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1. Creed II (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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66 Metascore

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Director: Steven Caple Jr. | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 81,942 | Gross: $115.72M

2. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 172,624 | Gross: $127.87M

3. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
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63 Metascore

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason 'The Line' Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young

Votes: 192,997 | Gross: $70.27M

4. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.3
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55 Metascore

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ's son must adjust to his family's new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 118,400 | Gross: $40.95M

5. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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61 Metascore

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 176,522 | Gross: $6.39M

6. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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57 Metascore

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 159,948 | Gross: $125.05M

7. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.0
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69 Metascore

The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 167,894 | Gross: $61.65M

8. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 88,699 | Gross: $58.20M

9. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.2
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58 Metascore

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker

Votes: 27,170 | Gross: $12.40M

10. Tyson (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.3
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The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: George C. Scott, Paul Winfield, Michael Jai White, James Sikking

Votes: 1,821

11. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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Mountain Rivera, a punchy has-been managed by the unprincipled Maish, is mauled in a fight and forced to quit boxing. Can his devoted cutman and a sympathetic social worker help him find a ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris

Votes: 3,629

12. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

TV-PG | 214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.3
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

Votes: 1,260

13. The Greatest (1977)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.0
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Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatized version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine, John Marley, Lloyd Haynes

Votes: 1,250

14. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, Ed Begley Jr., Peter Gerety

Votes: 2,195

15. Max Schmeling (2010)

Not Rated | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

4.6
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Max Schmeling's fights against Joe Louis are listed in the best 10 ten fights of all times.

Director: Uwe Boll | Stars: Henry Maske, Heino Ferch, Susanne Wuest, Vladimir Weigl

Votes: 1,018

16. Joe and Max (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Til Schweiger, Leonard Roberts, Richard Roundtree, David Paymer

Votes: 920

17. Phantom Punch (2008)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.5
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The fascinating life story of Sonny Liston, the controversial heavyweight boxing champion of the world.

Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Ving Rhames, Stacey Dash, Nicholas Turturro, Bridgette Wilson-Sampras

Votes: 704

18. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Mystery

6.9
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When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Peter Lorre, Keye Luke, Dick Baldwin, Lynn Bari

Votes: 565

19. The Joe Louis Story (1953)

Unrated | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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The life and career of Heavyweight Champion Joe Louis, who held the title for 12 years--longer than any other boxer in history--and who had to not only battle opponents inside the ring and racism outside it.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Coley Wallace, Paul Stewart, Hilda Simms, James Edwards

Votes: 276

20. Klitschko (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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63 Metascore

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles,... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt | Stars: Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, Bernd Bönte, Pearlman Hicks

Votes: 2,497

21. Dempsey (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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True story about Jack Dempsey, one of the most famous professional US boxers who made his name in the 1920's as the world heavyweight champion and media sensation.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Treat Williams, Sam Waterston, Sally Kellerman, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 167

22. Thrilla in Manila (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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A filmed recounting of the final championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1975.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Joe Frazier, Marvis Frazier, Thomas Hauser, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 798

23. Soul Power (2008)

PG-13 | 92 min | Documentary, Music

7.1
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76 Metascore

A filmed account of the Zaire 74 soul music festival, originally intended to be in concert with the famous Rumble in the Jungle bout in Kinshasa, Zaire in 1974.

Director: Jeffrey Kusama-Hinte | Stars: Muhammad Ali, James Brown, Don King, Celia Cruz

Votes: 721 | Gross: $0.21M

24. Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 606 min | Sport

7.2
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Hulk Hogan has mesmerized fans from the birth of Hulkamania in the mid-80's, and continues to wow fans today. Hulk Hogan: The Ultimate Anthology chronicles the amazing Hall of Fame career ... See full summary »

Stars: Adnan Al-Kaissy, Lou Albano, Muhammad Ali, André the Giant

Votes: 159

25. The Contender (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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Widower Gary Farrell can't afford, on his $45-weekly salary as a truck driver, to send his young son, Mickey, to a high-priced military school and decides to enter heavyweight-boxing ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Arline Judge, Julie Gibson, Donald Mayo

Votes: 67

26. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987 Video Game)

Comedy, Family, Sport

8.1
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Little Mac, a 17-year-old fighter from the Bronx, ranked number three in the minor circuit, works his way up through the rankings so that he can challenge Mike Tyson, Kid Dynamite, in a dream fight.

Director: Genyo Takeda

Votes: 534

27. Champ for a Day (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.8
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An up-and-coming heavyweight fighter, George Wilson, arrives in Vulcan City, a small mid-western town over-run by racketeers, to fight a heavily-favored Frankie Sebastian. George arrives ... See full summary »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Alex Nicol, Audrey Totter, Charles Winninger, Hope Emerson

Votes: 12

28. WWE Legends of WrestleMania (2009 Video Game)

T | Sport

6.9
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Stars: Arn Anderson, André the Giant, Steve Austin, Bam Bam Bigelow

Votes: 99

29. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.9
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Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 18

30. Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951)

Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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Joe and Anne Palooka, along with Joe's trainer Knobby, are vacationing when they a kidnapped by The Professor and his gang. The Professor plans to make Joe throw a fight (and shows up at the fight dressed as Anne's aunt).

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Joe Kirkwood Jr., Cathy Downs, James Gleason, John Emery

Votes: 11

31. King of the Ring (2002 TV Special)

180 min | Sport

7.0
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WWE Undisputed Title: The Undertaker vs. Triple H, the tenth annual King of the Ring tournament, featuring Brock Lesnar, Chris Jericho, Test & Rob Van Dam, Hulk Hogan vs. Kurt Angle, WWE ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Mark Calaway, Paul Levesque, Brock Lesnar, Rob Van Dam

Votes: 321

32. Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (2008 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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An American story. Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow Jr., Randy Roberts, Dick Gregory

Votes: 123

33. WWF No Mercy (2000 Video Game)

T | Action, Sport

8.7
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Over 70 characters, 10 venues, 7 different areas outside the arena, new weapons, a developing story mode, an extensive create-a-wrestler mode, and much more, deliver the most comprehensive and best wrestling game of the decade.

Stars: Mick Foley, Dwayne Johnson, Jerry Lawler, Vince McMahon

Votes: 206

34. Fight of the Century (1971 TV Special)

64 min | Sport

7.8
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World championship heavyweight boxing live from Madison Square Garden in New York City as the defending champion, Joe Frazier, takes on the undefeated challenger, Muhammad Ali.

Stars: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Johnny Addie, Woody Allen

Votes: 22

35. WWE: Macho Madness - The Randy Savage Ultimate Collection (2009 Video)

Action, Sport

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Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Brian Adams, André the Giant, Rob Bartlett, Stephanie Bellars

Votes: 93

36. Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.3
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Joe Palooka goes blind during a fight. An operation restores his vision, but he's told not to fight for a year. His trainer Knobby has picked up another fighter, but gangsters are pressing ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Joe Kirkwood Jr., Leon Errol, Elyse Knox, John Hubbard

Votes: 9

37. Final Blow (1988 Video Game)

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38. Here's Howe (1936)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

5.2
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Heavyweight champion Joe Palooka (Robert Norton) and his manager/trainer Knobby Walsh (Shemp Howard), are eating a poor farmer out of house and holdings while Joe prepares for a ... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Robert Norton, Beverly Phalon, Shemp Howard, Maxine Stone

Votes: 5

39. Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.6
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Gangsters frame Joe on a drunk charge and a murder rap so they can put their own fighter into a big event. Joe investigates in an attempt to prove his innocence.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Lina Romay, David Bruce

Votes: 13

40. i-Generation Superstars of Wrestling: Rodman Downunder (2000 TV Special)

Sport

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Director: Dennis Rodman | Stars: Chris Chavis, Ted DiBiase, Mike Durham, Jeannie Durso

Votes: 11

41. The Big Fight (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Action, Drama, Romance

4.4
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Based on the David Belasco stage production of the Max Marcin play in which heavyweight-champion Jack Dempsey played the role of the fighter, Tiger: This "behind-the-scenes look of a ... See full summary »

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: Lola Lane, Ralph Ince, Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Stepin Fetchit

Votes: 8

42. WWE Back in Black: NWO New World Order (2002 Video)

157 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

7.0
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Stars: Chief Jay Strongbow, Ted DiBiase, Jeff Farmer, David Ferrier

Votes: 142

43. The Story of the Rumble in the Jungle (2014 Video)

4 min | Short, Sport

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Stars: Lonnie Ali, Jim Brown, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali

44. For the Love of Pete (1936)

Approved | 21 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Robert Norton, Shemp Howard, Lucy Parker, John Berkes

45. Ali: Still the Greatest (2012– )

Sport

8.3
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Des Lynam and Barry McGuigan look back at some of Muhammad Ali's greatest fights.

Stars: Des Lynam, Barry McGuigan, Reg Gutteridge, Leon Spinks

Votes: 6

47. WWF Super WrestleMania (1992 Video Game)

Unrated | Action, Sport

5.3
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Votes: 38

50. Heavyweight Champ (1987 Video Game)

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