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15 Best Wrestling Movies Of All Time, Ranked

15 Best Wrestling Movies Of All Time, Ranked

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Considered by many to be the best performance of his legendary career, Mickey Rourke played Randy “The Ram” Robinson in “The Wrestler”. He was a megastar in the 1980s, and is now performing on weekends while working at the deli counter at a grocery store during the week. Randy is old and tired, but he still loves the wrestling business. He forces himself through bloody hardcore matches, taking the lead shot and blazing for the younger crowd. He falls in love with Cassidy, a stripper whose age reflects Robinson’s in his line of work. After suffering a heart attack that should end his wrestling career, Randy tries to mend his relationship with his estranged daughter, while also trying to persuade Cassidy to settle down. Robinson is offered one last big payday at a retirement match and must decide what’s important to his career and his life.

“The Wrestler” had to be at the top of this list. Best wrestling movie of all time, none. Director Darren Aronofsky and screenwriter Robert D. Siegel took a heartwarming look at an older cast on the indie wrestling scene, allowing several beloved older wrestlers to play their versions of themselves in small parts throughout the film. Guardian Said of Mickey Rourke that he delivers “a very catchy, likable and even vulnerable performance”.

Make no mistake, this is not a fun watch. It’s a serious character study, featuring a fictionalized version of many of our wrestling heroes after their time in the spotlight has ended. Sitting can be difficult, and perhaps a view will suffice for some people. As a wrestling fan, you owe it to yourself to watch “The Wrestler”.

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