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'

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'Unmatched' (Dir. Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters)
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28. 'Unmatched' (Dir. Lisa Lax and Nancy Stern Winters)

Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert played each other in 80 professional tennis matches, with Navratilova finishing with only a slight advantage in wins. But Unmatched is more about their personal lives off the court, where Evert's turbulent romances and Navratilova's coming out as a lesbian put them both through trials and brought them closer together. It's a sweet study of how competitors forge bonds over time, and how there's no friend like a rival.

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