The 30 Best '30 for 30' Films

As ESPN's groundbreaking series celebrates its fifth anniversary, we pick our favorite films: tales of triumph, tragedy and (of course) 'The U'

'The Price of Gold' (Dir. Nanette Burstein)
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25. 'The Price of Gold' (Dir. Nanette Burstein)

30 for 30's inclination to give sports' villains a fair shake adds layers of complexity and tension to The Price of Gold, the story of the 1994 attack on Olympic figure skater Nancy Kerrigan by goons associated with Kerrigan's U.S. teammate Tonya Harding. Director Nanette Burstein makes Harding semi-sympathetic – contrasting her working-class upbringing and bad girl image with Kerrigan's chilly golden-girl persona – but it doesn't let Harding off the hook either, no matter how much she professes her innocence.

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