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) After 9 weeks of releaseBradley Cooper & Zoe Saldana & Kurt Russell$384.26$856.4883.00%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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Stallone stats. I originally wrote this page on HubPages….it was very popular with over 100,000 views….I then moved it to CogersonMovieScore and it struggled with only 8,000 views.  I wonder which way it will go on UltimateMovieRankings. Only time will tell.

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61 thoughts on “Sylvester Stallone Movies

  1. Good to see Stallone’s page updated. I was a fan back in the 80s and 90s ‘the video years’. Yes I confess I watched Rambo on video many times back then, Rocky too. But Sly’s getting on a bit now and I’m not all that enthused when a film of his comes out, ditto Schwarzenegger. Our aging action heroes. Has anyone replaced them? Well there’s Dwayne Johnson. Have you done a page on the man formerly known as The Rock, Bruce? [cue Bruce growling]

    I have to admit I did smile, and maybe wiped a tear, when I saw Stallone turn up in Guardians of the Galaxy vol.2, I hope he has a bigger role to play in the next one. 🙂

    Bob mentioned Nighthawks, one of Stallone’s underrated action gems. I’m hoping to pick up the blu-ray edition soon, hopefully with the original soundtrack restored.

    1. Hey Steve….actually besides Guardians of the Galaxy 2…there was very little changed on this page. At one point this was one of my most popular pages…it has really slowed down since the move to Actually this one and my Disney pages are the ones that got hurt the most by this most recent move.

      All of the 1980s action stars are now in their 60s and 70s….heck Chuck Norris is almost 80…(77)… some ways they are like the old west actors of the 1950s…Randolph Scott and Joel McCrea. When we get even older we will be tell you people how awesome Predator, Die Hard and Rambo movies were back in the day.

      If he comes back to the Marvel Universe….I think his role will be much bigger…..I think the % of that happening are dwindling each and every day. I have not see Nighthawks in years…good movie indeed. 🙂

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