We’ve got you covered if you’re looking for wrestling-related movies that won’t feel like a waste of your valuable time and effort. The films listed below do the finest job of capturing the wacky world of professional wrestling either through a cinematic perspective that includes big-name actors and even real-life wrestlers or by providing a documentary presentation on the sport’s most notable figures.

1. Nacho Libre (2006)

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Director- Jared Hess

Ignacio, a monk who aspires to be a wrestler, cares deeply about the orphans that live in the monastery. He teams up with the loser Esqueleto and dons a mask to battle covertly in the amateur arena under the guise of Nacho. Even though they lost, Ignacio used the money from the fight to pay for better meals for the orphans. Ignacio develops affections for the stunning Sister Encarnación as soon as she moves into the convent. Ignacio is exiled from the monastery once the monks learn his secret. To become a professional fighter, he must now triumph over the top wrestler Ramses.

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2. Ready To Rumble (2000)

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Director- Brian Robbins

Best buddies Gordie Boggs and Sean Dawkins drive a sewage truck and adore professional wrestler Jimmy King. Gordie and Sean set out on a journey to restore King’s kingdom after Diamond Dallas Page deposed their hero. However, when they locate him, they find that King is not very interested in reclaiming his old fame.

3. The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)

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Director(s)-  Tyler Nilson, Michael Schwartz

A young man with Down syndrome named Zak runs away from the nursing home where he lives to pursue his dream of becoming a professional wrestler by enrolling at the wrestling school The Salt Water Redneck in the adventure tale The Peanut Butter Falcon, which is set in the world of a modern Mark Twain. Tyler, a minor outlaw on the run, becomes Zak’s unusual coach and ally due to events beyond their control. Together, they navigate deltas, avoid being apprehended, sip whiskey, discover God, catch fish, and persuade Eleanor, a lovely nursing home staffer with a compelling tale of her own, to travel with them.

4. Fighting With My Family (2019)

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Director-  Stephen Merchant

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Paige and her brother Zak, who both come from close-knit wrestling families, are thrilled to get the once-in-a-lifetime chance to try out for the WWE. But when only Paige is selected for the tough training programme, she is forced to leave her family behind and navigate this new, competitive world on her own. In the end, Paige’s adventure challenges her to dig deep and show the world that what makes her unique is also what has the potential to make her famous.

5. The Wrestler (2008)

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Director- Darren Aronofsky

Randy “The Ram” Robinson was a popular wrestler twenty years ago; today, he lives alone in a trailer, works part-time at a grocery store, and competes in matches on the weekends. Randy suffers a heart attack in the locker room after a match and needs heart bypass surgery. His doctor prevents him from using steroids or competing in wrestling ever again. After deciding to retire, Randy suggests moving in with Pam “Cassidy,” a stripper and lap dancer. She refuses, though, and proposes that he talk to his daughter Stephanie to make things right. Randy accepts a full-time position at the grocery store, but he finds it difficult to adjust to life away from the arena and decides to return to his beloved sport.

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6. Andre The Giant (2018)

Director- Jason Hehir

The movie starts out with a minor detail that puts them on the correct track. Andre the Giant was supposedly from Grenoble, France, and ruled as “The Eighth Wonder of the World” in the 1980s. Not in this movie; in this one, we learn the truth—that he was a native of the little French village of Molien. The film features a combination of in-ring wrestling action and a barrage of interviews with those who knew him. It tells the story of his life in chronological sequence, from his early years until his death in 1993 at the age of 46.

7. Hitman Hart: Wrestling With Shadows (1998)

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Director- Paul Jay

What was originally intend to be a documentary on professional wrestling in general turn into a look at Bret Hart’s final season as a wrestler for the WWF. The main focus is on WWF owner Vince McMahon’s betrayal of Hart since, after 14 years of loyal service, his 20-year contract was voidated for no apparent reason, denying him the chance to depart from the WWF with some dignity.