• Hoop Dreams is perfect viewing in NBL finals season. (SBS On Demand)Source: SBS On Demand
You don't have to break a sweat to watch these engrossing movies and feature documentaries that celebrate the beauty of sport. Now streaming at SBS On Demand.
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Staff writers

27 Feb 2020 - 3:19 PM  UPDATED 27 Feb 2020 - 3:21 PM

It's NBL finals season and you can catch the action live and in HD on SBS Viceland and On Demand

How to watch NBL finals LIVE on SBS
WATCH every minute of the 2019-20 NBL finals series LIVE, FREE and in HD on SBS VICELAND, or stream live via SBS On Demand.

If you need an adrenaline rush before the players take to the court, we've got you covered. 

FEATURE DOCUMENTARIES

Hoop Dreams

M
USA, 1994
Director: Steve James
What's it about?
Shot over five years, this riveting classic documentary follows two African American teenagers who hope to become college basketball players and make it in the NBA. The talented duo dream of using their sporting achievements as a way to escape the drug addiction, poverty, and violence within their inner-city Chicago environment – and to improve the lives of their families. Universally acclaimed ever since its release in 1994, Hoop Dreams is essential viewing any time of year.

Hoop Dreams ★★★★ ½ review

 

MOVIES SET IN THE WORLD OF SPORT  

Tour De Force

France, 2017
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Language: French
Starring: Bouli Lanners, Clovis Cornillac
What's it about?
Like millions of others worldwide, 40-year-old Francois Nouel is a Tour de France fan. When his marriage crumbles, he decides live his dream of participating in the race, in this 'Big Chill' style ride. Alone at first, others quickly join him, inspired by the challenge he has embraced. The obstacles are many, but as he overcomes them one by one, word of his exploits spreads. When all seems lost, when there’s nothing left to hope for, Francois resolves to go on to the bitter end... has his moment finally come? 

Tour de Force (2013).

Save Your Legs!

M
Australia, 2012
Genre: Comedy
Language: English
Director: Boyd Hicklin
Starring: Brenton Thwaites, David Lyons, Stephen Curry, Brendan Cowell, Damon Gameau
What's it about?
In a desperate bid to wind back the clock and cling to his childhood dreams, Teddy (Stephen Curry) leads his best mates and their cricket club on an tour of India.

 

Offside

PG
Iran, 2006
Genre: Comedy
Language: Farsi
Director: Jafar Panahi
What's it about?
Tehran, and possibly the whole of Iran, is galvanised by a match to be played at the Azadi stadium between Bahrain and Iran, the victor of which will qualify for the World Cup. Although women are banned from watching, a number, undeterred, attempt to buy tickets and enter disguised as men. Half a dozen of them are apprehended and delivered into the hands of the authorities, in this case a group of soldiers more interested in the match and their approaching leave than in the women's misdemeanour. Similarly, most of the women are feisty, and manage to give the soldiers as good as they get. Meanwhile, the game commences, and captors and captives all find themselves caught up in the excitement. Filmed during the actual Iran versus Bahrain match in Tehran in 2005.

‘Offside’.

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