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Strongman/Strongwoman Films and Documentaries

Feast your eyes on these Strongman films and documentaries to keep you inspired between training, eating and sleeping. 

The Strongest Man in History (2019)

The Strongest Man in History

Available on History Channel and Daily Motion

After years of competing as rivals, the four strongest men in the world are teaming up to find out the truth behind some of history’s greatest tales of strength. In each episode, the four strongmen take on three strength challenges from history and try to beat the legend—and each other. They separate fact from fiction–replicating legendary lifts to determine what they actually weighed, while competing to see who among them is the strongest. Their journey takes them across America, England and Scotland.

Born Strong (2017)

 Born Strong

Available on YouTube

Four of the strongest men on the planet compete in the Arnold Strongman Classic which crowns the winner in the purest test of strength on the planet.

Strongland (2016)


Available on YouTube

A three part docuseries looking at some of the cultural roots of strongman traditions, from the Basque countryside to the stones of Scotland

Eddie Strongman (2015)

Eddie Strongman

Available on Netflix

Truck mechanic, husband and father of two, Eddie Hall wants to be the World's Strongest Man. This feature documentary vividly illustrates the sacrifices that this extremely driven man must make to chase his dream. He will stop at nothing. He trains, eats, sleeps and breathes strongman, competing all over the world and breaking records. He faces not only gargantuan competitors, but his own inner demons as he strives to leave behind the scars of his teenage years. This film gets under the skin of a man totally dedicated to becoming the greatest and offers an engrossing snapshot of an unforgettable character, Eddie - Strongman.

The Giants of Iceland (2014)

The Giants of Iceland

Available on YouTube

Despite its tiny population, Iceland has a reputation in the World's Strongest Man competition that stands higher than perhaps any other country's. This small, black rock in the middle of the ocean has produced a lineage of strongmen dating back to the Vikings. VICE went out there to investigate why this tiny island produces such strong people. Hanging out at Jakabol—a gym run by ex-champion Magnus Ver Magnusson—we met a whole host of Icelandic strongmen, which includes Hafthor "Thor" Bjornsson, the 6'9" star of Game of Thrones.

Bending Steel (2013)

Bending Steel

Available on iTunes, Amazon Prime and

Overcome by an unwavering determination to become a professional Oldtime Strongman, Chris Schoeck trains out of his basement to prepare for his first performance at New York’s historic Coney Island. By bending countless bars of steel, he readies himself for this opportunity to finally stand out and make a name for himself. Stacked against his own fears of failure and judgment, Bending Steel examines Schoeck’s captivating journey to exceed the limits of mind and body.

Strongman (2009)


Available on Amazon PrimeYouTube, Google Play

A man strong enough to bend a penny with just his fingers, Stanless Steel reaches middle age, career disappointments and difficult personal relationships that begin to test his strengths and force him to struggle with the weaknesses around him -- including his own.

World’s Strongest Man: 30 Years of Pain (2008)

World’s Strongest Man: 30 Years of Pain

Available on YouTube 

Thirty Years Of Pain is a fascinating documentary which follows The World’s Strongest Man competition from its very first event at Universal Studios California right up to the 2008 finals in Charleston, West Virginia.  Bringing the action to life are interviews with some of the competition’s biggest names, including Bill Kazmaier, Geoff Capes, and Magnus ver Magnusson, as well as the event’s founder, Barry Frank.

Superwoman (2002)

Superwoman Stronwoman Documentary

Available on YouTube 

Documentary about the 2002 World's Strongest Woman contest in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Features Jill Mills and Heini Koivuniemi. (HIT Strongman synopsis)

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