Endurance movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant endurance movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, exciting, cult film and entertaining films and TV shows about / with endurance, suspense, chase, death, storytelling, dialogue, runaway, brutality, catastrophe and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Action and Adventure genres shot in USA, UK, Australia and other countries.
endurance movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as endurance: Bite the Bullet (1975), White Water Summer (1987), 12 Feet Deep (2017), Shackleton (2002), Le Mans (1971), The Girl Next Door (2007), S.W.A.T (2019), Tunnel (2016), Rocky IV (1985), Megan Leavey (2017).

List of endurance movies

Bite the Bullet (1975)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: At the beginning of the 20th century, a newspaper organizes an endurance horse race : 700 miles to run in a few days. 9 adventurers are competing, among them a woman, Miss Jones, a Mexican, an Englishman, a young cow-boy, an old one and two friends, ...
Style: stylized, exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, horse, endurance, rivalry, contests and competitions, old west, unlikely partners, civil war, horse race, cowboy, chase, ex prostitute ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century, 70s
Place: california, texas
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White Water Summer (1987)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When the experienced guide Vic accompanies the city boy Alan and his three friends on their first wilderness experience, he not only hope to teach the four boys lessons about the wilderness, but about themselves. Vic pushes them to the limit. Soon ...
Style: intense, sincere, exciting, suspenseful, feel good ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night
Plot: survival, wilderness, coming of age, river, friendship, summer, nature, youth, camp, mountain climbing, teenager, camping ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: manhattan new york city, new jersey, california, usa, new york
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12 Feet Deep (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Inspired by true events, two sisters are trapped under the fiberglass cover of an Olympic sized public pool and must brave the cold and each other to survive the harrowing night.
Style: disturbing, serious, sad, psychological, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, chick flick
Plot: trapped, water, suspense, endurance, sibling relationship, determination, family secret, female protagonist, survival, sister sister relationship, sisters, struggle for survival ...
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Shackleton (2002)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 206 min.
TV show
Story: The true story of Shackleton's 1914 Endurance expedition to the the South Pole and his epic struggle to lead his 28 man crew to safety after his ship was crushed in the pack ice.
Style: serious, suspenseful, epic, realistic, exciting
Plot: survival, expedition, adventurer, endurance, human spirit, against the odds, nature, leadership, ambition, forces of nature, explorer, sea ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1914
Place: antarctica, south pole, england
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Mawson - Life and Death in Antarctica (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition of 1912 is considered one of the most amazing feats of endurance of all time. Although his two companions perished, Douglas Mawson survived, but how? In a bold historical experiment, scientist and adventurer ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: survival, wilderness, hiking, heroism, explorer, endurance, hunger, snow, dog sled, expedition, diary, life risking ...
Place: antarctic, antarctica, south pole
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Le Mans (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Steve McQueen is ideally cast as a champion race car driver, participating in the famed 24-hour race headquartered in Le Mans, France. Though dedicated to Going for the Gold, McQueen finds time to romance widowed Elga Andersen. The dramatic angle to ...
Style: realistic, exciting, stylized, visually appealing, atmospheric ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car, racecar driver, car chase, sport, race, car racing, speed, motor sport, auto racing, car accident, accident, rain ...
Time: 70s, year 1970, 20th century
Place: france, maine, europe
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The Girl Next Door (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: In a quiet suburban town in the summer of 1958, two recently orphaned sisters are placed in the care of their mentally unstable Aunt Ruth. But Ruth's depraved sense of discipline will soon lead to unspeakable acts of abuse and torture that ...
Style: disturbing, scary, bleak, psychological, rough ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: torture, child abuse, rape, sexual abuse, cruelty, victim, helplessness, child molestation, suffering, sister, sadist, childhood ...
Time: 50s, year 1958
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, america
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S.W.A.T (2019)
Genre: Action
Country: China
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story centers on the Chinese Special Police Unit, from their hard training to their first mission.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, rough, serious, exciting
Audience: boys' night
Plot: swat team, endurance, training, bandit, gang of outlaws, drug dealing, basic training, war on drugs, law enforcement, ambush, martial arts, fighting crime ...
Time: 21st century
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Tunnel (2016)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 126 min.
Story: A man is on his way home when the poorly constructed tunnel he is driving through collapses, leaving him trapped.
Style: tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: survival, trapped, rescue team, suspense, disaster, tunnel, faith, rescue attempt, rescue, endurance, little girl, husband wife relationship ...
Place: south korea, korea
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Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: inspirational, feel good, tense, suspenseful, entertaining ...
Audience: manly, teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, sport, vengeance, underdog, boxer, christmas, training, guilty pleasure, victory, machismo, martial arts, cold weather ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: las vegas, philadelphia, pennsylvania, ussr, moscow russia ...
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Megan Leavey (2017)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The true story of Marine Corporal Megan Leavey, who forms a powerful bond with an aggressive combat dog, Rex. While deployed in Iraq, the two complete more than 100 missions and save countless lives, until an IED explosion puts their faithfulness to ...
Style: touching, disturbing, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: dog, female soldier, human animal relationship, iraq war, military, strong female lead, u.s. marine, animals, soldier, u.s. military, boot camp, woman ...
Time: 2000s, year 2001, 21st century
Place: iraq, new york, new york state
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Ride Like a Girl (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of Michelle Payne, the first female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, sincere, dramatic, realistic ...
Plot: jockey, horse race, horse, horse riding, sport, australian, female protagonist, follow your dream, father daughter relationship, family relations, rivalry, athlete's life ...
Place: australia, melbourne australia
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David Blaine: Frozen in Time (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Music
Country: USA
Story: On November 27, 2000, Blaine began a stunt called "Frozen in Time", which was covered on a TV special. Blaine stood encased in a massive block of ice located in Times Square, New York City. He was lightly dressed and seen to be shivering ...
Plot: magic, endurance, trick, magician, magic show, ice
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A Chorus Line (1985)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A group of dancers congregate on the stage of a Broadway theatre to audition for a new musical production directed by Zach (Michael Douglas). After the initial eliminations, seventeen hopefuls remain, among them Cassie (Alyson Reed), who once had a ...
Style: stylized, lyrical, sexy, clever, captivating ...
Audience: kids, girls' night, date night
Plot: showbiz, audition, dancing, music, ballet, ballet school, rise to the top, rehearsal, broadway, choreography, backstage, choreographer ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Winning (1969)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Frank Capua is a rising star on the race circuit who dreams of winning the big one - the Indianapolis 500. But to get there he runs the risk of losing his wife Elora to his rival, Luther Erding, and strains the relationship with his stepson.
Style: realistic, semi serious
Plot: auto racing, car, motor sport, racecar driver, motor racing, car chase, cheating wife, car racing, race, auto mechanic, driving, fast car ...
Time: 60s
Place: indiana
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The Gold and the Glory (1984)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Steve Lucas is a nineteen year old who is filled with the burning resentment of being forced to live in his brother's shadow. His brother Adam, is burdened by his father's desire for glory, and must win The Coolangatta Gold Tri-Aquathon, ...
Style: semi serious, realistic
Plot: swimming, motorcycle accident, sibling rivalry, family relations, domineering father, underdog, training, endurance, obsession, sport competition, plantation, power relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: australia
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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, track and field, gymnastics, female athlete, athlete, endurance, swimming pool
Time: 2000s, year 2008
Place: china, beijing china
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: New Zealand, USA
Duration: 178 min.
Story: Young hobbit Frodo Baggins, after inheriting a mysterious ring from his uncle Bilbo, must leave his home in order to keep it from falling into the hands of its evil creator. Along the way, a fellowship is formed to protect the ringbearer and make ...
Style: atmospheric, epic, scenic, exciting, stylized ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: sword fight, friendship, fantasy world, sword and sorcery, good versus evil, magic, mythology, monster, river, journey, medieval, heroic mission ...
Time: future, prehistory, prehistoric times
Place: new zealand
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The Cyclist (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The wife of Nasim, an Afghan immigrant in Iran, is gravely ill. He needs money to pay for her care, but his day labor digging wells does not pay enough. A friend connects Nasim to a two-bit promoter who sells tickets to watch Nasim ride a bicycle ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: bicycle, immigrants, riding a bicycle, refugee, gambling, black market, motorcycle, society, politics, human spirit, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: iran, afghanistan, middle east
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Heavenly Bodies (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small "Dance-ercize" studio fights for its existence against the unscrupulous owner of a rival club. The conflict boils down to a "Dance Marathon" to settle the score.
Plot: dancing, aerobics, erotica, erotic scene, competition, fight, female rivalry, television director, nude, television producer, bitch, football team ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
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Jungle Holocaust (1977)
Genre: Adventure, Horror
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippine rain forest and heads out to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.
Style: disturbing, controversial, scary, epic, serious ...
Plot: cannibal, jungle, survival, crocodile, cannibalism, rape, fear, killing an animal, animal abuse, pilot, tribe, airplane accident ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: asia, the philippines
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Run Fatboy Run (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Sport
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.
Style: funny, feel good, humorous, light, intense ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: running, loser, love triangle, farce, sport, sarcasm, marathon, coach, bet, rivalry, frustration, wedding ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london
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Rescue Dawn (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, War
Country: USA, Luxembourg
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
Style: suspenseful, bleak, tense, harsh, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: vietnam war, survival, pow, soldier, war, prison, jungle, camp, prison escape, violence, military, human spirit ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1965
Place: vietnam, laos, asia
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Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 96 min.
Story: John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Style: harsh, intense, realistic, serious, rough ...
Audience: manly, boys' night
Plot: revenge, chase, one man army, weapons, violent, rambo, vietnam war, prison, violence, heroes, soldier, military ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: vietnam, arizona, asia, russia, usa
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Open Water 2: Adrift (2006)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A weekend cruise on a luxurious party yacht goes horribly wrong for a group of old high-school friends. They forget to let the ladder down before they jump into the ocean for a swim. The boat proves impossible to climb. They are stuck in the water ...
Style: scary, rough, suspenseful, psychological, tense ...
Plot: survival, human nature, yacht, social relations, uninhibited rivalry, family in danger, drowning, isolation, shark, sea, couple relations, friendship ...
Place: mexico, latin america
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G.I. Jane (1997)
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Combined Reconnaissance Team training where everyone expects her to fail.
Style: political, rough, suspenseful, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens, boys' night
Plot: strong female lead, military, strong female character, army, female soldier, fighting the system, soldier, female protagonist, suspense, basic training, feminism, officers and cadets ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: libya, israel, middle east, usa
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Cool Hand Luke (1967)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: When petty criminal Luke Jackson is sentenced to two years in a Florida prison farm, he doesn't play by the rules of either the sadistic warden or the yard's resident heavy, Dragline, who ends up admiring the new guy's unbreakable ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, rough, intense ...
Audience: manly, adult
Plot: prison, freedom, prison escape, escape, rebelliousness, death, dignity, escape attempt, prison life, rebellion, tough guy, punishment ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: florida, southern usa
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Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A new vigilante, Batwoman, is wreaking havoc in Gotham City. The dynamic duo must discover her true identity.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, suspenseful, anime, dark ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens
Plot: superhero, batman, revenge, good versus evil, justice, fighting crime, heroic mission, righting the wronged, escapades, supernatural, supernatural ability, save the world ...
Time: 2000s
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Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, captivating, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: ambition, love and romance, hopes, writer's life, gender, contests and competitions, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, tragic love, love ...
Time: 21st century
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Chaos (2005)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Emily and her friend Angelica go to a rave in the woods, and when they arrive, they meet a stranger called Swan that promises some Exstasy for the girls. They follow him to a cabin into the forest where they meet the sadistic gang leaded by the ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, rough, slasher, realistic ...
Plot: rape, violence, sexual sadism, psychopath, sexual abuse, rape and revenge, exploitation, forest, sadism, rapist, torture, murder ...
Place: california
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