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, dramatic and sentimental films and TV shows about / with running, hopes, chase, redemption, storytelling, friendship, rivalry, dialogue, runaway and mentor plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Thriller genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
running movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as running: Bird Box (2018), Warm Bodies (2013), A Quiet Place (2018), Run Lola Run (1998), Tomb Raider (2018), Run Milkha Run (2013), Race (2016), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Stronger (2017), The 10th Kingdom (2000).

List of running movies

Bird Box (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
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: disturbing, suspenseful, emotional, atmospheric, suspense ...
Plot: survival, blindness, suicide, bird, running, murder, parents and children, blindfold, fear, creature, survival horror, chase ...
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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: humorous, offbeat, sentimental, sweet, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, forbidden love, supernatural romance, supernatural, fall in love, love and romance, young woman, danger, young man, power of love, transformation, killings ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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A Quiet Place (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound.
Style: scary, suspense, disturbing, surprise ending, bleak ...
Plot: survival, self sacrifice, monster, deafness, marriage, post apocalypse, pregnancy, chase, creature, creature feature, sign language, silence ...
Time: near future
Place: new york state
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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, mind bending, suspenseful, surreal, stylized ...
Plot: destiny, race against time, self sacrifice, money, running, heroine, choice, desperation, time, postmodernism, couple relations, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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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: suspense, exciting, surprise ending, captivating, entertaining ...
Plot: chase, courage, inheritance, island, peril, missing person, jungle, survival, rescue, female fighter, father daughter relationship, female protagonist ...
Time: 2010s, 2000s
Place: hong kong, mine
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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: realistic, serious, captivating, uplifting, inspirational ...
Plot: running, sikh, rise to the top, army, athlete's life, sport, family, fight, love, past, knife, jail ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s
Place: india, asia, pakistan
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Race (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada, Germany, France
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Based on the incredible true story of Jesse Owens, the legendary athletic superstar whose quest to become the greatest track and field athlete in history thrusts him onto the world stage of the 1936 Olympics, where he faces off against Adolf ...
Style: factual, exciting, captivating, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: kids
Plot: african american, racism, track and field, sport, historical figure, nazi germany, olympics, nazi, running, racial prejudice, athlete, politics ...
Time: 1930s
Place: berlin germany, germany
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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, realistic, intense, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, social misfits, mental illness, depression, supportive parent, fall in love, romance, adaptation, parents and children, obsession, passionate interest, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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Stronger (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A victim of the Boston Marathon bombing in 2013 helps the police track down the killers while struggling to recover from devastating trauma.
Style: based on true events, disturbing, suspenseful, compassionate, suspense
Plot: explosion, hospital, rehabilitation, bombing, terrorist bombing, conspiracy, saving a life, physical therapy, friendship, husband wife relationship, brother brother relationship, investigation ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, 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, twists and turns, humorous, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, friendship, changing the past or future, school, supernatural ability, teenage love, teenage girl, student, supernatural, high school, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Germany, USA
Duration: 417 min.
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: exciting, feel good, humorous, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, teens
Plot: adventure, supernatural ability, good versus evil, curses spells and rituals, imaginary kingdom, friendship, fairy, magical, journey, parallel world, creature, mythology ...
Place: virginia, usa, new york
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Grease (1978)
Genre: Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Australian good girl Sandy and greaser Danny fell in love over the summer. But when they unexpectedly discover they're now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance despite their eccentric friends?
Style: sentimental, semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, date night, chick flick, kids
Plot: opposites attract, graduation, makeover, teenage love, school dance, car race, wolf whistle, running, street gang, gossip, school principal, mooning ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1959, 80s
Place: california, usa, australia
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Gallipoli (1981)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, War
Country: Australia
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As World War I rages, brave and youthful Australians Archy and Frank, both agile runners, become friends and enlist in the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps together. They later find themselves part of the Dardanelles Campaign on the Gallipoli ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, touching, serious, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: anti war, friendship, military, british empire, running, desert, war, idealism, buddies, innocence lost, soldier, troops ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1915, 18th century
Place: australia, egypt, africa, middle east, turkey ...
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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: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: underdog, sport, ambition, missionary, running, friendship, prejudice, athlete's life, contests and competitions, patriotism, mayor, follow your dream ...
Time: 1910s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, post world war one ...
Place: scotland, england, europe, france, paris france
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The Miracle of Kathy Miller (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the support of her parents (Sharon Gless & Frank Converse), an Arizona adolescent (Helen Hunt) overcomes severe injuries to run in a 10K race.
Plot: teenager, running, car accident, athlete, coma, high school athlete, teenage girl, accident, female protagonist, runner, race, track and field ...
Place: arizona
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Parasites (2016)
Genre: Action, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A group of friends get lost in the seedy streets where they encounter a crazed gang of homeless derelicts that seizes them and kills them one by one. The surviving man escapes on foot, naked and unarmed, with a pack of depraved transients in ...
Plot: chase, running, homeless, police, college student, one night, murder, gang, racist, blood, dog, male nudity ...
Place: los angeles
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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 ...
Plot: bullying, running, gay, high school, teenager, sport, athlete, runner, 16 year old, 17 year old, teenage boy, suicide ...
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: disability, high school, running, follow your dream, family, human spirit, blind man, overprotective parent, friendship, teenage life, hopes, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
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The Jericho Mile (1979)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Rain Murphy is a man sentenced to life in prison, choosing to do his time in near-isolation, and engages in distance running when given the opportunity for free-time. While his form and speed capture the attention of prison officials who believe he ...
Style: serious, rough, realistic, uplifting, sincere
Plot: prison, sport, revenge, running, fistfight, racism, gang, race, prison life, rehabilitation, murder, confined ...
Time: 70s
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Running Brave (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of Billy Mills the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Style: uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sport, running, track and field, contests and competitions, follow your dream, human spirit, university, racism, ambition, hopes, society, power relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: kansas, south dakota, usa, campus
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The Girl with Brains in Her Feet (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A 13 year old talented athlete struggles to come to terms with the traumas of life as she prepares for a very important athletics event.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Plot: teenager, running, athlete's life, school, parents and children, coming of age, ambition, youth, family relations, best friends, single parent, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: england
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Clockwork Mice (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When new teacher Steve Drake joins the faculty at a school for special-needs students, his unorthodox instruction methods raise eyebrows. But attitudes begin to change when he makes a connection with a particularly unruly student.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: school, running, teacher, idealism, dedicated educator, hardcase students, teachers and students, romance, youth, power relations, mentally unstable, rebellion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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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: serious, uplifting, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: terminal illness, cancer, marathon, running, canadian, human spirit, on the road, sport, hopes, life is a bitch, athlete's life, disability ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: canada, cross country
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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: emotional, serious, gloomy, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: single parent, training, crying, high school, running, death, athlete and trainer, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, tragedy, sibling relationship, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, usa
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: sport, athlete, running, athlete's life, contests and competitions, human spirit, athlete and trainer, ambition, hopes, rivalry, power relations, olympics ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1969, year 1971, year 1970 ...
Place: oregon, usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany
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Personal Best (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 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, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: sport, running, romance, athlete's life, gays and lesbians, female homosexuality, contests and competitions, love affair, sexual relations, ambition, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976
Place: california, los angeles
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Marathon Man (1976)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A graduate student and obsessive runner in New York is drawn into a mysterious plot involving his brother, a member of the secretive Division.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dentist, conspiracy, chase, betrayal, running, vengeance, espionage, strangulation, attempted murder, stabbing, german, secret agents ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, france, paris france, manhattan new york city ...
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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A rebellious youth, sentenced to a boy's reformatory for robbing a bakery, rises through the ranks of the institution through his prowess as a long distance runner. During his solitary runs, reveries of his life and times before his ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Plot: prison, sport, athlete's life, juvenile delinquency, rebel, running, prison life, rivalry, working class, rebellion, realism, school ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england
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In the Line of Fire (1993)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Veteran Secret Service agent Frank Horrigan is a man haunted by his failure to save President Kennedy while serving protection detail in Dallas. Thirty years later, a man calling himself "Booth" threatens the life of the current President, ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, clever, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret service, assassin, assassination attempt, white house, secret service agent, cia, stalking, election, running, bodyguard, apartment, mind game ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, washington d.c., chicago illinois, phoenix arizona ...
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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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: sex, cellar, apartment, athlete, basement, running, archery, illness, occult, rebirth, coven, book ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, middle ages
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp
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