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10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time

Here is the list of 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time. Over the years a lot of movies and documentaries have been released that include boxing. Some of them are based on real professional boxers’ life and some of them are fictional, but either way, the movies have been a treat to watch and they also promote fitness, health, and boxing as a hobby or a profession. 

As a result, nowadays we see many people getting into things like being in great shape and doing boxing or kickboxing as a hobby as they help in the overall well-being of a person. 

So if you’re into these things or just generally like boxing and action movies then you’re going to love our list of movies as we are going over the 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time. These are our recommendations that are guaranteed to keep you entertained whilst providing some harsh truths and important lessons about life and the idea of never giving up. 

Here is our list of 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time.

The Hurricane

The Hurricane
The Hurricane

The first movie on our list of 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time is The Hurricane.

The movie tells the story of Carter’s imprisonment, his time in prison, and his eventual release thanks to the kindness and devotion of a Brooklyn adolescent called Lesra Martin and his Canadian foster family. Positive reviews and awards for the movie include a Golden Globe for Best Actor for Denzel Washington’s performance. Washington was also a candidate for the Best Actor category of the Academy Awards.

On December 29, 1999, Universal Pictures distributed the movie in the US. Despite having a $50 million budget, it made $74 million in revenue.

You can watch The Hurricane on Amazon Prime.

Million Dollar Baby

Million Dollar Baby - 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time
Million Dollar Baby

Based on stories from the 2000 anthology Rope Burns: Stories from the Corner by F.X. Toole, the pen name of fight manager and cutman Jerry Boyd, Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced, scored, and starring Clint Eastwood. Morgan Freeman and Hilary Swank are also featured. A little-known amateur boxer named Margaret “Maggie” Fitzgerald is followed throughout the movie as she works to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional.

You can watch Million Dollar Baby on Amazon Prime.

Southpaw

Southpaw
Southpaw

The 2015 American sports drama film Southpaw, which was written by Kurt Sutter and stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Forest Whitaker, and Rachel McAdams, was directed by Antoine Fuqua. The movie centers on a boxer who decides to take control of his life after losing his wife in an accident and his young daughter to child protective services. On July 24, 2015, The Weinstein Company released the movie. Critics gave the movie a mixed bag of reviews, but they praised Gyllenhaal and Oona Laurence’s acting.

You can watch Southpaw on Amazon Prime.

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man
Cinderella Man

The next movie on our list of 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time is Cinderella Man.

The 2005 film Cinderella Man, is based on the life of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and directed by Ron Howard, is named after Braddock’s nickname. Braddock’s nickname is said to have been given to him by Damon Runyon. The cast includes Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, and Paul Giamatti.

You can watch Cinderella Man on Amazon Prime.

Before The Fall

Before The Fall
Before The Fall

Dennis Gansel is the author and director of the 2004 German drama film Before the Fall. The story takes place in one of the National Political Institutes of Education, or “NaPolA” schools, created by Nazi Germany’s administration. The military academies served as training grounds for the Nazi ruling class.

You can watch Before the fall on Netflix.

Rocky

Rocky
Rocky

The 1976 American sports drama movie Rocky was written by Sylvester Stallone, starred Sylvester Stallone, and was directed by John G. Avildsen. It is the opening chapter of the Rocky series. Rocky Balboa, an ignorant club fighter and debt collector, gets an unusual chance to challenge Apollo Creed for the world heavyweight championship in the movie.

You can watch Rocky on Amazon Prime.

Champion

Champion
Champion

The 1949 American drama film noir sports drama Champion, starring Kirk Douglas, Marilyn Maxwell, and Arthur Kennedy, was directed by Mark Robson and written by Carl Foreman based on a short tale by Ring Lardner. To succeed in the boxing ring, boxer “Midge” Kelly had to battle his demons, as seen in the image. Franz Planer handled the photography.

The movie received five nominations overall, including one for Best Actor for Douglas, and won an Academy Award for Best Film Editing. To depict the boxing career of Douglas’ character in his 1999 film Diamonds, several footages from the movie was used.

You can watch Champion on Amazon Prime.

Raging Bull

Raging Bull
Raging Bull

The next movie on our list of 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time is Raging Bull.

The 1980 American biographical sports drama film Raging Bull was directed by Martin Scorsese, produced by Robert Chartoff and Irwin Winkler, and adapted from Jake LaMotta’s 1970 autobiography Raging Bull: My Story by Paul Schrader and Mardik Martin. Robert De Niro plays Jake LaMotta, an Italian-American middleweight boxer whose relationships with his wife and family were ruined by his self-destructive and obsessive wrath, jealousy, and animalistic desire.

You can watch Raging Bull on Amazon Prime.

The Fighter

The Fighter
The Fighter

Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo are among the cast members of David O. Russell’s 2010 American biographical sports movie The Fighter. The life of professional boxer Micky Ward and that of his older half-brother Dicky Eklund is the subject of the movie. Leo portrays Alice Eklund-Ward, the mother of Micky and Dicky, and Adams plays Micky’s lover Charlene Fleming. The 1995 documentary High on Crack Street: Lost Lives in Lowell, which includes the Eklund-Ward family, served as the basis for the movie.

You can watch the movie – The Fighter on Amazon Prime.

Creed

Creed
Creed

The last movie on our list of 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time is Creed.

The 2015 American sports drama Creed was directed by Ryan Coogler, with Sylvester Stallone and Aaron Covington contributing to the writing. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad, Tony Bellew, and Graham McTavish, it is the follow-up to Rocky Balboa and the seventh film in the Rocky series. Rocky Balboa, Apollo Creed’s former adversary, trains and coaches amateur boxer Adonis Creed in the movie.

You can watch Creed on Amazon Prime.

So that was our list of 10 Best Boxing Movies of All Time. If you liked our recommendations then share this article with your friends and let them know about all these amazing movies.

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