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Top 10 boxing movies in Hollywood history

Although the “Creed” may be considered as “Rocky 7”, but it is a step in a completely new brand of long-term boxing movie, and considered by many to be the best movie since “Rocky” first . The contents of the “Creed” focuses on Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of the friend / rival Apollo Creed of Rocky, who came to an old Rocky to train him to develope his future career

Although boxing is no longer a popular sport in this era from the early part of the 20th century, but Hollywood has always had a special love for it. It’s true that there is something extremely interesting, extremely dramatic when you see two men (or two women) confront each other just by holding the match and expressed his will to survive.
While there are many excellent documentaries about boxing as “When We Were Kings” or the movie or about the former boxer as “On The Waterfront” and “The Quiet Man”, the list below will only focus to the great boxing films that have action scenes on the ring only.

10. Fat City (1972)

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Famous stars Jeff Bridges playsed the young fighter named Ernie Munger, one of the film role of his start-up in “Fat City”. This film is based on a novel of the same name by author Leonard Gardner, and concentrate mining on the life of Munger and some of his relatives as they try to build their career in California.

9. The Hurricane (1999)

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We do not really have many fighting scenes in “The Hurricane” because the real life of boxer Rubin “The Hurricane” Carter is more complex and more dramatic when he was twice convicted of murdering three people at the same time, a crime no one would believe he did. Oscar-winning actor Denzel Washington played Carter, and whether the film was criticized for historical accuracy but Washington’s acting has received much praise.

8. Gentleman Jim (1942)

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Previously, boxing is a sport very different, especially before the legendary boxer James J. Corbett (Errol Flynn), the champion in the final stages of the 19th century, began his career . The plot revolves around the game of Corbet with world heavyweight champion John L. Sullivan (Ward Bond), and help the audience understand the context of the old days when boxing is a underground sport illegal.

7. Creed (2015)

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Although the “Creed” may be considered as “Rocky 7”, but it is a step in a completely new brand of long-term boxing movie, and considered by many to be the best movie since “Rocky” first . The contents of the “Creed” focuses on Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of the friend / rival Apollo Creed of Rocky, who came to an old Rocky to train him to develope his future career. This film was praised by the experts and help Sylvester Stallone received an Oscar nomination in the category of “Best Outstanding Supporting Actor”.

6. Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962)

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One of the dark side of boxing career is health problem and finance the boxers have to face in when they retired. Classic films launched in 1962 to exploit that aspect, with actor Anthony Quinn play the old boxer “Mountain” Rivera, a man whose has complicated inner enclosed troubles in life .

5. The Fighter (2010)

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“The Fighter” is a biographical film about the relationship between two real boxer brothers Michky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale). The dark realism of this film helped it bring great success, helped Bale and Melissa Leo achieved the prestigious Oscars. In particular, Bale had to lose a lot of weight to portray Eklund, an addict.

4. Cinderella Man (2005)

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Boxer James Braddock gave the Americans a lot of hope when he had a sublime career from a dockworkers become the world heavyweight champion during the “Great Depression”. “Cinderella Man” is a biopic about the life of Braddock, was directed by Ron Howard and starring of Russell Crowe as Braddock, Renee Zellweger as his wife, Mae Braddock.

3. Million Dollar Baby (2004)

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Not only showed the ability of women when on the ring, but the drama about female boxer can win both an Oscar in the category “Best Film”, typical example is the “Million Dollar Baby “. The film has built up a very touching story, won four Oscars for director Clint Eastwood, actress Hilary Swank and sub actor Morgan Freeman.

2. Rocky (1976)

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Can not think to actor Sylvester Stallone without mention to “Rocky”, one of the most famous boxing movie of all time that he built up himself. Although the movie sequel good or bad, but the first film with an emphasis on a poverty fighter, trying to seize the opportunity 1/1000000 of his life has captured the hearts of so many generations of audiences. In fact, the “Rocky” also can be seen as a love story makes the audiences feel closer, more emotional than ever.

1. Raging Bull (1980)

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Director Martin Scorsese has made several masterpieces in his career, but many experts believe that “Raging Bull” perhaps the greatest work of him. Actor Robert De Niro plays real champion Jake Lamotta, a boxer having all kinds of trouble outside the stadium. With a classic black and white film, combines great acting of the main actors and others, everything had made “Raging Bull” became a masterpiece and was the greatest boxing film in history Hollywood.

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