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, humorous, feel good, inspirational, unusual plot structure and serious films and TV shows about / with olympics, sport, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete, underdog, competition, coach, athlete's life and rivalry plots mostly in Sport, Drama and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
olympics movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as olympics: Eddie the Eagle (2015), Make It or Break It (2009), Miracle (2004), Race (2016), Prefontaine (1997), Without Limits (1998), Pentathlon (1994), Berlin '36 (2009), The Cutting Edge (1992), Blades of Glory (2007).

List of olympics movies

Eddie the Eagle (2015)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Family, History, 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: inspirational, feel good, motivational, based on true events, light ...
Plot: life, olympics, coach, determination, skiing, following a dream, athlete, dream, follow your dream, obsession, destiny, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: britain, england, london
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Make It or Break It (2009)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Set in the world of competitive gymnastics, the series follows a group of teen Olympic hopefuls as they train for their day in the spotlight.
Style: serious, feel good, sentimental, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gymnastics, sport, athlete's life, friends, rivalry, youth, female athlete, social relations, follow your dream, ambition, hopes, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, colorado
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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, teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: ice hockey, hockey, underdog, olympics, coach, sport team, human spirit, grudge, sport, contests and competitions, athlete's life, opponent ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, colorado ...
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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, 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
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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: serious, sincere, rough, talky, factual ...
Plot: olympics, runner, sport, underdog, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, hopes, lifestyle, college, olympic gold medalist, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1972 ...
Place: oregon, usa, munich germany, montreal, finland ...
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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: sincere, exciting, captivating, inspirational, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: olympics, running, sport, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, human spirit, rivalry, ambition, lifestyle, hopes, contests and competitions, competition ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972, year 1970, year 1971 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, munich germany, helsinki finland
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Pentathlon (1994)
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: When East German Eric Brogar (Dolph Lundgren) wins a gold medal in the pentathlon, he escapes to freedom in the west with the help of a beautiful American athlete. But his demanding coach, Heinrich Mueller (David Soul) vows revenge and Eric's ...
Style: serious, rough, suspenseful, realistic, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: olympics, athlete's life, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, vengeance, human spirit, rivalry, crimes, betrayal, power relations, hostage, racism ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: europe, east germany, los angeles, germany, usa
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Berlin '36 (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Berlin 36 is a 2009 German film telling the fate of Jewish athlete Gretel Bergmann in the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was replaced by the Nazi regime by an athlete later discovered to be a man. The film is based on a true story and was released in ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, realistic, serious
Plot: athlete's life, anti semitism, olympics, friendship, against the odds, racism, politics, dishonesty, contests and competitions, society, track and field, underdog ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: germany
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The Cutting Edge (1992)
Genre: Comedy, 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: feel good, humorous, light, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: figure skating, romance, skating, olympics, sport, underdog, love and romance, reluctant partners, opposites attract, lifestyle, starting over, athlete's life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s
Place: france, minnesota, chicago illinois, new jersey
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Blades of Glory (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a much-publicized ice-skating scandal strips them of their gold medals, two world-class athletes skirt their way back onto the ice via a loophole that allows them to compete together as a pairs team.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, funny, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: rivalry, figure skating, skating, farce, competition, championship, friendship, coach, sport, olympics, ambition, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2002, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa, north korea, ukraine, montreal quebec canada, detroit ...
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Three Seconds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Russia
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The story is set at the 1972 Munich Olympics where the U.S. team lost the basketball championship for the first time in 36 years. The final moments of the final game have become one of the most controversial events in Olympic history. With play ...
Style: atmospheric, inspirational, captivating, motivational
Plot: basketball, olympics, dedication, basketball player, sport team, miraculous event, athlete, coach, handicapped, disabled child, terror, kgb ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Dangal (2016)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, UK, Australia, Kenya, Namibia, India
Duration: 161 min.
Story: Dangal is an extraordinary true story based on the life of Mahavir Singh and his two daughters, Geeta and Babita Phogat. The film traces the inspirational journey of a father who trains his daughters to become world class wrestlers.
Style: inspirational, intense, lyrical, atmospheric, captivating ...
Plot: sport, female empowerment, athlete, parent child relationship, coach, small town, wrestler, training, autobiography, determination, olympics, endurance ...
Time: 2000s, 1990s, 90s
Place: india, israel
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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.
Style: non-linear, surprise ending
Plot: female protagonist, poker, court, poker game, gambling, father daughter relationship, trial, lawyer, card playing, fbi, club, arrest ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: los angeles, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Cutting Edge: Going for the Gold (2006)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two ice skaters develop a love-hate relationship while dreaming of Olympic glory.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, feel good
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: figure skating, skating, ambition, opposites attract, friends, contests and competitions, teaching the ways of the world, fall in love, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, power relations, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Cool Runnings (1993)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, History, 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: feel good, humorous, exciting, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens, family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: underdog, reggae, coach, olympics, bookies, sport team, sport, family, disgraced, skiing, snow, championship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1988, year 1987, 80s
Place: canada, jamaica, california
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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, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: underdog, ambition, friendship, olympics, track and field, missionary, running, olympic athlete, sport, prejudice, friends, opponent ...
Time: 1920s, 1910s, 20th century, 20s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, paris france, england, europe, france ...
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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, feel good, realistic, semi serious, witty ...
Audience: date night
Plot: hotel, olympics, matchmaking, embassy, romance, couples, social differences, infidelity, love and romance, athlete's life, contests and competitions, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, year 1964, 1960s
Place: tokyo, japan, asia, england
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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: feel good, humorous, semi serious, witty, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: underdog, sport, ex athlete, contests and competitions, athlete's life, ambition, hopes, couple relations, love affair, comeback, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, phoenix arizona, pasadena california, california ...
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Munich (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France
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: rough, bleak, suspenseful, disturbing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, terrorism, mossad, secret agents, vengeance, murder, politics, assassination, jewish, terrorist, revenge, hostage ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: middle east, europe, israel, lebanon, munich germany ...
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Unbroken (2014)
Genre: Action, 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: uplifting, emotional, bleak, rough, epic ...
Plot: war, soldier, u.s. air force, captivity, world war two, island, survival, life is a bitch, athlete's life, human spirit, hopes, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: japan, pacific ocean, germany, asia, berlin germany ...
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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: semi serious, toilet humor, light, absurd, clever ...
Plot: gymnastics, small town, rise and fall, gymnast, rivalry, training, ambition, olympics, sex scene, female protagonist, rudeness, sexual humor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
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A Patriotic Man (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Finland, Croatia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Every nation gets the heroes it deserves. A man with a special blood type is used as a device for human doping athletes skiing national team.
Style: tense, humorous, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: athlete, olympics, patriotism, cheating, conspiracy, doping, winter olympics, morals, olympic athlete, olympic gold medalist, skiing, coach ...
Time: 80s
Place: soviet union, finland
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Getting There (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This film is about Mary-Kate and Ashley turning sixteen years old and going on a road trip without parents. They are headed to Utah for the Olympics and arrive late. There are also scenes in Las Vegas. The twins do not drive alone in this movie, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, road movie, entertaining
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: twins, skiing, on the road, teenager, bus, teenage life, sport, love and romance, contests and competitions, road trip, nothing goes right, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: utah, usa, california, las vegas, los angeles ...
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Matti: Hell Is for Heroes (2006)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Finland
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Four Olympic gold medals, seven World Championship titles, four World Cup tour championships and forty six World Cup circuit victories.Once his career as a professional athlete ended, however, the other side of his personality emerged into public ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, intense, satirical ...
Plot: alcohol, rise and fall, ambition, lifestyle, skiing, self control, athlete's life, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, husband wife relationship, domestic violence, olympics ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 21st century, contemporary, 20th century ...
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland, bavaria
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The Do-Deca-Pentathlon (2012)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two brothers compete in their own private 25-event Olympics.
Style: sincere, semi serious, realistic, humorous, offbeat ...
Plot: rivalry, siblings relations, uninhibited rivalry, farce, contests and competitions, family relations, family life, dysfunctional family, family problems, family gatherings, olympics, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting
Plot: skiing, ambition, rivalry, contests and competitions, underdog, olympics, sport, ski, winter olympics
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada, europe, alps
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Balls of Fury (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy Daytona was a child ping pong prodigy who lost his chance at Olympic gold when his father is murdered by the mysterious Feng over a gambling debt. 15yrs later he's down on his luck and scraping a living doing seedy back room shows in ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: rivalry, ping pong, prodigy, sport, ambition, athlete and trainer, contests and competitions, hopes, redemption, talent, underdog, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary
Place: german democratic republic, seoul, central america, latin america
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The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 237 min.
TV show
Story: This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: swimming, greek, olympics, track and field, against the odds, sport team, money raising, cycling, power relations, ambition, contests and competitions, sport ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1890s, victorian era
Place: greece, usa, harvard university, oxford university, balkan ...
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Animalympics (1980)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Animalympics is all about the Animal Olympics Contest where all the animals around the world gather to take part in everything from skiing in North America to the very long marathon race in humid conditions. With lively music provided by Graham ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious
Audience: preschoolers, family outing
Plot: parody, olympics, heroes, contests and competitions, sport, ambition, human spirit, animal life, friends, family, media, rivalry ...
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Swimming Upstream (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.
Style: uplifting, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, parents and children, self discovery, family life, sport ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: australia, harvard university, melbourne australia, sydney australia
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