Most Popular "Comeback" Titles

 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Movies or TV
  • Genres
  • Keywords
  • IMDb Rating
  • Instant Watch Options
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year










































































































IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »







Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »

1. Soul Surfer (2011)

PG | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
53 Metascore

Teenage surfer Bethany Hamilton overcomes the odds and her own fears of returning to the water after losing her left arm in a shark attack.

Writers: Sean McNamara, Deborah Schwartz, Douglas Schwartz, Michael Berk, Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Brad Gann, Bethany Hamilton, Sheryl Berk, Rick Bundschuh | Director: Sean McNamara | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Dennis Quaid, Helen Hunt, Lorraine Nicholson

2. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young

3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
63 Metascore

Ron Burgundy is San Diego's top rated newsman in the male-dominated broadcasting of the '70s, but that's all about to change for Ron and his cronies when an ambitious woman is hired as a new anchor.

Writers: Will Ferrell, Adam McKay | Director: Adam McKay | Stars: Will Ferrell, Christina Applegate, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd

4. The Muppets (2011)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

7.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
75 Metascore

A Muppet fanatic with some help from his two human compatriots must regroup the Muppet gang to stop a avaricious oil mogul from taking down one of their precious life-longing treasures.

Writers: Jason Segel, Nicholas Stoller, Jim Henson | Director: James Bobin | Stars: Amy Adams, Jason Segel, Chris Cooper, Rashida Jones

5. Cinderella Man (2005)

PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
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

6. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend, Muhammad Ali, from his early days to his days in the ring.

Writers: Gregory Allen Howard, Stephen J. Rivele, Christopher Wilkinson, Eric Roth, Michael Mann | Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

7. The Wrestler (2008)

R | 109 min | Drama, Sport

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
81 Metascore

A faded professional wrestler must retire, but finds his quest for a new life outside the ring a dispiriting struggle.

Writer: Robert D. Siegel | Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis

8. Little Giants (1994)

PG | 107 min | Comedy, Family, Sport

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Misfits form their own opposing team to an elite peewee football team, coached by the elite team coach's brother.

Writers: James Ferguson, Robert Shallcross, Tommy Swerdlow, Michael Goldberg | Director: Duwayne Dunham | Stars: Rick Moranis, Ed O'Neill, Shawna Waldron, Devon Sawa

9. Blades of Glory (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Sport

6.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
64 Metascore

In 2002, two rival Olympic ice skaters were stripped of their gold medals and permanently banned from men's single competition. Presently, however, they've found a loophole that will allow them to qualify as a pairs team.

Writers: Jeff Cox, Craig Cox, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Busy Philipps | Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Amy Poehler, Will Arnett

10. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

5.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
54 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

11. Get Him to the Greek (2010)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Music

6.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
65 Metascore

A record company intern is hired to accompany out-of-control British rock star Aldous Snow to a concert at L.A.'s Greek Theater.

Writers: Nicholas Stoller, Jason Segel | Director: Nicholas Stoller | Stars: Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Elisabeth Moss, Rose Byrne

12. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

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.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

13. Sunset Blvd. (1950)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent-film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

Writers: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, D.M. Marshman Jr. | Director: Billy Wilder | Stars: William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim, Nancy Olson

14. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Rocky has been holding the title as the heavyweight champion until he is defeated by a brutal challenger, and now must regain his fighting spirit through a big rematch, trained by an unlikely ally: his old nemesis Apollo Creed.

Writer: Sylvester Stallone | Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

15. We Are Marshall (2006)

PG | 131 min | Drama, Sport

7.1
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
53 Metascore

When a plane crash claims the lives of members of the Marshall University football team and some of its fans, the team's new coach and his surviving players try to keep the football program alive.

Writers: Jamie Linden, Cory Helms | Director: McG | Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn

16. The Color of Money (1986)

R | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Fast Eddie Felson teaches a cocky but immensely talented protégé the ropes of pool hustling, which in turn inspires him to make an unlikely comeback.

Writers: Walter Tevis, Richard Price | Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Helen Shaver

17. Dreamgirls (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Music, Musical

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
76 Metascore

A trio of black female soul singers cross over to the pop charts in the early 1960s, facing their own personal struggles along the way.

Writers: Bill Condon, Tom Eyen | Director: Bill Condon | Stars: Beyoncé Knowles, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Danny Glover

18. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock 'n' roller, Rodriguez.

Writers: Malik Bendjelloul, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Craig Bartholomew Strydom | Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

19. Cop Land (1997)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
64 Metascore

The sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community populated by New York City policemen slowly discovers the town is a front for mob connections and corruption.

Writer: James Mangold | Director: James Mangold | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro

20. Bleed for This (2015)

Biography, Drama, Sport | Post-production

The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.

Writer: Ben Younger | Director: Ben Younger | Stars: Miles Teller, Katey Sagal, Aaron Eckhart, Ciarán Hinds

21. Peaceful Warrior (2006)

PG-13 | 120 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
40 Metascore

A chance encounter with a stranger changes the life of a college gymnast.

Writers: Kevin Bernhardt, Dan Millman | Director: Victor Salva | Stars: Scott Mechlowicz, Nick Nolte, Amy Smart, Tim DeKay

22. Just Wright (2010)

PG | 100 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

5.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
51 Metascore

A physical therapist falls for the basketball player she is helping recover from a career-threatening injury.

Writer: Michael Elliot | Director: Sanaa Hamri | Stars: Queen Latifah, Common, Paula Patton, James Pickens Jr.

23. Seabiscuit (2003)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, History, Sport

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
72 Metascore

True story of the undersized Depression-era racehorse whose victories lifted not only the spirits of the team behind it but also those of their nation.

Writers: Laura Hillenbrand, Gary Ross | Director: Gary Ross | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Jeff Bridges, Elizabeth Banks, Chris Cooper

24. The Natural (1984)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sport

7.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

An unknown comes out of seemingly nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent.

Writers: Bernard Malamud, Roger Towne, Phil Dusenberry | Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Glenn Close, Kim Basinger

25. Ready to Rumble (2000)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Sport

5.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
23 Metascore

Two slacker wrestling fans are devastated by the ousting of their favorite character by an unscrupulous promoter.

Writer: Steven Brill | Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: David Arquette, Oliver Platt, Scott Caan, Bill Goldberg

26. Tender Mercies (1983)

PG | 92 min | Drama, Music

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A broken-down, middle-aged country singer gets a new wife, reaches out to his long-lost daughter, and tries to put his troubled life back together.

Writer: Horton Foote | Director: Bruce Beresford | Stars: Robert Duvall, Tess Harper, Betty Buckley, Wilford Brimley

27. The Great Buck Howard (2008)

PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

6.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
63 Metascore

A young man, much to the chagrin of his father, becomes the new assistant to an illusionist in decline.

Writer: Sean McGinly | Director: Sean McGinly | Stars: Colin Hanks, John Malkovich, Tom Hanks, Emily Blunt

28. Kitchen Confidential (2005– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

8.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

A bad-boy chef runs wild in his New York City eatery.

Creator: David Hemingson | Stars: Bradley Cooper, Nicholas Brendon, John Francis Daley, Jaime King

29. Mr 3000 (2004)

PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
57 Metascore

Aging baseball star who goes by the nickname, Mr. 3000, finds out many years after retirement that he didn't quite reach 3,000 hits. Now at age 47 he's back to try and reach that goal.

Writers: Eric Champnella, Keith Mitchell, Howard Michael Gould | Director: Charles Stone III | Stars: Bernie Mac, Angela Bassett, Michael Rispoli, Brian White

30. It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
56 Metascore

Former musician Frankie Wilde is a legend within the Ibiza club scene for being the most inspired DJ around. On top of that, he has a beautiful model wife named Sonja Slowinski, although ... See full summary »

Writer: Michael Dowse | Director: Michael Dowse | Stars: Paul Kaye, Beatriz Batarda, Kate Magowan, Mike Wilmot

31. This Is It (2009)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Music

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
67 Metascore

A compilation of interviews, rehearsals and backstage footage of Michael Jackson as he prepared for his series of sold-out shows in London.

Director: Kenny Ortega | Stars: Michael Jackson, Alex Al, Alexandra Apjarova, Nick Bass

32. Baby Boom (1987)

PG | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  
53 Metascore

The life of super-yuppie J.C. is thrown into turmoil when she inherits a baby from a distant relative.

Writers: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer | Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Harold Ramis, Kristina Kennedy

33. Soldiers (2010)

108 min | Action, Crime, Drama

8.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A military veteran and former mercenary named Frenchy (JCVD) is haunted by his childhood, as well as his past in the military.

Writer: Jean-Claude Van Damme | Director: Jean-Claude Van Damme | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Claudia Bassols, John Colton, Josef Cannon

34. Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 170 min | Biography, Drama, Music

7.9
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

Writers: Lorna Luft, Robert L. Freedman | Director: Robert Allan Ackerman | Stars: Judy Davis, Victor Garber, Hugh Laurie, John Benjamin Hickey

35. The Swimmer (1968)

Approved | 95 min | Drama

7.7
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Neddy Merrill has been away for most of the Summer. He reappears at a friends pool. As they talk, someone notices that there are pools spanning the entire valley. He decided to jog from ... See full summary »

Writers: Eleanor Perry, John Cheever | Directors: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Janet Landgard, Janice Rule, Tony Bickley

36. Chakde! India (2007)

153 min | Drama, Family, Sport

8.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  
68 Metascore

The story of a hockey player who returns to the game as a coach of a women's hockey team.

Writer: Jaideep Sahni | Director: Shimit Amin | Stars: Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Malvade, Tanya Abrol, Chitrashi Rawat

37. The Mirror Crack'd (1980)

PG | 105 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Jane Marple solves the mystery when a local woman is poisoned and a visiting movie star seems to have been the intended victim.

Writers: Jonathan Hales, Barry Sandler | Director: Guy Hamilton | Stars: Angela Lansbury, Tony Curtis, Rock Hudson, Wendy Morgan

38. My Favorite Year (1982)

PG | 92 min | Comedy

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A dissolute matinee idol is slated to appear on a live TV variety show.

Writers: Norman Steinberg, Dennis Palumbo | Director: Richard Benjamin | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Mark Linn-Baker, Jessica Harper, Joseph Bologna

39. Little Richard (2000 TV Movie)

120 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The story of Little Richard Penniman, from his poor Southern upbringing to dealing with the trials and tribulations of being a black singer in the 1950s, to his born-again phase and brief "retirement" from rock and roll.

Writers: Bill Kerby, Daniel Taplitz | Director: Robert Townsend | Stars: Leon, Jenifer Lewis, Carl Lumbly, Tamala Jones

40. Deal (I) (2008)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

5.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
35 Metascore

As an ex-gambler teaches a hot-shot college kid some things about playing cards, he finds himself pulled into the world series of poker, where his protégé is his toughest competition.

Writers: Gil Cates Jr., Marc Weinstock | Director: Gil Cates Jr. | Stars: Burt Reynolds, Bret Harrison, Maria Mason, Shannon Elizabeth

41. Believe (I) (2013)

PG | 96 min | Drama

5.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
39 Metascore

A young, gifted football player who gets into trouble for a petty crime is brought to the attention of former Manchester United coach Matt Busby, who comes out of retirement to help the boy and his teammates.

Writers: Massimiliano Durante, Carmelo Pennisi, David Scheinmann | Director: David Scheinmann | Stars: Natascha McElhone, Toby Stephens, Brian Cox, Kate Ashfield

42. Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Approved | 126 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

7.8
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A film of the life of the renowned musical composer, playwright, actor, dancer and singer George M. Cohan.

Writers: Robert Buckner, Edmund Joseph | Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: James Cagney, Joan Leslie, Walter Huston, Richard Whorf

43. The Greatest (1977)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

5.6
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatised version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of ... See full summary »

Writers: Muhammad Ali, Herbert Muhammad, Richard Durham, Ring Lardner Jr. | Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine, John Marley, Lloyd Haynes

44. Forced to Fight (2011)

Action

4.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

Blackmailed back into the arena by a ruthless crime boss, a former underground fighting legend must survive a gauntlet of savage matches where losing just one fight... means losing it all.

Writers: Andrew Bronstein, Patrick Dussault, Jonas Quastel | Director: Jonas Quastel | Stars: Peter Weller, Gary Daniels, Arkie Reece, Alexandra Weaver

45. The Country Girl (1954)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Music

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A director hires an alcoholic has-been and strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor's wife, who he believes is the cause of all the man's problems.

Writers: Clifford Odets, George Seaton | Director: George Seaton | Stars: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, William Holden, Anthony Ross

46. Fat City (1972)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Sport

7.5
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

Writer: Leonard Gardner | Director: John Huston | Stars: Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell, Candy Clark

47. The Royal Family (1991–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.0
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Al Royal and his wife Victoria had just settled down to retire when their daughter Elizabeth, newly divorced from a man that Al had always hated, moved back home with her three children, ... See full summary »

Creator: Eddie Murphy | Stars: Della Reese, Mariann Aalda, Sylver Gregory, Larenz Tate

48. Wonderful World (2009)

R | 89 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
48 Metascore

Ben Singer has his cynical worldview darkened by his roommate Ibu's sudden medical situation, though the arrival of Ibu's sister, Khadi, might remedy both men's ills.

Writer: Joshua Goldin | Director: Joshua Goldin | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Sanaa Lathan, Michael Kenneth Williams, Philip Baker Hall

49. Ginger & Fred (1986)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Amelia and Pippo are reunited after several decades to perform their old music-hall act (imitating Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers) on a TV variety show. It's both a touchingly nostalgic ... See full summary »

Writers: Federico Fellini, Tonino Guerra, Tullio Pinelli | Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Giulietta Masina, Franco Fabrizi, Friedrich von Ledebur

50. Agatha Christie's Miss Marple: The Mirror Crack'd from Side to Side (1992 TV Movie)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.4
Rate this
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

At a reception for a fading film star making a screen comeback, a gushing, pushy fan is poisoned by a drink apparently meant for the actress.

Writers: Agatha Christie, T.R. Bowen | Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Joan Hickson, Claire Bloom, Barry Newman, Norman Rodway