Our sports documentary panel

Assorted friends give us their top ten sports documentaries ever made

Updated: September 23, 2009, 11:05 AM ET
ESPN The Magazine

Bill Simmons (ESPN columnist)
1. Hoop Dreams
2. Pumping Iron
3. When We Were Kings
4. Bigger, Stronger, Faster
5. I'm from Hollywood
6. Murderball
7. What happened to Michael Ray?
8. The King of Kong
9. Black Magic
10. Once in a Lifetime: The Story of the New York Cosmos

Morgan Spurlock (filmmaker)
1. Baseball
2. Beyond The Mat
3. Hands on a Hard Body
4. Hoop Dreams
5. Pumping Iron
6. Surfwise
7. The King of Kong: A Fist Full of Quarters
8. A League of Ordinary Gentalmen
9. Tyson
10. When We Were Kings

Gary Belsky (ESPN The Magazine editor-in-chief)
1. Hoop Dreams
2. Pumping Iron
3. When We Were Kings
4. BlackMagic
5. Dogtown and Z-Boys
6. The Endless Summer (1 and 2)
7. Murderball
8. Once in a Lifetime: The Story of the NY Cosmos
9. Ring of Fire: The Emile GriffithStory
10. Beyond the Mat

Chuck Klosterman (cultural critic)
1. Hoop Dreams
2. The King of Kong
3. Ken Burns' Baseball: "2nd Inning (Something Like a War)"
4. One Day in September
5. Dogtown and Z-Boys
6. Harvard Beats Yale
7. Assault in the Ring
8. When We Were Kings
9. Heart of the Game
10. The Violent World of Sam Huff

Tom Rankin (director, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke)
1. Hoop Dreams
2. Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson
3. When We Were Kings
4. Unforgiveable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
5. Racetrack
6. Black Magic
7. Pumping Iron
8. Racing Dreams
9. Olympia
10. Murderball