Sylvester Stallone Movies

Stallone's latest movie, Creed, is getting some of the best reviews of his career.

Stallone in Creed, which got the best reviews of his career and almost won him the Best Supporting Oscar.

Want to know the best Sylvester Stallone movies?  How about the worst Sylvester Stallone movies?  Curious about Sylvester Stallone’s box office grosses or which Sylvester Stallone movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Sylvester Stallone movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences and which got the worst reviews? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.

Sylvester Stallone has been appearing in movies since 1970. Playing Rocky Balboa in 1976’s Rocky; turned Stallone into a superstar. Rocky was a monster hit (55 million tickets sold) and a critical hit. Rocky received 10 Academy Awards nominations……it won three Oscars®. Stallone received two of those nominations for Best Actor and Best Original Screenplay. To date there have been six Rocky movies, the most recent was Rocky Balboa in 2006.  Stallone also has had great success playing John Rambo in the First Blood movies. To date there have been four Rambo movies, the most recent was Rambo in 2008.

Over the course of his career he has had seventeen movies open number one at the box office.   Unfortunately for Sylvester Stallone, he is also associated with some really bad movies. To date he has been nominated for twenty-seven Razzie Awards, which includes eight Razzie wins. His most recent Razzie win was Worst Supporting Actor in SpyKids 3D: Game Over in 2004.

His IMDb page shows 78 acting credits from 1970-2017. This page will rank 49 Sylvester Stallone movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television shows, shorts, cameos and bit parts were not included in the rankings.

Kurt Russell and Stallone in 1989's Tango Cash

Kurt Russell and Stallone in 1989’s Tango Cash

Sylvester Stallone Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table

The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.

  • Sort Sylvester Stallone movies by co-stars of his movies
  • Sort Sylvester Stallone movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Sylvester Stallone movies by adjusted worldwide box office grosses using current movie ticket cost (in millions)
  • Sort Sylvester Stallone movies how they were received by critics and audiences.  60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie
  • Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Sylvester Stallone movie received.
  • Sort Sylvester Stallone movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score.  UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
  • *** = a Sylvester Stallone directed movie
RankMovie (Year)UMR Co-Star LinksAdjusted B.O. Domestic (mil)Adjusted B.O. Worldwide (mil)Critic Audience RatingOscar Nom / WinUMR Score
Rocky (1976)Burgess Meredith$478.20$905.2079.33%10 / 0384.84
Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 (2017) Early reviews & Long Range B.O. ForecastBradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana & Bradley Cooper & Kurt Russell$375.00$1000.0083.00%00 / 0070.01
Antz (1998) Voice RoleWoody Allen & Gene Hackman$163.10$309.3086.00%00 / 0065.88
Rocky II (1979) ***Carl Weathers$286.10$671.9071.33%00 / 0064.53
Creed (2015)Michael B. Jordan$109.80$173.8084.50%01 / 0062.66
Rocky III (1982) ***Mr. T$356.00$771.3061.33%01 / 0060.23
First Blood (1982)Richard Crenna$135.40$359.1080.50%00 / 0059.15
Cliffhanger (1993)John Lithgow$171.10$519.3062.50%03 / 0057.24
Rocky IV (1985) ***Talia Shire$303.70$713.2052.00%00 / 0055.44
Rambo: First Blood Part II (1985)Richard Crenna$357.20$714.0044.00%01 / 0052.08
Rocky Balboa (2006) ***Burt Young$90.00$199.8074.50%00 / 0048.85
The Expendables 2 (2012)Bruce Willis & Jason Statham$90.00$318.7073.00%00 / 0048.81
Demolition Man (1993)Sandra Bullock & Wesley Snipes$118.20$323.7063.00%00 / 0048.34
Cop Land (1997)Robert DeNiro$82.40$82.6070.00%00 / 0046.26
Spy Kids 3D: Game Over (2003)Antonio Bandaras$156.20$274.9042.50%00 / 0044.40
Death Race 2000 (1975)David Carradine$65.40$71.7069.33%00 / 0042.73
The Expendables (2010) ***Arnold Schwarzenegger & Bruce Willis$110.10$293.3050.00%00 / 0041.01
Nighthawks (1981)Rutger Hauer$45.20$45.5069.67%00 / 0039.75
Tango & Cash (1989)Kurt Russell & Jack Palance$134.60$253.8039.00%00 / 0039.02
Farewell My Lovely (1975)Robert Mitchum$24.90$24.9073.33%00 / 0038.33
F.I.S.T. (1978)Rod Steiger$73.50$73.3057.00%00 / 0038.18
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)Henry Winkler$42.30$42.2065.33%00 / 0037.27
Rambo III (1988)Richard Crenna$110.20$387.7043.00%00 / 0037.24
Staying Alive (1983) ***John Travolta$173.70$341.5020.00%00 / 0036.45
Victory (1981)Michael Caine$32.90$32.9066.33%00 / 0036.28
Rambo (2008) ***Julie Benz$50.20$133.2054.50%00 / 0033.65
Escape Plan (2013)Arnold Schwarzenegger$26.10$142.4060.50%00 / 0032.56
The Specialist (1994)Sharon Stone$118.50$352.4026.50%00 / 0031.23
Cobra (1986)Brigitte Nielsen$111.40$363.4028.00%00 / 0030.87
Shade (2004)Gabriel Bryne$0.01$0.0165.00%00 / 0030.56
Rocky V (1990)Burgess Meredith$81.60$239.4034.50%00 / 0028.96
The Expendables 3 (2014)Harrison Ford & Mel Gibson$40.60$210.8047.50%00 / 0028.66
Bullet to the Head (2013)Christian Slater$10.10$10.1057.00%00 / 0028.43
Daylight (1996)Viggo Mortensen$63.00$303.5038.00%01 / 0028.21
Grudge Match (2013)Robert DeNiro & Kevin Hart$30.90$47.2046.00%00 / 0026.36
Judge Dredd (1995)Rob Schneider$67.20$220.0032.50%00 / 0025.55
Lock Up (1989)Donald Sutherland$46.90$46.9039.00%00 / 0025.53
Assassins (1995)Antonio Bandaras & Julianne Moore$58.70$59.0034.50%00 / 0025.52
Over the Top (1987)Robert Loggia$34.60$34.6041.50%00 / 0024.94
Oscar (1991)Don Ameche$47.20$47.2035.50%00 / 0024.76
Paradise Alley (1978) ***Armand Assante$25.90$25.9044.00%00 / 0024.69
Zookeeper (2011) Voice RoleKevin James & Adam Sandler$85.40$180.4024.50%00 / 0024.65
Driven (2001)Burt Reynolds$48.80$81.8028.00%00 / 0021.48
Ratchet & Clank (2016) Voice RoleJohn Goodman$8.50$8.5039.00%00 / 0019.74
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! (1992)Estelle Getty$57.70$143.3019.50%00 / 0018.31
Rhinestone (1984)Dolly Parton$53.80$53.8021.00%00 / 0018.19
Get Carter (2000)Michael Caine$23.40$30.3030.33%00 / 0018.10
Capone (1975)Ben Gazzara$8.20$8.4032.67%00 / 0016.62
Eye See You (a.k.a. D-TOX) (2002)Tom Berenger$.10$9.3032.50%00 / 0015.31

Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Sylvester Stallone Table

  1. Seventeen Sylvester Stallone movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark.  That is a percentage of 35.41% of his movies listed. Rocky (1976) is his biggest box office hit.
  2. An average Sylvester Stallone movie grosses $100.20 million in adjusted box office gross.
  3. Using’s 60% fresh meter.  18 Sylvester Stallone movies are rated as good movies…or 37.50% of his movies.  First Blood (1982) is his highest rated movie while Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot! (1992) is his lowest rated movie.
  4. Six Sylvester Stallone movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 12.50% of his movies.
  5. One Sylvester Stallone movie (Rocky) won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 2.08% of his movies.
  6. An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 39.86.  16 Sylvester Stallone movies scored higher that average….or 33.33% of his movies.  Rocky (1976) got the the highest UMR Score while Eye See You (a.k.a. D-TOX) (2002) got the lowest UMR Score.
Sylvester Stallone in 1976's Rocky

Sylvester Stallone in 1976’s Rocky

To check out most of Stallone’s movie posters check out this excellent movie poster hub by film historian Steve Lensman……Sylvester Stallone’s Movie Posters

To check out Sylvester Stallone‘s career compared to current and classic actors.  Most 100 Million Dollar Movies of All-Time.

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55 thoughts on “Sylvester Stallone Movies

  1. Happy 70th birthday to Sly Stallone.

    I’d like to take this time to relate something I told Bruce regarding the movie Rocky.

    The bridge that is seen in Rocky is near where I live and will soon be torn down.

    During the filming of that movie, ordinary traffic continued.

    There is a scene where the car is broken down on the side of the bridge, and nobody helps.

    Well, my father was driving down that bridge. Being a mechanic, he stopped off to help.

    Suddenly he hears “CUT!” an irate man starts yelling at him.

    Turns out that my father interfered with the filming of Rocky.


    1. Hey Flora….that is a great story. That is a great movie to interrupt….somewhere there is film showing your day walking up to the car… would that not be an awesome thing to see.

  2. 1 Slow down for Pete’s sake – or go on holiday NOW ! !

    2 Do you not think he’s a bit long in the tooth for the action-man roles that he continues to play? Even those ‘young men’ of the 50s such as Randolph, Joel, and Fred knew not to push the boat out too far and they did not depend on physical brute strength but rather on guns, dancing, and the fascination that prospective ‘child brides’ had for them.

    3 It is a great coincidence that when considering other actors a Duke or Bud related story often
    seems to come to mind. I’ve nothing on the Duke this time except to say that he would have had a 70 year old Stallone for breakfast – ask Frank Sinatra’s bodyguards !!.

    4. However I read years ago that in a proposed big screen remake of Streetcar he was considering playing the Brando role when Tennessee Williams personally wrote to him telling he would only make a fool of himself. He sulked and put out a statement saying that playwrights should not compare one actor with another and should not dictate to performers. However he seems to have taken Tennessee’s advice because the project did not proceed at least not on the big screen unless it went under another name.

    Best wishes BOB

    1. Hey Bob.
      1. This time next week….you will be looking for new stats…and they will not be coming….lol. My goal is to get two more new pages and at least two more updates before vacation.
      2. I don’t know….he is looking pretty good …even at 70….I bought him in Expendables 1 & 2….not so much in Expendables 3…I look forward to Rocky 10 in 2026…when the 80 year old Sly returns to the ring for the last time.
      3. Sounds like an interesting free for all….so your money is on Wayne.
      4. Thankfully he came to his senses….Stallone has many Raspberry Awards….that might have set the record for most Raspberry Awards for a movie.
      Cogerson 🙂

      1. BRUCE
        1 I think I told you my daughter stayed in Atlanta and that I visited her there for a couple of weeks.

        2 Her husband took me for a meal in Planet Hollywood which I think Stallone owned along with Arnie before the franchise closed?? Indeed just as I couple Seagal/Van Damme I tend to bracket Stallone/Arnie.

        3 By the way it has just sunk in with me – the greatest film buff that I have encountered in recent years has never seen all of the greatest Christmas movie of all time. C’mon ! Watch it right thru. I assure you chronologically George could not have made any input to that film.

        1. Hey Bob
          1. Atlanta has some fun things to do. Even though I am only a few hours away from Washington D.C…..seems I go to more sporting events in Atlanta than I do anywhere else….Debbie is from Auburn, Alabama so we seem to always be going through Atlants.
          2. I used to love the Planet Hollywood restaurants…but sadly they seem to all be shutting down….Arnold, Bruce and Sly made those places a fun place to go for years….but they expanded too fast and too far apart. The one in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is now a sports supply store… is very strange to go in there now.
          3. I will have to watch the entire White Christmas movie this holiday season….I will take your word that George has nothing to do with the movie….lol.

          1. BRUCE
            1 I still have a Planet Hollywood T shirt that I got in my 1999 visit. It’s very faded now but I keep it out of nostalgia.

            2 I loved Atlanta. My daughter took wife of Robert and me for drinks in the rotating skyscraper restaurant that’s a prominent the city. I am currently watching every episode of the TV series Matlock starring the late Andy Griffith and it is set in Atlanta and you regularly get a shot of that skyscraper in the background. So happy days!

            3 I thought that Bruce was the ‘Third Man’ in Planet Hollywood but was not sure enough to mention him in my last post.

          2. Hey Bob
            1. We have some Planet Hollwood stuff around the house too.
            2. Glad you liked Atlanta so much…Washington DC has something like that too.
            3. Bruce actually stuck with Planet Hollywood the longest….at the time Demi Moore was the fourth….as she and Bruce were still married.

      2. Hey Flora….leaning towards a Marshall brother and sister directing page as the latest current page….Dana Andrews is under serious consideration for the page I publish right before leaving….though Richard Pryor is also in the running….as for updates….Will Smith done today….Dustin Hoffman and Anthony Quinn are up next….hope that helps your “radar”….sorry no Canadians….lol.

    1. Thanks Pete. I was pretty shocked when he did not win too. I actually had him as the winner on my Best Supporting Actor page…and was about to hit publish as soon as they said Stallone was the winner. Instead I had to quickly scramble and delete Sly and add Mark R. from Bridge of Spies to the table. I will fix the Creed issue…thanks for that and the comment.

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