Olympic Films

When the Criterion Collection released it’s collection, 100 Years of Olympic Films, I was instantly excited to be able to check these films out. Anyone who has followed along with my blog, or knows me personally, knows that sports and movies are two of my favorite things. I have not discussed the Olympics that I remember, but they have always been my favorite sporting event every time they come along. There is something so special about these amateur athletes competing for national and personal pride, often in the face of political disagreement and tension. The Olympics bring us together the same way a great movie does.

I can wait to explore these films!

  1. The Games of the V Olympiad Stockholm, 1912 (Adrian Wood, 2016)
  2. The Olympic Games Held at Chamonix in 1924 (Jean de Rovera, 1924)
  3. The Olympic Games as They Were Practiced in Ancient Greece (Jean de Rovera, 1924)
  4. The Olympic Games in Paris 1924 (Jean de Rovera, 1924)
  5. The White Stadium (Arnold Fanck & Othmar Gurtner, 1928)
  6. The IX Olympiad in Amsterdam (unkown, 1928)
  7. The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928 (Wilhelm Prager & Jules Perel, 1928)
  8. Youth of the World (Carl Junghans, 1936)
  9. Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations (Leni Riefenstahl, 1938)
  10. Olympia Part Two: Festival of Beauty (Leni Riefenstahl, 1938)
  11. Fight Without Hate (Andre Michel, 1948)
  12. XIVth Olympiad: The Glory of Sport (Castleton Knight, 1948)
  13. The VI Olympic Winter Games, Oslo 1952 (Tancred Ibsen, 1952)
  14. Where the World Meets (Hannu Leminen, 1952)
  15. Gold and Glory (Hannu Leminen, 1953)
  16. Memories of the Olympic Summer of 1952 (unknown, 1954)
  17. White Vertigo (Giorgio Ferroni, 1956)
  18. Olympic Games, 1956 (Peter Whitechurch, 1956)
  19. The Melbourne Rendez-vous (Rene Lucot, 1957)
  20. Alain Mumoun (Louis Gueguen, 1959)
  21. The Horse in Focus (unknown, 1956)
  22. People, Hopes, Medals (Heribert Meisel, 1960)
  23. The Grand Olympics (Romolo Marcellini, 1961)
  24. IX Olympic Winter Games, Innsbruck 1964 (Theo Hormann, 1964)
  25. Tokyo Olympiad (Kon Ichikawa, 1965)
  26. Sensation of the Century (Taguchi Suketato & Nobumasa Kawamoto, 1966)
  27. 13 Days in France (Claude Lelouch & Francois Reichenbach, 1968)
  28. Snows in Grenoble (Jacques Ertaud & Jean-Jacques Languepin, 1968)
  29. The Olympics in Mexico (Alberto Isaac, 1969)
  30. Sapporo Winter Olympics (Masahiro Shinoda, 1972)
  31. Visions of Eight (et al., 1973)
  32. White Rock (Tony Maylam, 1977)
  33. Games of the XXI Olympiad (et al., 1977)
  34. Olympic Spirit (Drummond Challis & Tony Maylam, 1980)
  35. O Sport, You Are Peace! (Yuri Ozerov, 1981)
  36. A Turning Point (Kim Takai, 1984)
  37. 16 Days of Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1986)
  38. Calgary ’88: 16 Days of Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1989)
  39. Seoul 1988 (Lee Kwang-soo, 1989)
  40. Hand in Hand (Im Kwon-taek, 1989)
  41. Beyond All Barriers (Lee Ji-won, 1989)
  42. One Light, One World (Joe Jay Jalbert & R. Douglas Copsey, 1992)
  43. Marathon (Carlos Saura, 1993)
  44. Lillehammer ’94: 16 Days of Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1994)
  45. Atlanta’s Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1997)
  46. Nagano ’98 Olympics: Stories of Honor and Glory (Bud Greenspan, 1998)
  47. Olympic Glory (Keith Merrill, 1999)
  48. Sydney 2000: Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2001)
  49. Salt Lake City 2002: Bud Greenspan’s Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2003)
  50. Bud Greenspan’s Athens 2004: Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2005)
  51. Bud Greenspan’s Torino 2006: Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2007)
  52. The Everlasting Flame (Gu Jun, 2010)
  53. Bud Greenspan Presents Vancouver 2010: Stories of Olympic Glory (Bud Greenspan, 2010)
  54. First (Caroline Rowland, 2012)
%d bloggers like this: