The 2016 Summer Olympics commonly known as Rio 2016, are a major international multi-sport event in the tradition of the Olympic Games as governed by the International Olympic Committee, being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Opening rounds in certain events began on 3 August 2016—two days before the opening ceremony, and the Games will formally run from 5 August to 21 August 2016.
Olympic games is coming soon. To celebrate the upcoming 2016 Olympic Games, here we list 5 best Olympic Games movies for you. You can get the full movie from iTunes Store by clicking the movie title.
Chariots of Fire (1981)
Winner of four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Chariots of Fire tells the story of two dedicated young athletes training for the 1924 Paris Olympics in the religiously divided United Kingdom. The inspiring film is based on the real-life stories of runners Eric Liddell, a Scottish Christian whose faith is the driving force behind his quest, and Harold Abrahams, an English Jew running to rise above anti-Semitism. Also, it’s where that song that is used in pretty much every slow-motion parody sequence came from.
Steve Prefontaine didn't run races. He attacked them. The fiery life and fast times of the renowned distance runner who held every record from 2,000 through 10,000 meters come home in this acclaimed and inspiration-filled movie.
This feel-good comedy has become a classic, and no list of Olympic-themed movies would be complete without this tale of four Jamaican athletes who dream of competing in the Winter Olympics as the first Jamaican bobsled team — despite the fact that they have never even seen snow. Believe it or not, this movie was also based on a true story, although some changes were made to enhance the comedy and drama in the storytelling.
The Other Dream Team
For years, athletes from Lithuania were forced to compete under Soviet oppression. In 1992, that all changed following the fall of the Soviet Union, allowing Lithuania’s basketball team to become a symbol of hope and freedom, with a little help from the Grateful Dead. It’s an unbelievable story and one that tugs at the heartstrings of anyone who values freedom and the ability to overcome the greatest odds.
Eddie the Eagle (2016)
Taron Egerton co-stars alongside ACADEMY AWARD® Nominee Hugh Jackman* in this high-flying, feel-good story inspired by true events. Egerton plays Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards, an unlikely but courageous British ski-jumper who never stopped believing in himself–even as an entire nation was counting him out. With the help of a rebellious and charismatic coach (Jackman), the lovable underdog wins the hearts of fans around the world by making an unforgettable showing at the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics.