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Shows like Cheer: Inspirational Shows about Young Athletes

For fans of Last Chance U and Cheer, this list rounds up some of the best documentary and reality shows featuring young athletes in a wide range of sports, teams that unify communities, inspirational coaches, backstories of underdogs you can't help but root for, the thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat.

30 for 30 Sports Documentaries

Bill Simmons said you get a great documentary when "you pick a story that hasn’t been fully explored yet, you throw yourself into it and you make it sing," and these documentaries sing by pairing great directors with passion projects about sports history. As a bonus, we've thrown in some other ESPN documentaries.

Going Pro: High School and College Sports Documentaries

Although pros make the big money, the greatest sports stories often take place on the fields of high schools and colleges around the country.

Baseball Documentaries

Let's play ball! These baseball documentaries have hit it out the park, real diamonds!