Films

1970     No Place to Hide  // Jerry Savage  // Reissused as “Rebel.”
1970     Lovers and Other Strangers // Extra // Uncredited
1970     A Party at Kitty and Stud’s // Stud // Reissued as “The Italian Stallion”
1971     Bananas // Subway Thug // Sly mugs Woody Allen in a cameo.
1971     Klute // Extra // Uncredited
1974     Lords of the Flatbush // Stanley Rosiello // Sly received a dialogue credit.
1974     The Prisoner of Second Avenue // Alleged Pickpocket // Cameo
1975     Capone // Frank Nitti // Susan Blakely [Lords of Flatbush] co-stars.
1975    Death Race 2000 // Joe Viterbo // Cult classic that inspired a sequel.
1975     Farewell, My Lovely // Kelly aka Jonnie // Sly beats up Robert Mitchum.
1976     Cannonball // N/A // Also known as “Carquake.”
1976     Rocky // Rocky Balboa // Winner of 3 Oscars including Best Picture
1978     F.I.S.T. // Johnny Kovak // Loosely based on the life of Jimmy Hoffa.
1978     Paradise Alley // Cosmo Carboni // Wrote, directed, starred & sang title song!
1979     Rocky II // Rocky Balboa // Sly wrote, directed and starred.
1981     Victory // Robert Hatch // Also known as “Escape to Victory.”
1981     Nighthawks // Deke DaSilva  // Also known as “Hawks.”
1982     First Blood // John Rambo // Sly co-wrote the screenplay.
1982     Rocky III // Rocky Balboa // Sly wrote, starred and directed.
1983     Knockout // Himself // Boxing documentary.
1983     Staying Alive // Man on Street // Co-wrote, directed, and made a cameo.
1984     Rhinestone // Nick Martinelli // Sly co-wrote and starred.
1985     Rambo: First Blood, Part II // John Rambo // Co-written by James Cameron.
1985     Rocky IV // Rocky Balboa // Sly was the screenwriter, director and star.
1986     Cobra // Marion Cobretti // Sly wrote the screenplay as well.
1987     Over the Top // Lincoln Hawk // Sly co-wrote the screenplay as well.
1988     Rambo III // John Rambo //Sly wrote the screenplay.
1989     Lock Up // Frank Leone // Frank McRae [“Paradise Alley”] co-stars!
1989     Tango & Cash // Ray Tango // Sly references Rambo in the opening!
1990     Rocky V // Rocky Balboa // Sage Stallone co-stars.
1991     Oscar // Angelo “Snaps” Provolone // Kirk Douglas plays Sly’s father.
1992     Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! // Joe Bromowski // It sounded good on paper.
1993     Cliffhanger // Gabe Walker // Sly was also the co-screenwriter.
1993     Demolition Man // John Spartan // Sting sings the title song.
1994     A Century of Cinema // Himself // A documentary.
1994     The Specialist // Ray Quick // Rod Stieger from “F.I.S.T.” co-stars.
1995     Assassins // Robert Rath // Also known as “Day of Reckoning.”
1995     Judge Dredd // Judge Dredd // Based on the best-selling comic books.
1995     Your Studio and You // Himself // 17 minute film by Trey Parker & Matt Stone
1996     Daylight // Kit Latura // Sly’s son, Sage co-stars.
1997    An Alan Smithee Film: Burn, Hollywood, Burn // Himself //
1997     Cop Land // Freddy Hefflin // Also known as “Copland.”
1997     The Good Life // N/A // Never released due to lawsuits.
1998     Antz // Weaver // Sly provided the voice of Weaver.
2000     Get Carter // Jack Carter // Remake/Update of the 1971 crime classic.
2001     Driven // Joe Tanto // Re-teaming of Sly and Renny Harlin.
2002     Eye See You // Jake Malloy // Also known as D-Tox
2002     Avenging Angelo // Frankie Delano // Anthony Quinn’s last role
2003    Taxi 3 // Uncredited // Cameo as the 1st Passenger
2003    Shade // The Dean // Sly did his own card mechanics
2003    Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over // The Toymaker // Sly played multiple characters
2006    Rocky Balboa // Rocky Balboa // The triumphant return!
2008    Rambo // John Rambo // The triumphant return!
2010    The Expendables // Barney Ross // Sly co-wrote and directed!
2010    Inferno: The Making of The Expendables // Himself // Directed by John Herzfeld
2011     Zookeeper // Joe the Lion //
2012    The Expendables 2 // Barney Ross // Sly co-wrote the screenplay.
2013    Bullet to the Head // Jimmy “Bobo” Bonomo //  Directed by Walter Hill
2013  Escape Plan // Ray Breslin // Sly and Arnold co-star!
2103    Grudge Match // Henry “Razor” Sharp // Sly and Robert DeNiro co-star!
2014    The Expendables 3 // Barney Ross  // with Mel Gibson
2014    Reach Me // Gerald // Written and directed by John Herzfeld
2015    Creed // Rocky Balboa // Sly gets Oscar nomination for his performance
2016    Rathet & Clank // Victor (Voice of)
2017    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 // Role being kept a secret
2017   Animal Crackers // Voice of Bullet-Man
TBA     Omerta (TV Movie / Mini-series) // Raymonde Aprile
TBA     Scarpa // Greg Scarpa