10 best movies like Ali (2001)

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Movies similar to Ali (2001): Southpaw, Creed, 42, Warrior, The Fighter, The Blind Side, The Wrestler, Tyson, Resurrecting the Champ, Rocky Balboa.

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Southpaw (2015)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.4)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, Hong Kong
Duration02:27
CharactersFamily
PlotBoxing
PlaceCourt
StyleTouching, To cry, Heavy

Billy "The Great" Hope, the reigning junior middleweight boxing champion, has an impressive career, a loving wife and daughter, and a lavish lifestyle. However, when tragedy strikes, Billy hits rock bottom, losing his family, his house and his manager. He soon finds an unlikely savior in Tick Willis, a former fighter who trains the city's toughest amateur boxers. With his future on the line, Hope fights to reclaim the trust of those he loves the most.

Creed (2015)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:31
PlotBoxing, Cancer
StyleExciting

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

42 (2013)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:08

The powerful story of Jackie Robinson, the legendary baseball player who broke Major League Baseball’s color barrier when he joined the roster of the Brooklyn Dodgers. The film follows the innovative Dodgers’ general manager Branch Rickey, the MLB executive who first signed Robinson to the minors and then helped to bring him up to the show.

Warrior (2011)
Mark9 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20
CharactersWarriors, Dragons, Samurai, Heroes
PlotBoxing, Martial Arts, Adventure
StyleFor men

The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother, an ex-marine with a tragic past.

The Fighter (2010)
Mark9.2 (imdb: 7.8)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54
PlotBoxing
StyleSoulful

The Fighter, is a drama about boxer "Irish" Micky Ward's unlikely road to the world light welterweight title. His Rocky-like rise was shepherded by half-brother Dicky, a boxer-turned-trainer who rebounded in life after nearly being KO'd by drugs and crime.

The Blind Side (2009)
Mark9.4 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
CharactersLosers
StyleTouching

Oversized African-American, Michael Oher, the teen from across the tracks and a broken home, has nowhere to sleep at age 16. Taken in by an affluent Memphis couple, Michael embarks on a remarkable rise to play for the NFL.

The Wrestler (2008)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.9)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:45
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotSports, Money
PlaceUSA

Aging wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson is long past his prime but still ready and rarin' to go on the pro-wrestling circuit. After a particularly brutal beating, however, Randy hangs up his tights, pursues a serious relationship with a long-in-the-tooth stripper, and tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter. But he can't resist the lure of the ring and readies himself for a comeback.

Tyson (2008)
Mark10 (imdb: 7.5)
Genredocumentary, biography, sport
CountryUSA, France
Duration01:30
PlotBoxing
StyleSoulful, For men

Director James Toback takes an unflinching, uncompromising look at the life of Mike Tyson--almost solely from the perspective of the man himself. TYSON alternates between the controversial boxer addressing the camera and shots of the champion's fights to create an arresting picture of the man.

Resurrecting the Champ (2007)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:52
PlotBoxing, Funeral

Up-and-coming sports reporter rescues a homeless man ("Champ") only to discover that he is, in fact, a boxing legend believed to have passed away. What begins as an opportunity to resurrect Champ's story and escape the shadow of his father's success becomes a personal journey as the ambitious reporter reexamines his own life and his relationship with his family.

Rocky Balboa (2006)
Mark8.2 (imdb: 7.1)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
PlaceUSA

When he loses a highly publicized virtual boxing match to ex-champ Rocky Balboa, reigning heavyweight titleholder, Mason Dixon retaliates by challenging Rocky to a nationally televised, 10-round exhibition bout. To the surprise of his son and friends, Rocky agrees to come out of retirement and face an opponent who's faster, stronger and thirty years his junior.

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Glory Road (2006)
Mark8.8 (imdb: 7.2)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58
PlotBasketball

In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

Cinderella Man (2005)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:18
CharactersFamily, Fathers
PlotSports, Boxing
PlaceUSA
StyleTouching, To cry, Soulful

The true story of boxer, Jim Braddock who, in the 1920’s after his retirement, has a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

Million Dollar Baby (2004)
Mark8.6 (imdb: 8.1)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:12
CharactersTrainers
PlotBoxing, Sports
StyleDepressive

Despondent over a painful estrangement from his daughter, trainer Frankie Dunn isn't prepared for boxer Maggie Fitzgerald to enter his life. But Maggie's determined to go pro and to convince Dunn and his cohort to help her.

Ray (2004)
Mark8 (imdb: 7.7)
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:32
CharactersPianists, Musicians

Born on a sharecropping plantation in Northern Florida, Ray Charles went blind at seven. Inspired by a fiercely independent mom who insisted he make his own way, He found his calling and his gift behind a piano keyboard. Touring across the Southern musical circuit, the soulful singer gained a reputation and then exploded with worldwide fame when he pioneered couping gospel and country together.

The Hurricane (1999)
Mark6.8 (imdb: 7.6)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:26
PlotOn real events, Boxing, False accusations
PlacePrison
StyleMakes me think

The story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Raging Bull (1980)
Mark8.4 (imdb: 8.2)
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:09
PlotBoxing, Jealousy

When Jake LaMotta steps into a boxing ring and obliterates his opponent, he's a prizefighter. But when he treats his family and friends the same way, he's a ticking time bomb, ready to go off at any moment. Though LaMotta wants his family's love, something always seems to come between them. Perhaps it's his violent bouts of paranoia and jealousy. This kind of rage helped make him a champ, but in real life, he winds up in the ring alone.

Rocky (1976)
Mark8.8
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
PlotSports, Boxing
StyleFor men

When world heavyweight boxing champion, Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers choose palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark. Rocky teams up with trainer Mickey Goldmill to make the most of this once in a lifetime break.

Malcolm X (1992)
Mark1 (imdb: 7.7)
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA, Japan
Duration03:22
PlotPolitical

A tribute to the controversial black activist and leader of the struggle for black liberation. He hit bottom during his imprisonment in the '50s, he became a Black Muslim and then a leader in the Nation of Islam. His assassination in 1965 left a legacy of self-determination and racial pride.

Rocky V (1990)
Mark10 (imdb: 5.3)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

A lifetime of taking shots has ended Rocky’s career, and a crooked accountant has left him broke. Inspired by the memory of his trainer, however, Rocky finds glory in training and takes on an up-and-coming boxer.

Rocky III (1982)
Mark10 (imdb: 6.8)
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:39
PlotBoxing, Rivalry

Now the world champion, Rocky Balboa is living in luxury and only fighting opponents who pose no threat to him in the ring, until Clubber Lang challenges him to a bout. After taking a pounding from Lang, the humbled champ turns to former bitter rival Apollo Creed for a rematch with Lang.

Rocky II (1979)
Mark7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59
PlotBoxing

After Rocky goes the distance with champ Apollo Creed, both try to put the fight behind them and move on. Rocky settles down with Adrian but can't put his life together outside the ring, while Creed seeks a rematch to restore his reputation. Soon enough, the "Master of Disaster" and the "Italian Stallion" are set on a collision course for a climactic battle that is brutal and unforgettable.

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