Winning the 1981 Oscar for Best Picture, Chariots of Fire had it all. Stylish 1920′s fashions, beautiful Cambridge buildings (actually Eton), lush British estates, and a glimpse into history. (The main characters do have some basis in fact).
The title is taken from a William Blake poem:
Bring me my Bow of burning gold: Bring me my Arrows of desire: Bring me my spear; O clouds unfold! Bring me my chariot of fire.
The film embodies the Olympic spirit and is just what you need to get inspired for marathon Olympic viewing.