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What are the best boxing movies of all time? From Rocky to Million Dollar Baby, all the classic movies about boxing are here. Boxing movies are popular because of the passion behind the sport itself, so boxing in film acts as metaphor for the human condition. Just like life, boxing is about hard work, dedication, and perseverance against the odds. Following a boxer's journey let's an audience share in the pain, the lose, and the triumphant victory of the hero. Whether it's an old classic or one of the more recent boxing movies like The FighterSouthpaw, and Creed. there's a lot to love about watching a boxer trying to fight his way to the top. Be sure to check the Best Dramas on Amazon Prime and the Best Drama Films on Netflix Instant to see which of your  boxing favorites are currently streaming. 

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Clint Eastwood and Jack Nicholson have both directed Boxing movies, as have many other great directors.

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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 IV is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Boxing Movies Ever Made
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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Raging Bull is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Boxing Movies Ever Made
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Martin Scorsese Raging Bull is a 1980 American biographical black-and-white sports drama film directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler and adapted by Paul Schrader and Mardik ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, 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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Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti Cinderella Man is a 2005 American drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and inspired by his life story. The film was produced by ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more

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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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George Foreman, B.B. King, Don King When We Were Kings is a 1996 documentary film directed by Leon Gast about the famous "Rumble in the Jungle" heavyweight championship match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. The ...more

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Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg The Fighter is a 2010 biographical sports drama film directed by David O. Russell, and starring Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams and Melissa Leo. The film centers on the life of ...more

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Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jada Pinkett Smith Ali is a 2001 American biographical film directed by Michael Mann. The film tells the story of the boxer Muhammad Ali, played by Will Smith, from 1964-74 featuring his capture of the heavyweight ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán 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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Rachel McAdams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Naomie Harris Southpaw is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Antoine Fuqua. A champion boxer (Jake Gyllenhaal) fights to get his daughter back as well as revive his professional career, after a ...more

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Robert Duvall, James Earl Jones, Ernest Borgnine The Greatest is a 1977 film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries and Monte Hellman. The film follows Ali's life from the 1960 Olympics ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Jack Dempsey, Jackie Gleason Requiem for a Heavyweight was a teleplay written by Rod Serling and produced for the live television show Playhouse 90 on 11 October 1956. Six years later, it was adapted as a 1962 feature film ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Brian Cox, Emily Watson The Boxer is a 1997 film by Irish director Jim Sheridan. Starring Daniel Day-Lewis and Emily Watson, the film centers on the life of a boxer and former Provisional IRA volunteer Danny Flynn, ...more

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The Joe Louis Story is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Boxing Movies Ever Made
The Joe Louis Story Max Schmeling, Primo Carnera, Paul Stewart The Joe Louis Story is a 1953 American film directed by Robert Gordon.

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The King of Iron Town Dominic Bogart, Kate Arrington, Scott Hunt

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Two Fisted Robert Blanche, Andrew Harris, Sarah Rosenberg

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Samuel L. Jackson, Jamie Foxx, Jeff Goldblum The Great White Hype is a 1996 film directed by Reginald Hudlin. It stars Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Berg, Damon Wayans, Jeff Goldblum, Jon Lovitz, Cheech Marin, John Rhys-Davies, Salli Richardson ...more

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RevoLOUtion Burt Young, Kumar Pallana, Jon Jacobs RevoLOUtion: The Transformation of Lou Benedetti is a fictional dramedy co-written by Deer Hunter writer Quinn Redeker, with a theme by Rocky composer Bill Conti. Directed, co-written by and ...more

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Wesley Snipes, Master P, Peter Falk Undisputed is a 2002 American sports film written, produced and directed by Walter Hill. The film stars Wesley Snipes and Ving Rhames. The film was released in the United States on August 23, ...more

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The Kid Rod Steiger, Mark Camacho, Tod Fennell

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Faye Dunaway, Jon Voight, Joan Blondell The Champ is a 1979 remake, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, of the 1931 Academy Award-winning film of the same name which was directed by King Vidor. It stars Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky ...more

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Paul Newman, Robert Duvall, Steve McQueen Somebody Up There Likes Me is a 1956 American drama film based on the life of middleweight boxing legend Rocky Graziano. Joseph Ruttenberg was awarded a 1956 Oscar in the category of Best ...more

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Heather Graham, James Woods, Jim Caviezel Diggstown is a 1992 film directed by Michael Ritchie, and starring James Woods, Louis Gossett, Jr. and Bruce Dern. It also features Heather Graham, Oliver Platt and Randall "Tex"

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Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock Story Joey Auzenne, Claire Byrne, Eric Deskin Cinderella Man: The James J. Braddock Story is a 2005 drama film written by Jeremy Schaap and directed by Brian Gillogly.

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Don Knotts, Tim Conway, David Wayne The Prize Fighter is a 1979 comedy starring Don Knotts and Tim Conway. It was one of the most financially successful films ever released by New World Pictures.

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Jane Lynch, Adam Carolla, Constance Zimmer The Hammer is a 2007 comedy film starring Adam Carolla and Heather Juergensen. It was directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. Carolla plays a once-promising boxer, now a middle-aged construction ...more

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The Kid: Chamaco Martin Sheen, Michael Madsen, Marco Antonio Barrera The Kid: Chamaco is a 2009 drama film directed by Miguel Necoechea and written by Carl Bessai, Kirk Harris and Miguel Necoechea.

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The Prize Fighter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Boxing Movies Ever Made
The Prize Fighter Gary Busey, Tonya Harding, Leon Spinks

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Jon Favreau filmography, George C. Scott, Penelope Ann Miller Rocky Marciano is a 1999 made for TV movie directed by Charles Winkler and presented by MGM. It tells the story of the rise to fame of legendary boxer Rocky Marciano.

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Leonard Nimoy, Kathleen Freeman, Bruce Cabot Kid Monk Baroni is a 1952 American film directed by Harold D. Schuster. It is also known as Young Paul Baroni in the United Kingdom and is noted for being an early film appearance for Leonard ...more

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Teri Hatcher, Samuel L. Jackson, Rachel Nichols Resurrecting the Champ is a 2007 American drama sports film directed by Rod Lurie. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Michael Bortman and Allison Burnett, based on a Los ...more

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Barbra Streisand, Ryan O'Neal, Rory Calhoun The Main Event is a 1979 comedy starring Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal, written by Gail Parent and directed by Howard Zieff. The film received negative reviews from critics, but was among the ...more

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Frankie Darro, Kane Richmond, Jack La Rue Born to Fight is a 1936 drama film written by Sascha Baraniey and Joseph O'Donnell and directed by Charles Hutchison.

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The Boxer Josh Dallas, Stacy Keach, Kelly Adams

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Blue Keith David, Daya Vaidya, Kathrine Narducci

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John Fiore, Patrick Coppola, Andrew Scudiero

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The Duke Comes Back Joseph Crehan, Heather Angel, Genevieve Tobin

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Elvis Presley, Charles Bronson, Gig Young Kid Galahad is a 1962 American musical film starring Elvis Presley as a boxer. It was released by United Artists. The film opened at #9 at the box office when released in the United States in ...more

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Thriller in Manila Joe Frazier "oe Frazier and Muhammad Ali fought three times. Their first encounter aroused such anticipation it was dubbed the ""fight of the century"" before either boxer entered ...more

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Errol Flynn, Ward Bond, William Frawley Gentleman Jim is a 1942 film starring Errol Flynn as heavyweight boxing champion James J. Corbett. The supporting cast includes Alexis Smith, Jack Carson, Alan Hale, William Frawley, and Ward ...more

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Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Ossie Davis Gladiator is a 1992 American sports drama film directed by Rowdy Herrington, and starring Cuba Gooding Jr., James Marshall, Brian Dennehy, and Robert Loggia. The film tells the story of two ...more

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One More Round Lisa Arturo, Ashley Cusato, Patrick Cranshaw

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Daz Crawford, Jack Ong, James Ferris

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Body and Soul Jennifer Beals, Michael Chiklis, Rod Steiger

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The Big Chance Mickey Rooney, J. Carrol Naish, Hank Mann The Big Chance is a 1933 American crime film directed by Albert Herman.

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Willem Dafoe, Edward James Olmos, Robert Loggia Triumph of the Spirit is a 1989 American film directed by Robert M. Young and starring Willem Dafoe and Edward James Olmos. It is a remake of the Slovak film The Boxer and Death directed by ...more

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Sylvester Stallone, Tom Waits, Terry Funk Paradise Alley is a 1978 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone in his feature film directorial debut, who also starred in the role. After Stallone's success with the ...more

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Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Ruth Roman Champion is a 1949 American film noir drama based on a short story by Ring Lardner. Filmed in black-and-white, it recounts the struggles of boxer "Midge" Kelly fighting his own demons ...more