Updated: Wed, 15 May 2013 07:15:00 GMT | By Daniel Bettridge
Top 10 muscle movies

Rocky (1976 – 2006)

Rocky 1976 – 2006 (© Rex Features)
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If Rocky taught us anything it’s that climbing steps and slugging frozen cow carcasses is a sure fire way to becoming a champ. It also showed us that bulging biceps and ham-sized pectorals can more than make up for trifles like scripts, storylines and acting ability. Don’t believe us? Just look at the likes of Clubber Lang, Apollo Creed, Ivan Drago or even the Italian Stallion himself; impeccable pugilists whose muscles managed to mesmerise audiences into ignoring the monosyllabic schlep that was coming out of their mouths.