The hardest part of any workout is getting started. So if you're going to lift a remote instead of a barbell, at least watch something that will get you moving when it's over. Here are a few flicks to help light the fuse of inspiration and maybe launch you from the living room.
Miracle  In this biopic about the 1980 U.S. hockey team, Kurt Russell plays hard-driving coach Herb Brooks. After his young charges tie Norway in a lackluster effort, Brooks calls them back onto the ice. He has them skate "Herbies"-sprinting from one blue line to the other-until they nearly collapse from exhaustion. Finally, team captain Mike Eruzione [Patrick O'Brien Demsey] barks, "Mike Eruzione. I play for the United States of America!" If that doesn't get your juices going, better have mommy check your pulse.
Vision Quest  Lanky high school wrestler Louden Swain [Matthew Modine] spends much of his screen time preparing with grim reaper Brian Shute [Frank Jasper]. In one intimidating scene, Swain watches Shute climb stadium stairs with a tree trunk hoisted across his back.
Rocky IV  This film has a little something for everyone: the old-school training methods of Vision Quest combined with the chest-thumping patriotism of Miracle. After Rocky [Sylvester Stallone] promises to avenge the death of Apollo Creed at the hands of Soviet super-fighter Ivan Drago [Dolph Lundgren], he finds inspiration in Siberia. Watch Rocky run through waist-high snow. Watch Rocky pull a dogsled. Watch Rocky grow a beard.
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