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2. Run, Fatboy, 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: 62,606 | Gross: $6.00M
3. 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: 5,452 | Gross: $0.80M
4. 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.
5. 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 »
6. 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.
8. 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: 348 | Gross: $0.23M
11. Runners High (2006)
86 min | Documentary
When teenagers from one of the nation's toughest neighborhoods in Oakland, California sign up to train for a marathon, they begin the journey of a lifetime. Runners High is an intimate, ... See full summary »
12. 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 »
13. Fast Women (2010)
97 min | Documentary, Sport
Fast Women follows four female runners from the same local running club as they aspire to reach their goals. Three women are aiming for the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials, while the fourth is... See full summary »
14. Beyond the Expedition: Running the Sahara (2008 TV Movie)
As three ultra-athletes attempt to run across the Sahara desert, 4500 miles, two marathons a day, for more than 111 days, they will face the most extreme conditions on earth. To support ... See full summary »
15. 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 »
16. Town of Runners (2012)
PG | 80 min | Documentary, Sport
Town of Runners is a feature documentary about young runners from the Ethiopian rural town of Bekoji, home to the current Olympic and World Champions Tirunesh Dibaba and Kenenisa Bekele. ... See full summary »
Director: Jerry Rothwell
17. 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.
19. Volcanic Sprint (2007)
Not Rated | 53 min | Documentary
The sleepy town of Buea in the Southwest Province of Cameroon hosts Africa's most grueling footrace: the Mt. Cameroon Race of Hope, a marathon-length sprint 10,000 feet up a live volcano, ... See full summary »
109 min | Documentary
Dean Karnazes also known as the UltraMarathon Man has inspired thousands of runners. This is the epilogue to Karnazes' 50 day expedition. Dean Karnazes completed 50 Marathons in 50 States ... See full summary »
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. 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: 50,777 | Gross: $21.71M
23. 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 »
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. 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.
Votes: 2,173 | Gross: $5.67M
26. 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 »
27. 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
28. 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 »
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: 206 | Gross: $0.00M
30. 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: 575 | Gross: $3.00M
31. The Runner: Extreme UltraRunner David Horton (2006)
78 min | Documentary, Action, Sport
THE RUNNER follows Extreme UltraRunner David Horton as he runs more than 40 miles per day for 66 consecutive days in an attempt to set the speed record on the 2,700 mile Pacific Crest Trail... See full summary »
34. Running the Edge: The Colorado Trail (2014)
45 min | Documentary, Adventure, Family
Family man and ultrarunner, Scott Jaime, is preparing for the most difficult challenge of his life - to run the entire 486-mile Colorado Trail to set a new FKT (fastest known time). Scott ... See full summary »
Director: Matthew Trappe
38. Four Minute Fever (1956)
Approved | 9 min | Documentary, Short, Sport
This short film chronicles the quest to run a mile in under four minutes starting in the 1920s through the mid-1950s when the world record was first set and when it was first achieved on U.S. soil.
39. The Games (1970)
G | 100 min | Drama, Sport
Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czechoslovakian, and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.
41. Wilma (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.
43. Special Olympics (1978 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama, Sport
A single father with three teenaged children struggles to keep his family together. One of them is intellectually disabled. The father enrolls him in a special state-run school, where the boy develops a love for sports.
ABC Afterschool Specials (1972–1997)
It's a Mile from Here to Glory
46 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A high school track star is involved in a life threatening accident, and now must learn to depend on others for his day to day living.
45. Goldengirl (1979)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child to run in the Olympics.
46. 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 »
47. The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama
With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
51. Finish Line (1989 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Sport