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1. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

8.3
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84 Metascore

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 12,957

2. The Hustler (1961)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

8.0
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An up-and-coming pool player plays a long-time champion in a single high-stakes match.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: Paul Newman, Jackie Gleason, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott

Votes: 67,415

3. Night and the City (1950)

Not Rated | 96 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

8.0
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A small-time grifter and nightclub tout takes advantage of some fortuitous circumstances and tries to become a big-time player as a wrestling promoter.

Director: Jules Dassin | Stars: Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney, Googie Withers, Hugh Marlowe

Votes: 9,522

4. 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: 263,477 | Gross: $23.38M

5. 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: 431,297 | Gross: $117.24M

6. The Set-Up (1949)

Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport

7.8
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Because aging boxer Bill Thompson always lost his past fights, his corrupt manager, without telling Thompson, takes bribes from a betting gangster, to ensure Thompson's pre-arranged dive-loss in the next match.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter

Votes: 6,398

7. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

6.8
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29 Metascore

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 64,954 | Gross: $11.81M

8. 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: 159,439 | Gross: $61.65M

9. Creed (2015)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
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82 Metascore

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 191,068 | Gross: $109.77M

10. Body and Soul (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.8
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A talented boxer's young career hits difficult terrain when an unethical promoter takes interest in him.

Director: Robert Rossen | Stars: John Garfield, Lilli Palmer, Hazel Brooks, Anne Revere

Votes: 3,558

11. 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: 156,825 | Gross: $6.39M

12. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
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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: 3,308

13. Hard Times (1975)

PG | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

7.3
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The adventures of a drifter turned illegal prize-fighter during the Depression Era in New Orleans.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin

Votes: 7,660 | Gross: $5.00M

14. Fat City (1972)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

7.4
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Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

Director: John Huston | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark

Votes: 6,160

15. The Bad News Bears (1976)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.3
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83 Metascore

An aging, down-on-his-luck ex-minor leaguer coaches a team of misfits in an ultra-competitive California little league.

Director: Michael Ritchie | Stars: Walter Matthau, Tatum O'Neal, Vic Morrow, Joyce Van Patten

Votes: 17,664 | Gross: $42.35M

16. Big Wednesday (1978)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

7.3
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The lives of some California surfers from the early 1960s to the 1970s.

Director: John Milius | Stars: Jan-Michael Vincent, William Katt, Gary Busey, Patti D'Arbanville

Votes: 5,073

17. Kano (2014)

Not Rated | 185 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A Taiwanese high school baseball team travels to Japan in 1931 to compete in a national tournament.

Director: Chih-Hsiang Ma | Stars: Togo Igawa, Masatoshi Nagase, Takao Ohsawa, Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen

Votes: 1,781

18. Champion (1949)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.4
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Boxer Midge Kelly rises to fame...mainly by stepping on other people.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart

Votes: 2,959

19. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.6
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 5,575

20. The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner (1962)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Sport

7.7
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A juvenile offender at a tough reform school impresses its governor with his running ability and is encouraged to compete in an upcoming race, but faces ridicule from his peers.

Director: Tony Richardson | Stars: Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, Avis Bunnage, Alec McCowen

Votes: 6,444

21. Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

PG | 96 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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The story of the friendship between a star pitcher, wise to the world, and a half-wit catcher, as they cope with the catcher's terminal illness through a baseball season.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster

Votes: 4,786

22. Breaking Away (1979)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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91 Metascore

A small-town boy obsessed with the Italian cycling team vies for the affections of a college girl.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Dennis Christopher, Dennis Quaid, Daniel Stern, Jackie Earle Haley

Votes: 18,900 | Gross: $16.42M

23. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.5
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Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.

Director: Robert Wise | Stars: Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane, Eileen Heckart

Votes: 6,284

24. The Karate Kid (1984)

PG | 126 min | Action, Drama, Family

7.2
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59 Metascore

A martial arts master agrees to teach karate to a bullied teenager.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Ralph Macchio, Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue, Martin Kove

Votes: 145,242 | Gross: $90.82M

25. The Color of Money (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
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77 Metascore

Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

Votes: 63,731 | Gross: $52.29M

26. Redbelt (2008)

R | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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69 Metascore

A fateful event leads to a job in the film business for top mixed-martial arts instructor Mike Terry. Though he refuses to participate in prize bouts, circumstances conspire to force him to consider entering such a competition.

Director: David Mamet | Stars: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Tim Allen, Emily Mortimer, Max Martini

Votes: 19,315 | Gross: $2.34M

27. Chasing Mavericks (2012)

PG | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.2
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45 Metascore

When young Jay Moriarity discovers that the mythic Mavericks surf break, one of the biggest waves on Earth, exists just miles from his Santa Cruz home, he enlists the help of local legend Frosty Hesson to train him to survive it.

Directors: Michael Apted, Curtis Hanson | Stars: Jonny Weston, Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer

Votes: 27,640 | Gross: $6.00M

28. This Sporting Life (1963)

Not Rated | 134 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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Despite success on the field, a rising rugby star senses the emerging emptiness of his life as his inner angst begins to materialize through aggression and brutality, so he attempts to woo his landlady in hopes of finding reason to live.

Director: Lindsay Anderson | Stars: Richard Harris, Rachel Roberts, Alan Badel, William Hartnell

Votes: 4,954

29. The Long Gray Line (1955)

Approved | 138 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.3
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In 1898, Irish immigrant Martin Maher is hired as a civilian employee at West Point where, during a 50-year career, he rises to the rank of NCO and instructor.

Director: John Ford | Stars: Tyrone Power, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Francis, Donald Crisp

Votes: 2,058

30. Sadece Sen (2014)

105 min | Action, Drama, Romance

7.3
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The passionate love between a former boxer and a beautiful blind woman.

Director: Hakan Yonat | Stars: Belçim Bilgin, Ibrahim Celikkol, Kerem Can, Necmi Yapici

Votes: 2,353

31. The Wrestler (2008)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
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81 Metascore

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

Votes: 268,269 | Gross: $26.24M

32. 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: 82,391 | Gross: $50.67M

33. Hermano (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Family, Sport

7.5
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Two young men who have been raised as brothers look to their soccer skills as a way of getting out of their slum. While a scout is in town, an act of violence threatens to tear them apart.

Director: Marcel Rasquin | Stars: Fernando Moreno, Eliú Armas, Alí Rondón, Beto Benites

Votes: 2,293 | Gross: $0.03M

34. Fourth Place (2015)

116 min | Drama, Sport

7.3
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A former Asian Games record breaker and Olympic tryout, Kim Gwang-su, endures beatings, abuse, and constant ridicule from his swimming coach. To justify this abusive behavior, his coach ... See full summary »

Director: Ji-woo Jung | Stars: Ga-ram Jung, Hang-na Lee, Hae-Joon Park, Jae-Sang Yoo

Votes: 42

35. Ore wa matteru ze (1957)

91 min | Action, Crime

7.0
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A former boxer gets involved with a club hostess trying to escape the clutches of her gangster employer.

Director: Koreyoshi Kurahara | Stars: Yûjirô Ishihara, Mie Kitahara, Isamu Kosugi, Kenjirô Uemura

Votes: 554

36. Miekkailija (2015)

99 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.2
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60 Metascore

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere Sr., Liisa Koppel

Votes: 3,506 | Gross: $0.10M

37. City for Conquest (1940)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport

7.3
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Danny is a content truck driver, but his girl Peggy shows potential as a dancer and hopes he too can show ambition. Danny acquiesces and pursues boxing to please her, but the two begin to spend more time working than time together.

Directors: Anatole Litvak, Jean Negulesco | Stars: James Cagney, Ann Sheridan, Frank Craven, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,766

38. Wolf (I) (2013)

Unrated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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52 Metascore

A promising kickboxer struggles to resist the temptations of a life of crime.

Director: Jim Taihuttu | Stars: Chemseddine Amar, Mark Catuogno, Jill Ann Christiano, Steef Cuijpers

Votes: 3,000

39. Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.5
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Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 33,553

40. 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: 2,471

41. Kuro-obi (2007)

95 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.1
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A Karate masters three students compete for to be the new master against events of historical events.

Director: Shunichi Nagasaki | Stars: Akihito Yagi, Tatsuya Naka, Yûji Suzuki, Kenji Anan

Votes: 1,313

42. Dian wu bu (2016)

95 min | Action, Biography, Drama

7.0
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The 1st FFFI Winning Film Projects Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau first launched the First Feature Film Initiative (FFFI) in March 2013 to ... See full summary »

Director: Chi Fat Chan | Stars: Yiu-Sing Lam, Kai Chi Liu, Hedwig Tam, Tony Tsz-Tung Wu

Votes: 162

43. Best of the Best (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.4
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A team from the United States is going to compete against Korea in a Tae Kwon Do tournament. The team consists of fighters from all over the country--can they overcome their rivalry and work together to win?

Director: Robert Radler | Stars: Eric Roberts, James Earl Jones, Sally Kirkland, Phillip Rhee

Votes: 10,431 | Gross: $1.70M

44. Sarah préfère la course (2013)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.2
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The film is about the pursuit of a goal and tackles the anxieties of a young athlete who lives only for the race.

Director: Chloé Robichaud | Stars: Sophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne, Geneviève Boivin-Roussy, Hélène Florent

Votes: 833

45. Beast (V) (2015)

94 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Deep in the slums of Manila, a young boxer's life is changed forever when his father pressures him to cheat in a fight.

Directors: Sam McKeith, Tom McKeith | Stars: Garret Dillahunt, Chad McKinney, Angeli Bayani, Will Jaymes

Votes: 45

46. Koza (2015)

75 min | Drama

6.2
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A former Olympic boxer on a quest for his last defeat.

Director: Ivan Ostrochovský | Stars: Peter Baláz, Nikola Bongilajová, Stanislava Bongilajová, Ján Franek

Votes: 175

47. Bokusâ (1977)

94 min | Drama, Sport

6.5
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A young boxer accidentally kills an ex-boxing champion's brother. He then approaches the ex-champ to train him to become the next champion.

Director: Shûji Terayama | Stars: Bunta Sugawara, Kentarô Shimizu, Masumi Harukawa, Hiroko Isayama

Votes: 78