’30 For 30′ is a unique documentary series by ESPN covering various aspects of sports. The series began airing in 2009 in order to commemorate the 30th anniversary of ESPN. Each season has a total of 30 documentaries, and all of them deal with American sports. The documentaries are eye-opening accounts into the lives and careers of some of America’s most famous sporting icons like Muhammad Ali and Michael Jordan. If you enjoy watching such docu-series, then you have come to the right place. Here’s the list of best shows similar to ’30 for 30′ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these series like ’30 for 30′ on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
9. Sunderland Till I Die (2019)
A soccer team’s identity completely depends on its fans. This is probably the core message this Netflix original documentary series tries to put forward. The series is set during the time when the club gets relegated from the English Premier League and plays their first season in the Championship, or the second division of England’s domestic soccer’s structure. The highs and lows of the season and the dedication of fans who continued supporting the club becomes the central theme of the series. We follow the team as they start their journey in the second division, and even after a positive start, succumb under the pressure because their squad lacks the required depth. The series received huge critical acclaim, with reviews saying that it perfectly manages to capture the relationship the club shares with its supporters.
8. Last Chance U (2016-2018)
A unique docuseries which gives us a peek into the world called college football, ‘Last Chance U’ focuses on the East Mississippi Community College team and their coach Buddy Stephens. Many of the players of this team were not able to boost their careers because of the violation of rules and encounters with the law. Thus they re trying once again to win a collegiate trophy and add some excitement in their lives. We also focus on how these players are not only concentrating on the game but also their studies. The college has appointed academic advisor Brittany Wagner to help them in this regard. In the third season, the focus shifts to the Independence Community College in Indiana, but the show continues with a similar structure.