Movies like The Loneliest Runner

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The Loneliest Runner (1976)
 7.4
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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, child abuse, runner, loneliness, running, olympics, athlete, marathon, humiliation, childhood trauma, sport

Most similar movies to The Loneliest Runner

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about sport, athlete, running, ambition, hopes, athlete's life and rivalry mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres. Some movies like The Loneliest Runner: Tracktown (2016), The Jesse Owens Story (1984), Running (1979), A Shining Season (1979), Dernier stade (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.5
 385
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: boyfriend, injury, mother daughter estrangement, loneliness, coming of age, trophy, bare breasts, female nudity, crush, mental breakdown, olympics, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: racism, olympics, athlete, african american, nazi, nazis, runner, racial prejudice, interracial relations, nazi germany, running, racial segregation ...
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 5.9
 691
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: male female relationship, fitness, marathon, olympics, family relations, city, divorce, running, sport
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, running, struggle, team, athlete, inspiration, terminal illness, coach
Place: new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Dernier stade (1994)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Belgium, France, Switzerland, Germany
Story: No overview found
Plot: health, steroids, winning, coach, track and field, female athlete, athlete, champion, urine, runner, male female relationship, competition ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: running, teenager, high school, female athlete, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, teenage girl, athlete, accident, race, hit by a car, runner ...
Place: arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, stylized, exciting ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, running, sport, profanity, sexual content, power relations, athlete and trainer, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, lifestyle, athlete's life ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, helsinki finland, finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 6.5
 158
Sam's Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Michael Landon's semi-autobiographical sketch of his earlier life. It's the story of Gene Orowitz, a high school student struggling with his identity, who finds success as a javelin thrower on the track team.
Plot: family, male with long hair, long haired male, hair, high school
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Movie in collections
 5.7
 326
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: obsession, interracial relations, female athlete, human spirit, ambition, rivalry, society, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, runner, marathon ...
Time: 90s
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Long-Distance Running Tactics (1978)
Genre: Drama, Sport, War
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 65 min.
Plot: athlete, german, nurse, doctor, russian, fascist, officer, partisan, world war two, running, runner
Place: soviet union
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.6
 1K
1:54 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tim is a bit of a loner. At school he gravitates towards another shy boy and they become friends. But the verbal and physical bullying by a gang of kids, as well as an aggressive use of social media, unsettle Tim’s new mate and he backs away from ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, suspenseful ...
Plot: high school sports, gay teenager, runner, gay athlete, bullying, gay, high school, running, gay slur, suicidal thoughts, gay bashing, friendship between boys ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Personal Best (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 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: sexual, sexy, uplifting, tense, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, nudity (full frontal - brief), olympic athlete, running, track and field, arm wrestling, sport, romance, gays and lesbians, athlete's life, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Life at These Speeds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Style: captivating, romantic, exciting, uplifting
Plot: runner, race, student athlete, competition, coach, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, athlete's life, mourning, underwater scene, footprint, flashback, high school ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: siblings relations, power relations, sport team, family relations, unfulfillment, sport, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, athlete's life, hopes, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 70s, year 1973
Place: usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 6K
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: emotional, serious, uplifting, inspirational, realistic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: swimming, racism, sport, against the odds, life is a bitch, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, human spirit, youth, ghetto, interracial relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, usa, new orleans, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 8.2
 60K
Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, captivating, inspirational, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 4.7
 343
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, competition, exploitation
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Challenger (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A legendary trainer comes out of retirement to help an underdog boxer fight his way to a better life.
Style: captivating, inspirational, realistic, tense
Plot: boxer, boxing, against the odds, working class, determination, sparring, sport, rise to the top, rivalry, society, fight, beer ...
Time: 2010s
Place: bronx new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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 6.5
 7K
Woodlawn (2015)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Love and unity in a school torn by racism and hate in the 1970s.A gifted high school football player must learn to embrace his talent and his faith as he battles racial tensions on and off the field.
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious, christian film ...
Plot: racism, american football, faith, team, coach, high school, church, african american, integration, religion, motivational speaker, sport ...
Time: 70s
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Final Season (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: True story of Kent Stock, who in the early 90's, gives up a job and ditches his wedding plans to take over as head coach as the Norway High School baseball team. Kent must win over his players and convince them and himself that he can fill ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: baseball, sport team, coach, small town, baseball movie, against the odds, ambition, youth, rivalry, contests and competitions, sport, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, serious, uplifting, sincere, captivating ...
Plot: ex athlete, journalism, boxing, african american, newspaper, lifestyle, athlete's life, human spirit, sport, introspection, society, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 1950s, 50s
Place: usa, colorado, denver colorado, detroit, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Quarterback Princess (1983)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Maida family has moved to Oregon, and daughter Tami wants to play quarterback for the high school football team. There's just one problem. She's a girl. With everyone from the coach to her next door neighbor against her, she's out ...
Plot: girlfriend, pep talk, boyfriend, sister sister relationship, high school, student athlete, teenage girl, locker room, drive in, female athlete, american football, teammate ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 34K
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, captivating, exciting, political, suspenseful ...
Audience: kids
Plot: track and field, racism, olympics, nazi, african american, historical figure, nazi germany, athlete, racial prejudice, sport, politics, running ...
Time: 20th century, year 1936, year 1933, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany, usa, united states, cleveland ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: catholic school, mother superior, college, sport, against the odds, human spirit, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes, athlete and trainer, feminism, coach ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, philadelphia, pennsylvania, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: college, coach, football, sport, air disaster, survivor, university, sport team, human spirit, against the odds, hopes, struggle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: usa, virginia, california, united states, west virginia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.5
 399
Hustle (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Few figures in professional baseball had a career quite like Pete Rose -- and practically no one who climbed so high fell so hard. Rose made his major-league debut playing second base with the Cincinnati Reds in 1963; nicknamed "Charlie ...
Plot: cleavage, athlete, gambling addiction, baseball, scandal, gambling, girl in bra and panties
Time: 80s
Place: cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, realistic, touching, psychological
Plot: infidelity, love affair, relationship vs career, athlete's life, ambition, rise to the top, couples, fall in love, doctors and patients, breakup, rivalry, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.5
 42K
Hoosiers (1986)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK, USA
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
Plot: basketball, small town, underdog, high school, athlete and trainer, sport, championship, sport team, human spirit, ambition, redemption, contests and competitions ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 80s
Place: indiana, usa, texas, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Junction Boys (2002)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Tom Berenger leads an outstanding cast in this bone-crunching dramatization of legendary college football coach Paul "Bear" Bryant's debut at Texas A&M in the summer of 1954. The often unnerving story finds Bryant ducking the ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: sport, hopes, discrimination, teachers and students, contests and competitions, against the odds, youth, college, athlete and trainer, athlete's life, college life, underdog ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, alabama, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.9
 287K
The Wrestler (2008)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA, France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with ...
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, loneliness, life is a bitch, wrestler, fame, stripper, ambition, aging, sport, introspection, athlete's life, heart attack ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: new jersey, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%