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1. Creed II (2018)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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66 Metascore

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Director: Steven Caple Jr. | Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad

Votes: 84,133 | Gross: $115.72M

2. Rocky Balboa (2006)

PG | 102 min | 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: 193,741 | Gross: $70.27M

3. Rocky III (1982)

PG | 99 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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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: 160,845 | Gross: $125.05M

4. Rocky II (1979)

PG | 119 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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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: 177,454 | Gross: $6.39M

5. The Harder They Fall (1956)

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

7.6
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Down-on-his-luck ex-sportswriter Eddie Willis is hired by shady fight promoter Nick Benko to promote his latest find, an unknown but easily exploitable phenom from Argentina.

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

Votes: 6,432

6. Death to Smoochy (2002)

R | 109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.3
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38 Metascore

A kids show host, Rainbow Randolph, is fired in disgrace while his replacement, Sheldon Mopes, aka Smoochy the Rhino, finds himself a rising star. Unfortunately for Sheldon, the business of kids television isn't all child's play.

Director: Danny DeVito | Stars: Robin Williams, Edward Norton, Catherine Keener, Danny DeVito

Votes: 37,542 | Gross: $8.36M

7. Tyson (1995 TV Movie)

Unrated | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.3
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The story of Mike Tyson. From his early days as a 12 year old amateur with a powerful punch, to the undisputed title of "Heavyweight Champion of the World", and ultimately to his conviction... See full summary »

Director: Uli Edel | Stars: George C. Scott, Paul Winfield, Michael Jai White, James Sikking

Votes: 1,831

8. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Sport

7.8
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Mountain Rivera, a punchy has-been managed by the unprincipled Maish, is mauled in a fight and forced to quit boxing. Can his devoted cutman and a sympathetic social worker help him find a ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Nelson | Stars: Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Julie Harris

Votes: 3,635

9. Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

PG-13 | 112 min | Drama, Sport

6.7
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55 Metascore

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Director: Rod Lurie | Stars: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo

Votes: 19,745 | Gross: $3.17M

10. 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: 11,767 | Gross: $0.89M

11. 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: 2,999 | Gross: $0.00M

12. Gentleman Jim (1942)

Approved | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.6
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As bareknuckled boxing enters the modern era, brash extrovert Jim Corbett uses new rules and dazzlingly innovative footwork to rise to the top of the top of the boxing world.

Director: Raoul Walsh | Stars: Errol Flynn, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale

Votes: 2,996

13. 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: 3,179

14. Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson (2004)

TV-PG | 214 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.3
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The story of Jack Johnson, the first African-American Heavyweight boxing champion.

Director: Ken Burns | Stars: Jack Johnson, Keith David, Samuel L. Jackson, Adam Arkin

Votes: 1,264

15. 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: 1,787

16. Boxing Bloopers (2007 Video)

2 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

7.2
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A short blooper reel from the filming of Rocky Balboa.

Stars: A.J. Benza, Tony Burton, Joe Cortez, Lou DiBella

Votes: 190

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

Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.0
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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: 15

18. 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: 2,509

19. Thrilla in Manila (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

7.9
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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: 801

20. Dempsey (1983 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

6.4
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True story about Jack Dempsey, one of the most famous professional US boxers who made his name in the 1920's as the world heavyweight champion and media sensation.

Director: Gus Trikonis | Stars: Treat Williams, Sam Waterston, Sally Kellerman, Victoria Tennant

Votes: 168

21. Foreman (2017)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.9
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A retrospective look at the boxing career of George Foreman.

Director: Chris Perkel | Stars: George Foreman Jr., Ralph Cooper, George Foreman, Jim Brown

Votes: 220

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

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.4
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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: 155

23. Champions Forever (1989)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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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

24. 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: 635 | Gross: $0.02M

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

348 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.1
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Muhammad Ali is the best fighter!

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

Votes: 1,018

26. Sky Sports World Championship Boxing (1989– )

Sport

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Live Sky Sports coverage of world title fights, eliminators and undercard matches.

Stars: Adam Smith, Eddie Hearn, Anna Woolhouse, Michael Buffer

Votes: 10

27. Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears (2011)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.4
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They say that Philadelphia is the capital of boxing and Joe Frazier's Gym is the White House. This is the story of a father, a son and a forgotten legacy. Joe Frazier has been lost in ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Todd | Stars: George Benton, Angelo Dundee, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 25

28. Kings of the Ring: Four Legends of Heavyweight Boxing (2000 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.6
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Director: Bud Greenspan | Stars: Will Lyman, Jack Johnson, Jack Dempsey, Joe Louis

Votes: 37

29. 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: 22

30. Live Boxing (2016– )

Sport

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Live coverage of British boxing bouts on Dave presented by Andy Shepherd.

Stars: David Haye, Andy Shepherd, Ronald McIntosh, Shane McGuigan

31. Joe Louis: America's Hero... Betrayed (2008 TV Movie)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.5
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An American story. Traces the career of Joe Louis (1914-1981) within the context of American racial consciousness: his difficulty getting big fights early in his career, the pride of ... See full summary »

Stars: Joe Louis, Joe Louis Barrow Jr., Randy Roberts, Dick Gregory

Votes: 123

32. Tyson Unleashed (2010 Video)

49 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

8.2
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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: 6

33. Muhammad Ali's All-Star 60th Birthday Celebration! (2002 TV Special)

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Director: Bruce Gowers | Stars: Laila Ali, Muhammad Ali, India Arie, Lance Bass

Votes: 45

34. When Ali Came to Britain (2012 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

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The story of Muhammad Ali's visits to Britain over almost five decades - including his trainer Angelo Dundee, the boxers he fought, journalists who knew him and friends that he made.

Director: Gareth Williams | Stars: David Harewood, Richard Towers, Muhammad Ali, Eamonn Andrews

35. Ali: Still the Greatest (2012– )

Sport

8.3
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Des Lynam and Barry McGuigan look back at some of Muhammad Ali's greatest fights.

Stars: Des Lynam, Barry McGuigan, Reg Gutteridge, Leon Spinks

Votes: 6

36. Ali Rap (2006 TV Movie)

Sport

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Director: Joseph Maar | Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Khaliah Ali, Muhammad Ali, Adam Carolla

Votes: 40

37. The Fight (2004– )

240 min | Documentary, Sport

8.1
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The story of boxing, centred around four of the best bouts ever fought, and told in the words of the greatest fighters, trainers, promoters and commentators.

Stars: Birol Tarkan Yildiz, Anthony Howell, Ferdie Pacheco, Angelo Dundee

Votes: 17

38. Rocky 3 in the Playroom (2012 Video)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Sport

8.7
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Stars: James Fildes, Jessica Fildes

Votes: 6

39. In This Corner: Joe Frazier (1980 TV Movie)

Documentary, Biography, Sport

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Director: Glenn A. McCurdy | Star: Joe Frazier

40. Mike Tyson: The Inside Story (1995 Video)

Documentary, Biography

6.6
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Star: Mike Tyson

Votes: 16

41. The Valleys Fighter (2015 TV Movie)

39 min | Documentary, Sport

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Stars: Eddie Butler, Pete Bartlett, Joe Calzaghe, Tommy Farr

42. The Story of the Rumble in the Jungle (2014 Video)

4 min | Short, Sport

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Stars: Lonnie Ali, Jim Brown, George Foreman, Muhammad Ali

43. Joe Frazier vs. Manuel Ramos (1968)

Sport

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Stars: Johnny Addie, Gil Clancy, Don Dunphy, Joe Frazier

44. BBC North West Tonight (1984– )
Episode: 13 October 2016: Nightly Bulletin (2016)

11 min | News

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Stars: Roger Johnson, Bill McWilliam, Marie Lyon, Peter Fury

45. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 26 April 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018)

30 min | News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Lucy Meacock, Ann O'Connor, Tom Evans

46. Granada Reports (1992– )
Episode: 30 November 2018: Evening Bulletin (2018)

30 min | News

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Stars: Tony Morris, Ann O'Connor, Robert Nisbet, Andy Burnham

47. Boxing on 5 (2013– )
Episode: British Heavyweight Championship: Sam Sexton vs. Hughie Fury (2018)

119 min | Sport

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Live coverage of Sam Sexton vs. Hughie Fury at Bolton Whites Hotel, plus undercard coverage of Savannah Marshall vs. Ester Konecna, Peter McDonagh vs. Peter Kramer, Reece Cartwright vs. Juan Monzon and Yusuf Safa vs. Jose Aguilar.

Stars: Paul Dempsey, Jose Aguilar, Reece Cartwright, Paul Edwards

48. Boxing on 5 (2013– )
Episode: Commonwealth Bantamweight Title: Lee McGregor vs. Thomas Essomba (2018)

105 min | Sport

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Live coverage from York Hall, London as Lee McGregor (Scotland) faces Thomas Essomba (Cameroon) - Commonwealth Bantamweight Title. Martin Bakole Ilunga Vs. Michael Hunter (USA) and Chantelle Cameron Vs. Dahiana Santana.

Stars: Martin Bakole Ilunga, Chantelle Cameron, Phil Edwards, Thomas Essomba

49. Head Hunters (2019– )
Episode: Episode #1.4 (2019)

44 min | Game-Show

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Guitar bands, famous families, romcoms and boxing are among the categories of question that will test today's candidates in this edition of the quiz show.

Director: Chris Power | Star: Rob Beckett

50. Good Morning Britain (2014– )
Episode: Episode dated 1 October 2018 (2018)

News, Talk-Show

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The chancellor launches a Tory fight back on the economy; is James Bond a baddie?; plus, Piers and Susanna interview the heavyweight boxing champions, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, live in the studio.

Director: Erron Gordon | Stars: Piers Morgan, Susanna Reid, Ranvir Singh, Priti Patel



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