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. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Afraid of Baboons... Full Member

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    Lol the Hurricane. I hated that movie.
     
  2. CharlieFirpo85

    CharlieFirpo85 Member Full Member

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    I could only list 10. Personally i didn't liked it...especially the end.
     
  3. choklab

    choklab cocoon of horror Full Member

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    Cinderella man gave the wrong impression about Max Baer. They screwed the Baer family. That was not fair.
     
  4. The Fighting Yoda

    The Fighting Yoda Active Member Full Member

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    My favorites are "Rocky 1" and "Somebody Up There Likes Me".
     
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  5. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Agreed. Typical Holywood BS. Same thing happened to Giardello. They showed him hanging on for dear life against Carter when the reality was, he beat Carter cleanly.

    But portraying Baer as some sort of evil villain was much much worse.
     
  6. scartissue

    scartissue Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Loved 'Requiem'. The amount of extras from the fight business that were used was impressive. Especially loved that bar sequence at the beginning that panned its way down the bar as they were all watching Quinn get pummeled by this Clay kid. One ex-fighter after another. Gus Lesnevich lighting Paolo Rosi's cigarette was a nice touch.
     
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  7. Richard M Murrieta

    Richard M Murrieta Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Great Movie.
     
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  8. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Raging Bull is my personal favorite boxing movie
     
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  9. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Creed II is underrated.

    I always found Ivan Drago the least interesting Rock villain, because he was just a straight up villain.

    With the first three films, you could easily have rewritten them so that Apollo Creed or Clubber Lang was the hero, and Rocky was the villain.

    In Creed II, Drago suddenly becomes a much more complex character.

    When his son is taking a beating on the ropes, he gains his redemption by throwing the towel into the ring, to stop the fight.

    In the end he cared more about his son's wellbeing than retrieving his family's honor.
     
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  10. KO KIDD

    KO KIDD Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Chuck
    Fatcity
    The Fighter
     
  11. JohnJax

    JohnJax New Member Full Member

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    I loved The Great White Hype. It's sad to see how true it is
     
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  12. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Raging Bull
    Somebody up there likes me
    Rocky I
     
  13. Dempsey1238

    Dempsey1238 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    To be fair, in the 80's we all view the Russians with that soviet stare and emotionless. Which is why it was kinda of a shock to the world when Olga Korbut cried during the Olympics.
     
  14. Saintpat

    Saintpat Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I tell people who don’t really know boxing that there’s more truth in The Great White Hype than in any other boxing movie.

    It’s also absolutely hilarious. Me and my brothers quote it all the time.

    Typical great line is when the attorney turns over the contract to promoter Rev. Fred Sultan (Samuel L. Jackson) and says:

    “Any interpretation will lead to endless litigation. I think it’s our best work.”
     
  15. Dempsey1238

    Dempsey1238 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Well in the Naked Gun movies, they had the joke on never bet on the white guy, but with today's era that old joke does not fly with the likes of Tyson Fury or when Wlad was ruling the division.