Page 3 What is it that makes us want to watch the best documentaries on Netflix? The assembly of real-life footage interspersed with talking heads? A new outlook on a well-known topic? A human interest story wedged at the heart of something unusual? So, where exactly should you begin with your docco education?
With little in the way of actual sports to watch, you decide to watch a sports movie. We explored the offerings on Netflix, and emerged with these recommendations for the best sports films streaming on the site—a list that ranged from classics to new greats, smart films to gloriously dumb ones.
Mark Wahlberg stars as Mickey Ward, a prizefighter whose older brother—a washed up boxer played by an astonishingly good Christian Bale—saw his career derailed by addiction to crack cocaine. Their opposition was a dominant group of Soviet professional hockey players.
But under the guidance of coach Herb Brooks Kurt Russell , they became champions in this rousing film based on the U. But the act worked in Happy Gilmore, his golf comedy about a failed hockey player who takes his slap shot to the links in an effort to win enough money for his beloved grandma to keep her house.
Sure, why not. Williams and writer John Donnelly from his play of the same name. This biography does justice to the iconic runner, tracking him as he wins nine gold medals in sprinting.
The Benchwarmers The Benchwarmers is as dumb as it gets. Eric Lutz Eric Lutz is a writer in Chicago. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below.