Track and field movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant track and field movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, feel good and sincere films and TV shows about / with track and field, sport, running, athlete, rivalry, ambition, athlete's life, olympics, power relations and race plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres shot in USA, Germany, Japan and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as track and field: Race (2016), Fair Play (2014), McFarland, USA (2015), I Am Bolt (2016), Luce (2019), Berlin '36 (2009), Personal Best (1982), A Warrior's Heart (2011), Without Limits (1998), Chariots of Fire (1981).

List of track and field movies

 7.1
 35K
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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 6.8
 907
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, hopes, life is a bitch, contests and competitions, sport, youth, family relations, society ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: czechoslovakia, europe, czech republic
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 7.4
 36K
McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, captivating, exciting, uplifting, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night, kids
Plot: coach, athlete and trainer, human spirit, underdog, dedicated educator, small town, sport, track and field, sport team, contests and competitions, teacher, school ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, united states, new jersey, texas
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 7.1
 3K
I Am Bolt (2016)
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Fully authorized, access-all-areas feature doc on the hugely charismatic and globally adored Usain Bolt – officially the fastest man alive. With never-before-seen archive footage of his youth in Jamaica, through to original footage that will be ...
Plot: track and field, jamaican, olympic athlete, world champion, training, olympic gold medalist, physical therapy, olympics, athlete, race, champion, game ...
Time: 2010s, year 2015, year 2012, year 2008, year 2002 ...
Place: jamaica, beijing china, rio de janeiro
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 6.7
 10K
Luce (2019)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A star athlete and top student, Luce's idealized image is challenged by one of his teachers when his unsettling views on political violence come to light, putting a strain on family bonds while igniting intense debates on race and identity.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, non-linear, suspense, twists and turns
Plot: twists & turns, foster home, marijuana, courage, track and field, trust, social problems, independence day, politics, drinking, doubt, drinking alcohol ...
Place: ohio, middle east
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 6.3
 813
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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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, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, track and field, arm wrestling, nudity (full frontal - brief), running, olympic athlete, sport, romance, gays and lesbians, athlete's life, love and romance, contests and competitions ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, 80s
Place: california, los angeles
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A Warrior's Heart (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After his father’s death, high school lacrosse star Conor Sullivan becomes self-destructive but through a new love interest and his passion for this sport, Conor discovers the warrior within himself.
Style: sentimental, serious, uplifting, emotional, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: lacrosse, teenage love, athlete and trainer, human spirit, family, sport, ambition, love and romance, youth, power relations, athlete's life, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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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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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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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 6.7
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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, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: track and field, olympics, running, rivalry, against the odds, americana, racism, university, human spirit, athlete and trainer, social differences, campus ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa
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 5.7
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Billie (1965)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A 16-year-old tomboy and high school athlete becomes embroiled with the lives around her boyfriend whose conservative father is running for mayor.
Style: feel good, sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: high school, battle of the sexes, ambition, coming of age, family relations, tomboy, track and field, college, high school life, sport, athlete's life, misfit ...
Time: 60s
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 6.8
 909
After the Rain (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Akira Tachibana is a 17-year-old high school student. She was once a promising athlete, but an injury has prevented her from taking part in track and field. One day, Akira Tachibana goes to a family restaurant and the manager talks to her in a ...
Style: sexy, romanticism, touching, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama, chick flick
Plot: japanese girl, schoolgirl, love, japanese schoolgirl, teenage girl, rivalry, boss, employer employee relationship, mother daughter relationship, nubile, older man younger woman relationship, co worker co worker relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan
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 7.5
 853
After the Rain (2018)
Genre: Animation, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
Story: Akira Tachibana is a soft-spoken high school student who used to be a part of the track and field club but, due to an injury, she is no longer able to run as fast as she once could. Working part-time at a family restaurant as a recourse, she finds ...
Style: captivating, touching, disturbing, sincere
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, couple relations, track and field, injury, sport, couples, partners, buddies, older man younger woman, restaurant, sexy legs ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.5
 4K
The Brothers (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This is the story of four African-American "yuppies" (a banker, a doctor, a lawyer, and a "playboy") who call themselves "The Brothers". When the playboy gets engaged, the other three friends find themselves having to ...
Style: touching, romantic, melancholic, light, stylized ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, relationships, battle of the sexes, singleness, male friendship, friendship between men, male bonding, playboy, african american, women, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
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4 Minute Mile (2014)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A teenager overcomes odds to run a 4-minute mile race.
Style: sentimental, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, athlete and trainer, hopes, training, high school, family problems, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., united states, seattle washington
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For You in Full Blossom (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 54 min.
TV show
Story: Hanazakari no Kimitachi e: Ikemen Paradise, also known as Ike-para, is a Japanese drama produced by Fuji Television and first aired on July 3, 2007. It is based on the comic by Hisaya Nakajo, published in English as Hana-Kimi. Filming locations ...
Style: light, emotional, inspirational, humorous, talky
Plot: cross dressing, dormitory, friendship, boys' school, private school, rivalry, love, high school, everyday life, frustration, athlete's life, male friendship ...
Place: japan
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 6.8
 7K
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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To the Beautiful You (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 64 min.
TV show
Story: To The Beautiful You is a 2012 South Korean television drama series starring f(x)'s Sulli, Shinee's Minho, and Lee Hyun-woo. It aired on SBS from August 15 to October 4, 2012 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes. It is ...
Style: romantic, sentimental, twists and turns, touching, twist ending
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gender disguise, love, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friends, fall in love, love triangle, couple relations, couples, loneliness, love and romance, mistaken identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, south korea
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 4.8
 692
Fatal Games (1984)
Genre: Horror, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of amazing athletes are systematically stalked and killed by a crazed, hoodie wearing psychopath.
Style: surprise ending, cult film
Plot: slasher, track and field, men's locker room, male in shower, group shower, student, school, blood, dead woman, murder of a nude woman, shower room, impalement ...
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Beijing 2008: Games of the XXIX Olympiad (2008)
Genre: Sport
Country: USA, China
TV show
Story: Here's a Special Edition DVD that captures the most dramatic and exciting moments from the 2008 Summer Olympic Games. Officially known as the Games of the XXIX Olympiad, the competition was held in Beijing, People's Republic of China from ...
Plot: olympics, basketball, swimming pool, gymnastics, track and field
Place: beijing china, china
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 3.9
 143
Reverse Runner (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A teenager pursues his childhood dream of becoming the best at reverse running.
Plot: coming of age, father son relationship, coach, dream, running, underdog, quitting a job, country house, fired from the job, track and field
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Racing for Time (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cleveland 'Stack' Stackhouse is a guard with the Texas Correctional Youth Authority who witnesses the cycle of destructive choices and racial tensions among female teen offenders and decides to do something about it. He gathers ...
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: rivalry, juvenile delinquency, against the odds, human spirit, society, rebellion, hopes, youth, ambition, life is a bitch, teenage life, prison life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas
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1972 Summer Olympic Games (1972)
Genre: Sport
Country: West Germany
TV show
Story: An international multi-sport event held in Munich.
Plot: competition, flag, olympics, athlete, female athlete, parade, track and field, sports man
Time: year 1972
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 7.0
 94K
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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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
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Forever and a Day (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Eugene arrives in Bukidnon with only one intention: to forget his problems at work. But when he meets Raffy and as they travel and go on ridiculous and death-defying activities together, they start to form a friendship that goes beyond Euge’s ...
Style: psychological, sentimental, contemplative, sincere, unusual plot structure
Plot: father son relationship, cancer, dying, cancer patient, doctor, illness, female director, birthday present, shoes, cable car, vacation, waterfall ...
Place: the philippines
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 6.8
 34
Thelma (2011)
Genre: Drama, Family
Country: Philippines
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The film tells the story of a tomboyish Ilocano lass from Ilocos Norte, Thelma (Maja Salvador) whose family is beset with challenges when she discovers her uncanny gift of speed. Her talent then opens doors for her – to elevate her family’s ...
Plot: barefoot, locker room, wheelchair, teenager, obstacle, marathon, sister, coach, student, farmer, windmill, car accident ...
Place: the philippines
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The World's Greatest Athlete (1973)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Stuck with a feeble sports department, college coach Sam Archer (John Amos) faces the ax unless he can reverse the school's athletic fortunes. An African vacation with his assistant (Tim Conway) answers Archer's prayers when he spots the ...
Style: not serious, feel good, humorous
Audience: family outing, pre-teens
Plot: fall in love, jungle, misfit, contests and competitions, superhuman powers, family, rivalry, imaginary, farce, athlete and trainer, fish out of water, disorder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: africa, usa
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