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, suspenseful, intense, clever and light films and TV shows about / with running, mentor, storytelling, friendship, chase, redemption, violence, death, brutality and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, Canada and other countries.
running movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as running: Run Milkha Run (2013), Run Lola Run (1998), Warm Bodies (2013), Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003), Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Tomb Raider (2018), Looper (2012), A Quiet Place (2018), The 10th Kingdom (2000), Bird Box (2018).

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: realistic, uplifting, captivating, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: running, army, sikh, rise to the top, talented, training, stadium, championship, fame, lifestyle, punjab, overcoming ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 50s
Place: india, pakistan, asia
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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, clever ...
Plot: destiny, running, self sacrifice, race against time, heroine, money, desperation, choice, hopes, couple relations, couples, time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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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, light, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: zombie, fall in love, forbidden love, supernatural, supernatural romance, zombie apocalypse, love and romance, transformation, young woman, young man, danger, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Country: Thailand
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: exciting, serious, suspenseful, realistic, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, running, danger, one man army, master warrior, adventure, brutality, one against many, illegal fistfight, blood, sadism, destruction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand, hong kong, tokyo
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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, sentimental, dramatic, romantic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mentally unstable, depression, social misfits, love, mental illness, supportive parent, passionate interest, fall in love, romance, letter, neighbor, running ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia, new jersey
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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, suspenseful ...
Plot: female protagonist, female fighter, chase, tough girl, strong female character, island, peril, jungle, rescue, survival, father daughter relationship, inheritance ...
Time: 2000s, 2010s
Place: hong kong, mine
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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, humorous, twists and turns, feel good, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: time travel, friendship, changing the past or future, school, supernatural ability, student, teenage love, supernatural, teenage girl, high school, love, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: tokyo, asia, japan
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Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Crime, 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: tense, thought provoking, futuristic, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, changing the past or future, hitman, destiny, on the run, organized crime, sent to the past, violence, self sacrifice, mafia, death ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: usa, kansas, shanghai china
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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, bleak ...
Plot: survival, post apocalypse, self sacrifice, deafness, monster, sign language, marriage, chase, pregnancy, creature, creature feature, silence ...
Time: near future, 2020s
Place: new york state
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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, humorous, feel good, fairy tale, offbeat ...
Audience: kids, teens, family outing, pre-teens
Plot: adventure, fairy, good versus evil, supernatural ability, magical, curses spells and rituals, creature, friendship, journey, imaginary kingdom, parallel world, imaginary ...
Place: virginia, usa, new york
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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: suspense, emotional, suspenseful, atmospheric, disturbing ...
Plot: survival, blindness, fear, bird, suicide, survival horror, murder, creature, chase, end of the world, parents and children, running ...
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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: racism, track and field, nazi, nazi germany, sport, historical figure, olympics, african american, running, racial prejudice, athlete, politics ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: germany, berlin germany
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Teen Wolf (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 41 min.
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, humorous, atmospheric, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: werewolf, supernatural ability, teenage life, high school, teenage love, supernatural, life turned upside down, supernatural power, school, youth, high school life, team ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, mexico, california, japan, france
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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, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: thief, child abuse, running, innocence, on the road, summer, travel, road trip, coming of age, hitchhiker, youth, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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11:14 (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 85 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: clever, dark humor, stylized, realistic, cynical ...
Plot: murder, chase, vandalism, robbery, crime gone awry, theft, thief, running, hit and run, loss of daughter, abortion, cover up ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Hanna (2011)
Genre: Action, 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, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, cia, young heroes, undercover, teenage girl, danger, female killer, training, vengeance, parents and children, secret agent, heroes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: finland, morocco, africa, germany, europe ...
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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, suspense, brutal ...
Plot: serial killer, pimp, violence, prostitute, psychopath, interrogation, disappearance, search, race against time, woman in danger, police investigation, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
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Tell No One (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
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: investigation, frame up, crimes, murder, corpse, crime, serial killer, haunted by the past, deadly, dishonesty, grief, love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: humorous, witty, realistic, feel good, not serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: training, underdog, birthday, love triangle, running, bet, determination, marathon, wedding, romance, farce, ex spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, europe, tower bridge london
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Children of Heaven (1997)
Genre: Drama, Family
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, touching, sentimental, compassionate ...
Plot: school, poverty, childhood, siblings relations, family drama, foot race, family, financial problem, young heroes, unemployment, children, health situation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tokyo
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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, talky, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: tourist, loneliness, looking for love, dating, love affair, romance, fall in love, new love, young woman, couples, encounter, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe, montmartre paris
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Cloverfield (2008)
Genre: 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, scary, bleak, rough, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: survival, monster, escape, giant monster, quarantine, chaos, found footage, skyscraper, fear, danger, destruction, helicopter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, sentimental, uplifting, sincere, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: human spirit, destiny, mentally challenged, life philosophy, true love, odd, love, misfit, journey, tragic love, love and romance, human relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 70s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., china, vietnam
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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, suspense, suspenseful, rough
Plot: survival, psychopath, hiking, masked man, danger, brutality, violence, murder, fight, hiding, forest, camera ...
Place: 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, rehabilitation, hospital, terrorist bombing, bombing, conspiracy, investigation, physical therapy, husband wife relationship, friendship, brother brother relationship, saving a life ...
Time: 2010s
Place: boston
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Running for Grace (2018)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An orphan boy of mixed race finds family with the newly arrived white village doctor in Hawaii. The boy can run like the wind, and begins bringing Doc's medicine to coffee pickers throughout the mountainous region. On an errand, the medicine ...
Plot: orphan, running, forbidden love, prejudice, race against time, injection, pandemic, factory, forest, coming of age, bridge, jungle ...
Time: 1920s
Place: hawaii
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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, recovery, female athlete, race, track and field, accident, teenage girl, female protagonist, car accident, father daughter relationship, hit by a car ...
Place: arizona
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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, realistic, serious, emotional
Plot: disability, marathon, autism, running, solace, against the odds, redemption, unfulfillment, athlete's life, parents and children, young heroes, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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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: running, homeless, chase, police, one night, gang, murder, college student, dog, blood, racist, naked in public ...
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: gay teenager, athlete, bullying, runner, running, teenager, gay, high school, high school sports, sport, training, hypocrisy ...
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