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1. When We Were Kings (1996)

PG | 88 min | Documentary, Sport

83 Metascore

A documentary of the 1974 heavyweight championship bout in Zaire, "The Rumble in the Jungle," between champion George Foreman and underdog challenger Muhammad Ali.

Director: Leon Gast | Stars: Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Don King, James Brown

Votes: 14,209 | Gross: $2.67M

2. Southpaw (1999)

77 min | Documentary, Sport

62 Metascore

Follows the life of Olympic hopeful Francis Barrett as he overcomes social and cultural barriers to realise his dream of fighting for the Irish Olympic team.

Director: Liam McGrath | Stars: Francis Barrett, Chick Gillen, Tom Humphries, Colum Flynn

Votes: 113 | Gross: $0.03M

3. Bruce Lee: A Warrior's Journey (2000 Video)

PG | 100 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

A documentary showing the life of Bruce Lee up-close.

Directors: John Little, Bruce Lee | Stars: Bruce Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Peter Archer, Sun-Man Bae

Votes: 2,647

4. The Smashing Machine (2002)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Sport

This is a documentary that follows M.M.A. great Mark Kerr, and his string of amazing victories in the ring.

Director: John Hyams | Stars: Mark Kerr, Mark Coleman, Dawn Staples, Bas Rutten

Votes: 1,624

5. More Than Famous (2003)

70 min | Documentary, Sport

The documentary/love story of Salvadorian/American boxer Carlos "Famoso" Hernandez as he fights for his American dream, two world titles and the spirit of an entire country.

Director: Graham Rich | Stars: Carlos Hernández, Veronica Hernández, Robert Mittleman, Amilcar Brusa

Votes: 54

6. Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story (2005)

87 min | Documentary

A story of violence, love, sex, politics and media centered around the life of Griffith, a six-time world welterweight champion.

Directors: Ron Berger, Dan Klores | Stars: Don Dunphy, Benny Paret, Emile Griffith, Pete Hamill

Votes: 326

7. Kassim the Dream (2008)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

This is the story of World Champion Boxer, Kassim "The Dream" Ouma - born in Uganda, kidnapped by the rebel army and trained to be a child soldier at the age of 6. When the rebels took over... See full summary »

Director: Kief Davidson | Stars: Yann Gael, Kassim Ouma

Votes: 114

8. Thrilla in Manila (2008 TV Movie)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

A filmed recounting of the final championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier in 1975.

Director: John Dower | Stars: Joe Frazier, Marvis Frazier, Thomas Hauser, Muhammad Ali

Votes: 813

9. Tyson (2008)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

83 Metascore

A mixture of original interviews, archival footage, and photographs sheds light on the life experiences of Mike Tyson.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Mike Tyson, Mills Lane, Trevor Berbick, Cus D'Amato

Votes: 11,846 | Gross: $0.89M

10. Facing Ali (2009)

R | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack | Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 3,215

11. Pinned (2009)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary, Action, Biography

Lance is a 3-time Ohio state wrestling champion who wrestles 600-lb. bears for practice. Matt comes from a broken home and starves himself out of determination to become his school's first ... See full summary »

Directors: Patrick Norman, Mike Norman | Stars: Albert Andrade, Bill Barger, Brian Brakeman, Joe Cabot

Votes: 31

12. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: One Night in Vegas (2010)

51 min | Documentary, Biography, History

On the evening of Sept. 7, 1996, Mike Tyson, the WBC heavyweight champion, attempted to take Bruce Seldon's WBA title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. At this point in his career, Tyson's ... See full summary »

Director: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Stars: Senator Eric Adams, Maya Angelou, Chris Connelly, Gloria Cox

Votes: 393

13. Joe Frazier: When the Smoke Clears (2011)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

They say that Philadelphia is the capital of boxing and Joe Frazier's Gym is the White House. This is the story of a father, a son and a forgotten legacy. Joe Frazier has been lost in ... See full summary »

Director: Mike Todd | Stars: George Benton, Angelo Dundee, George Foreman, Joe Frazier

Votes: 26

14. Klitschko (2011)

Not Rated | 118 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

63 Metascore

A documentary encompassing the lives of world heavyweight boxing champions, Vitali & Wladimir Klitschko. The first time in history two brothers have shared all the heavyweight world titles,... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Dehnhardt | Stars: Lamon Brewster, Chris Byrd, Bernd Bönte, Pearlman Hicks

Votes: 2,534

15. Knuckle (2011)

R | 97 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

65 Metascore

An epic 12-year journey into the brutal and secretive world of Irish Traveler bare-knuckle fighting. This film follows a history of violent feuding between rival clans.

Director: Ian Palmer | Stars: James Quinn McDonagh, Paddy Quinn McDonagh, Michael Quinn McDonagh, Ian Palmer

Votes: 2,663 | Gross: $0.00M

16. Like Water (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

In the most brutal and often most misunderstood sport in the world, becoming a champion takes more than just blood, sweat, and tears. Like Water follows middleweight Ultimate Fighter ... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Croce | Stars: Anderson Silva, José Aldo, Penny Buffington, Junior Dos Santos

Votes: 1,453

17. The Real Rocky (2011 TV Movie)

58 min | Documentary

The story of Chuck Wepner, an underdog boxer who went the distance against Muhammad Ali and inspired the creation of Rocky.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Chuck Wepner, Sylvester Stallone, Jerry Izenberg, John Rowe

Votes: 368

18. The Good Son: The Life of Ray Boom Boom Mancini (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

The outcome of the 1982 WBC Lightweight title bout between Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini and Duk Koo Kim is examined.

Director: Jesse James Miller | Stars: Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini, Mickey Rourke, Ed O'Neill, Mark Kriegel

Votes: 167

19. Journey to the 100 Man Fight: The Judd Reid Story (2013)

Not Rated | 57 min | Documentary, Action, Sport

In mid 2011, Judd Reid was invited by the World Kumite Organization (WKO) to attempt the 100 Man Kumite. The 100 Man Kumite is an intimate event steeped in tradition where a person attempts... See full summary »

Director: Anton Cavka | Stars: Robert McInnes, Masayasu Sugihara, Eddie Emin, George Kolovos

Votes: 79

20. Night of the Fight: Hatton's Last Stand (2013)

Not Rated | 46 min | Documentary, Sport

Dogged by scandal, alcohol issues, rehab & suicidal thoughts Ricky Hatton, one day decides enough is enough. Its time to step back into the ring. This is about personal redemption. The film... See full summary »

Director: Mat Hodgson | Stars: Eduardo Enríkez, Ricky Hatton

Votes: 34

21. Tapia (2013)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Sport

TAPIA takes us inside the tortured soul of Johnny Tapia, the 5-time world champion boxer whose unprecedented success was overshadowed by a volatile drug addiction brought on by the brutal ... See full summary »

Director: Eddie Alcazar | Star: Johnny Tapia

Votes: 207

22. Blood Guts Glory (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

Wrestling has been dubbed man's oldest sport and yet it was about to be erased from the Olympic games. This film looks into the culture, ethics, and history of what is probably the best ... See full summary »

Director: Braden Barty | Stars: Bruce Baumgartner, Wayne Boyd, Randy Couture, Seth Lesser

23. Champs (2014)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

59 Metascore

A documentary on boxing greats Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins examines their lives in and out of the ring.

Director: Bert Marcus | Stars: Evander Holyfield, Bernard Hopkins, Mike Tyson, Larry 'Ratso' Sloman

Votes: 1,802

24. I Am Ali (2014)

PG | 111 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

55 Metascore

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins | Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali, Maryum Ali

Votes: 3,035 | Gross: $0.00M

25. Manny (I) (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

35 Metascore

A man who overcame insurmountable odds to become one of the most loved and respected athletes of all time. From a starving teenager who fought to feed his family, to a Congressman working ... See full summary »

Directors: Leon Gast, Ryan Moore | Stars: Jimmy Kimmel, Sardo Mejia, Liam Neeson, Jinkee Pacquiao

Votes: 2,137

26. Maravilla, a Fighter Inside and Outside the Ring (2014)

Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

At 37 years old, time is not on his side. Sergio 'Marvelous' Martinez can drop the best boxers with his lightning strikes, floor the most beautiful women with his devastating looks, and has... See full summary »

Director: Juan Pablo Cadaveira | Stars: Carlos Aguilar, Raoul Roger Anderson, Bob Arum, Darren Baker

Votes: 193

27. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Chasing Tyson (2015)

Documentary, Biography, History

Explores the years that Evander Holyfield spent trying to arrange his first fight with Mike Tyson.

Director: Steven Cantor | Stars: Seth Abraham, Steve Albert, Teddy Atlas, Al Bernstein

Votes: 617

28. Mr Calzaghe (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

The story of the rise to glory of boxer Joe Calzaghe.

Director: Vaughan Sivell | Stars: Joe Calzaghe, Enzo Calzaghe, James Dean Bradfield, Chris Eubank

Votes: 555

29. Mad Dog - From Chaos to Comeback (2016)

72 min | Documentary, Drama, Sport

Who deserves a Second chance? UFC-fighter "Reza "Mad Dog" Madadi came from nothing and built himself a successful life. One crucial event took it all away. This is the story of a Self-Made ... See full summary »

Directors: Mauri Chifflet, Martin Sandin | Star: Reza Madadi

Votes: 8

30. Team Foxcatcher (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

Documentary filmmaker Jon Greenhalgh examines the life of Dave Schultz, a professional wrestler who was part of 'Team Foxcatcher', funded by multi-millionaire John du Pont.

Director: Jon Greenhalgh | Stars: Dan Chaid, John du Pont, Dave Schultz, Mark Schultz

Votes: 4,292

31. Anthony Joshua: The Road to Klitschko (2017 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 59 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Follows the IBF World Heavyweight champion over the course of two years as he prepares for the biggest fight of his career, how he rose to the pinnacle of his sport and how he relaxes away from the ring.

Director: Tim MacKenzie-Smith | Stars: Noel Clarke, Anthony Joshua

Votes: 405

32. Conor McGregor: Notorious (2017)

R | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

Featuring unprecedented access, never before seen moments and explosive fight footage, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes look at a sporting icon and his spectacular rise.

Director: Gavin Fitzgerald | Stars: José Aldo, Audie Attar, Ryan Buescher, Kiefer Crosbie

Votes: 3,702

33. Foreman (2017)

PG-13 | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

A retrospective look at the boxing career of George Foreman.

Director: Chris Perkel | Stars: George Foreman Jr., Ralph Cooper, George Foreman, Jim Brown

Votes: 230

34. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: Tommy (2017)

77 min | Documentary, Biography, History

The unlikely rise and sudden fall of boxer Tommy Morrison.

Directors: Gentry Kirby, Erin Leyden | Stars: Bob Arum, Michael Bentt, Al Bernstein, Dawn Brady

Votes: 148

35. 30 for 30 (2009– )
Episode: 42 to 1 (2018)

TV-G | 50 min | Documentary, Biography, History

This documentary chronicles one of the greatest sporting upsets in history, when James "Buster" Douglas handed Mike Tyson his first-ever defeat. Tyson was the 42-to-1 favorite, with most ... See full summary »

Directors: Ben Houser, Jeremy Schaap | Stars: Bill Douglas, James 'Buster' Douglas, Evander Holyfield, J.D. McCauley

Votes: 84

36. Fighting for A City (2018)

93 min | Documentary

The story of a young boxer on the road to his dream; a world title fight in his hometown of Leeds. On the way, we meet an extraordinary family, a father who trains his son and the most ... See full summary »

Directors: Greg Hardes, Jacob Proud | Star: Josh Warrington

Votes: 48

37. I Am Durán (2019)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

The story of four-time World Champion Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán. A one man wrecking-ball who took on the world, transcended his sport and helped inspire a nation to rise up against its... See full summary »

Director: Mat Hodgson | Stars: Oscar De La Hoya, Robert De Niro, Roberto Duran, Marvelous Marvin Hagler

Votes: 190

38. What's My Name: Muhammad Ali (2019)

TV-14 | 165 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

One of the most iconic figures in athletic history, Muhammad Ali's incredible story from world champion boxer to inspiring social activist is explored through his own voice and never-before-seen archival material.

Director: Antoine Fuqua | Stars: Bill Cosby, Jim Brown, Diana Ross, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Votes: 1,047



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