As remarkable as those movie tie-ins are, there are films with even stronger Olympic themes. Chariots of Fire (1981) portrays Olympic runners Eric Lidell and Harold Abrahams, who competed for this year's host country 88 years ago. Cool Runnings (1993) is a hard-hitting documentary investigation of the MPM's third-ranked nation Jamaica and their bobsled entry in the 1988 games, while Lake Placid celebrates the American Olympic spirit at the 1980 games.
Here is a rundown of some other Olympic nations, and the films that celebrate their most memorable moments in sport;
#2. New Zealand: Lord of the Rings (men's gymnastics)
#9. Australia: Gallipoli (long distance running)
#15. Netherlands: Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates (speed skating)
#20. Georgia: Deliverance (canoeing, archery, wrestling)
#31. Canada: Saint Ralph (long distance running)
#32. Germany: Run Lola Run (long distance running)
#40. Puerto Rico: West Side Story (men's gymnastics)
#60. China: Chinatown (chiefly concerned with the need to stay well hydrated)
#65. Lawrence of Arabia (equestrian)
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