Monday, January 9, 2012

Running Movies

As I watch films about running or related to running, I will document them here.

Films about running
These are films about runners or about running as the central storyline.
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  • Chariots of Fire (1981) - A classic fact-based film about Eric Lidell and Harold Abrahams, two British runners and their bid for the 1924 Olympics.

  • Without Limits (1998) - The story of Steve Prefontaine.
  • Prefontaine (1997) - The story of Steve Prefontaine.
  • Jericho Mile (1979) - A fictional story about a prisoner who runs in order to feel free but is recognized as one of the fastest milers in the U.S.
  • Run for Your Life (2008) - A documentary about Fred Lebow and how he started the New York City Road Runners Club and Marathon.
Films that are running related
These are films that have running as a key theme but the main storyline is not about running.
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  • Run Fat Boy Run (2007) - A comedy starring Simon Pegg. It's a story about a man who signs up for a marathon in order win back the mother of his child that he left pregnant at the alter.

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