Boxing Clever at the Boxing Scene recently posted Quentin Tarantino Breaks Down His Top 5 Boxing Movies. The first one mentioned was Rocky and here is what Tarantino had to say…
“If we talk about boxing and cinema, the first thing that comes to mind is Rocky. By far the most successful boxing film in history. The story of the Italian-American boxer Rocky Balboa was written by and starred Sylvester Stallone, in the role that catapulted him to stardom.
“The history of cinema mixes the necessary ingredients to be liked by most of the public. The humble man who attains fame by pure heart, a love story behind the rise of relevance in a super emotional finale. And some action in a fight worthy of the great boxing evenings in boxing history.
“The film won 3 Oscars and was a huge box office success, as well as being the kickoff for its sequels.”
Tarantino rounded out his top five with Million Dollar Baby, The Fighter, Cinderella Man and Raging Bull. Click over and check out Tarantino’s thoughts on each film. (If it was my list I would have found a spot for The Set-up! – Craig)