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12 Best Olympic Movies on Amazon Prime Video

Did you know that watching events like the Olympic Games together as a family is a great way to expose your children to a variety of sports AND create enthusiasm for athleticism?

These Olympic Movies on Prime Video will help you start now! There are so many sports movies you can stream.

What are the Olympics?

The modern Olympic Games or Olympics are leading international sporting events featuring summer and winter sports competitions in which thousands of athletes from around the world participate in a variety of competitions.

The Olympic Games are considered the world’s foremost sports competition with more than 200 nations participating.

The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating by occurring every four years but two years apart. (Source)

The 2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 24, and ends on Sunday, August 9.

12 Olympics Movies on Amazon Prime

The 101 Events That Made The Twentieth Century

The history of mankind is a never-ending story of change but no span of 100 years can claim to have changed the world so much.

101 Events That Made The 20th Century
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • DRG (Producer)

Olympic Sports

The Olympic games are the pinnacle of athletic prowess and national pride. Join WIRED as they explore the science behind each sport, and what it really takes to be an Olympic athlete.
 
Featuring in-depth interviews with the athletes themselves.
Olympic Sports
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Aly Raisman, Ryan Lochte, Charlotte Drury (Actors)

Touch the Wall

Swimming phenom Missy Franklin was destined for greatness at an early age, but it wasn’t until 2-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce joined Missy’s teenage team that those sky-high expectations began to take shape.

Touch The Wall
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Missy Franklin, Kara Lynn Joyce (Actors)

The Last Gold

Doping Scandals. Explore the drama of the Olympics where it all began. When the USSR still existed and the term “female athlete” was an oxymoron, the world first learned of hormones that could change an athlete’s body.

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With rare archival footage and intimate access and confessions, this incredible story has never fully been told before…until now.

The Last Gold
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Julianna Marguiles (Actor)

Greatest Sports Legends

Greatest Sports Legends is a sports anthology series on the lives and careers of noted athletes. First aired in 1972, the series was produced with 10 new episodes per year nestled amongst 42 reruns.

207 episodes were produced, with athlete hosts including Tom Seaver and Reggie Jackson interviewing the featured athlete. The series won one Emmy award out of three nominations.

Greatest Sports Legends
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Steve Rotfeld Productions (Director)

Tracktown

A young long-distance runner twists her ankle during her first Olympic Trials and must do something she’s never done before: take a day off. Los Angeles Film Festival, RiverRun International Film Festival.

Tracktown
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alexi Pappas, Chase Offerle, Rachel Dratch (Actors)

Nadia Comaneci: The Gymnast and the Dictator

The Montreal Olympic Games, 18th July 1976: an angel-faced young gymnast storms onto the international sports scene, quickly becoming a legend. Everyone can recall the little Romanian pixie with red ribbons in her hair.

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In a few jaw-dropping routines, Nadia Comăneci rose to the rank of the universal idol. Behind the scenes, she was forced to maintain a relationship with a strange dictator.

Nadia Comăneci: The Gymnast and the Dictator
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Pola Rapaport (Director) - Pola Rapaport (Writer)

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Tainted Blood: The Untold Story of the 1984 Olympic Blood Doping Scandal

In a forgotten episode, seven members of the United States cycling team were blood doping at the 1984 Olympic games in Los Angeles where they won a record number of medals.

Where are the athletes coerced by overzealous coaches more focused on winning medals than protecting athletes’ health? Tainted Blood explores the secret world where athletes push themselves to the brink to risk everything.

Tainted Blood: The Untold Story of the 1984 Olympic Blood Doping Scandal
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Betsy Andreu (Actor)

Perfect

Synchronized swimming is for girls. It’s for girls who can run a 400-meter sprint while holding their breath and smiling. Perfect dives beyond the sequins and mascara to follow a team of elite athletes that do whatever it takes to make it to the Olympics.

They’ll suffer concussions, black eyes, dislocated knees, and sacrifice all in their quest for perfection.

Perfect
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Meng Chen, Karine Thomas, Jacqueline Simoneau (Actors)

The 1936 Nazi Olympic Games

In August 1936, the world watched as Hitler and the Olympic delegates arrived at the Olympic opening ceremony in Berlin.

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The Olympic flags hung cheerfully side-by-side banners bearing the Nazi swastika.

This film reveals what really went on behind the scenes and investigates the secret negotiations and compromises made to bring the Olympics to Berlin.

The 1936 Nazi Olympic Games
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jean-Michel Blaizeau, Jérôme Bimbenet (Actors)

The Cutting Edge

Action and romance take to the screen when a self-centered ex-hockey star (D.B. Sweeney) and a prima donna champion figure skater (Moira Kelly) become unlikely partners in pursuit of Olympic gold.

Game of Life

On Game Of Life, we highlight female athletes pioneering their sport. From young competition winners to Paralympic competitors, women are making names for themselves across the board in sports and we’re here to document a glimpse of their stories.

Game Of Life
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Refinery29 (Director)

These Olympics movies on Amazon Prime Video share hidden truths, behind-the-scenes footage, and documentaries of the lives of Olympics hopefuls, participants, and winners alike.

All the titles listed are currently on Prime Video, but that is subject to change without notice.

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Check out this Olympics Medal Tracker from my friend Corinne at Wondermom Wannabe.

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