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The Weekend Binge: Movies About Distance

Allow us to go the extra mile for your weekend viewing pleasure

There are plenty of movies about people overcoming the odds—i.e., “going the distance” (Remember the Titans, Rocky, The Pursuit of Happyness immediately come to mind). Some films, however, go one step further and are about distance itself. Case in point: This weekend’s Mile 22, a movie about a paramilitary team transporting a foreign intelligence asset—you guessed it—22 miles, from an American embassy in Southeast Asia to an airfield; soon, though, they find themselves attacked by the city’s police, military and gangs. Sounds fun.

But if you don’t want to travel the distance to the movie theater—see what I did there?—here are some movies about distance you can binge from the comfort of your living room: