Running movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant running movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, suspense, visually appealing, weird, serious and captivating films and TV shows about / with running, friendship, mentor, storytelling, chase, dialogue, runaway, death, brutality and catastrophe plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Comedy genres shot in USA, UK, Germany and other countries.
running movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as running: Mutafukaz (2017), Run Milkha Run (2013), Warm Bodies (2013), A Quiet Place (2018), Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019), Run Fatboy Run (2007), Bird Box (2018), Children of Heaven (1997), Run Lola Run (1998), Forrest Gump (1994).

List of running movies

Mutafukaz (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Angelino is just one of thousands of deadbeats living in Dark Meat City. But an otherwise unremarkable scooter accident caused by a beautiful, mysterious stranger is about to transform his life... into a waking nightmare! He starts seeing monstrous ...
Style: adult animation, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: on the run, running, violence, chase, trap, hybrid, car chase, gunfight, global warming, bat, foot chase, neighbor ...
Place: southern california
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Run Milkha Run (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: India
Duration: 186 min.
Story: The true story of the "Flying Sikh" world champion runner and Olympian Milkha Singh who overcame the massacre of his family, civil war during the India-Pakistan partition, and homelessness to become one of India's most iconic athletes.
Style: uplifting, inspirational, captivating, meditative, realistic ...
Plot: rise to the top, running, talented, athlete's life, army, sport, lifestyle, rising to stardom, follow your dream, ambition, rivalry, determination ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s
Place: india, asia, pakistan, punjab, rome italy
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Warm Bodies (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Horror, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Style: offbeat, sentimental, humorous, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, love and romance, fall in love, forbidden love, zombie apocalypse, supernatural, young man, young woman, post apocalypse, danger, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: suspense, scary, disturbing, surprise ending, psychological ...
Plot: post apocalypse, sign language, survival horror, monster, survival, deafness, self sacrifice, creature feature, child in peril, creature, silence, pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, near future, 2020s
Place: new york state
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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.
Style: sincere, disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: weight loss, female protagonist, running, friends, dream, escapades, transformation, sport, society, marathon, adaptation, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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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: feel good, humorous, not serious, funny, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: training, white male black female relationship, coach, love triangle, marathon, bet, running, romance, rivalry, farce, loser, frustration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london
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Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman and a pair of children are blindfolded and make their way through a post-apocalyptic setting along a river.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, survival horror, blindness, suicide, fear, bird, murder, post apocalypse, blindfold, netflix, pursuit ...
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When 17-year-old Makoto Konno gains the ability to, quite literally, "leap" backwards through time, she immediately sets about improving her grades and preventing personal mishaps. However, she soon realises that changing the past ...
Style: touching, feel good, twists and turns, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, student, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, classmate, teenage girl, high school, school, love, supernatural ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Iran
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Zohre's shoes are gone; her older brother Ali lost them. They are poor, there are no shoes for Zohre until they come up with an idea: they will share one pair of shoes, Ali's. School awaits...
Style: realistic, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: poverty, childhood, school, family, siblings relations, unemployment, life, financial problem, young heroes, children, foot race, perseverance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
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Run Lola Run (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manni. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manni. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, surreal, mind bending, non-linear ...
Plot: destiny, alternate reality, self sacrifice, race against time, desperation, choice, money, red hair, running, heroine, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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Forrest Gump (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and been present during significant historic events - in each case, far exceeding what anyone imagined he could do. Yet, despite all the things he has attained, his one true love eludes ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: mentally challenged, life philosophy, human spirit, journey, destiny, philosophy, true love, rise to the top, storytelling, human relationship, selflessness, army ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., new york, san francisco, united states ...
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Overcomer (2019)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, high school basketball Coach John Harrison helps the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.
Style: motivational, captivating, sincere, disturbing, christian film
Plot: christianity, asthma, coach, running, student, cross country, mentor, sport, escapades, ambition, friendship, hopes ...
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Fast Girls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A street smart runner develops an intense rivalry with an equally ambitious wealthy young athlete.
Style: uplifting, feel good, exciting, touching, serious ...
Plot: athlete's life, contests and competitions, society, sport team, sport, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, friendship, running, ego clash, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Never Hike Alone (2017)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 54 min.
Story: A hiker's survival skills is put to the test when he stumbles upon the remains of an old abandoned camp and discovers its long dark secrets.
Style: suspenseful, psychotronic, slasher, suspense, rough ...
Plot: masked man, survival, psychopath, danger, homicidal maniac, running, serial killer, hiking, maniac, fight, brutality, violence ...
Place: new jersey
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Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
TV show
Story: Scott McCall, a high school student living in the town of Beacon Hills has his life drastically changed when he's bitten by a werewolf, becoming one himself. He must henceforth learn to balance his problematic new identity with his day-to-day ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, serious, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, supernatural, high school, teenage love, supernatural power, teenage life, transformation, friends, teen romance, youth, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, mexico, japan, france
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Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, neo noir, thought provoking, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, time paradox, hitman, changing the past or future, destiny, sent to the past, mafia, tragedy, on the run, self sacrifice, young man ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, shanghai china, kansas, shanghai
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City of Ember (2008)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: For generations, the people of the City of Ember have flourished in an amazing world of glittering lights. But Ember's once powerful generator is failing and the great lamps that illuminate the city are starting to flicker. Now, two teenagers, ...
Style: exciting, serious, suspense, stylized, dark fantasy ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, puzzle, survival, danger, uncover truth, save the day, ancient mystery, cave, underground, mayor ...
Time: future
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Togo (2019)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Family, History
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The untold true story set in the winter of 1925 that takes you across the treacherous terrain of the Alaskan tundra for an exhilarating and uplifting adventure that will test the strength, courage and determination of one man, Leonhard Seppala, and ...
Style: captivating, suspense, exciting, tense, atmospheric
Plot: dog, dog sled, puppy, blizzard, adventure, plague, escapades, snow, save the day, friendship, serum, delivery ...
Time: 1920s
Place: alaska, usa
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The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
TV show
Story: Two centuries after Snow White and Cinderella had their adventures, the Nine Kingdoms ready themselves for the coronation of Prince Wendel, Snow White's grandson, to the throne of the Fourth Kingdom. But an evil once-queen has freed herself ...
Style: fairy tale, feel good, exciting, scenic, humorous ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magical, adventure, good versus evil, fairy, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, journey, imaginary, friends, friendship, parallel world, creature ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
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Kikujiro (1999)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Brash, loudmouthed and opportunistic, Kikujiro is the unlikely companion for Masao who is determined to see the mother he has never met. The two begin a series of adventures which soon turns out to be a whimsical journey of laughter and tears with a ...
Style: surreal, stylized, touching, uplifting, semi serious ...
Plot: child abuse, thief, running, innocence, on the road, travel, summer, bittersweet, road trip, irresponsible, disorder, grandparent and grandchild ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. The story follows the chain of events of five different characters and five different storylines that all converge to tell the ...
Style: non-linear, cynical, suspenseful, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: murder, vandalism, chase, robbery, crime gone awry, dark humor, crimes, nothing goes right, accident, deadly, cover up, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand, France, Hong Kong
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, muay thai, gangsters, master warrior, heroes, wrestler, bet, theft, sadism, anger, robbery, thief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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Hanna (2011)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A 16-year-old girl raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe. Tracked by a ruthless operatives, she faces startling revelations about her existence and questions about her humanity.
Style: exciting, tense, suspenseful, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, secret agents, female assassin, cia, teenage girl, hitman, strong female lead, female warrior, undercover, vengeance, female killer, spy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, berlin germany, morocco, europe, africa ...
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The Chaser (2008)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Joong-ho is a dirty detective turned pimp in financial trouble as several of his girls have recently disappeared without clearing their debts. While trying to track them down, he finds a clue that the vanished girls were all called up by the same ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: serial killer, psychopath, pimp, prostitute, police investigation, chase, race against time, disappearance, search, interrogation, woman in danger, violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
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Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A man receives a mysterious e-mail appearing to be from his wife, who was murdered years earlier. As he frantically tries to find out whether she's alive, he finds himself being implicated in her death.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, psychological, serious, suspense ...
Plot: frame up, investigation, murder, crimes, serial killer, corpse, crime, haunted by the past, disappearance, deadly, dishonesty, grief ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Paris, I Love You (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Germany, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Olivier Assayas, Gus Van Sant, Wes Craven and Alfonso Cuaron are among the 20 distinguished directors who contribute to this collection of 18 stories, each exploring a different aspect of Parisian life. The colourful characters in this drama include ...
Style: stylized, sentimental, atmospheric, anthology, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, dating, loneliness, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, romance, lifestyle, new love, young woman, encounter, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
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Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: Action, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Five young New Yorkers throw their friend a going-away party the night that a monster the size of a skyscraper descends upon the city. Told from the point of view of their video camera, the film is a document of their attempt to survive the most ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, scary, rough, bleak ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: monster, found footage, giant monster, survival horror, quarantine, survival, chaos, destruction, chaos and mayhem, fear, escape, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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Back on Track (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A former Olympic champion wants to compete in the Berlin Marathon one last time.
Style: emotional, touching, humorous, captivating, inspirational ...
Plot: human spirit, against the odds, contests and competitions, aging, elderly, hopes, social relations, golden years, retirement home life, ambition, bittersweet, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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1 Mile To You (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: After a teenager's friends die in an accident, he finds running allows him to remember them perfectly. Running, however, also brings him notoriety. He is caught between keeping the past alive and making new memories in the present.
Style: exciting, uplifting, captivating, romantic
Plot: runner, student athlete, race, sport team, training, competition, running, coach, athlete's life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bridge, picnic ...
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If I Had Wings (2013)
Genre: Drama, Family, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Alex, blind since the age of two, dreams of running for his school's cross-country team. His father, a probation officer, finds a running partner who spends his time 'running' from the law.
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, uplifting, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, hopes, friendship, against the odds, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, human spirit, teenage life, disability, follow your dream, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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