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1. 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: 60,633 | Gross: $2.06M

2. Ali (2001)

R | 157 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.8
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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: 89,862 | Gross: $58.20M

3. The Harder They Fall (1956)

Passed | 109 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Sport

7.5
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An ex-sportswriter is hired by a shady fight promoter to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable rising star from Argentina.

Director: Mark Robson | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Rod Steiger, Jan Sterling, Mike Lane

Votes: 6,583

4. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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40 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: 177,006 | Gross: $127.87M

5. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | Action, Drama, Sport

7.1
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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: 196,468 | Gross: $70.27M

6. Cinderella Man (2005)

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

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: 169,957 | Gross: $61.65M

7. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.3
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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: 181,122 | Gross: $6.39M

8. Troop Beverly Hills (1989)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Comedy

5.8
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32 Metascore

A soon to be divorced Beverly Hills socialite is determined to prove to her husband and herself that she can finish what she starts out to do, by becoming a den mother to a troop of Beverly Hills Girl Scouts.

Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Shelley Long, Craig T. Nelson, Betty Thomas, Mary Gross

Votes: 8,984 | Gross: $8.51M

9. The Hurricane (1999)

R | 146 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

7.6
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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: 88,219 | Gross: $50.67M

10. Coonskin (1975)

R | 100 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

6.6
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Rabbit, a country-born trickster, takes over the organized crime racket in Harlem, facing opposition from the institutionalized racism of the Mafia and corrupt police.

Director: Ralph Bakshi | Stars: Barry White, Charles Gordone, Scatman Crothers, Philip Michael Thomas

Votes: 2,421

11. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

7.4
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65 Metascore

Friedrich's boxing skills gets him in an elite Nazi high school in a castle in 1942. He enrolls against his dad's wish as it promises a brighter future. It's not what he expected.

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 13,804 | Gross: $0.14M

12. My Life as a Dog (1985)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Comedy

7.6
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82 Metascore

A boy and his brother don't get along well. In order to let their ill mother rest, they're separated and sent each one with their relatives.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Anton Glanzelius, Tomas von Brömssen, Anki Lidén, Melinda Kinnaman

Votes: 17,537 | Gross: $8.35M

13. Rocco and His Brothers (1960)

Not Rated | 177 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

8.3
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84 Metascore

Having recently been uprooted to Milan, Rocco and his four brothers each look for a new way in life when a prostitute comes between Rocco and his brother Simone.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Alain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardot, Claudia Cardinale

Votes: 15,107

14. Soldier of Orange (1977)

R | 165 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

7.7
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During WWII, Dutch students join the resistance movement against the German occupation of the Netherlands.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Jeroen Krabbé, Susan Penhaligon, Edward Fox

Votes: 10,525

15. Arena (1989)

PG-13 | 115 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

5.2
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A human becomes an unlikely rising star in the biggest fighting tournament in the galaxy that's dominated by alien species.

Director: Peter Manoogian | Stars: Paul Satterfield, Hamilton Camp, Claudia Christian, Marc Alaimo

Votes: 2,003

16. Body and Soul (1947)

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

7.6
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A talented boxer's young career hits difficult terrain when an unethical promoter takes interest in him.

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

Votes: 4,071

17. The Great White Hope (1970)

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

6.9
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53 Metascore

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: 2,266 | Gross: $1.56M

18. 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: 6,565 | Gross: $5.88M

19. I Am Durán (2019)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.0
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A one man wrecking-ball who took on the world, transcended his sport and helped inspire a nation to rise up against its CIA funded dictator to achieve independence.

Director: Mat Hodgson | Stars: Oscar De La Hoya, Robert De Niro, Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Votes: 212

20. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews, archival footage, and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,863 | Gross: $0.89M

21. The Ring (I) (1927)

Not Rated | 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: 2,963

22. Ringo, la pelea de su vida (2019)

Romance

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Stars: José Ron, Mariana Torres, César Évora, Jorge Poza

Votes: 9

23. The Greatest (1977)

PG | 101 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.0
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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: 1,280

24. Matilda (1978)

G | 105 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

3.4
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A small-time talent agent discovers an amazing boxing kangaroo and figures to use it as his stepping-stone into the big time.

Director: Daniel Mann | Stars: Elliott Gould, Clive Revill, Harry Guardino, Roy Clark

Votes: 299

25. Sanshiro Sugata, Part Two (1945)

Not Rated | 83 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

6.1
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Sugata returns to prove his judo mastery in a match against Western opponents.

Director: Akira Kurosawa | Stars: Denjirô Ôkôchi, Susumu Fujita, Ryûnosuke Tsukigata, Akitake Kôno

Votes: 1,802

26. Joe and Max (2002 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.7
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True story of boxers Joe Louis and Max Schmeling and their enduring friendship.

Director: Steve James | Stars: Til Schweiger, Leonard Roberts, Richard Roundtree, David Paymer

Votes: 930

27. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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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: 3,044 | Gross: $0.00M

28. Victor Young Perez (2013)

110 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.3
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Victor "Young" Perez , tells the astonishing, harrowing and incredible moving story of a Tunisian Jewish boxer, who became the World Flyweight Champion in 1931 and 1932. Perez started ... See full summary »

Director: Jacques Ouaniche | Stars: Brahim Asloum, Steve Suissa, Isabella de Ligne-La Trémoïlle, Patrick Bouchitey

Votes: 461

29. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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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: 3,220

30. Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (2016 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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Retrospective documentary charting the rise and fall of Muhammad Ali.

Director: Josephine McCusker | Stars: Eddie Butler, Jamillah Ali, Lonnie Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 17

31. Klitschko (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.7
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63 Metascore

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles,... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt | Stars: Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, Bernd Bönte, Pearlman Hicks

Votes: 2,547

32. Who Killed Mary Whats'ername? (1971)

PG | 90 min | Crime, Mystery

6.9
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A prostitute is murdered on the streets of a tough, low-income neighborhood. A diabetic retired boxer who knew her is appalled by the lack of interest shown in the case by the police or ... See full summary »

Director: Ernest Pintoff | Stars: Red Buttons, Sylvia Miles, Alice Playten, Conrad Bain

Votes: 95

33. Manny (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.1
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35 Metascore

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working ... See full summary »

Directors: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Sardo Mejia, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao

Votes: 2,139

34. Champs (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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59 Metascore

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman

Votes: 1,806

35. Le Champion (2019)

74 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

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Le Champion is a feature documentary about poverty and prejudice, determination and boxing. The story begins and ends in Africa, as Sakio Bika searches for love, acceptance and a championship.

Director: Ben Damon | Stars: Belinda Bika, Sam Neill, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard

36. Casablanca Driver (2004)

82 min | Comedy, Sport

5.8
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Spoof documentary comedy set in 1969 about the worlds worst boxer.

Director: Maurice Barthélémy | Stars: Maurice Barthélémy, Jim Carter, Isabelle Nanty, Dieudonné

Votes: 516

37. Man-Proof (1938)

Passed | 75 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.2
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Mimi has tried everything to become the bride to Alan, but he chooses Elizabeth instead. The ironic part is that Mimi's mother writes romance novels and neither one has had any luck with ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: Myrna Loy, Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell, Walter Pidgeon

Votes: 463

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

Not Rated | 94 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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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: 637 | Gross: $0.02M

39. Fallen Champ: The Untold Story of Mike Tyson (1993 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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Filmmaker Barbara Kopple profiles the life and career of former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson and the surrounding events that led to his 1992 6 year prison conviction.

Director: Barbara Kopple | Stars: Mike Tyson, Kevin Rooney, Desiree Washington, Curtis Ratliff

Votes: 158

40. Tyson Unleashed (2010 Video)

49 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.4
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Mike Tyson: controversial, ferocious, savage, brutal. For the first time legendary heavyweight boxing champion Iron Mike talks LIVE to Steve Bunce about his shocking and violent life. Saved... See full summary »

Director: Liam Galvin | Stars: Jane Couch, Greg Herman, Matt Legg, Robin Reid

Votes: 7

41. Hands of Stone: Roberto Durán - A Boxing Legend, A Nation's Pride (2016 Video)

34 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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Stars: Rick Avery, Rubén Blades, Ana de Armas, Robert De Niro

42. Soigne ton gauche (1936)

13 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

6.5
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A boxer is out in the country with his entourage, training for his next fight. Meanwhile, on the farm nearby, Roger is neglecting his chores. As he watches the boxer and his sparring ... See full summary »

Director: René Clément | Stars: Jacques Tati, Max Martel, Louis Robur, Cliville

Votes: 1,217

43. Maravilla, a Fighter Inside and Outside the Ring (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.3
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At 37 years old, time is not on his side. Sergio 'Marvelous' Martinez can drop the best boxers with his lightning strikes, floor the most beautiful women with his devastating looks, and has... See full summary »

Director: Juan Pablo Cadaveira | Stars: Carlos Aguilar, Raoul Roger Anderson, Bob Arum, Darren Baker

Votes: 193

44. J.C. Chávez (2007)

78 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

5.9
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A documentary about the life and career Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez.

Director: Diego Luna | Stars: Julio Cesar Chavez, Julio César Chávez Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Ana Gabriela Guevara

Votes: 936

45. Brutal Glory (1989 Video)

111 min | Action, Adventure, Biography

4.9
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The highly fictionalized making and breaking of Norman Selby, more recognizable as Kid McCoy, the real life American middleweight world boxing champion from the turn of the 20th century.

Director: Koos Roets | Stars: Robert Vaughn, Leah Pinsent, Timothy Brantley, James Ryan

Votes: 66

46. Fight of the Century (1971 TV Special)

64 min | Sport

7.8
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World championship heavyweight boxing live from Madison Square Garden in New York City as the defending champion, Joe Frazier, takes on the undefeated challenger, Muhammad Ali.

Stars: Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, Johnny Addie, Woody Allen

Votes: 23

47. Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! (1987 Video Game)

Comedy, Family, Sport

8.1
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Little Mac, a 17-year-old fighter from the Bronx, ranked number three in the minor circuit, works his way up through the rankings so that he can challenge Mike Tyson, Kid Dynamite, in a dream fight.

Director: Genyo Takeda

Votes: 549

48. Rocky 3 in the Playroom (2012 Video)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

8.4
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Stars: James Fildes, Jessica Fildes

Votes: 5

49. Punch-Out!! (1983 Video Game)

Sport

7.6
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Bronx kid Little Mac is trained by ex-boxer "Doc" Louis so he may gain a name for himself in the World Video Boxing Association, in hopes he can fight the legendary Mr. Dream.

Director: Genyo Takeda

Votes: 476

50. One Is Guilty (1934)

Passed | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama

6.0
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Police Inspector Steve Trent is called to the Radford Arms, a high-rise apartment building that has been taken over by a bank and its apartments now-unoccupied. There, the caretaker "Pop" ... See full summary »

Director: Lambert Hillyer | Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Shirley Grey, Warren Hymer, Rita La Roy

Votes: 12



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