There are plenty of movies that center on sports. There are also great movies about amazing athletes and their journey to success. These movies are great premises to follow and are typically very inspirational. But what surpasses these sports movies are films about the actual Olympic games. It seems that art imitates life in this situation. Just like in real life the Olympics are a bit more exciting than regular sporting events, movies about the Olympics just have a certain luster that average sports movies do not have. The allure of the Olympics is the exclusivity of the events, and the fact that they only happen every four years. The Olympics bring together people from around the world, in the spirit of competition and patriotism to one’s country. This global competition is inspiring to watch in real life, as well as in fictional depiction in films as well. With the Olympics well underway this year, it is the perfect time to catch up on Olympics related movies in between watching the real games. If you’re ready to stock up on great Olympic films to watch, check out these top 10 best movies about the Olympics.
Blades of Glory: 2017
In this rival figure skating comedy, Will Ferrell and Jon Heder definitely bring the laughs. This is not quite like his other films like Anchorman and Step Brothers, but it is definitely an interesting take on the Olympics. Will Ferrell was not able to get the rights to use the Olympic name, so instead the characters compete in the World Wintersport Games.
Without Limits: 1996
Billy Crudup stars in Without Limits as Steve Prefontaine in this movie directed and written by Robert Towne. It also features Donald Sutherland as Bill Bowerman, a trainer and coach in the film.
The Cutting Edge: 1992
This movie combines sports, romance and laughs and features D.B. Sweeney and Moira Kelly. They staras a hockey player and figure skater two team up for the Olympic pairs competition.
Cool Runnings: 1993
This feel good movie is one of the best films centering around the Winter Olympics. It follows a Jamaican bobsledding team who learn to adapt to the icy slopes of their newfound sport.