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The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies  

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List of the best Sylvester Stallone movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sylvester Stallone has been working in Hollywood since 1970, but he didn't become a star until he wrote and starred in Rocky in 1976. Sylvester Stallone's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world.

The order of these top Sylvester Stallone movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sylvester Stallone movies will be at the top of the list. Sylvester Stallone has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sylvester Stallone movie of all time is. If you think the best Sylvester Stallone role from his illustrious filmography isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Sylvester Stallone performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

Examples of films on this list: The Expendables, First Blood and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sylvester Stallone movies?" and "What are the greatest Sylvester Stallone roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Stallone's action-packed films, you might also like our list of the best Arnold Schwarzenegger movies and best Bruce Willis movies.

Woody Allen and Renny Harlin are among those who have directed Sylvester Stallone at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Movie fans who love Sylvester Stallone have also been known to enjoy films starring Mel Gibson and Pierce Brosnan.

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Rocky is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith
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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First Blood is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, David Caruso
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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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
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 II is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto DurĂ¡n
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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Rambo: First Blood Part II is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Charles Napier, Richard Crenna
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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Rocky III is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
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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Demolition Man is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sandra Bullock, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Black
Demolition Man is a 1993 American science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla in his directorial debut. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes. The film was released in ...more
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Cliffhanger is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Janine Turner
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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The Expendables is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis
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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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
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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Tango & Cash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Teri Hatcher, Kurt Russell
Tango & Cash is a 1989 American buddy cop action comedy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky, although Albert Magnoli took over in the later stages of filming, and starring Sylvester ...more
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The Expendables 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
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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Rambo is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Graham McTavish
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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Cop Land is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Debbie Harry
Cop Land is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro. The supporting cast features Peter ...more
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Cobra is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Ron Jeremy, Brigitte Nielsen
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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Escape Plan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, 50 Cent
The Tomb is a 2013 crime drama thriller film written by Miles Chapman and directed by Mikael Håfström.
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Rambo III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Omar Sharif, Kurtwood Smith
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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Creed is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
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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Over the Top is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk, Robert Loggia
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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The Specialist is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods
The Specialist is a 1994 American action film directed by Luis Llosa, starring Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone and James Woods.
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Lock Up is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, Tom Sizemore
Lock Up is a 1989 American prison action film directed by John Flynn. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Donald Sutherland. The film was released in the United States on August 4, 1989.
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Judge Dredd is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, James Earl Jones
Judge Dredd is a 1995 American science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Diane Lane, Rob Schneider, Armand Assante, and Max von Sydow. The film is ...more
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Assassins is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Julianne Moore, Antonio Banderas
Assassins is a 1995 American action thriller film directed and produced by Richard Donner, written by Andy and Lana Wachowski and also rewritten by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Sylvester ...more
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Nighthawks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Rutger Hauer
Nighthawks is a 1981 American thriller film directed by Bruce Malmuth and starring Sylvester Stallone, Rutger Hauer, Billy Dee Williams, Lindsay Wagner, Persis Khambatta and Nigel Davenport. The ...more
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The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Antonio Banderas
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