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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: 403,706 | 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.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Craig Bierko, Paul Giamatti

Votes: 154,112 | 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.

Director: Jacques Audiard | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Votes: 52,147 | Gross: $2.06M

4. 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: 99,142 | Gross: $40.95M

5. Love Ranch (2010)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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37 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 2,494 | Gross: $0.13M

6. 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 »

Director: Reginald Hudlin | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Jeff Goldblum, Damon Wayans, Peter Berg

Votes: 7,468 | Gross: $7.87M

7. The Main Event (1979)

PG | 112 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.8
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A bankrupt entrepreneur attempts to recoup some of her losses by getting a washed-out boxer she picked up as a tax loss back into the ring - an idea her protégé isn't fond of.

Director: Howard Zieff | Stars: Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Paul Sand, Whitman Mayo

Votes: 2,007 | Gross: $26.40M

8. 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.

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

Votes: 1,913

9. 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.

Director: Charles S. Dutton | Stars: Meg Ryan, Omar Epps, Charles S. Dutton, Tony Shalhoub

Votes: 6,079 | Gross: $5.88M

10. Body and Soul (1947)

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

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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 »

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

Votes: 3,376

11. The Ring (I) (1927)

89 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.2
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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: 2,381

12. 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: 2,274

13. 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 »

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

Votes: 1,886 | Gross: $1.75M

14. 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.

Director: John Herzfeld | Stars: Ving Rhames, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jeremy Piven, Darius McCrary

Votes: 1,112

15. 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: 567

16. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)

Approved | 72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.8
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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.

Director: James Tinling | Stars: Peter Lorre, Keye Luke, Dick Baldwin, Lynn Bari

Votes: 459

17. 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.

Director: Joseph H. Lewis | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Kenneth Howell, Mary Ainslee

Votes: 483

18. Bowery Blitzkrieg (1941)

Approved | 62 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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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.

Director: Wallace Fox | Stars: Leo Gorcey, Bobby Jordan, Huntz Hall, Keye Luke

Votes: 488

19. Dinamita Kid (1962)

87 min | Action, Drama

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Director: Federico Curiel | Stars: Wolf Ruvinskis, Armando Silvestre, Begoña Palacios, Silvia Fournier

20. Lisensyadong kamao (2005)

Action, Comedy, Sport

3.3
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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.

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: 94

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 »

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.

Director: Bryan Spicer | Stars: Alex O'Loughlin, Scott Caan, Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park

Votes: 213

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

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

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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 »

Director: Randy Zisk | Stars: Dean Cain, Teri Hatcher, Lane Smith, Michael Landes

Votes: 148

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.

Director: Shawn Thompson | Stars: Yannick Bisson, Helene Joy, Thomas Craig, Jonny Harris

Votes: 156

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