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List Rules Movies in the Rocky franchise

This list includes all of the Rocky movies, ranked best to worst. Each one of these films features the boxer Rocky Balboa in one of the best movie franchises of all time. Which Rocky movie is your favorite? Vote for the Rocky movies you like the most, and vote down any you didn't like. You can also re-rank this list, in any order you want.

To say that the Rocky film franchise is one of the most successful movie franchises ever would be a huge understatement. All total, these films, each starring Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa, have grossed more than $1 billion. Stallone received Academy Award nominations for Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor for the original Rocky movie, kicking off a massive career that continues today. 'Rocky' did win the Best Picture Oscar, along with a Best Director Academy Award for John G. Avildsen.

Anyone familiar with the Rocky boxing movies knows that they chronicle Rocky Balboa's rise from lowly Philadelphia loan shark collector to Heavyweight Champion of the World. The six Rocky movies were released over a period of three decades, the first being Rocky in 1976. Rocky II followed three years later, paving the way for a sure-fire winning franchise with major box office staying power. Thanks to the spinoff Creed, the series continues with a new lead character.
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Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen and both written by and starring Sylvester Stallone. It tells the rags to riches American Dream story of Rocky Balboa, an ...more

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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto DurĂ¡n Rocky II is a 1979 American film written and directed by and starring Sylvester Stallone, that is the sequel to Rocky, a motion picture in which an unknown boxer had been given a chance to go ...more

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Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith Rocky III, the third installment in the Rocky film series, is a 1982 American motion picture written and directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone as the title character. The movie features ...more

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Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony ...more

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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire Rocky Balboa is the sixth installment in the Rocky franchise, written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone who reprises his role as the title character. The sixth film in the Rocky ...more

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Creed Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson Creed is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Ryan Coogler. The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson ...more

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Rocky V Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Dolph Lundren Rocky V is a 1990 American film. The fifth film in the Rocky series, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, and co-starring Talia Shire, Stallone's real life son Sage, and real life boxer ...more