In the mood for a rom-com? Well, this scene from 'Love Actually' features a lovelorn Sam chasing after his one true love. His sprint mechanics need a little work, but we love the effort.
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Quarantined for the immediate future? What better way to relax and let the time pass by -- unless you're working or studying, of course -- then by catching a flick on the couch.
There are all types of movies which feature runners. There are actual films depicting true-life stories of runners and their stories, and then there are documentaries featuring humans, teams, events and their inspiring tales. Then there are actual movies featuring action stars who just love to run: Think Tom Cruise, Will Smith and Harrison Ford.
If you're in need of a few options, here are the MileSplit network's favorite picks:
Movies Featuring Real-Life Stories Of Runners:
Elevator pitch: The life and times of Steve Prefontaine -- the best version.
Elevator Pitch: The Jared Leto version.
Elevator pitch: The inspiring true story of Louis Zamperini's life.
Elevator pitch: The story of Billy Mills.
Elevator pitch: Not everything is always all cozy off the track. This fictional movie puts a young Jamaican sprinter into a few moral dilemmas, of which he has to figure out on his own.
Elevator pitch: What happens when you turn four sprinters into bobsledders? You get a legendary movie.
Elevator Pitch: The story of Jesse Owens kicking some Nazi butt.
Elevator Pitch: A coach with no XC experience leads an underprivileged team to victory -- in more ways than one.
Elevator Pitch: One man's inspiring journey after the Boston Marathon bombing
Elevator Pitch: Brad Pitt as a high school distance runner. Wow. (Kudos to Ryan Fenton on the find)
Elevator Pitch: A young woman's dreams of reaching the Olympics, also a quirky love story.
Elevator Pitch: One of the best running movies ever made.
Elevator Pitch: Faith-based movie teaching lessons about life.
Movies Featuring Action Stars Who Just Can't Stop Running:
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Also: The Firm, Jerry Maguire, Minority Report, Collateral)
Elevator Pitch: You ever notice Tom Cruise is running ... a lot in his movies? This is peak Tom Cruise running.
Elevator Pitch: Forrest invents ultramarathons.
Elevator Pitch: Harrison Ford has to find out who killed his wife!
Elevator: A boxer needs to run, am I right? ... also, I can't stop talking about this movie on the podcast.
Elevator Pitch: Arnold Schwarzenegger runs for his life ... while others watch on tv.
Elevator Pitch: Will Smith chases bad guys through Miami in an aesthetically pleasing way
Elevator Pitch: Keanu Reeves chases a bank robber through the streets of Los Angeles -- much like Will, though this movie came out first.
Elevator Pitch: Kevin gets super woke on would-be criminals.
Elevator Pitch: Brittany does a couch to marathon training plan.
Elevator Pitch: Lola has to come up with the money after a botched job.
Documentaries On Real-Life Runners:
Elevator pitch: The story of Haile Gebrselassie.
Elevator pitch: This one is self-explanatory.
Elevator pitch: A movie about York XC legend Joe Newton!