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Body and Soul Body and Soul
1947 - Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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A corrupted boxer sees the light and decides at the last minute to win a fixed fight. Directed by Robert Rossen. …More

Body and Soul Champion 
1949- Lions Gate Home Entertainment
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While far from the only good film on boxing, Champion is perhaps the best drama ever based on the fight game. It is remarkable for a number of things: the unrelenting, grinding logic that leads to the hero's tragic fate; the beautiful cinematography and editing that make it a masterpiece of light and shadow; near-perfect performances by everyone.

Cinderella Man Cinderella Man
2005 - Universal Home Video
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Set in New York and New Jersey during the Great Depression, this is the true story of heavyweight boxer Jim Braddock. After his boxing career hits rock bottom, Jim struggles to make ends meet by taking odd jobs at the dock. When a fortuitous chain of events lands Jim back in the ring for a sceond chance, he makes the most of it by regaining his championship form. …More

The Fighter The Fighter
2010 - Paramount Home Video
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Academy Award Nominees Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, and Amy Adams  star in this remarkable film. Based on a true story, two brothers, against all the odds, come together to train for a historic title bout that has the power to reunite their fractured family and give their hard-luck town what it's been waiting for: pride. Micky Ward  is a struggling boxer long overshadowed by his older brother and trainer, Dicky, a local legend battling his own demons. …More

Gentleman Jim Gentleman Jim
1942- Warner Home Video
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Errol Flynn is at his career best as boxer James J. Corbett, the bank clerk turned World Champion who elevated boxing from bare-knuckled brawling to the sport of skill it is today. …More

Girlfight Girlfight
2000 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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Once Diana decides she wants to become a boxer, her priorities are forced into focus as she begins a grueling training regimen. She falls in love with a talented amatuer and, under the careful tutelage of her trainer, she becomes the gym's first female champion. …More

Golden Boy Golden Boy
1939 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A violinist turns boxer, egged on by his manager's girlfriend. Directed by Rouben Mamoulian. …More

Golden Boy The Hammer
2008- Sony Pictures Home Ent
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"Jerry "The Hammer" Ferro [is] a 40-year-old boxing washout turned construction worker. When a top trainer spots Jerry's still-lethal left hook, he gets a surprise shot at glory in the U.S. Olympic trials. But will his ... attitude get him thrown off the team?

The Hurricane The Hurricane
1999- Universal Home Video
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Based on a true story, middleweight boxer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's career and future is destroyed when he is wrongly convicted of three murders. Years later, convinced of his innocence, an African-American boy and his Canadian mentors doggedly pursue Hurricane's freedom. …More

Million Dollar Baby Million Dollar Baby
2004- Warner Home Video
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A well-respected trainer who is estranged from his daughter reluctantly agrees to train a female boxer after he is impressed with her dedication and will. The two form a fragile bond of friendship as they realize they share a lot of common experiences in their past. Their new friendship is put to the test when they face a difficult battle. …More

Raging Bull Raging Bull
1980 - Tcfhe/MGM
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Graphic biography of 1949-51 WBA middleweight boxing champion Jake LaMotta. Directed by Martin Scorsese. Best actor Oscar for De Niro. …More

Requiem for a Heavyweight Requiem for a Heavyweight
1962 - Sony Pictures Home Ent
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A punchy boxer ends his brutal career in the company of a sad trainer and a bad manager. …More

Resurrecting the Champ Resurrecting the Champ
2007 - Yari Film Group
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Ambitious sports reporter Erik discovers that a local homeless man named Champ was once a famous boxer, long presumed dead. Erik digs deeper into the fascinating story and becomes friends with the down-and-out former star but soon uncovers several disturbing questions about Champ's background. …More

Rocky Rocky
1976- Tcfhe/MGM
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Heavyweight champ Apollo Creed gives Philadelphia club fighter Rocky Balboa a title shot. Oscars for best picture, director John G. Avildsen. …More

The Set-Up The Set-Up
1949 - Turner Home Entertainment
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An aging boxer leaves his crying wife, then crosses the street for a fixed fight. Directed by Robert Wise. …More

The Set-Up Somebody Up There Likes Me 
1956 - Turner Home Entertainment
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Inspiring tale about Rocky Graziano's rise from poverty and rage to the middleweight title.

Win Win Win Win
2011 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Academy Award nominee Paul Giamatti stars as a lovable yet long-suffering lawyer and high-school wrestling coach who takes us on a brilliantly heartfelt journey through the game of life...where you can't lose 'em all. When Mike Flaherty (Giamatti) comes across a teenage runaway who also happens to be a be a champion wrestler, Mike's luck turns around in spectacular fashion. …More

The Wrestler The Wrestler
2011 - Twentieth Century-Fox
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Mickey Rourke gives the performance of a lifetime as pro wrestler Randy The Ram Robinson, a former superstar now paying the price for twenty years of grueling punishment in and out of the ring. But hes about to risk everything to prove he has one more match left in him: a re-staging of his famous Madison Square Garden bout against The Ayatollah. …More

 

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