10. Rocky (Philadelphia)
Rocky Balboa, a small town boxer, gets a rare chance to fight the heavyweight champion Apollo Creed. He strives to go the distance for his self-respect; this film came out in 1976. Directed by John G. Avildsen and written by and starring Sylvester Stallone, the film also stars Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, Burgess Meredith, and Thayer David.