The Rocky Movies

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The Rocky movies are a series of eight boxing films. The first film and its six sequels centered on the boxing career Rocky Balboa, played by Sylvester Stallone. The seventh and eighth films Creed (2015) and Creed II (2018) are about Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan), the son of Rocky’s deceased rival and his friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers). These film center around the training of Adonis by the retired Rocky Balboa. All the Rocky films were written by Sylvester Stallone and the Creed films, by Ryan Coogler and Aaron Covington. The original film and the fifth in the series were directed by John G. Avildsen, Creed was directed by Coogler, Creed 2 (2018) will be directed by Steven Caple Jr., and Stallone directed the other films in the series.

Rocky (1976)

Rocky Balboa, a small-time boxer, gets a supremely rare chance to fight heavy-weight champion Apollo Creed in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Stunt Coordinator: Jimmy Nickerson

Released December 3, 1976 in the USA

Rocky II (1979)

Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Stunt Coordinator: Jimmy Nickerson

Released June 15, 1979 in the USA

Rocky III (1982)

After winning the ultimate title and being the world champion, Rocky falls into a hole and finds himself picked up by a former enemy.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Released May 28, 1982 in the USA

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Rocky IV (1985)

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Released November 27, 1985 in the USA

Rocky V (1990)

Reluctantly retired from boxing, and back from riches to rags, Rocky takes on a new protege who betrays him, as the champ’s son must adjust to his family’s new life after bankruptcy.

Director: John G. Avildsen
Writer: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young

Released November 16, 1990 in the USA

Rocky Balboa (2006)

Thirty years after the ring of the first bell, Rocky Balboa comes out of retirement and dons his gloves for his final fight; against the reigning heavyweight champ Mason ‘The Line’ Dixon.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Sylvester Stallone (characters)
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Tarver, Milo Ventimiglia

Released December 20, 2006 in the USA

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Creed (2015)

The former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Director: Ryan Coogler
Writers: Ryan Coogler (screenplay by), Aaron Covington (screenplay by)
Stars: Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson

Released November 25, 2015 in the USA

Creed II (2018)

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, newly crowned light heavyweight champion Adonis Creed faces off against Vitor Drago, the son of Ivan Drago.

Director: Steven Caple Jr.
Writers: Cheo Hodari Coker (screenplay), Ryan Coogler (characters)
Stars: Tessa Thompson, Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone

Released November 21, 2018 in the USA

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