starts life in the depths of League One.
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