Movies like Running

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Running (1979)
 5.8
 780
Running (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An Olympic hopeful marathon runner hopes his success will be the answer to his marriage woes and other personal problems.
Style: based on true events
Plot: fitness, divorce, running, track and field, family relations, olympics, city, male female relationship, athlete, marathon, marriage, sport, medal
Time: 70s, year 1976
Place: new york

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Most similar movies to Running

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about sport, athlete's life, athlete, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like Running: Tracktown (2016), The Loneliest Runner (1976), Babe (1975), Dernier stade (1994), Race (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Tracktown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A bright, talented and lonely long-distance runner twists her ankle as she prepares for the Olympic Trials and must do something she's never done before: take a day off.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: running, olympics, sports injury, sport, ambitious woman, athlete's life, female protagonist, mother daughter estrangement, boyfriend, coming of age, loneliness, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Loneliest Runner (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A teenage bedwetter overcomes the obstacles to be a champion runner.
Style: sad
Plot: runner, child abuse, humiliation, running, loneliness, childhood trauma, marathon, olympics, athlete, sport, bed wetting
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.2
 291
Babe (1975)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the life story of Babe Didrikson Zaharias, one of the greatest athletes of the 20th century, from her early Texas tomboy days to her Gold Medal triumphs at the 1932 Olympics, her remarkable career as a champion golfer, her fulfilling ...
Plot: olympics, golf, disease, sexism, romance, gold, athlete, female athlete, track and field, cancer, sport, medal
Time: 1930s, year 1932
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.7
 725
Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, touching ...
Plot: track and field, olympics, rivalry, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, society, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, power relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1964
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Dernier stade (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany
Story: No overview found
Plot: twenty something, male female relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), doctor, german, pregnancy, reporter, champion, french, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, athlete, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.1
 38K
Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose 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 ...
Style: factual, exciting, captivating, political, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: track and field, racism, nazi, olympics, nazi germany, african american, historical figure, hitler, racial prejudice, sport, politics, athlete ...
Time: year 1933, 20th century, year 1936, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, cleveland ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Personal Best (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: This film chronicles the relationship of two female world-class athletes. Mariel Hemingway and real-life Olympian pentathlete Patrice Donnelly play runners who train together, compete against each other and eventually become lovers. Scott Glenn ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, nudity (full frontal - brief), track and field, arm wrestling, olympic athlete, sport, lesbian relationship, romance, sexual content, bittersweet, strong female presence, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1976, year 1980
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 1K
Fair Play (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the 1980s, Anna, a Czech sprinter, starts training for the Olympics. After she collapses during training, she learns she is being given steroids and decides to stop using them until her mother helps the coaches give them to her.
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: female athlete, athlete's life, track and field, ambition, rivalry, family relations, contests and competitions, hopes, life is a bitch, sport, youth, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1984
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Something for Joey (1977)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: This is based on the true story about the relationship between Penn State football player John Cappelletti and his younger brother Joey, who has leukemia. John and Joey's bond is a strong one. Joey hangs out with John in the Penn State locker ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sentimental
Plot: american football, hopes, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, youth, unfulfillment, sport, athlete's life, sport team, power relations, family relations, terminal illness ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 7K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this uplifting film based on a true story, coach Jim Ellis (Terrence Howard) shocks the community and changes lives when, aided by a local janitor (Bernie Mac), he sets out to form Philadelphia's first black swim team. But the odds are ...
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids, family outing
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, life is a bitch, ambition, against the odds, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Jesse Owens Story (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 174 min.
Story: The Jesse Owens Story is a biographical film about the black athlete Jesse Owens. Dorian Harewood plays the Olympic gold-winning athlete. The drama won a 1985 Primetime Emmy Award and was nominated for two more.
Plot: olympics, racism, athlete, interracial relations, racial prejudice, runner, racial segregation, african american, running, racial tension, nazi, nazi germany ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Without Limits (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The film follows the life of famous 1970s runner Steve Prefontaine from his youth days in Oregon to the University of Oregon where he worked with the legendary coach Bill Bowerman, later to Olympics in Munich and his early death at 24 in a car crash.
Style: sincere, captivating, exciting, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, sport, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete and trainer, human spirit, competition, running ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 185
The Kid (1997)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With Harry's guidance, Jimmy trains and fights his way ...
Style: serious, realistic, uplifting, psychological, touching ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: family relations, parents and children, human spirit, family life, working class, athlete and trainer, sport, hopes, contests and competitions, underdog, supportive spouse, rivalry ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
The Last American Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A backwoods bootlegger decides to put the driving skills he developed evading the law to good use. He becomes a race car driver, and eventually, one of the fastest drivers in history.
Style: realistic, exciting, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, hotshot hero, athlete's life, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, rise to the top, parents and children, family relations, fast car, auto mechanic, race car ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 3K
Bigger (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.
Style: captivating, inspirational, realistic, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bodybuilding, rivalry, fitness, bodybuilder, sport, rise to the top, athlete's life, coworker relationship, male female relationship, manager, brother brother relationship
Time: 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
My Brother's Keeper (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Identical twin brothers Lou and Eric plan to compete together in the National Rowing Championships. But when Eric leaves their small town to attend an Ivy League University, the brother's bond is torn apart.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, exciting
Plot: twins, university, follow your dream, ambition, family relations, youth, love and romance, contests and competitions, lifestyle, rivalry, sport, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, baseball, sport team, hopes, underdog, rivalry, professional sports ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
A Shining Season (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of University of New Mexico track star John Baker who, dying of cancer, spent his remaining time coaching a losing girls" track team to a winning season.
Plot: coach, terminal illness, struggle, inspiration, running, team, athlete, footprint
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the HIV virus.
Style: captivating, uplifting, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, olympic athlete, gay, diving, human spirit, adoption, couples, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, ambition, athlete's life, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 70s, year 1984, year 1988, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Terry Fox Story (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 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.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, sentimental ...
Plot: heroes, cross country, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, young heroes, hopes, ambition, athlete's life, misfit, sport, rivalry, ego clash ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1981
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Kansas City Bomber (1972)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Roller-derby skater K. C. Carr tries to balance her desire for a happy personal life and her dreams of stardom.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, exciting, rough
Plot: rivalry, strong female presence, fixed match, ambition, single parent, sport, rising to stardom, contests and competitions, love and romance, athlete's life, dishonesty, sport team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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Madison (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In 1971, air-conditioner repairman and boat enthusiast Jim McCormick entertains his desire to 'go down' as a legend in the record books when the Gold Cup hydroplane boat race improbably comes to his small town of Madison, Indiana. ...
Style: serious, feel good, realistic, melancholic
Audience: kids
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, against the odds, follow your dream, unemployment, ship, friendship, rising to stardom, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Road to Victory (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A star athlete on the verge of turning pro must decide which dream to pursue while he battles his own body.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, touching
Plot: infidelity, rise to the top, athlete's life, ambition, love affair, relationship vs career, couples, breakup, hopes, rivalry, sport, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 5.9
 205
Paperback Hero (1973)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A hockey player in a small town begins to lose his grip on reality, and starts to believe that he is a gunslinger in the Old West.
Plot: ice hockey, beer, husband wife relationship, friendship, friend, police, father daughter relationship, sports hero, jail, sex, farm, male nudity ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
We Are Marshall (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night, family outing
Plot: football, college, coach, american football, sport, survivor, air disaster, university, sport team, tragic event, struggle, hopes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, west virginia, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Going for the Gold: The Bill Johnson Story (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Yugoslavia, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: The true story of the first U.S. men's skiing gold medal winner. Bill Johnson is a cocky young adult who dreams of being on the U.S. Olympic Ski Team as a downhill racer. Trouble with the law and a rebellious attitude almost cost him the 1984 ...
Plot: winter olympics, winter sports, ski, skiing, olympics, medal
Time: year 1984, 80s
Place: former yugoslavia, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Mighty Macs (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, sincere, emotional, serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: catholic school, basketball, mother superior, college, sport, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer, feminism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The true story of British athletes preparing for and competing in the 1924 Summer Olympics.
Style: sentimental, thought provoking, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, missionary, cambridge university, track and field, olympic athlete, sport, prejudice, opponent, bishop ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, post world war one, year 1978 ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, europe, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.4
 54K
Miracle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: In 1980, the United States Ice Hockey team's coach, Herb Brooks, put a ragtag squad of college kids up against the legendary juggernaut from the Soviet Union at the Olympic Games. Despite the long odds, Team USA carried the pride of a nation ...
Style: uplifting, touching, captivating, sincere, factual ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, underdog, olympics, sport team, coach, human spirit, grudge, sport, championship, opponent, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1980
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 47K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 114 min.
Story: High school basketball is king in small-town Indiana, and the 1954 Hickory Huskers are all hope and no talent. But their new coach -- abrasive, unlikable Norman Dale -- whips the team into shape ... while also inciting controversy.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, kids
Plot: basketball, athlete and trainer, small town, underdog, high school, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%