films The Best Movies About the Olympics  

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List Rules Movies about the Olympics and Olympians. Vote up the best Olympic films.

The Olympics are a source of inspiration, unity, and hope across the globe. Every country is proud to send its best athletes to the games to display their talents to the entire world. It’s no wonder that so many movies have centered on the Olympics, as these are some of the most inspirational stories of all time. But what are the best movies about the Olympics? Vote up the best Olympic films below and see where your favorites rank!
 
The movies on this list have been ranked as the absolute best films on the subject of the Olympics. Many of these films highlight an individual athlete’s life story and the journey that lead them to becoming the absolute best in their event. Others focus on the failed attempts of prospective Olympians. But no matter the narrative, each of these films offers an inspiring look at the Olympic Games and the Olympians who make them so special.
 
This list features the best movies about the Olympics including, Chariots of Fire, Cool Runnings, One Day in September, Munich, Miracle, Without Limits, and The Cutting Edge. Vote up the best films below or add a movie with an Olympic story that isn't already on the list.
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Cool Runnings John Candy, Malik Yoba, Jay Brazeau

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Miracle Kurt Russell, Patricia Clarkson, Ken Dryden

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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm

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D2: The Mighty Ducks Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wayne Gretzky, Joshua Jackson

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The Cutting Edge Terry O'Quinn, Moira Kelly, D. B. Sweeney

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Eddie the Eagle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About the Olympics
RJ_02 added Eddie the Eagle Rupert Grint

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Munich Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

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Prefontaine Jared Leto, Ed O'Neill, R. Lee Ermey

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Blades of Glory Amy Poehler, Will Ferrell, Jenna Fischer

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Mollevangsvagen added Children of Glory Kata Dobó, Tamás Jordán, Iván Fenyő

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Charlie Chan at the Olympics Warner Oland, Katherine DeMille

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Jim Thorpe – All-American Burt Lancaster, Charles Bickford, Nestor Paiva

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Downhill Racer Robert Redford, Gene Hackman, Dabney Coleman

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The Athlete is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About the Olympics
Bruce Adams added The Athlete Ruta Gedmintas, Dag Malmberg, Rasselas Lakew

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Running Brave Robby Benson, Graham Greene, Pat Hingle

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Men with Brooms Kari Matchett, Molly Parker, Paul Gross

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Without Limits Donald Sutherland, Billy Crudup, Monica Potter

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Ice Castles Michelle Kwan, Henry Czerny, Morgan Kelly

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Personal Best Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Jim Moody

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The Other Side of the Mountain Beau Bridges, Dabney Coleman, Griffin Dunne

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Walk, Don't Run Cary Grant, George Takei, Samantha Eggar

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The Bob Mathias Story Frank Gifford, Ward Bond, William Conrad

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Berlin 36 Karoline Herfurth, Axel Prahl, Sebastian Urzendowsky

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The Games Sam Elliott, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour

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Backwards James Van Der Beek, Margaret Colin, Glenn Morshower

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International Velvet Anthony Hopkins, Christopher Plummer, Tatum O'Neal

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Asterix at the Olympic Games Tony Parker, Zinedine Zidane, Alain Delon

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Goldengirl James Coburn, Leslie Caron, Jessica Walter

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Rowing Through Colin Ferguson, Leslie Hope, Kenneth Welsh