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5 Great Boxing Film Recommendations

In light of Tyson Fury’s fantastic win against Deontay Wilder in Fury vs Wilder 3, here are five excellent boxing films for you to watch!

  1. Raging Bull

IMDB: 8.2

Synopsis: Directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro and Joe Pesci, Raging Bull shows the life and career of boxer Jake LaMotta. Raging Bull delves into Jake LaMotta’s fame and personal life, displaying his violent temper and its effects on his life outside of the ring. 

  1. Cinderella Man

IMDB: 8.0

Synopsis: Russel Crowe delivers a fantastic performance in this telling of James J. Braddock’s boxing career in a story that is a perfect mix of both drama and sport. Directed by Ron Howard, Cinderella Man is set during The Great Depression, telling the rags to riches story of James J. Braddock, 1935-1937 heavyweight world champion. 

  1. Million Dollar Baby 

IMDB: 8.1

Synopsis: Directed by Clint Eastwood and boasting a talented cast, starring Hillary Swank, Clint Eastwood, and Morgan Freeman, Million Dollar Baby is about an old cranky coach who reluctantly takes on Maggie as a student. Million Dollar Baby demonstrates Hillary Swank’s diversity as an actor and also again solidifies Clint Eastwood’s position as a talented director. This movie takes the viewer on an emotional journey through many trials and tribulations, and through a heart-warming tale between Frankie and Maggie. 

  1. Southpaw 

IMDB: 7.4

Synopsis: Southpaw tells the tragic story of boxer Billy Hope who’s life crumbles into pieces after losing his family. Jake Gyllenhaal delivers an impressive watch as this broken boxer who is determined to get his life back together after a great tragedy. Also with Rachel McAdams and Forest Whitaker, Southpaw is an enjoyable modern boxing movie. 

  1. The Fighter 

IMDB: 7.8Synopsis: A struggling boxer, Micky Ward, is trying to get his boxing career back on track and goes to his recovering drug addict brother for help, Dicky. Starring Mark Whalberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams, The Fighter is about more than just boxing, as it goes into depth between Micky and Dicky’s relationship and the problems that ensue as Dicky still tries to live in the shadow of his past while tackling his own demons as well.

Hopefully now you will have some of these best boxing films on your watchlist!

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