Diego Armando Maradona is one of the greatest legends of international football. The Argentine star, who died of cardiac and respiratory arrest at his home in Tigre (Buenos Aires) on the same 25 November, was in the process of recovering after his last head surgery, which he had at a well-known clinic in the Argentine capital, as they were assured. from his hometown’s prestigious newspaper ‘Clarín’. ‘El Pelusa’ leaves us to be a sixty-year-old legend.
Maradona’s both football and personal life has inspired countless directors and screenwriters who have captured the actor’s story in various films, as well as TV series and documentaries that are already part of the most recent audio-visual history. And the career of ‘Pelusa’ has passed Very important clubs like Boca Juniors, Barcelona or Napoli, among others; Not to forget his great success at the 1986 World Cup held in Mexico, where ‘Diego’ won the long-awaited World Cup with his team.
Epic, we wanted to compile the best movies, TV shows, and documentaries so you can relive the great milestones with great enthusiasm and emotion, without forgetting the darkest parts of Maradona’s sixty years of life that gave so much to talk about.
1.- ‘Loving Maradona’
This 2005 film was directed by Javier Vázquez and shows Maradona himself reflecting on his troubled life. The film also features all the loyal followers of the Argentine star, and they tell first-hand how they experienced this huge fanaticism for one of the most important names in world football.
2.- ‘Maradona from Kusturica’
This 2008 audio-visual work by Serbian director Emir Kusturica is one of the favorites of all Maradona fans. Throughout the film, the importance and influence of ‘El Pelusa’ as a player and the important legacy he left to today’s and future football players are told.
This 2017 documentary is one of the most up-to-date and best-reviewed works on the life and figure of the Argentine actor. ‘Maradonapoli’ reflects the significant ‘Maradona influence’ that occurred in Naples after the star stayed in that Italian city on the Mediterranean coast. Its residents share multiple anecdotes and memories with the audience.
4.- ‘Maradona, blessed dream’
This Argentine television series chronicles the highlights and shadows of Diego Armando Maradona’s life in a biographical fashion. Produced by BTF Media, Dhana Media and Raze, distributed by Amazon and starring Juan Palomino, Nazareno Casero, Mercedes Morán and Peter Lanzani, this fiction consists of two seasons of ten episodes each.
5.- ‘Maradona, the hand of God’
A must watch movie for all Maradona fans. Directed by Marco Risi, this Italian-Argentine film chronicles the hectic life of the Argentinean, who has always been the subject of controversy, both on and off the pitch.
6.- ‘Diego Maradona’
The director of this documentary is none other than Asif Kapadia, who knows how to magnificently convey the essence of a legend like Maradona. From over 500 hours of footage, Kapadia has managed to create an extraordinary audio-visual work with never-before-seen materials from Argentina. The 130-minute track is available in the HBO and Movistar+ catalogs.
7.- ‘Maradona in Sinaloa’
“In this docu-series, Diego Armando Maradona comes to Culiacán, the headquarters of the Sinaloa cartel, to save local team El Dorados, and perhaps himself,” the description of this seven-episode miniseries available in the Netflix catalog reads.
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