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These movies aren’t as widely known as the major blockbusters, but millions of cinema-lovers around the world have nevertheless flocked to watch them — and enjoyed what they saw immensely.

20 great movies according to movie lovers

These movies aren’t as widely known as the major blockbusters, but millions of cinema-lovers around the world have nevertheless flocked to watch them — and enjoyed what they saw immensely.

Desert Runners, a documentary that chronicles runners looking to complete four ultramarathons in the desert will get you inspired.

Desert Runners Review: Taking Ultramarathons to the Next Level

Desert Runners, a documentary that chronicles runners looking to complete four ultramarathons in the desert will get you inspired.

Always love getting the nod from other runners - we're all kindred spirits! This movie is a must watch for anybody out there trying out their first half or full marathon.

Always love getting the nod from other runners - we're all kindred spirits! This movie is a must watch for anybody out there trying out their first half or full marathon.

Run for Your Life (2008) Filmmaker Judd Ehrlich's documentary recounts the fascinating life and work of Fred Lebow, the eccentric founder of the New York City Marathon whose love and passion for road running sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Featuring archival footage and candid interviews with Lebow's family, friends and contemporaries, Ehrlich paints a vivid portrait of a man who transcended his own shortcomings to become the figurehead of the sport he loved.

Run for Your Life (2008) Filmmaker Judd Ehrlich's documentary recounts the fascinating life and work of Fred Lebow, the eccentric founder of the New York City Marathon whose love and passion for road running sparked a worldwide phenomenon. Featuring archival footage and candid interviews with Lebow's family, friends and contemporaries, Ehrlich paints a vivid portrait of a man who transcended his own shortcomings to become the figurehead of the sport he loved.

The Long Run - Armin Mueller-Stahl (“Shine”) plays a German-born ex-runner living in South Africa who never achieved his dream of winning the Comrades Marathon, a grueling 54-mile run through the South African desert. His hopes are renewed when he meets an amateur woman with natural talent — and an illegal alien to boot — and decides to coach her with the vigor he had reserved for himself.

The Long Run (2001)

The Long Run - Armin Mueller-Stahl (“Shine”) plays a German-born ex-runner living in South Africa who never achieved his dream of winning the Comrades Marathon, a grueling 54-mile run through the South African desert. His hopes are renewed when he meets an amateur woman with natural talent — and an illegal alien to boot — and decides to coach her with the vigor he had reserved for himself.

Producer Jeff Hays of the documentary 'Doctored' says:  "So I read about Wilk and didn’t know if it was timely enough to be strong enough for a film. But in the context of how we have lost control of medicine, lost control of our health, how health care is not run by physicians and healers—it is run by MBAs and bankers— that is the big story, and this is the perfect way to tell that story."

Producer Jeff Hays of the documentary 'Doctored' says: "So I read about Wilk and didn’t know if it was timely enough to be strong enough for a film. But in the context of how we have lost control of medicine, lost control of our health, how health care is not run by physicians and healers—it is run by MBAs and bankers— that is the big story, and this is the perfect way to tell that story."

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Marathon Challenge (2007) A baker's dozen of self-professed couch potatoes are put through the wringer to become long-distance runners -- and ultimately compete in the Boston Marathon -- in this thought-provoking "Nova" special that puts a fresh twist on reality television. In addition to tracking the would-be athletes' progress over the course of a nine-month training regimen, the program also educates viewers about what's going on inside their bodies.

Marathon Challenge (2007) A baker's dozen of self-professed couch potatoes are put through the wringer to become long-distance runners -- and ultimately compete in the Boston Marathon -- in this thought-provoking "Nova" special that puts a fresh twist on reality television. In addition to tracking the would-be athletes' progress over the course of a nine-month training regimen, the program also educates viewers about what's going on inside their bodies.

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