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?
Director Paddy Considine Cast 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).
Bleed for This (18-11-2016, 117 minutes)
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.
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.
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.