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Professional wrestling is one of the most entertaining spectator sports in the world, but it's a far cry from the extracurricular activity high school boys call "wrestling." This a list of the best wrestling movies ever made, from Vision Quest to The Wrestler to Foxcatcher. These movies about wrestling are known for their plot, stunts, cast etc., If you have an opinion on which wrestling movie truly stands out from the rest, please vote on this list or add film titles that have been left off. When thinking of wrestling movie names, the titles on this list generally come to mind.

What is the best wrestling movie ever? Most of these are iconic or memorable in some way. This wrestling movies list can be sorted by cast, director, year, or more. Click on the best wrestling movie titles to know more about the the best wrestling movies. Vote on your favorite wrestling movies here. This is a wrestling movies list. For other interesting movie lists check out the baseball movies list and boxing films list.

These may not be all the wrestling movies ever, but they are the best.

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The Wrestler Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei

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+ - 366 109
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Vision Quest Madonna, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino

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+ - 213 82
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Beyond the Mat Mick Foley, Vince McMahon

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+ - 77 28
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Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

5
+ - 70 34
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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+ - 59 28
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Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

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+ - 115 61
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Foxcatcher Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo

8
+ - 54 31
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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+ - 64 42
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Win Win Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey

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+ - 123 92
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Ready to Rumble Rose McGowan, Randy Savage, Bill Goldberg

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+ - 29 23
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Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

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+ - 21 12
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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

13
+ - 95 81
Reversal is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Reversal Guido Föhrweißer, Kelly Boone, Justin Spates

14
+ - 72 76
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Over the Top Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk, Robert Loggia

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+ - 70 74
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No Holds Barred Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Joan Severance

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+ - 18 11
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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

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+ - 50 35
The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
The Wrestler Vince McMahon, Dusty Rhodes, Ed Asner

18
+ - 24 26
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Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

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+ - 108 110
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Nacho Libre Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Peter Stormare

20
+ - 53 56
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Body Slam Roddy Piper, Tanya Roberts, Lou Albano

21
+ - 9 6
Dangal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Dangal Aamir Khan

22
+ - 32 57
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Paradise Alley Sylvester Stallone, Tom Waits, Terry Funk

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+ - 18 36
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The Quest Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

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+ - 29 57
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Grunt! The Wrestling Movie Dick Murdoch, Wally George, Frank Collison

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+ - 15 36
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+ - 11 34
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Big Money Hustlas Mick Foley, Shaggy 2 Dope, Harland Williams

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+ - 1 1
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The One and Only Henry Winkler, William Daniels, Harold Gould

28
+ - 18 60
Blood Circus is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Blood Circus Ox Baker, Jon Harris, Dave Ellis

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+ - 14 53
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+ - 12 56
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Sumo Do, Sumo Don't Naoto Takenaka, Masahiro Motoki, Misa Shimizu