Bodybuilding movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant bodybuilding movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, captivating, feel good and cult film films and TV shows about / with bodybuilding, bodybuilder, rivalry, gym, ambition, male nudity, friendship, weightlifting, dancing and fight plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Horror genres shot in USA, France, Japan and other countries.
bodybuilding movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as bodybuilding: Bigger (2018), Bodybuilder (2014), Stay Hungry (1976), Beef: You Are What You Eat (2007), Getting Physical (1984), Muscle Beach Party (1964), Teddy Bear (2012), Pain & Gain (2013), Twin Sitters (1994), No Pain, No Gain (2004).

List of bodybuilding movies

Bigger (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.
Style: captivating, realistic, inspirational, serious
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: bodybuilding, bodybuilder, rivalry, rise to the top, athlete's life, sport, fitness, coworker relationship, male female relationship, brother brother relationship, manager
Time: 20th century
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Bodybuilder (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men ...
Style: realistic, captivating, tense, psychological
Plot: bodybuilding, gym, father son relationship, theft, weightlifting, hiding place, training, sport competition, estranged father, stealing money, rivalry, fitness ...
Time: 2010s
Place: france, lyon
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Stay Hungry (1976)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Stay Hungry is a 1976 dramatic comedy film by director Bob Rafelson from a screenplay by Charles Gaines. The story centers on a young Birmingham, Alabama, scion, played by Jeff Bridges, who gets involved in a shady real-estate deal. In order to ...
Style: realistic, feel good, semi serious, humorous, witty ...
Plot: bodybuilding, gym, friendship, contests and competitions, rivalry, romance, ambition, society, love and romance, social differences, fitness, competition ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: birmingham alabama, usa, alabama
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Beef: You Are What You Eat (2007)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drew, a young man bullied and abused throughout his life, aspires to be a body builder, but can't quite achieve his goals. His sanity ends when his girlfriend leaves him for being too much of a health fanatic, and he's beaten up and ...
Style: slasher, suspense, rough, serious, scary ...
Plot: serial killer, bodybuilder, bodybuilding, psychopath, murder, teenage boy, cannibalism, homoeroticism, cannibal, photographer, serial murder, corpse ...
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Getting Physical (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Add a Plot.
Plot: bodybuilding, female athlete, erotica, championship, self esteem, father daughter relationship, dancing, overweight, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, competition, ridicule, female bodybuilder ...
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Muscle Beach Party (1964)
Genre: Comedy, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Local beach-goers find that their beach has been taken over by a businessman training a stable of body builders.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, psychotronic
Plot: beach party, beach, surfing, bodybuilding, helicopter, friends, coming of age, rivalry, youth, romance, musician's life, best friends ...
Time: 60s
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Teddy Bear (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The 38-year-old bodybuilder Dennis would really like to find true love. He has never had a girlfriend and lives alone with his mother in a suburb of Copenhagen. When his uncle marries a girl from Thailand, Dennis decides to try his own luck on a ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: bodybuilder, mother son relationship, looking for love, love and romance, living with parents, bodybuilding, vacation, family disapproval, family relations, bear, fitness, shyness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, denmark, asia
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Pain & Gain (2013)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, ...
Style: stylized, humorous, tense, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: american dream, kidnapping, athlete's life, crimes, friends, hot and sexy, ambition, group of criminals, partners, buddies, bodybuilder, dark humor ...
Time: 20th century, year 1994, year 1995, 70s, 90s
Place: miami, florida, new jersey, usa, bahamas ...
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Twin Sitters (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An evil business executive (played by George Lazenby), is releasing dangerous toxins and the Barbarian Brothers set out to stop his evil work.
Style: feel good, humorous, sincere, realistic, not serious
Audience: family outing
Plot: twins, mischievous children, bodybuilding, crimes, youth, working undercover, nanny, when the parents are away, brothers, prank, friends, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
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No Pain, No Gain (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: The story of a bodybuilder who longs to be respected for his mind. Mike Zorillo, a small town Ohio champion bodybuilder with a genius IQ, journeys to the Mecca of bodybuilding, Los Angeles, determined to beat his nemesis, Jake Steel, with natural ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, feel good, uplifting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: ambition, rivalry, follow your dream, tough heroes, redemption, once promising, comeback, heroes, lifestyle, physical appearance, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
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See Arnold Run (2005)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This biographical docu-drama alternates between two parallel threads in the life of Arnold Schwarzenegger: his formative early years as the repeat winner of the Mr. Olympia body-building championship; and his modern foray into the world of politics, ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: campaign, politics, rise and fall, athlete's life, actor's life, leadership, ambition, rise to the top, relationship vs career, showbiz, filmmaking, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, austria, san diego california, los angeles
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Braveful Police (1988)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Taiwan, Hong Kong
Story: Four women are forced into prostitution after being arrested and put into custody of a rich politician. They are tortured but manage to escape. They take refuge in the home of a female freedom fighter who teaches them urban warfare.
Plot: bodybuilding, dancing, friendship, martial arts, wrestling, fight, nightclub, prostitution, tough girl, judo, female fighter, action violence ...
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Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, rough, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, fight, underdog, boxer, sport, heroes, violence, brutality, training, world champion, comeback, championship ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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Predator (1987)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Dutch and his group of commandos are hired by the CIA to rescue downed airmen from guerillas in a Central American jungle. The mission goes well but as they return they find that something is hunting them. Nearly invisible, it blends in with the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, tense, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: monster, alien, survival, jungle, military, creature, deadly creature, hunting, predator, squad, chase, alien encounter ...
Time: 80s, future, 20th century, year 1987
Place: latin america, south america, central america
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666: Kreepy Kerry (2014)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A recent transplant to Bradbury Academy is finding it difficult to contain his deadly empathic powers, soon resorting to using his gift in order to exact revenge when the other guys gang up on him.
Style: sexy, serious, psychotronic, scary, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay interest, homosexual subtext, boarding school, revenge, gang, rivalry, vengeance, schizophrenia, schizophrenic, mysterious event, lust, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Muscle (1989)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Ryuzaki, an editor of Muscle Magazine, which features photographs of men with sculpted bodies, becomes involved with a man named Kitami; their affair soon becomes dominated by sadomasochistic games, with a horrid result. Jump ahead one year, Ryuzaki ...
Plot: gay, fetish, lgbt, bodybuilding, sadism, male nudity, bdsm, revenge, gay interest, prison
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Uno (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Best friends David and Morten work as gym instructors at Jarle's gym. Jarle is a sadistic small-time criminal whom, together with his son Lars, purchase and distribute anabolic steroids.
Style: serious, realistic, cult film
Plot: family relations, terminal illness, gang, crimes, custody, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, mentally challenged, parents and children, friendship, death of father ...
Time: contemporary
Place: oslo norway, norway
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King Size (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 59 min.
Story: This sexy and very entertaining musical comedy shows the ups and downs of engaging in a 'ménage à trois'. When Vincent and Nicholas, a very much integrated and respected long-time couple, suddenly decide to live together with young ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, menage a trois, niece, christmas, bodybuilding, male nudity, gift, threesome, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay lead character, love triangle ...
Place: paris france
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The Miracle of Life (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror
Country: Belgium
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The heartbreaking story of a living placenta that is raised as a human, a christian, a soldier.
Style: tense, suspense, dark, weird
Plot: death, drugs, freak, social relations, life is a bitch, social problems, social issues, society, monster, body horror, creature, killer ...
Place: vietnam
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The Callback Queen (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In the cut-throat London film industry a vivacious actress chasing her big break struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of the director's advances.
Style: feel good, humorous, light, captivating, romantic ...
Plot: casting, love, rivalry, mentor, friendship, film producer, actress, filmmaking, agent, ambition, flirting, employer employee relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland, london
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Hercules in New York (1970)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Hercules (Schwarzenegger) is sent to Earth where he finds true love and starts a promising career in the bodybuilder business.
Style: humorous, melancholic, semi serious, surprise ending, feel good ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: hercules, fish out of water, super strength, chase, farce, folk hero, mythology, muscleman, strongman, contests and competitions, bear, weightlifting ...
Time: future, 80s, 60s, year 1969, 20th century ...
Place: new york, empire state building manhattan new york city, california, usa, greece
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Rock'n Roll (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he's no longer Rock'n' Roll and can't sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.
Style: light, captivating, humorous, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: midlife crisis, producer, director, actor, friend, love, french, rivalry, friendship, ambition, family relations, love and romance ...
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A fictional account of the life of Japanese author Yukio Mishima told in four parts. The first three parts relate events in three of his novels: The temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kyoko's House, and Runaway Horses. The last part depicts the ...
Style: surreal, serious, atmospheric, psychedelic, cerebral ...
Plot: suicide, art, friendship, rebellion, nationalism, radical, emperor, writers, political unrest, tragic hero, state affairs, writer's life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: japan, mount fuji, tokyo, kyoto japan
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