Films about running... films..

films about running or training, sports etc

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02/09/2009 at 14:50
well, since ive gotten the running bug, and i read RW, and alotta things on here, i just watched PRE, about steve Prefontaine, the amercian runnig in the 1970's..

but what other films are out there about running or traning or sprots relaed, i love running and i love films.. so why not find the perfect collection for both..

the films ive got so far are..

Personal best..1982
Prefontaine..1997
Without limits..1998
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner..1962
Chariots of Fire..1981
the running man (only joking lol)..
across the tracks..1991

sports realted films
Invincible..2006
Mean Machine...1974,(longest tard us tilte)

please add to the list im sure missed a few, som please add your favorite film if its missed of the list..

good running and good watching

jim


XK
02/09/2009 at 15:02
Would Forest Gump count?
02/09/2009 at 15:04
Marathon Man is one of my favourite films and although he's not running in it a lot, I love the scene where he races that bloke by the fence.
02/09/2009 at 15:09

Without Limits and Prefontaine are two of my favourite films ever.

Other running films I've got on dvd are 'Dean Karnazes - Ultra Marathon Man' and 'Spirit Of The Marathon'

02/09/2009 at 15:24
A 70's film called the Jericho Mile. A bit of a cult classic about a guy in an American jail who tries to qualify for the US Olympic mile team. Great film and soundtrack. I saw it as a kid and bought it on DVD recently to rewatch.
02/09/2009 at 15:33
I was trying to remember that one, daymion, thanks I can sleep tonight.
02/09/2009 at 15:36

Sports related film

Breaking away - cycling film from the 70s, very short shorts

Belleville - best film about cycling, evah

02/09/2009 at 15:37
Sounds interesting Daymion - I'm gonna add it to my Lovefilm list.  (Which means I'll probably end up seeing it in 5 years time if I'm lucky.) 
mellifera    pirate
02/09/2009 at 15:43
Run Lola Run - it isn't about running but there is a lot of running in it. really makes you want to go for run.  Lola has to run round the city trying to get some money together to save her boyf from being bumped off by the local mafia types. It's a german film.
02/09/2009 at 16:17
Haven't seen it for years, but The Games is a film from 1970 about athletes preparing for the Olympic marathon.  It stars Michael Crawford.
02/09/2009 at 16:27
02/09/2009 at 17:38
thanks all. well there are few i havnt haerd of..
but some i knew would get mentioned like, forest gump..lol

the Ringer, is another good film, about the para-olympic's, but its the kids that are the star of the film, not exploited..great comdey

please keep them coming... jim
GTC
02/09/2009 at 21:26

James Bond - Casino Royale and District 13 (dir Luc Beson) - both fantastic examples of parkour (free running) in action.

Mission Impossible 3 - Tom Cruise goes for it in that

GTC
02/09/2009 at 21:54
American Flyers - Kevin Costner. Great cycling film.
02/09/2009 at 21:55
I loved Tin Cup.  Costner again.
02/09/2009 at 22:05
K2 - Fantastic climbing film
02/09/2009 at 22:12
Escape to Victory - Pele, Ozzy, et al
03/09/2009 at 20:28

million dollar baby-amazing boxing film.

A bit obscure but in great movie Hot Fuzz, Piers Brosnan's character was accused of using his skills

as a fun runner to commit a crime

03/09/2009 at 20:31
Was the crime fun-running?
03/09/2009 at 20:49

The Four Minute Mile - stayed up well beyond my bedtime the night before an exam because I couldn't stop watching. Even though I know how it turns out in the end

Run Fat Boy Run - I know it's already been said, but I love that film. Towards the end of the marathon when asked how he feels, Simon Pegg responds: "How the f**k do you think I feel?" Hilarious

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