Sylvester Stallone’s Top 7 Movies

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Sylvester Stallone’s films instantly evoke intense recollections from the previous 50 years. Whether he’s running through the Russian winter, dangling off a cliff, or taking on Wesley Snipes in a peaceful future, Sly Stallone movies will almost definitely satiate some deep-seated need for action and payback.

1. Rocky (1976)

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Even though Rocky has already been discussed, Rocky cannot be excluded from any Sylvester Stallone film rating. The Rocky film franchise has reportedly made over $1.4 billion at the box office alone, according to Forbes. Hollywood was excited about the script, which was originally penned by Stallone after witnessing Chuck Wepner give it his all against Muhammad Ali, but Stallone wasn’t needed in the movie. At the time, Stallone was a little-known actor who turned down a $360,000 script because he insisted on playing the title Philadelphia boxer instead of Burt Reynolds.

“I had the idea, ‘You know what? You’re quite good at handling poverty. “You truly don’t need much to survive,” Stallone stated to Forbes. “This is one of those situations where you just have to roll the dice and go with the flow.”

Using handheld cameras, one take, and the help of friends and family, Stallone was able to complete the film under budget after the producers finally gave him just one million dollars to work with. What was the outcome? One of the most famous sports movies ever made, and the winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture.

2. First Blood (1982)

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While Rocky may be Stallone’s most well-known role, Rambo isn’t far behind. One of the all-time greats of the 1980s, this action movie featured Stallone as the legendary skillful soldier dealing with PTSD. It also inspired other sequels. Stallone gives an otherwise lifeless character unexpected complexity, even though the political and mental health parts of the narrative are frequently ignored in favor of the gore and excitement of the picture.

3. Cop Land (1997)

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Stallone started going for bolder, more expansive roles in the late 1990s. Stallone had two roles in Cop Land: that of Antz and Freddy Heflin, a small-town New Jersey sheriff thrust into the role of the hub against his will.

Idealistic internal affairs officer Moe Tilden (Robert De Niro) knocks on Heflin’s home after being rumored to have committed suicide during a brutal, racially driven altercation involving hotheaded New York City super-cop Murray Babitch (Michael Rapaport). Heflin has to choose between answering the call of justice and protecting his skin by maintaining the masquerade since he is torn between cleaning up cop corruption and facing pressure from the dishonest NYC cops who work in his little community. Including Harvey Keitel and Ray Liotta as a handful of the villains.

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4. Rocky IV (1985)

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Several cars function because they are such flawless, oversized representations of their era. Rocky IV is the ideal illustration. Rocky IV injects the longshot with pure Reagan-era American jingoism in 1985, pitting a scrappy, freedom-loving boxer against the mechanical military might of a cold Soviet empire, embodied in this case by a beefed-up, sweaty, and icy Dolph Lundgren as Ivan Drago. Rocky originally documented the rise of a shining light from an often-forgotten, gritty, blue-collar urban America in 1976. In the story, after Drago destroys Apollo Creed, Rocky comes out of retirement to exact revenge on him.

Rocky IV is fantastic when viewed for what it is, which is basically pro-American propaganda—especially the montages. (There aren’t many training sequences that can compete with the contrast between Stallone’s regimen in the Russian winter and Lundgren’s surrounded by state-of-the-art Soviet equipment.)

5. Over The Top (1987)

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Sly felt it was time to release Over the Top, the arm-wrestling trucker movie that, for some reason, had never been made until 1987, following a run of hits that made Stallone a genuine American action hero.

As befits an underdog (warning: this theme may repeat) character, Lincoln Hawk (Stallone) is viewed as unlikable by everyone. After first causing friction between Hawk and his wife, his father-in-law, Jason Cutler (Robert Loggia), takes on the role of guardian for Hawk’s son Michael (David Mendenhall). The World Armwrestling Championship in Las Vegas is the only opportunity for Hawk, a long-haul truck driver facing overwhelming odds, to obtain the money he needs to reclaim his life and that of his son. The award? A sum of $100,000

6. Creed (2015)

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One of the greatest Rocky movies was directed by Stallone and Michael B. Jordan more than 40 years after the series debuted. The seventh installment of the series takes a fresh approach and brings viewers back to the rough streets where it all started. This time, however, we find the driven Adonis (Jordan), whose father, Apollo Creed, perished in the ring when the youngster was an abandoned newborn, in place of a small-time fighter. Nevertheless, Adonis has always been a fighter, and he wants to train with the greatest boxer he knows, Rocky Balboa.

The narrative essentially follows the Rocky pattern, with an unknown boxer facing off against a champion, but it also skillfully weaves in the genuine tale of an old boxer. Balboa’s trainer and wife have already passed away, and he is dealing with health issues in addition to neuroses brought on by brain damage. Creed skillfully incorporates the drama that many former combat athletes may experience in their later years, all the while retaining all of the endearing underdog bravery of its predecessor.

7. Demolition Man (1993)

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Put this high ranking down to the recollections of adolescence. While Demolition Man isn’t the most well-known Sly movie, it does a good job of injecting humor into the usual Stallone action movie. A 20th-century Stallone and adversary Wesley Snipes would love to tear apart the bizarre world developments shown in Demolition Man, such as the globe’s abundance of Taco Bells and cryptic allusions to three seashells.

In the film, Stallone portrays John Spartan, a reckless but dedicated police officer who is cryogenically frozen after innocent people are killed in a botched rescue effort. When authorities awaken Spartan, the city appears to be neutered and crime-free, but there are sinister overtones and a frayed, unacknowledged underworld. He is there to fight the similarly unstable and insane crime boss Simon Phoenix, who is portrayed by the previously mentioned Snipes. Rob Schneider and Sandra Bullock—two iconic figures from the 1990s—come along for the adventure. Demolition Man is definitely worth seeing if you’re looking for an odd and entertaining trip through the near past and near future.

 

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