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This is a list of films written by Sylvester Stallone, screenwriter. This list of movies written by Sylvester Stallone is alphabetical and can be sorted for other bits of information such as who directed the film and what genre it falls under. These Sylvester Stallone screenplays are not unfinished works; they have all been produced and released somewhere in the world. Any unreleased Sylvester Stallone films are not included on this list. Sylvester Stallone has written some very iconic movies over the years, so if you're trying to find popular Sylvester Stallone films that you haven't seen already then this list is the perfect guide for doing so.

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This list includes almost all of Sylvester Stallone's screenplay credits. You can click on the names of the movies Sylvester Stallone wrote in order to find out more about each individual Sylvester Stallone film. Trailers for each movie can also be seen if you click on the video previews for these Sylvester Stallone films. (25 items)

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Cliffhanger is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner

Released: 1993

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Cliffhanger is a 1993 American action adventure film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone and John Lithgow. Stallone, who co-wrote the screenplay, plays a mountain climber ...more

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Cobra is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Ron Jeremy, Brigitte Nielsen

Released: 1986

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Cobra is a 1986 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos, and written by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the title role. The film co-stars Reni Santoni, Brigitte Nielsen and ...more

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Driven is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Estella Warren

Released: 2001

Directed by: Renny Harlin

Driven is a 2001 action drama film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote and produced. It centers on a young racing driver's effort to win the Champ Car World ...more

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F.I.S.T is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Kiedis, Rod Steiger

Released: 1978

Directed by: Norman Jewison

F.I.S.T. is a 1978 film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Sylvester Stallone. Stallone plays Johnny Kovak, a Cleveland warehouse worker who becomes involved in the labor union leadership ...more

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Father Lefty is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone

Released: 2002

Directed by: Kevin Rodney Sullivan

Father Lefty is a 2002 film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan.
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First Blood is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso

Released: 1982

Directed by: Ted Kotcheff

First Blood is a 1982 American psychological thriller and action film directed by Ted Kotcheff, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, a troubled and misunderstood veteran. ...more

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Homefront is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
James Franco, Winona Ryder, Kate Bosworth

Released: 2013

Directed by: Gary Fleder

Homefront is a 2013 American action thriller film directed by Gary Fleder and released nationwide in theaters on November 27. Based on Chuck Logan's novel of the same name and adapted into a ...more
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Over the Top is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk, Robert Loggia

Released: 1987

Directed by: Menahem Golan

Over the Top is a 1987 action drama film starring Sylvester Stallone. It was produced and directed by Menahem Golan, and its screenplay was written by Stirling Silliphant and Stallone. The ...more

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Paradise Alley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Paradise Alley Sylvester Stallone, Tom Waits, Terry Funk

Released: 1978

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

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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Rambo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Rambo is a 2008 American-German independent action film directed, co-written by and starring Sylvester Stallone reprising his famous role as veteran John Rambo. It is the fourth installment in ...more

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Rambo III is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Omar Sharif, Kurtwood Smith

Released: 1988

Directed by: Peter MacDonald

Rambo III is a 1988 American action film. It is the third film in the Rambo series following First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II. Sixty-five seconds of the film were cut in the UK version ...more

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Rambo: First Blood Part ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna

Released: 1985

Directed by: George P. Cosmatos

Rambo: First Blood Part II is a 1985 American action film directed by George P. Cosmatos and starring Sylvester Stallone. Picking up where the first film left, the sequel is set in the context ...more

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Rhinestone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Richard Farnsworth, Tim Thomerson

Released: 1984

Directed by: Bob Clark

Rhinestone is a 1984 musical comedy film directed by Bob Clark with a screenplay by Sylvester Stallone and Phil Alden Robinson; the film stars Stallone and Dolly Parton. The film is based on the ...more

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

Released: 1976

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen. A small-time boxer (Sylvester Stallone) gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion (Carl Weathers) in ...more

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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

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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Rocky II is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto DurĂ¡n

Released: 1979

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Rocky II is a 1979 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the second film in the series. Rocky (Stallone) struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed (Carl ...more

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Rocky III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Released: 1982

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Rocky III is a 1982 American sports drama film directed by Sylvester Stallone, and the third film in the series. After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky (Stallone) ...more

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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

Released: 1985

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

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 V is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Dolph Lundren

Released: 1990

Directed by: John G. Avildsen

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

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Staying Alive is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones

Released: 1983

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

Staying Alive is the 1983 film sequel to Saturday Night Fever, starring John Travolta as dancer Tony Manero, with Cynthia Rhodes, Finola Hughes, Joyce Hyser, Steve Inwood, Julie Bovasso, and ...more

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The Expendables is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Sylvester Stallone

The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason ...more

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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li

Released: 2012

Directed by: Simon West

The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the 2010 film. After one of their own's life is taken, the mercenary group set out for revenge against ...more

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The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas

Released: 2014

Directed by: Patrick Hughes

The Expendables 3 is a 2014 American action film directed by Patrick Hughes, and the third installment in the franchise. The mercenary group come into conflict with ruthless arms dealer Conrad ...more
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The Lords of Flatbush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Susan Blakely

Released: 1974

Directed by: Martin Davidson, Stephen F. Verona

The Lords of Flatbush is a 1974 American drama film about street teenagers in leather jackets from the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Directed by Martin Davidson and Stephen ...more
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Rambo V: Last Blood is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Movies Written By Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Adriana Barraza, Paz Vega

Released: 2019

Directed by: Adrian Grunberg

Rambo V: Last Blood is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Adrian Grunberg, and the fifth movie in the series. Rambo (Sylvester Stallone) travels to Mexico to save a friend's ...more

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