This section covers everything from Muhammed Ali biopic 'When We Were Kings' to wannabe basketballer epic 'Hoop Dreams'. Here you will also find Leni Riefenstahl's ode to the Berlin Olympics 'Olympiad' and a veritable treasure chest of extreme sports and surfing documentaries, notably those of Warren Miller and Bruce Brown. If armchair sports are your thing, get comfy...

Touching the Void (2003)

Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: Nicholas Aaron, Richard Hawking, Joe Simpson, Simon Yates

The remarkable true story of mountain climbers Joe Simpson and Simon Yates is the focus of this harrowing docudrama. In 1985, the fearless pair sets o... Read more

When We Were Kings (1996)

Director: Leon Gast
Starring: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Muhammad Ali and George Foreman's Rumble in the Jungle, the 1974 heavyweight championship fight that suddenly turned Zaire into the temporary sports a... Read more

Hell on Wheels (2004)

Director: Pepe Danquart, Werner Schweizer
Starring: Rolf Aldag, Andreas Kloden, Alexander Winokurow, Erik Zabel, Steve Zampieri, Lan...

This documentary celebrates the 100th anniversary of the most well-known cycle race in the world - the Tour de France. Focusing primarily on two Germ... Read more

Sherpa (2015)

Director: Jennifer Peedom

We are unlikely ever to tire of the spectacle of Everest as pure wilderness, even if, before the terrible events of May, tales of adventure tourists c... Read more

Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

Director: Stacy Peralta

Narrated by Sean Penn, this exhilarating documentary focuses on the world of skateboarding as exemplified by the Z-Boys, a group of ex-surfers who too... Read more

A State of Mind (2004)

Director: Daniel Gordon

North Korea's Mass Games bring together over 80,000 peformers to create a mind-boggling spectacle of dance, gymnastics and music in honour of their le... Read more

The Endless Summer II (1994)

Director: Bruce Brown
Starring: Robert Weaver, Pat O'Connell, Robert August

This sequel to Bruce Brown's original cult hit presents another unforgettable surfing experience from the gigantic surf off Oahu's North Shore to a ma... Read more

Step into Liquid (2003)

Director: Dana Brown

This documentary profiles surfers and surfing locations all over the world, including the monstrous waves of Oahu's North Shore, the Gulf shores of Te... Read more

A Sunday in Hell (1976)

Director: Jorgen Leth

One of the most incredible road-cycling documentaries ever made is this chronicle of the 1976 Paris-Roubaix race. Featuring insights into the top com... Read more

Crystal Voyager (1972)

Director: George Greenough
Starring: George Greenough, Richie West, Nat Young

This legendary surfing film features music by Pink Floyd and G. Wayne Thomas and many segments were actually shot from a surfboard. Read more