Boxing movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant boxing movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, inspirational, intense, feel good and sincere films and TV shows about / with boxing, boxer, sport, fight, mentor, ambition, redemption, violence, martial arts and storytelling plots mostly in Drama, Sport and Action genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as boxing: Creed (2015), Rocky (1976), Cinderella Man (2005), Girlfight (2000), The Fighter (2010), Rocky II (1979), The Hurricane (1999), Rocky Balboa (2006), Million Dollar Baby (2004), Ali (2001).

List of boxing movies

 7.6
 275K
Creed (2015)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.
Style: inspirational, brutal, emotional, suspense, touching ...
Audience: family outing, boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, underdog, boxer, sport, fight, athlete and trainer, training, coach, legacy, boxing match, mentor, courage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 1998, year 2015 ...
Place: philadelphia, usa, mexico, pennsylvania, england ...
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 8.1
 575K
Rocky (1976)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, touching, motivational, captivating ...
Audience: boys' night, kids, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, fight, underdog, self esteem, sport, training, boxer, character study, violence, world champion, contests and competitions, tough guy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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 8.0
 189K
Cinderella Man (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.
Style: inspirational, touching, sentimental, emotional, motivational ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, human spirit, underdog, great depression, boxer, athlete's life, poverty, depression, fight, financial problem, family ...
Time: 1930s, 1920s, 20th century, year 1935
Place: new jersey, netherlands, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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 6.7
 11K
Girlfight (2000)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Diana Guzman begins to train as a boxer and achieves impressive success, blazing new trails for female boxers, all while keeping it a secret from her father.
Style: uplifting, captivating, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: boxing, female boxer, athlete's life, ambition, follow your dream, contests and competitions, athlete and trainer, graphic violence, mentor, lifestyle, human spirit, women ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new jersey, new york, usa
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 7.8
 369K
The Fighter (2010)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being ...
Style: inspirational, sincere, realistic, uplifting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, addiction, boxer, athlete's life, underdog, fight, drug abuse, drugs, arrest, drug addiction, working class ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1993
Place: massachusetts, boston, new jersey, usa, atlantic city new jersey ...
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 7.3
 211K
Rocky II (1979)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. ...
Style: inspirational, feel good, rough, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: family outing, teens, boys' night
Plot: boxing, fight, underdog, boxer, sport, heroes, violence, brutality, training, world champion, comeback, championship ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa
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 7.6
 98K
The Hurricane (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 146 min.
Story: The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.
Style: thought provoking, inspirational, touching, factual, motivational ...
Plot: prison, boxing, racism, courtroom, prison life, legal, court, friendship, fighting the system, justice, injustice, prejudice ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1940s ...
Place: new jersey, toronto ontario canada, canada
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 7.1
 218K
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and ...
Style: sincere, inspirational, touching, melancholic, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, sport, father son relationship, life philosophy, comeback, boxer, fight, training, aging, life, against the odds ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: philadelphia, pennsylvania, usa, las vegas
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.
Style: emotional, sad, touching, depressing, harsh ...
Audience: kids, girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, determination, euthanasia, female boxer, mentor protege relationship, underdog, human spirit, female athlete, athlete's life, strong female lead, boxing trainer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, europe, london, las vegas ...
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 6.7
 100K
Ali (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In 1964, a brash, new pro boxer, fresh from his Olympic gold medal victory, explodes onto the scene: Cassius Clay. Bold and outspoken, he cuts an entirely new image for African Americans in sport with his proud public self-confidence and his ...
Style: inspirational, uplifting, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: boxing, muslim, civil rights, racism, sport, friendship, african american, fight, rise to the top, human spirit, comeback, politics ...
Time: 70s, 60s, year 1974, year 1964, 20th century
Place: africa, usa, nigeria
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 5.3
 139K
Rocky V (1990)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky's career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.
Style: inspirational, serious, realistic, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night, teens, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, fight, betrayal, underdog, coach, training, champion, fight scenes, heroes, gym ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s
Place: philadelphia, russia, pennsylvania, usa, madison square garden manhattan new york city
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 6.5
 10K
Gladiator (1992)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A story of two teenagers trapped in the world of illegal underground boxing. One is fighting to save his fathers life and using the money pay off gambling debts accumulated by his father. The second is fighting for the money to get out of the ...
Style: serious, realistic, rough, harsh, unusual plot structure ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, ambition, underdog, rivalry, hopes, contests and competitions, urban ghetto life, against the odds, human spirit, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 90s
Place: chicago illinois, british columbia, cuba, california, usa
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 7.3
 238K
Southpaw (2015)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: Hong Kong, USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and ...
Style: touching, inspirational, sentimental, serious, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, father daughter relationship, death of wife, athlete's life, tragedy, contests and competitions, down on your luck, boxer, rise and fall, family relations, boxing training ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, year 2014
Place: madison square garden manhattan new york city, usa, las vegas, new york, manhattan new york city
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The Power of One (1992)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: Australia, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. ...
Style: emotional, touching, inspirational, intense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boxing, bullying, friendship, youth, racism, world war two, discrimination, society, rivalry, hopes, orphan, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: africa, south africa
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 6.8
 207K
Rocky IV (1985)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After iron man Drago, a highly intimidating 6-foot-5, 261-pound Soviet athlete, kills Apollo Creed in an exhibition match, Rocky comes to the heart of Russia for 15 pile-driving boxing rounds of revenge.
Style: inspirational, tense, suspenseful, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: teens, family outing, boys' night
Plot: boxing, sport, underdog, boxer, vengeance, training, christmas, guilty pleasure, victory, machismo, cold weather, martial arts ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: philadelphia, las vegas, pennsylvania, ussr, moscow russia ...
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Undisputed II: Last Man Standing (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Sequel to the 2002 film. This time, Heavyweight Champ George "Iceman" Chambers (White) is sent to a Russian jail on trumped-up drug charges. In order to win his freedom he must fight against the jailhouse fighting champ Uri Boyka (Adkins) ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, serious, exciting, rough ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: boxing, martial arts, prison, kickboxing, tournament, sport, prison life, challenge, contests and competitions, jail, prison escape, convict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tokyo, new jersey, california, usa, russia
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Before the Fall (2004)
Genre: Drama, Sport, Thriller, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) – high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich enrolls. During his year in seventh ...
Style: harsh, disturbing, emotional, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: nazi, boxing, friendship, anti semitism, boarding school, nazi germany, pow, war, world war two, youth, military school, holocaust ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, year 1942
Place: germany, berlin germany, poland, new jersey, europe ...
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 7.0
 331K
Real Steel (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Sport
Country: USA, India
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the near-future, Charlie Kenton is a washed-up fighter who retired from the ring when robots took over the sport. After Charlie's robot is trashed, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max to rebuild and train an unlikely contender.
Style: futuristic, feel good, inspirational, entertaining, exciting ...
Audience: teens, kids, family outing, girls' night
Plot: sport, boxing, robot, father son relationship, underdog, androids and robots, against the odds, technology, contests and competitions, arena, parents and children, adventure ...
Time: future, near future, 2020s, 21st century, year 2016
Place: usa, austin texas, brazil
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 6.6
 17K
Hands of Stone (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Panama, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.
Style: realistic, captivating, exciting, tense, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, sport, boxing match, boxer, sex scene, rivalry, fight, rags to riches, athlete's life, contests and competitions, ambition, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 70s, 60s, year 1980
Place: panama
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 7.7
 136K
Billy Elliot (2000)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Set against the background of the 1984 Miner's Strike, Billy Elliot is an 11 year old boy who stumbles out of the boxing ring and onto the ballet floor. He faces many trials and triumphs as he strives to conquer his family's set ways, ...
Style: inspirational, touching, uplifting, feel good, emotional ...
Audience: date night, family outing, kids, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: coming of age, ballet, father son relationship, gay, boxing, dancing, working class, audition, hopes, childhood, friendship, follow your dream ...
Time: 20th century, year 1984, 90s, 80s
Place: england, northern england, london, europe
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 6.8
 192K
Rocky III (1982)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter ...
Style: inspirational, captivating, suspenseful, feel good, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, family outing
Plot: boxing, boxer, sport, comeback, fame, training, coach, martial arts, world champion, victory, defeat, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: philadelphia, los angeles, pennsylvania, new york, russia ...
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 6.8
 28K
Bleed for This (2016)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The inspirational story of World Champion Boxer Vinny Pazienza, who after a near fatal car crash, which left him not knowing if he'd ever walk again, made one of sports most incredible comebacks.
Style: realistic, rough, exciting, serious, inspirational ...
Plot: boxing, underdog, sport, comeback, boxer, training, hopes, car accident, rivalry, adaptation, gym, fight ...
Time: year 1988
Place: rhode island, las vegas
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 7.1
 5K
Journeyman (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A boxer suffers a serious head injury during a fight, and must deal with the consequences.
Style: exciting, inspirational, sentimental, rough, art house ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: boxing, athlete's life, sport, rise and fall, rivalry, courage, transformation, violence, rage, ambition, boxer, brain damage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, britain, united kingdom, england
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 8.2
 473K
Warrior (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine ...
Style: emotional, serious, inspirational, rough, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, sport, mixed martial arts, courage, boxing, tournament, brother brother relationship, muscleman, teacher, brothers, estrangement, athlete and trainer ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: pittsburgh, usa, philadelphia, el paso texas, atlantic city new jersey ...
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Play It to the Bone (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two aging fighters in LA, friends, get a call from a Vegas promoter because his undercard fighters for a Mike Tyson bout that night are suddenly unavailable. He wants them to box each other. They agree as long as the winner gets a shot at the ...
Style: humorous, inspirational, melancholic, intense, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: boxing, sport, friendship, unlikely friendships, contests and competitions, hopes, athlete's life, underdog, ambition, fight, road trip, golf ...
Time: 90s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, new jersey
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Against the Ropes (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Style: inspirational, intense, sincere, serious, sexy ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: boxing, sport, cheerleading, rags to riches, fight scenes, contests and competitions, ambition, rivalry, athlete's life, athlete and trainer, lifestyle, human spirit ...
Time: year 1972, 70s
Place: new jersey, detroit, los angeles, michigan, usa ...
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Beautiful Boxer (2003)
Genre: Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: Thailand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the true life story of a Thai who wishes to have a sex change operation to become a woman. to pay for this he enters the brutal world of Thai boxing, un-nerving his opponents by performing a makeup application ritual before each fight.
Style: touching, melancholic, compassionate, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, martial arts, boxing, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, sport, athlete's life, muay thai, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: thailand, japan, asia, california, bangkok thailand
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 5.8
 21K
Annapolis (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jake Huard, from a shipbuilders family, promised his dying mother he'ld make it to Anapolis Naval Academy. Thanks to tenaciously bugging a Congressman, he's selected despite dubious grades. Once inside, Jake soon proves sub-standard ...
Style: inspirational, intense, serious, feel good, exciting ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: boxing, military training, u.s. navy, military academy, sport, military, bully, friendship, rivalry, ambition, relationships, navy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maryland, new jersey
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 7.2
 11K
Hard Times (1975)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In the depression, Chaney, a strong silent streetfighter, joins with Speed, a promoter of no-holds-barred street boxing bouts. They go to New Orleans where Speed borrows money to set up fights for Chaney, but Speed gambles away any winnings.
Style: realistic, tense, harsh, serious, neo noir ...
Plot: boxing, streetfighting, illegal fistfight, street fighter, great depression, martial arts, ambition, contests and competitions, life is a bitch, tough heroes, sport, mafia ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa, ireland, los angeles
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Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Genre: Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his ...
Style: touching, sincere, uplifting, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: boxing, sport, journalism, ex athlete, african american, human spirit, lifestyle, athlete's life, newspaper, introspection, change of luck, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 50s, 2000s
Place: colorado, los angeles, usa, las vegas, denver colorado ...
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