Sport Documentaries and Films

Sport Documentaries and Films

With schools closing and some having closed already as a result of COVID-19 we thought we would compile a list of sport documentaries and films, that could be used to support home learning in physical education.

Of course our preference would be to encourage children and young adults to be active during this unprecedented time, but it may not always be possible, in such cases a sporting documentary or film could provide the stimulus to reflect upon sport, sportsmanship, individual journeys, the sports industry and life more broadly.

Physical Education and Sport Movies

This is by no means a complete list please comment below and add your suggestions. Just a note of caution however, please view the film and check its appropriateness for your classes prior to recommending viewing. To help you determine their appropriateness their rating is including below.


  • Eddie the Eagle
  • Zion
  • Antoine Griezmann: The Making of a Legend
  • First Team: Juventus
  • Basketball or Nothing
  • Little Miss Sumo
  • The short Game
  • Ronaldo


  • Moneyball
  • Friday Night Lights
  • Coach Carter
  • Swimming with Men
  • Joshua – Teenager Vs. Superpower
  • Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager
  • Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story
  • Speed Is My Need


  • The Fighter
  • High Flying Bird
  • Talladega Nights
  • Break Point
  • Icarus
  • Katie
  • The Dawn Wall


  • Rooney: The Man Behind The Goals
  • #Rucker50


  • Ice Guardians


  • Inversion
  • Q Ball
  • Ronnie Coleman: The King
  • Hope: One in a Billion
  • Sir Alex Ferguson: Secrets of Success
  • Eddie – Strongman
  • Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story
  • Iron Cowboy
  • Beyond All Boundaries
  • The Carter Effect

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