Anyone else a fan of these great documentaries?
If so whats you top 3? If you're a sports fan and haven't watched these do yourself a favour and watch them! Here's the full list.
o Fernando Nation Cruz Angeles
o Kings Ransom Peter Berg
o The Band That Wouldn't Die Barry Levinson
o Small Potatoes: Who Killed the USFL? Mike Tollin
o Muhammad and Larry Albert Maysles
o Without Bias Kirk Fraser
o The Legend of Jimmy The Greek Fritz Mitchell
o The U Billy Corben
o Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. The New York Knicks Dan Klores
o Guru of Go Bill Couturie
o No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson Steve James
o Silly Little Game Adam Kurland and Lucas Jansen
o Run Ricky Run Sean Pamphilon and Royce Toni
o The 16th Man Clifford Bestall, Morgan Freeman, and Lori McCreary
o Straight Outta L.A. Ice Cube
o June 17th, 1994 Brett Morgen
o The Two Escobars Jeff Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist
o The Birth of Big Air Jeff Tremaine, Johnny Knoxville, and Spike Jonze
o Jordan Rides the Bus Ron Shelton
o Little Big Men Al Szymanski
o One Night in Vegas Reggie Rock Bythewood
o Unmatched Lisa Lax & Nancy Stern Winters, Hannah Storm
o The House of Steinbrenner Barbara Kopple
o Into the Wind Steve Nash and Ezra Holland
o Four Days In October Major League Baseball Productions
o Once Brothers NBA Entertainment
o Tim Richmond: To the Limit Rory Karpf
o Marion Jones: Press Pause John Singleton
o The Best That Never Was Jonathan Hock
o Pony Excess Thaddeus D. Matula
There are so many that are of award winning calibre it's hard to choose my favourites. My top three so far -
1. "Into the wind" - The story of Terry Fox, a canadian who decides to run across Canada on practically one leg to raise money for cancer. This one was a real tearjerker and an absolute inspiration.
2. "Once brothers" - This one was about the friendship of Vlade Divac and Drazen Petrovic. I could relate to this one. Basketball was huge in Australia around this time and I was living in a area full of Croatians. Heaps of kids had his number 3 jersey. When he died everyone was shocked. Drazen was an assassin on the court.
3. "The two Escobars." - The story of Andreas and Pablo Escobar and how the drug cartel help raise Columbian soccer into a powerhouse in Latin America. It eventually lead to there downfall.
This one is just chilling, I didn't know so many Columbians held Pablo in such high esteem. I will be surprised if this doc doesn't win an award of some kind.
Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs The Knicks, The trial of Allen Iverson, The U and Four Days in October deserve a mention too.
I'm not even a fan of Baseball but any story about a team kicking New Yorks butt makes me happy.