Best Comeback Movies

  • The Wrestler

    The Wrestler (R, 2008)

    Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood, Mark Margolis, Gregg Bello
    Back in the late '80s, Randy "The Ram" Robinson was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, 20 year... read mores later, he ekes out a living performing for handfuls of diehard wrestling fans in high school gyms and community centers around New Jersey. Estranged from his daughter and unable to sustain any real relationships, Randy lives for the thrill of the show and the adoration of his fans. However, a heart attack forces him into retirement. As his sense of identity starts to slip away, he begins to evaluate the state of his life--trying to reconnect with his daughter, and striking up a blossoming romance with an exotic dancer who is ready to start a new life. Yet, all this cannot compare to the allure of the ring and passion for his art, which threatens to pull Randy "The Ram" back into his world of wrestling.
    • gaiatheory
      gaiatheory: nd I do not say this lightly, both he and his character are similar in thier broken down and beaten comeback. I love this film, it was awesome and emotional. Please give it a try.
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • fb1103958069
      fb1103958069: A comeback story of sorts about a down-and-out professional wrestler years past his prime who is frien
      Reviewed 23 months days ago
    • fb667249896
      fb667249896: . Great comeback for Rourke, good performances from the supporting cast.
      Reviewed 3 years days ago