I have to say, I didn't expect such a great response from my Top 10 Baseball Movies, and also getting some traction from my top 10 football movies. So, someone asked for a top 10 boxing movies. There's a lot more than you think...
Anyway, my top 10 boxing movies are below...let me know yours.
- Rocky - Oscar winning movie which captured America in 1976, Sylvester Stallone.
- Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood, HIllary Swank, Morgan Freeman - several Oscars here including best picture.
- Raging Bull - Robert Deniro won an oscar for his role as Jake LaMotta.
- Cinderella Man - Russell Crowe plays legendary Jim Braddock
- The Hurricane - Denzel Washington portrays fomer champ Reuben "hurricane " Carter, and his fight to be freed from NJ prison for being wrongly convicted of murder.
- Diggstown - James Woods and Luis Gossett...an interesting film. 10 fights in 24 hours.
- The Harder They Fall - Humphrey Bogart is a reporter in the corrupt fight game of the 50s
- The Hammer - Adam Corolla, we needed on comedy
- Ali - Will Smith as Muhammad Ali. Enough said.
- The Champ - the 1979 version starring Jon Voight...Ricky Schroeder won a golden globe for his portrayal of the son.
Well, just one quick note...I only picked one Rocky movie. Or I guess I could have said all the Rocky movies together make it a 1, but chose the Oscar winner instead. Actually, 1,2, and 3 in this list could all switch places, and no one would know the difference. It's your preference
Let's hear about your favorites.