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Couch Potato Club's Top 10 Boxing Movies

CPC:
Mark your calendars. Odd as it may seem, today may be the day that Marky Mark (sans the Funky Bunch) joins the company of such greats as Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Will Smith, Russell Crowe and so on. Today, The Fighter opens up in theaters across the country. With as much buzz and acclaim the movie has been receiving, this could very well end up going down as one of the best boxing movies of all-time.

In light of The Fighter‘s release, I thought now would be an appropriate time to make that list. My top boxing movies. The sport has been visited many a times throughout the history of cinema. Here, though, we narrow it down to the top 10. So without further ado, my Top 10 Boxing Movies.

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Crazay2180d ago

JL, I'm shocked that Rocky was listed at #2.

JL2180d ago

Yea, figured a few people might be. Plain and simple though, I think Raging Bull is actually the better film.

Now, Rocky actually holds more nostalgic appeal to me and it's a more inspiring story. But I do think Raging Bull edges it out as being a slightly better film. It's a matter of realizing "favorite" doesn't exactly equate to "best". Like the way Boondock Saints is one of my favorite movies, but I know as an actual film it isn't anything special at all and just a mediocre movie really. Ultimately that's what led me to put Raging Bull over Rocky though. While I like Rocky a bit better (just because of it's inspirational aspect thus it became sort of ingrained in my childhood--nostalgic reasons), Raging Bull is actually better. Though it was a tough call. Honestly they should probably be tied for first in my book. I was back and forth on which to put in the number 1 slot for a long time.

blur992180d ago (Edited 2180d ago )

Nice list JL.
I liked Rocky 4 the most of the Rocky films. Drago's line, "I must break you" is great. I saw Raging Bull and in word I'd say it is gritty.
And check out "charlierose.com" for some great interviews of stars.
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