Sylvester Stallone's script and stunning performance in the title role contribute to what is the gold standard in rousing sports dramas.
Our Favorite Iconic Scene: We like a slurred ringside shout-out to the old lady as much as anyone, but for our favorite scene in the Oscar-winning underdog classic has to be Sylvester Stallone climbing the stairs to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Curiously, Rocky Balboa wasn't on his way to take in culture; rather he was participating in what may have gone down as movies' all-time most iconic sports training montages. Whenever we're climbing the arduous two stairs to the office elevator in our sweats, we think of this scene.
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