Movies like Running

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Running (1979)
 5.9
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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.
Plot: family relations, male female relationship, running, divorce, fitness, city, olympics, marathon, sport
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, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, family relations, ambition, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life and hopes mostly in Drama, Sport and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Running: Tracktown (2016), The Loneliest Runner (1976), Goldengirl (1979), The Kid (1997), My Brother's Keeper (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.6
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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.
Plot: injury, boyfriend, mother daughter estrangement, loneliness, coming of age, bare breasts, trophy, female nudity, crush, running, sex scene, mental breakdown ...
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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.
Plot: bed wetting, runner, child abuse, marathon, loneliness, humiliation, running, olympics, athlete, childhood trauma, sport
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.8
 350
Goldengirl (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A neo-Nazi Doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised & Conditioned since she was a child to run in the Olympics.
Plot: olympics, exploitation, competition
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.7
 171
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: touching, feel good, psychological, sincere, uplifting ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: family relations, rivalry, aging, rise to the top, contests and competitions, sport, human spirit, parents and children, working class, family life, athlete and trainer, power relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, ambition, follow your dream, youth, love and romance, athlete's life, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry, lifestyle, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.7
 652
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: touching, emotional, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: olympics, track and field, running, social differences, hopes, society, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: usa, south dakota, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.8
 406
You Lucky Dog (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After her mother's death, New York City fashion designer Lisa Rayborn (Natasha Henstridge) returns to her hometown and family farm. Due to a weak economy, her brother Jim (Harry Hamlin) has converted the family business from a cattle farm into ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, pets, small town life, farm, small town, animal life, ambition, adoption, competition, dog, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Skating to New York (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The coming-of-age journey of 5 teenage boys who leave their small, Canadian town behind and risk skating across Lake Ontario to New York on the coldest day of the year.
Style: captivating, psychological, sincere, light, feel good ...
Plot: skating, teenage protagonist, lake, friend, friendship, hockey, cold the temperature, teenage boy, family relations, ice hockey, coming of age, sport ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 7.0
 349
Hockey Night (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 74 min.
Story: When a young girl wants to join her high school's hockey team as goalie, she meets with resistence, but also gets support, especially from the star forward of the team.
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: teens, family outing
Plot: hockey, ice hockey, small town life, fall in love, small town, gender bending, bittersweet, teenage life, social relations, power relations, friends, family relations ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dernier stade (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany
Story: No overview found
Plot: male female relationship, runner, track and field, coach, urine, female athlete, champion, competition, winning, health, steroids, athlete ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Lance et Compte (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 60 min.
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Story: Lance et Compte is a series of Quebec téléromans revolving around a Quebec City ice hockey team. The series aired from 1986 to 1989 on the Radio-Canada network, and revival series on TQS in 2001 and on TVA from 2004 to the present. The first ...
Plot: ice hockey, divorce, hockey, adultery, betrayal, mother daughter relationship, family relations, mother son relationship, sport
Place: quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The St. Tammany Miracle (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The St. Tammany Miracle is an inspiring story which shows how a determined coach can bring a handful of individuals from the failure of a dark and dusty gym into the glaring light of a state championship!
Plot: family relations, high school, basketball, religion
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.7
 418
Mickey (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Best-selling author John Grisham deviates from his usual literary thrillers with this winning film that stars Harry Connick Jr. as Tripp Spence, a widower who goes on the run from the IRS with his 12-year-old baseball-phenomenon son, Derrick (Shawn ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: single parent, hidden identity, ambition, athlete's life, parents and children, cons and scams, sport, dishonesty, investigation, family relations, sport team, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.8
 177K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, inspirational, suspense, feel good ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, comeback, underdog, boxer, training, coach, fame, sport, revenge, opponent, tough heroes, ambition ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa, los angeles, madison square garden manhattan new york city, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 915
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: touching, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: track and field, athlete's life, female athlete, rivalry, ambition, contests and competitions, youth, sport, hopes, life is a bitch, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Finishers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Julien, 17, is wheelchair-bound due to cerebral palsy. Despite their love for him, his family is gradually falling apart under the strain of dealing with his disability. In a bid to bond with his father, Julien challenges him to participate with him ...
Style: serious, touching, uplifting, realistic
Plot: swimming, disability, family relations, contests and competitions, human spirit, youth, hopes, teenage life, parents and children, redemption, cycling, riding a bicycle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, nice france, alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Gold and the Glory (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: family relations, sibling rivalry, motorcycle accident, siblings relations, human spirit, athlete and trainer, parents and children, friends, power relations, contests and competitions, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Across the Tracks (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When Billy returns from reform school he has to attend a different high school at the other side of town. He tries to start with a clean slate but his old rival doesn't make it easy on him and his buddy Louie tries to make him go astray again. ...
Style: exciting, serious, realistic, sincere, emotional
Plot: family relations, high school, school, coming of age, hopes, rivalry, sport, ambition, athlete's life, contests and competitions, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, friendship, sport, human spirit, athlete's life, ambition, baseball, hopes, rivalry, underdog, sport team, teammate ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Whose Daughter Is She? (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Whose Daughter is She?
Plot: widow, divorce, custody battle, family relations, desertion, custody, child custody, mother child relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: rough, sexy, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: single parent, athlete's life, ambition, dishonesty, contests and competitions, rising to stardom, rivalry, love and romance, love affair, love triangle, couples, sport team ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.7
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The Long Run (2001)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: South Africa
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win. The Comrades Marathon is a 90-k race in South Africa. An aging running coach, Barry, wants to field a winner; he's working with four men from a factory, but ...
Style: uplifting, serious, sincere, feel good, touching ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: female athlete, interracial relations, obsession, ambition, human spirit, athlete and trainer, society, sport, contests and competitions, rivalry, runner, marathon ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.1
 6K
Pride (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 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: emotional, uplifting, serious, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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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: exciting, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car race, athlete's life, hotshot hero, contests and competitions, sport, 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 ⇓
22%
 6.1
 182
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, shower, businessman, gun, farm, male nudity, prairie, friend, egotism, bar, locker room, brawl ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Your Best Years (1999)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Vera Kemp, heiress of an industrial enterprise, lives in an apparently perfect world. While she doesn't care for big business, her husband Manfred runs the company. However, she learns about his affair with a younger woman and tries to save her ...
Plot: high society, family relations, loss of husband, factory, sleeping pill, cemetery, forest, ice hockey, car accident, birthday
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: footprint, team, terminal illness, running, coach, inspiration, struggle, athlete
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.0
 3K
Ours (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 173 min.
Story: An ex-boxer Baldev Choudhary (Dharmendra) has had a stain in his boxing career. He wanted to wash it with his son Angad's (Sunny Deol) success, but times were hard and a financial crunch kept him from achieving this dream. Though Angad pulled ...
Style: emotional, exciting, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, rise to the top, hopes, lifestyle, sport, once promising, parents and children, athlete and trainer, rivalry ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: punjab, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.2
 5K
Legendary (2010)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A book-smart teenager joins his school's wrestling team as a way to reunite his surviving family members, who split apart after the death of his father, a college wrestling legend, 10 years ago.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, rough, exciting
Plot: wrestling, family relations, teenage life, rivalry, sport, contests and competitions, youth, social relations, estranged mother, fight, high school, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, oklahoma
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
American Anthem (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve is a talented gymnast who has given up competition and is working at his father's bike shop. Julie is the new girl at his old gym, who has moved to town to train with their powerful coach. Inspired by Julie, Steve resumes training. While ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gymnast, gymnastics, couple relations, family life, family relations, workplace romance, parents and children, athlete and trainer, coming of age, athlete's life, romance, youth ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%