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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'SPORTS'
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IVERSON

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Zatella Beatty
  • Country: USA
Iverson is the ultimate legacy of NBA legend Allen Iverson, who rose from a childhood of crushing poverty in Hampton, Virginia, to become an 11-time NBA All-Star and universally recognized icon of his sport. Off the court, his audacious rejection of conservative NBA convention and unapologetic embrace of hip hop culture sent shockwaves throughout the league and influenced an entire generation. Told largely in Iverson's own words, the film charts the career highs and lows of one of the most distinctive and accomplished figures the sport of basketball has ever seen. | Read More
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary
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KASSIM THE DREAM

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Kief Davidson
  • Country: USA
Kassim "The Dream" Ouma went from Ugandan child soldier to world champion boxer. In this gripping tale of survival and determination, Kassim proves that even against all odds, a man can achieve his dreams and turn tragedy into inspiration. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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KEEP SURFING

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Björn Richie Lob
  • Country: Germany
This kinetic and fast-paced documentary will put you right on the Eisbach in the heart of Munich, where river-surfing was invented 35 years ago. Stunningly shot with cameras literally on the surfboards, you can sense the exhilaration as they take to the water. With cameos by surfing legends like Nick Carroll and Kelly Slater, Keep Surfing will make you want to hit the waves! | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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KICKING IT

  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 98 minutes
  • Directed By: Jeff Werner and Susan Koch
  • Country: USA
All athletes are invested in the games they play, but none more than those in Kicking It, a look at the 2006 Homeless World Cup. For these guys, it's about more than national pride. Narrated by Colin Farrell. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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KLITSCHKO

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Directed By: Sebastian Dehnhardt
  • Country: Germany
Six-foot-six Ukrainian brothers Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko emigrated to Germany to begin careers in heavyweight boxing in 1996, and the sport was never the same. After a 15-year reign over the ring, they made history in 2008, becoming the first brothers in the sport to hold world titles at the same time. Through an engaging mix of candid interviews and absorbing fight footage, Klitschko offers a captivating glimpse into the makings of these champion boxing brothers. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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KNUCKLEBALL!

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Annie Sundberg and Ricki Stern
  • Country: USA
This classic sports story recounts the trials and triumphs of two of the best known knuckleball pitchers in the MLB: Tim Wakefield, a Red Sox veteran who recently announced his retirement after 19 years, and R.A. Dickey, an up-and-comer with the Mets looking to make a name for himself. This energetic documentary from the directors of Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work deconstructs the controversial and erratic knuckleball style. | Read More
Female Director(s), Sports, Documentary
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KOBE DOIN' WORK

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 83 minutes
  • Country: USA
With unprecedented access and utilizing 30 cameras, Spike Lee brings the audience onto the court with superstar Kobe Bryant as his Lakers battle the Spurs in a game with major playoff implications. Through pre-game prep, fast breaks, team huddles, and post-game interviews, it's just another day at the office for one of the NBA's best. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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KORAN BY HEART

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 77 minutes
  • Directed By: Greg Barker
  • Country: USA and U.K.
The world's preeminent Koran-recitation competition takes place each year in Cairo, drawing Muslim children from as far as Tajikistan and the Maldives to perform in front of a panel of prominent judges. Following these talented youngsters from their intense preparation regimes through the rigorous rounds of the tournament, Koran By Heart is both an inspirational competition film and an engaging survey of the unique experiences of Muslim children throughout the world. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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LAST PLAY AT SHEA

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Directed By: Paul Crowder
  • Country: USA
The intersecting histories of a stadium, a team, and a music legend are examined in a documentary that charts the ups and downs of the New York Mets and the life and career of Long Island native Billy Joel, the last performer to play Shea Stadium. Set to the soundtrack of Joel's final Shea concerts, Last Play interweaves personal Joel interviews with exclusive concert footage—featuring guests like Tony Bennett and Roger Daltrey. | Read More
Sports, Documentary, Music
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LENNY COOKE

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Benny Safdie and Joshua Safdie
  • Country: USA
In 2001, Lenny Cooke was the most hyped high school basketball player in the country, ranked above future greats LeBron James, Amar’e Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony. A decade later, Lenny has never played a minute in the NBA. In this quintessentially American documentary, filmmaking brothers Joshua and Benny Safdie track the unfulfilled destiny of a man for whom superstardom was only just out of reach. | Read More
Sports and Documentary
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