If they gave an award for being the heart tugging epitome of a sporting underdog story, instead of just Oscars, then that award would be shaped like Rocky Balboa. On its side would be engraved with Rocky (1976), Rocky II (1979), Rocky III (1982), Rocky IV (1985), Rocky V (1990) and Rocky Balboa (2006). Well, possibly it wouldn't be engraved with Rocky V.
Since 1976 Rocky Balboa has been picking himself up from the canvas and inspiring audiences with his heart-of-a-lion story of overcoming the odds. At every turn Balboa goes up against more athletic and skilled opponents, but is able to triumph by having a big heart, never giving up, and being inspired by love.
This Rocky movie article will give new viewers a little insight into the series and hopefully encourage them to check out the movies and enjoy the ride.