Boxing Based Movies I Know Of

by m_roberts_07 | created - 23 May 2011 | updated - 25 Sep 2011 | Public

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1. Against the Ropes (2004)

PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

5.3
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36 Metascore

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.

Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 6,194 | Gross: $5.88M

2. 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: 158,865 | Gross: $61.65M

3. Gladiator (1992)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.5
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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.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Marshall, Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Richard Lexsee

Votes: 7,157 | Gross: $9.22M

4. The Great White Hype (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

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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 »

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Peter Berg

Votes: 7,696 | Gross: $7.87M

5. Play It to the Bone (1999)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.4
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32 Metascore

Two best friends and former middleweight contenders travel to Las Vegas to fight each other for the first time.

Director: Ron Shelton | Stars: Woody Harrelson, Antonio Banderas, Lolita Davidovich, Tom Sizemore

Votes: 10,639 | Gross: $8.43M

6. Heart (1987)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

5.2
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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?

Director: James Lemmo | Stars: Brad Davis, Frances Fisher, Steve Buscemi, Robinson Frank Adu

Votes: 89

7. Busted Up (1986)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama, Music

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Director: Conrad E. Palmisano | Stars: Paul Coufos, Irene Cara, Stan Shaw, Tony Rosato

Votes: 54

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: 84,203 | Gross: $58.20M

9. Phantom Punch (2008)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.6
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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: 669

10. Raging Bull (1980)

R | 129 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.2
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92 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty, Joe Pesci, Frank Vincent

Votes: 261,831 | Gross: $23.38M

11. The Power of One (1992)

PG-13 | 127 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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An English boy, living in Africa during World War II, through his boxing prowess, becomes a symbol of hope, in a time of war.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Freeman, Nomadlozi Kubheka

Votes: 8,041 | Gross: $2.83M

12. Diggstown (1992)

R | 98 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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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 »

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: James Woods, Louis Gossett Jr., Bruce Dern, Oliver Platt

Votes: 6,072 | Gross: $4.84M

13. The Boxer (1997)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.1
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75 Metascore

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.

Director: Jim Sheridan | Stars: Daniel Day-Lewis, Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan

Votes: 15,741 | Gross: $5.80M

14. The Hammer (2007)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

7.3
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57 Metascore

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 »

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Adam Carolla, Oswaldo Castillo, Heather Juergensen, Harold House Moore

Votes: 5,605 | Gross: $0.44M

15. Made (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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62 Metascore

Two aspiring boxers, lifelong friends, get involved in a money-laundering scheme through a low-level organized crime group.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau, Joe Goossen, Famke Janssen

Votes: 15,716 | Gross: $5.31M

16. 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: 24,959 | Gross: $12.40M

17. Streets of Gold (1986)

R | 95 min | Drama, Sport

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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 »

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Adrian Pasdar, Wesley Snipes, Ángela Molina

Votes: 510 | Gross: $2.52M

18. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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69 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 427,930 | Gross: $117.24M

19. 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: 155,688 | Gross: $6.39M

20. 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: 140,384 | Gross: $125.05M

21. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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42 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 151,957 | Gross: $127.87M

22. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.2
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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: 104,510 | Gross: $40.95M

23. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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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: 177,027 | Gross: $70.27M

24. Split Decisions (1988)

R | 95 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.2
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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.

Director: David Drury | Stars: Gene Hackman, Craig Sheffer, Jeff Fahey, John McLiam

Votes: 697 | Gross: $0.70M

25. Undefeated (2003 TV Movie)

92 min | Drama, Sport

5.5
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A boxer must navigate a path between his newfound fame and his former life.

Director: John Leguizamo | Stars: John Leguizamo, Clifton Collins Jr., Adrian Martinez, Juan Carlos Hernández

Votes: 693

26. Price of Glory (2000)

PG-13 | 118 min | Drama, Sport

6.4
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32 Metascore

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 »

Director: Carlos Ávila | Stars: Jimmy Smits, Maria del Mar, Jon Seda, Clifton Collins Jr.

Votes: 753 | Gross: $3.43M

27. Joe and Max (2002 TV Movie)

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

6.8
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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: 880

28. Rocky Marciano (1999 TV Movie)

R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.6
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Jon Favreau stars in this bio-pic about the only undefeated world heavyweight champion in the history of boxing, Rocky Marciano.

Director: Charles Winkler | Stars: Jon Favreau, Penelope Ann Miller, Judd Hirsch, Tony Lo Bianco

Votes: 873

29. Tyson (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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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: 1,669

30. Annapolis (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.8
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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg

Votes: 18,813 | Gross: $17.13M

31. Teen Wolf Too (1987)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

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8 Metascore

Todd Howard is a struggling teenager. Nothing seems to be going very well for him, until he turns into a wolf.

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Jason Bateman, Kim Darby, John Astin, Paul Sand

Votes: 9,011 | Gross: $7.89M

32. Knockout (2011)

PG | 90 min | Action, Family

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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.

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Steve Austin, Daniel Magder, Janet Kidder, Emma Grabinsky

Votes: 2,179

33. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

PG-13 | 132 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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86 Metascore

A determined woman works with a hardened boxing trainer to become a professional.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel

Votes: 539,638 | Gross: $100.49M

34. Girlfight (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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70 Metascore

Diana, without her father knowing it, trains as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers.

Director: Karyn Kusama | Stars: Michelle Rodriguez, Santiago Douglas, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon

Votes: 8,593 | Gross: $1.52M

35. The Champ (1979)

PG | 121 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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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 »

Director: Franco Zeffirelli | Stars: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden

Votes: 6,729 | Gross: $30.44M

36. Tough Enough (1983)

PG | 106 min | Action, Drama, Romance

5.5
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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 »

Director: Richard Fleischer | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Carlene Watkins, Stan Shaw, Pam Grier

Votes: 648

37. Triumph of the Spirit (1989)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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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 »

Director: Robert M. Young | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia, Wendy Gazelle

Votes: 1,870 | Gross: $0.41M

38. Legionnaire (1998)

R | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.4
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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 »

Director: Peter MacDonald | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 20,052

39. Carman: The Champion (2001)

PG-13 | 82 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.0
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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.

Director: Lee Stanley | Stars: Carman, Michael Nouri, Patricia Manterola, Jeremy Williams

Votes: 765 | Gross: $1.77M

40. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo

Votes: 19,127 | Gross: $3.17M

41. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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74 Metascore

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 82,073 | Gross: $50.67M

42. Two Fists, One Heart (2008)

105 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.1
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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 »

Director: Shawn Seet | Stars: Daniel Amalm, Ennio Fantastichini, Jessica Marais, Rai Fazio

Votes: 229

43. Shiner (2000)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

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The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber, Frank Harper

Votes: 1,861

44. The Fighter (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.8
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79 Metascore

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.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

Votes: 299,028 | Gross: $93.62M

45. Poor Boy's Game (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama

6.5
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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 »

Director: Clement Virgo | Stars: Rossif Sutherland, Danny Glover, Flex Alexander, Greg Bryk

Votes: 1,196

46. Spike of Bensonhurst (1988)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

6.0
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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 »

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Sasha Mitchell, Ernest Borgnine, Anne De Salvo, Sylvia Miles

Votes: 330 | Gross: $0.62M

47. Billy Elliot (2000)

R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family.

Director: Stephen Daldry | Stars: Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood, Jamie Draven

Votes: 106,022 | Gross: $22.00M

48. Tokyo Fist (1995)

87 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

7.1
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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.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Kaori Fujii, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Kôji Tsukamoto, Naomasa Musaka

Votes: 2,459

49. The Great White Hope (1970)

PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

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A black champion boxer and his white female companion struggle to survive while the white boxing establishment looks for ways to knock him down.

Director: Martin Ritt | Stars: James Earl Jones, Jane Alexander, Lou Gilbert, Joel Fluellen

Votes: 1,976

50. TwentyFourSeven (1997)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: Shane Meadows | Stars: Bob Hoskins, Danny Nussbaum, Toby, Bruce Jones

Votes: 2,184

51. Ring of Passion (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

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Director: Robert Michael Lewis | Stars: Bernie Casey, Stephen Macht, Allen Garfield, Norman Alden

Votes: 36

52. Fighting Tommy Riley (2004)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

6.6
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53 Metascore

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.

Director: Eddie O'Flaherty | Stars: Eddie Jones, J.P. Davis, Christina Chambers, Diane Tayler

Votes: 747 | Gross: $0.01M

53. Far and Away (1992)

PG-13 | 140 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.5
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49 Metascore

A young Irish couple flee to the States, but subsequently struggle to obtain land and prosper freely.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Thomas Gibson, Robert Prosky

Votes: 51,588 | Gross: $58.88M

54. Let's Do It Again (1975)

PG | 110 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.9
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Two Atlanta men raise funds for their charity by rigging boxing matches in New Orleans but their tricks attract the mob's attention.

Director: Sidney Poitier | Stars: Sidney Poitier, Bill Cosby, Calvin Lockhart, John Amos

Votes: 1,359

55. Dempsey (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.5
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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: 161

56. Real Money (1996 TV Movie)

75 min | Action

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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 »

Director: Ron Peck | Stars: Jimmy Flint, Dean Hollington, Mark Kaylor, Rita Lawrence

Votes: 15

57. The Fighter (1983 TV Movie)

96 min | Drama

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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 »

Director: David Lowell Rich | Stars: Gregory Harrison, Glynnis O'Connor, Pat Hingle, Steve Inwood

Votes: 32

58. Lucky Punch (1996)

100 min | Drama

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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 »

Director: Dominique Ladoge | Stars: Karl Makinen, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cécile Bois, Andréa Ferréol

Votes: 20

59. Rose Against the Odds (1991 TV Movie)

Biography, Drama, Sport

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The story of Australian Indigenous boxer Lionel Rose from his first amateur boxing matches up until his first title fight in Japan

Director: John Dixon | Stars: Paul Williams, Tony Barry, Kris McQuade, Steve Jacobs

Votes: 21

60. Bashing (2004)

110 min | Action

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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 »

Director: Shadow Dragu-Mihai | Stars: Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Ajmal, Paul Ambrus, Vis Brown

Votes: 9

61. Bomber (1982)

101 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

6.4
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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 »

Director: Michele Lupo | Stars: Bud Spencer, Jerry Calà, Stefano Mingardo, Kallie Knoetze

Votes: 2,937

62. The Kid (1997)

90 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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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 »

Director: John Hamilton | Stars: Jeff Saumier, Jason Tremblay, Jane Wheeler, Mark Camacho

Votes: 162

63. Snake Eyes (1998)

R | 98 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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52 Metascore

A shady police detective finds himself in the middle of a murder conspiracy at an important boxing match in an Atlantic City casino.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino

Votes: 68,129 | Gross: $55.59M

64. Apne (2007)

Not Rated | 173 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.0
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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.

Director: Anil Sharma | Stars: Dharmendra, Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol, Shilpa Shetty

Votes: 2,153

65. Homeboy (1988)

R | 116 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

5.9
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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.

Director: Michael Seresin | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Christopher Walken, Debra Feuer, Thomas Quinn

Votes: 1,898

66. Black Cloud (2004)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

6.2
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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.

Director: Ricky Schroder | Stars: Eddie Spears, Russell Means, Julia Jones, Tim McGraw

Votes: 449

67. Casablanca Driver (2004)

82 min | Comedy, Sport

5.7
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Spoof documentary comedy set in 1969 about the worlds worst boxer.

Director: Maurice Barthélémy | Stars: Maurice Barthélémy, Jim Carter, Isabelle Nanty, Dieudonné

Votes: 485

68. Southside (2003)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.6
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Two friends are torn apart by passion and ambition in the violent world of amateur boxing.

Director: Billy Hayes | Stars: Brian Austin Green, Bret Roberts, Wendy Fowler, Greg Mullavey

Votes: 188

69. The Black Dahlia (2006)

R | 121 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

5.6
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49 Metascore

Two policemen see their personal and professional lives fall apart in the wake of the "Black Dahlia" murder investigation.

Director: Brian De Palma | Stars: Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, Hilary Swank

Votes: 66,100 | Gross: $22.52M

70. Penitentiary (1979)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.8
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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 »

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Wilbur 'Hi-Fi' White, Thommy Pollard, Hazel Spears

Votes: 627

71. Penitentiary II (1982)

R | 108 min | Drama

3.6
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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.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Glynn Turman, Ernie Hudson, Mr. T

Votes: 419 | Gross: $3.18M

72. Penitentiary III (1987)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Sport

3.7
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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.

Director: Jamaa Fanaka | Stars: Leon Isaac Kennedy, Anthony Geary, Steve Antin, Ric Mancini

Votes: 380 | Gross: $1.39M

73. The Zoo Gang (1985)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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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 »

Directors: Pen Densham, John Watson | Stars: Eric Gurry, Tiffany Helm, Jason Gedrick, Marc Price

Votes: 141

74. Ali: An American Hero (2000 TV Movie)

85 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.3
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Interprets Cassius Clay's life, his Muslim transformation into Muhammad Ali and his 1974 fight with George Foreman for the heavyweight championship.

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: David Ramsey, Clarence Williams III, Joe Morton, Vondie Curtis-Hall

Votes: 188

75. The Calcium Kid (2004)

R | 89 min | Comedy

5.6
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Following a bizarre series of events, Jimmy, a local amateur boxer, finds himself pitted in a match against the world champion.

Director: Alex De Rakoff | Stars: Mark Heap, Michael Lerner, Michael Peña, Julian Zapata

Votes: 4,265

76. Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)

93 min | Drama

6.3
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An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.

Director: Charles Officer | Stars: Clark Johnson, Karen LeBlanc, Daniyah Ysrayl, Walter Borden

Votes: 208

77. The Main Event (1979)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.8
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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.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 2,128 | Gross: $42.80M

78. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Ladies and the Champ (2001)

80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

5.1
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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.

Director: Jeffrey Berry | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Marion Ross, David DeLuise, Sarah Strange

Votes: 101

79. Percy & Thunder (1993 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

5.8
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A retired boxer and his protege enter the big time.

Director: Ivan Dixon | Stars: Mick E. Jones, Ron Shipp, James Earl Jones, Courtney B. Vance

Votes: 45

80. The Opponent (2000)

R | 90 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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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 »

Director: Eugene Jarecki | Stars: Erika Eleniak, James Colby, Aunjanue Ellis, John Doman

Votes: 190

81. Inkasso (2004)

86 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.4
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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.

Director: Lasse Spang Olsen | Stars: Iben Hjejle, Kim Bodnia, Allan Olsen, Casper Christensen

Votes: 1,457

82. From Mexico with Love (2009)

PG-13 | 96 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.3
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A washed-up trainer takes a self-destructive young boxer under his wing.

Director: Jimmy Nickerson | Stars: Kuno Becker, Steven Bauer, Stephen Lang, Alex Nesic

Votes: 480 | Gross: $0.55M

83. Love Ranch (2010)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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37 Metascore

A drama centered around a married couple who opened the first legal brothel in Nevada.

Director: Taylor Hackford | Stars: Helen Mirren, Joe Pesci, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Gina Gershon

Votes: 2,580 | Gross: $0.13M

84. Honeyboy (1982 TV Movie)

TV-G | 100 min | Drama

6.6
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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 »

Director: John Berry | Stars: Erik Estrada, Morgan Fairchild, James McEachin, Robert Costanzo

Votes: 49

85. The Prize Fighter (1979)

PG | 99 min | Comedy

5.5
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A mobster tricks an ex-boxer and his manager to take part in a series of (fixed) fights as part of a scheme to get his hands on an old boxing gym.

Director: Michael Preece | Stars: Tim Conway, Don Knotts, David Wayne, Robin Clarke

Votes: 237

86. Doin' Time (1985)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.0
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Duke Jarrett is sent to jail at the John Dillinger prison. However, the prison looks more like a zoo, more or less ruled by the prisoners themselves.

Director: George Mendeluk | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Jeff Altman, Henry Bal, Gene Bell

Votes: 205

87. The All-American Boy (1973)

R | 118 min | Drama, Sport

5.6
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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.

Director: Charles Eastman | Stars: Jon Voight, Nancie Phillips, Art Metrano, Kathy Mahoney

Votes: 81

88. Below the Belt (1971)

89 min | Comedy, Action, Crime

4.3
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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 »

Director: Bethel Buckalew | Stars: John Tull, George 'Buck' Flower, Steven Hodge, Fred Finkleloffe

Votes: 140

89. Heart of a Champion: The Ray Mancini Story (1985 TV Movie)

94 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.2
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This is the story of boxer Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini.

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Robert Blake, Doug McKeon, Mariclare Costello, Tony Burton

Votes: 61

90. One More Round (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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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 »

Director: Stephen C. Sepher | Stars: Tony Amendola, Lisa Arturo, Jenna Bailey, James Black

Votes: 64 | Gross: $0.00M

91. The Last Fight (1983)

R | 86 min | Drama, Sport

5.9
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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 »

Director: Fred Williamson | Stars: Willie Colón, Rubén Blades, Fred Williamson, Darlanne Fluegel

Votes: 45

92. Crossing the Line (1990)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

5.8
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An unemployed Scottish miner (Liam Neeson) is forced into bare-knuckle boxing to make ends meet.

Director: David Leland | Stars: Kenny Ireland, Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley, Billy Connolly

Votes: 897 | Gross: $0.06M

93. The Mouse (1996)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy

6.9
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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.

Director: Daniel Adams | Stars: John Savage, Angelica Page, Rip Torn, Charles Bailey-Gates

Votes: 56

94. Straight Right (2000)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: P. David Ebersole | Stars: Brent Smith, Lynn Evans, Zeke Rippy, Bob White

Votes: 71

95. The Hitter (1979)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

5.1
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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 »

Director: Christopher Leitch | Stars: Ron O'Neal, Sheila Frazier, Adolph Caesar, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 58

96. Short Fuse (2005)

76 min | Drama

6.0
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Director: Jon Fong | Stars: Frank Acosta, Joseph Aguilar, Humberto Arechiga, Stephen Barnes

Votes: 21

97. Fist Fighter (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sport

5.0
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An ex-boxer comes back to a town called Rosario in South America taking revenge for the death of a friend.

Director: Frank Zuniga | Stars: Jorge Rivero, Edward Albert, Brenda Bakke, Mike Connors

Votes: 203 | Gross: $0.22M

98. In This Corner (1994)

Drama

6.3
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Director: Michael Feit Dougan | Stars: Gene Lythgow, John LaMotta, María Celedonio, Christian J. Meoli

Votes: 9

99. Knockout (I) (2000)

PG-13 | 99 min | Action, Drama

4.0
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25 Metascore

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Director: Lorenzo Doumani | Stars: Sophia Adella Luke, Eduardo Yáñez, Tony Plana, Paul Winfield

Votes: 156 | Gross: $0.13M

100. Body and Soul (2000)

R | 91 min | Drama, Sport

4.1
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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.

Director: Sam Henry Kass | Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Michael Chiklis, Jennifer Beals, Rod Steiger

Votes: 193