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List Rules Only movies that feature running as a plot point.

A list of the best running movies. These are films that feature running as either a sport or as simply a central theme to the plot. We believe we've listed all of the best ones, but if you think we missed one please feel free to add it to the list yourself. Typically in movies, running implies a chase. In these films however, the running is often for many other purposes, including running in a marathon, jogging as part of a different type of race, or sprinting to beat the clock. If you're a runner yourself then you're sure to love the movies on this list.
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Forrest Gump is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Running Movies
Forrest Gump Tom Hanks, Kurt Russell, Sally Field

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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm - Released: 1981

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Prefontaine Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey - Released: 1997

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Race is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Running Movies
Race Stephan James, Jason Sudeikis, David Kross

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Without Limits Donald Sutherland, Billy Crudup, Monica Potter - Released: 1998

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Marathon Man Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider - Released: 1976

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The Maze Runner Kaya Scodelario, Dylan O'Brien, Patricia Clarkson

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Personal Best Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Jim Moody - Released: 1982

+ - 8 18
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Run Lola Run Franka Potente, Armin Rohde, Moritz Bleibtreu - Released: 1998