Movies Like Fat City (1972)

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Rocky II (1979)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
Duration: 1h 59mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

On New Year's Day in 1976, world heavyweight boxing champion Apollo Creed has successfully defended his title in a split decision against challenger Rocky Balboa.
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Bang the Drum Slowly (1973)

Starring: Michael Moriarty, Robert De Niro, Vincent Gardenia, Phil Foster
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Henry Wiggen (Moriarty) is a star pitcher for the New York Mammoths, a fictional Major League Baseball team.
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The Last American Hero (1973)

Starring: Jeff Bridges, Valerie Perrine, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Ned Beatty
Duration: 1h 35mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

The Last American Hero (also known as Hard Driver) is a 1973 sports drama film based on the true story of American NASCAR driver Junior Johnson.
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Girlfight (2000)

Starring: Michelle Rodriguez, Santiago Douglas, Jaime Tirelli, Paul Calderon
Duration: 1h 50mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Diana Guzman is a Brooklyn teenager whose hot temper gets her into trouble at school as she repeatedly starts fights with other students.
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Rocky (1976)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
Duration: 2h 0mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Rocky is a 1976 American sports drama film directed by John G. Avildsen, written by and starring Sylvester Stallone.
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Rocky Balboa (2006)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia, Burt Young
Duration: 1h 42mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Sport

Rocky Balboa is a 2006 American sports drama film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone.
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Creed (2015)

Starring: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson, Phylicia Rashad
Duration: 2h 13mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Creed is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Ryan Coogler from a story by Coogler and a screenplay written by Coogler, Aaron Covington, and Sylvester Stallone who uncreditedly wrote all the scenes and dialogues with his character in the film.
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Million Dollar Baby (2004)

Starring: Hilary Swank, Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Jay Baruchel
Duration: 2h 12mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Margaret "Maggie" Fitzgerald (Hilary Swank), a waitress from a Missouri town in the Ozarks, shows up at the Hit Pit, a run-down Los Angeles gym owned and operated by Frankie Dunn (Clint Eastwood), an old cantankerous Irish-American boxing trainer.
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Rocky III (1982)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers
Duration: 1h 39mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

In 1980, three years after winning the world heavyweight championship against Apollo Creed, Rocky Balboa has had a string of ten successful title defenses.
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Ali (2001)

Starring: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight, Mario Van Peebles
Duration: 2h 37mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport

The film begins with Cassius Clay Jr. before his championship debut against then-heavyweight champion Sonny Liston.
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Rocky V (1990)

Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Sage Stallone
Duration: 1h 44mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Immediately after his victory over Ivan Drago in Moscow, Rocky experiences physical complications from the fight.
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Gladiator (1992)

Starring: James Marshall, Cuba Gooding Jr., Brian Dennehy, Richard Lexsee
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Action, Drama, Sport

Tommy Riley and his father have just moved to start a new life.
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Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

Starring: Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, Dean Alexander, Jim Allen
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Chuck Murdock (Joshua Zuehlke), a 12-year-old boy from Montana and the son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip, which is intensified by a nightmare of a fork dropping after being told that the speed and effectiveness would be done "before a dropped fork hits the floor".
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We Are Marshall (2006)

Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Matthew Fox, Anthony Mackie, David Strathairn
Duration: 2h 11mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

On the evening of November 14, 1970, Southern Airways Flight 932, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9 chartered by Marshall University to transport the Thundering Herd football team back to Huntington, West Virginia following their 17–14 defeat to the East Carolina University Pirates, clips trees on a ridge just one mile short of the runway at Tri-State Airport in Ceredo, West Virginia, and crashes into a nearby gully, killing all 75 people on board.
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The Champ (1979)

Starring: Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden
Duration: 2h 1mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Billy Flynn (Jon Voight) is an ex-boxing champion in the city of Hialeah, Florida, who is trying to settle down as a horse trainer after giving up his boxing title.
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The Greatest (1977)

Starring: Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine, John Marley, Lloyd Haynes
Duration: 1h 41mins
Genres: Biography, Drama, Sport

The Greatest is a 1977 biographical sports film about the life of boxer Muhammad Ali, in which Ali plays himself. It was directed by Tom Gries.
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The Wrestler (2008)

Starring: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis
Duration: 1h 49mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Robin Ramzinski, better known by his ring name Randy "The Ram" Robinson, is a professional wrestler who became a celebrity in the 1980s.
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Madison (2001)

Genres: Drama, Sport

Madison is a 2001 American sports drama film directed by William Bindley, about APBA hydroplane racing in the 1970s that is based on a true story.
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Resurrecting the Champ (2007)

Starring: Samuel L. Jackson, Josh Hartnett, Kathryn Morris, Dakota Goyo
Duration: 1h 52mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

Resurrecting the Champ is a 2007 American drama sports film directed by Rod Lurie.
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Hoosiers (1986)

Starring: Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey, Dennis Hopper, Sheb Wooley
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Drama, Sport

In 1951, Norman Dale arrives in rural Hickory, Indiana.
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