Three Sports Documentaries For You To Watch This Week

Liam Godinho
By Liam Godinho
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Man On Wire

Given that it's the anniversary of Philippe Petit's high-wire walk between the Twin Towers on 7 August 1974, it's only appropriate that we share the 2008 Oscar-winning documentary about the feat. The film document's Petit's preparations and execution of the illegal stunt, featuring re-enactments, modern day interviews and photos. A brilliant film (100% 'fresh' from 151 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes), if you haven't already seen it, you really should. And if you have, watch it again.

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Pumping Iron

1977 bodybuilding docudrama focusing on the 1975 Mr Universe and Mr Olympia, in particular the competition between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lou Ferrigno. The film that launched bodybuilding as a mainstream sport and the Governator's career.

Isle of Man TT: A Dangerous Addiction

Once considered the most prestigious motorcycle race in the world, the Isle of Man TT still attracts riders from around the world. Racing at high speeds on roads built for everyday use, almost 150 people have been killed since the first race in 1907. Yet still more people come every year, to test their mettle on the course.

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