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Hearing about a new director's cut of Rocky IV motivated me to rewatch the franchise. Some films were better than I remember, others not so much. Balboa and Creed in particular were better this time around. The choreography and photography on the latter is phenomenal. Hard for me to rank them numerically, but by tiers:

Tier 1: Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky Balboa, Creed
Tier 2: Rocky III, Rocky IV, Creed II
Tier 3:
Tier 4: Rocky V

Glad to see Creed III was announced earlier this year and scheduled for release one year from tomorrow. No Rocky (what?!), but MBJ will be making his directorial debut. Looking forward to it.

My favorite fight movies are still Cinderella Man and Warrior, though.