#2: Rocky 4: Rocky vs. Drago
A true East vs. West battle. Rocky fights to make amends for the death of his once-foe now-friend Apollo Creed. He goes into enemy territory wearing the Red, White and Blue trunks and beats the crap out of the U.S.S.R. giant. A true American exceptionalism fight, proving that this country and our athletes are the best in the world. Also, the “he’s cut” scene is one of the best in movie history. Critique: a bit unrealistic for Rocky to win cause Drago was massive and impressive.