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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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Vision Quest Madonna, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino

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Beyond the Mat Mick Foley, Vince McMahon

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viru-kumar added Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

73 36
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
viru-kumar added Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

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viru-kumar added Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

118 62
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Chris Abraham added Foxcatcher Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo

56 34
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
viru-kumar added Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

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MichaelAnthony2 added Win Win Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey

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Ready to Rumble Rose McGowan, Randy Savage, Bill Goldberg

31 24
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viru-kumar added Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

23 13
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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

20 12
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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

97 82
Reversal is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Reversal Guido Föhrweißer, Kelly Boone, Justin Spates

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Over the Top Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk, Robert Loggia

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70 76
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No Holds Barred Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Joan Severance

51 36
The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
The Wrestler Vince McMahon, Dusty Rhodes, Ed Asner

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viru-kumar added Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

108 112
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Nacho Libre Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Peter Stormare

53 58
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Body Slam Roddy Piper, Tanya Roberts, Lou Albano

9 8
Dangal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Jennifer Bottrell added Dangal Aamir Khan

32 59
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Paradise Alley Sylvester Stallone, Tom Waits, Terry Funk

30 58
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Grunt! The Wrestling Movie Dick Murdoch, Wally George, Frank Collison

18 38
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The Quest Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

15 38
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RichardBeecher added I Like to Hurt People

11 36
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JayMoore1 added Big Money Hustlas Mick Foley, Shaggy 2 Dope, Harland Williams

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Jeremy Courtney added The One and Only Henry Winkler, William Daniels, Harold Gould

18 62
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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Sumo Do, Sumo Don't Naoto Takenaka, Masahiro Motoki, Misa Shimizu