Every 30 for 30 Documentary on Netflix & What’s Coming Next

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30 for 30 is one of the best and longest-running sports documentaries from ESPN. Several years ago, there was a mass removal of these great sports documentaries from the Netflix library, but in 2024, we’re now seeing the return of the 30 for 30 documentaries in the US as part of a new Disney deal.

Since 2009, 30 for 30 from ESPN Films has been one of the premiere sporting shows. From underdog stories, incredible athletes, shocking defeats, and dominant dynasties, 30 for 30 has chronicled some of the best moments in American sports history.

Once one of the 30 for 30 documentaries is added to Netflix, it will remain on the platform for two years before departing the library according to our intel. It remains to be seen if Netflix will renew those licenses or if they wind up on a separate platform altogether.

These are returning to Netflix via a new Disney licensing deal announced late last year. It’ll see 24 30 for 30 documentaries added to Netflix beginning in February 2024 and continuing through to December 2024. We’ll also see 13 other Disney-owned series like Prison Break, White Collar, and The Wonder Years join the service, too.

We’ll continue to inform and update fans as and when we learn of the new 30 for 30 documentaries coming to Netflix.

Current 30 for 30 Documentaries Available on Netflix

30 for 30: Four Falls of Buffalo

Director: Ken Rodgers
Sport: American Football | Runtime: 102 Minutes
First Added to Netflix: February 5th, 2024 | Leaving Netflix: February 2026

30 For 30 Documentaries On Netflix Four Falls Of Buffalo

In the early 90s, The Bills once had a legendary team that reached an astonishing four Super Bowls in a row. However, fate was cruel, with Jim Kelly’s team falling at the final hurdle with four straight Superbowl losses.

30 for 30: Nature Boy

Director: Rory Karpf
Sport: Professional Wrestling | Runtime: 77 Minutes
First Added to Netflix: February 5th, 2024

30 For 30 Documentaries On Netflix Nature Boy

One of the most beloved and controversial wrestlers of all time, ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair is a sixteen-time world champion with a career spanning several decades. The documentary explores the life and career of Ric Flair, whose charismatic persona changed wrestling forever.

30 for 30 Documentaries Coming to Netflix Soon

30 for 30: I Hate Christian Laettner

Director: Rory Karpf
Sport: Basketball | Runtime: 90 Minutes
Coming to Netflix: March 17th, 2024

30 For 30 Documentaries On Netflix I Hate Christian Laettner

Christian Laettner spent 13 years in the NBA, but the controversial basketballer made a name for himself in college during the NCAA basketball tournaments, where he would score one of the most dramatic shots in the history of the college game. One of the most disliked stars of the sport, despite being instrumental in Duke winning two national championships Laettner’s clashes on the court with opponents and even teammates made him one of the polarizing figures of the sport. The documentary provides unprecedented access to Laettner, who tells his side of the story alongside side those who played with him and against him.

30 for 30: Survive and Advance

Director: Jonathan Hock
Sport: Basketball | Runtime:
Coming to Netflix: March 17th, 2024

30 For 30 Documentaries On Netflix Survive And Advance

One of the greatest underdog stories in the history of college basketball, the NC State Wolfpack, which coach Jim Valvano led, was able to overcome nine postseason games that resulted in overtime and one-point finishes to reach the national championship game against the number one team, Houston aka Phi Slamma Jamma. The championship game would feature one of the greatest plays in history.

30 for 30: The Fab Five

Director: Jason Hehir
Sport: Basketball | Runtime: 95 Minutes
Coming to Netflix: March 17th, 2024

30 For 30 Documentaries On Netflix The Fab Five

One of the most electric college basketball teams, the 1991 freshman class of the University of Michigan featured Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King, and Ray Jackson. Considered one of the greatest recruiting classes of all time, the Fab Five were the first team to make it to the NCAA Championship game with all freshman starters. Four of the five would go on to join the NBA.

Previous 30 for 30 Documentaries on Netflix

Before its mass exodus from the Netflix library in 2017, there were dozens of 30 for 30 documentaries in the library.

The table below shows all of the 30 for 30 documentaries that were previously on Netflix.

What 30 for 30 documentaries are you looking forward to watching on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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