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1. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

8.1
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Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight the heavy-weight champion, Apollo Creed, in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

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

Votes: 373,501 | Gross: $117.24M

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.

Writers: Cliff Hollingsworth, Akiva Goldsman | Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 147,887 | Gross: $61.64M

3. Rust and Bone (2012)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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73 Metascore

Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.

Writers: Jacques Audiard, Thomas Bidegain, Craig Davidson | Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 48,395 | Gross: $2.06M

4. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.1
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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.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone

Votes: 92,171 | Gross: $40.95M

5. Love Ranch (2010)

R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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37 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 2,395 | Gross: $0.13M

6. The Main Event (1979)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.8
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Hillary Kramer, successful Perfume magnate awakes one morning to find that her accountant has robbed her blind and left for South America. Going through all of her remaining assets she ... See full summary »

Writers: Gail Parent, Andrew Smith | Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 1,894 | Gross: $26.40M

7. The Great White Hope (1970)

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

7.0
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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.

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

Votes: 1,814

8. Kid Galahad (1962)

Approved | 95 min | Drama, Musical, Sport

6.1
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When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to ... See full summary »

Writers: William Fay, Francis Wallace | Director: Phil Karlson | Stars: Elvis Presley, Gig Young, Lola Albright, Joan Blackman

Votes: 1,779 | Gross: $1.75M

9. The Great White Hype (1996)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Sport

5.4
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When the champ's promoter, Rev. 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 »

Writers: Tony Hendra, Ron Shelton | Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Peter Berg

Votes: 7,305 | Gross: $7.87M

10. 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.

Writers: Jackie Kallen, Cheryl Edwards | Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 5,910 | Gross: $5.88M

11. Body and Soul (1947)

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

7.8
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Charley Davis wins an amateur boxing match and is taken on by promoter Quinn. Charley's mother doesn't want him to fight, but when Charley's father is accidentally killed, Charley sets up a... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,165

12. The Ring (I) (1927)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.3
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Two boxers compete for the love of a woman.

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

Votes: 2,254

13. Don King: Only in America (1997 TV Movie)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
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A cinematic portrait of the famous fight promoter and boxing manager.

Writers: Jack Newfield, Kario Salem | Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Ving Rhames, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jeremy Piven, Darius McCrary

Votes: 1,086

14. 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.

Writers: Seton I. Miller, Francis Wallace | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Bette Davis, Humphrey Bogart, Wayne Morris

Votes: 2,087

15. Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.2
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While a cop steers a kid street-fighter away from being a public nuisance, a petty hoodlum leads a studious kid into a life of crime.

Writers: Brendan Wood, Donn Mullahy, Sam Robins | Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Keye Luke

Votes: 477

16. 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.

Writers: John Lee Mahin, John Meehan, Frances Marion | Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, Howard Hawks | Stars: Myrna Loy, Max Baer, Primo Carnera, Jack Dempsey

Votes: 486

17. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.

Writers: Charles Belden, Jerome Cady, John P. Marquand | Director: James Tinling | Stars: Peter Lorre, Keye Luke, Dick Baldwin, Lynn Bari

Votes: 438

18. Pride of the Bowery (1940)

Approved | 61 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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New York City street principles get an East Side Kid in trouble at a Civilian Conservation Corps camp.

Writers: Steven Clensos, William Lively, George H. Plympton | Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Kenneth Howell, Mary Ainslee

Votes: 470

19. The Contender (1944)

Approved | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

5.5
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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 »

Writers: George Wallace Sayre, Jay Doten, Raymond L. Schrock | Director: Sam Newfield | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Arline Judge, Julie Gibson, Donald Mayo

Votes: 53

20. Lisensyadong kamao (2005)

Action, Comedy, Sport

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Writers: Antonio Quilantang, Serge Custodio Jr. | Director: Tony Bernal | Stars: Manny Pacquiao, Eddie Garcia, Aubrey Miles, Juliana Palermo

Votes: 9

21. Woman-Wise (1937)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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Crooks use prizefights as setups and local sports editor (Whalen) is out to stop them.

Writer: Ben Markson | Director: Allan Dwan | Stars: Rochelle Hudson, Michael Whalen, Thomas Beck, Alan Dinehart

22. WWE Armageddon (2004 TV Special)

TV-14 | 180 min | Action, Sport

5.8
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Director: Kevin Dunn | Stars: Aaron Aguilera, Kurt Angle, Doug Basham, Carlos Cabrera

Votes: 91

23. Taking the Count (1937)

Approved | 21 min | Short

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Now that they're engaged, Ann wants Joe to retire from the ring, seeing as how he's the heavyweight champ. Ann's mother, who doesn't want her daughter marrying "beneath" the wealthy ... See full summary »

Writers: Ham Fisher, Jack Henley, Eddie Forman | Director: Lloyd French | Stars: Robert Norton, Beverly Phalon, Shemp Howard, Charles Kemper

24. Sports Life Stories (2012– )
Episode: Chris Eubank (2013)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

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Stars: Chris Eubank, Colin Hart, Barry Hearn, Ronnie Davies

25. Hawaii Five-0 (2010– )
Episode: Ka Makau Kaa Kaua (2015)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The brother of a local boxer is killed the night before his championship bout, and Five-0 connects it to Gabriel Waincroft, who has an even bigger target in mind. Meanwhile, Adam takes a plea and prepares to serve his sentence.

Creators: Alex Kurtzman, Peter M. Lenkov, Roberto Orci | Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 166

26. Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993–1997)
Episode: Requiem for a Superhero (1993)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Lois and Clark are assigned to cover a large boxing match in the city and find that several of the fighters seem stronger than the average mortal man. They begin to investigate only to have... See full summary »

Creator: Deborah Joy LeVine | Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Michael Landes

Votes: 132

27. Murdoch Mysteries (2008– )
Episode: The Knockdown (2008)

48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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Black professional boxer Amos Robinson is supposed to throw a fight to a local Tornto favorite but knocks him out instead and is murdered before the night is out.

Creators: Cal Coons, Alexandra Zarowny | Director: Shawn Thompson | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 136

28. World of Sport (1964–1985)
Episode: The Muhammad Ali Talk-In International Sports Special (1974)

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Director: David Scott | Stars: Dickie Davies, Muhammad Ali, John Alderton, Henry Cooper