What to watch during coronavirus isolation
The spread of the coronavirus has meant that many are now self-isolating at home.
With the lack of live football and sport, it’s time to consider the best football documentaries and movies to watch during quarantine.
Netflix, Amazon & YouTube: Best football documentaries & movie
Most of the quality content you’re going to want to watch is available on either Netflix, Amazon and YouTube.
But what can you do if you don’t have access to any of these platforms?
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With that said, here’s what you need to watch.
Sunderland ‘Til I Die (Netflix)
One of the breakout football docu-series in recent time has been Sunderland ‘Til I Die on Netflix.
Sunderland ‘Til I Die is an eight-part documentary detailing the fall of Sunderland from the Championship to League One.
The second season is due on April 1, 2020 in the UK and is likely to be even more popular than the first season.
Watch the trailer for the second season of Sunderland ‘Til I Die here:
Sunderland ‘Til I Die season 2 arrives on April 1st. Looking forward to finding out how this one ends… 🙃 pic.twitter.com/SEBYjgic6c
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) March 18, 2020
All or Nothing: Manchester City (Amazon Prime)
The 8-part fly-on-the-wall Amazon Prime series that allowed fans to witness the inner workings of Pep Guardiola’s regime at Man City.
Watch how Man City won the 2017-18 Premier League and became the first club to score more than 100-points in a season.
Inside Borussia Dortmund (Amazon Prime)
In 2018-19, Borussia Dortmund allowed Amazon Prime record their attempt to beat Bayern Munich to the Bundesliga title.
This is a 4-part mini-series that digs into the inner workings at BVB.
I.D. (Amazon Prime)
A classic football hooligan movie from the 1990s where undercover cops try to foil a gang at the fictitious Shadwell Town football club.
There’s Only One Barry Fry (YouTube)
Another classic from the football archives following a troubled 1996-97 season for enigmatic manager Barry Fry at Peterborough United.
Chester City: An American Dream (YouTube)
If you’re loving the dated football documentaries, then this is one not to miss.
Watch the craziness unfold as American Terry Smith went from working in the NFL to trying his hand at running Chester City.
One of his great ideas: to appoint three captains!
The Damned United (Amazon Prime)
Starring Michael Sheen, the film takes place during Brian Clough’s ill-fated managerial spell at Leeds United which lasted for just 44 days.
Based on the book (a real masterpiece by David Peace).
Kaiser! The greatest footballer never to play football (Amazon Prime)
Meet the Brazilian fraud footballer who managed to enjoy a 26-year career without ever playing a game.
First Team: Juventus (Netflix)
Behind the scenes of Juventus’ 2017-18 Scudetto campaign. A 6-part mini-series.
Don’t Take Me Home (Amazon Prime)
After decades of disappointment, Welsh football fans had the ride of their life in 2016.
Relive how Wales reached the semi-finals of the Euros, and the impact it had on the country.
Take Us Home: Leeds United (Amazon Prime)
What’s it really like to work under Marcelo Bielsa? In 2018-19, Leeds United allowed Amazon exclusive access.
The cameras were rolling during Spygate, Bielsa’s Powerpoint presentation and the playoffs.
Class of ‘92 (Amazon Prime)
One of the undisputed all-time great football documentaries.
The likes of David Beckham, Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs tell their stories from Sir Alex Ferguson’s greatest ever team.
Fever Pitch (Amazon Prime)
A must-watch for all Arsenal fans who want to remember the glory days when they used to win trophies.
Based on Nick Hornby’s fantastic book, that remains one of the finest football tomes of all time.
An Impossible Job (YouTube)
Back in 1993, the England national team were terrible. However, manager Graham Taylor thought it was a good idea to allow TV cameras exclusive access. It wasn’t.
Bobby Robson: More Than a Manager (Netflix)
Bobby Robson was not only one of the nicest men in football, he was also a brilliant manager.
Testimonials from Pep Guardiola, Jose Mourinho and many more revealing the secrets to Robson’s success on the touchline.
Escape to Victory (Amazon Prime)
Another classic football movie from the early 1990s. Sly Stallone teams up with Michael Caine, Ossie Ardiles and Pele to break out of a Nazi camp by playing the Beautiful Game.
Filmed during his Real Madrid days, this documentary gave an insight into Cristiano Ronaldo’s life both on and off the field.
The English Game (Netflix)
This six-part series was released on March 20, 2020 and will surely benefit from the lack of current football to watch.
Whilst not only a drama about football in the late 1800s, it raises plenty of important lessons that remain relevant today in the modern game.
Meet Arthur Kinnaird and Fergus Suter – two of the early English stars of their day, representing how society was split between the haves and have-nots.
Written by Julian Fellowes, the writer of Downton Abbey, this is a drama that isn’t just for fans of football.
Le K Benzema (Netflix)
Karim Benzema is a controversial figure.
One of Real Madrid’s greatest ever goalscorers, Benzema has been frozen out of the French national team for controversial off-field reason.
In this documentary, Benzema opens up.
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