Your Favorite Boxing Movies

Discussion in 'Classic Boxing Forum' started by CharlieFirpo85, Sep 11, 2021.

Your Favorite Boxing Movie: (You have 5 choices. Feel free to use 1-5 if you want)

  1. Rocky 1

    23 vote(s)
    56.1%
  2. Rocky 2

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. Rocky 3

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  4. Rocky 4

    7 vote(s)
    17.1%
  5. Rocky 5

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  6. Rocky Balboa

    5 vote(s)
    12.2%
  7. Raging Bull (1980)

    15 vote(s)
    36.6%
  8. The Hurricane (1999)

    1 vote(s)
    2.4%
  9. Cinderella Man (2005)

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  10. The Fighter (2010)

    7 vote(s)
    17.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 Member Full Member

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    This survey is specifically addressed to the members in the classic section (so i hope it can stay here).
    I just wanted to ask you about your favorite boxing movies. it's not so much about cinematic quality, but simply how much you like to watch them. I think for example Raging Bull is a masterpiece...but from the 're-watch-ability' factor it kinda suffers from its tediously character (But that's just my opinion). You have up to 5 choices. Feel free to use all 5 choices...or just 1-4 if you think the other films doesn't deserve a vote.

    I hope this isn't too stupid, trivial and superficial for you, but i really wan't to know what classic boxing enthusiasts think about it.
     
  2. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 Member Full Member

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    Edit: Feel free to comment your Top 5 most rewatchable or Top 5 quality wise here. :)
     
  3. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Out of the ones listed it's Raging Bull for me. The Hurricane is hands down the worst. Lots of B.S especially the Giardello fight. The movie alludes to it being a fixed fight and that Carter should have won which is not even close to true. Giardello won pretty convincing. I don't know if Carter killed those folks or not but he certainly was no angel and he certainly did not get a raw deal against Giardello.
     
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  4. HolDat

    HolDat Active Member Full Member

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    The Fighter and The Hurricane were brilliant movie wise.
     
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  5. Glass City Cobra

    Glass City Cobra Boxing Addict Full Member

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    You're missing million dollar baby.

    Voted for Cinderella man. Didn't like the acting in the Rocky movies.
     
  6. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I like all those movies almost equally but I picked rocky 3. Some epic characters in that film and the idea of a former foe coming back to train rocky was cool.
     
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  7. William Walker

    William Walker Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Champion should be on here as well.

    But the best boxing film of all times, well, @roughdiamond can tell you.
     
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  8. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    None of the above!

    For me, I've always been a sucker for the original 'The Champ'. Wallace Beery looked and acted just like a drunken, washed-up pug would.
     
  9. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    None from the list. Requiem For A Heavyweight (1962) Jackie Gleason, Anthony Quinn, Mickey Rooney, and Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) and The Harder They Fall (1956) Humphrey Bogard, Rod Steiger, and Jan Sterling. It reminds me of the start of Gerry Cooney's career.
     
  10. Dempsey1238

    Dempsey1238 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Joe Palooka 1934 with the great Jimmy Durante.
     
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  11. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    James Cagney's brother played Al McSwatt. Great movie, I own a VHS store bought copy.
     
  12. Dempsey1238

    Dempsey1238 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I got the move from a Dollar store on DVD for well 1 Dollar lol. I enjoy it. Odd the DVD says Joe Palooka, but the film calls it Palooka.
     
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  13. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Mine says Palooka, it stars Jimmy Durante, Lupe Velez, and Stuart Erwin.
     
  14. surfinghb

    surfinghb Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Also missing The Champ (1979)
     
  15. GoldenHulk

    GoldenHulk Well-Known Member Full Member

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