Favorite Muhammad Ali Film

by Dibyayan_Chakravorty | created - 04 Jun 2016 | updated - 10 Jun 2016 | Public

Which of these popular titles based on the boxing legend Muhammad Ali's life is your favorite, or if you haven't seen any then which one would you most like to watch?

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1. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

65 Metascore

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann | Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles

Votes: 88,872 | Gross: $58.20M

2. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 13,995 | Gross: $2.67M

3. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

55 Metascore

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 2,996 | Gross: $0.00M

4. The Greatest (1977)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatized 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 »

Director: Tom Gries | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine, John Marley, Lloyd Haynes

Votes: 1,257

5. Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee (1969)

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

77 Metascore

He's the greatest fighter of all time. A sports icon that is loved throughout the world. A man driven by his ambition to be the best. Muhammad Ali is a name that to this day puts fear in ... See full summary »

Director: William Klein | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Sonny Liston, Angelo Dundee, Jack Nilon

Votes: 634 | Gross: $0.02M

6. a.k.a. Cassius Clay (1970)

PG | 79 min | Documentary, Sport

The documentary story of Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay)--the heavyweight boxing champion whose style and courage captured the imagination of the world.

Director: Jim Jacobs | Stars: Richard Kiley, Muhammad Ali, Cus D'Amato, Floyd Patterson

Votes: 603

7. Champions Forever (1989)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

No other film has the sweeping review of Ali's greatest fights, the legendary fight footage, and the real time relevant comments and conversations with the men who made him "The Greatest." ... See full summary »

Director: Dimitri Logothetis | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier, Larry Holmes

Votes: 162

8. Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story (1996 TV Movie)

348 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Muhammad Ali is the best fighter!

Directors: Joseph Consentino, Sandra Consentino | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Khalilah 'Belinda' Ali, Rahman Ali, Julian Bond

Votes: 1,017

9. Muhammad and Larry (1980)

TV-G | 26 min | Documentary, Short, Sport

An American documentary film about the 1980 heavyweight title fight between the aging Muhammad Ali and his former sparring partner Larry Holmes for an unprecedented fourth title.

Directors: Albert Maysles, David Maysles | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Drew Bundini Brown, Angelo Dundee, Larry Holmes

Votes: 732

10. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 3,175

11. The Trials of Muhammad Ali (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

74 Metascore

The legal battles of the great American boxer against being conscripted into the US military during the Vietnam War.

Director: Bill Siegel | Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Muhammad Ali, David Susskind, George W. Bush

Votes: 969 | Gross: $0.06M

12. The Rumble in the Jungle (1974)

80 min | Documentary, Sport

Thirty-Two year-old Muhammad Ali takes on what was at that time, one of the most powerful boxers in the history of the sport, in one last shot at greatness. Ali employs his "rope-a-dope" ... See full summary »

Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Marv Albert, Ferdie Pacheco

Votes: 600

13. Thrilla in Manila (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

A filmed recounting of the final championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1975.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Joe Frazier, Marvis Frazier, Thomas Hauser, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 800

14. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama

Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, Ed Begley Jr., Peter Gerety

Votes: 2,201

15. Ali: An American Hero (2000 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

Interprets Cassius Clay's life, his Muslim transformation into Muhammad Ali and his 1974 fight with George Foreman for the heavyweight championship.

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: David Ramsey, Clarence Williams III, Joe Morton, Vondie Curtis-Hall

Votes: 193

17. Muhammad Ali: Made in Miami (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 55 min | Biography

Explores the critical role that Miami played in the evolution of one of the most significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali (né Cassius Clay).

Directors: Gaspar González, Alan Tomlinson | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Sonny Armbrister, Harry Benson, Henry Cooper

Votes: 744



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