Top 20 Fitness Movies Of All Time

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Ever have those days when you just don’t feel like working out? Yeah. We do, too.

Since everyone needs a little inspiration now and then, we’ve rounded up our picks for top 20 fitness movies.


1)Rocky I-IV

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2) Karate Kid

A bullied young boy (Ralph Macchio) strives to master martial arts and become a true fighter.

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3) The Cutting Edge

A has-been hockey star (D.B. Sweeney) and Olympic figure skater (Moira Kelly) are both struggling to get back to the top of their careers, but they’ll have to do it together.

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4) Chariots of Fire

Two athletes from Britain compete in the 1924 Olympics. (The theme song to the movie alone may inspire you to run.)

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5) Cool Runnings

A group of men set out to become Jamaica’s first bobsled team to make it to the winter Olympics (based on a true story).

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6) Vision Quest

A teen wrestler sets out to beat the best high school wrestler in the state — but in order to compete against his rival he has to drop two weight classes.

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7) Mighty Ducks

Gordon Bombay (Emilio Estevez) is forced to coach the worst peewee hockey team in the league. Can this hockey team beat the odds?


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8) Without Limits

Follows the life of famous runner Steve Prefontaine from his training days to his quest for gold at the Munich Olympics and more.

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9) Batman Begins

Average rich-boy Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) decides to become a superhero, which means he has to be in tip-top shape to protect his city.

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10) G.I. Jane

A young woman, whom no one expects to succeed (Demi Moore), enrolls to train as a Navy SEAL.

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11) Pumping Iron

In the film that many say made Arnold Schwarzenegger famous, amateur and professional bodybuilders prepare for the 1975 Mr. Olympia and Mr. Universe contests.


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12) Step Up

A teen boy befriends (Channing Tatum) an aspiring female dancer in need of help. Will the boy, known for quitting everything, quit this too?

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13) Flashdance

An aspiring dancer holding down two jobs wants nothing more than to become a professional ballerina.

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14) Ali

Actor Will Smith portrays boxing legend Muhammad Ali in his early days in the ring.

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15) Hoosiers

A coach with a seedy past and the local town drunk train a high school basketball team. Based on the true story of the Indiana team that made the state finals in 1954.


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16) True Blue

Two crews. One race. And only one team can be victorious.

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17) Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story

A look at the life of martial arts master Bruce Lee and his struggle to rise to the top.

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18) Breaking Away

A young man from a small town has little motivation to do much — except cycle.

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19) Blue Crush

A surfer girl finds herself prepping for a big surfing competition, and falling in love.

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20) Bend It Like Beckham

A young girl, naturally gifted at soccer, goes after her dreams of becoming a soccer star, despite her parents’ wishes.


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