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 serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, weird and feel good films and TV shows about / with running, friendship, hopes, chase, mentor, sport, love, storytelling, catastrophe and ambition plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Family genres shot in USA, UK, Japan and other countries.
running movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as running: Overcomer (2019), Forrest Gump (1994), Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019), Fast Girls (2012), 4 Minute Mile (2014), Run Fatboy Run (2007), Children of Heaven (1997), A Quiet Place (2018), Tracktown (2016), Run with the Wind (2018).

List of running movies

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, christian film, captivating, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: running, asthma, coach, christian, asthmatic, christianity, mentor, ambition, escapades, sport, fight, love ...
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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: inspirational, touching, feel good, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, family outing, teens, chick flick ...
Plot: love, mentally challenged, life philosophy, philosophy, vietnam war, destiny, human spirit, rise to the top, journey, selflessness, courage, life & death ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 80s
Place: usa, washington d.c., vietnam, alabama, new york ...
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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, feminist film, thought provoking ...
Plot: weight loss, escapades, running, friends, dream, marathon, transformation, female protagonist, sport, society, direction and purpose, runner ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york
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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, realistic ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick
Plot: running, follow your dream, contests and competitions, sport team, sport, society, lifestyle, ambition, friendship, athlete's life, ego clash, social differences ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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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: realistic, sentimental, sincere, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: track and field, single parent, running, training, high school, athlete and trainer, brother brother relationship, family problems, contests and competitions, direction and purpose, redemption, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, washington d.c.
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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, romance, farce, sarcasm, sport, marathon, coach, bet, rivalry, frustration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london
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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, touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental ...
Audience: kids, family outing, teens
Plot: childhood, poverty, school, children, life, siblings relations, family, unemployment, running, coming of age, financial problem, young heroes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: iran, tehran iran, middle east, tokyo
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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, psychological, surprise ending ...
Plot: post apocalypse, creature, monster, survival, sign language, survival horror, silence, pregnancy, alien, self sacrifice, child in peril, creature feature ...
Time: near future, 21st century, 2020s
Place: new york state
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Tracktown (2016)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A bright, talented and lonely long-distance runner twists her ankle as she prepares for the Olympic Trials and must do something she's never done before: take a day off.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: running, olympics, sports injury, sport, athlete's life, female protagonist, ambitious woman, mother daughter estrangement, coming of age, boyfriend, loneliness, mental breakdown ...
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Run with the Wind (2018)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Sport
Country: Japan
Duration: 23 min.
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Story: Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old apartment "Chikuseisou" where he plans to team up ...
Style: captivating, seinen
Plot: running, marathon, training, high school life, rivalry, track and field, tournament, sport, teamwork, school club, youth, human spirit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, captivating, suspense, tense, weird
Plot: on the run, chase, running, violence, car chase, hybrid, trap, gunfight, global warming, visual hallucination, hallucination, alien encounter ...
Place: southern california
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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, factual, inspirational, feel good, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sport, running, olympics, runner, competition, track and field, athlete's life, hopes, lifestyle, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971, year 1969, year 1970 ...
Place: usa, finland, helsinki finland, munich germany, oregon
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: emotional, disturbing, sincere, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay love, coming out, homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay slur, infidelity, love affair, fall in love ...
Place: germany
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McFarland, USA (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A track coach in a small California town transforms a team of athletes into championship contenders.
Style: touching, inspirational, feel good, sentimental, uplifting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, kids, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: sport, coach, teacher, underdog, track and field, athlete and trainer, human spirit, teenager, school, mentor, high school, dedicated educator ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california, texas, new jersey
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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, serious, realistic, emotional, inspirational
Audience: teen drama
Plot: autism, disability, running, marathon, family relations, athlete's life, young heroes, against the odds, social misfits, hopes, supportive parent, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, south korea, asia
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Run Lola Run (1998)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: surreal, exciting, suspense, stylized, mind bending ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: time loop, destiny, time, race against time, butterfly effect, alternate reality, time travel, repeated event, self sacrifice, running, heist, parallel universe ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, future
Place: berlin germany, germany, europe
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Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan, Canada
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Sonic and the gang must team up to fight Dr. Eggman.
Style: exciting, feel good, light, captivating, funny ...
Audience: kids, family outing, date night
Plot: hedgehog, chase, superhero, friendship, on the run, military, friend, super speed, road trip, bar fight, police officer, portal ...
Time: contemporary, 2020s, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, france, usa, america ...
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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, dark fantasy, suspense, stylized, apocalyptic ...
Audience: kids, teens, girls' night, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: post apocalypse, adventure, steampunk, save the day, survival, uncover truth, dystopic future, puzzle, end of the world, ancient mystery, underground city, friendship ...
Time: future
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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: realistic, serious, uplifting, rough, sincere ...
Plot: prison, running, sport, runner, track and field, revenge, race, fistfight, racism, gang, prison life, murder ...
Time: 70s
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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: inspirational, christian film, sentimental, thought provoking, sexy ...
Audience: family outing, teens
Plot: christian, sport, prejudice, jewish, faith, running, missionary, friendship, underdog, runner, athlete, olympics ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, year 1978 ...
Place: scotland, england, vatican, paris france, france ...
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Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, China
Duration: 119 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, thought provoking, mind bending, confusing, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, hitman, cyberpunk, time paradox, organized crime, distopia, escape, self sacrifice, changing the past or future, chase, destiny ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: shanghai, kansas, usa
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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: inspirational, meditative, uplifting, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: rise to the top, sport, talented, running, life, olympics, athlete's life, rising to stardom, lifestyle, follow your dream, ambition, overcoming ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 50s, 20th century, year 1947 ...
Place: india, rome italy, pakistan, punjab, asia
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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: uplifting, sincere, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: disability, athlete's life, ambition, human spirit, friendship, released from prison, hopes, sport, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, love, competition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (2022)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 122 min.
Story: After settling in Green Hills, Sonic is eager to prove he has what it takes to be a true hero. His test comes when Dr. Robotnik returns, this time with a new partner, Knuckles, in search for an emerald that has the power to destroy civilizations. ...
Style: feel good, captivating, entertaining, semi serious, funny ...
Audience: kids
Plot: anthropomorphic animal, speed, villain, hedgehog, human animal friendship, sidekick, friendship, running, wedding, emerald, portal, superhero ...
Time: 2020s
Place: hawaii, montana, seattle, siberia
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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: slasher, suspenseful, suspense, rough, psychotronic ...
Plot: homicidal maniac, masked man, serial killer, psychopath, murder, running, survival horror, murderer, summer camp, violence, fight, brutality ...
Place: new jersey
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Joker (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 122 min.
Story: During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.
Style: thought provoking, suspense, bleak, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: mental illness, social problems, mental disorder, psychological trauma, character change, psycho, insanity, loneliness, revenge, social decay, villain, bad attitude ...
Time: 80s, 2010s, year 1981, 20th century
Place: new jersey, new york
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Lean on Pete (2017)
Genre: Adventure, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Charley, a teen living with his single father, finds work caring for an aging racehorse named Lean on Pete. When he learns Pete is bound for slaughter, the two embark on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a place to call home.
Style: road movie, sad, exciting, captivating, light ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: horse, teenage boy, racehorse, teenager, coming of age, single father, father son relationship, doctor, on the road, horse trainer, death of father, running ...
Place: portland oregon
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Titanic (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 194 min.
Story: 84 years later, a 101-year-old woman named Rose DeWitt Bukater tells the story to her granddaughter Lizzy Calvert, Brock Lovett, Lewis Bodine, Bobby Buell and Anatoly Mikailavich on the Keldysh about her life set in April 10th 1912, on a ship called ...
Style: romantic, emotional, sentimental, touching, dramatic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night, kids, teens ...
Plot: love, titanic, disaster, love story, romance, ship, forbidden love, love and romance, ocean, survival, shipwreck, tragedy ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 50s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, atlantic ocean, england
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Labyrinth (1986)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Frustrated with babysitting on yet another weekend night, Sarah - a teenager with an active imagination - summons the Goblins from her favourite book, "Labyrinth", to take the baby stepbrother away. When little Toby actually disappears, ...
Style: gothic, fairy tale, humorous, stylized, surreal ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, girls' night, pre-teens
Plot: surrealism, good versus evil, rescue, adventure, friendship, heroes, beast, puppet, fantasy world, maze, imaginary kingdom, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: A hotshot lawyer gets more than he bargained for when he learns his new boss is Lucifer himself.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, twist ending, surprise ending, atmospheric ...
Plot: lawyer, devil, supernatural, deal with the devil, law firm, greed, courtroom, demon, satan, ambition, hotshot lawyer, temptation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, florida, southern usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city ...
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