Boxing: Raging Bull (1980)
With films like Rocky, The Champ, Ali, Million Dollar Baby, and The Fighter, no single sport has brought more pain or pleasure to the big screen than boxing. But none of these films captured the beauty and the brutality of the sport like director Martin Scorsese did with Raging Bull. His style put you in the ring and let you feel every punch. The film hinges on the titanic, Academy Award-winning performance of Robert DeNiro as Jake Lamotta, whose violent nature led to his successes in the ring, and ultimate downfall as a husband, brother, and man. "I've done a lot of bad things, Joey. Maybe it's coming back to me."