30 Essential Movies | Rocky
If it so happens you haven’t watched this movie (and its five sequels, likely on TNT) a dozen times, we’ll give you the quick run down. Rocky Balboa, a debt collector for a Philly loan shark and amateur boxer, gets a shot at the title when the challenger drops out with a broken hand. He overcomes all odds and fights Apollo Creed, the reigning champ. He punches cow carcasses, chases chickens, and runs the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art to train. In the interim, he chases possibly the most insufferable love interest ever to grace a classic, Adrian. The fight is epic to say the least. Rocky may be over 30 years old, but its aged a hell of a lot better than its star.