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1. Patriots Day (2016)

R | 133 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.4
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69 Metascore

The story of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists responsible.

Director: Peter Berg | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Monaghan, J.K. Simmons, John Goodman

Votes: 79,212 | Gross: $31.89M

2. Stronger (I) (2017)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama

6.9
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76 Metascore

Stronger is the inspiring real life story of Jeff Bauman, an ordinary man who captured the hearts of his city and the world to become a symbol of hope after surviving the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Tatiana Maslany, Miranda Richardson, Richard Lane Jr.

Votes: 35,648 | Gross: $4.21M

3. Saint Ralph (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.4
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51 Metascore

Saint Ralph is the unlikely story of Ralph Walker, a ninth grader who outran everyone's expectations except his own in his bold quest of trying to win the 1954 Boston Marathon.

Director: Michael McGowan | Stars: Adam Butcher, Campbell Scott, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Kanev

Votes: 5,642 | Gross: $0.80M

4. Not Just a Game (2010 Video)

62 min | Documentary, History, Sport

8.4
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This critique of U.S. sports culture shows how 20th-century sports has consistently reflected the hegemonic political discourse of the day, specifically, elite narratives about nationalism, war, gender, race, homosexuality and capitalism.

Director: Jeremy Earp | Star: Dave Zirin

Votes: 72

5. The Hunt for the Boston Bombers (2014 TV Movie)

Documentary, Crime

7.2
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A recounting of the 2013 terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon and its subsequent investigation and manhunt.

Directors: Sam Hobkinson, Sam L. | Stars: William B. Evans, Karen Odom, Michele Mahoney, Frank Armstrong

Votes: 181

6. See How She Runs (1978 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
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This is the story of a 40-year-old divorced teacher whose life is changed by her decision to enter the Boston Marathon.

Director: Richard T. Heffron | Stars: Joanne Woodward, John Considine, Mary-Beth Manning, Barnard Hughes

Votes: 51

7. City Slickers Can't Stay with Me: The Coach Bob Larsen Story (2015)

113 min | Documentary, Sport

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Legendary UCLA and Olympic running coach, Bob Larsen, remains a key factor in the resurgence of American distance running on the international stage. City Slickers Can't Stay With Me chronicles Larsen's collaboration with 4-time Olympian Meb Keflezighi, the world-class distance runner with a unique American success story. The film culminates with Meb's electrifying win at the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Director: Robert Lusitana | Stars: Bob Larsen, Meb Keflezighi, Thom Hunt, Deena Kastor

8. Half The Road: The Passion, Pitfalls & Power of Women's Professional Cycling (2014)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary, Sport

8.0
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HALF THE ROAD is a documentary film that explores the world of women's professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and the pressing issues of inequity that modern-day female ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Bertine | Stars: Kristin Armstrong, Kathryn Bertine, Richard Carmona, Doug Loveday

Votes: 21 | Gross: $0.00M

9. It's Not Just Cricket (2018 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Sport

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A documentary looking at some of the most infamous instances of sporting skulduggery and downright cheating, with comedians and former athletes helping shine a light on the dark corners of the sports world.

Director: Jonathan Sides | Stars: Nish Kumar, Ricky Hatton, Matthew Hoggard, Paul Sinha

10. Bid Me Run (2001)

Documentary, Short

9.2
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Powerful bond between a father and his quadriplegic son drives them to overcome obstacles and become legendary part of legacy of the oldest running marathon.

Director: Lewis Fojtik | Stars: Dick Hoyt, Rick Hoyt

Votes: 39

11. There Is No Finish Line (2011)

48 min | Documentary

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There Is No Finish Line: The Joan Benoit Samuelson Story is a testament to the power that running brings to our lives. The film celebrates the spirit of the first woman Olympic Gold ... See full summary »

Director: Erich Lyttle | Star: Joan Benoit Samuelson

12. Little Person: Boston Strong (2015 TV Movie)

Documentary, Sport

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Star: Juli Windsor

13. Rizzoli & Isles (2010–2016)
Episode: Born to Run (2010)

TV-14 | 55 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.2
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Rizzoli and Dr. Isles run the Massachusetts Marathon and find a dead runner at Mile 3 and Mile 12 marks. Impossible to get back-up, and fearing more deaths from panic and stampede, they silently endeavor to solve the crimes as the race continues.

Director: Matthew Penn | Stars: Angie Harmon, Sasha Alexander, Jordan Bridges, Lee Thompson Young

Votes: 349

14. Tucker Carlson Tonight (2016– )
Episode: Episode dated 29 March 2019 (2019)

News, Talk-Show

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Stars: Tucker Carlson, Chris Plante, John O. Brennan, James Comey

15. Nova (1974– )
Episode: Manhunt: Boston Bombers (2013)

TV-G | 54 min | Documentary

7.0
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How did investigators transform the chaos of the Boston Marathon Bombing into a coherent trail of clues, pointing to the accused killers?

Director: Miles O'Brien | Stars: Miles O'Brien, William B. Evans, Kevin Tucker, Marios Savvides

Votes: 117

16. Family Guy (1999– )
Episode: The Book of Joe (2014)

TV-14 | 21 min | Animation, Comedy

6.6
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Peter is hired to read Joe's new children's book; Brian takes up running to impress a girl.

Directors: Mike Kim, Dominic Bianchi, James Purdum | Stars: Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mila Kunis

Votes: 876

17. The Ben Shapiro Show (2015– )
Episode: The Gun Control Movement Ramps Up (2018)

News, Talk-Show

5.9
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The fallout from the Florida school shooting continues. Fergie sings a terrible national anthem. Ben reviews Black Panther (2018).

Stars: Ben Shapiro, David Hogg, John Kasich, Cameron Kasky

Votes: 7

18. WatchMojo (2006– )
Episode: Top 10 Family Guy Moments that Made Fans Rage Quit (2019)

TV-14 | 9 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

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It seems today that all you see are Family Guy moments that made fans rage quit on TV. We're looking at scenes that enraged Family Guy fans. We're including poor characterization, ... See full summary »

Star: Rebecca Brayton

19. Moyers & Company (2012– )
Episode: Trading Democracy for 'National Security' (2013)

TV-G | 57 min | News, Talk-Show

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What the Boston bombings and drone attacks have in common, and how secrecy leads to abuse of government power.

Stars: Tom Brokaw, Glenn Greenwald, Thomas E. Mann, Bill Moyers



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