Top Ten Boxing Movies
Boxing is a combat sport of English descent, in which two participants of similar weight fight each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called rounds. Victory is won if the opponent is beaten and can not stand up before the referee will count ten (Knockout, or KO) or if the opponent is injured to continue (a technical knockout or TKO). If there is no strike before an agreed number of rounds, a winner is determined by the referee’s decision or by the judges’ scorecard.
In the section above, boxing is explained as two people fighting similar weight, but rarely of similar backgrounds. In ancient times gladiators were put together to fight until their deaths for entertainment. A Gladiator was often the subordinate who fought for survival at superior power.
On the big screen box movies are more successful than any other sports related movie. Boxing movies like Rocky and Million Dollar Baby are the only sports-related films to win Acadamey awards for best photo.
Directors of boxing films have the great ability to create characters with so much harmony with the audience. Characters that come from disadvantages used to scrape food and money to support families and loved ones, so when it comes to fighting for survival in a boxing ring, they have what it takes to win.
However, they never have guidance or confidence to realize their full potential. This is where directors create a kind of sweet and skilled character that acts as father figure and mentor. The audience is then taken on a journey of these two characters in search of glory, involving the following, sadness, struggle, sacrifice and conviction.
In any sport, no matter what it is, people are naturally drawn to the underdog and encouraged it. People do not like favorites unless they naturally support the favorite! This is where directors create a different character that does not hold the audience, rude, arrogant, crooked, etc .. What’s at the top of the sport.
These two opponents are ultimately exploding each other. In one corner you have a fighter who hates everyone and in the other corner a fighter who has come to love and admire.
Horns like happy ends, they are dug up with the stories of Snowy, Orange, etc. They want to make the theater happier than they entered. They want to win the underdog because they know how it feels like an underdog.
The audience admires a character with pride and courage. Big directors are aware that they know what the audience desires and gives it to them.
Boxing movies work because everyone loves a good subject story!
Top Ten Boxing Movies Countdown
10.Rocky III (1982)
Released in 1982 Rocky III written, directed and played by Sylvester Stallone became the third movie of the Rocky Franchise. Boxer Rocky Balboa enjoys the wealth he has as world champion. He only fights against straight opponents. Then he is challenged by the arrogant Clubber Lang. Rocky accepts the challenge to prove once again that there is only one world champion. But Long wins and becomes the new champion. Nobody believes in Rocky except one man: former world champion Apollo Creed. Creed Trains Rocky in an attempt to reclaim his title. Co Stars: Talia Shire as Adrian Balboa Burt Young like Paulie and Carl Weathers as Apollo Creed.
- Diggstown (1992)
The film by Michael Ritchie, Diggstown with James Wood (Gabriel Caine), Louis Gossett (Honey) and Bruce Dern (John Gillion). Gabriel Caine first left the jail when he set up a betting with a rich businessman. This businessman owns most of a boxed village called Diggstown. The bet is that Gabe can find a boxer who will knock 10 Diggstown men in a boxing ring within 10 days. “Honey” Roy Palmer is that man – although he is at 48, many say he is well over. A subplot is thrown over Charles Macum Diggs – the heavyweight champion who gave the town’s name – and is now limited to a wheelchair.
- City for conquest (1940)
Anatole Litvak director this film based on the novel called City of Conquest. Filled with fire and anger with James Cagney as Danny Kenny (Young Samson), a truck driver who enters the match and Ann Sheridan as Peggy ‘Peg’ Nash, his former girlfriend. Danny’s success in the ring helps him to pay for his brother Eddies music education. Danny is blinded by the surgeon, and as an attempt to even fail, his former driver is financing a kiosk for the blind and disabled Danny. Eddie becomes a composer and has a symphony at Carnegie Hall to Danny, who is listening to his radio from his kiosk. Peggy rushed out of the concert to reunite with Danny at the kiosk.
- Raging Bull (1980)
Happy number seven on our countdown is Raging Bull, the two-time Oscar directed by Martin Scorsese. When Jake LaMotta played (Robert De Niro) in a boxing ring and wiped out his opponent, he is a valued fighter. But when he treats his family and friends in the same way, he is a ticking time bomb ready to finish at any moment. Although LaMotta desires his family’s love, it seems that there is something between them. Perhaps it’s his violent attacks of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of anger helped him to make a champion, but in real life he waved alone in the ring. An emotional self-destructive boxer’s journey through life, like the violence and mood that leads him to the top of the ring, destroys his life beyond.
- Rocky II (1979)
Rocky II The sequel to Rocky was one of the most excited and successful sequels of all time. Gerig and played by Sylvester Stallone playing (Rocky Balboa) is a small-known boxer who got a shot at the heavyweight champion, Apollo Creed. Since he did much better than anyone expected, Creed called for a rematch, ashamed of his inability to dominate the “amateur” Balboa. Unfortunately, he soon goes out of money, so he is obliged to accept Creed’s offer for a repeat. They call it The Rematch Of The Century.
- Rocky Balboa (2006)
Rocky Balboa The Newest In The Series Rocky Movies See Sylvester Stallone Return To The Big Screen As Director And Rocky Balboa Return To The Boxing Ring. This hard-hitting, action-packed battle of the centuries shows Rocky Balboa, who finds life difficult. His wife Adrian (Shire) is unfortunately dead and the relationship between him and his son (Ventimiglia) is not perfect. But when a computer simulation defeats an in-sy-prime Rocky, current unbeaten champion Mason Dixon Rocky is focusing on a return to the ring to let the animal lose its end-time. Co-stars: Mike Tyson as himself and Burt Young like Paulie.
- Million Dollar Baby (2004).
With four Oscars in his number four, the Clint Eastwood-directed movie is Million Dollar Baby. Starring heavyweight actors Hillary Swank (Maggie Fitzgerald), Morgan Freeman (Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris) and of course Clint Eastwood (Frankie Dunn). Maggie Fitzgerald, a poor and thirty-year-old waitress from the lower classes, and with a dysfunctional loser family, decided to make a difference by boxing. She convinces the experienced cured boxing course Frankie Dunn to lead her away and to be her manager. Morgan Freeman plays the role of Eddie Scrap-Iron Dupris, an old Frankie partner who sees great potential in Maggie. Frankie always had a conflict with his own daughter, and Maggie adopted her practically.
- Hurricane, The (1999)
To the Top Three and Norman Jewish The Hurricane takes its place on our countdown. The true story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter played by Denzel Washington, an African-American man who has risen above his tough youth to become a mid-box title award. But his dreams are nightmare when he is accused of a triumph and sentenced to three natural life sentences in prison. He writes an autobiography to prove his innocence more and more discouraged. An African-American boy and his Canadian mentors read his book and are convinced of his innocence to work for his resignation. To prove its innocence will not be easy. Co Starring: Vicellous Reon Shannon (Lesra Martin)
- Cinderella Man (2005)
This is the number one tournament on our countdown. The Ron Howard film presents Cinderella Man in the 1930s. In the North American Great Depression, former successful boxer James Braddock played by Russell Crowe lost all his possessions and savings with the crash of the stock market. Mae Braddock is his beloved wife played by René Zellweger and their three children survive to starvation and lack of heating and the daily problems that are supported by their love. In 1934, when Jim’s coach and driver, Joe Gould, gave him a chance to return to box, he became the symbol of hope for hopeless people in a devastated nation.
- Rocky (1976)
Ladies and gentlemen the number one Boxing Movie ever made by unanimous decision is Rocky! Champion of our countdown Oscar-winning Rocky director John G. Avildsen, starring Sylvester Stalone (Rocky), Talia Shire (Adriann), Burt Young (Paulie) Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed) and Burgess Meredith (Mickey) where The Italian Hings was born. . Rocky Balboa, is an aspiring boxer in downtown Philadelphia. His chance to make a better life for himself is through his box and Adrian, a girl working at the local pet shop. Through a publicity stint, Rocky was founded to fight Apollo Creed, the current heavyweight champion already set to win. A wonderful miracle story!