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

Ali (2001)

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If you’re going to shoot a biopic of one of the most famous fighters of all time then you’ve got to do it properly. Fortunately Will Smith got jiggy with it and piled on more than 35 pounds of solid muscle in order to bring Mohammed Ali’s life story to the big screen. The movie itself was something of a misfire. But Smith himself won plaudits for a transformation that saw him transformed that was every inch as impressive as the former World Champion and impossibly ripped Jungle Rumbler.