Our Favorite Movies About Running
If you're an athlete looking for inspirational stories or just some relaxing time, look no further. Check out the Six Minute Mile staff favorite movies about running here.
McFarland is a mostly Latino farming town in California. Kevin Costner plays Jim White, a PE teacher and coach, who leads the McFarland underdogs to dominance.
While this is not exclusively about running, its an inspiring watch. Forrest, played by Tom Hanks, is an unlikely person that lives an extraordinary life. "Run, Forrest, run!"
Steve Prefontaine was America's greatest distance runner, breaking every US track record from 2,000-10,000 meters. His story is inspiring despite its tragic end.
Chariots of Fire
This is an acclaimed story of 2 very different athletes that compete in the 1924 Paris Olympics. A faithful Christian and ambitious Jew battle for victory and recognition.
The Jericho Mile
An inmate serving life for murder spends much of his time running on the prison track. When he runs a sub-4:00 mile, the prison officials allow him to train for the olympics.
Dustin Hoffman plays a graduate student and marathon runner that gets caught up in a government pursuit of a Nazi war criminal and a game of theft, lies, and murder.
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