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Pumping Iron

Pumping Iron

Arnold Schwarzenegger gained his first real notoriety outside body-building circles with this documentary about a group of men training for the Mr. Olympia contest. Arnold had already won the title five times before, and was training for his sixth victory before retiring to fully pursue his...

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7.25

Step Into Liquid

Step into Liquid (2003)

Writer-director Dana Brown -- whose dad, Bruce, helmed the classic surfing flick The Endless Summer -- follows in his father's footsteps and takes a 21st-century look at the sport, employing up-to-date cinematographic technology to bring the audience right into those monster waves. The film...

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6.00

The Endless Summer

The Endless Summer

Before there was sunscreen, high-tech wet suits, and corporate-sponsored surfing competitions, there was Bruce Brown, the original beach bum and the director of the greatest surf movie ever made, The Endless Summer. This 1966 documentary spurred a generation of surfers to devote their lives to...

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7.00

Riding Giants

Riding Giants

The set piece of this hyperbolic ode to surfing is Laird Hamilton's 2000 trip to Tahiti, where a monster wave provided the opportunity for what the movie portentously calls the most significant ride in surfing history. If you're inclined to regard the sport as important and its practitioners...

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8.67

Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World

Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World

Muhammad Ali: Through the Eyes of the World is a biographical documentary focusing on one of the greatest boxing champs to have ever fought in the ring. Despite his boastful nature (Ali is known for proud declarations such as "I am the greatest!"...

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8.88

NASCAR: The IMAX Experience

NASCAR - The IMAX Experience

Simon Wincer directs the 40-minute film NASCAR: The IMAX Experience. It includes interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, plenty of high-speed racing action, and multiple points-of-view created by remote control-operated IMAX 3D cameras mounted to the outside of race cars, as well as the...

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5.50

Touching the Void

Touching the Void

In 1985, two adventurous young mountaineers, Joe Simpson and Simon Yates, set off to climb the treacherous west face of the Siula Grande in the Peruvian Andes. They were experienced climbers, and climbed "Alpine-style," climbing the mountain in "one great push," without setting up ropes or...

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7.44

The Heart of the Game

The Heart of the Game

This fascinating documentary, reportedly filmed over seven years, focuses on Bill Resler, a University of Washington economics professor whose abiding interest in sports compels him to moonlight as coach for a girls' high school basketball team. Gradually, the energetic coach turns Roosevelt...

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6.75

When We Were Kings

When We Were Kings

Believe the hype. This much-praised documentary about one of the most famous boxing matches in history deserves every one of its accolades. Blending sports drama and biography with a touch of political analysis, When We Were Kings relates the who, when, where, and most importantly the why of...

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7.70

Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams

This much-celebrated documentary from 1994 follows the life of William Gates and Arthur Agee, two young Chicago basketball players who share the familiar dream of college scholarships and eventual NBA stardom. Pruned from 250 hours of footage, the riveting 3-hour film spans five years in the...

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6.75

Murderball

Murderball

Better known as Wheelchair Rugby, Murderball is a game created by quadriplegic athletes that is every bit as aggressive as the name would lead one to expect; played with bone-breaking intensity, a typical game of Wheelchair Rugby involves plenty of trash-talking, a few head-on collisions, and...

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8.00
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    • The Tax Free TourThe Tax Free TourWhere do multinationals pay taxes and how much? Gaining insight from...
    • War By Other MeansWar By Other MeansJohn Pilger and David Munro examine the policy of First World banks agreeing...
    • The CoveThe CoveThe Cove begins in Taiji, Japan, where former dolphin trainer Ric O’Barry has...
    • The Perfect VaginaThe Perfect VaginaWhat began as a wander through the wacky world of genital plastic surgery became...
    • Evolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. GodEvolution Vs. God is a documentary trying to challenge the theory of evolution....