Quentin Tarantino reveals his top five boxing movies. The famous film director explained, from his vision, which are the best films related to the world of boxing.
Quentin Tarantino, famous director, producer, screenwriter, editor and actor, and remembered for films like Pulp Fiction and Kill Bill turns 57 this March 27 and that is why we remember his point of view on the best 5 films about his second passion, as is boxing.
In statements collected by the WBC, the director explains why sports fans should see these tapes that show the crude world of boxing.
“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 and starred by Sylvester Stallone, in the role that catapulted him to stardom. ”
“The story of the film mixes the necessary ingredients to be liked by the majority of the public. The humble who attains fame with the strength of a pure heart, a love story behind that takes relevance in a super emotional ending and some action in a fight worthy of the great boxing evenings in the history of boxing ”.
“The film won 3 Oscars and was a huge box office success, as well as being the kickoff for its sequels.”
MILLION DOLLAR BABY
“If we talk about big box office hits, we can not fail to mention Millon Dollar Baby, the film directed and starring Clint Eastwood, where he is presented as the trainer of a female boxer who must take to the top.”
“The performances by Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman are the ideal complements to this film, which once again presents us with a story behind it with a very strong and somewhat controversial emotional charge.”
“The Fighter is one of the movies in this genre that I liked the most. Christian Bale’s performance is almost perfect (he won the Oscar for best supporting actor for this role) and the film has, once again, all the necessary spices to keep you hooked during the 116 minutes the film lasts. ”
“The story is based on real events and tells about 2 low-level boxing brothers with very different personalities who unite in the face of adversity to position the youngest of them (Micky Ward-Mark Wahlberg) to stardom.”
THE CINDERELLA MEN
“Once again a story inspired by real life was captured in the cinema, this time by director Ron Howard and with the leading role of Russell Crowe in the shoes of boxer James J. Braddock.”
“The movie is called Cinderella Men (a nickname Braddock earned during his golden age). Endowed with the tenacity that only a man can feel when seeing his family in the worst conditions, Braddock decides to expose his life to get out of such a pressing situation facing the dreaded Max Baer ”.
“The film did not have the best critical reception and was challenged by champion Max Baer’s characterization, but it is one of boxing’s most exciting stories on the big screen.”
“At the end I leave the ace up my sleeve. One of the best movies of all time, with a perfect performance by Robert de Niro (Best Actor Oscar), the direction of Martin Scorsese and the mythical story of Jake LaMotta. The movie is Raging Bull (Wild Bull) and it doesn’t have a single second of waste. ”
“Based on the former champion’s biographical book, LaMotta’s life is worthy of a movie of this caliber. His problems in and out of the ring led him to be one of the most recognized personalities in the boxing world. ”
“Definitely the best sports movie ever made.”