The 9 Best Boxing Movies of All Time

Anyone who loves classic films ought to appreciate a good boxing movie. We certainly do! In chronological order, we rounded up our top boxing movies of all time. They're all worth a watch, or re-watch, or maybe even a re-re-re-re-watch if you're anything like us!

1. Somebody Up There Likes Me (1956)

The earliest film we're including, this 1956 classic with Paul Newman is truly one of a kind.

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2. The Harder They Fall (1956)

A classic with Bogart, this film is was definitely one of the best early boxing movies.

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3. Requiem For A Heavyweight (1962)

This epic film from the early 60s has to have one of the best casts of any boxing movie.

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4. Rocky (1976)

The one, the only. No list is complete without Rocky, the original.

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5. The Champ (1979)

The second best boxing movie of the 70s, The Champ is an epic, heart-wrenching story, guaranteed to bring tears.

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6. Raging Bull (1980)

This De Niro film is truly one of a kind, and arguably his best movie for the pure emotion he shows.

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7. Rocky III (1982)

Aside from the original, this has to be the best of the Rocky films, the first one distributed by MGM/UA, and a brilliant film.

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8. Cinderella Man (2005)

This film set during the Great Depression has to be included. Russell Crowe and Renée Zellweger delivered award-winning performances.

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9. The Fighter (2010)

It may be more recent, but this film was definitely an instant classic!

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What is your favorite boxing movie of all time? Tweet us @nightowltv_!