Running movies

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1. Run, Fatboy, Run (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

48 Metascore

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran

Votes: 61,962 | Gross: $6.00M

2. Prefontaine (1997)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young

Director: Steve James | Stars: Jared Leto, R. Lee Ermey, Ed O'Neill, Breckin Meyer

Votes: 6,309 | Gross: $0.53M

3. Without Limits (1998)

PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The life of renowned runner Steve Prefontaine and his relationship with legendary coach Bill Bowerman.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Billy Crudup, Donald Sutherland, Monica Potter, Jeremy Sisto

Votes: 6,171 | Gross: $0.78M

4. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sport

A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Votes: 6,563

5. Marathon Man (1976)

R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller

64 Metascore

A graduate history student is unwittingly caught in the middle of an international conspiracy involving stolen diamonds, an exiled Nazi war criminal, and a rogue government agent.

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane

Votes: 49,887 | Gross: $21.71M

6. The Long Run (2001)

R | 112 min | Drama, Sport

A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win.

Director: Jean Stewart | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Nthati Moshesh, Paterson Joseph, Seputla Sebogodi

Votes: 313

7. Running (1979)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Lawrence Dane, Eugene Levy

Votes: 611

8. Forrest Gump (1994)

PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

Votes: 1,483,991 | Gross: $330.25M

9. Chariots of Fire (1981)

PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

78 Metascore

Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.

Director: Hugh Hudson | Stars: Ben Cross, Ian Charleson, Nicholas Farrell, Nigel Havers

Votes: 46,334 | Gross: $58.97M

10. The Jericho Mile (1979 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

Larry "Rain" Murphy is stuck in Folsom Prison for life on a first-degree murder charge. An inmate who prefers to be alone, Murphy spends much of his time running around the facility's track... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Peter Strauss, Richard Lawson, Roger E. Mosley, Brian Dennehy

Votes: 1,144

11. Running Brave (1983)

PG | 106 min | Drama, Sport

The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.

Director: Donald Shebib | Stars: Robby Benson, Pat Hingle, Claudia Cron, Jeff McCracken

Votes: 563 | Gross: $3.00M

12. Wszystko bedzie dobrze (2007)

98 min | Drama

A teenage boy, whose mother is terminally ill, and his alcohol-addicted sports teacher set out on a pilgrimage to Czestochowa.

Director: Tomasz Wiszniewski | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Adam Werstak, Beata Kawka, Izabela Dabrowska

Votes: 459

13. Maraton (2005)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

An autistic boy discovers he has a talent for running and with the help of the mother participates in a major marathon.

Director: Yoon-chul Chung | Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Mi-suk Kim, Gi-yeong Lee, Sung-Hyun Baek

Votes: 1,954

14. Four Minutes (2005 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, History

The story of the four minute mile-breaker Roger Bannister.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Jamie Maclachlan, Christopher Plummer, Shaun Smyth, Amy Rutherford

Votes: 342

15. Children of Heaven (1997)

PG | 89 min | Drama, Family

After a boy loses his sister's pair of shoes, he goes on a series of adventures in order to find them. When he can't, he tries a new way to "win" a new pair.

Director: Majid Majidi | Stars: Mohammad Amir Naji, Amir Farrokh Hashemian, Bahare Seddiqi, Nafise Jafar-Mohammadi

Votes: 44,975 | Gross: $0.93M

16. Personal Best (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama, Sport

The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.

Director: Robert Towne | Stars: Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Patrice Donnelly, Kenny Moore

Votes: 2,121 | Gross: $5.67M

17. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)

Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Steve Cochran, Phyllis Thaxter

Votes: 1,595

18. Atletu (2009)

Not Rated | 92 min | Biography, Drama

Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero ... See full summary »

Directors: Davey Frankel, Rasselas Lakew | Stars: Rasselas Lakew, Dag Malmberg, Ruta Gedmintas, Abba Waka Dessalegn

Votes: 210

19. Saint Ralph (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

51 Metascore

Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Kanev

Votes: 5,379 | Gross: $0.80M

20. Race (I) (2016)

PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

56 Metascore

Jesse Owens' quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf Hitler's vision of Aryan supremacy.

Director: Stephen Hopkins | Stars: Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, Eli Goree, Shanice Banton

Votes: 28,221 | Gross: $19.10M