Olympics movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant olympics movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, inspirational, clever, intense, dramatic and touching films and TV shows about / with olympics, sport, storytelling, runaway, catastrophe, mentor, redemption, ambition, competition and chase plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Biography genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
olympics movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as olympics: Miracle (2004), Race (2016), Eddie the Eagle (2015), Prefontaine (1997), Unbroken (2014), Molly's Game (2017), Without Limits (1998), Cool Runnings (1993), Walk Don't Run (1966), The Ringer (2005).

List of olympics movies

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, sincere, captivating, inspirational ...
Audience: boys' night, family outing, teens, kids
Plot: ice hockey, sport, underdog, athlete and trainer, human spirit, hockey, coach, contests and competitions, grudge, olympics, athlete's life, sport team ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, milwaukee wisconsin, new york, madison square garden manhattan new york city, minnesota ...
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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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: african american, racism, track and field, sport, historical figure, nazi germany, olympics, nazi, running, racial prejudice, athlete, politics ...
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, Eddie the Eagle is a feel-good story about Michael "Eddie" Edwards (Taron Egerton), an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself - even as an entire nation was counting him ...
Style: feel good, inspirational, motivational, light, intense ...
Plot: skiing, determination, life, olympics, coach, athlete, dream, obsession, follow your dream, destiny, unlikely friendships, following a dream ...
Place: britain, england, london
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Prefontaine (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: It's the true-life story of legendary track star Steve Prefontaine, the exciting and sometimes controversial "James Dean of Track," whose spirit captured the heart of the nation! Cocky, charismatic, and tough, "Pre" was a ...
Style: sincere, serious, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: sport, runner, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, olympics, hopes, lifestyle, olympic gold medalist, justice, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1960, year 1969, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, montreal quebec, finland, mexico city ...
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Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by Japanese forces during World War II.
Style: epic, rough, captivating, bleak, tense ...
Plot: captivity, u.s. air force, war, survival, soldier, island, shark, life is a bitch, military, human spirit, sport, athlete ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: pacific ocean, japan, germany, asia, tokyo
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Molly's Game (2017)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: China, Canada, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: Molly Bloom, a young skier and former Olympic hopeful becomes a successful entrepreneur (and a target of an FBI investigation) when she establishes a high-stakes, international poker game.
Plot: poker, gambling, court, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, trial, lawyer, card playing, poker game, skiing, club, gambling house ...
Place: los angeles, new york
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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, serious, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: sport, athlete, running, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, olympics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
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Cool Runnings (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a Jamaican sprinter is disqualified from the Olympic Games, he enlists the help of a dishonored coach to start the first Jamaican Bobsled Team.
Style: humorous, not serious, feel good, realistic, exciting ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, teens, kids
Plot: reggae, sport, underdog, family, coach, contests and competitions, winter, training camp, athlete and trainer, sport team, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1987, 80s
Place: canada, jamaica, california
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Walk Don't Run (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: British industrialist Sir William Rutland - "Bill" to his friends - is in Tokyo on a business trip during the time of the Summer Olympic Games there in 1964. Having actually arrived in Tokyo two days before his original planned arrival, he ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, embassy, romance, matchmaking, athlete's life, opposites attract, hotel room, love and romance, couples, contests and competitions, infidelity, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: tokyo, asia, japan, england
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The Ringer (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pressured by a greedy uncle (Brian Cox) and a pile of debt, lovable loser Steve Barker (Knoxville) resorts to an unthinkable, contemptible, just-crazy-enough-to-work scheme. He pretends to be mentally challenged to rig the upcoming Special Olympics ...
Style: humorous, not serious, sentimental, realistic, funny ...
Plot: mentally challenged, disability, bet, friendship, mistaken identity, finger, operation, loser, sport, uncle, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas
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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, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, running, romance, athlete's life, gays and lesbians, female homosexuality, contests and competitions, love affair, sexual relations, ambition, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: california, los angeles
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The Cutting Edge (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Two former Olympians, one a figure skater and the other a hockey player, pin their hopes of one last shot at Olympic glory on one another. That is, of course, if they can keep from killing each other in the process...
Style: semi serious, feel good, sentimental, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: figure skating, romance, sport, skating, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, opposites attract, fall in love, ambition, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: france, chicago illinois, minnesota, new jersey
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The Hammer (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Approaching forty, Ferro is unsatisfied with his life as a construction worker and part-time boxing instructor in Los Angeles, CA. After a successful bout with a young pro boxer, Ferro decides to don the gloves one last time. The movie recounts his ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, witty, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: sport, underdog, boxing, contests and competitions, transporter, athlete's life, romance, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, ambition, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, pasadena california, california ...
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Drama, History, Thriller
Country: France, Canada, USA
Duration: 164 min.
Story: During the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich, eleven Israeli athletes are taken hostage and murdered by a Palestinian terrorist group known as Black September. In retaliation, the Israeli government recruits a group of Mossad agents to track down and ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, factual, based on true events ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, assassination, revenge, politics, terrorism, secret agents, murder, jewish, vengeance, justice, morality, tragedy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, germany ...
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Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, obsession, ambition, murder, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, athlete's life, power relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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1972 Summer Olympic Games (1972)
Genre: Sport
Country: West Germany
Story: An international multi-sport event held in Munich.
Plot: olympics, female athlete, flag, parade, athlete, competition
Time: year 1972
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Scooby's Laff-A Lympics (1977)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Story: Scooby's All-Star Laff-A-Lympics was a two-hour programming block of Saturday morning animated series produced by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Running from September 10, 1977 to September 2, 1978 on ABC, the block featured five Hanna-Barbera ...
Plot: surrealism, dog, olympics, scooby doo, cartoon dog, great dane
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Midnight Runner (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jonas Widmer, one of the best runners in Switzerland, is focussed on participating in the Olympic games. Besides sports, Jonas is also a successful cook and plans to move in with his girlfriend, Simone. But Jonas's perfect life is increasingly ...
Plot: violence against women, manhunt, performance, realism, family drama, secrets, violence, brother brother relationship, double life, obsession, childhood trauma, murder ...
Place: switzerland
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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: humorous, semi serious, offbeat, realistic, mumblecore ...
Plot: farce, contests and competitions, siblings relations, family gatherings, rivalry, family relations, uninhibited rivalry, dysfunctional family, family life, family problems, uninvited guest, olympics ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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: coming of age, loneliness, boyfriend, sport, injury, mother daughter estrangement, sex scene, running, bare breasts, trophy, female nudity, olympics ...
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Sweat (1996)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 25 min.
Story: Sweat is an Australian drama series created by John Rapsey and produced by Barron Entertainment in Perth. The show aired on Network Ten in 1996 and centred around students at an Australian school for the athletically gifted. Sweat was Heath ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenager, sport, high school, homosexual, cycling, swimming, olympics
Place: australia
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The Bronze (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In 2004, Hope Ann Greggory became an American hero after winning the bronze medal for the women's gymnastics team. Today, she's still living in her small hometown, washed-up and embittered. Stuck in the past, Hope must reassess her life ...
Style: clever, semi serious, humorous, realistic, sincere
Plot: small town, gymnast, gymnastics, small town life, unfulfillment, social relations, athlete's life, rise and fall, haunted by the past, sex scene, marijuana, training ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Crazy Canucks (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on the book White Circus by Ken Read, this is the story of the Canadian skiing legends that became the first North Americans to crack the Euro dominated World Cup Circuit in 1975
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: sport, skiing, underdog, contests and competitions, ski, ambition, rivalry, olympics
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, europe, alps
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Aaltra (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this pitch black comedy the rivalry between two neighbors escalates into an all out war. Through a maintenance error on a tractor they both end up, paralyzed, in a wheelchair. It seems they are doomed to stay together. They no longer focus their ...
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, offbeat, road movie
Plot: on the road, tractor, farmer, hospital, friendship, disability, motor sport, misfit, friends, disorder, train, neck brace ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland, europe, belgium, helsinki finland
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Dawn! (1979)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Dawn! is a 1979 Australian sports biopic about the three-time Olympic gold medallist swimmer Dawn Fraser.
Plot: competition, coach, winning, medal, ocean, young woman, legend, sea, pub, dysfunctional marriage, water, beach ...
Place: australia, japan, melbourne australia
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London 2012 Olympic Closing Ceremony: A Symphony of British Music (2012)
Genre: Music, Sport
Country: UK
Story: The closing ceremony of the games of the XXXth Olympiad.
Plot: live music, british, live broadcast, pop star, pop singer, rock music, pop music, rock star, olympics, live performance, girl group, rock song ...
Time: year 2012
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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: olympics, skiing, medal
Place: yugoslavia, oregon
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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: sport, runner, marathon, olympics, bed wetting, humiliation, loneliness, childhood trauma, running, athlete
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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: exploitation, competition, olympics
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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: athlete, african american, racism, track and field, running, racial segregation, nazis, racial prejudice, nazi, racial tension, olympics, nazi germany ...
Time: 1930s
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