What are the best movies about fighters?

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    Rocky is a sports movie directed by John G. Avildsen starring Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, and Burt Young. Released in 1976, this film won Best Picture, Best Director and Best Film Editing at the 49th Academy Awards.


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    Rubén Rocha
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Rocky. Epic. The ultimate underdog story. You can feel the intricacies of human emotions with the way the film was executed. And to think that this is said to be Stallone's idea through and through, that says something about the man. To say that this is the best sports or fight film of all time is selling it short. Rocky is one of the greatest movies of all time. Period."
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    #2Fight Club

    Fight Club

    Fight Club is a drama and suspense film adaptation of a novel by Chuck Palahniuk, directed by David Fincher. It was released on September 21, 1999, by 20th Century Fox with an MPAA rating of R.


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    Benito Saldaña
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Fight Club is possibly the most thought-provoking fight-sports movie in this list. It's not just about fighting. The movie doesn't just focus on the aesthetically pleasing sections of the fights. It explores the vastness of human emotions, about discontent, and about finding out what people really want. "
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    #3Cinderella Man

    Cinderella Man

    Cinderella Man is a biopic sports drama movie directed by Ron Howard. Released in 2005, the movie was based on the life of James J. Braddock. It starred Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Craig Bierko, and Paddy Considine.


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    César Amador
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Who is the Cinderella man, really? His name is Jim Braddock, a down-on-his-luck fighter struggling to provide for his family during The Great Depression. After injuring his hands, Braddock worked as a longshoreman until an opportunity to fight again came in the form of world number 2 Corn Griffin. Thinking that it could be his farewell bout, Braddock took the fight and upset the favored Griffin. Stringing a series of victories, Braddock finally managed to get a fight with the most feared boxer at that time, the world champion Max Baer who reportedly killed the last fighter he faced in the ring. At 10-1 underdog, Braddock took the fight. This really is one of the best stories in all sports."
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    #4The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid

    The Karate Kid is a movie directed by John Avildsen and features Ralph Macchio, Noriyuki "Pat" Morita, and Elisabeth Shue. It tells the story of an old martial arts teacher who teaches a student how to defend himself. 


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    Rodrigo Valle
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "LOL! Admit it, you've done the crane kick at least once in your life. I did. And my kids do it too after I showed them Karate Kid. This is a classic film and should remain so in the hearts of people. Wax on, Wax off!"
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    Kickboxer is a martial arts film directed by Mark DiSalle and David Worth. Released in 1989, it is the first installment in the Kickboxer movie franchise. It starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dennis Alexio, Dennis Chan, and Michel Qissi.


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    Miguel Ángel Carbajal
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "The film that made Jean-Claude Van Damme a household name. And isn't a surprise that it landed on this solid list of movies about fighters. Kickboxer is a surprisingly good film. I first watched it expecting it to have a dull story with full-fight regalia. The movie delves into the human psyche and the human nature of trying to protect those we love. While this might sound a cliche, especially about an action movie, it really does carry a lot of emotional pitfalls. Great movie!"
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    #6Never Back Down

    Never Back Down

    Never Back Down is a 2008 martial arts film directed by Jeff Wadlow and starring Sean Faris, Amber Heard, Cam Gigandet, and Djimon Hounsou. The story tells about a frustrated and conflicted teenager who arrives at a new high school to discover an underground fight club and meet a classmate who begins to coerce him into fighting. 


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    Lorenzo Arreola
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Is it weird to say that this film reminds of the original The Karate Kid movie? Think about the plot of the old movie and watch this film. That being said, this film is a good fight movie and worthy to be on this list in my opinion. The makers show that they know what they are doing in the fight scenes. If you're into MMA, this one is definitely for you."
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    Bloodsport is a martial arts film directed by Newt Arnold. Released in 1988, the movie was based on unverified claims made by Frank Dux. It starred Jean-Claude Van Damme, Donald Gibb, Norman Burton, Forest Whitaker, and Bolo Yeung.


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    José Juan Ayala
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "Bloodsport opened my eye to contact sports. Jean-Claude Van-Damme doesn't act the fight scenes. He really fights and you can see that in this movie. He is a skilled, well-trained fighter who could play professionally. That said, Bloodsport is a great movie if you're into martial arts film."
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    #8Here Comes The Boom

    Here Comes The Boom

    A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program. Here Comes the Boom is a 2007 American sports comedy film directed by Frank Coraci, and starring Kevin James.


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    Rodrigo Espinosa
    Written on June 11, 2018
    "It is Kevin James pretending to be an MMA fighter. That thought alone would have made you laughed, right? But then again, if you watched the movie, you'll realize that Here Comes the Boom isn't your average fight movie. A good laugh with a good smackdown. Great movie!"


Best What are the best movies about fighters
1RockyMovies 11 Paid
2Fight ClubMovies 8 Paid
3Cinderella ManMovies 6 Paid
4The Karate KidMovies 5 Paid
5KickboxerMovies 5 Paid
6Never Back DownMovies 4 Paid
7BloodsportMovies 2 Paid
8Here Comes The BoomMovies 1 Paid

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