Binge-Worthy Sports Documentaries You Need to Watch Right Now

Binge-Worthy Sports Documentaries You Need to Watch Right Now


From David Beckham’s inspiring journey to Kurt Angle’s success story, these are the sports documentaries that should be on your watchlist today

For every sports enthusiast, there’s something undeniably mesmerizing about a well-crafted documentary. It’s the ultimate way to dive deep into the stories behind the games we love. If you’re in search of your next must-watch, here is our selection of the most engaging and recently released documentaries you simply cannot afford to miss. From the legends of the past to the emerging stars of today, these films capture the essence of sports like never before.

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On the 4th of October, Beckham finally hit the screens and allowed his fans to delve into the story of the former footballer‘s climb from the ranks of Waltham Forest under-12s to a name known in every household, highlighting the contributions from his family, former teammates, and the one and only Sir Alex Ferguson throughout his career. 

Under the direction of Fisher Stevens, this four-part Netflix series provides a profound insight into David’s world. From his candid reflections on still wrestling with the 1998 World Cup red card incident against Argentina to invaluable life lessons about the balance between spending and saving, this is a must-watch, whether you’re a fan or not.

Race to the Summit

Race to the Summit, a German documentary, focuses on the adrenaline-pumping world of speed mountain climbing, a sport that’s been gaining so much attention recently. Picture this: Alpinists go solo, racing up mountains at breakneck speeds. But remember, one wrong move, even by the most seasoned climbers, can lead to a potentially tragic outcome. This is where the story finds its core.

Also released on October 4th, this documentary streaming on Netflix pays homage to Swiss solo speed climber and alpinist Ueli Steck, with a spotlight on his rival, Dani Arnold. For the longest time, Steck reigned as the undisputed king of the climbing community, earning the moniker “The Swiss Machine” for his record-breaking feats. Amidst all the adrenaline and excitement, the series serves up thought-provoking questions, such as the worthiness of the dangers involved and the sacrifices required to claim the world’s top spot. If you plan to watch this, you definitely need to brace yourself for a gripping exploration of this high-stakes sport.


Randy Orton, John Cena, and Dave Bautista—names that resonate with our childhood memories. Yet, before they became WWE legends, these men embarked on journeys from humble beginnings. Released on September 13th, Wrestlers is a documentary that spotlights how and where our favorite wrestlers work to earn their stripes.

This docuseries by Netflix is your backstage pass to the Ohio Valley Wrestling Gym, a training ground for some of the wrestling world’s most renowned figures. Prepare to witness firsthand the grueling trials of the indie wrestling circuit, where every wrestler is pushed to the edge.


And finally, we come to Angle. Premiering on September 2nd, this series by Peacock is a deep dive into Kurt Angle’s journey to professional wrestling superstardom. It unveils the most memorable and tension-filled chapters of his professional career, including a severe neck injury and the murder of his coach, all against the backdrop of the 1996 Olympics.

The series also talks about Kurt’s biggest controversies, from incarceration to grappling with substance and alcohol addiction, and much more. In the face of all these adversities, it showcases his unyielding spirit, refusing to let his setbacks become his identity. It’s a narrative brimming with valuable life lessons that resonate for everyone, whether you’re an athlete or not.

Featured Image: DAVID BECKHAM (via Instagram)

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