List of boxing films

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This is a list of films about boxing, featuring notable sports films where boxing plays a central role in the development of the plot.

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TitleYearGenreNotesRef
Leonard-Cushing Fight 1894DocumentarySilent film
Corbestt and Courtney Before the Kinetograph 1894DocumentarySilent film
Boxing Match; or, Glove Contest 1896DocumentarySilent film
The Corbett-Fitzsimmons Fight 1897DocumentaryA full-length version of 19th Century title bout.
The Gordon Sisters Boxing 1901DocumentarySilent film
The Joe GansBattling Nelson Fight1906Archival FootageSilent footage of most of the championship bout that lasted an astounding 48 rounds. The film company ran out of money – and film – in the 38th round and had to stop shooting
The Johnson-Jeffries Fight 1910DocumentaryFootage from bout between heavyweights Jack Johnson and James J. Jeffries.
The Knockout 1914 Short, comedyTo show his girl how brave he is, Pug (Roscoe Arbuckle) challenges a champion.
The Third String 1914ComedyA man poses as a boxer to impress a barmaid and is forced to fight the champion.
The Champion 1915Short, comedy Charlie Chaplin puts a "good luck" horseshoe into his boxing glove and wins.
The White Hope 1915DramaAn Earl's sister returns to a boxer in time to help him win.
Twenty-One 1918ComedyA young man trades places with a lookalike boxer and learns to fight for what he wants.
The World's Champion 1922DramaTo impress a British noblewoman, a man goes to America to put up his dukes.
The Leather Pushers 1922SerialAfter his father goes broke, a young man (Reginald Denny) fights for money.
Hogan's Alley 1925ComedyA knockout earns Lefty (Monte Blue) the title, but nearly costs him his girl.
Battling Butler 1926ComedySilent film directed by and starring Buster Keaton.
One-Punch O'Day1926ComedyA whole town's money is riding on Jimmy O'Day (Billy Sullivan).
The Shock Punch 1926DramaRandall Savage floors a boxing champ, then a construction boss to win a girl.
The Ring 1927Drama Alfred Hitchcock silent film about a pugilist known as "One-Round Jack."
Knockout Reilly 1927DramaFalsely convicted of a crime, Reilly (Richard Dix) fights the guy who framed him.
Night Parade 1929DramaA father tries to persuade his middleweight-champ son not to take a dive.
Hold Everything 1930Comedy Georges Carpentier's training is disrupted by an amateur called Gink (Joe E. Brown).
City Lights 1931ComedyA tramp (Charlie Chaplin) accumulates money by boxing to help a flower girl.
The Champ 1931DramaStory of a boy's love for a doomed ex-boxer. Academy Award for Wallace Beery.
Iron Man 1931DramaLightweight contender Kid Mason is betrayed by his scheming wife (Jean Harlow).
Winner Take All 1932DramaWashed-up Jimmy Kane (James Cagney) fights to help a young widow.
The Big Timer 1932ComedyCooky Bradford ends up fighting for, and falling for, his manager's daughter.
They Never Come Back 1932DramaA boxer framed for a crime fights to pay the debt of the friend who betrayed him.
The Life of Jimmy Dolan 1932DramaBelieved to be dead, a boxer (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) tries to begin a new life.
Madison Square Garden 1932DramaAfter a boxer (Jack Oakie) takes a beating, his fellow fighters come to his rescue.
The Bermondsey Kid 1933DramaA British newsboy ends up in a fight contest against a friend.
The Prizefighter and the Lady 1933Romantic ComedyReal-life boxer Max Baer co-stars in a glove story with Myrna Loy.
Palooka 1934Comedy Joe Palooka leaves rural life to follow a trainer (Jimmy Durante) to the big city.
The Personality Kid 1934DramaRitzy McCarty (Pat O'Brien) wins fixed fights, cheats on wife.
Excuse My Glove 1936ComedyA meek British man accepts a dare to step into a boxing ring at a fair.
Conflict 1936Drama John Wayne as a con man who loses bareknuckle bouts on purpose.
The Milky Way 1936ComedyA milkman (Harold Lloyd) who can deliver a punch becomes an overnight sensation.
Prison Shadows 1936DramaOut on parole, a boxer called "Killer" ends up with most of his opponents dead.
Two-Fisted Gentleman 1936DramaA fast-rising prizefighter jilts his girlfriend and takes up with a blonde.
Keep Fit 1937ComedyA department store employee (George Formby) takes up boxing.
Kid Galahad 1937Crime, dramaNick Donati (Edward G. Robinson) turns a young bellhop into boxer Kid Galahad.
The Duke Comes Back 1937DramaDuke Foster weds a rich girl, then fights to aid her embezzler father.
Hollywood Stadium Mystery 1938MysteryA crimefighter and writer both try to solve a murder in a boxing ring.
The Crowd Roars 1938DramaAccidentally killing a friend in-ring, "Killer" McCoy must save woman he loves.
Kid Nightingale 1939DramaA singing waiter punches a customer, becomes a prizefighter.
Golden Boy 1939DramaA promising violinist (William Holden) risks his hands by prizefighting.
Winner Take All 1939DramaRodeo cowpoke turned pugilist fights for a female sportswriter (Gloria Stuart).
There Ain't No Justice 1939DramaAn aspiring boxer (Jimmy Hanley) discovers corruption in the sport.
The Kid from Kokomo 1939ComedyA manager (Pat O'Brien) helps a Hoosier palooka find his mother.
They Made Me a Criminal 1939DramaAccused of murder, a boxing champ (John Garfield) becomes a fugitive.
City for Conquest 1940Drama James Cagney as a fighter who is blinded in the ring.
Golden Gloves 1940DramaA sportswriter sets out to clean up amateur boxing.
Pride of the Bowery 1940Comedy The East Side Kids turn to the boxing ring to help a friend.
Here Comes Mr. Jordan 1941ComedyA fighter taken too soon is reincarnated in a new body. Remade in 1978 as Heaven Can Wait , using American football as backdrop instead of boxing.
Knockout 1941DramaArrogant boxer Johnny Rocket (Arthur Kennedy) has a manipulative manager.
Bowery Blitzkrieg 1941ComedyThe East Side Kids end up in Golden Gloves bouts in this Bowery Boys tale.
Ringside Maisie 1941Romance Ann Sothern falls for the manager of a fighter blinded in the ring.
The Pittsburgh Kid 1941DramaReal-life boxer Billy Conn plays a contender falsely accused of a murder.
Sunday Punch 1942Rom-ComA janitor and a medical student become pals, then rival prizefighters.
Treat 'Em Rough 1942ComedyThe Panama Kid (Eddie Albert) learns his father's accused of embezzling.
Gentleman Jim 1942BiographicalLight-hearted biopic, with Errol Flynn as heavyweight champ James J. Corbett.
The Great John L. 1945BiographicalBoston strong boy John L. Sullivan wins the belt, battles the bottle.
Joe Palooka, Champ 1946ComedyFirst of 11 Monogram films featuring comic-strip character.
The Kid from Brooklyn 1946ComedyRemake of 1936 milkman tale, this time with Danny Kaye.
Body and Soul 1947Film noir John Garfield is a boxer involved with corrupt promoters. Three Oscar nominations.
Killer McCoy 1947Drama Mickey Rooney fights to pay off his dad's gambling debts.
Whiplash 1948Film noirA painter adopts the ring name "Mike Angelo" when he fights for a sadistic club owner.
The Big Punch 1948DramaRefusing to take a dive, an honest kid (Gordon MacRae) gets framed for a murder.
The Set-Up 1949Film noirA has-been boxer's manager bets on him to lose, with dire consequences if he doesn't.
Champion 1949Film noirAn arrogant fighter (Kirk Douglas) makes it to the top, alienating all who care about him. Six Oscar nominations.
Duke of Chicago 1949ComedyChicago's retired Jim Brody makes a comeback against champ Killer Bronski.
Right Cross 1950Romance June Allyson takes over dad's fight promotions, handles boxer Ricardo Montalbán.
The Golden Gloves Story 1950DramaAn amateur boxer falls in love with a referee's daughter.
Iron Man 1951DramaA coal miner turned prizefighter loses control inside the ring.
Day of the Fight 1951Documentary Stanley Kubrick's first film, a documentary on middleweight Walter Cartier.
The Quiet Man 1952RomanceA visiting American ex-boxer (John Wayne) meets an Irish lass (Maureen O'Hara) and literally has to fight for her. Seven Oscar nominations.
The Fighter 1952DramaA story by Jack London about a fighter during the 1910 Mexican rebellion.
The Square Ring 1952DramaBritish film about one night's events inside a boxing arena.
Flesh and Fury 1952DramaA deaf boxer (Tony Curtis) wins the title, undergoes an operation so he can hear.
The Ring 1952DramaA young Mexican (Lalo Ríos) seeks respect of Americans and love of a beauty (Rita Moreno).
Glory Alley 1952DramaSocks Barbarossa (Ralph Meeker) bolts from a New Orleans ring one night, without explanation.
The Joe Louis Story 1953BiographicalThe life and career of the longtime champ, played by Coley Wallace.
Off Limits 1953ComedyA boxer (Mickey Rooney) is drafted into the Army, so his manager (Bob Hope) enlists.
It's Always Fair Weather 1953MusicalFight manager Gene Kelly discovers his contender is about to take a dive.
The Flanagan Boy 1953DramaBritish film about a rising ring star who falls for a millionaire's wife.
Champ for a Day 1953DramaAfter his manager is murdered, a heavyweight schemes to get even.
Tennessee Champ 1954DramaA devoutly religious boy mistakenly believes he killed a boxer (Charles Bronson).
The Long Gray Line 1955BiographicalA look at the 50-year career of Martin Maher who served as boxing instructor at West Point
The Harder They Fall 1956Film noirA former sportswriter (Humphrey Bogart) works for a mobster who fixes fights.
Somebody Up There Likes Me 1956BiographicalTwo-time Oscar-winner based on life of Rocky Graziano, played by Paul Newman.
The Square Jungle 1956DramaA grocery clerk (Tony Curtis) fights his way to the middleweight title.
World in My Corner 1956DramaNew Jersey boy (Audie Murphy) seeks fame, fortune to impress millionaire's daughter.
The Leather Saint 1956DramaA young Episcopalian minister (John Derek) boxes to raise funds for his church.
Monkey on My Back 1957Biographical Barney Ross's boxing career leaves him with a morphine habit.
The Crooked Circle 1957DramaA sportswriter (Steve Brodie) helps a contender cope with criminals.
And the Same To You1960ComedyFilm adaption of the 1958 ITV Play of the Week episode, "The Chigwell Chicken."
Requiem for a Heavyweight 1962DramaA punchy fighter (Anthony Quinn) is betrayed by his manager (Jackie Gleason).
Kid Galahad 1962MusicalA young Catskills car mechanic (Elvis Presley) turns out to pack quite a punch.
Legendary Champions 1968Documentary Harry Chapin's look at boxers of yesteryear.
The Great White Hope 1970Romantic dramaBased on Jack Johnson, story of black prizefighter in early 20th century. Oscar-nominated performances by James Earl Jones and Jane Alexander.
Fat City 1972DramaA broke, broken-down fighter (Stacy Keach) tries a comeback as a young one (Jeff Bridges) learns the ropes. Oscar nomination for Susan Tyrrell. [1]
All American Boy 1973DramaThe young boxer Vic Bealer (Jon Voight) in search for some direction in his life.
Muhammad Ali: The Greatest1974DocumentaryPhotographer William Klein's look at Muhammad Ali.
Hard Times 1975DramaIllegal bare-knuckle bouts in Louisiana, starring Charles Bronson.
Let's Do It Again 1975Comedy Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier as Atlanta men who rig a match for a good cause.
Rocky 1976Drama Academy Award winner for Best Picture about a Philadelphia pug (Sylvester Stallone) who gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. [2]
The Greatest 1977DramaBiographical film with Muhammad Ali as himself.
Every Which Way but Loose 1978ComedyA trucker (Clint Eastwood) with a pet orangutan fights bare-knuckle brawls for money.
Matilda 1978ComedyA promoter (Elliott Gould) pits a man against a boxing kangaroo.
Movie Movie 1978ComedySpoof of old boxing films, with palooka Harry Hamlin managed by George C. Scott.
The Champ 1979DramaRemake of '30s melodrama about a child who worships a has-been boxer (Jon Voight).
The Main Event 1979ComedyHeadstrong woman (Barbra Streisand) owns contract of cocky boxer (Ryan O'Neal).
Penitentiary 1979DramaBlaxploitation story set in a prison, featuring Leon Isaac Kennedy.
Rocky II 1979DramaRocky Balboa gets a rematch with Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers).
Marciano1979DramaMade for TV biopic about undefeated heavyweight Rocky Marciano.
Ashita no Joe 1980AnimatedJapanese film.
Raging Bull 1980BiographicalBiopic on Jake LaMotta, with Oscar-winning performance by Robert De Niro.
Any Which Way You Can 1980ComedyIn sequel to 1978 film, mobsters coax bare-knuckle brawler Clint Eastwood into one more fight.
Ashita no Joe 2 1981AnimatedJapanese film.
Body and Soul 1981DramaBased on 1947 version, with Leon Isaac Kennedy and then-wife Jayne Kennedy.
Penitentiary II 1982DramaBlaxploitation, sequel to 1979 film.
Honeyboy1982DramaMade for TV story with Erik Estrada and Morgan Fairchild.
Rocky III 1982DramaNow champ, Rocky is challenged by vicious Clubber Lang, played by Mr. T.
Dempsey 1983Biographical Treat Williams stars in made-for-TV biopic of Jack Dempsey.
The Fighter1983DramaA Vietnam vet turns to boxing to raise money.
Tough Enough 1983DramaA "toughman" tournament is entered by a Texas musician (Dennis Quaid).
The Sting II 1983ComedyCon man Jackie Gleason fixes a fight to double-cross a couple of crooks.
Boxer 1984DramaIndian film.
Rocky IV 1985DramaRocky goes to the Soviet Union to battle Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren).
Streets of Gold 1986DramaTwo amateur boxers are trained by a Russian (Klaus Maria Brandauer).
Teen Wolf Too 1987ComedySequel to werewolf comedy, this time starring Jason Bateman.
Heart 1987DramaA punchy fighter gets set up by a shady promoter (Steve Buscemi).
Split Decisions 1988Drama Gene Hackman as a trainer and father of two totally different sons.
Triumph of the Spirit 1988DramaIn Auschwitz concentration camp, a Jewish boxer (Willem Dafoe) fights for his life.
Homeboy 1988Drama Mickey Rourke as a down-and-out boxer who risks death in the ring.
Rocky V 1990DramaA bankrupt Balboa trains up-and-coming heavyweight (real-life boxer Tommy Morrison).
Diggstown 1992DramaA con man (James Woods) wagers his fighter can defeat 10 men in 24 hours.
Gladiator 1992Drama Cuba Gooding, Jr. and James Marshall take part in illegal fights.
Night and the City 1992DramaA shyster (Robert De Niro) defies a mobster to become a boxing promoter.
Tyson 1995BiographicalHBO biopic of Mike Tyson (played by Michael Jai White), co-starring George C. Scott.
The Great White Hype 1996ComedyAn out-of-shape champ steps into the ring against an out-of-his-league chump.
When We Were Kings 1996DocumentaryOscar-winner on 1974 fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman.
The Boxer 1997Drama Daniel Day-Lewis as an Irish boxer recently released from prison.
Don King: Only in America 1997BiographicalAn ex-con becomes a famous promoter, with Ving Rhames as King.
The Kid1997DramaA teen boxes while keeping it a secret from his parents. Stars Rod Steiger.
Legionnaire 1998WarFrenchman (Jean-Claude Van Damme) wins fight he was told to lose, joins Foreign Legion.
Play It to the Bone 1999ComedyBest friends (Antonio Banderas, Woody Harrelson) fight each other in Las Vegas.
Rocky Marciano 1999BiographicalA television film with Jon Favreau portraying the undefeated champ.
On the Ropes 1999DocumentaryA coach takes three young boxers under his wing.
The Hurricane 1999BiographicalFalse imprisonment of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, played by Oscar nominee Denzel Washington.
Thammudu 1999DramaA wayward youth takes up boxing in place of his injured elder brother. A Telugu film.
The Opponent 2000DramaAn abused woman learns to defend herself, then turns pro.
King of the World2000BiographicalA television film with Terrence Howard as young Cassius Clay.
Price of Glory 2000DramaA trainer (Jimmy Smits) teaches three of his sons how to fight.
Ali 2001BiographicalA dramatization of Muhammad Ali's success and controversy, with Will Smith.
Carman: The Champion2001ActionA former boxing champion is blackmailed back into the ring.
Undisputed 2002DramaHeavyweight champ fights a fellow prison inmate. Ving Rhames and Wesley Snipes co-star.
Joe and Max 2002BiographicalThe 1930s rivalry between heavyweights Joe Louis and Max Schmeling.
Beautiful Boxer 2002DramaBiographical film about a transsexual fighter from Thailand.
Hajime No Ippo: Champion Road 2003AnimatedJapanese film.
Hajime No Ippo: Mashiba Vs Kimura 2003AnimatedJapanese film.
Million Dollar Baby 2004DramaOscar-winner for Best Picture and Best Actress about a trainer (Clint Eastwood) who reluctantly teaches a poor waitress (Hilary Swank) how to fight.
Against the Ropes 2004DramaBased on a true story; Meg Ryan as manager of a young fighter (Omar Epps).
The Calcium Kid 2004Mockumentary Orlando Bloom in a satire of boxing films.
Shadowboxing 2005DramaRussian film about boxer Artyom Kolchin.
Cinderella Man 2005BiographicalDepression-era comeback of heavyweight contender James J. Braddock, starring Russell Crowe; three Oscar nominations.
Fighting Tommy Riley 2005DramaA boxer and a gay manager clash, with tragic consequences.
Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story2005DocumentaryA look at a welterweight champ who killed an opponent in the ring.
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson 2005DocumentaryEmmy-winner by Ken Burns about Jack Johnson's battles in and out of ring.
Pacquiao: The Movie 2006BiographicalA look at the life and career of Manny Pacquiao.
Rocky Balboa 2006DramaSixth in the Rocky series, with widower Rocky stepping into ring one more time.
Undisputed II: Last Man Standing 2006ActionSequel to 2002 film but with entirely new cast.
Annapolis 2006DramaBoxing story set at Naval Academy starring James Franco.
Shadowboxing 2: Revenge 2007DramaRussian sequel to 2005 film about boxer Artyom Kolchin.
Jump In! 2007Family Disney Channel comedy on Golden Gloves boxer's kid in rope-jumping contest.
Poor Boy's Game 2007DramaTempers and racial tensions flare in Nova Scotia story, starring Danny Glover.
Apne 2007Drama Bollywood film.
Miracle on 1st Street 2007Comedy South Korea film.
Muay Thai Chaiya 2007Drama Thailand film.
Resurrecting the Champ 2007DramaA sportswriter believes homeless man (Samuel L. Jackson) is former boxing star.
The Hammer 2007ComedyA 40-year-old carpenter (Adam Carolla) gets shot at U.S. Olympic boxing team.
Blue Blood 2007DocumentaryFive Oxford students attempt to make Amateur Boxing Club.
Shamo 2007DocumentaryAdaptation of the manga of the same name
Assault in the Ring 2008DocumentaryA controversial 1983 fight between Billy Collins Jr. and Luis Resto, in which trainer Panama Lewis tampered with Resto's gloves, causing injuries so severe Collins never fought again.
Joe Louis: American Hero... Betrayed2008DocumentaryAn HBO production profiling boxing legend Joe Louis
Facing Ali 2009DocumentaryA look at the life of Muhammad Ali as told from the perspectives of many of his opponents.
Muhammad and Larry2009DocumentaryMade for TV as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Examines 1980 fight between Ali and Larry Holmes.
Phantom Punch 2009Biographical Ving Rhames' portrayal of former heavyweight champ Sonny Liston.
The Fighter 2010BiographicalStory of Micky Ward (Mark Wahlberg) and half-brother Dicky Eklund (Christian Bale). Oscars for Bale and Melissa Leo.
Max Schmeling 2010BiographicalA look back at 1930s German heavyweight who twice fought Joe Louis.
One Night in Vegas2010DocumentaryMade for TV as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Explores friendship between Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur, leading up to Shakur's 1996 murder after Tyson's fight with Bruce Seldon.
Lahore 2010Drama Bollywood film.
Shadowboxing: Final Round2011DramaThird installment in Russian film trilogy.
Ashita no Joe 2011DramaJapanese film.
The Real Rocky2011DocumentaryMade for TV as a follow-up to ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Profiles Chuck Wepner, the real-life inspiration for Rocky Balboa.
Knockout 2011DramaA janitor (Steve Austin) teaches boxing skills to a student who's up against bullies.
Real Steel 2011Science fictionBoxing robots, starring Hugh Jackman.
Klitschko 2011DocumentaryLives of Ukraine brothers who both became world heavyweight champions.
26 Years: The Dewey Bozella Story2012DocumentaryMade for TV as a follow-up to ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Profiles Dewey Bozella, who found purpose in boxing while imprisoned for 26 years.
When Ali Came to Ireland 2012DocumentaryIrish film about how Muhammad Ali was persuaded to make his first visit to the country for a 1972 fight, and depicting his later interactions with Ireland.
Grudge Match 2013ComedyWashed-up boxers (Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone) square off one last time.
No Más2013DocumentaryMade for TV as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Examines controversial ending to No Más Fight between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Durán.
Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight 2013DramaA dramatization of the champion's refusal to serve in Vietnam.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali 2013DocumentaryAnother look at the champion's refusal to fight in Vietnam, also focusing on his conversion to Islam.
I Am Ali 2014DocumentaryExplores the life of Muhammad Ali, with a starting point of personal voice recordings made by Ali himself in the 1970s.
Maan Karate 2014ComedyA man takes part in a boxing tournament to impress his sports-loving girlfriend, despite knowing nothing about boxing. An Indian Tamil film.
Mary Kom 2014BiographicalAn Indian biopic about five-time World Boxing Champion and Olympic bronze medalist Mary Kom.
Manny 2014DocumentaryOn life and career of longtime champion Manny Pacquiao.
Chasing Tyson2015DocumentaryMade for TV as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Explores the years Evander Holyfield spent trying to arrange his first fight with Mike Tyson.
Creed 2015DramaEvolution of the Rocky series, with Rocky serving as trainer for Apollo Creed's son.
Mr. Calzaghe2015DocumentaryOn undefeated champion Joe Calzaghe and relationship with his father and trainer Enzo.
Shah 2015DramaShah is a 2015 Pakistani biographical sports film directed and written by Adnan Sarwar based on the Story of Pakistani Boxer, Hussain Shah, who won Bronze during the 1988 Seoul Olympics.
Southpaw 2015DramaA boxer (Jake Gyllenhaal) loses his wife, then loses custody of his daughter.
Caring and Killing2015DramaAn up-and-coming boxer must face his past and present demons with the help of his coach
Bleed for This 2016BiographicalThe story of Vinny Paz (Miles Teller), focusing especially on his comeback from a broken neck suffered in an auto accident.
Chuck 2016BiographicalAnother look at Chuck Wepner, focusing on 1975 fight with Muhammad Ali.
Hands of Stone 2016BiographicalA dramatization of Roberto Durán's career, featuring Robert De Niro.
Uppercut2016DramaA young boxer raised in Queens rises up the ranks.
Irudhi Suttru 2016DramaIndian film about a boxing coach training a young woman who sells fish.
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki 2016BiographicalDramatization of a 1962 fight in Helsinki between a featherweight from Finland and the American star Davey Moore.
Mukkabaaz 2017DramaA lovestory of a boxer who also faces several other hardships.
42 to 12018DocumentaryMade for TV as part of ESPN's 30 for 30 series. Chronicles the shocking knockout of previously unbeaten Mike Tyson by journeyman Buster Douglas in 1990.
Creed II 2018DramaMost recent entry in the Rocky series, with Adonis Creed facing the son of the fighter who killed his father in the ring.
Pariah: The Lives and Deaths of Sonny Liston2019DocumentaryMade-for-TV examination of the rise, fall, and untimely death of Sonny Liston.
Knuckle City 2019Crime, DramaAn aging, womanizing professional boxer and his career-criminal brother take one last shot at success and get more than they've bargained for.
Doda2019BiographicalThis first balochi language pakistani featuer boxing film for cinemas in pakistan all time.
In Full Bloom (film) 2020DramaAn American boxer defends his honor, as he faces off against an undefeated Japanese champion.

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<i>Toofaan</i> Hindi sports film by Rakeysh Omprakash

Toofaan (transl. Storm) is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language sports drama film directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra and starring Farhan Akhtar as a national level boxer, alongside Mrunal Thakur and Paresh Rawal in supporting roles. Filming commenced in Dongri on 26 August 2019 and was completed in March 2020. The film will stream on 21 May 2021 on Amazon Prime Video.

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