At a time when some of the biggest national football championships are coming back, nostalgia for sports couldn't be higher. Nevertheless, some won't be coming back and it will be a while until all sports competitions return to normality - and even then, matches will take place without a live audience. There has to be a way to fill this void that our passion is craving.
This feeling of missing sports runs across the whole sporting world, since everything is pretty much suspended: from football to tennis, from motor racing to cricket. To help you cope, we made a selection of the best sports documentaries available on streaming platforms.
Hoop Dreams (1994): HBO
Acclaimed as the godfather of sports docs, "Hoop Dreams" follows two young basketball players from Chicago, William Gates and Arthur Agee, for five years, beginning just before high-school all the way until college.
Icarus (2017): NETFLIX
Focusing on illegal doping enhancing performances, Bryan Fogel enters the world of amateur cycling where a wild — and frightening — turn happens as he stumbles upon one of the biggest scandals in Olympic history.
The Last Dance (2020): NETFLIX
Outlining the rise of the 1990's Chicago Bulls, led by Michael Jordan, “The Last Dance” looks at one of the most notable dynasties in sports history. Packed with unaired footage, it focuses in the 97-98 season.
Drive to Survive (2019): NETFLIX
This 10 part docu-series follows the FIA Formula One world closely and gives an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the drivers and races from the 2018 and 2019 Championships.
Free Solo (2018): HULU/DISNEY +
El Capitan is a 3,000-foot high wall of sheer rock in Yosemite National Park, and professional climber Alex Honnold climbed it in under four hours, alone and without any rope. No one had ever done that before - and you'll understand why when you see this documentary.
Murderball (2005): AMAZON PRIME
Of all the sports on Earth, only one is brutal, competitive, and exciting enough to earn the "murderball" label. This documentary takes viewers inside the fast-paced world of wheelchair rugby, better known as the so-called "murderball".
These are some of the best sports movies and docu-series ever made. We hope our suggestions help put your mind at ease for the absence of real competition, and we sure that watching this media will give strength to make a great comeback!
Soon we'll be able to get back to our normal lives and compete at the highest level, just as we did before. We at Move Sports are looking forward to October and we're already working at full-speed towards our tournaments: Portugal Rugby Youth Festival, Lisbon Football Youth Cup and Portugal Legends Handball Cup, all taking place in Lisbon this coming fall!