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The 25 Greatest Sports Documentaries of All Time

14. Undefeated

Year: 2011
Director(s): Daniel Lindsay, T.J. Martin
Synopsis: An all-access look at a Memphis, TN, high school football team's 2009 season, during which they competed against other schools, inner turmoil, and financial woes.
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The winner of last year's Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, is proof that resonant characters and honest emotions can trump familiarity—even more so if those characters are real-life people.

Directed with non-intrusive, observational clarity by first-time documentarians Daniel Lindsay and T.J. Martin, Undefeated follows the Manassas Tigers, a high school football team in Memphis, TN, coached by a great man named Bill Courtney. Over the course of one particularly dramatic season, the Tigers achieve excellence both on the gridiron and off, despite many negative forces

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