Olympic athlete movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant olympic athlete movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, uplifting, captivating, touching and inspirational films and TV shows about / with olympic athlete, olympics, sport, athlete, ambition, athlete's life, rivalry, coach, death and contests and competitions plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Biography genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as olympic athlete: Sonja: The White Swan (2018), A Patriotic Man (2013), Personal Best (1982), The Flight to Victory (2017), Chariots of Fire (1981), Dawn! (1979), Stadium Nuts (1972), Spinning Out (2020), Swimming Upstream (2003), I Am Bolt (2016).

List of olympic athlete movies

Sonja: The White Swan (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Norway
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The true story of Sonja Henie, one of the world's greatest athletes and the inventor of modern figure skating, who decides to go to Hollywood in 1936 to become a movie star.
Style: disturbing, emotional, artsy, tragic
Plot: figure skating, ice skater, power struggle, rising to stardom, performer's life, price of fame, strong female character, frustration, olympic athlete, rise and fall, tragic love, backstage ...
Time: year 1936, 1930s, pre world war two
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The Simone Biles Story: Courage to Soar (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Based on her book, this World Premiere film follows Simone Biles through the sacrifices and hard work that led her to win 19 Olympic and World Championship medals.
Style: semi autobiographical, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: gymnastics, female athlete, olympic athlete, gymnast, athlete's life, rise to the top, aspiration, athlete, success, direction and purpose, champion, ambitious woman ...
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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, patriotic, contemplative
Plot: doping, conspiracy, patriotism, olympics, athlete, morals, winter olympics, olympic gold medalist, doctor, olympic athlete, skiing, coach ...
Time: 80s
Place: finland, ussr
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Personal Best (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 128 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, erotic, unusual plot structure, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, track and field, lgbt, lesbian relationship, gay, female nudity, female athlete, lgbtq, running, women, coming of age, nude ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1980
Place: los angeles, california
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The Flight to Victory (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
TV show
Story: Victoria is a free spirited girl from a humble background and an aspirant Sprinter. She was abandoned by her biological mother when she was a child. A woman named Chencha took her in and treated her as her own daughter. Victoria dreams to become a ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: aspiration, romantic rivalry, romantic triangle, ambitious woman, male female relationship, coping, athlete's life, love triangle, runner, love affair, running, olympic athlete ...
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Pocket Hercules: Naim Suleymanoglu (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Turkey
Duration: 141 min.
Story: From defecting to the Olympics, an underdog weightlifter powers through adversity to raise up his community in this biopic of Naim Süleymanoğlu.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, psychological, inspirational
Plot: weightlifting, real life, olympics, migration, tournament, muslim, communism, athlete, assimilation, sport, athlete's life, contests and competitions ...
Time: 90s, year 1988, year 1992, 80s, year 1996
Place: barcelona, atlanta, atlanta georgia, athens greece, balkan ...
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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: inspirational, christian film, thought provoking, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: christian, sport, prejudice, faith, religion, jewish, running, missionary, friendship, underdog, runner, catholic ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: scotland, england, canada, vatican, paris france ...
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 6.2
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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: gender, swimming, olympic athlete, swimmer, australian, husband wife relationship, beach, hotel, marriage, competition, winning, young woman ...
Place: australia, japan, melbourne australia, tokyo
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Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his homosexuality, and him contracting the HIV virus.
Style: uplifting, captivating, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, lgbtq, coming out, aids, swimming, olympic athlete, diving, lgbt athlete, couples, adoption, rise and fall ...
Time: 70s, 90s, 80s, year 1988, year 1984
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 6.1
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Stadium Nuts (1972)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Les Charlots, a French rock group, continue their adventures, in the manner of the Beatles in Hard Day's Night. This is their second adventure. The foursome are on holiday, camping outside a village. The Olympic flame is going to pass through ...
Plot: camping, village, race, olympics, olympic athlete, father daughter relationship, bicycle, cow, wedding dress, runner, competition, romantic rivalry ...
Place: south of france, paris france, provence
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 7.6
 15K
Spinning Out (2020)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
Story: Kat Baker is an up-and-coming, high-level single skater who is about to turn in her skates after a disastrous fall. When Kat seizes an opportunity to continue her career as a pair skater with a talented bad-boy partner, she risks exposing a fiercely ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, psychological
Plot: skating, figure skating, mental illness, mental health, human spirit, love, athlete, mother daughter relationship, true love, family problems, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 2020s, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, sincere, sentimental, touching, serious ...
Plot: swimming, human spirit, dysfunctional family, domestic violence, athlete's life, follow your dream, ambition, lifestyle, self discovery, contests and competitions, sport, rivalry ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century
Place: australia, harvard university, melbourne australia, sydney australia
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 7.1
 4K
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 ...
Style: inspirational
Plot: track and field, game, black history, jamaican, sport, olympic athlete, athlete, champion, runner, race, world champion, rivalry ...
Time: year 2015, year 2012, year 2008, 2000s, year 2016 ...
Place: beijing china, jamaica, rio de janeiro
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 7.2
 172K
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: motivational, uplifting, epic, inspirational, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: world war two, war, survival, torture, soldier, human spirit, prison, prisoners of war, sport, u.s. air force, hopes, captivity ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, year 1943
Place: japan, asia, pacific ocean, germany, tokyo ...
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 6.1
 13K
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, absurd, light, funny, erotic ...
Plot: sex scene, gymnastics, olympics, rise and fall, rivalry, training, sport, ambition, female protagonist, rudeness, toilet humor, sexual humor ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, ohio
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 6.3
 922
Berlin '36 (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Sport
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: uplifting, disturbing, serious, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, against the odds, friendship, olympics, racism, politics, contests and competitions, society, dishonesty, world war two, underdog, sport ...
Time: 20th century, year 1936, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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 7.4
 2K
White Palms (2006)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Hungary
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Having suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach, champion Hungarian gymnast Miklos moves to Canada years later in search of a new start - only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils.
Style: uplifting, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: gymnastics, rivalry, athlete's life, self discovery, human spirit, haunted by the past, lifestyle, athlete and trainer, ambition, traumatic childhood, journey, childhood trauma ...
Time: 80s, 2000s
Place: hungary, canada, eastern europe, europe
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 6.2
 40K
Deadfall (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A thriller that follows two siblings who decide to fend for themselves in the wake of a botched casino heist, and their unlikely reunion during another family's Thanksgiving celebration.
Style: exciting, neo noir, tense, tricky, serious ...
Plot: suspense, robbery, redemption, on the run, homecoming, violence, car chase, twists and turns, winter, murder, thanksgiving, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, michigan, detroit, boston
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Two Half-Times in Hell (1961)
Genre: Drama, Sport, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 140 min.
Story: To celebrate Hitler's birthday, a soccer match is organized between the Germans and prisoners of war.
Style: thought provoking
Plot: world war two, soccer, football, escape, battlefield, prison, prisoner, burial, execution, death sentence, soccer match, abuse of power ...
Time: 1940s, year 1944
Place: ukraine
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: funny, light, humorous, feel good, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: wedding, friendship, dysfunctional family, female protagonist, dignity, women, small town, coming of age, leaving home, parenthood, happy ending, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia, bali
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 4.6
 6K
Perfect (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A female aerobics instructor meets a male reporter doing a story on health clubs, but it isn't love at first sight. This film contains one of the greatest scenes of the '80s, an across the room sexual dance-off between the two main ...
Style: sexy, humorous, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, feel good ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: aerobics, fitness, gym, dancing, journalism, courtroom, happy ending, mentor, police investigation, natural disaster, first contact, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, morocco
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 7.0
 145K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, 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: thought provoking, atmospheric, dark, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: sport, mental illness, wrestling, murder, eccentricity, ambition, suspense, character study, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, domination, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1987, 21st century
Place: usa, california, pennsylvania, phoenix arizona, seoul
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WWE SummerSlam 1988 (1988)
Genre: Action, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 149 min.
Story: SummerSlam (1988) was the first annual SummerSlam professional wrestling pay-per-view event. It was produced by the World Wrestling Federation and took place on August 29, 1988 in Madison Square Garden, located in New York, New York. The PPV was ...
Plot: wrestling, wrestler, feud, sexy woman, tough guy, patriot, frenchman, pain, snake, bulldog, communist, hercules ...
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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: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: olympics, track and field, intrigue, swimming, greek, studying, competition, athlete, male nudity, mama's boy, athletic training, ambition ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 20th century, victorian era
Place: greece, athens greece, usa, new york, boston ...
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 8.4
 2K
Traffik (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 315 min.
TV show
Story: Traffik is a 1989 British television serial about the illegal drugs trade. Its three stories are interwoven, with arcs told from the perspectives of Afghan and Pakistani growers and manufacturers, German dealers, and British users. It was nominated ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, tense, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: heroin, drug dealer, drug abuse, fighting the system, police corruption, smuggling, politics, organized crime, price of justice, rules and policies, life is a bitch, down on your luck ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, pakistan, london, england, germany ...
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International Velvet (1978)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A charming sequel to the hit National Velvet follows our young heroine and her trusty steed overseas.
Style: realistic, semi serious, uplifting, sincere, touching ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teen drama
Plot: girl horse relationship, horse, youth, equestrian, human animal relationship, animals, horse race, teenager, orphan, coming of age, contests and competitions, human spirit ...
Time: 70s
Place: massachusetts
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 7.0
 107K
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, inspirational, funny, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: underdog, sport, reggae, childhood, winter, disney, transformation, olympics, african american, coach, black man, snow ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1988, year 1987, 80s
Place: canada, california, caribbean, jamaica
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 5.8
 13K
Amelia (2009)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world.
Style: factual, serious, stylized, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: airplane, female pilot, aviation, women, ambition, depression, flying, unlikely friendships, self fulfillment, follow your dream, lifestyle, adventurer ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, year 1935, year 1934, year 1932 ...
Place: usa, indiana, atlantic ocean, africa, ireland ...
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2 Days in the Valley (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a sleepy bedroom community of LA's San Fernando Valley, the murder of a professional athlete by two hit men sets into motion a chain of events that puts the mundane lives of a dozen residents on a collision course. This clever tale tells the ...
Style: erotic, witty, twist ending, intense, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night, adult
Plot: gangsters, murder, hostage, police investigation, hitman, home invasion, nude, art dealer, insurance fraud, suspense, multiple storylines, destiny ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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