Professional wrestling films

Posted Oct 25, 2009
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  1. Nacho Libre

    Nacho Libre (2006)


    Nacho Libre is a 2006 American comedy film directed by Jared Hess with music by Danny Elfman 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 stars Jack Black, Troy Gentile, Ana de la Reguera, Hector Jimenez, Peter Stormare, Carla Jimenez, Richard Montoya, César González, Moisés Arias, Donald Chambers, Darius Rose, Diego Eduardo Gomez and Craig Williams. The film received mixed reviews from critics. The film was theatrically released on June 16, 2006 by Paramount Pictures.

  2. Rocky III

    Rocky III (1982)


    Rocky III is a 1982 American film written, directed by, and starring Sylvester Stallone. It is the third installment in the Rocky film series, and the second in the franchise to be directed by Stallone.

  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. ...All the Marbles

    ...All the Marbles (1981)


    …All the Marbles (reissued as The California Dolls) is a 1981 comedy-drama film about the trials and travails of a female wrestling tag team and their manager. It was directed by Robert Aldrich (his final film) and stars Peter Falk, Vicki Frederick and Laurene Landon. The Pittsburgh Steeler hall of famer "Mean" Joe Greene plays himself.

  6. Night and the City

    Night and the City (1950)


    Night and the City is a 1950 British film noir directed by Jules Dassin and starring Richard Widmark, Gene Tierney and Googie Withers. It is based on the novel of the same name by Gerald Kersh. Shot on location in London and at Shepperton Studios, the plot revolves around an ambitious hustler whose plans keep going wrong.

  7. Paradise Alley

    Paradise Alley (1978)


    Paradise Alley is a 1978 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone in his feature film directorial debut, who also starred in the role. The film tells the story of the three brothers in Hell's Kitchen, New York City in the 1940s who become involved in professional wrestling.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. The Wrestler

    The Wrestler (1974)


    The Wrestler is a 1974 independent film produced by professional wrestler Verne Gagne and W.R. Frank, starring Ed Asner as "Frank Bass", a wrestling promoter. Verne Gagne also stars in the movie as Mike Bullard, the current wrestling champion of his "league." After a long reign as champion, Bullard is getting older and feeling pressure from all sides, including his wife and wrestling promoters, to pass the championship to Taylor and retire. Bullard's resistance to their requests that he step aside is the central conflict in the film. The movie presents professional wrestling as a truly competitive sport, always maintaining the illusion that matches are a result of athletic combat and not pre-determined outcomes decided before the matches.

  11. Sumo Bruno

    Sumo Bruno (2000)


    Sumo Bruno (originally titled Sumo Bruno – Dein schwerster Gegner bist du selbst) is a 2000 German comedy drama film directed by Lenard Fritz Krawinkel and starring Hakan Orbeyi, Oliver Korittke, Julia Richter, Martin Seifert, Thomas Drechsel, Tim Wilde and Martin Semmelrogge. The film was produced and distributed by Babelsberg Studio, one of Germany biggest production studios.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies

    Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (2014)


    Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies (also known as Cody Knotts' Pro Wrestlers vs Zombies) is a 2013 horror film that was directed by Cody Knotts. An early version of the film was shown at an international horror festival in Whitby, England in October 2013, and the movie was released to DVD on March 28, 2014 along with a limited theatrical release. The movie was funded partly through a successful Kickstarter campaign and through private funds from three investors and stars several former WWE, and current TNA wrestlers that portray themselves fighting against a horde of zombies.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. The Foul King

    The Foul King (2000)


    The Foul King (Hangul반칙왕; RRBanchikwang) 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Backyard Dogs

    Backyard Dogs (2000)


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

  21. 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 film 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.

  22. The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown

    The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age Smackdown (2015)


    The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown is a 2015 American direct-to-video animated 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 was released on March 10, 2015 by Warner Home Video.

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