There are new sporting documentaries and series dropping just about every week on streaming services and just to be clear, we’re not complaining. But it’s certainly a challenge keeping track.
So on that note, we’re doing the hard work for you — compiling a running list of everything that has dropped, or is coming.
Sporting documentaries released in 2023
Netflix has once again been the leading producer of sports-related content worth a watch, with Prime Video also getting involved frequently. The other content locations include, of course, Disney+ and Stan Sport.
So let’s get into our full list of 2023 sporting documentaries, starting with what Netflix has.
Sporting documentaries on Netflix
Netflix is the king of sporting documentaries at the moment, thanks — for the most part — to the hugely successful Formula One: Drive To Survive series.
Break Point 2: Part 2 of the tennis docuseries. Coming June 2023.
Untitled FIFA World Cup series: A docuseries following the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Coming winter 2023.
Quarterback: Netflix’s foray into NFL kicks off with a docuseries following three of the league’s quarterbacks — including the iconic Patrick Mahomes.
At Home with the Furys: An inside look into the life of boxing heavyweight Tyson Fury and his chaotic family. Coming 2023.
Sunderland ‘Til I Die 3: The third instalment in one of Netflix’s first docuseries, following the drama and football of Sunderland Football Club. Coming 2023.
Untitled David Beckham series: Coming late 2023.
Untold: Volume 3: The third season of Netflix’s sports documentary series, in which each episode follows a new, untold sports story from the 2007 NBA betting scandal to the 1983 America’s Cup.
Six Nations: A behind-the-scenes look, as one of rugby’s most prestigious international tournaments unfolds in the northern hemisphere. It’ll feature six major nations that are all involved with the World Cup, so the Six Nations in early 2023 bared even more meaning than usual.
Sporting documentaries released elsewhere
Stephen Curry: Underrated: An inside look at the life and career of NBA legend Steph Curry. Coming July 21, 2023.
Show Me the Money: A behind-the-scenes look the AFL’s brutal and unforgiving off-field world of list management, as agents and key stakeholders take fans into boardrooms and living rooms to unpack Trade Period and the AFL Draft.
Ultimate Fighter: The Ultimate Fighter is one of ESPN’s most influential broadcasts, having been instrumental in growing the popularity of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) through the 2000s. This one is particularly spicy; Conor McGregor takes on the role as a coach on the newest season of the reality series.
Welcome to Wrexham S2: The second season of Disney+’s docuseries on Wrexham FC, the football club owned by Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. Coming late 2023 to Disney+.
Bill Russell: Legend A docuseries that follows the life of NBA star Bill Russell, including footage from his personal archive. Coming late 2023.
Untitled Lewis Hamilton documentary: If you’ve already binge-watched every season of Netflix’s Drive to Survive and still haven’t quite quenched your F1 thirst, you’re in luck because Apple TV+ is working on its own Lewis Hamilton documentary. He’s an enigmatic, interesting and unique individual, not to mention one of the best Formula 1 drivers of all time — so this should be must-watch.
New releases to keep an eye on
Hard Knocks (NFL Films):
Muscles to Mayhem:
We Are Newcastle United:
Kalvin Phillips: The Road To City:
Shaun White: The Last Run