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The Best Muhammad Ali Movies of All Time

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List RulesAny film or documentary that stars Muhammad Ali (Cassius Clay in his early years).

What are the best Muhammad Ali films and documentaries? Movie and boxing fans rank all of Muhammad Ali's movies and documentaries from best to worst. Trailers featuring Ali included when available. As arguably the greatest boxer of all time, Ali has both been the subject of about as many documentary films as any 20th century human can be, and has also appeared in studio movies.

The order of these top Muhammad Ali films is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Muhammad Ali movies will be at the top of the list. Muhammad Ali is known as the greatest; films of Ali have always been able to find an audience, though it would be debatable if any of these would be high on the list of best boxing movies of all time. 

If you think the best Muhammad Ali role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Muhammad Ali performances may not necessarily come from the best movies, but rather from the ring and in interviews.

List features films like The Greatest and Ali's Dozen.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Muhammad Ali movies?" and "What are the greatest Muhammad Ali roles of all time?"

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    The Greatest
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    The Greatest

    Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones

    Released1977

    Directed byTom Gries, Monte Hellman

    The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself.... more on Wikipedia
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    Freedom Road
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    5

    Freedom Road

    Muhammad Ali

    Released1979

    Directed byJán Kadár

    Freedom Road is a 1979 film directed by Ján Kadár.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Muhammad Ali vs. Trevor Berbick: The Last Hurrah
    11
    3

    Muhammad Ali vs. Trevor Berbick: The Last Hurrah

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    The Last Round: Chuvalo vs. Ali
    13
    7

    The Last Round: Chuvalo vs. Ali

    The Last Round: Chuvalo vs. Ali is a 2003 documentary film written by Stephan Brunt and...Amazon_watch buy button
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    Facing Ali
    Facing Ali is a 2009 documentary directed by Pete McCormack about Muhammad Ali as told from... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 6
    Champions Forever: The Definitive Edition
    9
    2

    Champions Forever: The Definitive Edition

    George Foreman, Joe Frazier

    Released2009

    Directed byDimitri Logothetis

    Champions Forever the Definitive Edition: Muhammad Ali - The Lost Interviews is a 2009 sports...Amazon_watch buy button
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    Body and Soul
    8
    4

    Body and Soul

    Jayne Kennedy, Peter Lawford

    Released1981

    Directed byGeorge Bowers

    Body and Soul is a 1981 film, written by and starring Leon Isaac Kennedy, and co-starring his... more on Wikipedia
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    The Super Fight
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    The Super Fight

    Rocky Marciano, Joe Louis

    Released1970

    Directed byMurray Woroner

    The Super Fight was a fictional boxing match between Rocky Marciano and Muhammad Ali shot in... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    I Am Ali
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    2

    I Am Ali

    Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali

    Released2014

    Directed byClare Lewins

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    Soul Power
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    2

    Soul Power

    Stewart Levine

    Released2008

    Directed byJeff Levy-Hinte

    Soul Power is a 2008 documentary directed by Jeffrey Levy-Hinte.
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    A.K.A. Cassius Clay
    2
    2

    A.K.A. Cassius Clay

    Richard Kiley

    Released2001

    A.k.a. Cassius Clay is a 1970 boxing documentary film about the former heavyweight champion... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
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    WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time
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    WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time

    Kurt Angle, Ole Anderson

    Released2010

    Directed byKevin Dunn

    WWE: Top 50 Superstars of All Time is a 2010 action sport film directed by Kevin Dunn.Amazon_watch buy button
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    The Fighters
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    The Fighters

    Joe Frazier, Richie Havens

    Released1975

    Directed byWilliam Greaves

    The Fighters is a 1974 biography documentary sport film directed by Rick Baxter and William...Amazon_watch buy button
  • 14
    We Are the Future
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    We Are the Future

    Naomi Campbell, Norah Jones

    Released2006

    We Are the Future is a 2006 film.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Ali's Dozen
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    Ali's Dozen

    Ali's Dozen is a 2006 television series.Amazon_watch buy button
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    Money Talks
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    Money Talks

    Marian Mercer, Joseph R. Sicari

    Released1972

    Directed byAllen Funt

    Money Talks is a 1972 documentary comedy film directed by Allen Funt.Amazon_watch buy button