The Olympics (Summer)by joe_538 | created - 04 Jun 2013 | updated - 01 Feb 2014 | Public
Movies set at the Summer Olympic Games, from 1896 onward.
Please tell me if I missed anything.
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1. The First Olympics: Athens 1896 (1984– )
237 min | Drama, History, Sport
This movie describes the founding of the modern Olympics and concentrates on the creation of the American team and their trials in getting to the Olympics in Athens.
2. Jim Thorpe -- All-American (1951)
Approved | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The triumph and tragedy of Native American Jim Thorpe, who, after winning both the pentathlon and decathlon in the same Olympics, is stripped of his medals on a technicality.
3. Chariots of Fire (1981)
PG | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Two British track athletes, one a determined Jew, and the other a devout Christian, compete in the 1924 Olympics.
Votes: 50,552 | Gross: $58.97M
4. Million Dollar Legs (1932)
Passed | 64 min | Comedy, Sport
A small country on the verge of bankruptcy is persuaded to enter the 1932 Los Angeles Olympics as a means of raising money. Either a masterpiece of absurdity or a triumph of satire, ... See full summary »
1932 Los Angeles
5. The Jesse Owens Story (1984 TV Movie)
174 min | Biography, Drama, History
A biopic of the four-time Olympic gold medallist Jesse Owens.
6. Charlie Chan at the Olympics (1937)
Approved | 71 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery
When a strategically important new aerial guidance system is stolen, Charlie traces it to the Berlin Olympics, where he has to battle spies and enemy agents to retrieve it.
Not Rated | 111 min | Documentary, Sport
The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin.
8. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (1938)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Sport
The document of the 1936 Olympics at Berlin, orchestrated as Nazi propaganda.
9. Champions (2008)
PG | 118 min | Action
Inspired by real events. When China announces that it will field its very first Olympics team, which will include a handful of martial artists to demonstrate Wushu to the world for the very... See full summary »
10. Bert & Dickie (2012)
TV-PG | 89 min | Biography, Drama, History
Thrown together just five weeks before the final of the 1948 London Olympics, Bert Bushnell and Dickie Burnell row together in the the double sculls.
11. The Bob Mathias Story (1954)
Approved | 80 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
California school boy and Stanford University student Bob Mathias was the first man to win two Olympic Gold Medals in the Decathlon in the 1948 and 1952 Olympics. The film begins with him ... See full summary »
1948 London 1952 Helsinki, Finland
12. The Four Minute Mile (1988 TV Movie)
152 min | Biography, Drama, History
A dramatisation of the race to the four-minute mile, featuring Richard Huw as Bannister and Nique Needles as Landy. It was written by David Williamson and directed by Jim Goddard.
13. Wee Geordie (1955)
93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Geordie is a Scots lad sent to the Melbourne Olympics to represent Britain in Hammer-Throwing. He insists on wearing his kilt...
14. Children of Glory (2006)
123 min | Drama, History, Romance
At the 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, the Hungarian water polo team faces off against the Russians in what will become known as one of the bloodiest matches in the sport's history.
15. Dawn! (1979)
Not Rated | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Biopic of Australian 3 Time Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Dawn Fraser.
1956 Melbourne 1960 Squaw Valley 1964 Tokyo
16. The Games (1970)
G | 100 min | Drama, Sport
Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czechoslovakian, and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.
17. Alex (1992)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Sport
Headstrong New Zealand teen Alex Archer trains to qualify for the 1960 Rome Olympics in the women's 100 freestyle. Unlike the other top swimmers who train only for swimming, Alex takes ... See full summary »
18. The Athlete (2009)
Not Rated | 92 min | Biography, Drama
Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefooted Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero ... See full summary »
19. Wilma (1977 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of American track sprinter Wilma Rudolph, who overcame physical handicaps to win three gold medals in the 1960 Olympics.
20. Swimming Upstream (2003)
PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The inspirational life story of Australian swimmer Tony Fingleton.
Votes: 3,077 | Gross: $0.05M
21. Walk Don't Run (1966)
Approved | 114 min | Comedy, Romance
During the housing shortage of the Summer Olympic Games in 1964, two men and a woman share a small apartment in Tokyo, and the older man soon starts playing Cupid to the younger pair.
22. Running Brave (1983)
PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Billy Mills, the American Indian that came from obscurity, to win the 10,000 meter long distance foot race in the Tokyo Olympics.
Votes: 611 | Gross: $3.00M
23. Salute (2008)
TV-14 | 120 min | Documentary, Sport
The black power salute at the 1968 Mexico Olympics was an iconic moment in the US civil rights movement. What part did the white Australian who ran second play and what price did these athletes pay for standing up for their beliefs?
24. 21 Hours at Munich (1976 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, History, Sport
A dramatization of the incident in 1972 when Arab terrorists broke into the Olympic compound in Munich and murdered eleven Israeli athletes.
25. Without Limits (1998)
PG-13 | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The life of renowned runner Steve Prefontaine and his relationship with legendary coach Bill Bowerman.
Votes: 6,366 | Gross: $0.78M
26. Prefontaine (1997)
PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Based on the life of Olympic hopeful Steve Prefontaine, a long distance runner who lived in Oregon and died young
Votes: 6,613 | Gross: $0.53M
27. Munich (2005)
R | 164 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of the Black September aftermath, about the five men chosen to eliminate the ones responsible for that fateful day.
Votes: 201,831 | Gross: $47.40M
28. Sword of Gideon (1986 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Chronicles a Mossad team hand picked to hunt down the terrorists involved in the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of Israeli athletes.
29. Breaking the Surface: The Greg Louganis Story (1997 TV Movie)
95 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Breaking the Surface is about the tough times Greg Louganis had on his way to becoming one of the world's top Olympic divers. Some topics discussed were Greg's childhood problems, his ... See full summary »
1976 Montreal 1984 Los Angeles 1988 Seoul
30. Nadia (1984 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Sport
Story about gymnast Nadia Comaneci from her childhood beginning as a gymnast and how she was discovered by Belya Karolyi. Nadia received 7 perfect 10's in the Montreal Olympics.
31. Running (1979)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport
American marathon runner Michael Andropolis sets his heart on representing his country at the Olympic games. Meanwhile his marriage has fallen apart and his children have no respect for him... See full summary »
32. The Golden Moment: An Olympic Love Story (1980 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 199 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
An American athlete and a Russian gymnast meet just before the Moscow Olympics and fall in love.
1980 Moscow (America didn't compete, but this was put into production before the boycott)
33. Goldengirl (1979)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
A neo-Nazi doctor tries to make a superwoman of his daughter who has been specially fed, exercised, and conditioned since she was a child in preparation of the Olympics.
1980 Moscow (Again, put into production before the boycott)
34. Rowing Through (1996)
Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Sport
This is the world of Tiff Wood, the top international sculler. A Harvard grad who trains under the legendary Harry Parker, Tiff is the odds on favorite to capture the gold medal in the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
1984 Los Angeles
35. Foxcatcher (2014)
R | 134 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
U.S. Olympic wrestling champions and brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz join "Team Foxcatcher", led by eccentric multi-millionaire John du Pont, as they train for the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul, South Korea, but John's self-destructive behavior threatens to consume them all.
Votes: 128,090 | Gross: $12.10M
1984 Los Angeles (Don't know how much they'll cover it)
36. Run for the Dream: The Gail Devers Story (1996 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Truth is stranger than fiction. Olympic gold medal hurdler Gail Devers almost lost her feet to a mysterious disease after being picked for the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She failed to qualify for... See full summary »
37. The Flying Scotsman (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Sport
The true story of Graeme Obree, the Champion cyclist who built his bicycle from old bits of washing machines who won his championship only to have his title stripped from him and his mental health problems which he has suffered since.
Votes: 4,887 | Gross: $0.14M
38. Golden Will: The Silken Laumann Story (1996 TV Movie)
Biography, Drama, Sport
Silken Laumann fought injury and surgery to make it to the 1992 Summer Olympics.
39. Southpaw (1999)
77 min | Documentary, Sport
Follows the life of Olympic hopeful Francis Barrett as he overcomes social and cultural barriers to realise his dream of fighting for the Irish Olympic team.
Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.03M
1996 Athens, GA
40. Endurance (1998)
G | 83 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The gold medal for the men's 10,000-metre race in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics is won by Ethiopian Haile Gebrselassie.
Votes: 362 | Gross: $0.23M
1996 Athens, GA
41. The Gabby Douglas Story (2014 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of the international gymnastics phenomenon who overcame overwhelming odds to become the first African American ever to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.