The Best Boxing Movies on The Criterion Channel
Finding a good Boxing movie to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Boxing movies of all time streaming on The Criterion Channel.
1. The Set-Up
What it's about: Stoker Thompson is a 35-year-old has-been boxer. His once-promising fighting career has come crashing to the end. Tiny, Stoker's manager, is sure he will continue to lose fights, so he takes money for a "dive" from a mobster, but is so sure that Thompson will lose that he doesn't tell the boxer about the set-up. At the beginning of the last round of the vicious boxing match he learns of the fix.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
2. Rocky VI
What it's about: Not to be confused with any of the sequels to Sylvester Stallone's classic Oscar-winning Rocky, this short film from Finnish filmmaker Aki Kaurismäki is actually meant as a parody of the late Cold War-era Rocky IV, which saw Stallone's character taking on a juiced-up Russian fighter played by Dolph Lundgren. In this 1986 send-up, Rock'y, played by Silu Seppala, goes head to head with Soviet Igor (Sakari Kuosmanen) and loses.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel).
3. Rocco and His Brothers
What it's about: When a widow’s family moves to the big city, two of her sons become romantic rivals, with deadly results.
Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (The Criterion Channel) & rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).