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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 II is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán 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) 4 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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Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 5 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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Rambo: First Blood Part II is listed (or ranked) 6 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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Cliffhanger is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Rambo is listed (or ranked) 8 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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Rocky Balboa is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Demolition Man is listed (or ranked) 10 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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The Expendables is listed (or ranked) 11 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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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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Tango & Cash is listed (or ranked) 13 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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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 crime drama film written and directed by James Mangold, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, and Robert De Niro. The supporting cast features ...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. The film depicts fictional events during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. It is the third film in the Rambo series following First Blood and Rambo: First ...more

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Lock Up is listed (or ranked) 18 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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The Specialist is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Over the Top is listed (or ranked) 20 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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Creed is listed (or ranked) 21 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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Nighthawks is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Judge Dredd is listed (or ranked) 23 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) 24 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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Rocky V is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
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

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Daylight is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Viggo Mortensen, Amy Brenneman Daylight is a 1996 American disaster thriller film directed by Rob Cohen and starring Sylvester Stallone, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen, Dan Hedaya, Stan Shaw, Karen ...more

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Bullet to the Head is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Sarah Shahi, Christian Slater Bullet to the Head is a 2012 American action film directed by Walter Hill. The screenplay by Alessandro Camon was based on the French graphic novel Du Plomb Dans La Tete written by Matz and ...more

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The Expendables 3 is listed (or ranked) 28 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

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Grudge Match is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
JoshThomas added Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Kim Basinger Grudge Match is a 2013 sports comedy film starring Robert De Niro and Sylvester Stallone as aging boxers stepping into the ring for one last bout. Stallone and De Niro have both previously been ...more

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Get Carter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Mickey Rourke, Michael Caine Get Carter is a 2000 American thriller film, a remake of the Michael Caine 1971 film of the same name, and directed by Stephen Kay. The film stars Sylvester Stallone, Miranda Richardson, Rachael ...more

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Escape to Victory is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Pelé, Michael Caine Escape to Victory, known simply as Victory in North America, is a 1981 film about Allied prisoners of war who are interned in a German prison camp during World War II who play an exhibition ...more

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Driven is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Burt Reynolds, Estella Warren 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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Death Race 2000 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, David Carradine, Mary Woronov Death Race 2000 is a 1975 cult action film directed by Paul Bartel, and starring David Carradine, Simone Griffeth and Sylvester Stallone. The film takes place in a dystopian American society in ...more

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Antz is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone Antz is a 1998 American computer animated adventure comedy film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures. It features the voices of Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, ...more

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Oscar is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry Oscar is a 1991 American screwball comedy film directed by John Landis. Based on the Claude Magnier stage play, it is a remake of the 1967 French film of the same name, but the settings has been ...more

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F.I.S.T is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Anthony Kiedis, Rod Steiger 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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D-Tox is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Kris Kristofferson D-Tox is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Jim Gillespie, and starring Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Charles S. Dutton, Robert Patrick, Courtney B. Vance, Polly Walker, Jeffrey ...more

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The Lords of Flatbush is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler, Susan Blakely 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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Paradise Alley is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
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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Avenging Angelo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Madeleine Stowe, Anthony Quinn Avenging Angelo is a 2002 American Mafia comedy film directed by Martyn Burke that stars Sylvester Stallone and Madeleine Stowe. This is the last film in which Anthony Quinn appeared. It was ...more

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Zookeeper is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Cher, Adam Sandler Zookeeper is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Kevin James and featuring the voices of Nick Nolte, Sylvester Stallone, Adam Sandler, Judd Apatow, Cher, Jon Favreau, and Faizon Love. ...more

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Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Ving Rhames, Estelle Getty Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot is a 1992 American buddy cop comedy film directed by Roger Spottiswoode. The film stars Sylvester Stallone and Estelle Getty. The film was released in the United ...more

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Creed II is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson, Sylvester Stallone Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr., and a sequel to the 2015 film. Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) tries to seek revenge when he goes toe to toe with the ...more

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Shade is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith Shade is a 2003 neo-noir crime drama starring Stuart Townsend, Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Jamie Foxx, Roger Guenveur Smith, Melanie Griffith and Sylvester Stallone. The film follows a trio ...more

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Rhinestone is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Richard Farnsworth, Tim Thomerson 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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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Staying Alive is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
John Travolta, Sylvester Stallone, Janet Jones 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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Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Selena Gomez, Salma Hayek, George Clooney Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over is a 2003 American/Mexican science fantasy adventure film directed by Robert Rodriguez and the third installment in the Spy Kids series. It was released in the United ...more

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Reach Me is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Kelsey Grammer, Lauren Cohan Reach Me is a 2014 American drama film film directed and written by John Herzfeld. The film stars, Sylvester Stallone, Kyra Sedgwick, Terry Crews, Thomas Jane, Kevin Connolly, Lauren Cohan, ...more

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Eye See You is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Sylvester Stallone Movies
Sylvester Stallone, Tom Berenger, Charles S. Dutton D-Tox, also known as Eye Se You, is a 2002 American psychological thriller film directed by Jim Gillespie. When a serial killer turns his attention on the lead detective (Sylvester Stallone), he ...more