Boxing Based Movies I Know Ofby m_roberts_07 | created - 23 May 2011 | updated - 25 Sep 2011 | Public
These are not in order...however, I try to put them in Title Order but it doesn't work.
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1. Against the Ropes (2004)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Votes: 6,194 | Gross: $5.88M
2. Cinderella Man (2005)
PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Votes: 158,865 | Gross: $61.65M
3. Gladiator (1992)
R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.
Votes: 7,157 | Gross: $9.22M
4. The Great White Hype (1996)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport
When the champ's promoter, Reverend Sultan, decides something new is needed to boost the marketability of the boxing matches, he searches and finds the only man to ever beat the champ. The ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,696 | Gross: $7.87M
5. Play It to the Bone (1999)
R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Two best friends and former middleweight contenders travel to Las Vegas to fight each other for the first time.
Votes: 10,639 | Gross: $8.43M
6. Heart (1987)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
An aging middleweight boxer trains for a match against a rising star, unaware his manager has fixed the bout so that he must lose - but will he throw the fight?
10. Raging Bull (1980)
R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Emotionally self-destructive boxer, Jake La Motta's journey through life, as the violence and temper that leads him to the top in the ring destroys his life outside it.
Votes: 261,831 | Gross: $23.38M
11. The Power of One (1992)
PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Sport
An English boy, living in Africa during World War II, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope, in a time of war.
Votes: 8,041 | Gross: $2.83M
12. Diggstown (1992)
R | 98 min | Drama, Sport
Gabriel Caine has just been released from prison when he sets up a bet with a business man. The business man owns most of a boxing-mad town called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a... See full summary »
Votes: 6,072 | Gross: $4.84M
13. The Boxer (1997)
R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Young Danny Flynn is released from prison after 14 years after "taking the rap" for the IRA and tries to rebuild his life in his old Belfast neighborhood.
Votes: 15,741 | Gross: $5.80M
14. The Hammer (2007)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
Jerry Ferro's 40th birthday has brought his life into sharp relief and it's not a pretty picture. A once-promising amateur boxer -- who quit so he wouldn't risk his perfect record of ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,605 | Gross: $0.44M
16. Undisputed (2002)
R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama
When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.
Votes: 24,959 | Gross: $12.40M
17. Streets of Gold (1986)
R | 95 min | Drama, Sport
Alek is an immigrant from the Soviet Union who was a talented boxer in his day, but he was not allowed on the Soviet national team because he was a Jew. Depressed and discouraged, he meets ... See full summary »
Votes: 510 | Gross: $2.52M
18. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 427,930 | Gross: $117.24M
19. Rocky II (1979)
PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 155,688 | Gross: $6.39M
20. Rocky III (1982)
PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport
After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.
Votes: 140,384 | Gross: $125.05M
21. Rocky IV (1985)
PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport
After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Votes: 151,957 | Gross: $127.87M
22. Rocky V (1990)
PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 104,510 | Gross: $40.95M
23. Rocky Balboa (2006)
PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 177,027 | Gross: $70.27M
24. Split Decisions (1988)
R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sport
When a boxer is killed because he wouldn't take a dive, his brother tries to find a way to avenge him even if only symbolically.
Votes: 697 | Gross: $0.70M
26. Price of Glory (2000)
PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Sport
An ex-boxer, living with the knowledge that his fight career was cut short by a crooked manager, channels his bitter disappointment in a single-minded quest for boxing championships for his... See full summary »
Votes: 753 | Gross: $3.43M
28. Rocky Marciano (1999 TV Movie)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Jon Favreau stars in this bio-pic about the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Rocky Marciano.
29. Tyson (1995 TV Movie)
Unrated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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 »
30. Annapolis (2006)
PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.
Votes: 18,813 | Gross: $17.13M
32. Knockout (2011)
PG | 90 min | Action, Family
A retired boxer tries to help a new student, Matthew Miller, who is being targeted by bullies. While learning to box and stand up to his tormentors the young boxer must learn to overcome his tumultuous past.
34. Girlfight (2000)
R | 110 min | Drama, Sport
Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.
Votes: 8,593 | Gross: $1.52M
35. The Champ (1979)
PG | 121 min | Drama, Sport
Billy Flynn, a former boxing champion, is now horse trainer in Hialeah. He makes just enough money to raise his little boy T.J., over whom he got custody after his wife Annie left him seven... See full summary »
Votes: 6,729 | Gross: $30.44M
36. Tough Enough (1983)
PG | 106 min | Action, Drama, Romance
An aspiring country/western singer, whose money is disappearing faster than his career opportunities, enters a "Tough Man" amateur boxing contest to earn some cash to pay his bills. ... See full summary »
37. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History
Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,870 | Gross: $0.41M
38. Legionnaire (1998)
R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »
39. Carman: The Champion (2001)
PG-13 | 82 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Carman must enter the boxing ring once again. Even though the doctor has advised him against it, he picks up his gloves for one last fight, for his father, for his church, for his love, and for his life.
Votes: 765 | Gross: $1.77M
40. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport
Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.
Votes: 19,127 | Gross: $3.17M
41. The Hurricane (1999)
R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Votes: 82,073 | Gross: $50.67M
42. Two Fists, One Heart (2008)
105 min | Action, Drama, Sport
This is a contemporary story set in Perth, Western Australia. Anthony Argo is a young Italian/Australian boxer, being pushed to the limit by his Sicilian father-trainer, Joe. Joe wants ... See full summary »
44. The Fighter (I) (2010)
R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
Votes: 299,028 | Gross: $93.62M
45. Poor Boy's Game (2007)
R | 104 min | Drama
Donnie Rose went to prison for beating a young man so brutally it left him handicapped for life. Nine years later, Donnie is out. He's a different man with only one place to go: back home ... See full summary »
46. Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)
R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama
Spike Fumo is an Italian kid apsiring to be a boxer. He falls in love with a rich girl, who turns out to be the daughter of a Mafia boss. Spike is threatened to leave Bensonhurst by the mob... See full summary »
Votes: 330 | Gross: $0.62M
48. Tokyo Fist (1995)
87 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Suspecting that his childhood friend, a professional boxer, is having an affair with his fiancee, a businessman starts training rigorously himself in order to take him down.
49. The Great White Hope (1970)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.
50. TwentyFourSeven (1997)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
In a typical English working-class town, the juveniles have nothing more to do than hang around in gangs. One day, Alan Darcy, a highly motivated man with the same kind of youth experience,... See full summary »
52. Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)
R | 109 min | Drama, Sport
An aging trainer and a young fighter, both in need of a second chance, team-up to overcome the demons of their past...and chase the dreams of their future.
Votes: 747 | Gross: $0.01M
54. Let's Do It Again (1975)
PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans but their tricks attract the mob's attention.
55. Dempsey (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
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.
56. Real Money (1996 TV Movie)
75 min | Action
Set in the shadowy world between boxing and crime, the drama follows the fates of several young East End boxers as they are tempted into a life of crime and 'real money'. All characters are... See full summary »
57. The Fighter (1983 TV Movie)
96 min | Drama
Vietnam war veteran Merle is working as concierge. His small salary and the one of his wife Rindy are just enough to survive. Thus when Merle hears that there will be an amateur boxing ... See full summary »
58. Lucky Punch (1996)
100 min | Drama
In the nineteenth century, as new regulations have just been applied to fist fighting and people have begun to bet on boxing events. Abel Ginoux is a traveling boxing exhibitor. Assisted by... See full summary »
60. Bashing (2004)
110 min | Action
Jerome Besson is a former heavy weight champion boxer. Francis Besson wants desperately to win the approval of his father by following in his footsteps. Francis ghettoizes his chances in ... See full summary »
61. Bomber (1982)
101 min | Comedy, Action, Crime
Bud "Bomber" Graziano (Bud Spencer) retired from boxing as heavyweight champion and has sworn to never fight again. While living his life on a ship he meets Jerry Cala' (Jerry Cala) who ... See full summary »
62. The Kid (1997)
90 min | Drama, Sport
Jimmy Albright is a young athlete with a passion for boxing. His mentor, Harry Sloan, an aging trainer and former boxer, sees Jimmy's potential, not only as a boxer but as a young man. With... See full summary »
63. Snake Eyes (1998)
R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.
Votes: 68,129 | Gross: $55.59M
64. Apne (2007)
Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A disgraced ex-boxer attempts to make his two sons champion boxers in order to clear his name. One son agrees with this goal, but the other does not, causing family conflicts.
65. Homeboy (1988)
R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A simple self-destructive drifter and tough small-time boxer with a brain injury that could kill him meets and falls for a cute beach carnival owner, Ruby, but also befriends a sleazy friendly criminal, Wesley, who's planing a big score.
66. Black Cloud (2004)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
Black Cloud, is an inspirational story about a young Navajo, Native American boxer, who overcomes personal challenges as he comes to terms with his heritage, while fighting his way for a spot on the US Olympic boxing team.
69. The Black Dahlia (2006)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.
Votes: 66,100 | Gross: $22.52M
70. Penitentiary (1979)
R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
A hitchhiker named Martel Gordone gets in a fight with two bikers over a prostitute, and one of the bikers is killed. Gordone is arrested and sent to prison, where he joins the prison's ... See full summary »
71. Penitentiary II (1982)
R | 108 min | Drama
An ex-con, on parole and trying to straighten his life out, decides to resume his boxing career when one of his prison enemies escapes and kills his girlfriend.
Votes: 419 | Gross: $3.18M
72. Penitentiary III (1987)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport
A man is framed for murder and sent to prison. He is beaten and tortured, then forced to fight the prison's worst killer, a martial-arts fighting midget called Thud.
Votes: 380 | Gross: $1.39M
73. The Zoo Gang (1985)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Homeless kids need a place to stay, so they rent the club "The Zoo" out, from Old Leather Face. Later, a new gang attempts to take away their home. A fight ensues with thumbtacks and ... See full summary »
74. Ali: An American Hero (2000 TV Movie)
85 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Interprets Cassius Clay's life, his Muslim transformation into Muhammad Ali and his 1974 fight with George Foreman for the heavyweight championship.
77. The Main Event (1979)
PG | 112 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport
A bankrupt entrepreneur attempts to recoup some of her losses by getting a washed-out boxer she picked up as a tax loss back into the ring - an idea her protégé isn't fond of.
Votes: 2,128 | Gross: $42.80M
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Ladies and the Champ
80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Two retired women (Olympia Dukakis, Marion Ross) find their lives rejuvenated when they decide to train a street thug (David deLuise) to become a prize fighter.
80. The Opponent (2000)
R | 90 min | Drama, Sport
Patty is a woman involved in an abusive relationship who decides to take boxing lessons to better protect herself when her boyfriend becomes violent. While practicing at a health club, ... See full summary »
81. Inkasso (2004)
86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Boxing trainer Claus works a second job as a collector for loan shark Holger in order to pay off his own debts. He is assisted by Igor, a 'Jaws'-like tough guy. Trouble arises when Claus falls in love with hot-tempered Laura.
84. Honeyboy (1982 TV Movie)
TV-G | 100 min | Drama
Rico 'Honeyboy' Ramirez is a Puerto Rican from the south Bronx who finds fame and fortune as a middleweight boxer. But he soon learns that it's not all it's cracked up to be when he loses ... See full summary »
87. The All-American Boy (1973)
R | 118 min | Drama, Sport
Episodic story in six acts ("The Manly Art in Six Rounds") about young boxer Vic Bealer (played by Jon Voight) in search for some direction in his life.
88. Below the Belt (1971)
89 min | Comedy, Action, Crime
A boxer's manager pays a prostitute to make his boxer's nights hot, and endless. Not so strange, considering all the dirty deals the manager has with the local mafia. The strong champion ... See full summary »
90. One More Round (2005)
90 min | Comedy, Drama
JOSEPH REX is a common businessman who lives life quietly, risk free and overly out of shape. When a rival business associate dares him to enter an amateur boxing contest, JOSEPH REX ... See full summary »
Votes: 64 | Gross: $0.00M
91. The Last Fight (1983)
R | 86 min | Drama, Sport
Singer-turned-boxer Andy 'Kid' Clave (Ruben Blades) signs a contract with a shady promoter Joaquin Vargas (Willie Colon). But Clave turns against Vargas when the promoter's thugs kill Clave's girlfriend when he thinks about backing out of the contract. While seeking a way to get revenge against Vargas, Clave learns that he has a blood clot in his head. But nothing will deter him from getting his ... See full summary »
93. The Mouse (1996)
Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy
Bruce "the Mouse" Strauss is proud to hold the unofficial record for getting knocked out in boxing rings on every continent except Antarctica. He is a lousy boxer; but he knows it, and is happy to amuse audiences.
94. Straight Right (2000)
Not Rated | 81 min | Drama
Kalib is ready for one of the fights of his life, he's going up for boxings Lightweight Championship Title of the world, but when trouble erupts-his life takes an awkward turn. Kalib who ... See full summary »
95. The Hitter (1979)
R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
An ex-professional boxer (O'Neal) tries to make a new start when teaming up with a fast talking but ageing hoodlum (Ceaser) and an ex-call girl (Frazier) but soon get more than they ... See full summary »
100. Body and Soul (2000)
R | 91 min | Drama, Sport
Charlie Davis, an ambitious small-town boxer with dreams of making it as a professional, travels to Reno with his unwavering friend Tiny. On his climb to the top, he loses himself and the people he cares for most.