10 best movies like Rocky (1976)

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Rocky 1976
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.
List of the best movies like Rocky (1976): Sultan, Pailwaan, Stronger Than The World: The Story of José Aldo, Pelé: Birth of a Legend, Mary Kom, Gladiator, Cinderella Man, Champion, Pitch, From the Rough.

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Sultan (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA, India
Duration03:18

A biographical drama based on the life of fictional Haryana based wrestler & mixed martial arts specialist Sultan Ali Khan.

Pailwaan (2019)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryIndia

A fierce wrestler becomes the symbol of hope for his people when he rises against the odds and fights the brutal oppression.

Stronger Than The World: The Story of José Aldo (2016)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryBrazil

The Story of longtime UFC Featherweight champion and the struggles facing him on the road to the top.

Pelé: Birth of a Legend (2016)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

The life story of Brazilian football legend, Pele.

Mary Kom (2014)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genreaction, drama, biography, sport
CountryIndia
Duration02:02

A chronicle of the life of Indian boxer 'Mary Kom' who went through several hardships before audaciously accomplishing her ultimate dream.

Gladiator (1992)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

Tommy Riley has moved with his dad to Chicago from a 'nice place'. He keeps to himself, goes to school. However, after a street fight he is noticed and quickly falls into the world of illegal underground boxing - where punches can kill.

Cinderella Man (2005)
Markimdb: 8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:18

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.

Champion (1949)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, film noir, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:39

An unscrupulous boxer fights his way to the top, but eventually alienates all of the people who helped him on the way up.

Pitch (2016)
Markimdb: 7.4
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration03:03

The dramatic and inspirational story of a young pitcher who becomes the first woman to play Major League Baseball.

From the Rough (2013)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:37

The coach of a women's swim team parlays her success into an opportunity to build her school's men's golf team.

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The Gabby Douglas Story (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:28

The true story of Gabby Douglas who becomes the first African American to be named Individual All-Around Champion in artistic gymnastics at the Olympic Games.

Hands of Stone (2016)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryPanama, USA
Duration02:20

The legendary Roberto Duran and his equally legendary trainer Ray Arcel change each other's lives.

Rudy (1993)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:54

Rudy grew up in a steel mill town where most people ended up working, but wanted to play football at Notre Dame instead. There were only a couple of problems. His grades were a little low, his athletic skills were poor, and he was only half the size of the other players. But he had the drive and the spirit of 5 people and has set his sights upon joining the team.

The Hammer (2010)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:48

A coming of age drama following the life of Matt Hamill, the first deaf wrestler to win a National Collegiate Wrestling Championship.

Million Dollar Arm (2014)
Markimdb: 7
Genredrama, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:59

In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent JB Bernstein (Jon Hamm) dreams up a wild game plan to find Major League Baseball’s next great pitcher from a pool of cricket players in India. He soon discovers two young men who can throw a fastball but know nothing about the game of baseball. Or America. It’s an incredible and touching journey that will change them all — especially JB, who learns valuable lessons about teamwork, commitment and family.

Invincible (2006)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:45

Inspired by the true story of Vince Papale, a man with nothing to lose who ignored the staggering odds and made his dream come true. When the coach of Papale's beloved hometown football team hosted an unprecedented open tryout, the public consensus was that it was a waste of time – no one good enough to play professional football was going to be found this way.

The Power of One (1992)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, sport
CountryAustralia, France, USA
Duration02:07

PK, an English orphan terrorized for his family's political beliefs in Africa, turns to his only friend, a kindly world-wise prisoner, Geel Piet. Geel teaches him how to box with the motto “fight with your fists and lead with your heart”. As he grows to manhood, PK uses these words to take on the system and the injustices he sees around him - and finds that one person really can make a difference.

He Got Game (1998)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:16

A basketball player's father must try to convince him to go to a college so he can get a shorter sentence.

Fat City (1972)
Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:40

Two men, working as professional boxers, come to blows when their careers each begin to take opposite momentum.

The Champ (1979)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

The more you love, the harder you fight.The world looks at Billy Flynn and sees a has-been who seemingly never was, an ex-boxing champion slammed to the mat years ago by booze and gambling. But Billy's son TJ sees what the world doesn't. He knows his flawed but loving father is, was and always will be The Champ.

Secretariat (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama, family, biography, history, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:56

Housewife and mother Penny Chenery agrees to take over her ailing father's Virginia-based Meadow Stables, despite her lack of horse-racing knowledge. Against all odds, Chenery - with the help of veteran trainer Lucien Laurin - manages to navigate the male-dominated business, ultimately fostering the first Triple Crown winner in 25 years.

Swimming Upstream (2003)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genredrama, biography, sport
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration01:54

A young man aspiring for recognition of his talents battles against his estranged father's sentiment towards him as the father deals with his own demons.

Grudge Match (2013)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genrecomedy, drama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:53

A pair of aging boxing rivals are coaxed out of retirement to fight one final bout -- 30 years after their last match.

A Fighting Man (2014)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genredrama, sport
CountryCanada

Two men meet in the ring for a fight that will change their lives.

Touchback (2011)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrefantasy, drama, family, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

A former high-school football star loses his shot at a college scholarship due to a devastating gridiron injury, but gets a second chance at living his dream.

Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

The story of a New York pro baseball team and two of its players. Henry Wiggen is the star pitcher and Bruce Pearson is the normal, everyday catcher who is far from the star player on the team and friend to all of his teammates. During the off-season, Bruce learns that he is terminally ill, and Henry, his only true friend, is determined to be the one person there for him during his last season with the club. Throughout the course of the season, Henry and his teammates attempt to deal with Bruce's impending illness, all the while attempting to make his last year a memorable one.

Warrior (2011)
Markimdb: 8.1
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration02:20

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.

Rad (1986)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama, sport
CountryUSA
Duration01:31

A BMX racer, who lives in a small town with his mother and sister, is faced with a tough decision, qualify for Helltrack or take his SATs in order to attend college.

Jawbone (2017)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genreaction, drama, sport
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:21

A former youth boxing champion, Jimmy McCabe is a man in search of hope but looking in all the wrong places. When he hits rock bottom he turns to his childhood boxing club and the only family he has left: gym owner Bill corner man Eddie and promoter Joe. Back in training, years after anyone thought he was a contender, he risks his life, as he tries to stand tall and regain his place in the world.

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

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.




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