What’s your favorite Running Movie? You won’t guess mine

Well, you don’t have to, I am about to tell you. I hate suspense. I just really really don’t like waiting.

I decided to post about this because most people I run into, have never heard of it! SERIOUSLY!?!?!

Before you throw old running shoes at me, I will declare that there’s a million running movies I LOVE. And they’re probably all I watch when I have time. But, if you had to pick one… which one would it be? Let’s settle for 3 if you want. It’s tough isn’t it?

My favorite is Saint Ralph. 95% of you haven’t heard of it. You might know Spirit of the Marathon, all those, but Saint Ralph.. who? WATCH IT.

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My #2 and #3 is a toss up. But I am going to limit myself to

Run for your Life (this could also be #1, really, it’s that amazing)

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Without Limits (pending you don’t gag with Jared Leto, but whatever, Pre was also hotter!)

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So, had you heard of Saint Ralph? If not, would you please netflixit and tell me?!?!

What’s your top 3?

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19 thoughts on “What’s your favorite Running Movie? You won’t guess mine

  1. I didn’t like Saint Ralph. Sue me. Couldn’t past the ridiculous premise. Without Limits was good. I just watched it again a few months ago. I’d say Spirit of the Marathon, On the Edge (about Dipsea) and Unbreakable (WS100) are my favorites.

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    • Won’t sue you, it is a bit super ridiculous, but that’s what I like about it, to get to see things from a kid’s perspective, when things are quite ridiculous and dreamy and also, SO much fun.. but I still like you B!

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  2. Heard of it, saw the last 20 minutes of it, don’t remember it, have to watch the whole thing!

    My three:

    On The Edge (Bruce Dern, Dipsea)
    Without Limits (You know)
    Race for the Soul (Western States)
    The Runner (David Horton, Pacific Crest Trail)

    Ok, so it’s four.

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  3. I love Marathon Man! I know, technically it isn’t a movie about running, but still….. I have heard of Saint Ralph but haven’t seen it. Now I’m reminded of it and will have to check it out.

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  4. I haven’t heard of St Ralph either, but my girlfriend forced me to watch it, and I bursted into tears with it! GREAT movie!

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  5. Like I said, never watched a running movie! But I want to watch Spirit of the Marathon very soon. Maybe this weekend… I don’t often watch movies unless with my husband and kids. Kids; self-explanatory, and although husband runs now, he’s not into a movie about it yet.

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  6. Without Limits is w/Billy Crudup. You’re thinking of the other Prefontaine movie called Prefontaine. Seen St Ralph. Liked it. Did not care for Spirit of the Marathon at all-nice people, lackluster cinematography. Would take Run to the East (https://vimeo.com/22031233) instead. Also, Personal Best, Hood to Coast, and Chariots of Fire, or this 9 minute ESPN short called The Finish Line (https://vimeo.com/23071084), or any of the innumerable videos by Bennet Running (Why do you run: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eXqAWjJ_dE or The First Gold, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7dFgH_vDh6E&list=UUROLRJY2oPPbjsNmBgmJxIQ&index=8)

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  7. I haven’t watched a bunch, but I remember watching The Jericho Mile when I was a kid, so I guess that is my list. (unless you count Forest Gump)

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  8. Saint Ralph is one of my favorites as well! I bought it for my coach as a thank you gift and he also loved it. Also love Without Limits (a lot better than Prefontaine!). Have you seen Unbreakable yet? I see someone else mentioned it. It’s pretty exciting. I’m always looking for new running movies, will definitely follow these comments!

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