Spectacular Sports Movies That’ll Save Your 2012 Olympics

In this digitally connected era, avoiding Olympic spoilers has become a Herculean feat in its own right. Rather than have the internet continue to soil your Olympic experience, lay off the facebook and twitter and dive into our list of Spectacular Sports Movies.

9,000 Needles
Having faced the confines of the American health care system, a forty year old stroke patient travels to Tianjin, China in search of the rehabilitation he needs. Directed by Doug Dearth.
Watch 9,000 Needles

Attempting to break his own world record in the sport of Freediving, New Zealander William Trubridge attempts to dive completely unaided to the bottom of the deepest blue hole in the world. Directed by Martin Khodabakhshian.

China Heavyweight
China Heavyweight follows the charismatic Qi Moxiang, a former boxing star and coach who recruits young boxing talent from poor farms and villages across Sichuan province. The best are sent to national training centers to become the next Olympians. Directed by Yung Chang.

SoCal skateboarder Josh “Skreech” Sandoval wanders the decaying suburban landscape of Southern California in search of love, booze, drugs and empty swimming pools in this brilliantly crafted documentary. Directed by Tristan Patterson.
Watch Dragonslayer

Documentary examining the savage world of bare-knuckle boxing and how the brutal fighting style is employed by members of Irish Traveller Clans to settle disputes. Directed by Ian Palmer.
Watch Knuckle

Pelada a documetary about the game of soccer and what it means in each country. Two graduates travel around the world to engage in the sport of pick-up soccer and expierence life along the way. Directed by Luke Boughen, Gwendolyn Oxenham, Ryan White and Rebekah Fergusson.
Watch Pelada

Racing Dreams
Documentary following three young racers as they compete in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series. Clocking speeds up to 70 mph, these kids chase the National Championship title and take one step closer toward their dream...NASCAR. Directed by Marshall Curry.

This award-winning documentary covers the life and career of Ayrton Senna, the Brazilian Formula One race car driver who died tragically in 1994 at the San Marino Grand Prix. Directed by Asif Kapadia.
Watch Senna

TT3D: Closer to the Edge
Shot in 3D, see why drivers continue to risk their lives in one of the most dangerous races on the planet in this blood pumping documentary. Directed by Richard De Aragues.

Win Win
Win Win Trailer: Struggling lawyer and part time high school wrestling coach Mike Flaherty (Paul Giamatti) crosses paths with a star athlete under sketchy circumstances in this comedy. Directed by Tom McCarthy.

History has not been kind to the Manassas Tigers. For over 110 years, the Tigers had been fodder to more privileged high schools and the Memphis based football team lacked a single playoff win in their school’s entire history. However, history never met coach Bill Courtney. Directed by Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin

The Wildest Dream: The Conquest of Everest
Biography of George Mallory, the first man to attempt a summit of Mount Everest, and Conrad Anker, the mountaineer who discovered Mallory's frozen remains on Everest 75 years later. Directed by Anthony Geffen.
Watch The Wildest Dream: The Conquest of Everest

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