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The Best Wrestling Movies

Updated June 3, 2021 4.3k votes 1.6k voters 226.1k views43 items

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The best wrestling movies show what life is like inside the ring. 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 and most popular wrestling movies of all time.

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    The Wrestler

    Evan Rachel Wood, Mickey Rourke

    Released2008

    Directed byDarren Aronofsky

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    #76 of 174 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#238 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

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    Beyond the Mat

    Mick Foley, Vince McMahon

    Released1999

    Directed byBarry W. Blaustein

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    Vision Quest

    Madonna, Forest Whitaker

    Released1985

    Directed byHarold Becker

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    #433 of 512 The Greatest Movies Of The 1980s, Ranked#18 of 66 The Best High School Sports Movies

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    Warrior

    Jennifer Morrison, Tom Hardy

    Released2011

    Directed byGavin O'Connor

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    #1133 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#72 of 205 The Best Sports Movies Ever Made

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    Nacho Libre

    Jack Black, Ana de la Reguera

    Released2006

    Directed byJared Hess

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    #616 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#582 of 924 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films

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    The Wrestler

    Vince McMahon, Dusty Rhodes

    Released1974

    Directed byJames A. Westman

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    Ready to Rumble

    Rose McGowan, Randy Savage

    Released2000

    Directed byBrian Robbins

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    #112 of 112 Movies That Need Sequels#29 of 52 The Least Inspiring Sports Movies

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    Foxcatcher

    Channing Tatum, Steve Carell

    Released2014

    Directed byBennett Miller

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    #23 of 23 23 Disturbing, Brutal Movies Based on Real-Life Atrocities#5 of 23 The Best Sports Thriller Movies, Ranked

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    No Holds Barred

    Hulk Hogan, Jesse Ventura

    Released1989

    Directed byThomas J. Wright

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    #3 of 7 The Best Martial Arts Movies Streaming on Hulu#20 of 20 The Best Sports Movies Streaming on Hulu

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    Body Slam

    Roddy Piper, Tanya Roberts

    Released1986

    Directed byHal Needham

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    Win Win

    Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor

    Released2011

    Directed byThomas McCarthy

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    #148 of 153 The Most Inspirational Sports Movies#31 of 64 The Best Sports Movies About Coaches

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    Fighting with My Family

    Florence Pugh, Lena Headey

    Released2019

    Directed byStephen Merchant

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    Over the Top

    Sylvester Stallone, Terry Funk

    Released1987

    Directed byMenahem Golan

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    #294 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#359 of 627 The Greatest Action Movies Of All Time

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    Reversal

    Guido Föhrweißer, Kelly Boone

    Released2001

    Directed byAlan Vint

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    Dangal

    Aamir Khan

    ReleasedDecember 2016

    Directed byNikesh Tiwari

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    Grunt! The Wrestling Movie

    Dick Murdoch, Wally George

    Released1985

    Directed byAllan Holzman

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    Paradise Alley

    Sylvester Stallone, Tom Waits

    Released1978

    Directed bySylvester Stallone

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    #103 of 126 The Greatest Directorial Debuts Of All Time#444 of 552 The Best '70s Movies

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    American Wrestler: The Wizard

    George Kosturos, William Fichtner

    Released2016

    Directed byAlex Ranarivelo

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    The Peanut Butter Falcon

    Shia LaBeouf, Dakota Johnson

    Released2019

    Directed byTyler Nilson, Mike Schwartz

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    #98 of 115 The Best Movies to Watch on Mushrooms#181 of 197 The Best Adventure Movies

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    The Main Event

    Adam Pally, Lisa Durupt

    Released2020

    Directed byJay Karas

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    The Resurrection of Jake The Snake

    Adam Copeland, Steve Austin

    Released2015

    Directed bySteve Yu

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    You Cannot Kill David Arquette

    David Arquette, Patricia Arquette

    Released2020

    Directed byDavid Darg, Price James

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    ...All the Marbles

    Joe Greene, Peter Falk

    Released1981

    Directed byRobert Aldrich

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    Blood Circus

    Ox Baker, Jon Harris

    Released1985

    Directed byJohn Corso, Joseph Ryan Zwick

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    Osaka Wrestling Restaurant

    Sammo Hung, Gloria Yip

    Directed byTommy Law Wai-Tak