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hollywood926 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:32 AM
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Poll question: Best Boxing Movie Ever?
I saw Million Dollar Baby last night and it completely renewed my faith in movies. I absolutely loved it. Far better than the Boring Aviator.

It actually took me back to my childhood and another of my favorites, The Champ (Jon Voight version).

What is your favorite boxing movie of all time?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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DemocratSinceBirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:35 AM
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1. They Are All Good
Muhammad Ali was in Reqiem For A Heavyweight..


I'd put Rocky 1 and Raging Bull at the top...


You forgot "Somebody Up There Likes Me"...
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:44 AM
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2. On the Waterfront?
Not really a boxing movie, but it should've been a contender.
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Osamasux Donating Member (846 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:38 PM
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13. That would have made a tough choice.
You're right, not really a boxing movie, but the best movie on the list.
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AngryAmish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:46 AM
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3. Diggstown
While not a classic (and nowhere near Raging Bull) the movie always puts a smile on my face.
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:15 PM
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7. Yeah, especially the scenes with the boxer with all that stomach gas...
...always puts a smile on my face. I don't know how many times I've seen that movie.
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Allenberg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:49 AM
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4. Though its no Raging Bull,
I enjoyed Hurricane alot.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 10:52 AM
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5. I liked Ali
but I may be the only one :shrug:
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Seabiscuit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:15 PM
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8. You're not the only one.
:)
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argyl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 02:13 PM
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6. "Body and Soul" with John Garfield and Lili Palmer should be on this list.
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Va Lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:23 PM
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9. When We Were Kings
Not a "Hollywood" movie. A documentary on Ali-Foreman fight in Zaire.
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Norbert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 04:40 PM
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10. "Somebody Up There Likes Me"
The story of Rocky Gratziano(sp) played perfectly by Paul Newman.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:12 PM
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11. I really like Raging Bull
Edited on Sat Jan-29-05 05:12 PM by tishaLA
but the only real boxing film is The Main Event! :P

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H2O Man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 05:18 PM
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12. The Hurricane
is my favorite.
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-..__... Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:02 PM
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14. "Hard Times".
(I guess it could be considered a "boxing" movie).

With Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Jill Ireland, Strother Martin and Robert Tessier.

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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:05 PM
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15. Boxing Helena
Okay, it's not that good...but it's better than "Rocky".
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winston61 Donating Member (642 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 07:25 PM
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16. you left out 'Somebody up there likes me'--Paul Newman
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