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.
Directed by: Jon TurteltaubCool Runnings is a 1993 American sports film directed by Jon Turteltaub, and starring Leon,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Hugh HudsonChariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Gavin O'ConnorMiracle is a 2004 American sports docudrama about the United States men's hockey team, led by... more on Wikipedia
Released: 2011Eddie the Eagle is a 2011 sports comedy film written by Sean Macaulay.
Directed by: Paul Michael GlaserThe Cutting Edge is a 1992 romantic comedy film directed by Paul Michael Glaser and written by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Sam WeismanD2: The Mighty Ducks is a 1994 American sports comedy film directed by Sam Weisman. It is a... more on Wikipedia
- 7Olympia is a 1938 German documentary film film written, directed and produced by Leni... more on Wikipedia3420
- 8Tokyo Olympiad is a 1965 documentary film directed by Kon Ichikawa which documents the 1964... more on Wikipedia3016
Directed by: Steven SpielbergMunich is a 2005 historical drama and political thriller film based on Operation Wrath of God,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Angelina JolieUnbroken is a 2014 American biographical drama film, produced and directed by Angelina Jolie,... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Steve JamesPrefontaine is a 1997 American biographical film chronicling the life of the American... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Will Speck, Josh GordonBlades of Glory is a 2007 American comedy film directed by Will Speck and Josh Gordon, and... more on Wikipedia
The Bob Mathias StoryFrank Gifford, Ward Bond
Directed by: Francis D. LyonThe Bob Mathias Story is a 1954 drama film directed by Francis D. Lyon, starring Bob Mathias... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Stephen HopkinsRace is a 2016 biographical sports drama film about African American athlete Jesse Owens, who... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Krisztina GodaSzabadság, szerelem (English: Children of Glory) is a 2006 drama film directed by Krisztina... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Michael CurtizJim Thorpe – All-American is a 1951 biographical film produced by Warner Bros. and directed by... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: H. Bruce HumberstoneCharlie Chan at the Olympics is a 1937 film directed by H. Bruce Humberstone.
Directed by: Larry PeerceThe Other Side of the Mountain is a 1975 American film based on a true story of ski racing... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Jeremy TeicherOlympic dreams is a 2020 American comedy directed by Jeremy Teicher. A young cross-country... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Bennett MillerFoxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical drama film produced and directed by Bennett Miller.... more on Wikipedia
- 21One Day in September is a 1999 documentary film directed by Kevin Macdonald examining the 5... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: D.S. Everett, Donald ShebibRunning Brave is a 1983 movie based on the story of Billy Mills, a North American Indian... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Albert MagnoliAmerican Anthem is a 1986 American Sports drama film produced by Lorimar Motion Pictures and... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Robert TownePersonal Best is a 1982 movie centered on a group of women trying to qualify for the American... more on Wikipedia
Directed by: Thomas Langmann, Frédéric ForestierAsterix at the Olympic Games is a French film, based on characters from René Goscinny and... more on Wikipedia