Best Boxing Films?

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

  1. Showstopper97

    Showstopper97 The Icon Full Member

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    Also... Hands of Stone - The Roberto Duran Story

    Robert De Niro (who played Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull) plays Ray Arcel
     
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  2. The Phenom

    The Phenom Pretty Handsome Full Member

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    The fighter
    Assault in in the ring
    ESPN 30 for 30 Tommy Morisson
     
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  3. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

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    I seen Assault in the Ring like last week. What a F****** film man! Truly a heartbreaking story and outcome for all parties involved except maybe the mafia or whoever influenced the move to remove the padding. The amount of dislike I had for Panama Lewis by the end of that documentary could've filled a room.

    RIP Billy Collins
     
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  4. elmaldito

    elmaldito Skillz Full Member

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    magic man was good
     
  5. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Requiem for a Heavyweight.

    All Star Cast.

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  6. crixus85

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    Barry McGuigan coached Lewis for a long time for this film and was impressed how good he became.
     
  7. vast

    vast Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Assault in the Ring was great. A glaring look at the sleazy and corrupt underworld in boxing.

    Very sad outcomes for all involved except for the sleazebag Panama Lewis, who should have been barred from the sport.
     
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  8. djanders

    djanders Boxing Addict Full Member

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    I was somewhat surprised that a better movie on the career of Jack Dempsey was never made. Something as good as the one on Braddock.
     
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  9. m.s.

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    I liked The Fighter, and Balboa, because of the old depressed former champ making a come back, with his dog "Punchy."
     
  10. crixus85

    crixus85 Active Member Full Member

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    Yes, Cinderella Man was, except for the Baer depiction, was excellent. Expect another attempt at a Dempsey film would be a mini - series. Glaring omissions of unmade compelling subjects, among many, are ones on Kid McCoy, Ketchel, Gans.
    When Johnson had his conviction pardoned a few years ago there was talk of Stallone buying the rights. These usually take forever to be made. Let’s hope if it is ever made, it’s a million miles away from his comical series on a slugger from Philadelphia.
     
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  11. m.s.

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    Cinderella Man, Hands of Stone, Hurricane, Raging Bull.
     
  12. Fares S.

    Fares S. New Member Full Member

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    I finally watched Cinderella Man after it being the most suggested film in this thread and for great reason. What a film!
     
  13. Fares S.

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    As someone who only knows Baer from the Cinderella man film, what didn't the directors do to properly portray the real Max Baer? He seemed to be the villain/antagonist from the movie. As an audience member i was rooting for him to lose. Was that anything like how the real fight played out?
     
  14. UnleashtheFURY

    UnleashtheFURY Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Hard Times. Captures the grit of the depression era - a drifter who knows how uses his hands uses them to make ends meat and solve a few problems along the way. Formulaic while also being a breath of fresh air.
     
  15. Bustajay

    Bustajay Feel the Steel/Balls Deep Full Member

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    Rocky II