Boxing!by joe_538 | created - 23 Jul 2013 | updated - 10 months ago | Public
All the boxing movies, and a few old sitcom episodes just to make things interesting. Let me know if I missed anything.
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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: 431,574 | Gross: $117.24M
2. 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: 156,881 | Gross: $6.39M
3. 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: 141,492 | Gross: $125.05M
4. 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: 153,056 | Gross: $127.87M
5. 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: 105,304 | Gross: $40.95M
6. 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: 177,949 | Gross: $70.27M
7. 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: 191,235 | Gross: $109.77M
10 min | Documentary, Short
In the first scenes of this picture we have a chance to see Mr. James J. Corbett as an actor in his "glad rags" and society, where Mr. Corbett meets Miss Florence E. Turner. "The Vitagraph ... See full summary »
11. The Champion (1915)
31 min | Short, Comedy, Sport
Walking along with his bulldog, Charlie finds a "good luck" horseshoe just as he passes a training camp advertising for a boxing partner "who can take a beating." After watching others lose... See full summary »
13. The Leather Pushers (1922)
A series of six two-reel episodes, each individually titled: #1: Let's Go (1922); #2: Round Two (1922); #3: Payment Through the Nose (1922); #4: A Fool and His Honey (1922); #5: The Taming of the Shrewd (1922); #6: Whipsawed.
20. The Big Timer (1932)
Passed | 72 min | Drama, Sport
An up and coming boxer ( Ben Lyon) runs into problems when he takes on a women fight manager (Constance Cummings). Ben Lyon is once again playing with Tom Dugan [They co-starred in "The Hot... See full summary »
21. Winner Take All (1932)
Unrated | 66 min | Drama
Young boxer Jim Kane, resting at a New Mexico "health ranch," meets and falls for Peggy Harmon, former nightclub table singer...who needs $600 more for her sickly son to stay in the place. ... See full summary »
23. The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)
TV-G | 88 min | Romance, Drama
Prizefighter Jimmy Dolan accidentally kills a man at a party and escapes. He hides out at a health farm for invalid children and begins to lose his cynicism under the influence of the ... See full summary »
25. Punch Drunks (1934)
17 min | Short, Comedy
Moe discovers Curly's unknown boxing talent when he knocks out the Champ at a restaurant when Larry plays "Pop Goes the Weasal" on the violin. Moe becomes Curly's manager, and they win ... See full summary »
27. The Personality Kid (1934)
Approved | 68 min | Drama
Ritzy McCarty is a fighter managed by his wife Joan, who wants him only to fight until they have the money to build a better life. However, he has other ideas.
29. Conflict (1936)
Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.
30. The Milky Way (1936)
Passed | 89 min | Comedy
Timid milkman, Burleigh Sullivan (Lloyd), somehow knocks out a boxing champ in a brawl. The fighter's manager decides to build up the milkman's reputation in a series of fixed fights and ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,273 | Gross: $1.17M
31. The Duke Comes Back (1937)
Approved | 64 min | Drama, Sport
An ex-prizefighter returns to the ring to help his father-in-law who has money problems. Based on Lucian Cary's novel "The Duke Comes Back."
32. Flying Fists (1937)
Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A lumberjack knocks out a champion boxer in a brawl, gets drawn into the boxing world where he is unknowingly set up for a fixed fight.
34. When's Your Birthday? (1937)
Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance
Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.
35. The Crowd Roars (1938)
Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama
A young boxer gets caught between a no-good father and a crime boss when he starts dating the boss's daughter, although she doesn't know what daddy does for a living.
39. Keep Punching (1939)
Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Henry Jackson, known as Little Dynamite, is a Golden Gloves champion, who agrees to turn professional when approached by fight manager Ed Watson, despite the opposition raised by his father... See full summary »
40. Kid Nightingale (1939)
Passed | 57 min | Comedy, Music, Sport
A singing waiter gets into an argument with some obnoxious customers and winds up knocking them out. The incident is witnessed by a shady boxing promoter who sees an opportunity to cash in ... See full summary »
43. City for Conquest (1940)
Approved | 104 min | Drama, Music, Sport
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.
44. Golden Gloves (1940)
Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Bill Crane, an up and coming honest boxer, runs afoul of Taggerty and his fellow racketeers by fighting fair. They set out to ruin Crane but with the support of his girl Mary and newspaperman Matson the pugilist stands up to the mob.
47. Ringside Maisie (1941)
Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Young undefeated boxer Terry Dolan, who's been lying to his invalid mother about his career, confides to Maisie that he hates and is terrified by boxing and wants out. Not wanting to let ... See full summary »
48. Gentleman Jim (1942)
Approved | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.
49. Right to the Heart (1942)
Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Sport
John T. Bromley III is a young man from high society who is physically humiliated by a prizefighter before his socialite sweetheart, Jenny Killian. He goes to a training camp to redeem his ... See full summary »
50. The Contender (1944)
Approved | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama
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 »
53. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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.
54. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)
Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical
After a timid milkman knocks unconscious a boxing champion who was accosting his sister, he decides to take up boxing himself in order to impress a beautiful nightclub singer.
56. Fright Night (1947)
Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short
The stooges are managers of "Chopper", a beefy boxer, and they bet their bank roll on his next fight. When a gangster tells them to have Chopper lose or they'll lose their lives, the boys ... See full summary »
57. Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)
Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
The third of the Monogram series based on Ham Fisher's "Joe Palooka" comic strip, opens with Knobby Walsh (Leon Errol), the manager of Joe Palooka (Joe Kirkkwood), trying to talk his way ... See full summary »
59. Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948)
Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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 »
63. Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949)
Approved | 59 min | Western
In the fourth and last Red Ryder (following "Ride, Rider, Ride", "Roll, Thunder, Roll" and "The Fighting Redhead" in that order) of the Equity Pictures for Eagle-Lion distribution, filmed ... See full summary »
66. Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949)
Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
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.
67. Joe Palooka in The Counterpunch (1949)
Approved | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Joe heads for South America to fight the Latin champ. Shipboard, he helps federal agents fight counterfeiters. He also spars with love interest Anne Howe.
68. Ringside (1949)
Approved | 68 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Joe O'Hara, a hard fighter, wants the championship title for the money to finance the concert pianist career of his brother Mike, who also could be a good fighter. When Joe fights the title... See full summary »
69. The Set-Up (1949)
Approved | 73 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Sport
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.
71. Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950)
Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Sport
A crooked mayor and fight promoter conspire to sign slow-witted Humphrey to a contract. Their goal is to use Humphrey to get Joe Palooka to sign. As things develop, Humphrey becomes mayor.
72. Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle (1950)
Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Joe is witness to a mob killing. Two of the killers are after him. He is drugged before the big fight which is watched on TV by his manager Knobby and the thugs who are holding Knobby hostage.
73. Right Cross (1950)
Passed | 90 min | Drama, Sport
Prizefighter Johnny is in love with his promoter O'Malley's daughter Pat. His best friend, sports reporter Rick, is also in love with her but knows that she loves Johnny. Lonely Rick takes ... See full summary »
75. Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951)
Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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).
77. Glory Alley (1952)
79 min | Drama, Music
In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl ... See full summary »
One match at the beginning, a montage at the end.
78. Kid Monk Baroni (1952)
Passed | 79 min | Action, Drama, Sport
Leonard Nimoy is "Kid" Monk Baroni, the leader of a street gang who becomes a professional boxer to escape his life in "Little Italy" New York.
79. Off Limits (1952)
Approved | 89 min | Comedy
Wally Hogan has things going his way. He is the manager-trainer of Bullet Bradley, a fighter who has just won the lightweight championship. Life suddenly takes a not-so-happy turn, however,... See full summary »
Not a boxing movie in itself, but the presence is there
80. The Ring (1952)
Approved | 79 min | Drama
A young American of Mexican decent in East Los Angeles, California uses the boxing ring to make a better life for himself and his family, and learns as much about being a Latino in a white society as he does about boxing.
81. Champ for a Day (1953)
Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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 »
82. The Joe Louis Story (1953)
Unrated | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Film-Noir
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.
83. The Knockout Parade (1953)
Approved | 48 min | Action, Sport
A compilation film taken from fight-clips of the International Boxing Club. The film has sports-announcer Bill Corum prefacing and narrating clips from top boxing bouts of the past. ... See full summary »
85. Tennessee Champ (1954)
Approved | 73 min | Drama
A little B-picture that M-G-M tossed out, barely promoted and forgot about but one that is better than some of the A-dross from Leo in the same era. Shelley Winters, after an absence of 15 ... See full summary »
86. The Square Jungle (1955)
Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport
Grocery clerk Eddie Quaid, in danger of losing his father to alcoholism and his girl Julie through lack of career prospects, goes into boxing. His cop friend McBride finances him; ex-con ... See full summary »
87. The Harder They Fall (1956)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport
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.
88. The Leather Saint (1956)
Not Rated | 86 min | Drama
Episcopalian minister Gil Allen keeps up his college days interest in boxing by working out at a gym run by his friend, Tom Kelley. Gil declines when fight manager Gus McAuliffe offers to ... See full summary »
89. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)
Passed | 113 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Boxer Rocky Graziano's biopic, based on his autobiography, from childhood to his World Middleweight Championship title win at age 28 in 1947.
90. World in My Corner (1956)
Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport
A scrappy fighter from Jersey City named Tommy Shea -- "born in a dump, educated in an alley" -- catches the eye of wealthy businessman, Robert Mallinson, who allows him to train at his ... See full summary »
TV-G | 60 min | Western
The Cartwrights challenge an arrogant and cruel British prizefighter, the Duke, and his alcoholic manager to a bout with John Heenan (the Benicia Boy), after the Cartwrights' meek friend ... See full summary »
94. Kid Galahad (1962)
Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical, Sport
After completing his military service, Walter Gulick takes a job as a sparring partner at a gym, the owner of which sees potential in Walter as a professional fighter and takes him under his wing.
Votes: 2,041 | Gross: $1.75M
95. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Sport
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 »
The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Body and Sol
TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family
Rob recalls for Buddy and Sally his Army boxing days when peer pressure at the base put him in the ring with current-day middleweight champ Boom Boom Bailey.
Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
TV-G | 26 min | Comedy
Boxer Kid Dynamite is offering $100 to anyone who can stay in the ring with him for three rounds without going down. Uncle Joe is trying to find someone to who he can act as trainer, with ... See full summary »
The Saint (1962–1969)
The Crooked Ring
48 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Steve Nelson is an up-and-coming young boxer with a promising career but his girl-friend Connie approaches the Saint because she is fearful of his next opponent, a mysterious Australian ... See full summary »
Ring Around the Riddler
TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
The Riddler is out to control all of prize fighting in Gotham City. He begins by kidnapping and brainwashing top prizefighters with the aid of the Siren. Then, under the guise of Mushi ... See full summary »