|（School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China）
Abstract: By taking the US movie Forrest Gump and the British movie Chariots of Fire for example, the author dissected how running as a sport plays its positive role in the process of cooperation and confrontation between in-dividuals and the society. Running can not only show personality and realize self-value, but also reconcile contra-diction between independent rights and social power and normative systems. Such a “line” of running not only sketched the prospect of realizing self-value via individual striving, but also depicted the beauty of harmony in a multi-element society. By interpreting the screenplays for these two movies, the author analyzed how to show the unification of humanity and sociality via running as a sport.
Key words: sports sociology；running；humanity；sociality；Forrest Gump；Chariots of Fire