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Professional wrestling is one of the most entertaining spectator sports in the world, but it's a far cry from the extracurricular activity high school boys call "wrestling." This a list of the best wrestling movies ever made, from Vision Quest to The Wrestler to Foxcatcher. These movies about wrestling are known for their plot, stunts, cast etc., If you have an opinion on which wrestling movie truly stands out from the rest, please vote on this list or add film titles that have been left off. When thinking of wrestling movie names, the titles on this list generally come to mind.

What is the best wrestling movie ever? Most of these are iconic or memorable in some way. This wrestling movies list can be sorted by cast, director, year, or more. Click on the best wrestling movie titles to know more about the the best wrestling movies. Vote on your favorite wrestling movies here. This is a wrestling movies list. For other interesting movie lists check out the baseball movies list and boxing films list.

These may not be all the wrestling movies ever, but they are the best.

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The Wrestler Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei

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378 118
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Vision Quest Madonna, Forest Whitaker, Linda Fiorentino

226 87
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Beyond the Mat Mick Foley, Vince McMahon

89 35
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viru-kumar added Warrior Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte

79 40
Rocky is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
viru-kumar added Rocky Sylvester Stallone, Joe Frazier, Burgess Meredith

66 35
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viru-kumar added Rocky III Sylvester Stallone, Hulk Hogan, Burgess Meredith

123 64
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Chris Abraham added Foxcatcher Channing Tatum, Steve Carell, Mark Ruffalo

62 38
Rocky IV is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
viru-kumar added Rocky IV Sylvester Stallone, James Brown, Mr. T

69 50
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MichaelAnthony2 added Win Win Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor, Melanie Lynskey

132 99
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Ready to Rumble Rose McGowan, Randy Savage, Bill Goldberg

28 17
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Rocky II Sylvester Stallone, Burgess Meredith, Roberto Durán

33 30
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viru-kumar added Million Dollar Baby Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

24 17
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Rocky Balboa Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia, Talia Shire

74 80
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No Holds Barred Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura, Joan Severance

75 83
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Over the Top Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk, Robert Loggia

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98 88
Reversal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Reversal Guido Föhrweißer, Kelly Boone, Justin Spates

53 41
The Wrestler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
The Wrestler Vince McMahon, Dusty Rhodes, Ed Asner

26 33
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viru-kumar added Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti

110 118
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Nacho Libre Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera, Peter Stormare

56 63
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Body Slam Roddy Piper, Tanya Roberts, Lou Albano

9 13
Dangal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Jennifer Bottrell added Dangal Aamir Khan

34 63
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Paradise Alley Sylvester Stallone, Tom Waits, Terry Funk

33 61
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Grunt! The Wrestling Movie Dick Murdoch, Wally George, Frank Collison

18 43
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The Quest Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roger Moore, James Remar

16 42
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RichardBeecher added I Like to Hurt People

12 39
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JayMoore1 added Big Money Hustlas Mick Foley, Shaggy 2 Dope, Harland Williams

20 65
Blood Circus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Wrestling Movies
Blood Circus Ox Baker, Jon Harris, Dave Ellis

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Jeremy Courtney added The One and Only Henry Winkler, William Daniels, Harold Gould

15 57
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13 61
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Sumo Do, Sumo Don't Naoto Takenaka, Masahiro Motoki, Misa Shimizu