Territory Friday Favorites: Backyard Movies, Including Our Favorite Running Movies
Welcome to Territory Friday Favorites! In our very first installment, we asked the Territory team to share their favorite backyard movies...some classics, some childhood favorites, and a few run and adventure themed films to give you some weekend inspiration and maybe create a little bit of your own summer time nostalgia to look back on for years to come. Have a favorite to add to our list? Comment below to share with the community!
On The Edge, 1986: A former long distance runner, previously banned from competition, decides to enter the 'Cielo-Sea Race': a punishing and mountainous trail race, which most of us know as the DipSea Race, the oldest trail race in America. This is our favorite running film but unfortunately it is super hard to find. If you can get your hands on a copy comment below and tell us how!
The Sandlot, 1993: A coming-of-age story about a group of young boys growing up in California in 1962. The boys share a love of baseball and get into some entertaining adventures in and around their local sandlot.
Back To The Future, 1985: If you haven't watched this 80's sci-fi classic with Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd since you were a kid, now is the time for some nostalgia!
Losing Sight of Shore, 2017: This documentary shares the journey of four women who made history by rowing across the Pacific Ocean, from America to Australia. Over 8,000 miles and 9 months at sea!
Running Brave, 1983: Based on the story of Billy Mills, a member of the Oglala Sioux tribe in South Dakota, who was recruited by the Olympic running team and went on to win gold in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics.
The Goonies, 1985: Goonies Never Say Die!
McFarland USA, 2015: Kevin Costner stars as a new track coach at a predominantly Latino high-school, where he quickly learns of the boys incredible running talents and leads a team of cross country champions.
The Big Lebowski, 1998: Whip up a batch of white russian's and enjoy this Coen Brothers hilarious tale of mistaken identity.
I Am Bolt, 2016: This documentary follows the legend Usain Bolt as he attempts to go for a 3rd gold medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics in both the 100m + 200m sprints.
Wild, 2014: Reese Witherspoon plays novelist Cheryl Strayed, who took on the PCT after the loss of her mother.