If you are a fan of wrestling, you will be happy to hear that there are a lot of amazing movies about wrestling available today. Whether you like watching comedies or a more serious depiction of the wrestling industry, you are sure to find something that suits you on this list.
Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling
Every wrestling enthusiast knows how tiresome it is when people tell you that wrestling is fake or that it is a form of entertainment and not a real sport. This was exactly what inspired Max Landis to make Wrestling Isn’t Wrestling. This short film explains in a uniquely comedic way how wrestling is a legit sport that deserves respect just like any other while at the same time being a source of entertainment for people of all age groups. What’s great about this short film is that you can watch it on Youtube for free!
If you are looking for something fun to watch and like Jack Black’s type of humor, Nacho Libre is the movie for you. A Mexican Catholic priest who turns into a luchador from time to time sounds like a great plotline, right? This movie is bizarre, goofy, and extremely quotable – a perfect combination for a comedy movie night!
On the other hand, for a more serious look at wrestling, you should check out The Wrestler. This movie tells the age-old tale of how a person at the top can all of a sudden lose everything and return right back to the bottom. Mickey Rourke plays Randy ‘The Ram’ Robinson, a former star who is now struggling to make a living. This movie is also great if you want to see some of the world’s most popular wrestlers – Don Muraco, Pedro Morales, and Nick Bockwinkel are just some of the names you will see appear in this movie.
Beyond The Mat
Beyond The Mat is a perfect documentary to watch if you want to explore some less glamorous sides of the wrestling industry. Terry Funk, Jake Roberts, and Mick Foley are all known for some questionable behavior inside and outside of the ring that had the power to ruin their careers. This movie wonderfully depicts their characters and brings you closer to their stories, the drama, and the bad decisions they made.
Some would say that Body Slam is so bad that it’s good, but we say that it is simply a fun movie to watch! Mixing the music industry with wrestling was an interesting idea, but the plot is ridiculous and the music is generic. However, all the wrestling parts of the movie are actually amazing. They hired real wrestling pros for this one, so be on the lookout for some familiar faces.