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1. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 37,370 | Gross: $4.21M

2. Patriots Day (2016)

R | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman

Votes: 82,265 | Gross: $31.89M

3. Van Wilder: Party Liaison (2002)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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26 Metascore

The most popular kid on campus meets a beautiful journalist who makes him realize that maybe he's afraid to graduate.

Director: Walt Becker | Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Tara Reid, Tim Matheson, Kal Penn

Votes: 100,797 | Gross: $21.01M

4. Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

A young woman decides to make positive changes in her life by training for the New York City Marathon.

Director: Paul Downs Colaizzo | Stars: Jillian Bell, Jennifer Dundas, Patch Darragh, Alice Lee

Votes: 11,294 | Gross: $0.22M

5. Meatballs (1979)

PG | 94 min | Comedy

6.2
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60 Metascore

Wacky hijinks of counselors and campers at a less-than-average summer camp.

Director: Ivan Reitman | Stars: Bill Murray, Harvey Atkin, Kate Lynch, Russ Banham

Votes: 18,109 | Gross: $43.05M

6. Four Lions (2010)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.3
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68 Metascore

Four incompetent British terrorists set out to train for and commit an act of terror.

Director: Christopher Morris | Stars: Will Adamsdale, Riz Ahmed, Adeel Akhtar, Arsher Ali

Votes: 68,940 | Gross: $0.30M

7. You Again (2010)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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28 Metascore

When a young woman realizes her brother is about to marry the girl who bullied her in high school, she sets out to expose the fiancée's true colors.

Director: Andy Fickman | Stars: Kristen Bell, Odette Annable, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis

Votes: 48,029 | Gross: $25.70M

8. Naked (I) (2017)

TV-14 | 96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

5.4
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36 Metascore

Nervous about finally getting married, a guy is forced to relive the same nerve-wracking hours over and over again until he gets things right on his wedding day.

Director: Michael Tiddes | Stars: Marlon Wayans, Regina Hall, Dennis Haysbert, J.T. Jackson

Votes: 15,884

9. Unfinished Business (I) (2015)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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32 Metascore

A hard-working small business owner and his two associates travel to Europe to close the most important deal of their lives. But what began as a routine business trip goes off the rails in every way imaginable, and unimaginable.

Director: Ken Scott | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Dave Franco, Tom Wilkinson, James Marsden

Votes: 30,672 | Gross: $10.21M

10. They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

M/PG | 129 min | Drama

7.9
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72 Metascore

The lives of a disparate group of contestants intertwine in an inhumanely grueling dance marathon.

Director: Sydney Pollack | Stars: Jane Fonda, Michael Sarrazin, Susannah York, Gig Young

Votes: 15,413 | Gross: $12.60M

11. Dhoom 2 (2006)

Not Rated | 152 min | Action, Thriller

6.5
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Mr A, a fearless thief, steals valuable artefacts and teams up with the girl he is attracted to but who cannot be trusted. Close on their heels are three police officers trying to apprehend them.

Director: Sanjay Gadhvi | Stars: Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Uday Chopra

Votes: 22,486 | Gross: $2.64M

12. Run, Fat Boy, Run (2007)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

6.6
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48 Metascore

Five years after jilting his pregnant fiancée on their wedding day, out-of-shape Dennis decides to run a marathon to win her back.

Director: David Schwimmer | Stars: Simon Pegg, Thandie Newton, Hank Azaria, Dylan Moran

Votes: 64,413 | Gross: $6.00M

13. Tag (2015)

85 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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A girl's life cascades into chaos as everyone around her suffers a gruesome fate while she becomes less certain of who she is and her once-once normal.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Reina Triendl, Mariko Shinoda, Erina Mano, Yuki Sakurai

Votes: 4,870

14. Samurai Marathon 1855 (2019)

103 min | History

6.3
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In 1855, a daimyo sends his men on a grueling marathon to discover if they're tough enough to face the newly arrived Americans. Misunderstanding his intent, the Shogun dispatches assassins.

Director: Bernard Rose | Stars: Takeru Satoh, Nana Komatsu, Mirai Moriyama, Shôta Sometani

Votes: 299

15. Rolling to You (2018)

TV-14 | 107 min | Comedy, Romance

6.5
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Jocelyn is a successful businessman, selfish and misogynist. He tries to seduce a young pretty woman by pretending to be handicapped, till the day she presents him her sister in a wheelchair.

Director: Franck Dubosc | Stars: Franck Dubosc, Alexandra Lamy, Elsa Zylberstein, Gérard Darmon

Votes: 3,493

16. Thumbsucker (2005)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.6
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69 Metascore

Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Lou Taylor Pucci, Tilda Swinton, Vincent D'Onofrio, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 20,323 | Gross: $1.33M

17. Magical Mystery Tour (1967 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Musical

6.2
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The Beatles charter a special bus for a surreal mystery tour.

Directors: George Harrison, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Bernard Knowles | Stars: John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr

Votes: 6,483

18. Drive (2007)

60 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

7.7
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A drama about various people competing in an illegal cross-country road race.

Stars: Kristin Lehman, Emma Stone, Rochelle Aytes, Taryn Manning

Votes: 4,729

19. Schramm (1993)

Not Rated | 65 min | Horror

5.8
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As serial killer Lothar Schramm lies dying in his own blood, horrific memories of his miserable life of paranoia, self-harm and rejection flash before his eyes. A tragic look into the mind of a serial killer.

Director: Jörg Buttgereit | Stars: Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Monika M., Micha Brendel, Carolina Harnisch

Votes: 2,593

20. Skid Row Marathon (2017)

85 min | Documentary

8.7
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68 Metascore

A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s skid row, where he trains a motley group of homeless people to run international marathons.

Director: Mark Hayes | Stars: David Askew, Rafael Cabrera, Mody Diop, Rebecca Hayes

Votes: 99

21. Saint Ralph (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.4
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51 Metascore

Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Kanev

Votes: 5,723 | Gross: $0.80M

22. Staying Together (1989)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama

6.3
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The complacent life of three small town brothers is shattered when their father sells the family business from under them.

Director: Lee Grant | Stars: Sean Astin, Stockard Channing, Melinda Dillon, Jim Haynie

Votes: 722 | Gross: $4.35M

23. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (1938)

Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Sport

7.8
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The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin.

Director: Leni Riefenstahl | Stars: David Albritton, Arvo Askola, Jack Beresford, Erwin Blask

Votes: 4,137

24. Run with the Wind (2018– )

23 min | Animation, Comedy, Sport

8.2
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Kakeru, a former elite runner at high school, is chased for stealing food. He is saved by a Kansei University student Haiji, who is also a runner. Haiji persuades Kakeru to live in the old ... See full summary »

Stars: Toshiyuki Toyonaga, Takeo Otsuka, Koki Uchiyama, Miyu Irino

Votes: 403

25. Running (1979)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »

Director: Steven Hilliard Stern | Stars: Michael Douglas, Susan Anspach, Lawrence Dane, Eugene Levy

Votes: 675

26. De Marathon (2012)

107 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.5
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After finding out that they have a tax debt of forty thousand euros, four very out-of-shape men working at a car shop start to train for a marathon in which they can win the money to pay the debt.

Director: Diederick Koopal | Stars: Stefan de Walle, Martin van Waardenberg, Marcel Hensema, Frank Lammers

Votes: 6,192

27. Obsession (1997)

PG | 105 min | Drama, Music, Romance

5.2
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Two men become entangled in a torrid love affair with the same woman. Pierre is Miriam's longtime lover. John is desperately searching for clues about his past when he and Miriam have a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sehr | Stars: Heike Makatsch, Charles Berling, Daniel Craig, Seymour Cassel

Votes: 318

28. Courage (1984)

R | 90 min | Thriller

6.6
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Marathon runners are taken captive in desert by right-wing militia.

Director: Robert L. Rosen | Stars: Ronny Cox, Art Hindle, M. Emmet Walsh, Tim Maier

Votes: 216

29. 7 Days: The story of Blind Dave Heeley (2019)

45 min | Short, Biography, Drama

8.9
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Dave Heeley has decided to run one of the toughest marathons in the world, the "Sevens" - 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. The only problem is that Dave is completely blind.

Directors: Dominic Higgins, Ian Higgins | Stars: James Phelps, Oliver Phelps, Finty Williams, Vicky Hall

Votes: 8

30. Marathon (2005)

117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.7
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An autistic boy discovers he has a talent for running and with the help of the mother participates in a major marathon.

Director: Yoon-Chul Jung | Stars: Seung-woo Cho, Mi-suk Kim, Gi-yeong Lee, Sung-Hyun Baek

Votes: 2,137

31. Answers to Nothing (2011)

R | 124 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

5.0
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29 Metascore

Against the backdrop of a missing girl case, lost souls throughout Los Angeles search for meaning and redemption and affect each other in ways they don't always see.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Sam Page, Caitlin Gerard, Chuck McCollum, Julie Benz

Votes: 965 | Gross: $0.02M

32. The Loneliest Runner (1976 TV Movie)

74 min | Drama, Sport

7.4
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A young boy who still wets the bed finds escapism from his abusive mother and his own embarrassment by going running after school.

Director: Michael Landon | Stars: Lance Kerwin, Brian Keith, DeAnn Mears, Melissa Sue Anderson

Votes: 349

33. Bumm Bumm Bole (2010)

124 min | Drama, Family, Thriller

6.1
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Pinu loses his sister Rimzim's shoes so they both decide to share a pair of shoes until their father has saved enough money to buy a new pair.

Director: Priyadarshan | Stars: Atul Kulkarni, Rituparna Sengupta, Darsheel Safary, Ziyah Vastani

Votes: 499

34. The Terry Fox Story (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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The true story about the Canadian cancer amputee hero who decided to run across Canada on only one leg to raise money for cancer research.

Director: Ralph L. Thomas | Stars: Eric Fryer, Robert Duvall, Chris Makepeace, Rosalind Chao

Votes: 493

35. Midnight Runner (2018)

92 min | Drama

5.9
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One of the best runners from Switzerland tries to overcome the loss of his brother by robbing innocent women at night. Based on a true story.

Director: Hannes Baumgartner | Stars: Max Hubacher, Annina Euling, Sylvia Rohrer, Christophe Sermet

Votes: 169

36. Women on the Run (2019)

93 min | Comedy

6.7
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Women on the Run 2019: the highest boxoffice of Czech movie ever.

Director: Martin Horský | Stars: Zlata Adamovská, Jenovéfa Boková, Samuel Gyerták, Martin Hofmann

Votes: 320

37. Run for Your Life (1988)

90 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

4.7
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Major Charles Forsythe (Carradine) is a Vietnam veteran U.S. Army officer stationed near Rome. He is a brutal, if effective, commander who was "fragged" by his own men in Vietnam. When he ... See full summary »

Director: Terence Young | Stars: David Carradine, Lauren Hutton, George Segal, Franco Nero

Votes: 52

38. Spirit of the Marathon (2007)

PG | 104 min | Documentary, Sport

7.5
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The first ever feature-length film to capture the essence, drama and unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race, the production features five runners - three amateurs and two elites - as ... See full summary »

Director: Jon Dunham | Stars: Dick Beardsley, Ryan Bradley, Leah Caille, Deena Kastor

Votes: 566

39. The Giant of Marathon (1959)

90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.0
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A Greek soldier leads the fight against an invading Persian army.

Directors: Jacques Tourneur, Bruno Vailati, Mario Bava | Stars: Steve Reeves, Mylène Demongeot, Sergio Fantoni, Alberto Lupo

Votes: 748

40. Desert Runners (2013)

99 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A diverse cast of non-professional runners attempt to complete the most difficult ultramarathon race series on Earth. Their dramatic journey takes them across the World's most picturesque ... See full summary »

Director: Jennifer Steinman Sternin | Stars: Samantha Gash, Tremaine Kent, David O'Brien, Ricky Paugh

Votes: 441

41. The Robber (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

6.8
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65 Metascore

A story based on Johann Rettenberger, an Austrian marathon runner and a bank robber.

Director: Benjamin Heisenberg | Stars: Andreas Lust, Markus Schleinzer, Roman Kettner, Hannelore Klauber-Laursen

Votes: 4,203 | Gross: $0.08M

42. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984– )

237 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.6
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This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.

Stars: David Ogden Stiers, Hunt Block, David Caruso, Alex Hyde-White

Votes: 356

43. The Republic of Love (2003)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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A story of love and enchantment set in the coldest of winters, it explores the issues, dilemmas and barriers facing the lucky and unlucky in love in the 21st Century, based on the novel of ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Kate Lynch, Kate Kelton, Sunday Muse, Brooke D'Orsay

Votes: 485

44. The Finishers (2013)

G | 86 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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Julien dreams of adventure. But when you live in a wheelchair, such dreams are difficult to fulfill. To do so, Julien challenges his father to compete with him in the "Ironman" triathlon in... See full summary »

Director: Nils Tavernier | Stars: Jacques Gamblin, Alexandra Lamy, Fabien Héraud, Sophie de Fürst

Votes: 962

45. Free to Run (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, History, Sport

7.2
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54 Metascore

Today, all anybody needs to run is the determination and a pair of the right shoes. But just fifty years ago, running was viewed almost exclusively as the domain of elite male athletes who ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Morath | Stars: Joe Henderson, George Hirsch, Fred Lebow, Kathrine Switzer

Votes: 287

46. Stockholm Marathon (1994)

87 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

5.4
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The gardener decides to avenge the death of his mentally disturbed wife by killing the men he considers responsible. One of them is a pop star that takes part in great marathon race in ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Keglevic | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Kjell Bergqvist, Rolf Lassgård, Niklas Hjulström

Votes: 1,078

47. Cliffy (2013 TV Movie)

TV-G | 92 min | Biography

7.2
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Set against the backdrop of the early eighties, Cliffy retraces his extraordinary journey from famously training in gumboots among cow paddocks through the epic six-day period of the ultra ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Murphy | Stars: Kevin Harrington, Roy Billing, Krew Boylan, Martin Sacks

Votes: 186

48. 3022 Ft. (2015)

65 min | Documentary

8.3
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An intimate look at one of the world's most dangerous and oldest trail races: Alaska's Mt. Marathon.

Directors: Natalie Fedak, Max Romey | Stars: Holly Brooks, Denali Foldager, Flip Foldager, Rickey Gates

Votes: 20

49. Gun Runners (2015)

89 min | Documentary, Sport

7.2
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Two warriors from Northern Kenya trade in their AK-47s for running shoes and the Kenyan dream of marathon running.

Director: Anjali Nayar | Stars: Julius Arile, Robert Matanda

Votes: 188

50. The Long Run (2001)

R | 112 min | Drama, Sport

5.7
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A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win.

Director: Jean Stewart | Stars: Armin Mueller-Stahl, Nthati Moshesh, Paterson Joseph, Seputla Sebogodi

Votes: 322



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