Best new Boxing movies (2017) - Top Netflix & Cinema

Every once in a while a great new boxing film surfaces. It's no longer merely the old nostalgia of the 70's and 80's (Raging Bull, Rocky), but the genre is revived with fresh faces, and is placed in a more modern context. Popular young actors reach stardom playing troubled characters that overcome themselves by going for the victory in the ring. It are stories of discipline, determination, courage and sportsmanship. In other words, stories that are universal and of all times. Recently there has been an influx of movies like this with Southpaw, Creed and the 2017 Bleed for this with Mike Teller.
The Vore's Film staff selects the top best boxing movies of 2017 in cinema or on DVD or Netfix. Are Antoine Fuqua, David O. Russell & Martin Scorsese our new boxing genre directors?

boxing movies2017
Popular actorsJake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams & Sylvester Stallone
Trending moviesSouthpaw, Creed & Bleed for This

2017 anticipated releases to watch

    Journeyman (Saturday February 25, 2017)

    Journeyman film poster Director
    Paddy Considine
    Paddy Considine
    Jodie Whittaker
    Paul Popplewell

    Journeyman is about something about boxing I could never really understand. How can you get hit that often and be fine? In this promising movie by gritty British art house filmmaker Paddy Considine a boxer suffers a serious head injury and has to face the consequences. ... Read more


Best boxing movies on Netflix or DVD in 2017

2010's best rated boxing movies out on DVD, Bluray or streaming on VOD (Netflix, Amazon).

  1. Bleed for This (18-11-2016, 117 minutes)
  2. Miles Teller stars as Vinny Pazienza, a famous boxer from the 80's/90's who almost lost his ability to walk after a near-fatal car accident. With the help of legendary and eccentric coach Kevin Rooney, Vinny tries what seems utterly impossible: make it back into the ring. 'Bleed for This' doesn't bring you anything new exactly, but is nonetheless entertaining and inspirational.
    StarringMiles Teller, Aaron Eckhart & Katey Sagal
    DirectorBen Younger (Boiler Room )
    Themescomeback, disabillity, drama, sports,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsinspirational, predictable,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  3. Creed (25-11-2015, 132 minutes)
  4. The glorious return of Rocky Bilbao, this time around as a coach and mentor. Stallone still has it! In 'Creed', Rocky trains the talented the son of Apollo Creed, once his biggest rival in boxing. 'Creed' is somewhere in-between a Rocky sequel and a spin-off. For one thing, director Ryan Coogler really succeeded in reviving the atmosphere of the old movies.
    Starring Sylvester Stallone, Maria Breyman & Michael B. Jordan
    DirectorRyan Coogler (Locks, the Sculptor & Fruitvale Station)
    Themescomeback, boxing, drama,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsexciting, solid,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  5. Southpaw (24-07-2015, 124 minutes)
  6. Jake Gyllenhaal gained an impressive amount of weight for his role in this brilliant, old-fashioned rise-and-fall boxing drama. Billy Hope is one of the most successful boxer of his time, but his life (and career) is turned upside down after his wife gets killed in an incident with a rival boxer. Plotwise, nothing new here, but Gyllenhaal's powerful performance makes this one very much worth your wile.
    StarringJake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams & Oona Laurence
    DirectorAntoine Fuqua (Training Day, Olympus Has Fallen & The Equalizer)
    Themesdownfall, mentorship, boxing, drama,
    CountryUnited States
    Keywordsgripping, inspirational,
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  7. The Fighter (17-12-2010, 116 minutes)
    StarringMark Wahlberg, Christian Bale & Amy Adams
    DirectorDavid O. Russell (American Hustle, Three Kings & Silver Linings Playbook)
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  9. Raging Bull (19-12-1980, 129 minutes)
    StarringRobert De Niro, Cathy Moriarty & Joe Pesci
    DirectorMartin Scorsese (The Wolf of wall Street, Shutter Island & The Departed)
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  11. The Hurricane (14-01-2000, 146 minutes)
    StarringDenzel Washington, Vicellous Reon Shannon & Deborah Kara Unger
    DirectorNorman Jewison (Moonstruck, Fiddler on the Roof & In The Heat of the Night)
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  13. The Boxer (31-12-1997, 113 minutes)
    StarringDaniel Day-Lewis, Daragh Donnelly & Frank Coughlan
    DirectorJim Sheridan (In America, My Left Foot & In the Name of the Father)
    CountryIreland {Republic} United States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

  15. Million Dollar Baby (28-01-2005, 132 minutes)
    StarringHilary Swank, Clint Eastwood & Morgan Freeman
    DirectorClint Eastwood (Unforgiven, Rawhide & Gran Torino)
    CountryUnited States
    Buy/stream it Amazon / Netflix

New boxing movies out now

Best recent & upcoming boxing movies with release dates.

Hands of Stone by Jonathan Jakubowicz

Entertaining biopic about Panamanian boxing legend Roberto, who fought professionally from 1968 until 2002.

Release date2016
CountryPanama United States
StarringAna de Armas, Robert De Niro & Jurnee Smollett-Bell
Previous releasesDistance & Secuestro express
Associated with action, biographical, drama, sports,

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Release date2017
CountryUnited States
StarringManish Dayal
Associated with drama, sports,