Top 5 sports documentary shows like 'Quarterback'

Top 5 sports documentary shows like 'Quarterback'

As Netflix's Quarterback illustrates, the best sports docuseries portray the passion, dedication, and skill involved in pro and amateur athletics. These docuseries explore the unique stories of athletes and coaches, delving into the struggles, successes, and motivations of the people that make sports so enjoyable to watch.

They provide an intimate look at the world of sports from a human perspective, highlighting the raw emotion and dedication that it takes to compete at the highest levels.

Quarterback is an American streaming television documentary series developed for Netflix. It follows the story of former NFL quarterback. The series also looks at the role of race in football and how it affects the way the sport is experienced by players and fans.

This series was developed by NFL Films in partnership with Netflix, and it was produced by NFL Films, 2PM Productions, and Omaha Productions.

5. All or Nothing: Manchester City

All or Nothing: Manchester City series was narrated by Sir Ben Kingsley, who grew up in Salford, Greater Manchester. In the series, English Premier League side Manchester City's progress was charted through their 2017–18 season

Series is now streaming on Prime Videos.

4. Sunderland 'Til I Die

Sunderland 'Til I Die is a sports documentary series which has received positive reviews from critics and fans. The first series documents Sunderland's 2017–18 season which saw the club playing in the EFL Championship.

The show is now streaming on Netflix.

3. EmpowHER (2021–)

The New York Jets and Nike launched a league for female high school football players in New Jersey in 2021, inspiring the creation of EmpowHER. Like Quarterback, EmpowHER provides NFL fans with a fresh take on the sport.


In contrast to the length of most sports documentaries, each episode of EmpowHER can be seen in only 5 to 15 minutes, making it ideal for binge watching on the New York Jets' official YouTube page.

2. The Last Dance (2020)

The Last Dance series aired on ESPN from April 19 to May 17, 2020 which  revolves around the career of Michael Jordan, with particular focus on the 1997–98 season.

The series won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards.

The series is available on ESPN (US) and Netflix (International) to watch.

1. Breaking Point (2023–)

Breaking Point story revolves around,

"Two teenage brothers with an exceptional gift for breakdancing, but at enmity towards one another since the accidental death of their mother, try-out together for the British breakdancing team set to compete in the World Championships."

The series is streaming on Netflix.

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