The youngest son of an alcoholic former boxer returns home, where he's trained by his father for competition in a mixed martial arts tournament - a path that puts the fighter on a collision course with his estranged, older brother.
The hard-hitting 'A Separation' tops our list, although we also loved the classic 'Moneyball'. 'The King's Speech' took home the coveted Best Picture Award at the oscars, if you're into that kind of thing.
Charismatic tough-nut Tom Hardy always manages to bring a slightly unbalanced, immensely watchable edge to any character he plays. Plus he carries the additional accolade of being the only man to have ever beaten the living hell out of Batman, not once, but twice!
The best sports dramas from recent years, including comeback tearjerker 'The Wrestler', fascinating true-life story 'Moneyball', and gritty boxing biopic 'The Fighter'. Why have fun playing sports when you can be sad watching them?
A tip for the discerning gambler: if you find a team of lovable misfits who have yet to find their confidence, and are soon to be up against a talented but arrogant team of opponents in some sort of do-or-die championship...BET ON THEM. According to these movies, bet everything you own.
MMA's popularity has skyrocketed in recent years, and so have these no-holds-barred fighting flicks. Make sure to check out 'Warrior' to watch Tom Hardy face off against Joel Edgerton in one of the grittiest cinematic punch-ups ever.