10 movies to watch before the end of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

The 2021 Summer Olympics will end on Sunday, August 8, 2021. After a year of delays due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) – these are technically the 2020 Summer Olympics – many sports fans don’t want the competitions to end.

Fortunately, these films will maintain that gold medal feeling long after the Tokyo Olympics are over. Keep the Olympic flame alight with these 10 Olympics-inspired movies.

Tonya Harding and Margot Robbie | Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for NEON

Gymnastics movies to watch during the 2021 Olympics

Sebastian Stan stars in The bronze, a film about former American Olympic gymnast Hope Ann Greggory played by Melissa Rauch. Hope wants to use her experience and lead young Maggie (Haley Lu Richardson) to a gold medal. Stan plays Lance Tucker, an arrogant Olympic gold medalist who resents Hope’s fame and threatens to take over as Maggie’s coach.

Peaceful warrior is another gymnastics movie that will keep your passion for the Olympics alive. In the film, the Olympics are Dan (Scott Mechlowicz) ‘s life goal. But when he’s run over by a car and can’t walk, his dreams seem out of sight until a mysterious stranger (Nick Nolte) opens Dan’s eyes to a new vision of strength and understanding.

Figure skating movies to watch during the Tokyo Olympics

In 1994, Tonya Harding made headlines when she allegedly attacked her competitor Nancy Kerrigan. me Tonya – the 2017 film starring Margot Robbie – tells the Harding version of these events. Based on a mostly true story, this ice skating drama has everything you love about the Olympics.

If you are more interested in Olympics themed comedies, Blade of glory with Will Ferrell and Jon Heder is the answer. Ferrell and Heder face two rivals who join forces to beat the system and get what they deserve: the gold at the world championships.

And if love stories are more your speed, romantic drama Ice castles – the 1978 version or the 2010 version – are the perfect Olympic watch. All Lexie (Lynn Holly Johnson / Taylor Firth) wanted to do was skate. But when tragedy strikes, skating at the US figure skating championships seems like a long-term goal.

Track and field movies to watch before, during or after the 2021 Olympics

If athletics is your favorite Olympic sport, there are several films about these competitions. Chariots of fire tells the story of gifted sprinters Harold (Ben Cross) and Eric (Ian Charleson). But running isn’t the only thing that motivates them to compete in the 1934 Olympics. This movie may be 40 years old, but these legends are still relevant today!

If inspiration is what you crave, Usain Bolt is the subject of the documentary I am Bolt. The inspiring story draws the curtain and gives a glimpse into the life of the Olympian.

Race is another Olympics-inspired movie that reminds us of what we are capable of doing. The film follows Jesse Owens (Stephan James), an athletic sensation who breaks down barriers to show the world that color and race don’t define who you are. With advice from his trainer (Jason Sudeikis), Jesse wants to prove he is the fastest man in the 1936 Olympics.

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Ultimately, Uninterrupted tells the story of Louie Zamperini (Jack O’Connell), a man who qualified for the 1936 Olympics. But his life takes a turn when he engages in World War II and becomes a prisoner of war . This true story is filled with resilience and determination. Plus, find out what happened to Louie after the war as he continued on his journey – Uninterrupted: path to redemption.

2022 Winter Olympics

The 2022 Winter Olympics will start on Friday February 4, 2022 and end on Sunday February 20, 2022. To prepare, we recommend that you watch Eddie the eagle.

This film celebrates winter sports at the Olympics and follows Eddie (Taron Egerton), who wants nothing more than to participate. With the help of Bronson Peary (Hugh Jackman), Eddie’s dream of competing in the 1988 Winter Olympics comes true.

All of these films are available via Redbox.

Naomi C. Amerson