Espn Films Original Movies
Here we collected the best movies from ESPN Films in order of popularity
The Real Rocky
Chuck Wepner is from New Jersey. He was abused by Sonny Liston, got his nose broken by Muhammad Ali, and inspired the movie "Rocky" which won three Academy Awards. After being left out of the "Rocky" ...
In 1992, a young filmmaker named Mike Tollin chronicled one season in the lives of the Morningside High basketball team in Inglewood, California. They were the defending state champions, and all five ...
An Immortal Man
Red Sox legend Ted Williams grew up in front of America during baseball’s golden age. He served his country as an ace fighter pilot in Korea and was the last man to ever hit over .400 for a season. Th...
Maya Moore was one of the best women's basketball players in the world when she stepped away from the sport in order to fight for a wrongly imprisoned man. A search for justice and a relationship that...
Four Falls of Buffalo
The Buffalo Bills were a team full of big personalities in 1989. The team known as "The Bickering Bills" ran a lot of infighting and had a lot of talent in their locker room. The Bills appeared in a r...
This documentary profiles the life and career of Pat Summitt, the NCAA's winningest basketball coach, who resigned from her post at the University of Tennessee in 2012 due to early-onset Alzheimer's d...
The Two Bills
Bill Belichick will one day join Bill Parcells in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. When the time comes, they'll have far more in common than a place in Canton-or a first name. The Two Bills, directed by...
President Franklin Delano Roosevelt once told the head of the Office of Strategic Services (precursor to the CIA), “Give my regards to the catcher.” The catcher was Moe Berg, who spent 15 seasons in t...
The 16th Man
Rugby has long been seen as a game for the white population in South Africa, and the country's success in the sport has been a source of Afrikaner pride. Nelson Mandela's new government began rebuildi...
No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson
A Kartemquin Films production for ESPN Films' critically acclaimed "30 for 30" series... On February 13, 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson entered a Hampton, Virginia ...
Tommy and Frank
An intimate, funny and compelling take on the unique relationship and shared legacy of Tommy John, the chatty Indiana lefty who won nearly 300 Major League games, and Dr. Frank Jobe, the unassuming L....
The Myth of Garrincha
Doctors told Mané Garrincha he was unfit to play pro soccer. He proved them wrong with two World Cups. Unfortunately, his life's story ended tragically. Still, people remember him as a legend.
Collision Course: The Murder of Don Aronow
In the 1980's, powerboat racing was to Miami what polo was to Palm Beach: a sport for the rich with an insatiable appetite for speed and adventure. To this day, the most famous brand names associated ...
From Harlem with Love
Tensions between the USSR and the United States were high in 1959, with the seemingly constant threat of nuclear war. Then some unlikely ambassadors stepped forward to clear all that away: the Harlem ...
26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story
Dewey Bozella’s life changed forever when he was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for a murder he did not commit. Throughout his 26 years behind bars, Bozella found strength and purpose through...
The Dotted Line
There is an in-depth look at what it takes to be a big-time agent in the fiercely competitive world of major league sports. The New York Mets' pitcher, Peter Greenberg and Eugene Lee, as well as their...
Unhittable: Sidd Finch and the Tibetan Fastball
In the spring of 1985, Sports Illustrated profiled the latest prospect of the New York Mets farm system: Sidd Finch, a Harvard dropout who spoke 10 languages, played the French horn, wore one hiking b...
When Pete Carroll took over the football program at USC after the 2000 season, the once-great Trojans were under siege. But thanks to his football knowledge, upbeat personality and recruiting skills,...
Arthur & Johnnie
In this exclusive first person account, Johnnie Ashe will relay this previously unknown chapter of his brother Arthur's legacy. Johnnie, five years Arthur's junior, returned from his first tour in Vie...
The Dominican Dream
In the early 1990s, the future of basketball belonged to a young Dominican immigrant named Felipe Lopez. Featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 17, Lopez's story is the ultimate pro...
The Irrelevant Giant
John Tuggle, the 1983 NFL draft's Mr. Irrelevant, was anything but irrelevant to legendary coach Bill Parcells. The normally tough and gruff coach will guide us on an emotional journey as he recounts ...
With his outsized personality and ferocious punches, Mike Tyson cast a commanding shadow over boxing in the 1980s and ’90s. Meanwhile, Evander Holyfield endured years of delay for the opportunity to t...
The High Five
It's the gesture most associated with celebration in sports, but few know the story of the high five---from its origins to the professional and personal decline of the man credited with its creation, ...
Play a Round with Me
In the 1980s, Jan Stephenson made a run to the top of the LPGA, with a golf game to win championships and a sex appeal that sparked controversy. She lived up the tour for nearly a decade with her colo...
Co-directed by Gentry Kirby and Erin Leyden, “Tommy” examines Morrison’s remarkable rise to the spotlight, followed by a stunning, confounding, and ultimately tragic fall. He was one of the best heavy...
Tose: The Movie
The late Leonard Tose was a genius and a fool, a saint and a sinner, but most of all the former owner of the Philadelphia Eagles was the man who took his team from the depths of the NFL all the way to...
The Last Days of Knight
The end of Bob Knight’s storied tenure at Indiana. The film will focus on Knight’s downfall at Indiana and an incident in which Knight allegedly choked former Hoosier Neil Reed. Knight was ousted from...
The Great Imposter
From 1979 to 1986, Barry Bremen, a Detroit-area novelty goods salesman, became known in the sports world as The Great Imposter. Playfully seeking the spotlight, Bremen posed as a player in the Major L...
Chile hosts a decisive World Cup qualifier at Santiago’s National Stadium just weeks after the stadium had been transformed into a concentration camp and killing field for opponents of Augusto Pinoche...
On Saturday, July 27, 1996, a terrorist’s bomb exploded in Centennial Olympic Park at the Atlanta Summer Games, killing two and injuring 111. The toll would have been far higher if not for security gu...
In the 1986 World Cup, Diego Maradona, the world's greatest football player, reached his apotheosis, redefining what is possible for one man to accomplish on a football pitch. His ability to take cont...
Clint Malarchuk was the "Cowboy Goalie." He grew up riding horses with a severe childhood OCD problem. He would ultimately go down in hockey history for suffering one of the most gruesome injuries in ...
Barbosa: The Man Who Made All of Brazil Cry
In a play that lasted only moments, goalkeeper Moacir Barbosa forever earned the title: The man who made Brazil cry. But of course, no man can be summarized by a single event.
The Good, The Bad, The Hungry
Two rivals address the years of animosity that defined their careers and their shared dream of achieving greatness on the world’s biggest stage: the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.
The world of women's sports was kicked upside down on July 10, 1999. Before a sold-out crowd of more than 90,000 at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif., and an estimated 40 million Americans watching on...
As a young girl Victoria Arlen truly had the world ahead of her. But at the age of 11, she began to suffer from an illness that baffled her doctors and kept Victoria locked in her own body.
Reggie Ho did not want to play football in college. He thought he would be a doctor like his father. He was a premed student at Notre Dame and didn't think much of football until he decided he needed ...
Mysteries of the Jules Rimet Trophy
The story unfolds like a great caper film, starting with a Nazi plan to steal the Rimet Trophy from Italy during World War II. Ottorino Barassi, a soccer official from Italy, is trying to protect a tr...
No Kin to Me
Rudy Macklin’s jersey is hanging from the rafters at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly, and for good reason: He is the school’s all-time leading rebounder. He carried the Tigers to the 1981 Final Four in P...
The Book of Manning
Explores the personal and professional life of former NFL and Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning and how the sudden loss of his father impacted his life and the way he and his wife Olivia raised thei...
One night in Durham, North Carolina, a rape accusation set fire to the reputations of three college athletes and their elite university. As the Duke lacrosse players grappled with their transition fro...
There was a tragedy at the stadium on April 15, 1989 in which 96 people were killed and 766 were injured. The film examines the ongoing efforts of victims' families to seek truth and justice, as well ...
On August 9, 1988, the NHL was forever changed with the single stroke of a pen. The Edmonton Oilers, fresh off their fourth Stanley Cup victory in five years, signed a deal that sent Wayne Gretzky, a ...
The Fab Five
Depicts the story of Jalen Rose and his other Fab Five teammates, Chris Webber, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson. Called by some “the greatest class ever recruited,” the five freshmen not only...