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, serious, touching, suspense, emotional and visually appealing films and TV shows about / with running, hopes, friendship, death, chase, sport, fight, mentor, redemption and destiny plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Comedy genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
running movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as running: Run Milkha Run (2013), Mutafukaz (2017), Run Lola Run (1998), Never Hike Alone (2017), Warm Bodies (2013), Run, Fatboy, Run (2007), Marathon (2005), Terry (2005), 1:54 (2016), If I Had Wings (2013).

List of running movies

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, 60s, 20th century, 70s
Place: india, pakistan, asia, rome italy
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Mutafukaz (2017)
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Japan
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
Plot: on the run, chase, violence, running, trap, hybrid, gunfight, car chase, global warming, bat, foot chase, neighbor ...
Place: southern california
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Run Lola Run (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany
Duration: 81 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, running, alternate reality, self sacrifice, race against time, redhead, choice, desperation, red hair, heroine, hopes, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
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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: psychotronic, suspenseful, suspense, rough, awful
Plot: survival, masked man, running, psychopath, danger, homicidal maniac, serial killer, hiking, maniac, brutality, fight, murder ...
Place: new jersey
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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, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: zombie, supernatural romance, fall in love, forbidden love, love and romance, zombie apocalypse, young man, young woman, supernatural, danger, power of love, characters in danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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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, love triangle, running, coach, marathon, bet, romance, rivalry, farce, loser, frustration, underdog ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london
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Marathon (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: South Korea
Duration: 117 min.
Story: 20-years-old Cho-Won (Cho Seung-Woo) is young man with autism. He lives with his highly protective mother Kyung-Sook (Kim Mi-Sook) and younger brother (Baek Sung-Hyun), who sometimes resents the attention his older brother receives from his mother. ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, disability, autism, marathon, running, athlete's life, young heroes, against the odds, parents and children, supportive parent, social misfits, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Terry (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: "Terry" tells the story of 21-year old amputee Terry Fox who attempted to run across Canada with only one leg. Unfortunately, he only made it to Thunder Bay, Ontario when he died, one month before his 23rd birthday yet his memories will ...
Style: touching, uplifting, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: terminal illness, cross country, marathon, running, human spirit, ambition, athlete's life, family relations, life is a bitch, sport, hopes, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada
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1:54 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Tim is a bit of a loner. At school he gravitates towards another shy boy and they become friends. But the verbal and physical bullying by a gang of kids, as well as an aggressive use of social media, unsettle Tim’s new mate and he backs away from ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: high school sports, gay teenager, gay athlete, runner, gay, bullying, high school, running, gay slur, suicidal thoughts, emotional abuse, friendship ...
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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, serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: asthma, running, hopes, friendship, against the odds, blind man, ambition, unlikely partners, human spirit, teenage life, disability, follow your dream ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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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, helsinki finland, munich germany, finland
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Left Bank (2008)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A chilling thriller about a woman, who upon moving in with her new boyfriend, becomes obsessed with the fate of the previous tenant and descends into madness.
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, suspenseful, scary ...
Plot: illness, running, mystery, missing person, memory loss, supernatural, athlete's life, danger, mentally unstable, deadly, losing-it hero, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, middle ages
Place: europe, belgium, antwerp
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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After spending eight months in a mental institution, a former teacher moves back in with his parents and tries to reconcile with his ex-wife.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, sentimental, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: depression, mental illness, life philosophy, love, romance, family drama, social misfits, male female friendship, mentally unstable, family relations, bipolar disorder, troubled ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, baltimore, new jersey
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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, survival, sign language, survival horror, monster, self sacrifice, deafness, creature feature, pregnancy, child in peril, silence, chase ...
Time: 21st century, 2020s, near future
Place: new york state
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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, disturbing, sincere, christian film
Plot: christianity, asthma, running, coach, student, cross country, mentor, sport, ambition, escapades, fight, adaptation ...
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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, lifestyle, ambition, follow your dream, running, friendship, rivalry, sport team, social differences, sport ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, 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, humorous, twists and turns, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, changing the past or future, student, friendship, teenage love, supernatural ability, school, high school, classmate, teenage girl, supernatural, imaginary ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
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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, sincere, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: life philosophy, human spirit, mentally challenged, destiny, rise to the top, true love, journey, storytelling, human relationship, odd, selflessness, philosophy ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1950s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new york, san francisco ...
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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: suspenseful, suspense, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: survival, end of the world, survival horror, fear, blindness, suicide, bird, murder, post apocalypse, creature, parents and children, chase ...
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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, supernatural ability, high school, teenage love, supernatural power, teenage life, transformation, youth, life turned upside down, teen romance, friends ...
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, tense, mind bending, thought provoking, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, time paradox, sent to the past, destiny, hitman, mafia, tragedy, organized crime, neo noir, on the run ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai, shanghai china
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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, contests and competitions, family problems, direction and purpose, redemption, teenage life, haunted by the past, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c., united states, seattle washington
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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, futuristic ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, survival, danger, ancient mystery, uncover truth, puzzle, cave, save the day, steampunk, mayor, book ...
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: atmospheric, captivating, suspense, tense, exciting
Plot: dog sled, dog, blizzard, plague, training, snow, adventure, save the day, friendship, escapades, delivery, storm ...
Time: 1920s
Place: alaska, usa
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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, escapades, friends, dream, running, society, transformation, adaptation, sport, hopes, marathon ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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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, humorous, scenic ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: magical, adventure, fairy, good versus evil, supernatural ability, imaginary kingdom, journey, imaginary, mythology, parallel world, supernatural, friendship ...
Place: new york, virginia, usa
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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: against the odds, contests and competitions, human spirit, aging, elderly, social relations, retirement home life, ambition, hopes, golden years, bittersweet, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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SideFX (2004)
Genre: Horror
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll will never be the same after a medieval sex drug makes a comeback on the college party scene. Everyone wants to try this "orgasm" drug but no one considers the side effects.
Style: suspense, suspenseful, disturbing, enigmatic
Plot: survival, murder, violence, party, college, running, drug use, police, halloween, trip, music, travel ...
Place: texas
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The Straight Line (2011)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Leila is released from prison after five years of confinement. She will meet Yannick, a young athlete who became blind after an accident. This last practice race despite his disability, but to run it must be connected by a wire to guide a person ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: athlete's life, human spirit, friendship, ambition, hopes, contests and competitions, sport, disability, athlete and trainer, running, love, release from prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Tomb Raider (2018)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she finds herself on the island where her father disappeared.
Style: exciting, suspense, surprise ending, reboot, captivating ...
Plot: female protagonist, strong female character, tough girl, chase, female fighter, survival, peril, rescue, island, jungle, treasure hunt, courage ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, london
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