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The best sports docs and films to watch!

The best sports docs and films to watch!

  

Fill your boots with the best of the action available on Prime Video, Netflix and more

By Virgin TV Edit

It isn’t just live sport that has the power to make the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

 

Whether it’s exclusive documentaries that give you the inside track or fist-pumping cinematic blockbusters, here are the best sporting documentaries and movies to watch now…

 

One-off documentaries

 

Andy Murray: Resurfacing

Andy Murray: Resurfacing

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

From serious injury problems to his gruelling efforts to get back on court, track Murray’s long and painful road to recovery from 2017 to 2019. Prepare to be awestruck.

 

Building Jerusalem

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

There’s plenty of mud, sweat, and tears in this fascinating look at English rugby’s transformation from the amateur era to 2003’s World Cup triumph.

 

One Night In Turin

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Narrated by Gary Oldman, this shows how England’s against-the-odds run to the 1990 World Cup semi-finals shaped the nation’s current relationship with football.

 

Icarus

Find it on Netflix

Film-maker Bryan Fogel wanted to make a documentary about doping in sports, but a chance meeting with Russian scientist Grigory Rodchenkov took him in a new direction – and bagged him an Oscar for Best Documentary Feature.

 

The Class Of 92

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

They were the young lads at the heart of the most glorious period in Manchester United’s history. This acclaimed documentary film tells the story of David Beckham, Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and the Nevilles in their own words.

 

Make Us Dream

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Whether you worship him or think Frank Lampard was better, this portrait of Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard is an emotionally charged ride that delivers the goods.

 

Gascoigne

Find it on Netflix

There’s only one Paul Gascoigne. This documentary pulls no punches in profiling a footballer who has created as many headlines off the pitch as on it.

 

Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager

Find it on Netflix

A heartfelt look at the life and career of the former England, Barcelona, and Newcastle United manager. There won’t be another like him.

 

Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets Of Success

Find it on Netflix

One of football’s greatest ever managers reveals how he made Manchester United a global powerhouse both on and off the pitch.

 

The Dawn Wall

Find it on Netflix

Don’t like heights? Then stay well away from this white-knuckle documentary about two free-climbers and their attempt to conquer all 3000 feet of El Capitan in California.

 

When Snooker Ruled The World

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Featuring contributions from some of the sport’s greatest stars, take a look at how snooker became one of the most unmissable sports of the 1980s.

 

Davis V Taylor: The ’85 Black Ball Final

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Over 18.5 million people tuned in to watch Dennis Taylor take on Steve Davis in the nail-biting 1985 World Snooker Championship final. This is the story of one of British sport’s most gripping chapters.

 

Gareth Thomas: HIV And Me

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

Former rugby star Gareth Thomas shares his story of being diagnosed with HIV and how he is trying to change attitudes towards the condition in this powerful documentary.

 

Doddie Weir: One More Try

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

After being diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2016, ex-rugby international Doddie Weir made it his mission to find a cure. Join the charismatic Scot on his inspiring journey.

 

Docuseries

 

All Or Nothing: Manchester City

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City were a class apart during the 2017-18 season. Discover how Pep Guardiola and his players did it in this candid docuseries.

 

All Or Nothing: New Zealand All Blacks

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Get up close and personal to one of sport’s most iconic institutions, as they navigate one of the toughest periods in their recent history.

 

All Or Nothing: Brazil National Team

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Think the beautiful game and you think Brazil. Follow the team’s attempt to win the 2019 Copa America on home turf with a truly gripping behind-the-scenes series.

 

The Test: A New Era For Australia’s Team

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Go inside the Australian cricket team’s locker room for an unprecedented look at how they rose from a cheating scandal that rocked the sport to Ashes glory.

 

Take Us Home: Leeds United

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Follow all the ups and downs at one of English football’s most famous clubs, as they attempt to win promotion back to the Premier League. This is Leeds we’re talking about, so expect a bumpy ride.

 

Inside Borussia Dortmund

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Head behind the scenes at this German footballing giant, reliving the club’s thrilling 2018-19 season in the process. Fantastisch!

 

The Last Dance

Find it on Netflix

The epic story of Michael Jordan’s career with the Chicago Bulls is expertly told over ten compelling episodes. Even if basketball isn’t your thing, you’ll still be swept up by the drama. Read more about it here

 

First Team: Juventus

Find it on Netflix

Thanks to unprecendented access, witness one of football’s most famous clubs aim for a seventh consecutive Serie A title and the UEFA Champions League.

 

Killer Inside: The Mind Of Aaron Hernandez

Find it on Netflix

From professional American football player to convicted murderer, Aaron Hernandez is the subject of a true crime series that explores his rise and fall.

 

Maradona In Mexico

Find it on Netflix

Unpredictable Argentine football legend Diego Maradona becomes manager at struggling Mexican side Dorados de Sinaloa. What could possibly go wrong?

 

Cheer

Find it on Netflix

Follow the Texas-based Navarro College Bulldogs Cheer Team as they prepare to compete in the National Cheerleading Championship. Trust us, this death-defying series will have you on the edge of your sofa.

 

Formula 1: Drive To Survive

Find it on Netflix

From the producer of Senna and Amy comes this emotional, high-octane insight into the lives of Formula 1’s teams and drivers.

 

Sunderland ’Til I Die

Find it on Netflix

This docuseries isn’t just about Sunderland’s bid to return to the Premier League. It’s also about how a football club is rooted in the DNA of a community like nothing else.

 

Last Chance U

Find it on Netflix

Troubled young American footballers are given a shot at redemption in this dazzling docuseries with a big heart – but are they ready to seize the opportunity?

 

OJ: Made In America

Find it in Catch Up > Channels > BBC iPlayer

How did OJ Simpson go from American football superstar to murder suspect? Explore the whole fascinating story with director Ezra Edelman’s Oscar-winning docuseries.

 

Movies

 

The Wrestler

Mickey Rourke in The Wrestler

Find it in Apps & Games > Prime Video

Mickey Rourke gives an Oscar-winning performance as a veteran pro wrestler who can’t let go of the glory days.

 

Blades Of Glory

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Ice-skating rivals Will Ferrell and Jon Heder are forced to team up if they want to reach the Winter Olympics in this laugh-out-loud comedy.

 

United

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David Tennant, Dougray Scott, and Jack O’Connell star in this poignant drama about the tragedy and triumph of Manchester United’s “Busby Babes” team of the 1950s.

 

Borg Vs McEnroe

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The rivalry between contrasting tennis superstars Björn Borg (Sverrir Gudnason) and John McEnroe (Shia LaBeouf) is brilliantly brought to life in this ace drama.

 

I, Tonya

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Margot Robbie gives it her all as Tonya Harding, the controversial US ice skater who was accused of sabotaging rival Nancy Kerrigan, in this Oscar-winning drama.

 

Moneyball

Find it on Netflix

Based on a true story, Brad Pitt and Jonah Hill are among the Hollywood big-hitters in this drama about a baseball coach’s unconventional – and pioneering – method of assembling a new team.

 

The Fighter

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A boxer (Mark Wahlberg) tries to emerge from the shadow of his troubled older brother (Christian Bale) in a knockout drama from director David O Russell that picked up two Oscars.

 

Eddie The Eagle

Find it on Netflix

Taron Egerton hits the slopes as plucky British skier Michael “Eddie the Eagle” Edwards in a charming biopic that also stars Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken and Jim Broadbent.

 

Rush

Find it on Netflix

Buckle up for a high-speed blockbuster from director Ron Howard that shines a light on the intense rivalry between chalk and cheese Formula 1 drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl).

 

How to watch Amazon Prime Video with Virgin TV

Prime Video is available to all Virgin TV customers with a V6 box, powered by TiVo®. Simply sign up to Amazon Prime Video via their website, and you can log in on the box. And because Prime Video is fully integrated into TiVo®, you can search without even going into the app. Just select Search & Discover from the Home menu and type in the name of the show or movie you’re after.

 

How to watch Netflix with Virgin TV

If you have a TiVo® box or Virgin TV V6 box, powered by TiVo®:

 

Press home on your remote

Select Apps & Games

Select All Apps 

Select Netflix

 

If you’re already a Netflix subscriber, you can also access the app through Search & Discover or by pressing Red on channel 204. Just sign in with your existing login and start watching. And you’ll only have to log in the first time you use it. 

 

If you’re new to Netflix, then you’ll need to subscribe to use the app. The easiest way to do this is by going to netflix.com/virginmedia. You can also subscribe using the Netflix app in Apps & Games.

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