Best Fight Films

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1. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

69 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion 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: 441,749 | Gross: $117.24M

2. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

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: 159,126 | Gross: $6.39M

3. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

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: 143,597 | Gross: $125.05M

4. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

42 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

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

Votes: 155,202 | Gross: $127.87M

5. Rocky V (1990)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Sport

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: 106,786 | Gross: $40.95M

6. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Sport

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: 179,663 | Gross: $70.27M

7. Undisputed 3: Redemption (2010 Video)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Boyka is back. This time he is fighting in the first ever inter-prison tournament with one knee.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Mykel Shannon Jenkins, Mark Ivanir, Hristo Shopov

Votes: 34,008

8. Undisputed 2: Last Man Standing (2006 Video)

R | 98 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers is sent to a Russian Jail on trumped-up drug charges.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Michael Jai White, Scott Adkins, Ben Cross, Eli Danker

Votes: 29,190

9. Blood and Bone (2009)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

In Los Angeles, an ex-con takes the underground fighting world by storm in his quest to fulfill a promise to a dead friend.

Director: Ben Ramsey | Stars: Michael Jai White, Julian Sands, Eamonn Walker, Dante Basco

Votes: 28,144

10. Southpaw (2015)

R | 124 min | Drama, Sport

57 Metascore

A champion boxer fights to get his daughter back from child protective services as well as revive his professional career, after a fatal incident sends him on a rampant path of destruction.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 186,584 | Gross: $52.42M

11. Warrior (2011)

PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport

71 Metascore

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison

Votes: 382,751 | Gross: $13.66M

12. Never Back Down (2008)

PG-13 | 110 min | Action, Drama, Sport

39 Metascore

A frustrated and conflicted teenager arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting.

Director: Jeff Wadlow | Stars: Sean Faris, Djimon Hounsou, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet

Votes: 87,609 | Gross: $24.85M

13. Never Back Down 2: The Beatdown (2011 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Four fighters with different backgrounds come together to train under an ex-MMA rising star and then ultimately have to fight each other.

Director: Michael Jai White | Stars: Michael Jai White, Dean Geyer, Alex Meraz, Todd Duffee

Votes: 15,815

14. Green Street 3: Never Back Down (2013)

R | 93 min | Action, Drama

An old firm leader returns to Green Street for revenge after receiving a call that his little brother was killed, but is he able to cope with a new type of hooliganism and can he find his killer?

Director: James Nunn | Stars: Scott Adkins, Kacey Clarke, Joey Ansah, Jack Doolan

Votes: 4,558

15. Undisputed (2002)

R | 94 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

When heavyweight champion George "Iceman" Chambers lands in prison, the resident gangster arranges a boxing match with the reigning prison champ.

Director: Walter Hill | Stars: Wesley Snipes, Ving Rhames, Peter Falk, Michael Rooker

Votes: 25,453 | Gross: $12.40M

16. Bloodsport (1988)

R | 92 min | Action, Biography, Drama

29 Metascore

Follows Frank Dux, an American martial artist serving in the military, who decides to leave the army to compete in a martial arts tournament in Hong Kong where fights to the death can occur.

Director: Newt Arnold | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Leah Ayres, Norman Burton

Votes: 65,720 | Gross: $11.81M

17. Beatdown (2010)

R | 90 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Brandon, a respected street fighter, is forced to flee the city after his brother is murdered and the money that was supposed to be paid back to a local gangster is stolen. While lying low ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Gunther | Stars: Danny Trejo, Eric Balfour, Rudy Youngblood, Michael Bisping

Votes: 1,112

18. Circle of Pain (2010 Video)

R | 90 min | Action, Drama

Following a fighting accident, Dalton Hunt retired from the world of mixed martial arts at the top of his game. As Dalton is lured back into the world of fighting, he strides to become the warrior he once was.

Director: Daniel Zirilli | Stars: Bai Ling, Dean Cain, Tony Schiena, Heath Herring

Votes: 983

19. Cinderella Man (2005)

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

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: 160,689 | Gross: $61.65M

20. Damage (2009)

R | 102 min | Action, Drama

An ex-con battles it out in the cage to pay for the operation that would save the daughter of his victim. Along the way he finds fatherly love, and friendship, in the most unlikely of places.

Director: Jeff King | Stars: Steve Austin, Walton Goggins, Laura Vandervoort, Donnelly Rhodes

Votes: 6,367

21. Ring of Death (2008 TV Movie)

82 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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Director: Bradford May | Stars: Johnny Messner, Stacy Keach, Charlotte Ross, Frank Sivero

Votes: 896

22. Locked Down (2010)

R | 99 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Danny, a respected cop, is setup after an investigation goes wrong. While laying low in his new jail cell, Danny is forced to get involved in the inmates underground cage fighting circuit. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Zirilli | Stars: Tony Schiena, Rashad Evans, Vinnie Jones, Dwier Brown

Votes: 2,353

23. Never Surrender (2009)

R | 87 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

From the cage to the big screen, the world's greatest Mixed Martial Arts Champions come together for the first time in a major motion picture. When an MMA world champion is lured into the ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Echavarria | Stars: Hector Echavarria, Patrick Kilpatrick, James Russo, Georges St-Pierre

Votes: 1,742

24. The Fighter (I) (2010)

R | 116 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

79 Metascore

Based on the story of Micky Ward, a fledgling boxer who tries to escape the shadow of his more famous but troubled older boxing brother and get his own shot at greatness.

Director: David O. Russell | Stars: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo

Votes: 303,162 | Gross: $93.62M

25. Unrivaled (2010)

R | 109 min | Action, Drama, Sport

The best fighter in the world works two jobs. The only problem... he doesn't know he's the best. Ringo Duran, the son of Gracie Duran, a famous Argentinian kick boxer, works two jobs to ... See full summary »

Director: Warren P. Sonoda | Stars: Hector Echavarria, Steven Yaffee, Nicholas Campbell, Jordan Madley

Votes: 794

26. Dragon Eyes (2012)

R | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In St. Jude, drug dealers and corrupt cops have destroyed an urban neighborhood. But newcomer, Hong, has the fighting skills and moral vision to save this town from itself.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Cung Le, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Johnny Holmes, Peter Weller

Votes: 5,095

27. The Boxer (I) (2009)

R | 94 min | Action, Drama, Sport

An old boxing coach helps a young ex-con and teaches him how to box and try to become a professional.

Director: Thomas Jahn | Stars: Kelly Adams, Gregor Bador, Frank Braun, Marco Böhme

Votes: 523

28. Gladiator (1992)

R | 101 min | Action, Drama, Sport

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

Director: Rowdy Herrington | Stars: James Marshall, Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Richard Lexsee

Votes: 7,235 | Gross: $9.22M

29. Kickboxer (1989)

R | 97 min | Action, Sport, Thriller

33 Metascore

Kurt Sloane must learn the ancient kick boxing art of Muay Thai in order to avenge his brother.

Directors: Mark DiSalle, David Worth | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, Michel Qissi

Votes: 42,229 | Gross: $14.70M

30. Bloodsport 2 (1996)

R | 90 min | Action, Sport

After thief Alex Cardo gets caught while stealing an ancient katana in East Asia, he soon finds himself imprisoned and beaten up by the crowd there. Especially one of the guards, Demien, ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Mehrez | Stars: Daniel Bernhardt, James Hong, Pat Morita, Donald Gibb

Votes: 2,572 | Gross: $0.68M

31. Forced to Fight (2011)

Not Rated | 101 min | Action

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.

Director: Jonas Quastel | Stars: Peter Weller, Gary Daniels, Arkie Reece, Alexandra Weaver

Votes: 634

32. Unleashed (2005)

R | 103 min | Action, Crime, Drama

58 Metascore

A man enslaved by the mob since childhood and raised into behaving like a human attack dog escapes his captors and attempts to start a new life.

Director: Louis Leterrier | Stars: Jet Li, Bob Hoskins, Morgan Freeman, Kerry Condon

Votes: 91,325 | Gross: $24.52M

33. Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

69 Metascore

When the head of a statue sacred to a village is stolen, a young martial artist goes to the big city and finds himself taking on the underworld to retrieve it.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Petchtai Wongkamlao, Pumwaree Yodkamol, Suchao Pongwilai

Votes: 65,216 | Gross: $4.56M

34. The Protector (2005)

R | 111 min | Action, Crime, Drama

52 Metascore

A young fighter named Kham must go to Australia to retrieve his stolen elephant. With the help of a Thai-born Australian detective, Kham must take on all comers, including a gang led by an evil woman and her two deadly bodyguards.

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, Nathan Jones, Xing Jin, Petchtai Wongkamlao

Votes: 32,372 | Gross: $11.91M

35. In Hell (2003)

R | 98 min | Action, Thriller, Drama

A man must survive a prison where hardened criminals battle to the death for the wardens' entertainment.

Director: Ringo Lam | Stars: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lawrence Taylor, Lloyd Battista, Carlos Gómez

Votes: 16,696

36. Tom yum goong 2 (2013)

R | 104 min | Action

45 Metascore

When the owner of a major elephant camp is murdered, Kham finds himself the number one suspect and on the run from both the police and the deceased's vengeful twin nieces. But luck is on ... See full summary »

Director: Prachya Pinkaew | Stars: Tony Jaa, RZA, Petchtai Wongkamlao, JeeJa Yanin

Votes: 5,833 | Gross: $0.00M

37. Ninja: Shadow of a Tear (2013)

R | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Ninjitsu master Casey is back and out for revenge when his pregnant wife is murdered.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Kane Kosugi, Mika Hijii, Markus Waldow

Votes: 9,631

38. El Gringo (2012)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama

A man crossing into Mexico with a satchel of $2,000,000, and a bloody past, finds himself under sudden attack in the sleepy town of El Fronteras.

Director: Eduardo Rodriguez | Stars: Scott Adkins, Petar Bachvarov, Zachary Baharov, Mimoza Bazova

Votes: 5,215

39. Ninja (2009)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A westerner named Casey, studying Ninjutsu in Japan, is asked by the Sensei to return to New York to protect the legendary Yoroi Bitsu, an armored chest that contains the weapons of the last Koga Ninja.

Director: Isaac Florentine | Stars: Scott Adkins, Tsuyoshi Ihara, Mika Hijii, Todd Jensen

Votes: 10,719

40. Tapped Out (2014)

R | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sport

A disgruntled teenager, sent to do community service at a rundown Karate school, enters an MMA tournament to face the man who killed his parents.

Director: Allan Ungar | Stars: Michael Biehn, Cody Hackman, Krzysztof Soszynski, Anderson Silva

Votes: 1,921

41. Annapolis (2006)

PG-13 | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

37 Metascore

Set against the backdrop of boxing at the Naval Academy, centers on a young man from the wrong side of the tracks whose dream of attending Annapolis becomes a reality.

Director: Justin Lin | Stars: James Franco, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Donnie Wahlberg

Votes: 18,950 | Gross: $17.13M

42. Grudge Match (2013)

PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport

35 Metascore

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout, thirty years after their last match.

Director: Peter Segal | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger, Alan Arkin

Votes: 51,622 | Gross: $29.81M

43. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

74 Metascore

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Director: Norman Jewison | Stars: Denzel Washington, Vicellous Shannon, Deborah Kara Unger, Liev Schreiber

Votes: 83,045 | Gross: $50.67M

44. Bleed for This (2016)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

62 Metascore

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 sport's most incredible comebacks.

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

Votes: 18,722 | Gross: $4.85M

45. Hands of Stone (2016)

R | 111 min | Action, Biography, Drama

54 Metascore

The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

Director: Jonathan Jakubowicz | Stars: Edgar Ramírez, Usher Raymond, Robert De Niro, Rubén Blades

Votes: 11,558 | Gross: $4.71M

46. Eliminators (2016)

R | 94 min | Action

A former US Federal Agent must abandon the witness protection program and come out of hiding when his London home is invaded in error due to a wrong address. When the event ends with ... See full summary »

Director: James Nunn | Stars: Scott Adkins, Stu Bennett, Daniel Caltagirone, James Cosmo

Votes: 2,748

47. Boyka: Undisputed (2016 Video)

R | 86 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In the fourth installment of the fighting franchise, Boyka is shooting for the big leagues when an accidental death in the ring makes him question everything he stands for.

Director: Todor Chapkanov | Stars: Scott Adkins, Teodora Duhovnikova, Alon Aboutboul, Julian Vergov

Votes: 19,006

48. Creed (2015)

PG-13 | 133 min | Drama, Sport

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: 195,936 | Gross: $109.77M

49. Accident Man (2018)

R | 105 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

Mike Fallon, the Accident Man, is a stone cold killer whose methodical hits baffle the police and delight his clients. He is the best at what he does. But when a loved one is dragged into ... See full summary »

Director: Jesse V. Johnson | Stars: Scott Adkins, Ray Stevenson, Ashley Greene, David Paymer

Votes: 3,368