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Sylvester Stallone

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Lords of Flatbush, TheLords of Flatbush, The (1974)
Dir. Martin Davidson, Stephen Verona
Feat. Perry King, Sylvester Stallone, Henry Winkler
Boasting early appearances for various stars–in–waiting, this is an affectionate view of the rites–of–passage for members of…
Death Race 2000Death Race 2000 (1975) Aro Favourite
Dir. Paul Bartel
Feat. David Carradine, Sylvester Stallone
Hilarious black comedy from the director of EATING RAOUL, about a road race across the States where one can gain points from killing pedestrians…
Farewell, My LovelyFarewell, My Lovely (1975)
Dir. Dick Richards
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Charlotte Rampling, John Ireland
With a nailbitten Robert Mitchum as a weathered Marlowe, this complex Raymond Chandler story is an impressive homage to '40s film noirs.
RockyRocky (1976) Recommended
Dir. John G. Avildsen
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
The simple yet effective story of a two–bit boxer's quest for self–respect and fame was a feat paralleled by the film's writer and star,…
Rocky BoxsetRocky Boxset (Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, Rocky IV, Rocky V, Rocky Balboa) (1976-2006)
Feat. Sylvester Stallone
The complete Rocky legacy in one box–set, including Stallone's final recent swansong in the career–defining role.
Paradise AlleyParadise Alley (1978)
Dir. Sylvester Stallone
Feat. Armand Assante, Anne Archer, Tom Waits
Sly’s directorial debut replays the ROCKY plotline, as a Hell’s Kitchen Italian–American trying to wrestle his way out of tenements of the…
F.I.S.T.F.I.S.T. (Fist) (1978)
Dir. Norman Jewison
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Rod Steiger, Peter Boyle
Earnest union drama with Stallone as a Jimmy Hoffa type union leader whose idealism is gradually corrupted. Curious misfire is worth a watch with a…
Rocky IIRocky II (1979)
Dir. Sylvester Stallone
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
First sequel to the boxing smash–hit, sees a straight rematch between Rocky Balboa (Stallone) and Apollo Cread. Final fight scene is a…
VictoryVictory (Escape to Victory) (1981) Recommended
Dir. John Huston
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine, Max von Sydow
Implausible yet jolly entertaining WWII story has a soccer team of assorted POWs attempting to escape a Paris stadium during a match against the Nazi…
Night HawksNight Hawks (1981)
Dir. Bruce Malmuth
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Billy Dee Williams, Rutger Hauer
Two undercover NYC cops are faced with the unenviable task of tracking down Europe's number one terrorist in this underrated 80's action flick.…
First BloodFirst Blood (Rambo) (1982)
Dir. Ted Kotcheff
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy
The first, most serious, and so perhaps most hilarious of the Rambo films has Sly Stallone as a buff Vietnam vet who loses his marbles and goes…
Rocky IIIRocky III (Rocky 3) (1982)
Dir. Sylvester Stallone
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Carl Weathers, Talia Shire
Weakish second sequel finds Rocky fighting back after a defeat by a nasty new boxer.
Rambo Quadrilogy Box Set (Rambo - First Blood, Rambo 2, Rambo 3, Rambo 4) (1982-1988)
Feat. Sylvester Stallone
All four of Stallone's rip–roaring features, from the relatively moody FIRST BLOOD to the full–on bombast of RAMBO 4.
Staying AliveStaying Alive (1983)
Dir. Sylvester Stallone
Feat. John Travolta, Cynthia Rhodes
Engagingly tacky sequel to SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, fashioned by dir. Sylvester Stallone as a ROCKY–style vehicle for John Travolta, who juggles…
Rocky IVRocky IV (Rocky 4) (1985)
Dir. Sylvester Stallone
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Third sequel in the ROCKY franchise adds some new moves, but gets a whole lot dumber. Here, Stallone fights a Russian superboxer (Lundgren) who has…
Rambo 2Rambo 2 (1985)
Dir. George Pan Cosmatos
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Charles Napier
Iconic actioner in which traumatised commando John Rambo (Stallone) returns to Vietnam to rescue imprisoned G.I.s. Simplistic and violent, but a key…
CobraCobra (1986)
Dir. George P. Cosmatos
Feat. Sylvester Stallone
Gruesome post–RAMBO vehicle for Sly Stallone as a tough city cop.
Over the TopOver the Top (1987)
Dir. Menahem Golan
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Robert Loggia, Susan Blakely
Over the top in more ways than one, this ripely macho action–drama, set around the world of competitive arm wrestling, has Stallone play a…
Rambo 3Rambo 3 (1988)
Dir. Peter MacDonald
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna
The belated finale to the RAMBO series sees the human battletank John Rambo (Stallone) dropped into Afghanistan to rescue his mentor (Crenna). In…
Lock UpLock Up (1989)
Dir. John Flynn
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland
Prison inmate Stallone is persecuted by sadistic warden Sutherland. A bit nasty.
Tango and CashTango and Cash (1989)
Dir. Andrei Konchalovsky
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell
Enjoyable buddy–cop caper with Stallone and Russell as rugged, competitive partners with a sense of humour.
Man Called Rainbo, AMan Called Rainbo, A (1989)
Dir. Lesser Pizmo
Feat. Sylvester Stallone
Awful hippy film Rebel featuring a young Stallone is here redubbed for comic effect by failed film students. Unfortunately they manage to make it…
Rocky VRocky V (Rocky 5) (1990)
Dir. John G. Avildsen
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young
Final, agonising round in the ROCKY series, has the Italian Stallion return to the 'old neighbourhood' to coach various new prospects.
Stop! Or My Mom Will ShootStop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
Dir. Roger Spottiswoode
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Estelle Getty, JoBeth Williams
Taking a leaf out of Arnie's playbook, Sylvester Stallone tries his hand at comedy – sending up his tough guy persona as a mommy's boy who has…
CliffhangerCliffhanger (1993)
Dir. Renny Harlin
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow
Schlock doesn't get any slicker than this romp on the ice–capped Dolomites. The best thing Stallone's done since the original ROCKY, even if…
Demolition ManDemolition Man (1993)
Dir. Marco Brambilla
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock
Sylvester Stallone and Wesley Snipes are cryogenically thawed in a totalitarian, crime–free L.A. in 2032 where their cop/villain…
Specialist, TheSpecialist, The (1994)
Dir. Luis Llosa
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Sharon Stone, James Woods
Explosives expert Stallone helps out avenging angel Stone in sending bad guys Woods and Roberts to Kingdom Come. Shamelessly implausible stuff is…
AssassinsAssassins (1995)
Dir. Richard Donner
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Antonio Banderas, Julianne Moore
A dark, protracted tale of two hitmen, old hand Sylvester Stallone who wants out of the racket, and new kid on the block Antonio Banderas out for…
Judge DreddJudge Dredd (1995)
Dir. Danny Cannon
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Armand Assante
Hollywood again turns wine into water with this adaptation of the British cult comicbook. No underground cultural icon here, instead Sly Stallone is…
DaylightDaylight (1996)
Dir. Rob Cohen
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Amy Brenneman, Viggo Mortensen
They do make disaster movies like they used to! Sly Stallone seeks to rescue those entrapped by a huge explosion in a NYC subway tunnel, while the…
Cop LandCop Land (1997) Recommended
Dir. James Mangold
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel
Brooding, shadowy conception of the American Dream gone rotten, pivots on a smouldering role for Sly Stallone, as a shell–shocked cop gone to…
AntzAntz (1998) Recommended
Dir. Eric Darnell, Tim Johnson
Feat. Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Sylvester Stallone
Fully computer–animated family film takes best advantage of current technology, and successfully implants the voice and persona of Woody Allen…
Get CarterGet Carter (2000)
Dir. Stephen Kay
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Rachael Leigh Cook, Mickey Rourke
Unnecessary remake of the British hard–boiler transposes the action to the Pacific Northwest where Las Vegas mob enforcer Sylvester Stallone…
Flix Mix Ultimate FightsFlix Mix Ultimate Fights (2002)
Feat. Jet Li, Jackie Chan, Wesley Snipes
An intense compilation of the most memorable and ambitious fight scenes from Hollywood and abroad.
Spy Kids 3-DSpy Kids 3-D (Game Over) (2003)
Dir. Robert Rodriguez
Feat. Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino, Ricardo Montalban
Another installment in the successful SPY KIDS franchise, adding the gimmick of '3–D' to the family action format. This time round, the…
Rocky BalboaRocky Balboa (Rocky VI) (2006)
Dir. Sylvester Stallone
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Milo Ventimiglia
Not quite down for the count, Sylvester Stallone heaves himself off the canvas for one last shot at glory in this, the sixth (and surely final) ROCKY…
Rambo: ReloadedRambo: Reloaded (2008)
Dir. Sylvester Stallone
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden
Rambunctious, ultra–violent Sylvester Stallone–directed actioner sees Sly reprising his ammo–strapped role (this time in…
Expendables, TheExpendables, The (2010)
Dir. Sylvester Stallone
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jet Li
Sylvester Stallone directs and leads a cast of old school action heroes for a mission impropable to assassinate a Latin American dictator.…
Expendables 2, TheExpendables 2, The (2012)
Dir. Simon West
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Jean-Claude Van Damme
Sly Stallone rounds up the boys for another hour–and–a–half of homoerotic mass destruction in this muscle flexing,…
Bullet to the HeadBullet to the Head (2012)
Dir. Walter Hill
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Sung Kang, Sarah Shahi
A jaded hitman (Stallone) teams up with an embattled cop in this muscular Big Easy crime story, elevated by the seasoned, strong–arm direction…
Escape Plan Escape Plan (2013)
Dir. Mikael Håfström
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent
When a structural–security authority (Stallone) finds himself incarcerated in the world's most secret and secure prison, he has to use his…
Grudge MatchGrudge Match (2013)
Dir. Peter Segal
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Alan Arkin
Sly Stallone and Bobby De Niro set aside their A–frames to shuffle back into the ring for one rematch up in this below–the–belt…
Expendables 3, TheExpendables 3, The (2014)
Dir. Patrick Hughes
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford and Antonio Banderas lend their arthritic bodies to this chest–thumping third installment, no longer a throwback to the heydays…
CreedCreed (2015) Recommended
Dir. Ryan Coogler
Feat. Sylvester Stallone, Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson
Rocky Balboa returns in this highly–acclaimed, downbeat entry to the franchise with the boxing hero serving as trainer to the son of his late…
Creed IICreed II (Creed 2) (2018)
Dir. Steven Caple Jr.
Feat. Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
Workmanlike sequel to the 2015 ROCKY spin–off CREED, centered around the young, impulsive and compellingly flawed Adonis Creed (Michael B.…

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