Running Movies to Watch Before you Dieby runraces | created - 19 Jan 2017 | updated - 03 Apr 2017 | Public
I am attempting to capture 101 Running Movies but I am not there yet. Any suggestions would be welcomed.
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3. Dragon's Back Race (2013 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary
Only run once before in 1992, the Dragon's Back Race is legendary. This film takes you in to the heart of this inspiring adventure as the 2012 race weaves a brutal path down the mountainous spine of Wales.
5. Forrest Gump (1994)
PG-13 | 142 min | Drama, Romance
The presidencies of Kennedy and Johnson, the events of Vietnam, Watergate, and other history unfold through the perspective of an Alabama man with an IQ of 75.
Votes: 1,573,458 | Gross: $330.25M
6. Transcend (II) (2014)
Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, including taking running's most cherished prize - the ... See full summary »
7. Hood to Coast (2011)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary
HOOD TO COAST follows four unlikely teams on their epic journey to conquer the world's largest relay race. From a 67-year-old heart attack survivor determined to conquer the race that ... See full summary »
8. Fire on the Track: The Steve Prefontaine Story (1995 Video)
58 min | Documentary
Pre" embodied the spirit of athletic excellence. He had a belief in self and sport that transcended all but the outer reaches of human speed and endurance. As a freshman, he appeared on the... See full summary »
Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary, Adventure, History
In its first 25 years only 10 people have finished The Barkley Marathons. Based on a historic prison escape, this cult like race tempts people from around the world to test their limits of ... See full summary »
10. Unbreakable: The Western States 100 (2012)
106 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
In 2010, four of the greatest undefeated mountain runners on earth toed the starting line at the Western States 100-mile endurance run, the oldest and most prestigious 100-mile foot race in... See full summary »
Director: J.B. Benna
11. The Long Green Line (2008)
88 min | Documentary
Coach Joe Newton has used the sport of Cross Country Running to teach simple but important lessons to high school boys for the last 50 years. "Always do your best", "be on time" and "it's ... See full summary »
12. From Fat to Finish Line (2015)
TV-G | 87 min | Documentary
The journey of 12 people who share the common bond of losing 100 pounds on average and then embarking on one of the biggest challenges of their lives - the 200 mile mega distance Ragnar Relay Race.
14. Spirit of the Marathon II (2013)
Not Rated | 115 min | Documentary
From the filmmakers who brought you the award-winning documentary Spirit of the Marathon comes Spirit of the Marathon II. Featuring all new cast of athletes as they run the iconic streets of Rome.
15. Desert Runners (2013)
99 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama
A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the World's most picturesque ... See full summary »
16. 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.
17. Free to Run (2016)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sport
Today, all anybody needs to run is the determination and a pair of the right shoes. But just fifty years ago, running was viewed almost exclusively as the domain of elite male athletes who ... See full summary »
19. Spirit of the Marathon (2007)
PG | 104 min | Documentary, Sport
The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race, the production features five runners - three amateurs and two elites - as ... See full summary »
20. Saint Ralph (2004)
PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 5,522 | Gross: $0.80M
21. De Marathon (2012)
107 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
After finding out that they have a debt of EUR40.000 with the tax service, four very out-of-shape men working at a car shop start to train for a marathon, in which they can win the money to pay the debt.
22. Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner (2001)
R | 172 min | Drama
The telling of an Inuit legend of an evil spirit causing strife in the community and one warrior's endurance and battle of its menace.
Votes: 5,998 | Gross: $3.79M
23. Gallipoli (1981)
PG | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, History
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
Votes: 33,657 | Gross: $5.73M
24. 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 »
25. Marathon Man (1976)
R | 125 min | Crime, Thriller
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.
Votes: 51,687 | Gross: $21.71M
26. McFarland, USA (2015)
PG | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Jim White moves his family after losing his last job as a football coach. He sees that some of the students are worth starting a cross-country team and turns seven students with no hope into one of the best cross-country teams.
Votes: 31,115 | Gross: $44.47M
27. Run Free: The True Story of Caballo Blanco (2015)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama
Run Free is a movie about Micah True (Caballo Blanco, or the White Horse), an American ultra runner who helped the Tarahumara Indians of Mexico preserve their traditional running culture by... See full summary »
29. Running on the Sun: The Badwater 135 (2000)
100 min | Documentary, Sport
Forty runners compete in the most grueling race on earth, the Badwater. The film documents the trials and tribulations of these athletes as they run 135 miles through Death Valley in July ... See full summary »
Votes: 207 | Gross: $0.00M
30. My Run (2009)
Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary
After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an ... See full summary »
31. Unbroken (I) (2014)
PG-13 | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Votes: 128,258 | Gross: $115.64M
32. Cliffy (2013 TV Movie)
TV-G | 92 min | Biography
Set against the backdrop of the early eighties, Cliffy retraces his extraordinary journey from famously training in gumboots among cow paddocks through the epic six-day period of the ultra ... See full summary »
33. Race (I) (2016)
PG-13 | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 30,156 | Gross: $19.10M
34. Patriots Day (2016)
R | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.
Votes: 73,887 | Gross: $31.89M
38. The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)
96 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.
39. Running with Demons (2011)
R | 85 min | Documentary
Faced with insurmountable odds, Todd Crandell takes us on a journey from alcohol and drug addiction to running endurance races such as the Ironman and Ultraman Hawaii and Canada all to ... See full summary »
40. Run for Your Life (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Without one eccentric first-generation Jewish immigrant from Transylvania, the New York City Marathon simply wouldn't exist. Ehrlich's fun, loving, and inspirational tribute to the late ... See full summary »
41. Cool Runnings (1993)
PG | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Votes: 83,010 | Gross: $68.86M
43. Running Brave (1983)
PG | 106 min | Biography, 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.
Votes: 590 | Gross: $3.00M
44. 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 »
46. Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.
Votes: 63,108 | Gross: $6.00M
47. 4 Minute Mile (2014)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Sport
A former track coach decides to train a student with natural athletic talent. Tragedy strikes, forcing the student to confront everything that has been holding him back.
48. Endurance (1998)
G | 83 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The gold medal for the men's 10,000-metre race in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is won by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie.
Votes: 355 | Gross: $0.23M
49. Personal Best (1982)
R | 124 min | Drama, Sport