10 Best Boxing Movies (according to businessinsider)

Can you name the 10 Best Boxing Movies

1980Martin Scorsese
Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Cathy Moriarty
One of the best sports movies ever made. An Italian American middleweight boxer whose self-destructive and obsessive rage, sexual jealousy, and animalistic appetite destroyed his relationship with his wife and family.
1976John G. Avildsen
Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith
Uneducated but kind-hearted club fighter gets
a shot at the world heavyweight championship.
1996Leon Gast
Covering the dramatic circumstances the 1974 rumble in the jungle,
the film looks at the confluence of black nationalism, culture and Ali’s
unique status as part-martyr, part-loudmouth.
2004Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood, Hilary Swank, Morgan Freeman
What starts out looking like yet another triumph-of-the-underdog
tale turns into something else, taking on enormous moral
weight that ultimately lands with the force of a knock-out punch.
1972John Huston
Stacy Keach, Jeff Bridges, Susan Tyrrell
A meandering look at the relationship between a has-been fighter and a future has-been, steers clear of phony heroics, and instead uses the boxing ring as the metaphorical arena where every man must take life’s jabs and do what they can. Sounds depressing, but really isn’t.
2001Michael Mann
Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight
Epic look at the key years of Muhammad Ali’s life, which also functions
as a backdoor history of the civil rights movement in Sixties America.
2010David O. Russell
Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams
A hybrid of familiar elements of various boxing films, packing in a brothers dynamic, an underdog element, and period detail, though, they were still fresh, and combined with a new focus on the role of the women in the eponymous boxer’s life.
1985Sylvester Stallone
Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Soviet boxer fights Apollo Creed, who dies in the ring,
and leads to another, bigger fight for revenge.
1956Robert Wise
Paul Newman, Pier Angeli, Everett Sloane
James Dean was to play Rocky Graziano in this true-life Fifties classic, but died before filming began. A young Paul Newman stepped in, was electrifying, and a star was born. With beautiful black and white photography, and solid direction, this little-seen gem is proof positive of the virtues of old Hollywood.
2005Ron Howard
Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti
Although the script occasionally segues into the schmaltzy, his portrait of a
decent man amid the depredations of the Great Depression resonants today.
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