16. 'The U' (Dir. Billy Corben)
A 30 for 30 so popular that it's earned a sequel (airing December 13), The U is a dizzying spin through the rise and fall of the University of Miami's football program in the 1980s and 1990s: an era that ran parallel with the heyday of the drug trade depicted in the TV series Miami Vice. Like a snazzy exploitation film, The U lets viewers have the fun of Miami's misbehavior on and off the field, before closing with a little righteous retribution.