Best Sylvester Stallone Movies

The Top Ten
1 Rocky

Rocky is the film that made Sylvester Stallone big. More than just a boxing movie, Rocky is an underdog story about an unknown club fighter who overcomes the odds in his life and in the ring, going the distance against Heavyweight Champion Apollo Creed.

I will say that if Rocky is number 1, First Blood is right behind it at 1A. A lot of Stallone movies are just straight-up action films, but First Blood was so much more than that. I believe the film was a statement that stood up for all Vietnam veterans who were mistreated as they returned home from a war that everyone wanted to forget.

Many of our vets couldn't forget the war. In many ways, although I'm sure they wanted to. This film is for those heroes and represents a hard lesson for all of us regarding how our soldiers were treated after all they endured over there.

Both films are classics, and I do like Over the Top a lot. I think Over the Top is a different role for Sly, but it's a really good story. I really like Cobra, and I thought Rocky II should be way higher. It's almost as good as the first Rocky and it completes the story between Rocky and Apollo on many levels.

The fourth Rambo is very overrated. I didn't like the story at all. It's great if you like blood and guts everywhere, but I look for more than that in a movie. I'd definitely put Demolition Man above it.

Stallone had a great movie career that's definitely on the downside now. The Rocky and Rambo series will be most of his lasting identity as we look back on his film career.

2 First Blood

This movie is an old-school classic. This is what a mediocre movie would be like in the '80s, and if it is that good, then you know what films were like back then!

Very good movie, especially among the Vietnam vets who gave their lives for the war. And judging them is very wrong.

Great movie. Before Rambo II and Rambo III, there was John J. Rambo, a war veteran who was vagrant and made a one-man war for resisting arrest.

3 Rocky IV

There were emotions in the last fight. Rocky was fighting not for a trophy, but to take revenge for his coach and friend.

I remember being in the video shop with my dad when this first came out, and the price to buy it was £80! You can buy the DVD and a player to play it on now for that price.

Rocky Balboa vs. Ivan Drago. Amazing fight, Balboa's hardest challenge.

4 Cliffhanger

Maybe the best action movie ever made. So many stunts, so much great scenery, just great!

5 Demolition Man

Awesome movie! Stallone is one of my favorite actors. Come on now, you gotta love this guy even if you hate life itself. Stallone is super awesome!

Hardcore action with amusing phrases. Stallone and Snipes complement each other so well. It makes the movie amazing.

Love this movie! Amusing, action-packed, and includes Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Benjamin Bratt, and best of all, Denis Leary!

6 Rambo

I'm a real Stallone fan and have all of his movies, but this for me was the best. Action from the word go, or as I sometimes call it, a blood and guts fest. And this is from a lady of 65. He can act, write, direct. What can't he do?

This movie was awesome. Just straight violence. I loved that it didn't have too much of a story plot - just simple and to the point.

I really love the way action was taken. Violence seems realistic, and it really brings passion while watching this.

7 Rocky II

Awesome story and awesome picture.

8 Cop Land

Along with his films Rocky and Rocky Balboa, it's Stallone's best acting performance. Great acting from his co-stars and an excellent cast with Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, and Ray Liotta.

Everyone should watch this movie, including Stallone haters. You may change your mind. Sly can act very well.

9 The Expendables

Excellent to see Sly with Jason as his sidekick!

I like this movie very much. I really want to have a third part of The Expendables.

10 Rocky Balboa

Easily top 3, it doesn't get the credit due to Stallone's advanced age. It had a great story, new infusions to the cast, and Rocky had deeper thoughts and emotions. Escape Plan deserves more love too. It's way better than Cobra, Over the Top, and Judge Dredd.

My third favorite of the Rocky franchise. It could be a few spots higher. Expendables 2 is way better than the original, and Escape Plan needs more love too.

This movie is really inspiring. It makes me think about life, and it shows that anything can happen if you really put your effort into it 100%.

The Contenders
11 Creed

Terrific movie. Sly's acting is just perfect in this movie. No doubt, he should have won Best Supporting Actor.

12 Over the Top

He drives trucks and breaks arms. That's the plot of this movie. Probably my second favorite Sylvester Stallone movie.

It was such a touching movie about a father and son. I will give it five stars. It is a movie I will watch over and over again.

This movie was very dumb. I enjoyed every second!

13 Lock Up

Love this movie. I'm a big fan of his movies.

This is the first western movie that I ever watched. I was 5 years old when I watched this one. It's the best of the best film, I think.

My favorite Stallone movie because it had emotional content.

14 Rambo - First Blood Part 2

This was pure iconic Stallone. He used his skills and gadgets to decimate the Russians. Best Rambo movie, best action movie, and by far the best Stallone movie! (As good as First Blood and Rocky may be.)

How is this not higher? Where I come from, this is probably his second most popular movie.

This movie's story was, in my opinion, better than the first. It combines action with elements from the first film.

15 The Expendables 2

That was the best action film I've ever watched. Imagine, all the Hollywood stars are in that movie.

16 Rocky III

Obviously, the correct answer is objectively Rocky, but this is the best of the sequels and deserves to be a LOT higher. People really think Rocky IV is better? Weird.

Totally the best Rocky movie and the coolest Sylvester Stallone. Rocky III for life!

This movie shows the real-life experiences when you get overconfident.

17 Cobra

Cobra is an awesome, entertaining, and amazing movie! It is extremely underrated. A lot more people should see this movie!

How is Cobra not in the top ten?! This is the ultimate tough-guy movie. Action-packed! Beats out all other Stallone movies!

This movie is special, so please vote for it, will you? I mean, this is one of the movies that set the standards for years to come!

18 Nighthawks

One of the best thriller-suspense movies ever made. Sly in a brand-new beard look. Something that's worth your time.

19 Rambo III

Perfect action movie with great scenes in Afghanistan and also some parts of Pakistan. Rambo looks perfect with his muscular body.

Rambo III is a super movie. It's super action.

20 Judge Dredd

One of the great movies. Much better than the 2012 "Dredd." Sly rocks. He looks great in the Judge Dredd role.

21 Tango & Cash

Tango & Cash is definitely one of Sly's most badass movies of his whole career. Full of humor and action, Tango & Cash is definitely one of Sly's best movies of all time.

WHAT? Have you people never seen this movie? Classic... enough said.

22 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
23 The Specialist
24 Creed II
25 Rambo: Last Blood
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