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The 10 best sports movies of all time, No. 6: 'Raging Bull'

February 27, 2012|By Houston Mitchell
  • Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta in "Raging Bull."
Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta in "Raging Bull." (Associated Press )

A week or so ago, we asked you to vote for the 10 best sports movies of all time. And 9,280 ballots later, we unveil your picks.

No. 6: "Raging Bull" (1,113 first-place votes, 27,747 points)

Directed by Martin Scorsese, 1980's "Raging Bull" stars Robert De Niro as Jake La Motta, a boxer whose rage and debauchery destroyed his relationship with almost everyone around him. De Niro, who won an Oscar for his portrayal, famously gained 60 pounds to portray La Motta in his post-boxing years.

"Raging Bull" was voted the best film of the 1980s in numerous critics' polls and was listed by Time magazine as one of the best 100 movies of all time. Variety magazine ranked the film 39th on its list of the 50 greatest movies and Entertainment Weekly listed it sixth on its list of the 100 greatest movies of all time. 

PREVIOUSLY:

No. 10: 'Chariots of Fire'

No. 9: 'Rudy'

No. 8: 'Slap Shot'

No. 7: 'Caddyshack'


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