@steveshaum’s post about the ultrarunning flick coming out soon got me thinking about my favorite running movies. Here are a couple to start. This first one is obvious, but what other running movies would you recommend?
Chariots of Fire: Probably the most iconic running movie of all time. The only real problem, from my perspective, is that it’s largely about sprinters.
McFarland, USA: Fairly recent movie based on the true story of a 1987 mostly Latino cross country team in California. It’s a pretty good depiction of what cross country is like, although they apparently don’t have mud in California. The main anachronism is the coach getting fired for throwing a cleat that hits one of his football players. In the 1980s, that would never have been an issue.