Runners or wannabe runners, or former runners who are considering restarting can be inspired by running movies. Whether a nice juicy fictional piece or a biopic, running movies present a interesting view of the world’s easiest form of exercise (other than walking, which is just running in slow motion, ha ha). So which of the running movies should you be immersing yourself into?
1. Chariots of Fire
This British classic is among the best running movies ever made. It depicts the life of British Olympians Harold Abrahams and Eric Liddell. The story is about the lead-up to the Paris Olympics in 1924. The characters of the Great Britain Olympics team make for an entertaining mix and the issues of religion and racism are dealt with very sympathetically. If you want to know what inspires men (and women) to want to run and beat everyone, you’ll love this movie. There’s a nice love story thread too.