The poll - run to coincide with the London 2012 Olympics - saw thousands cast their vote in a poll to find their favourite sports film. Sylvester Stallone's 1976 boxing classic secured first place with 18.7% of the votes, ahead of recent documentary Senna and bobsled comedy Cool Runnings.
Rocky, which picked up 3 Academy Awards in 1977, was directed by John G Avildsen and written by its star Stallone. The film centres on a loan shark leg-breaker and semi-pro boxer who's given the chance to fight for the heavyweight title against Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers).
Stallone went on to star in five further Rocky movies, the most recent of which was 2006's Rocky Balboa.
Ayrton Senna documentary Senna ran Rocky close to come second in the poll. Asif Kapadia's 2011 film about the late F1 driver won 14% of the vote to come in second.
Cool Runnings, about a Jamaican bobsled team competing at the winter Olympics, is at number three ahead of Bend it Like Beckham and the recently re-released Chariots of Fire.
Digital Spy readers' top ten sports movies:
3. Cool Runnings
4. Bend it Like Beckham
5. Chariots of Fire
6. The Karate Kid
7. Escape to Victory
8. The Mighty Ducks
9. Million Dollar Baby
10. Raging Bull
The 'Other' category caught 5.4% of the vote, with Digital Spy commenters showing support for Slap Shot, The Damned United and The Cutting Edge.
Photo gallery - 25 greatest sporting movies as voted for by Digital Spy readers: