Best Boxing Movies of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Rocky

This is the best sports movie I've ever seen in my life! It has been such an inspiration to me. Kudos to the whole team, especially Sylvester Stallone. He has done an incredible job throughout the series. No other movies like Raging Bull, etc., can come close to this masterpiece. This movie is definitely on another level and deserves to be in the number one spot on this list.

Rocky is the best boxing movie, and the other parts too. I can't see how it can ever be compared with a movie like Raging Bull. And Robert De Niro is a fine actor, but he doesn't beat Stallone.

2 Raging Bull

This movie is definitely better than Rocky. It is amazing in story and performance!

You just know it was a great film, definitely a thousand times better than Rocky and the entire series.

3 Creed

I loved this movie! It obviously tries to revive the Rocky series and does it right. I wouldn't put it as the best of the series (maybe in the second to fourth spot), but it does the little things right. The references to the first movie, Rocky, can really touch you. For example, (POTENTIAL SPOILERS) Rocky starts out as a small-time club fighter in Philadelphia while Adonis starts off as a club fighter in Mexico. Rocky gets a title shot at the best fighter in the world, Apollo Creed, while Adonis gets a title shot at the best fighter in the world, "Pretty" Ricky Conlan. Overall, this movie completely revives the franchise in the best way possible. 10/10.

4 Champion
5 Rocky IV

This is the best Rocky movie of the Rocky series. My goodness, this movie has been and still is an amazing inspiration to me. Without a doubt, it should be in the number one spot on this list. It is the best boxing or sports movie of all time. I am pretty sure no other boxing movie can even come close to being this good. This movie is everything you can ask for in a boxing movie, and it inspires us like nothing else!

This amazing movie featured arguably the most brutal knockout in all of boxing history when Ivan Drago knocked out Apollo Creed in round two in Las Vegas.

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6 The Boxer
7 The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg and Christian Bale were both amazing in this movie. They played the part of good characters!

This movie was amazing in an era where boxing movies were getting worse and worse.

Christian Bale puts on a performance like no one has ever seen!

8 Requiem for a Heavyweight
9 The Champ
10 Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby was definitely one of the best boxing movies ever created.

The Contenders
11 Cinderella Man

To me, this is the best boxing movie of all time. It's most compelling because it is both a true story and the original underdog/comeback boxing story. Rocky and Raging Bull may have come before it, but Rocky was fictional, and LaMotta (Raging Bull) came after, not to mention that Raging Bull is a downer (great movie, but hardly inspiring). Jim Braddock was a real fighter, and Cinderella Man tells his story brilliantly and faithfully. Ron Howard, as usual, does a fantastic job, and Russell Crowe was simply excellent. The depiction of the Depression and the family's struggles, juxtaposed against the fights, makes this film the culmination of what all other boxing movies aspire to be.

12 Rocky V

An enjoyable movie, deserves more recognition, was actually a classic movie!

Really underrated. My personal favorite Rocky film.

13 Body and Soul
14 The Quiet Man
15 Ali
16 The Set-Up
17 Rocky Balboa

The best since the original Rocky.

18 Southpaw
19 Rocky II
20 Rocky III
21 Hard Times
22 The Hurricane
23 Creed II
24 Somebody Up There Likes Me
25 Undisputed
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