15 Best Sylvester Stallone Movies You Must See

November 18, 2017
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Sylvester Stallone is one of the oldest names in Hollywood today. Gaining popularity with series like Rocky and Rambo, the Italian Stallion has proved his worth whenever it has mattered the most. Athletically built with a chiseled face worthy of a great actor, Stallone is considered in the league of great actors like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis, and Mel Gibson. Through his 47-year long career, he has been a part of many blockbuster and phenomenal films. Here is the list of top 15  Sylvester Stallone movies you must watch. A treat for the many fans of Sylvester ‘Rocky’ Stallone.


15. Judge Dredd (1995)

One of the lesser known movies of Sylvester Stallone, it’s one of the better performances of him, in spite of the haphazard plotline. Of course, for various reasons this film has also become a kind of cult classic; so much so that it was remade with Karl Urban in the lead. The story revolves around the life of Dredd (Sylvester Stallone), a Judge living in the Cursed Earth of year 2139. There is no police or jury in this world; just the judges. They do the work of a judge, jury, and executioner, and Dredd is the toughest and strongest of them all. However, one day Dredd himself is charged with a crime he didn’t commit, and sent to prison. Get ready for an action-packed movie with all the right amount of firepower.


14. Assassins (1995)

Robert Rath (Sylvester Stallone) is a professional hitman haunted by his horrid past. The memory of him killing his own mentor years ago is as fresh in his mind as a wound. Robert just wants to retire in peace, but after one of his job gets botched up by someone else, he realizes it ain’t gonna be that easy. A newcomer hitman Miguel Bain (Antonio Banderas) is taking out his targets one by one to prove his mettle. It is going smoothly until Bain gets the contract to kill Rath. Then starts a war of wits between the two seasoned assassins: one with all the energy and one with all the experience. Who will win?


13. Cliffhanger (1993)

An action adventure film, Cliffhanger tells about Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone), a mountain ranger and a former mountain climber. During a climbing accident, Gabe failed to save his best friend Hal Tucker’s girlfriend Sara, for which Hal still blames him. After eight months of that accident, they receive a distress call which turns out to be a trap from a group of mercenaries. These treasure hunters are looking for some suitcases full of cash which had fallen in the Rocky Mountains. At gunpoint, Gabe and Hal are forced to help them retrieve the bags. With some ingenuity, Gabe is able to get away from the murderers. And then he comes back to rescue his estranged friend and his own girlfriend, Jessie.


12. Demolition Man (1993)

Starring Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone, this one is a science fiction film based in a dystopian future. In 2032, the city of Los Angeles has become a safe haven free from crime and violence. Amidst this peace, Simon Phoenix (Wesley Snipes), a crime lord cryogenically frozen in 1996 is woken for a parole hearing. He escapes and starts wreaking the same havoc on the city as he used to. Unable to apprehend him through their non-violent methods, the government awakes the police officer John Spartan (Sylvester Stallone) who belongs to the same timeline as Phoenix and is his arch-nemesis.


11. Copland (1997)

Sylvester Stallone plays Freddy Heflin, the sheriff of the small town of Garrison, New Jersey. Garrison is home to a lot of New York City police officers who live there in hope of peace. Due to being deaf in one ear, Freddy couldn’t become a cop, a job he idolized. When trouble comes knocking in the form of a mob investigation, Freddy thinks it best to avoid it for fear of barking up the wrong tree. However, when he realizes the conspiracy runs far deep than what he originally imagined and that many corrupt cops are in on the game, he refuses to turn a blind eye. This is a good old police drama with some excellent performances from Sylvester Stallone, Harvey Keitel, and Robert De Nero.

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