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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'Catching Hell' (Dir. Alex Gibney)

10. 'Catching Hell' (Dir. Alex Gibney)

The dream for players and spectators alike is to be in the right place at the right time. The nightmare is to be Steve Bartman, the lifelong Chicago Cubs fan who, during the 2003 National League Championship Series, interfered with a foul ball that might've been caught by Moises Alou – and might've helped send the Cubs to their first World Series title in nearly a century. Alex Gibney's Catching Hell puts Bartman's infamous interference in context of everything else that went wrong in that game, wondering why it's so easy for fans to focus on one moment (and one person) when assigning blame for a devastating loss.

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