9 of the best running movies

Watching a movie can’t be a different activity than running. One involves sitting in a dark room, usually quite still, and the other involves going out and either burning a large amount of energy over a short distance, or burning more energy over a longer distance, and in a longer time. Just like movie runtimes, there is no distance required when it comes to activity; But perhaps that is where the comparisons stop.



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However, this does not prevent films from being able to address the topic of running, or depict the characters involved in the action on screen. The next nine films either focus on the act of running, or feature it heavily in plot in some way. For anyone looking for a little extra motivation to get off the couch and run outside, they might offer some inspiration.

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Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

It shouldn’t surprise anyone to find out Brittany runs a marathon It is about a woman named Brittany who runs a marathon. Basically, she feels stuck in a little rut of life, and is thinking about training and participating in the New York Marathon, which lifts her spirits and gives her a purpose to work towards.

As in real life for many who run, this works in her favour, but it is not without its challenges. The film is fortunately honest about the difficulties of running and the exhausting nature of participating in a 26.2-mile race, especially the amount of work someone would have to train from scratch. Fortunately, it does so while also being fun and entertaining to watch, ensuring that watching this little comedy is more relaxing than running a real marathon.

“Card” (2018)

logo card It follows a group of adults in their forties who have been playing the tag game since childhood. What started as a game played in the schoolyard or the family’s backyard now stretches great distances, where they naturally live separately, yet still try to get “that” when they catch up with them as adults.

Of course, there was more running in the game when they were younger, since getting older is a topic covered in the movie, and running at high speeds is hard to do after 30 years of childhood. However, it captures the heavy-duty running game to the max, and logo card She herself is fast-paced and relentless, so she is more than just the embodiment of the spirit of running (and playing) as a kid.

“Forrest Gump” (1994)

forrest gump It earned a reputation for being one of the most iconic films of all time, being a drama that traces the life story of a unique man, and the way it ended up influencing various historical events throughout his life. Tom Hanks The titular man’s performance here is one of his best, and it’s an overall entertaining and entertaining story.

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Part of Forrest’s story includes being a very talented runner from a young age, helping him become a star college football player. Later in his life, he also became a cross-country runner with no particular reason, running nearly nonstop for more than three years, spanning the entire length of the United States several times. His superhuman stamina inspires people in the movie world… and might do the same for some viewers, too.

“Tokyo Olympics” (1965)

Released one year after the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, Tokyo Olympics It covers games in artistry and style, and showcases a range of sports in a way that makes them feel poetic or even legendary. By doing so, it becomes not only one of the best sports documentaries of all time, but perhaps one of the best documentaries ever, a complete stop.

Of course, not every Olympic event covered includes running exactly, but different track events (sprinting and the like) are given prominent coverage throughout. The film concludes by showing the marathon in all its glory as well, with some great views of Tokyo, the amount of time spent running well to emphasize the great distance traveled, and the sheer amount of time the athletes need to spend running.

“Breaking2” (2017)

break 2 It’s a lesser known sports documentary that might not rank among the best movies the sub-genre has to offer, but in terms of feature-length documentaries that focus solely on running, it’s one of the best (and admittedly, there’s not that much to begin with).

Covers three of the world’s best distance runners as they attempt to break two hours for a marathon; In other words, he ran 26.2 miles in less than 120 minutes. It’s an incredibly ambitious goal, and the documentary details how they’re trying to do it, using sophisticated running shoes, a perfect, flat, predictable track, and a multitude of shots to try and achieve the “Breaking No. 2” goal.


“Galipoli” (1981)

Gallipoli It is an Australian film that focuses on two young runners who compete with each other before they sign up to fight in the First World War. Believing that war is a kind of foreign adventure, they discover the hard way of using them primarily as cannon fodder to conquer the infernal shore of Gallipoli, which is in Turkey.

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There is plenty of running around, and even with it being a tragic war movie in the first place, those scenes that are shown remain unforgettable. There he ran into the Australian outback, across the desert, and then into Gallipoli itself, where young soldiers are forced to flee (no charge) to their death in a bloody foolish fight. It’s certainly one of the more pessimistic films to feature as an important part of the narrative, but it still matters, nonetheless.


“Rocky” (1976)

yes, rocky It is much more about boxing than it is about running. It’s a classic underdog tale about one man who does everything in his power to make a name for himself and win the heart of the woman he loves, even as life hits him and gets in his way. And Rocky, the character, is a boxer. It is his passion and his calling in life.

But one of the ways he becomes a great boxer is through an iconic training montage (the first of many), and the main part of this training montage is running through Philadelphia. Through the markets, past the shipyard, and then triumphantly climbing those stairs at the end, it’s a wonderful sight, showing the importance of running as a useful part of any athlete’s training regimen (raw eggs just before they start running, though? Maybe not a great idea for most People).


“Zombieland” (2009)

Zombie land It is about a young man (played by Jesse Eisenberg) who has survived a zombie apocalypse through an extraordinary set of rules, all designed to give him an advantage over the hordes of zombies that effectively run the world. The first rule – in tens too – is simply “the heart”.

This is because, as the viewer tells through the narration, those who are not in perfect physical condition are more likely to become fodder for zombies, and at times, getting past the walking dead is the best option for survival. If a zombie apocalypse happens one day, and zombies aren’t super fast after 28 days Variety, it could turn out that Eisenberg’s character was on to something…

“Run Lola Run” (1998)

Run Lola RunDespite its title, it is not about running in the athletic sense. Lola doesn’t train for a marathon. She has to run because she has a time-sensitive task of getting a large amount of money within 20 minutes, or else her boyfriend will commit a dangerous armed robbery.

And running is exactly what Lola does, and three times, no less, like Run Lola Run It explores the butterfly effect, showing the same scenario playing three times, with small changes making big differences each time. It’s a surprisingly fast-paced movie, and a non-sports movie would most likely get it.

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