Most Popular Prizefighter Movies and TV Shows
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1. Warrior (2011)
PG-13 | 140 min | Drama, Sport
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.
Votes: 414,414 | Gross: $13.66M
3. Cinderella Man (2005)
PG-13 | 144 min | Biography, Drama, History
The story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
Votes: 169,631 | Gross: $61.65M
4. City Lights (1931)
G | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
With the aid of a wealthy erratic tippler, a dewy-eyed tramp who has fallen in love with a sightless flower girl accumulates money to be able to help her medically.
Votes: 154,722 | Gross: $0.02M
5. Backfire (1950)
Passed | 91 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery
While recuperating from wartime back injuries at a hospital, veteran Bob Corey is visited on Christmas Eve by a beautiful stranger with an even stranger message.
6. Against the Ropes (2004)
PG-13 | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A fictional story inspired by North America's most famous female boxing promoter, Jackie Kallen. Her struggle to survive and succeed in a male dominated sport.
Votes: 6,553 | Gross: $5.88M
Passed | 82 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Two bumbling private eyes help a man wrongly accused of murder who has become invisible to help clear his name.
10. Tension (1949)
Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
A meek pharmacist creates an alternate identity under which he plans to murder the bullying liquor salesman who has become his wife's lover.
11. Down Three Dark Streets (1954)
Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir
An FBI agent investigates the murder of his partner by taking over the 3 cases he was working on, determined to find his killer.
12. The Kid from Brooklyn (1946)
Approved | 113 min | Comedy, Musical
After a timid milkman knocks unconscious a boxing champion who was accosting his sister, he decides to take up boxing himself in order to impress a beautiful nightclub singer.
14. Mr. Moto's Gamble (1938)
Approved | 72 min | Crime, Mystery
When the #1 heavyweight contender is mysteriously poisoned during a bout, Moto knows that identifying the gambler who placed large bets against him is the key to solving the murder.
15. Belle of the Nineties (1934)
Passed | 73 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Ruby Carter, the American Beauty queen of the night club-sporting world, shifts her operations from St. Louis to New Orleans (which kind of belies the Western genre designation), mostly to ... See full summary »
17. Right Cross (1950)
Passed | 90 min | Drama, Sport
Prizefighter Johnny is in love with his promoter O'Malley's daughter Pat. His best friend, sports reporter Rick, is also in love with her but knows that she loves Johnny. Lonely Rick takes ... See full summary »
18. Good References (1920)
Passed | Comedy, Romance
Mary Wayne (Constance Talmadge) is left alone and penniless in New York City after her father dies. She desperately needs a job after being thrown out of her apartment for causing a small ... See full summary »
20. Glory Alley (1952)
Approved | 79 min | Drama, Music
In New Orleans, prizefighter Socks Barbarrosa suddenly runs out of the ring before his title bout, and swears he'll never fight again. He gives no reason for his strange actions. His girl ... See full summary »
21. George White's Scandals (1934)
Passed | 1 min | Musical
Opening with a credit line that reads "Entire production conceived, created and directed by George White," a film evolves where the only plot line is a thin backstage romance between Jimmy ... See full summary »
22. Killer McCoy (1947)
Approved | 104 min | Drama
Following a mishap in the ring, hard-nosed lightweight Tommy "Killer" McCoy gets mixed-up with a big-time gambler and falls for his educated daughter, Sheila, against her father's better wishes.
Votes: 311 | Gross: $2.00M
24. The Man from Down Under (1943)
Approved | 103 min | Action, Comedy, Drama
A crusty old Sergeant of the Queen's Australian army in World War I befriends a small orphaned boy and his tiny sister on the night he is to go back to Australia. The Sergeant emotionally ... See full summary »
25. Young Man of Manhattan (1930)
Passed | 79 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Two flappers (Claudette Colbert and Ginger Rogers) try to get their newspaper reporter boyfriends to pay attention to them.
26. Any Old Port! (1932)
Not Rated | 20 min | Short, Comedy
In need of funds, Hardy happens to meet an old friend, now a boxing promoter, and volunteers "Battling Laurel" as the team's prizefighter, only to discover their opponent in the ring is a fearsome old nemesis.
27. Kid Nightingale (1939)
Passed | 57 min | Comedy, Music, Sport
A singing waiter gets into an argument with some obnoxious customers and winds up knocking them out. The incident is witnessed by a shady boxing promoter who sees an opportunity to cash in ... See full summary »
28. Little Orphan Annie (1938)
Approved | 60 min | Action, Sport
Annie (Ann Gillis), an orphan, (based on Harold Gray's comic strip but who is at no point in the film called 'Little Orphan Annie), is befriended by a fight manager, 'Pop' Corrigan (J. ... See full summary »
29. The Last Fight (1983)
R | 86 min | Drama, Music, Sport
Singer-turned-boxer Andy 'Kid' Clave (Ruben Blades) signs a contract with a shady promoter Joaquin Vargas (Willie Colon). But Clave turns against Vargas when the promoter's thugs kill Clave's girlfriend when he thinks about backing out of the contract. While seeking a way to get revenge against Vargas, Clave learns that he has a blood clot in his head. But nothing will deter him from getting his ... See full summary »
30. Conflict (1936)
Approved | 60 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Pat's ability as a logging/mining camp fighter sets him up to box prizefighter Corrigan. Unknown to his supporters, he's actually in collusion with Corrigan to throw the fight - until he runs into reporter Maude.
31. Joe Palooka, Champ (1946)
Passed | 70 min | Comedy, Drama, Sport
Manager Knobby Walsh discovers young hunk Joe Palooka and trains him to fight the champ. Mobsters try to make life tough for Joe and his socialite girlfriend Anne. Cameos by several boxing stars.
32. Joe Palooka in Triple Cross (1951)
Passed | 60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
Joe and Anne Palooka, along with Joe's trainer Knobby, are vacationing when they a kidnapped by The Professor and his gang. The Professor plans to make Joe throw a fight (and shows up at the fight dressed as Anne's aunt).
33. Tomorrow's Joe (2011)
131 min | Drama, Sport
What does a young orphan urchin do in the slums of Tokyo? He gets into trouble, into brawls, into fights and eventually he lands in jail. Except this one is not just beating, he has a raw ... See full summary »
35. So's Your Aunt Emma! (1942)
Passed | 62 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A dizzy old spinster gets involved in the boxing racket and gangland murders as is falsely accused of being notorious murderer "Ma Parker."
38. Jack Johnson (1970)
GP | 90 min | Documentary, Sport
A documentary on the first African-American boxer to ever become world heavyweight champion. Released on the same year as "The Great White Hope" and also Oscar nominated like that film, ... See full summary »
39. Kelly the Second (1936)
Passed | 70 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Patsy Kelly as a prizefight manager who helps a truck driver be a champ. Good kelly comedy, Also with talents of great silent comedian, Charley Chase.
40. Golden Gloves (1940)
Approved | 66 min | Crime, Drama, Sport
Bill Crane, an up and coming honest boxer, runs afoul of Taggerty and his fellow racketeers by fighting fair. They set out to ruin Crane but with the support of his girl Mary and newspaperman Matson the pugilist stands up to the mob.
41. Joe Palooka in The Squared Circle (1950)
Approved | 63 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
Joe is witness to a mob killing. Two of the killers are after him. He is drugged before the big fight which is watched on TV by his manager Knobby and the thugs who are holding Knobby hostage.
42. The Duke Steps Out (1929)
Passed | 62 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Millionaire's son Duke wants to be a champion boxer but takes time out to enroll in college when he sees co-ed Susie. The students wonder about his having a chauffeur and house full of ... See full summary »
44. One Is Guilty (1934)
Passed | 63 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Police Inspector Steve Trent is called to the Radford Arms, a high-rise apartment building that has been taken over by a bank and its apartments now-unoccupied. There, the caretaker "Pop" ... See full summary »
45. Tell No Tales (1939)
Passed | 69 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama
Michael Cassidy is the editor of a failing newspaper. A scoop would be welcome to boost the sales and to avoid closure. To this end, he decides to personally track down a gang of kidnappers.
47. The Bad Man of Brimstone (1937)
Passed | 89 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
An outlaw re-unites with his long-lost son, steers him away from a boxing career and sends him to law school. When his son returns, a lot has changed.
49. Cowboy and the Prizefighter (1949)
Approved | 59 min | Western
In the fourth and last Red Ryder (following "Ride, Rider, Ride", "Roll, Thunder, Roll" and "The Fighting Redhead" in that order) of the Equity Pictures for Eagle-Lion distribution, filmed ... See full summary »
50. Twinkletoes (1926)
Passed | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
"Twinkletoes" Minasi wants to be a great dancer like her deceased mother. Twink meets Chuck Lightfoot, a noted prizefighter, who falls in love with her at first sight. She tries to avoid ... See full summary »