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...

Murderball (2004)

Director: Henry Alex Rubin, Dana Adam Shapiro
Starring: Joe Soares, Mark Zupan, Keith Cavill

Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the 2005 Oscars, and a worldwide festival hit, 'Murderball' is an inspiring, testosterone-fuelled look at th... Read more

Off the Edge (1976)

Director: Michael Firth
Starring: Blair Trenholme, Jeff Campbell

In 1970, New Zealander Mike Firth met American Jeff Campbell and Canadian Blair Trenholme while skiing in Val d'Isare, France. It proved to be a very... Read more

Olympia (1938)

Director: Leni Riefenstahl

A two-part record of the 1936 Berlin Olympics, highlighted by truly eye-popping cinematography, camera movement and editing. Leni Riefenstahl was inhi... Read more

On Any Sunday (1971)

Director: Bruce Brown
Starring: Steve McQueen, Mert Lawwill, Malcolm Smith

Academy Award nominated Bruce Brown ('The Endless Summer') highlights the intoxicating motorcycle race world filled with rugged road riders and the gr... Read more

On the Ropes (1999)

Director: Brett Morgen, Nanette Burstein
Starring: Harry Keitt, Tyrene Manson, George Walton, Noel Santiago

Special Jury Award Winner at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, "On The Ropes" is the compelling true story that follows the lives of three aspiring box... Read more

Once in a Lifetime: The Extraordinary Story of the New York Cosmos (2006)

Director: John Dower, Paul Crowder
Starring: Narrated by, Matt Dillon

In 1977, for one brief shining moment, the international football fraternity were all focused on a newly-created team in New York - the Cosmos. Media... Read more

One Man's Dream: The Britten Bike Story (2010)

Motorcycle enthusiasts the world over have always talked of designing the ultimate "Super" bike. New Zealander John Britten did more than talk about i... Read more

Overcoming (2005)

Director: Tomas Gislason
Starring: Bjarne Riis, Ivan Basso, Carlos Sastre, Michelle Bartoli

Focusing on the Danish team at the 2004 Tour de France, this documentary follows cycle guru Bjarne Riis as he tries to push his bikers to the limit in... Read more

Peking to Paris (2006)


In 1907, when the motorcar still had something to prove, the punishing Peking to Paris race was born of a casual dare in a Parisian newspaper. More t... Read more

Ping Pong (2012)

Director: Hugh Hartford

8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia. Terry (81) having been given a week... Read more