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Last updated June 07, 2023

26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story Poster

26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story

2012 | NR | 4.1 out of 5 Stars

A promising young boxer from a troubled family, Dewey Bozella was wrongfully convicted of murder in 1983 and spent more than 26 years in Sing Sing prison. This inspirational film follows his quest to fight one professional fight as a free man.
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2011 | NR | 4.0 out of 5 Stars

Brothers and boxing champions Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are the subject of this candid documentary. As the Ukrainian fighters overcome their various struggles, their relationship to one another emerges as their main source of strength.
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Head Games

2012 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

This incisive documentary reveals how, with more than 1 million sports-related concussions occurring in the United States every year, athletes, doctors and coaches are paying closer attention to the long-term damage resulting from collision sports.
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Born and Bred

2011 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Director Justin Frimmer delves into the lives of three young Mexican-American boxers living in Los Angeles in this raw documentary. Twins Oscar and Javier are moving to the adult ranks at age 15, while 12-year-old Victor hasn't lost in three years.
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Raging Bull

1980 | NR | 3.9 out of 5 Stars

Robert De Niro won an Oscar for his portrayal of self-destructive boxer Jake LaMotta in Martin Scorsese's widely acclaimed biopic, which paints a raw portrait of a tormented soul unable to control his violent outbursts.
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2013 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Emilio, a young boxer from the wrong side of the tracks with big dreams of becoming a champion, finds himself at a crossroads after being locked up. As he fights his way back into the winner's circle he gets a second shot at the Golden Gloves title.
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A.K.A. Cassius Clay

2001 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Filmed a few years before the famous 1974 "Rumble in the Jungle," this documentary looks at Muhammad Ali's career during the 1960s. Beginning with his emergence as an up-and-coming boxer, the film uses archival footage -- some quite rare -- and interviews to trace the legendary fighter's career up to his 1967 suspension for defying the draft. Malcolm X, Joe Louis and -- naturally -- Ali himself comment on his dazzling career in the ring.
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30 for 30: Broke

2012 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Documentarian Billy Corben examines the harsh realities behind the flashy careers of professional athletes, the majority of whom will go bankrupt soon after retirement due to poor judgment, medical problems, greedy hangers-on and plain old bad luck.
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30 for 30: The Real Rocky

2011 | NR | 3.8 out of 5 Stars

Uncover the story of the "Real Rocky," Chuck Wepner, the man who went almost the full 15 rounds with Ali in 1975 to inspire the Oscar-winning movie. But Wepner was left out of the "Rocky" glory, and his career took a strange turn from there.
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2011 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

This action-packed family film stars Steve Austin as Dan Barnes, a former pro boxer who retired after growing weary of his violent existence. Now a school janitor, Dan tries to help a new student who is being targeted by bullies.
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30 for 30: Muhammad and Larry

2009 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Muhammad Ali was 38 years old when he entered the ring against his ex-sparring partner Larry Holmes, the current champion -- despite the misgivings of fans and boxing experts. This poignant episode spotlights a proud warrior trying to push back time.
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ESPN: J.C. Chavez

2007 | NR | 3.7 out of 5 Stars

Directed by actor Diego Luna (Y Tu Mamá También, The Terminal), this fascinating documentary chronicles the life and times of the legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, one of the most celebrated fighters of all time. With a career that saw him defeat a collection of world champions, including Hector "Macho" Camacho, Jose Luis Ramirez and several others, Chavez finished his reign boasting 108 wins out of 116 fights, 87 of which were won by KO.
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Fist of the Reich

2010 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

This biopic of iconic German boxer Max Schmeling highlights his renowned fights with Joe Louis in the late 1930s, his marriage to actress Anny Ondra and his reluctant role as a poster boy for German supremacy during the Nazi era.
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Triumph of the Spirit

1989 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Willem Dafoe fights the battle of his life as Salamo, a Greek Jew (and former champion boxer) who's incarcerated in Auschwitz by the Nazis and must defeat all comers in weekly boxing exhibitions. If he doesn't, he faces the gas chamber.
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The Boxer

1997 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Danny Flynn (Daniel Day-Lewis), a promising Irish boxer who was imprisoned for 14 years at age 18 for associating with the IRA, returns to his Belfast neighborhood just as IRA leader Joe Hamill (Brian Cox) is trying to negotiate peace with the British. Despite wanting to return to boxing and stay out of trouble, Danny is drawn back into turmoil when he reunites with old girlfriend Maggie (Emily Watson), who's married to an imprisoned IRA man.
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Knuckle Poster


2011 | NR | 3.6 out of 5 Stars

Members of two Irish families continue an ages-old grudge and settle their differences with violence in this documentary. Director Ian Palmer spent years traveling with members of the Quinn McDonagh and Joyce clans to profile their ongoing rivalry.
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Punch Lady

2007 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Mixed martial artist Ju-chang vents his excess rage on his family. His wife Ha-eung has had enough and begins training to beat him at his own game. Soon, she meets him in the ring, where she'll attempt the ultimate revenge before an eager audience.
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The Kid

1997 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

Aging trainer Harry Sloan sees potential in young boxer Jimmy Albright and helps him train and fight his way to the top of his division. But Jimmy's parents wouldn't approve of his pursuit, and he struggles to keep it hidden from them.
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Fight Night

2008 | NR | 3.5 out of 5 Stars

While on the run from his enemies, Michael, a con artist who sets up underground boxing matches, meets Katherine, a fighter who can take on most any man. As Michael tries to cash in on Katherine's skills, his past starts to catch up with him.
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1999 | NR | 3.4 out of 5 Stars

Widower and one-time prizefighter Harry Agensky (Kirk Douglas) is desperate to retire. Short on cash, Harry persuades his son, Lance (Dan Aykroyd), and teenage grandson (Corbin Allred) to take a cross-country drive to search for diamonds that Harry was cheated out of years earlier. Douglas's fellow film legend Lauren Bacall appears as a bighearted madam in their first onscreen pairing since 1950. John Mallory Asher directs.
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Fighting Tommy Riley

2005 | NR | 3.3 out of 5 Stars

A former boxer and washed-up trainer could get one last hurrah in the form of a raw young fighter who displays championship potential. But the novice pugilist has a self-destructive streak and a troubled past that could sink his fledgling career.
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The Opponent

2000 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Determined to find a way to defend herself from her boyfriend's physical abuse, a young woman stumbles into a local boxing gym and discovers that she has a wealth of untapped potential perfect for the professional fight circuit.
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The Sting II

1983 | NR | 3.2 out of 5 Stars

Jackie Gleason and Mac Davis play Gondorff and Hooker (the characters made famous by Paul Newman and Robert Redford in The Sting), two con artists who return for more action when rival gangs try to out-con each other. This time, the fix is on a boxing match. Teri Garr, Karl Malden and Oliver Reed (in the role played by Robert Shaw in the original) provide support in this caper film that's a worthy follow-up to the original.
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Crying Fist

2005 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

This action-driven tale of two Korean boxers pits a washed-up medalist against a young ne'er-do-well serving time for his crimes, with each man willing to risk it all for the amateur title.
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China Heavyweight

2012 | NR | 3.1 out of 5 Stars

Scouted from villages throughout rural southwestern China, teens with a knack for boxing move to training centers that teach more than just the sport. While resisting pro boxing's temptations of fame, they hone their skill for national Olympic pride.
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