Top 10 (Favorite) Sylvester Stallone Films
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Written by: Sylvester Stallone and David Callaham
Lionsgate, Millennium Films, Nu Image
A team of mercenaries who call themselves "Expendable" are a band of highly trained "hired guns." They do the jobs the government needs done but doesn't want to be attached to. During a mission scout (on a South American island), the Expendables team comes across a local rebel woman whom exposes the truth of what's happening on the island. The Expendables must decided to take-on the mission (of which they may not return) or walk away.
Directed by: Menahem Golan
Written by: Sylvester Stallone and Stirling Silliphant
Warner Bros. The Cannon Group, Inc
Struggling trucker/armwrestler: Lincoln Hawk, is given a final opportunity to get to know his 12-year-old son by driving him across the country to see his sick mother. Along the way, Hawk must answer for why he wasn't around while his son was growing up, and how he could ever be trusted again.
Directed by: Rob Cohen
Written by: Leslie Bohem
Universal Pictures, Davis Entertainment
When a runaway car crashes into trucks carrying toxic waste, the deadly explosion seals the New York Hudson Tunnel at both ends, trapping a dozen people inside. Former EMS Chief: Kit Laura, with a controversial past, comes to grips with the reality that he's the only one that knows the tunnels well enough to attempt a rescue.
Cop Land (1997)
Directed by: James Mangold
Written by: James Mangold
Miramax Films, Woods Entertainment
The Sheriff (Freddy Heflin) of Garrison, New Jersey is living a life stuck in idle. Due to an accident in his youth, Freddy is half-deaf which derailed his ambition to be a New York City detective. When his small town is ground-zero for a massive police cover-up scandal, Freddy must decide if he'll stay neutral or stand for some kind of justice.
Directed by: Sylvester Stallone
Written by: Sylvester Stallone and Art Monterastelli
Lionsgate, Nu Image, Equity Pictures
Living a quiet life in a village near the Burmese border, Vietnam veteran: John Rambo, is completely removed from the United States as a snakewrangler/boatman. When a group of missionaries (from the United States) ask Rambo to take them into Burma (to bring medicine to the sick), he's forced to reconcile his past.
Directed by: Norman Jewison
Written by: Joe Eszterhas and Sylvester Stallone
United Artists, Chateau Productions, Huron Productions Inc.
Set between 1937-1957, Cleveland warehouse worker: Johnny Kovak, joins a small labor union tasked with recruiting new members. What begins as a noble effort, as the union grows, Kovak and the members battle (not only) corporations but themselves as temptations of greed and corruption creep in.
Directed by: Ryan Coogler
Written by: Ryan Coogler & Aaron Covington
Warner Bros. Pictures, MGM Pictures, New Line Cinema, Chartoff-Winkler Productions
Son of famous boxing champion: Apollo Creed, Adonis Johnson, born after the death of his father struggles with identity and worth. In effort to chart a new path, Adonis seeks out longtime friend and opponent of his father (Apollo), Rocky Balboa.
Directed by: John G. Avildsen
Written by: Sylvester Stallone
United Artists, Chartoff-Winkler Productions
A struggling boxer is given a once-in-lifetime opportunity to fight the world heavyweight champion with the title on the line. All he wants is an opportunity (inside and out of the ring) to go the distance.
First Blood (1982)
Directed by: Ted Kotcheff
Written by: Michael Kozoll & William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone
Orion Pictures, Carolco Pictures, The Wallis Interactive
PTSD-riddled, Green Beret: John Rambo, returns to the United States in search of the last-surviving member of the team he served on in Vietnam. Rambo shortly learns his only friend is passed-away, he's visibly shaken. When he's heckled by the sheriff of a nearby town, Rambo's PTSD is pushed to the breaking point.
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Directed By: Sylvester Stallone
Written By: Sylvester Stallone
MGM/Sony Pictures Releasing, United Artists, Columbia Pictures, Revolution Studios Chartoff/Winkler Productions
Haunted by grief, retired boxer: Rocky Balboa, proves to the entire world and (most importantly) himself, that the last thing to age is the heart. A true "Skill vs Will" spectacle.