Rocky is the best sports film

New poll puts Balboa on top
Monday , 14 April 2008
Rocky is the best sports film

SYLVESTOR STALLONE's ROCKY movie has been crowned the best ever sports film in a poll by cinema fans.

The 1976 boxing classic, which stars Stallone as an underdog battling to become the world champion heavyweight, won 20% of the vote in a survey by Lovefilm.com.

In second place, Cool Runnings, the comedy tale about the first Jamaican bobsleigh team, with Clint Eastwood's Oscar-winning Million Dollar Baby taking third place.

The fourth position was tied between Tom Cruise's troubled sport agent turn in Jerry Maguire and Martin Scorsese's acclaimed boxing classic Raging Bull.

Other top 10 places were taken by baseball tale Field Of Dreams, basketball comedy White Men Can't Jump, Chariots Of Fire, war epic Escape to Victory and slapstick golf comedy Caddyshack.