Sylvester Stallone's Movie Rankingsby jp992751 | created - 24 Apr 2012 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
My rankings of Stallone's movies from best to worst.
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1. 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: 428,114 | Gross: $117.24M
2. First Blood (1982)
R | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Former Green Beret John Rambo is pursued into the mountains surrounding a small town by a tyrannical sheriff and his deputies, forcing him to survive using his combat skills.
Votes: 188,536 | Gross: $47.21M
3. 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: 177,086 | Gross: $70.27M
5. The Expendables 3 (2014)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Barney augments his team with new blood for a personal battle: to take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder and notorious arms trader who is hell bent on wiping out Barney and every single one of his associates.
Votes: 144,439 | Gross: $39.32M
6. Rambo (2008)
R | 92 min | Action, Thriller, War
In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.
Votes: 192,112 | Gross: $42.75M
7. Demolition Man (1993)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
A police officer is brought out of suspended animation in prison to pursue an old ultra-violent nemesis who is loose in a non-violent future society.
Votes: 135,839 | Gross: $58.06M
8. 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: 152,021 | Gross: $127.87M
9. Oscar (1991)
PG | 109 min | Comedy, Crime
A gangster attempts to keep the promise he made to his dying father: that he would give up his life of crime and "go straight".
Votes: 25,550 | Gross: $23.56M
10. Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)
R | 96 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
John Rambo is released from prison by the government for a top-secret covert mission to the last place on Earth he'd want to return - the jungles of Vietnam.
Votes: 128,627 | Gross: $150.42M
11. 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: 155,759 | Gross: $6.39M
12. Cliffhanger (1993)
R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.
Votes: 104,446 | Gross: $84.05M
13. Cop Land (1997)
R | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The Sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community, populated by New York City police officers, slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.
Votes: 75,012 | Gross: $44.89M
14. The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
PG | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of kids in Brooklyn form a gang. From this moment on they do everything together. This makes things easier but at the same time they have to face new problems.
15. Lock Up (1989)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
With only six months left of his sentence, inmate Frank Leone is transferred from a minimum security prison to a maximum security prison by a vindictive warden.
Votes: 32,662 | Gross: $22.10M
16. Creed (2015)
PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 188,572 | Gross: $109.77M
17. Over the Top (1987)
PG | 93 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Tough trucker Lincoln Hawk is determined to win back his son and triumph at the world arm wrestling championships.
Votes: 41,763 | Gross: $16.06M
18. The Expendables 2 (2012)
R | 103 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Mr. Church reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.
Votes: 264,736 | Gross: $85.02M
19. Cobra (1986)
R | 87 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
A tough-on-crime street cop must protect the only surviving witness to a strange murderous cult with far reaching plans.
Votes: 55,949 | Gross: $49.04M
20. Tango & Cash (1989)
R | 104 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Framed by their ruthless arch-nemesis, a mismatched LAPD crime-fighting duo has to put its differences aside to even the score with the evil kingpin who put them behind bars once and for all.
Votes: 82,664 | Gross: $63.41M
21. Daylight (1996)
PG-13 | 114 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
Disaster in a New York tunnel as explosions collapse both ends of it. One hero tries to help the people inside find their way to safety.
Votes: 57,569 | Gross: $33.02M
22. Rambo III (1988)
R | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Colonel Trautman is captured by Soviets during a mission in Afghanistan so Rambo sets out to rescue him while taking on the invading Russian forces.
Votes: 101,302 | Gross: $53.72M
23. 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: 104,548 | Gross: $40.95M
24. Shade (2003)
R | 101 min | Crime, Thriller
Shade is set in the world of poker hustlers working the clubs and martini bars of Los Angeles. The tale unfolds as a group of hustlers encounter "The Dean" and pull off a successful sting ... See full summary »
Votes: 11,219 | Gross: $0.03M
25. 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: 140,442 | Gross: $125.05M
26. Assassins (1995)
R | 132 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Professional hit-man Robert Rath wants to fulfill a few more contracts before retiring but unscrupulous ambitious newcomer hit-man Miguel Bain keeps killing Rath's targets.
Votes: 68,355 | Gross: $30.31M
27. Judge Dredd (1995)
R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian future, Joseph Dredd, the most famous Judge (a police officer with instant field judiciary powers), is convicted for a crime he did not commit and must face his murderous counterpart.
Votes: 96,510 | Gross: $34.69M
28. Escape Plan (2013)
R | 115 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
When a structural-security authority finds himself set up and incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his skills to escape with help from the inside.
Votes: 195,681 | Gross: $25.13M
29. Victory (1981)
PG | 116 min | Drama, Sport, War
As allied POWs prepare for a soccer game against the German National Team to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for the team's escape.
Votes: 23,029 | Gross: $10.85M
30. Driven (2001)
PG-13 | 116 min | Action, Drama, Sport
A young hot shot driver is in the middle of a championship season and is coming apart at the seams. A former CART champion is called in to give him guidance.
Votes: 36,113 | Gross: $32.62M
32. Antz (1998)
PG | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A rather neurotic ant tries to break from his totalitarian society while trying to win the affection of the princess he loves.
Votes: 132,763 | Gross: $90.76M
33. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
PG-13 | 87 min | Action, Comedy, Family
A tough police sergeant's overbearing mother comes to visit him and begins to meddle in his life and career.
Votes: 34,023 | Gross: $28.41M
34. Bullet to the Head (2012)
R | 92 min | Action, Thriller
After watching their respective partners die, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.
Votes: 42,364 | Gross: $9.48M
35. Paradise Alley (1978)
PG | 107 min | Drama
Three Italian-American brothers, living in the slums of 1940's New York City, try to help each other with one's wrestling career using one brother's promotional skills and another brother's con-artist tactics to thwart a sleazy manager.
36. F.I.S.T. (1978)
PG | 145 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker rises through the ranks of a trucking industry union to become union president but his organized crime links cause his eventual downfall.
Votes: 6,060 | Gross: $20.39M
37. Nighthawks (1981)
R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Conservative street cop DaSilva reluctantly agrees to terminate an international terrorist who has demanded media attention. But DaSilva's "at-home" tactics are very much put to the challenge.
Votes: 13,802 | Gross: $14.91M
38. Grudge Match (2013)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout, thirty years after their last match.
Votes: 50,899 | Gross: $29.81M
39. Zookeeper (2011)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
A group of zoo animals decide to break their code of silence in order to help their lovable zoo keeper find love -- without opting to leave his current job for something more illustrious.
Votes: 48,970 | Gross: $80.36M
41. Death Race 2000 (1975)
R | 80 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
In a dystopian future, a cross country automobile race requires contestants to run down innocent pedestrians to gain points that are tallied based on each kill's brutality.
Votes: 21,478 | Gross: $8.00M
42. Capone (1975)
R | 101 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
The story of the rise and fall of the infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone and the control he exhibited over the city during the prohibition years. Unusually, briefly covering the years ... See full summary »
43. Downhill Racer (1969)
M | 101 min | Drama, Sport
Quietly cocky Robert Redford joins U.S. ski team as downhill racer and clashes with the team's coach, played by Gene Hackman. Lots of good skiing action leading to an exciting climax.
44. Reach Me (2014)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama
A motivational book written by a mysterious man quickly gains popularity, inspiring a group of people that includes a journalist, his editor, a former inmate, a hip-hop mogul, an actor and ... See full summary »
45. Eye See You (2002)
R | 96 min | Crime, Horror, Mystery
When a serial killer turns his attention on the lead detective he is asked to check into a clinic treating law enforcement officials who cant face their jobs. As the patients begin being murdered they restart doing what they do best.
Votes: 21,046 | Gross: $0.08M
46. Avenging Angelo (2002)
R | 97 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A woman who has just discovered she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia chieftain seeks revenge, with the aide of her father's faithful bodyguard.
47. Staying Alive (1983)
PG | 93 min | Drama, Music, Romance
It's five years later and Tony Manero's Saturday Night Fever is still burning. Now he's strutting toward his biggest challenge yet - succeeding as a dancer on the Broadway stage.
Votes: 12,304 | Gross: $64.89M
48. Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)
PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.
Votes: 45,052 | Gross: $111.76M
51. Cannonball! (1976)
PG | 93 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
This is another story of the secret Coast to Coast auto race across America The only rule is, the first to finish is the winner. Naturally, anyone driving 55 isn't going to win. They'll ... See full summary »
52. Ratchet & Clank (2016)
PG | 94 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
When the galaxy comes under the threat of a nefarious space captain, a mechanic and his newfound robot ally join an elite squad of combatants to save the universe.
Votes: 7,938 | Gross: $8.55M
53. Rebel (1970)
R | 80 min | Thriller
In New York in the late 60s, a politically motivated group of students plans bombings of company offices who do business with dictators in Middle American countries. But when they contact a... See full summary »
55. Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
R | 95 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Los Angeles private eye Philip Marlowe is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma, former seedy nightclub dancer.
56. An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
R | 86 min | Comedy
When a rookie filmmaker with the unfortunate name Alan Smithee realizes he's an unwitting studio puppet, being forced to make a big-budget action film he knows is horrible, he steals the master reels and tries to make a deal.
Votes: 3,076 | Gross: $0.05M
57. Taxi 3 (2003)
Not Rated | 84 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.
Votes: 34,449 | Gross: $0.50M
59. Animal Crackers (2017)
94 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A family must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a run-down circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.
60. Pigeons (1970)
R | 106 min | Comedy
After a young man graduates from a prestigious college, he rebels by preferring a carefree existence rather than the life of fighting the rungs within the treacherous American corporate ... See full summary »