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Posted on: April 23, 2009 1:46 pm
 

Top 10 Boxing Movies

 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.

  1. Rocky - Oscar winning movie which captured America in 1976, Sylvester Stallone.
  2. Million Dollar Baby - Clint Eastwood, HIllary Swank, Morgan Freeman - several Oscars here including best picture.
  3. Raging Bull - Robert Deniro won an oscar for his role as Jake LaMotta.
  4. Cinderella Man - Russell Crowe plays legendary Jim Braddock
  5. 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.
  6. Diggstown - James Woods and Luis Gossett...an interesting film. 10 fights in 24 hours.
  7. The Harder They Fall - Humphrey Bogart is a reporter in the corrupt fight game of the 50s
  8. The Hammer - Adam Corolla, we needed on comedy
  9. Ali - Will Smith as Muhammad Ali. Enough said.
  10. 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.

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