In what many consider to be the best performance of his legendary career, Mickey Rourke plays Randy “The Ram” Robinson in “The Wrestler.” He was a big star in his 1980s and now works at a grocery store deli counter during the week while performing on the weekends. Randy is old and tired, but still wrestling he loves the business. He forces himself in bloody hardcore matches, taking staple shots and swinging blades for small crowds. After a heart attack that would have ended his wrestling career, Randy tries to mend his estranged relationship with his daughter while also trying to convince Cassidy to settle down. Robinson is given one last chance to win the big buck in his retirement match and must decide what’s important to his career and his life.
“The Wrestler” had to be at the top of this list. Greatest wrestling movie of all time, without exception. Director Darren Aronofsky and screenwriter Robert D. Siegel put together a heart-wrenching look at the elderly performers in Indie His Wrestling His scenes, and gave many beloved aging wrestlers a small part throughout the film. We played our own version. Guardian Of Mickey Rourke, it said it delivers a “hugely engaging, likable and vulnerable performance”.
Make no mistake, this is not a fun watch. This is a serious character study that shows fictional versions of many wrestling heroes after their time in the limelight is over. As a wrestling fan, you are obligated to watch “The Wrestler.”