Another Top 13 list in honor of Sylvester Stallone’s 66th birthday. Happy 66th Mr. Stallone!
Films are listed in chronological order by year of release:
1. Rocky (1976)
Sports drama directed by John G. Avildsen.
Stallone plays the title role. Also starring Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers, and Burgess Meredith.
2. Rocky III (1982)
Sports drama directed by Stallone himself.
Stallone reprises his role as the boxer Rocky Balboa. Also starring Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Burt Young, Burgess Meredith, and Mr T.
3. First Blood (1982)
Action film directed by Ted Kotcheff.
Stallone played Army veteran John Rambo. Also starring Richard Crenna and Brian Dennehy.
4. Rambo: First Blood Part 2 (1985)
Action sequel directed by George P. Cosmatos.
Stallone reprises his role as Rambo. Also starring Richard Crenna and Charles Napier.
5. Rocky IV (1985)
Sports drama directed by Stallone.
Stallone reprises the title role. Also starring Talia Shire, Burt Young, Dolph Lundgren, Carl Weathers, and Brigitte Nielson.
6. Cobra (1986)
Action film directed by George P. Cosmatos.
Stallone stars as LAPD cop Marion Cobretti. Also starring Brigitte Nielson and Brian Thompson.
7. Over the Top (1987)
Action drama directed by Menahem Golan.
Stallone plays truck driver Lincoln Hawk. Also starring Robert Loggia and Rick Zumwalt.
8. Tango & Cash (1988)
Action cop film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and Albert Magnoli.
Stallone plays LAPD detective Ray Tango. Also starring Kurt Russell, Teri Hatcher, Jack Palance, and Brion James.
9. Demolition Man (1993)
Science fiction action film directed by Marco Brambilla.
Stallone plays former LAPD cop John Spartan. Also starring Wesley Snipes, Sandra Bullock, Denis Leary, Rob Schneider, and Nigel Hawthorne.
10. Judge Dredd (1995)
Science fiction action film directed by Danny Cannon.
Stallone plays the title role. Also starring Armand Assante, Rob Schneider, Diane Lane, and Max von Sydow.
11. Cop Land (1997)
Crime drama directed by James Mangold.
Stallone plays Sheriff Freddy Heflin. Also starring Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Robert Patrick, and Michael Rappaport.
12. The Expendables (2010)
Action film directed by Stallone.
Stallone plays mercenary Barney Ross. Also starring Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Eric Roberts, and Steve Austin.
13. The Expendables 2 (2012)
Action film directed by Simon West.
Stallone reprises the role of Barney Ross. Also starring Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Norris, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Bruce Willis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger.