I agree with Mark on this one, Raging Bull for me. Fantastic acting, tragic story, very visceral fight scenes...and DeNiro - Pesci. What more do you need? On a more Hollywood popcorn front Gladiator isn't bad, and Cinderalla Man is okay. Anyone know the name of the one where Christian Bale plays the trainer? I think the character is Irish, and he's all gaunt. Also, there's a personal favourite of mine called The Power of One. It's set in South Africa in the 40s (i think) and stars Morgan Freeman and Stephen Dorff. Dorff is a young kid, a white South African, and Freeman is a black coach. It's a beautifully shot movie, dealing with the racism and upheaval in South African society and the power of sport to unite. It's a proper uplifting message movie with wonderful performances and some great boxing stuff. I originally read the book as a kid before it was turned into a film. I can't recommend it enough.