Lists: Action, Drama, Academy Award Best Picture Winners - All Time, Best Picture Winners from the 1970s, Boxing, AFI 100 (2007), Best Picture nominee 1970 to 1979

Brief Synopsis: "When world heavyweight boxing champ Apollo Creed wants to give an unknown fighter a shot at the title as a publicity stunt, his handlers pick palooka Rocky Balboa, an uneducated collector for a Philadelphia loan shark."

Overall Ranking: 648 (Rank from 1976: # 4)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 62.5%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 6.25%
Stale 6.25%
Burnt 0%


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Other Movies in the Series

  • Rocky II
  • Rocky III
  • Rocky IV
  • Rocky V
  • Rocky Balboa (2006)
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  • Rocky

  • Reviewer Rating Review
    Cut The Crap Movie Reviews by Aiden R100(full review)
    Dan Fogarty - Fogs Movie Reviews100(full review)
    George Rother of MovieGuy 24/7100(full review)
    Morgan On Media97(full review)
    David Baruffi97(full review)
    Dan O'Neill95 - Rocky is a perfect film for anybody who ever believes that they have what it takes because of it’s perfect screenplay, genuine performances from everybody involved, and just the overall good and happy feeling that this film will give you once you start to here Rocky yelling out “ADRIAAAAAN!”.
    (full review)
    Josh of Classicblanca95
    Ryan from Ten Stars Or Less90(full review)
    Rob from GuysFilmQuest86
    Today I Watched A Movie85(full review)
    Warning Sign80(full review)
    Thomas Pollock80
    Patrick Devitt80
    Bryan Lienesch69 - A bit overrated if we're being completely honest.
    Carrie B40
    Annwyn S30

    People Involved

  • Sylvester Stallone (Rocky Balboa)
  • Talia Shire (Adrianna "Adrian" Pennino)
  • Burt Young (Paulie)
  • Carl Weathers (Apollo Creed)
  • Burgess Meredith (Mickey Goldmill)
  • Thayer David (Jergens)
  • Joe Spinell (Gazzo)
  • Jimmy Gambina (Mike)
  • Bill Baldwin (Fight Announcer)
  • Al Silvani (Cut Man)
  • George Memmoli (Ice Rink Attendant)
  • Jodi Letizia (Marie)
  • Diana Lewis (TV Commentator 1)
  • George OHanlon (TV Commentator 2)
  • Larry Carroll (TV Interviewer)
  • Tony Burton (Duke)
  • Lloyd Kaufman (Drunk)
  • John G. Avildsen (Director)