Best Running Movies top 10 list

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Running attracts new people every day and draws them into a large club of fans of this type of activity. This is also possible because the culture of running has been reflected in films. We've collected the 10 best films about people racing towards their goals. If you lack motivation, watch a movie from this list.

Willpower (Race, 2016)

Rating IMDb: 7.1
Film based on real events and dedicated to the famous black athlete Jesse Owens. Through perseverance, Jesse made his way to the Olympics, which took place in 1936 in Germany. At that time, German propaganda already spoke of blacks as an inferior race. Jesse Owens' step onto the treadmill in Berlin was much more than just a single athlete competing for a medal.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Still from The Power will

Marathon (De Marathon, 2012)

Rating IMDb: 7,5
Dutch comedy about four auto mechanics. These peasants did not exactly work a lot (they had more fun, drank and smoked) and at some point found papers from the tax office. It was required to pay 40 thousand euros - otherwise the main characters would lose their jobs in the garage. Four auto mechanics decided that victory in the Rotterdam marathon would save them from bankruptcy.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Still from the movie Marathon

Chariots of Fire (1981)

Rating IMDb: 7.2
The story of two runners who represented Great Britain at the Olympics in Paris in 1924 ... One is a Jew from the University of Cambridge and the other is a Scottish missionary. The film is based on real events and is built on the cultural confrontation between two athletes.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Still from the movie Chariots of Fire

Run Fatboy Run (2007)

Rating IMDb: 6.6
British comedy about a man who escaped from his own wedding. A few years later, the main character tried to get the girl back by running. Or rather, by participating in the London Marathon. Spoiler alert: There are a lot of awkward falls in the movie. A lot.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Still from the movie Run Fat Run

I Am Bolt (I am Bolt, 2016)

Rating IMDb: 7,1
Biographical film about Usain Bolt - the greatest athlete of the XXI century. The filming was attended by celebrities, including football player Pele and tennis player Serena Williams. The cinema uses unique archival videos, which made it possible to create a portrait of the athlete. Bolt's parents, manager and even a school mentor talk about Bolt.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Still from I Am Bolt

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

The day Bolt became the greatest. Amazing World Championship Record

Scientists thought that IMatz literally flew more than he ran.

Jericho Mile (1979)

Rating IMDb: 7.3
Raine Murphy Receives Life In Jail For Murder. In the colony, he kept himself apart from other prisoners and was fond of running. When he ran a mile in less than four minutes, the prison authorities drew attention to Murphy's abilities and invited him to participate in the Olympics.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Shot from the Mille Jericho movie

Prefontaine (1997)

Rating IMDb: 6.8
Steve Prefontaine - this man created the boom for the jogging hobby in the 1970s. His fate turned out to be in many ways dramatic, but at the same time legendary. How a gifted guy went to his goal, they tell through the eyes of his trainer Bill Dellinger, and Jared Leto played the main role.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Still from the movie Prefontein

Saint Ralph (2004)

Rating IMDb: 7.3
Ralph is a 14 year old teenager with problems characteristic of this age. However, his life was never easy - his father was killed during the Second World War, and his mother ended up in a hospital in a coma. To help her, he tries to win the 1954 Boston Marathon. A touching comedy that has won a number of awards.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Still from the movie Saint Ralph

Athlete (The Athlete, 2009)

Rating IMDb: 6.7
The film is dedicated to Ababa Bikila, the first ever black Olympic champion to represent Africa. He won the gold medal in Rome in 1960, covering the entire distance barefoot. Moreover, the shepherd's son got to the Olympics largely by accident and at that time was not known to anyone.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Photo: Getty Images

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Sentenced. How a barefoot marathon runner amazed the world at the Olympics

After Ababa's amazing victory, Bikila was almost executed in his homeland. But the Emperor pardoned the champion, and he won the second gold.

Forrest Gump (1994)

Rating IMDb: 8.8 Film One of the best films in the history of cinema. The main character runs the USA several times along - from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast. The phrase Run Forrest Run has become a meme and has been seen in many films. The first time it sounds when Forest, as a child, ran away from bullies and his braces on his legs flew apart - this scene is considered a cult.

Run, Forrest, run. 10 running movies worth watching

Frame from the movie Forrest Gump

We hope that watching these films will not let you get even more bored of running in isolation. Moreover, jogging in parks is already allowed, the main thing is to comply with the schedule and not forget about protection.

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