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

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: 431,574 | Gross: $117.24M

2. 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: 156,881 | Gross: $6.39M

3. 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: 141,492 | Gross: $125.05M

4. 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: 153,056 | Gross: $127.87M

5. 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: 105,304 | Gross: $40.95M

6. 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: 177,949 | Gross: $70.27M

7. 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: 191,235 | Gross: $109.77M

8. Boxing (1892)

Short, Sport

5.3
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Votes: 94

9. Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894)

Not Rated | 1 min | Short, Sport

5.5
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James J. Corbett and Peter Courtney meet in a boxing exhibition.

Directors: William K.L. Dickson, William Heise | Stars: James J. Corbett, Peter Courtney

Votes: 543

10. James J. Corbett; or, How Championships Are Won and Lost (1910)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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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 »

Stars: James J. Corbett, Florence Turner, Tom Kennedy

11. The Champion (1915)

31 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.8
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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 »

Director: Charles Chaplin | Stars: Charles Chaplin, Bud Jamison, Gilbert M. 'Broncho Billy' Anderson, Billy Armstrong

Votes: 1,649

12. Hit Him Again (1918)

Comedy, Short

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Director: Gilbert Pratt | Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels, William Blaisdell

13. The Leather Pushers (1922)

Drama

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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.

Director: Edward Laemmle | Stars: Reginald Denny, Billy Sullivan, Hayden Stevenson, Sam J. Ryan

14. The Fighting Heart (1925)

Passed | 70 min | Action, Drama, Sport

3.5
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Director: John Ford | Stars: George O'Brien, Billie Dove, J. Farrell MacDonald, Victor McLaglen

Votes: 20

15. Battling Butler (1926)

Not Rated | 77 min | Comedy

7.2
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A love-struck weakling must pretend to be boxer in order to gain respect from the family of the girl he loves.

Director: Buster Keaton | Stars: Buster Keaton, Snitz Edwards, Sally O'Neil, Walter James

Votes: 2,032 | Gross: $0.32M

16. Jack Dempsey vs. Gene Tunney (1926)

Sport

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Stars: Jack Dempsey, Tom Reilly, Gene Tunney

18. The Ring (I) (1927)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Carl Brisson, Lillian Hall-Davis, Ian Hunter, Forrester Harvey

Votes: 2,609

19. The Champ (I) (1931)

Passed | 86 min | Drama, Sport

7.3
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Alcoholic ex-boxer struggles to provide a good living for his son.

Director: King Vidor | Stars: Wallace Beery, Jackie Cooper, Irene Rich, Roscoe Ates

Votes: 2,228

20. The Big Timer (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
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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 »

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: Ben Lyon, Constance Cummings, Thelma Todd, Tom Dugan

Votes: 216

21. Winner Take All (1932)

Unrated | 66 min | Drama

6.2
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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 »

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: James Cagney, Marian Nixon, Guy Kibbee, Dickie Moore

Votes: 400

22. The Big Chance (1933)

Passed | 62 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

4.9
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Gangsters try to get a boxer to throw an important fight.

Director: Albert Herman | Stars: John Darrow, Merna Kennedy, Natalie Moorhead, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 101

23. The Life of Jimmy Dolan (1933)

TV-G | 88 min | Romance, Drama

6.7
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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 »

Director: Archie Mayo | Stars: Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Loretta Young, Aline MacMahon, Guy Kibbee

Votes: 396

24. The Prizefighter and the Lady (1933)

Passed | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

6.4
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An ex-sailor turned boxer finds romance and gets a shot at the heavyweight title.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks | Stars: Myrna Loy, Max Baer, Primo Carnera, Jack Dempsey

Votes: 594

25. Punch Drunks (1934)

17 min | Short, Comedy

7.9
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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 »

Director: Lou Breslow | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Curly Howard, Dorothy Granger

Votes: 997

26. Palooka (1934)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Music

6.2
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Knobby discovers young hunk Palooka and trains him to fight the reigning champ, also drunken sot, Al McSwatt.

Director: Benjamin Stoloff | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, Stuart Erwin, Marjorie Rambeau

Votes: 247

27. The Personality Kid (1934)

Approved | 68 min | Drama

6.0
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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.

Director: Alan Crosland | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Glenda Farrell, Claire Dodd, Robert Gleckler

Votes: 89

28. The Champ's a Chump (1936)

Approved | 19 min | Short, Comedy, Music

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As a ploy to sign a championship college boxer to a contract, Big Boy enrolls in the college the youth is attending.

Director: Sam White | Stars: Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams, Gertrude Messinger, Fred Kohler Jr., Harley Wood

29. Conflict (1936)

Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.2
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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.

Director: David Howard | Stars: John Wayne, Jean Rogers, Ward Bond, Tommy Bupp

Votes: 75

30. The Milky Way (1936)

Passed | 89 min | Comedy

6.7
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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 »

Directors: Leo McCarey, Ray McCarey, Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Adolphe Menjou, Verree Teasdale, Helen Mack

Votes: 1,273 | Gross: $1.17M

31. The Duke Comes Back (1937)

Approved | 64 min | Drama, Sport

6.1
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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."

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Allan Lane, Heather Angel, Genevieve Tobin, Johnny Russell

Votes: 30

32. Flying Fists (1937)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

5.5
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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.

Director: Robert F. Hill | Stars: Bruce Bennett, Jeanne Martel, Fuzzy Knight, J. Farrell MacDonald

Votes: 21

33. Kid Galahad (1937)

Approved | 102 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.4
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Fight promoter Nick Donati grooms a bellhop as a future champ, but has second thoughts when the 'kid' falls for his sister.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris

Votes: 2,409

34. When's Your Birthday? (1937)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Some shady characters discover that a sad sack nightclub bus boy has the ability to predict outcomes of races and other events through astrology.

Director: Harry Beaumont | Stars: Joe E. Brown, Marian Marsh, Fred Keating, Edgar Kennedy

Votes: 123

35. The Crowd Roars (1938)

Passed | 90 min | Action, Drama

6.8
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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.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Robert Taylor, Edward Arnold, Frank Morgan, Maureen O'Sullivan

Votes: 261

36. Spirit of Youth (1938)

Approved | 66 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.1
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The story of the rise of boxer Joe Thomas, which paralleled the life of Joe Louis.

Director: Harry L. Fraser | Stars: Joe Louis, Clarence Muse, Edna Mae Harris, Mae Turner

Votes: 101

37. Ex-Champ (1939)

64 min | Drama

6.6
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A former prizefighter tries to help his son pay off his gambling debts.

Director: Phil Rosen | Stars: Victor McLaglen, Tom Brown, Nan Grey, William Frawley

Votes: 5

38. Golden Boy (1939)

Approved | 99 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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Despite his musical talent, Joe Bonaparte wants to be a boxer.

Director: Rouben Mamoulian | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Adolphe Menjou, William Holden, Lee J. Cobb

Votes: 1,420

39. Keep Punching (1939)

Approved | 81 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.0
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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 »

Director: John Clein | Stars: Henry Armstrong, Willie Bryant, Mae E. Johnson, Hamtree Harrington

Votes: 24

40. Kid Nightingale (1939)

Passed | 57 min | Comedy, Music, Sport

6.0
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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 »

Director: George Amy | Stars: John Payne, Jane Wyman, Walter Catlett, Edward Brophy

Votes: 120

41. There Ain't No Justice (1939)

83 min | Drama

6.2
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A young boxer falls in with a crooked fight promoter.

Director: Pen Tennyson | Stars: Jimmy Hanley, Edward Rigby, Mary Clare, Edward Chapman

Votes: 35

42. They Made Me a Criminal (1939)

Approved | 92 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

7.0
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A boxer flees believing he has comitted a murder while he was drunk.

Director: Busby Berkeley | Stars: John Garfield, Claude Rains, The Dead End Kids, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 1,598

43. 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: 1,768

44. Golden Gloves (1940)

Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

6.3
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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.

Director: Edward Dmytryk | Stars: Richard Denning, Jeanne Cagney, J. Carrol Naish, Robert Paige

Votes: 24

45. The Notorious Elinor Lee (1940)

107 min | Drama

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Gangsters use a woman to get to a boxer and convince him to throw a big fight.

Director: Oscar Micheaux | Stars: Gladys Williams, Robert Earl Jones, Carman Newsome, Edna Mae Harris

46. Knockout (1941)

Approved | 73 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.7
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Director: William Clemens | Stars: Arthur Kennedy, Olympe Bradna, Virginia Field, Anthony Quinn

Votes: 101

47. Ringside Maisie (1941)

Passed | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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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 »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Ann Sothern, George Murphy, Robert Sterling, Virginia O'Brien

Votes: 263

48. Gentleman Jim (1942)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,670

49. Right to the Heart (1942)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Sport

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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 »

Director: Eugene Forde | Stars: Brenda Joyce, Joseph Allen, Cobina Wright, Stanley Clements

50. The Contender (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.7
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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 »

Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Arline Judge, Julie Gibson, Donald Mayo

Votes: 60

51. Come Out Fighting (1945)

62 min | Comedy

8.0
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The police commissioner asks some local street kids to toughen up his sissy son.

Director: William Beaudine | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, William 'Billy' Benedict, Gabriel Dell

Votes: 338

52. The Great John L. (1945)

Approved | 96 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.4
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Women in the life of prizefighter John L. Sullivan.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: Linda Darnell, Barbara Britton, Greg McClure, Otto Kruger

Votes: 40

53. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)

Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

6.1
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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.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 15

54. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)

Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical

6.7
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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.

Director: Norman Z. McLeod | Stars: Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen, Steve Cochran

Votes: 835

55. 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: 3,559

56. Fright Night (1947)

Approved | 18 min | Comedy, Short

7.7
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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 »

Director: Edward Bernds | Stars: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Shemp Howard, Dick Wessel

Votes: 341

57. Joe Palooka in the Knockout (1947)

Approved | 72 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.0
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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 »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Morris Carnovsky, Elyse Knox

Votes: 9

58. Killer McCoy (1947)

Approved | 104 min | Drama

6.7
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Director: Roy Rowland | Stars: Mickey Rooney, Brian Donlevy, Ann Blyth, James Dunn

Votes: 295 | Gross: $2.00M

59. Joe Palooka in Fighting Mad (1948)

Passed | 74 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.7
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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 »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Joe Kirkwood Jr., Leon Errol, Elyse Knox, John Hubbard

Votes: 7

60. Joe Palooka in Winner Take All (1948)

Approved | 64 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

7.4
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Joe is scheduled for the big fight as usual. This one has more fight sequences than plot.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, William Frawley, Stanley Clements

Votes: 11

61. Whiplash (1948)

91 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

6.4
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A struggling artist becomes a New York City prizefighter in an attempt to win the affection of the ring promoter's night club singing sister.

Director: Lewis Seiler | Stars: Dane Clark, Alexis Smith, Zachary Scott, Eve Arden

Votes: 217

62. 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: 2,960

63. Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949)

Approved | 59 min | Western

7.2
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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 »

Director: Lewis D. Collins | Stars: Jim Bannon, Don Reynolds, Emmett Lynn, Marin Sais

Votes: 17

64. The Fight Never Ends (1948)

Crime, Drama

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Director: Joseph Lerner | Stars: Joe Louis, Ruby Dee, Katherine Byars, Bill Dillard

65. Fighting Fools (1949)

Approved | 69 min | Drama, Comedy

7.0
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The gang teams up with a fighter to break up a fight-fixing racket.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Frankie Darro

Votes: 185

66. Joe Palooka in the Big Fight (1949)

Approved | 66 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

5.7
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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.

Director: Cy Endfield | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Lina Romay, David Bruce

Votes: 12

67. Joe Palooka in The Counterpunch (1949)

Approved | 74 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

6.7
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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.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Elyse Knox, Marcel Journet

Votes: 9

68. Ringside (1949)

Approved | 68 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

5.6
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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 »

Director: Frank McDonald | Stars: Don 'Red' Barry, Tom Brown, Sheila Ryan, Margia Dean

Votes: 28

69. 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: 6,400

70. Joe Palooka Meets Humphrey (1950)

Approved | 65 min | Comedy, Sport

6.4
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Joe and Anne go off on their honeymoon while Knobby books him into a charity fight which Lord Cecil tries to wreck.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Robert Coogan, Pamela Blake

Votes: 19

71. Joe Palooka in Humphrey Takes a Chance (1950)

Approved | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Sport

6.5
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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.

Director: Jean Yarbrough | Stars: Leon Errol, Joe Kirkwood Jr., Robert Coogan, Lois Collier

Votes: 17

72. Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle (1950)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

5.8
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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.

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Joe Kirkwood Jr., James Gleason, Lois Hall, Edgar Barrier

Votes: 12

73. Right Cross (1950)

Passed | 90 min | Drama, Sport

6.0
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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 »

Director: John Sturges | Stars: June Allyson, Dick Powell, Ricardo Montalban, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 292

74. Iron Man (1951)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

6.5
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An ambitious coal miner is talked into becoming a boxer by his gambler brother.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Jeff Chandler, Evelyn Keyes, Stephen McNally, Rock Hudson

Votes: 119

75. Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951)

Approved | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.6
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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).

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Joe Kirkwood Jr., Cathy Downs, James Gleason, John Emery

Votes: 11

76. Flesh and Fury (1952)

Approved | 83 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

6.8
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A deaf boxer is exploited by a gold-digging blonde.

Director: Joseph Pevney | Stars: Tony Curtis, Jan Sterling, Mona Freeman, Wallace Ford

Votes: 222

77. Glory Alley (1952)

79 min | Drama, Music

6.0
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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 »

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Ralph Meeker, Leslie Caron, Kurt Kasznar, Gilbert Roland

Votes: 310

One match at the beginning, a montage at the end.

78. Kid Monk Baroni (1952)

Passed | 79 min | Action, Drama, Sport

6.6
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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.

Director: Harold D. Schuster | Stars: Richard Rober, Bruce Cabot, Allene Roberts, Mona Knox

Votes: 96

79. Off Limits (1952)

Approved | 89 min | Comedy

6.3
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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 »

Director: George Marshall | Stars: Bob Hope, Mickey Rooney, Marilyn Maxwell, Eddie Mayehoff

Votes: 245

Not a boxing movie in itself, but the presence is there

80. The Ring (1952)

Approved | 79 min | Drama

6.0
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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.

Director: Kurt Neumann | Stars: Gerald Mohr, Rita Moreno, Lalo Rios, Robert Arthur

Votes: 613

81. Champ for a Day (1953)

Approved | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

5.1
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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 »

Director: William A. Seiter | Stars: Alex Nicol, Audrey Totter, Charles Winninger, Hope Emerson

Votes: 8

82. The Joe Louis Story (1953)

Unrated | 88 min | Biography, Drama, Film-Noir

6.1
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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.

Director: Robert Gordon | Stars: Coley Wallace, Paul Stewart, Hilda Simms, James Edwards

Votes: 253

83. The Knockout Parade (1953)

Approved | 48 min | Action, Sport

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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 »

Director: Joe Roberts | Stars: Bill Corum, Ezzard Charles, Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Graziano

84. The Square Ring (1953)

83 min | Drama

6.6
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Boxing drama following the lives of 5 different fighters and their reasons for becoming boxers.

Director: Basil Dearden | Stars: Jack Warner, Robert Beatty, Bill Owen, Maxwell Reed

Votes: 128

85. Tennessee Champ (1954)

Approved | 73 min | Drama

5.8
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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 »

Director: Fred M. Wilcox | Stars: Shelley Winters, Keenan Wynn, Dewey Martin, Earl Holliman

Votes: 146

86. The Square Jungle (1955)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.0
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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 »

Director: Jerry Hopper | Stars: Tony Curtis, Pat Crowley, Ernest Borgnine, Paul Kelly

Votes: 137

87. 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: 5,579

88. The Leather Saint (1956)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama

5.6
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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 »

Director: Alvin Ganzer | Stars: Paul Douglas, John Derek, Jody Lawrance, Cesar Romero

Votes: 49

89. 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

90. World in My Corner (1956)

Approved | 82 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.4
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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 »

Director: Jesse Hibbs | Stars: Audie Murphy, Barbara Rush, Jeff Morrow, John McIntire

Votes: 91

91. The Crooked Circle (1957)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

8.1
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A young prizefighter finds himself being squeezed on all sides to throw a fight.

Director: Joseph Kane | Stars: John Smith, Fay Spain, Steve Brodie, Don Kelly

Votes: 12

92. Monkey on My Back (1957)

Not Rated | 94 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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The true story of Barney Ross, a World War II hero and champion professional boxer, who became addicted to morphine.

Director: André De Toth | Stars: Cameron Mitchell, Dianne Foster, Paul Richards, Jack Albertson

Votes: 239

93. Bonanza (1959–1973)
Episode: The Duke (1961)

TV-G | 60 min | Western

7.2
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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 »

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Lorne Greene, Pernell Roberts, Dan Blocker, Michael Landon

Votes: 43

94. Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical, Sport

6.1
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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.

Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

Votes: 2,041 | Gross: $1.75M

95. 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: 3,309

96. The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966)
Episode: Body and Sol (1965)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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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.

Director: Jerry Paris | Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Rose Marie, Morey Amsterdam, Larry Mathews

Votes: 63

97. Petticoat Junction (1963–1970)
Episode: Hooterville Hurricane (1965)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy

6.8
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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 »

Director: Stanley Z. Cherry | Stars: Bea Benaderet, Edgar Buchanan, Linda Henning, Lori Saunders

Votes: 10

98. The Saint (1962–1969)
Episode: The Crooked Ring (1965)

48 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.1
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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 »

Director: Leslie Norman | Stars: Roger Moore, Walter Brown, Tony Wright, Meredith Edwards

Votes: 22

99. Batman (1966–1968)
Episode: Ring Around the Riddler (1967)

TV-G | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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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 »

Director: Sam Strangis | Stars: Adam West, Burt Ward, Yvonne Craig, Alan Napier

Votes: 127

100. Gentleman Jim (1967 TV Movie)

30 min | Comedy

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Stars: Jimmy Edwards, Clive Dunn, Richard Wattis, Bob Todd