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The coronavirus pandemic has put a halt to virtually all live professional sports. With nothing else to watch, most fans are left with a sports-viewing void that they’re looking to fill.

Luckily, there are plenty of extraordinary documentaries you can now watch on streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. So whether you’re interested in Formula One, competitive cheerleading in America or want to learn more about NBA legend Michael Jordan, there is something for everyone.

1. The Last Dance

Trailer: "The Last Dance" 10-part documentary on Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

"The Last Dance," a 10-part docuseries that chronicles Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls' dynasty, will debut on April 19 on ESPN. Watch the extended trai...

ESPN’s Michael Jordan documentary “The Last Dance.” The 10-part documentary series provided an in-depth look at the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty through the lens of the final championship season in 1997-98. ESPN spoke to dozens of people close to the team and personalities who experienced the run, exploring all angles of the Jordan phenomenon. For more information, click here. 

2. Formula 1: Drive to Survive

Formula 1: Drive to Survive | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

From the producer of Amy and Senna this series goes one step further into the world of Formula 1 as we meet the families, the teams and the drivers behind th...

Formula 1: Drive to Survive is a documentary series produced in collaboration between Netflix and Formula One to give an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the drivers and races of the 2018 and 2019 Formula One World Championships.

3.  Cheer

Cheer | Official Trailer | Netflix

The stakes on the mat are high, but for these cheerleaders, the only thing more brutal than their workouts and more exceptional than their performances are t...

This gripping docuseries on Netflix follows the ups and downs of Navarro College’s competitive cheer squad as they work to win a coveted national title.  For more information on what to expect, click here. 

4. QB1: Beyond The Lights

QB1: Beyond the Lights Trailer

COMING 2/15 on go90 Rated Red Presents "QB1: Beyond The Lights" A true story of high school football in America told through the eyes of the nation's top qua...

This riveting series follows three star high school quarterbacks as they play their final season before moving on to Division I college football. After you watch it, find out where the stars are now. 

5. All or Nothing: NFL

All or Nothing: The Philadelphia Eagles - Teaser Trailer | Prime Video

Season five of the Emmy Award-winning sports documentary series All or Nothing, an Amazon Original series produced by NFL Films, will premiere on Friday, Feb...

All Or Nothing is an access-all-areas, behind-the-scenes documentary series on Amazon Prime Video that gives viewers an insight into what goes on behind the scenes in an NFL team over the course of a season. For more information, click here. 

6. Hoop Dreams

Hoop Dreams - Trailer

Two ordinary inner-city Chicago kids dare to reach for the impossible-professional basketball glory-in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a f...

Hoop Dreams is a 1994 American documentary film that follows the story of two African-American high school students in Chicago and their dream of becoming professional basketball players. This acclaimed documentary was shot over the course of five years. For more information, click here.

7. The Least Expected Day: Inside the Movistar Team 2019

The Least Expected Day: Inside the Movistar Team 2019 Intro

Intro of Movistar's Netflix documentary series El Día Menos Pensado. Music: Tom Rosenthal - Go Solo

The Least Expected Day is a sports documentary on Netflix that follows the 2019 season of Movistar, a Spanish team, as it sets its sights on the three biggest races on the cycling calendar — the Grand Tours. For more information, click here. 

8. When We Were Kings

WHEN WE WERE KINGS TRAILER 1996

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This Oscar-winning documentary chronicles the story of the “Rumble in the Jungle” between George Foreman and Muhammad Ali. You can watch it on Amazon Prime Video here. 

9. Coming soon: The Man In The Arena

Man in the Arena: Tom Brady | Official Trailer | ESPN

Coming in 2021, Man in the Arena: Tom Brady is a 9-episode series that will focus on Brady's first-hand account of the most iconic moments of his NFL career,...

ESPN will air nine-episode series, similar to “The Last Dance” documentary series, with each episode covering one of Tom Brady’s, the ex-New England Patriots quarterback, nine Super Bowl runs. For more on what to expect, click here.

10. Sunderland ‘Til I Die

Sunderland 'Til I Die | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix

Football is more than just the beautiful game to the city of Sunderland. When support and passion transcends the pitch it makes or breaks a community. SUBSCR...

 

This sports documentary series on Netflix documents the events around English football club Sunderland A.F.C. during their 2017–18 season which saw them relegated from the EFL Championship. To read a review, click here. 

Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat