Digital Spy ran through the list of great boxing films to come up with a top ten. Read on to see where your favourite boxing movies rank in our video feature.
10. Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Clint Eastwood tugged at the heartstrings for this Oscar-winning drama about a grizzled old trainer who turns Hilary Swank's waitress into a top class fighter. Swank won her second 'Best Actress' Academy Award for her feisty (and ultimately tragic) turn as Maggie Fitzgerald.
9. The Fighter (2010)
It took Mark Wahlberg an eternity to get The Fighter made as he shuffled through high-profile directors (Darren Aronofsky) and co-stars (Brad Pitt, Matt Damon). His passion for Micky Ward and Dicky Eklund's story led to this knockout family drama.
8. Girlfight (2000)
Michelle Rodriguez may be best-known for playing the tough chick in a string of big blockbusters - Resident Evil, Avatar, Fast & Furious to name three - but she's startlingly good in her breakthrough movie Girlfight as a high-schooler who channels her anger into the ring.
7. The Boxer (1997)
Jim Sheridan's movie sees the master of method Daniel Day-Lewis play an IRA member who resumes his fighting career and starts up a boxing club after getting out of prison. So committed to the cause was Day-Lewis, he spent three years training for the role.
6. The Hurricane (1999)
Bob Dylan wrote a song about it, and in the late '90s Denzel Washington took on the role of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter in Norman Jewison's biopic. Carter, a middle-weight fighter wrongly convicted of murder, brought the best out of Washington and earned him an Oscar nod.
5. Cinderella Man (2005)
Ron Howard's underrated drama saw Russell Crowe play a down-and-out fighter who resurrects his careers during the Great Depression. Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti and Paddy Considine are among the impressive supporting cast for Cinderella Man.
4. Ali (2001)
Will Smith is at his career best, completely transforming into boxing icon Muhammad Ali. The movie follows Ali from his humble beginnings to his dramatic 'Rumble in the Jungle' with George Foreman. Michael Mann's movie is a tad long, but nevertheless it's an utterly absorbing account of 'The Greatest's life.
3. When We Were Kings (1996)
Muhammad Ali makes his second appearance in this list for Leon Gast's breathtaking documentary. The 'Rumble in the Jungle' bout that climaxed Mann's film takes centre stage here, as Ali floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee to reclaim his heavyweight champion prize.
2. Raging Bull (1980)
The Martin Scorsese/Robert De Niro double-act really hit its stride with this 1980 biopic of Jake La Motta, a volatile middleweight champ who self-destructs on screen in Scorsese's sharp black and white photography. Criminally, Raging Bull lost out on a 'Best Picture' Academy Award to Ordinary People, but there's no doubt which of the two is the real modern classic.
1. Rocky (1976)
It's an agonising choice: Raging Bull or Rocky? Yet the number one spot goes to Sylvester Stallone's '70s classic, a slim victory nabbed on points! With its against-the-odds sporting spectacle and stirring emotional uplift, this is our definitive boxing movie.
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