30 For 30

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  • TV-G
  • 2009
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.8  (5,085)

This sports documentary series takes a look at some of the biggest stories in sports in the years between 1979 and 2009. Stories covered include the trade of Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan's foray into baseball, and the Baltimore Colts' move to Indianapolis. The series was produced in honor of the 30th anniversary of ESPN in 2009.

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Dream On, Part 3
17. Dream On, Part 3
June 15, 2022
The U.S. women's Olympic basketball team chases gold at the 1996 Atlanta Games, dominating the competition, winning the tournament, and spearheading the successful launch of the WNBA a year later.
Dream On, Part 2
16. Dream On, Part 2
June 15, 2022
The U.S. women's Olympic basketball team goes on a 52-game barnstorming tour across four continents, to train for the 1996 Games and also promote the popularity of women's basketball ahead of the launch of the WNBA after the Olympics.
Dream On, Part 1
15. Dream On, Part 1
June 15, 2022
After the U.S. women's basketball team disappoints with a bronze medal at the 1992 Olympics, USA Basketball puts together a new team of veterans, young stars, and an unforgiving coach, giving them more than a year to prepare to chase gold in '96.
The Greatest Mixtape Ever
13. The Greatest Mixtape Ever
May 31, 2022
Directed by Chris Robinson (“Shooting Stars,” “ATL”) and Set Free Richardson, the documentary examines how 1990s streetball and the And1 Mixtape transformed basketball culture at large.
Shark
12. Shark
April 19, 2022
A profile of professional golfer Greg Norman, and how his legendary career was shaped by a stunning collapse (from a 6-shot lead) in the final round of the 1996 Masters.
The Tuck Rule
11. The Tuck Rule
February 6, 2022
Chronicling the controversial "tuck rule" decision in a 2001-2002 Raiders-Patriots playoff game that keyed Tom Brady's first postseason win and helped launch a dynasty under coach Bill Belichick. Raiders DB Charles Woodson discusses the play with Brady, with additional interviews with referee Walt Coleman, and others from the game. Directed by Ken Rodgers and Nick Mascolo.
Once Upon a Time in Queens - Part 2
10. Once Upon a Time in Queens - Part 2
September 15, 2021
Part 2 of 2. Chronicling the 1986 World Series-champion New York Mets, a colorful team marked by dominance and demons. Interviews include Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra and more. Directed by Nick Davis.
Once Upon a Time in Queens - Part 1
9. Once Upon a Time in Queens - Part 1
September 14, 2021
Part 1 of 2. Chronicling the 1986 World Series-champion New York Mets, a colorful team marked by dominance and demons. Interviews include Keith Hernandez, Darryl Strawberry, Dwight Gooden, Mookie Wilson, Lenny Dykstra and more. Directed by Nick Davis.
Breakaway
8. Breakaway
July 13, 2021
WNBA superstar and activist Maya Moore was one of the best basketball players in the world when she stepped away from the sport for a remarkable reason: to fight for a man she believed was wrongly imprisoned. In 2019, after four WNBA championships, two Olympic gold medals, a WNBA MVP award, three All-Star MVPs, and a scoring title, Moore decided to take a sabbatical from basketball at the age of 29 to devote herself full-time to working for the release of a man named Jonathan Irons, who was wrongly convicted of burglary and assault and sentenced to 50 years in prison
Al Davis vs. the NFL
7. Al Davis vs. the NFL
February 4, 2021
Former Raiders owner Al Davis and former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle were two of the most influential figures in the history of pro football. And for a quarter of a century, their long-running feud was a central storyline in the NFL's evolution into the most popular and successful league in sports. Beginning in the 1960s when Rozelle was the NFL's young commissioner and Davis led the rival AFL, and continuing through the 1980s when Davis waged a lawsuit against the league to allow him to move the Raiders from Oakland to Los Angeles, the two titans were constantly and very publicly at odds. This is the story of the colorful battle between Davis and Rozelle"as told by the two men themselves, their spirits "recreated" using deepfake technology.
The Infinite Race
6. The Infinite Race
December 15, 2020
Documenting the marathon-running feats of the indiginous Tarahumara tribe of Northern Mexico as they attempt to overcome external threats of nearby drug cartels and diminishing crops. Director Bernardo Ruiz focuses on an annual 50-mile race from 2015, the Ultra Maratón Caballo Blanco in Urique, which Oakland-born runner Micah True started to help preserve and celebrate the Tarahumara heritage.
The Life And Trials Of Oscar Pistorius
5. The Life And Trials Of Oscar Pistorius
September 27, 2020
A series of (originally just 30) documentary films on sports stories from ESPN's first 30 years (1979-2009). Subjects were selected by top filmmakers, including Barry Levinson, Morgan Freeman, Ron Shelton, Albert Maysles, Frank Marshall and Ice Cube.
Long Gone Summer
4. Long Gone Summer
June 14, 2020
Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa reflect on the 1998 baseball season in which they ignited the passion of fans and non-fans alike in a thrilling home-run race that soared past Roger Maris's 37-year-old single-season record. Directed by AJ Schnack.
Be Water
3. Be Water
June 7, 2020
An intimate look at the complex and seismic journey of film and martial arts icon Bruce Lee, as told through his family and friends. Directed by Bao Nguyen.
Lance - Part 2
2. Lance - Part 2
May 31, 2020
Part 2. An in-depth look at the rise and fall of cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won seven straight Tour de France titles before being implicated in one of sport's largest doping scandals. Extensive interviews with Armstrong are featured by director Marina Zenovich.
Lance - Part 1
1. Lance - Part 1
May 24, 2020
Part 1. An in-depth look at the rise and fall of cyclist Lance Armstrong, who won seven straight Tour de France titles before being implicated in one of sport's largest doping scandals. Extensive interviews with Armstrong are featured by director Marina Zenovich.
Description

This sports documentary series takes a look at some of the biggest stories in sports in the years between 1979 and 2009. Stories covered include the trade of Wayne Gretzky, Michael Jordan's foray into baseball, and the Baltimore Colts' move to Indianapolis. The series was produced in honor of the 30th anniversary of ESPN in 2009.

30 For 30 is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (124 episodes). The series first aired on October 6, 2009.

Where to Watch 30 For 30

30 For 30 is available for streaming on the ESPN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch 30 For 30 on demand at Disney+, Amazon, Vudu, FuboTV, ESPN+, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    October 6, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    8.8  (5,085)