Sports documentaries: All the best shows you can watch if you’re missing sport

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has caused many major sporting events to be cancelled or postponed. But if you still need to absorb some sports content, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video have a host of documentaries available to fans.

A Netflix and/or Amazon Prime account is needed to watch the shows but both services offer the first month for free to new customers signing up.

The documentaries can be streamed via mobiles, tablets, computers, smart TVs and games consoles.

Here, Express Sport has compiled the best documentaries to watch in the absence of sport.

Sunderland ‘Til I Die

There are two seasons of this fly-on-the-wall feature showing what goes on behind the scenes at Sunderland and the club’s relationship with its fans.

The first season follows the Black Cats through the 2017/18 campaign as the club suffers their second successive relegation to League One.

The newly-released second season documents Sunderland’s bid to return to the Championship.

Formula 1: Drive to Survive

Formula 1’s highly-anticipated docuseries landed early in 2019 on Netflix.

Charting the 2018 campaign, fans get an in-depth look at how teams and drivers prepare for Grand Prixs.

The second season dropped earlier this year.

Andy Murray: Resurfacing

This Amazon Prime film follows Andy Murray’s recovery from a chronic hip injury.

Fans get an up-close look at his life, his family and his team as he fights to get back on the court.


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The English Game

This six-part Netflix drama looks at football’s growth to become a game for the masses.

Set in the 19th century, the show closely follows the journey of Fergus Suter, who was widely recognised as the first professional footballer.

All or Nothing: All Blacks

Amazon Prime gives fans a rare behind-the-scenes look at the men’s New Zealand national rugby team.

The All Blacks have the highest winning record in the world of sports.

The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team

Amazon announced earlier this year that The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team, a new docuseries following the Australian Men’s Cricket Team would be coming to Prime Video.

The show offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at how one of the world’s best cricket teams fell from grace and was forced to reclaim their title and integrity.

First Team: Juventus

Netflix brings us two seasons of this docuseries showcasing Juventus’ bid for domestic and European glory.

The cameras spend time with players and coaches both on and off the pitch, giving fans a rare insight into one of the world’s biggest football clubs.


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All or Nothing: Manchester City

This fly-on-the-wall documentary can be found on Amazon Prime.

It follows City’s journey to Premier League glory during the 2017/18 season.

Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez

Netflix produced this three-part series studying the mind of Aaron Hernandez.

Hernandez went from behind an NFL star with the New England Patriots being a convicted murderer.

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