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, DVD and Netflix. Are Antoine Fuqua, David O. Russell & Martin Scorsese our new boxing genre directors? The main focus is on international art house & American and British indie cinema.

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

Anticipated 2017 boxing movies to watch

    The Bleeder (Friday May 5, 2017)

    The Bleeder film poster Director
    Philippe Falardeau
    Liev Schreiber
    Elisabeth Moss,
    Naomi Watts

    'The Bleeder' tells the unfortunate story of Chuck Wepner, 'the True Rocky'; a heavy-weight boxer with as much talent for boxing as for living a sex, drugs and rock 'n roll lifestyle. What many people don't know, is that his story inspired Sylvester Stallone to write that particular iconic boxing movie from 1976. Expect a decent, tragicomic rise-and-fall story set in the seventies. ...Read more

    Journeyman (Thursday December 14, 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 & 2016

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

    Raging Bull (Friday December 19, 1980)

    Raging Bull film poster Director
    Martin Scorsese
    Robert De Niro
    Cathy Moriarty
    Joe Pesci

    Story of a violent and ill-tempered boxer who rules the ring because of his aggressive traits but ends up gradually devastating...Read more

    Million Dollar Baby (Friday January 28, 2005)

    Million Dollar Baby film poster Director
    Clint Eastwood
    Hilary Swank
    Clint Eastwood
    Morgan Freeman

    Tale of determination and fate; a talented, determined woman boxer trains arduously under her trainer to become a great boxer but...Read more

    The Fighter (Friday December 17, 2010)

    The Fighter film poster Director
    David O. Russell
    Mark Wahlberg
    Christian Bale
    Amy Adams

    The story sheds a light on the early years of boxer mickey Ward and his brother who himself was an aspiring boxer; The highlight...Read more

    Creed (Wednesday November 25, 2015)

    Creed film poster Director
    Ryan Coogler
    Michael B. Jordan
    Sylvester Stallone
    Tessa Thompson

    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....Read more

    The Hurricane (Friday January 14, 2000)

    The Hurricane film poster Director
    Norman Jewison
    Denzel Washington
    Vicellous Shannon
    Deborah Kara Unger

    A boxer is wrongly imprisoned on the charges of murder; The story showcases his effort and the aid of his supporters to prove his...Read more

    Southpaw (Friday July 24, 2015)

    Southpaw film poster Director
    Antoine Fuqua
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Rachel McAdams
    Oona Laurence

    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 while...Read more

    The Boxer (Wednesday December 31, 1997)

    The Boxer film poster Director
    Jim Sheridan
    Daniel Day-Lewis
    Daragh Donnelly
    Frank Coughlan

    After completing a jail time of 14 years, a young boxer is released from prison, the story reflects his life as he looks forward...Read more

    Bleed for This (Friday November 18, 2016)

    Bleed for This film poster Director
    Ben Younger
    Miles Teller
    Aaron Eckhart,
    Katey Sagal

    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. ...Read more