Best Boxing Films?

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

  1. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    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.
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2021
  2. Impulse_0

    Impulse_0 Active Member Full Member

    Oct 22, 2011
    After the last round is a great documentary and free on YouTube. It’s a very tough watch but really makes you appreciate what these warriors go through and the risks they take.

    HBO legendary nights are also great.
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  3. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018

    The Fighter

    Ward Bros story
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  4. Dodgy Syrup

    Dodgy Syrup Active Member banned Full Member

    Mar 20, 2019
    That's the one...cheers.
  5. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

    Oct 7, 2020
    The Great White Hype. Pure Comedy Gold.
  6. Skins

    Skins Boxing Addict Full Member

    Oct 20, 2011
    Great doc on the Ali-Chuvalo fight on you tube. Also a new Jerry Quarry doc that is excellent
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  7. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Jul 16, 2019
    My wife and I enjoyed the series as well.
  8. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

    Jun 11, 2009
    I like hard times with charles bronson. Charles bro was jack dempsey and trained him. He was also friends and trained with bruce lee and ali. He uses good jabs bodyshotsand technique in films. Charles was chuck norrises daddy. I also like the power of one with morgan freeman and stephen dorf
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  9. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

    Aug 16, 2018
    Pariah: The lives and deaths of Sonny Liston is as good of a boxing documentary that you will see.
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  10. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

    Jul 19, 2021
    It's funny you mention that one because i just watched it last night on showtime. I agree, truly truly an incredible film. They did a wonderful job of capturing the moments in time that Sonny dominated in and the parts where he wasn't.
  11. jmb1356

    jmb1356 Active Member Full Member

    Sep 30, 2019
    Just watched Requiem For A Heavyweight. Good movie.
  12. Noel857

    Noel857 I Am Duran Full Member

    Mar 24, 2019
    Midnight Sting aka Diggstown is a fun boxing film starring James Woods
  13. destruction

    destruction Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Looks like a film written by some limp wristed left wing so called liberal ***** who wants boxing banned
  14. Wizbit1013

    Wizbit1013 Prayed for Shadow,Waste of time,Still a nincompoop Full Member

    Mar 17, 2018
    I didnt see it that way, interesting

    But never the less its a decent watch
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  15. JediPimp007

    JediPimp007 Long suffering reader Full Member

    May 8, 2006
    'Somebody up there likes me' is a great boxing movie.
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