Professional wrestling films

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  1. Nacho Libre

    Nacho Libre (2006)


    Nacho Libre is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Jared Hess and written by Jared and Jerusha Hess and Mike White. It was loosely based on the story of Fray Tormenta ("Friar Storm"), aka Rev. Sergio Gutiérrez Benítez, a real-life Mexican Catholic priest who had a 23-year career as a masked luchador. He competed in order to support the orphanage he directed. The producers are Jack Black, David Klawans, Julia Pistor and Mike White. The film received mixed reviews from critics.

  2. Rocky III

    Rocky III (1982)


    Rocky III, the third installment in the Rocky film series, is a 1982 American motion picture written and directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone as the title character. The movie features returning co-stars Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, Talia Shire and Burt Young. Rocky III also marks the film debuts of Mr. T as James "Clubber" Lang; and of professional wrestler Hulk Hogan as the supporting character "Thunderlips".

  3. The Wrestler

    The Wrestler (2008)


    The Wrestler is a 2008 American sports drama film directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Robert D. Siegel, and starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood. Production began in January 2008 and Fox Searchlight Pictures acquired rights to distribute the film in the U.S.; it was released in a limited capacity on December 17, 2008 and was released nationwide on January 23, 2009. It was released on DVD and Blu-ray Disc on April 21, 2009 in the United States. It was released in the United Kingdom on June 1, 2009.

  4. Ready to Rumble

    Ready to Rumble (2000)


    Ready to Rumble is a 2000 American comedy film directed by Brian Robbins and written by Steven Brill, which is based on Turner Broadcasting's now defunct professional wrestling promotion, World Championship Wrestling (WCW). The movie draws its title from ring announcer Michael Buffer's catchphrase, "Let's get ready to rumble!" The movie features many wrestlers from WCW. Some countries such as Finland, Australia and Japan were only able to see direct-to-video premiere releases of this film.

  5. Paradise Alley

    Paradise Alley (1978)


    Paradise Alley is a 1978 film about three brothers in Hell's Kitchen, New York City in the 1940s who become involved in professional wrestling. It was written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, and was given the green light by Universal Pictures after Stallone's success with 1976's Rocky. Stallone also stars as Cosmo, one of the brothers, and sings the film's title song.

  6. No Holds Barred

    No Holds Barred (1989)


    No Holds Barred is a 1989 action film produced by Michael Rachmil, directed by Thomas J. Wright, written by Dennis Hackin and starring professional wrestler Hulk Hogan (who is billed as executive producer alongside Vince McMahon). The film is produced by the World Wrestling Federation under a "Shane Distribution Company" copyright and was released by New Line Cinema on June 2, 1989. It was launched as an attempt to boost Hulk Hogan's acting career several years after his appearance in Rocky III.

  7. Body Slam

    Body Slam (1986)


    Body Slam is a 1987 American comedy film directed by Hal Needham, starring Dirk Benedict, Roddy Piper, Tanya Roberts, Sam Fatu and Captain Lou Albano. The film revolves around a down-and-out music promoter who inadvertently becomes a successful professional wrestling manager. After being exiled from the business by a rival manager, he finds success in promoting shows that feature both wrestling and rock music. The film features many well-known wrestlers of the time and references the Rock 'n' Wrestling era of professional wrestling.

  8. The Wrestler

    The Wrestler (1974)


    The Wrestler is a 1974 independent film produced by professional wrestler Verne Gagne and starring Ed Asner as "Frank Bass", a wrestling promoter.

  9. The One and Only

    The One and Only (1978)


    The One and Only is a 1978 comedy film starring Henry Winkler, directed by Carl Reiner and written by Steve Gordon.

  10. The Backyard

    The Backyard (2002)


    The Backyard is a 2002 American backyard wrestling documentary directed, produced and edited by Paul Hough and was scored by Seth Jordan. It features the appearance of current WWE and former TNA professional wrestler, Rob Van Dam. Although it had a limited theatrical release in the United States in 2002, the film was later released to Germany and Australia in 2004.

  11. Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery

    Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery (2014)


    Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery is the twenty-first film in the direct-to-video series of Scooby-Doo films. It is a co-production between Warner Bros. Animation and WWE Studios. The film features Scooby and the gang solving a mystery at WrestleMania. It was released on March 24, 2014 in the United Kingdom and on March 25, 2014 in the United States by Warner Home Video and WWE Home Video.

  12. Blood Circus

    Blood Circus (1985)


    "Blood Circus" is a science fiction movie, with a professional-wrestling theme, produced in 1985. The movie was produced by Baltimore-native Santo Victor Rigatuso, also called Robert "Bob" Harris, who promoted it through infomercials for his mail-order "Santo Gold" jewelry business.

  13. The Foul King

    The Foul King (2000)


    The Foul King (Hangul: 반칙왕; RR: Banchikwang) is a 2000 South Korean comedy-drama film, written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. It was Kim's second feature-length film after The Quiet Family. Like the director's debut film, The Foul King also stars Song Kang-ho, this time as an incompetent bank clerk who takes up a career in professional wrestling, adopting the moniker "The Foul King" in the ring.

  14. My Breakfast with Blassie

    My Breakfast with Blassie (1983)


    My Breakfast with Blassie (1983) is a movie starring Andy Kaufman and professional wrestler "Classy" Freddie Blassie.

  15. Jûshin Sandâ Raigâ: Ikari no raimei

    Jûshin Sandâ Raigâ: Ikari no raimei (1995)


    Jushin Thunder Liger: Fist of Thunder (獣神サンダー・ライガー 怒りの雷鳴 FIST OF THUNDER Jūshin Sandā Raigā - Ikari no Raimei FIST OF THUNDER, translated as Beast God Thunder Liger - Raging Thunder) is a 1995 direct-to-video tokusatsu wrestling/superhero movie. Produced by Bandai Visual, this film is a showcase for the popular wrestler Jushin Thunder Liger, who was based upon the anime series Jushin Liger created by Go Nagai, who supervised this film's production. In this film, Liger and his arch-enemy Bounty Viper turn into demon-beast versions of themselves, both designed by veteran makeup artist Steve Wang.

  16. Backyard Dogs

    Backyard Dogs (2000)


    Backyard Dogs is a 2000 film written and directed by Robert Boris.

  17. Â! Ikkenya puroresu

    Â! Ikkenya puroresu (2004)


    Oh! My Zombie Mermaid (あゝ!一軒家プロレス Ā! Ikkenya puroresu) is a 2004 Japanese action comedy directed by Naoki Kudo, written by Naoki Kudo and Izō Hashimoto, and starring Shinya Hashimoto, Sonim, Shirō Sano, and Nicholas Pettas. Hashimoto plays a professional wrestler whose wife involuntarily turns into a mermaid.

  18. The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown

    The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown (2015)


    The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown is an upcoming direct-to-video film starring The Flintstones. It is the second co-production between Warner Bros. Animation and WWE Studios following Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery. The film features Fred Flintstone, Barney Rubble and the whole Bedrock gang with stone age versions of WWE Superstars and Divas. It will be released on March 17, 2015 by Warner Home Video and WWE Home Video. It will be the first new Flintstones production in over fourteen years since On the Rocks, fifty-five years after the original 1960s series and also the first Flintstones film without original creators, Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera who have died respectively a decade ago (the 2000s).

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