Best Boxing Films?

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Fares S., Jul 23, 2021.

  1. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

    26
    19
    Jul 19, 2021
    Looking for some deep dive documentaries and movies that may have slipped national attention. Please don't suggest generic greats like any of the Rocky's, or the four King's documentary, or any of the Mike Tyson ones.. I want something that myself as well as many people may have missed.
     
    Philly161 and Rumsfeld like this.
  2. 007 373 5963

    007 373 5963 Member Full Member

    182
    333
    May 30, 2020
    Some younger boxing fans may not have seen HBO's Legendary Nights documentary series. It's got Jim Lampley hosting and Liev Schreiber narrating. It's fantastic.
     
    Jackstraw, Oddone, Impulse_0 and 4 others like this.
  3. Braindamage

    Braindamage Baby Face Beast Full Member

    6,391
    4,314
    Oct 1, 2011
    Unforgivable Blackness. A documentary about Jack Johnson. I believe it was a PBS deal. Also the documentary about SRR. Bight Lights and Dark Shadows.
     
    Rumsfeld, Fares S. and Boon like this.
  4. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    28,117
    12,384
    May 4, 2017
    When We Were Kings is a 1996 American
    This content is protected
    directed by
    This content is protected
    about the famous "
    This content is protected
    "
    This content is protected
    championship match between world heavyweight champion
    This content is protected
    and
    This content is protected
    . The fight was held in
    This content is protected
    (now the
    This content is protected
    ) on October 30, 1974.
    Saw this doc about the events leading u to the rumble in the jungle and the fight itself in a cinema in 1997, it was amazing.
     
    Eel87, Toney F*** U, titanic and 3 others like this.
  5. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    28,117
    12,384
    May 4, 2017
  6. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

    1,331
    1,601
    Apr 29, 2020
    Try " Requiem for a Heavyweight " very sad and moving portrait of a honest but limited HW on the decline after 15 years of hard fights, and then being sold out by his duplicitous manager, bought me to tears.... keep well.
    PS- it is a 1962 movie starring Anthony Quinn.
     
    Jackstraw, ForemanJab, rodney and 3 others like this.
  7. Mike_b

    Mike_b Active Member Full Member

    603
    352
    Jul 9, 2020
    Undisputed starring Jon Leguizamo
     
    Fares S. likes this.
  8. Rubber Glove Sandwich

    Rubber Glove Sandwich Member Full Member

    120
    195
    Aug 15, 2020
    I remember the Johnny Tapia doc being good. Crying Fist is really good too.
     
    Mike_b and Fares S. like this.
  9. Dangerwood84

    Dangerwood84 Well-Known Member Full Member

    1,883
    2,135
    Sep 21, 2017
    Movie from late 70's often gets overlooked, 'The Champ', starring Jon Voight, Faye Dunnaway and a young Ricky Shroeder. Voight plays a boxer making a comeback.
     
    Rumsfeld likes this.
  10. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    8,289
    10,919
    Jul 16, 2019
    My two favorites are Requiem For A Heavyweight, (1962) starring Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, Mickey Rooney, Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and The Harder They Fall (1956) starring Humphrey Bogard, Rod Steiger, and Jan Sterling.
     
  11. Mike Cannon

    Mike Cannon Active Member Full Member

    1,331
    1,601
    Apr 29, 2020
    Snap !! keep well.
     
    Richard M Murrieta likes this.
  12. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    8,289
    10,919
    Jul 16, 2019
    Keep well also my friend.
     
  13. mark ant

    mark ant Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    28,117
    12,384
    May 4, 2017
    Raging Bull is the greatest boxing movie ever made.
     
  14. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 The Original 101.3 Full Member

    7,546
    9,058
    Mar 17, 2018
  15. iamthegreatest

    iamthegreatest Member Full Member

    413
    302
    May 4, 2020
    Not exactly a film but loved The Contender series.
     
    Fares S. and Richard M Murrieta like this.