Movies about jocks and bodybuilders

List of the best movies about jocks and bodybuilders selected by visitors to our site: Stay Hungry, Bloodsport, Swimming Upstream, Twin Sitters, Rock'n Roll, Bodybuilder, Athena, Main Tera Hero, Bigger, Magic Mike.

In the top there are new films of 2019, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Stay Hungry (1976)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genrecomedy, drama
CountryUSA

A dishonest businessman asks rich layabout Craig Blake to help him buy a gym, which will be demolished for a development project in Alabama. But after spending time with weightlifter Joe Santo and gym worker Mary Tate Farnsworth, Craig wants out of the deal. The property negotiations turn ugly, causing a brawl at the gym and a spectacle at a big bodybuilding meet, as Craig learns that it's not easy to turn your back on fair-weather friends.

Bloodsport (1988)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:32

Frank Dux has entered the "kumite", an illegal underground martial-arts competition where serious injury and even death are not unknown. Chong Li, a particularly ruthless and vicious fighter is the favorite, but then again Dux has not fought him yet.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:54

A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.

Twin Sitters (1994)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, family, crime
CountryUSA
Duration01:33

An evil business executive (played by George Lazenby), is releasing dangerous toxins and the Barbarian Brothers set out to stop his evil work.

Rock'n Roll (2017)
Markimdb: 6
Genrecomedy, drama, family
CountryFrance
Duration01:38

Guillaume Canet is told by a young co-star that he's no longer Rock'n' Roll and can't sell films anymore. He then tries to prove her wrong and gets help from his girlfriend, Marion Cotillard.

Bodybuilder (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryFrance

Twenty year old Antoine has made enemies of a gang of young thugs, to whom he owes money. Fed up with his scams and petty crimes, his mother and older brother decide to send Antoine to his father's place in Saint-Etienne. The two men haven't seen each other for several years.

Athena (1954)
Markimdb: 5.9
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

A stuffy young lawyer's outlook on life drastically changes when he meets a perky health food enthusiast and her wacky family.

Main Tera Hero (2014)
Markimdb: 5.1
Genreaction, comedy, melodrama
CountryIndia
Duration02:08

Seenu loves Sunaina but they're chased by a stalking cop, an infatuated beauty and her mafia don dad - can Seenu's heroics work?

Bigger (2018)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

The inspirational tale of the grandfathers of the fitness movement as we now know it, Joe & Ben Weider. Battling anti-Semitism, racism and extreme poverty, the brothers beat all odds to build an empire & inspire future generations.

Magic Mike (2012)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genrecomedy, drama, music
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

Mike, an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money.

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Generation Iron (2013)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, documentary, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:46

Generation Iron - examines the professional sport of bodybuilding today and gives the audience front row access to the lives of the top 7 bodybuilders in the sport as they train to compete in the world's most premiere bodybuilding stage - Mr. Olympia.

Uno (2004)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genredrama
CountryNorway

Best friends David and Morten work as gym instructors at Jarle's gym. Jarle is a sadistic small-time criminal whom, together with his son Lars, purchase and distribute anabolic steroids.

300 (2006)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genreaction, fantasy, military
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, "300" is very loosely based the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where the King of Sparta led his army against the advancing Persians; the battle is said to have inspired all of Greece to band together against the Persians, and helped usher in the world's first democracy.

Pain & Gain (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, crime
CountryUSA
Duration02:09

Daniel Lugo, manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul and Adrian as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.

Bigger Stronger Faster* (2008)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA

In America, we define ourselves in the superlative: we are the biggest, strongest, fastest country in the world. Is it any wonder that so many of our heroes are on performance enhancing drugs? Director Christopher Bell explores America's win-at-all-cost culture by examining how his two brothers became members of the steroid-subculture in an effort to realize their American dream.

Ghajini (2008)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genreaction, thriller, drama, detective
CountryIndia, USA, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada
Duration03:03

Sanjay a rich tycoon suffering from short term memory loss due to being hit by a metal pole when trying to intervene on his girlfriend's murder. Because of this his memory can only last for 15 minutes and he doesn't remember events or incidents that have happened before in his life.

Meet the Spartans (2008)
Markimdb: 2.8
Genrecomedy
CountryUSA
Duration01:27

From the creators of Scary Movie and Date Movie comes this tongue-in-cheek parody of the sword-and-sandal epics, dubbed Meet the Spartans. The 20th Century Fox production was written and directed by the filmmaking team of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. Sure, Leonidas may have nothing more than a cape and some leather underwear to protect him from the razor-sharp swords of his Persian enemies,

Baywatch (2017)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genreaction, comedy, crime
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, China
Duration02:16

Devoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit. Together, they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

Hunk (1987)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genrefantasy, comedy
CountryUSA

A "devilish" tale about an ordinary guy who is visited by a beautiful apparition promising him popularity and drop-dead good looks in exchange for his soul. Transformed overnight into a "hunk," he soon discovers there may be hell to pay for his new lifestyle!

Nobody from Nowhere (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium

Sebastien Nicolas is a reclusive realtor leading a double life – in his spare time he creates complex disguises based on acquaintances. Combined with minutely studied and rehearsed impersonations, Sebastien can disappear completely into other people's lives. Things spiral out of control after he impersonates the wrong man.

Hercules in New York (1969)
Markimdb: 3.3
Genrefantasy, comedy, adventure
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

Hercules has grown tired of his life on Mount Olympus, and wishes to visit Earth. His father Zeus forbids such a voyage, but a misdirected thunderbolt sends Hercules tumbling down the mountain and into New York City, where he's befriended by Pretzie, who runs a pretzel cart in the park. As Hercules tries to make his way in the big city with Pretzie's help, he runs afoul of a crooked wresling promoter, gets mixed up with gangsters, rides his chariot through Times Square, descends into Hell, and dines at the Automat. Just as Hercules is getting used to life on Earth, his angry father decides it's time the boy came home, and Zeus sends Nemesis and a handful of other gods to retrieve him.

The Swimming Pool (1969)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration02:00

Set in a magnificent villa near a sun-drenched St. Tropez, lovers Jean-Paul and Marianne are spending a happy, lazy summer holiday. Their only concern is to gratify their mutual passion - until the day when Marianne invites her former lover and his beautiful teenage daughter to spend a few days with them. From the first moment, a certain uneasiness and tension begin to develop between the four, which soon escalates in a dangerous love-game.

Le Cercle Rouge (1970)
Markimdb: 8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration02:14

When French criminal Corey gets released from prison, he resolves to never return. He is quickly pulled back into the underworld, however, after a chance encounter with escaped murderer Vogel. Along with former policeman and current alcoholic Jansen, they plot an intricate jewel heist. All the while, quirky Police Commissioner Mattei, who was the one to lose custody of Vogel, is determined to find him.

The Minister (2011)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium

Transport Minister Bertrand Saint-Jean is awoken in the middle of the night by his head of staff. A bus has gone off the road into a gully. He has no choice but to go to the scene of the accident. Thus begins the odyssey of a politician in a world that is increasingly more complex and hostile.

Pumping Iron (1977)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredocumentary, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

Pumping Iron is a 1977 documentary film about the run-up to the 1975 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding competition. The film focuses on Arnold Schwarzenegger and his competitors, Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu. The documentary was co-directed by Robert Fiore and George Butler. It was based on the book of the same name by Charles Gaines and George Butler (Simon and Schuster, 1974).

My Sweet Pepper Land (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryIraq, France, Germany, Iran

Baran, a war hero, becomes sheriff of the capital and refuses to bow down to a tribal chief.

I'm Crazy About Love (2003)
Markimdb: 4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryIndia
Duration03:17

Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon is the story of Sanjana (Kareena Kapoor), a girl of today's generation full of life and vibrant ecstasy. She lives life on her own terms and gets very upset when her mother Susheela (Himani Shivpuri), arranges for her to see a boy leading to a marriage prospect.

Bastards (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Germany
Duration01:40

Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.

Fay Grim (2006)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genreaction, thriller, comedy, drama
CountryUSA, Germany, France

Many years after her notorious husband, Henry Fool, fled after killing a neighbor, Fay Grim receives a visit from CIA agent Fulbright, who tells her that Henry is dead, but that some of his journals have been unearthed in France. She sets forth on a globe-trotting odyssey that soon leads to the discovery that he is alive, and his journals are more than they appear to be.

In the Name of My Daughter (2014)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genredrama, crime
CountryFrance
Duration01:56

In 1976 in Nice, Agnes, the daughter of the owner of the Palais de la Méditerranée, falls in love with an older lawyer.




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