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The Best Wrestling Movies

Updated January 27, 2021 4.4k votes 1.6k voters 224.5k views43 items

List RulesMovies must contain professional or academic wrestling or wrestlers.

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.

  • The Wrestler1
    The Wrestler is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by...  more
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  • Beyond the Mat2

    Beyond the Mat

    Beyond the Mat is a 1999 documentary directed by Barry W. Blaustein. The film focuses on the...  more
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  • Vision Quest3
    Vision Quest is a 1985 coming of age drama film starring Matthew Modine, Linda Fiorentino, and...  more
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  • Warrior4
    Warrior is a 2011 American sports drama film directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Tom Hardy...  more
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  • Nacho Libre5
    Nacho Libre is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Jared Hess and written by Jared and...  more
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  • The Wrestler6
    The Wrestler is a 1974 independent film produced by professional wrestler Verne Gagne and W.R....  more
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  • Ready to Rumble7
    Ready to Rumble is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and written by Steven...  more
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  • Foxcatcher8
    Foxcatcher is a 2014 American biographical drama film produced and directed by Bennett Miller....  more
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  • No Holds Barred9
    No Holds Barred is a 1989 action film produced by Michael Rachmil, directed by Thomas J....  more
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  • Body Slam10
    Body Slam is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Hal Needham, starring Dirk Benedict,...  more
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  • Win Win11
    Win Win is a 2011 comedy-drama directed and written by Thomas McCarthy. The main characters...  more
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  • Over the Top12
    Over the Top is a 1987 action drama film starring Sylvester Stallone. It was produced and...  more
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  • Reversal13
    Reversal is a 2001 movie about a high school wrestler, directed by Jimi Petulla. The movie,...  more
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  • Fighting with My Family14
    Fighting with My Family is a 2019 comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Merchant, based on the...  more
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  • Paradise Alley15

    Paradise Alley

    Paradise Alley is a 1978 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone in...  more
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  • Dangal16
    Dangal (English: Wrestling competition) is a 2016 Indian Hindi-language biographical sports...  more
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  • Grunt! The Wrestling Movie17
    Grunt! The Wrestling Movie is a 1985 comedy sport film written by Roger D. Manning and...  more
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  • I Like to Hurt People18
    I Like to Hurt People is 1985 documentary film directed by Donald G. Jackson....  more
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  • Blood Circus19
    "Blood Circus" is a science fiction movie, with a professional-wrestling theme, produced in...  more
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  • The Main Event20
    The Main Event is a 2020 Mexican American action film directed by Jay Karas. An aspiring...  more
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  • The Peanut Butter Falcon21
    The Peanut Butter Falcon is a 2019 American adventure film directed and written by Tyler...  more
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  • The Resurrection of Jake The Snake22

    The Resurrection of Jake The Snake

    A fallen professional wrestling superstar battles his past demons in a struggle to reclaim his...  more
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  • Man on the Moon23
    Man on the Moon is a 1999 American biographical comedy–drama film about the late American...  more
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  • ...All the Marbles24
    …All the Marbles is a 1981 comedy-drama film about the trials and travails of a female...  more
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  • Osaka Wrestling Restaurant25
    Osaka Wrestling Restaurant is a 2004 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Tommy Law, starring...  more
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