Sylvester Stallone is one of the biggest action movie actors of all time. He was born in 1947 in New York’s Hell’s Kitchen as a child of an Italian immigrant. He is known for his brilliant roles in movies such as Rocky, Cop Land, Rambo, and The Expendables. He was nominated for three Oscars, all connected to his unforgettable role as a gifter boxer Rocky Balboa. With his 40-year-old career, he is one of Hollywood’s most fruitful and successful actors.
How many Sylvester Stallone movies are there?
Sylvester Stallone has filmed 70 movies altogether, from 1969 to 2022. He has been uncredited in several of them but all will be mentioned in our list.
Sylvester Stallone movies (By release date)
The Square Root (1969)
Stallone’s first movie, at the age of 23, this drama follows photographer Peter Christiansen, a student at the University of Miami who does a picture story at an LSD party on the beach.
The Party at Kitty and Stud’s (1970)
This X-rated movie describes Kitty and Stud’s unusual sex life, full of light S&M, and concentrates on an evening at a party when Stud sexually satisfies three women who come to attend it.
Pigeons (uncredited, 1970)
Jonathan has recently graduated from a prestigious college but instead of starting working in a successful company, he decides to take a completely different path and becomes a cab driver.
Bananas (uncredited, 1971)
This Woody Allen comedy follows a New Yorker who after getting dumped by his girlfriend decides to travel to a small Latin American country and joins one of their latest rebellions.
No Place To Hide (1973)
A group of politically motivated students in 1960 America decide to bomb company offices that work with dictators in Middle America. But soon their lead becomes known to the FBI, as a result of contacting a bombing specialist.
The Lords of Flatbush (1974)
This is the story of a group of Brooklyn youngsters who form a gang and start doing everything together. Unaware of what gang members have to do, they will soon encounter problems they didn’t expect.
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975)
Jack Lemmon and Anne Bancroft star in this comedy about a company executive who after his sudden dismissal suffers a nervous breakdown and his wife is the one who has to pick up his pieces and help him get through it.
This is a biographical drama about the rise and fall of one of the most notorious Chicago and world gangsters of all time, Al Capone. It is oriented at his control of the city and its people during the prohibition years.
Death Race 2000 (1975)
This sci-fi action is set in a dystopian future where cross-country automobile contestants have to run over innocent passengers to gain points. All the points differ according to the brutality of the killing.
Farewell, My Lovely (1975)
This crime mystery-thriller follows Phillip Marlow, L.A.’s private detective who is hired by paroled convict Moose Malloy to find his girlfriend Velma who used to work as a dancer at a seedy nightclub.
Cannonball (uncredited, 1976)
David Carradine stars in this action adventure about a group of races who are driving from Los Angeles to New York in exotic cars with a wish to win a large amount of money.
Stallone wrote this story of a young Philadelphia boxer who is given a rare chance to fight the world heavyweight champion. Rocky Balboa is going for all or nothing, firstly to prove to himself that he is able to compete and win.
This movie has acquired stellar status for Stallone and is still his number-one hit.
Stallone is a rebellious Cleveland warehouse worker who starts as a member of a trucking industry union and soon becomes union president. But his organized crime will cause his eventual downfall.
Paradise Alley (1978)
Written and directed by Stallone, this drama tells the story of three Italian-American brothers who are living in 1940 New York City slums and decide to help each other achieve something in life. One of them is a wrestler who will use his brother’s promotional skills and the other brother’s con artist tactics to defeat a shady manager.
Rocky II (1979)
This time not only written but also directed by Stallone, the sequel to Rocky deals with Rocky’s family life and his recuperating after a fight with Appolo Creed, a successful boxer who is challenging him to a rematch.
Stallone is an elite undercover cop who is assigned to take down one of Europe’s most lethal terrorists after he shows up in New York. It is a task to be done by any means.
As a game of soccer between the allied P.O.W and the German National Team is about to be played in Nazi-occupied Paris, the French Resistance and British officers are making plans for their team’s escape.
Rocky III (1982)
Facing a new challenge from a new opponent, Rocky will have to turn to his old boxing rival in order to regain and claim the throne as the ultimate fighting champion.
First Blood (1982)
Another Stallone’s classic, First Blood is an adventure action-thriller about a Green Beret who is forced by a violent and cruel sheriff and his deputies to escape to the mountains and fight for his life against all of them.
Staying Alive (uncredited, 1983)
Stallone directed this musical drama which takes place five years after Tony Manero started his Saturday Night Fever. He is now about to face his biggest challenge, becoming a Broadway dancer.
Dolly Parton is Jake, an aspiring Tennessee singer who has to turn an obnoxious New York cabbie, played by Stallone into a singer in order to win a bet against her sleazy boss in a New York City club where she works.
Rambo II (1985)
In this thrilling sequel, Rambo returns to the jungles of Vietnam on a mission to get into an enemy base camp and rescue the American POWs who are still held captive there.
Rocky IV (1985)
Rocky is holding his world-boxing championship but now has to get ready for a new, even more, dangerous opponent. His name is Drago, a six-foot-four fighter who has the whole Soviet Union backing him up.
Stallone is Marion “Cobra” Cobretti, a tough LAPD street cop whose new task is to protect the only surviving witness, the young model Ingrid from a dangerous and sinister secret organization, a mysterious cult full of psychopaths who call themselves “The New World”.
Over the Top (1987)
Lincoln Hawke is a trucker who arms wrestlers on the side to gain some additional money to get his life straight after the passing of his wife. He is planning to make amends with his son he abandoned ten years ago.
Rambo III (1988)
Rambo is now on a new mission, once again a one-man mission to rescue his friend Colonel Trautman who finds himself trapped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan.
John Rambo will have to act before it’s too late.
Lock Up (1989)
Donald Sutherland plays a vindictive warden who transfers Frank Leone, played by Stallone, from a minimum security prison to maximum security only six months before his release.
Tango and Cash (1989)
One of Stallone’s most famous movies is this excellent crime drama about a duo of LAPD cops who have to put their differences aside and team up after being framed by their ruthless enemy who put them behind bars.
Rocky V (1990)
Even though reluctant to retire from fighting, Rocky had to leave it behind and now he is in charge of Micky’s gym and agrees to train a new, young fighting protegee who is hungry for success, just as he was.
In this crime comedy, Stallone plays Angelo “Snaps” Provolone who made his father a promise before he died, to leave the crime world and become a businessman. Even though he is really trying, Provolone will encounter numerous problems, one of them with Oscar, who has just gotten his daughter pregnant.
Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot (1992)
Stallone is a capable police officer whose mother tries to take his life under control when she comes for a visit. She is constantly meddling in his affairs, both professional and private, and embarrassing him but will also be of great help on one of his cases.
In this Renny Harlin adrenaline-packed action movie, Stallone plays Gabe who is still recovering after his friend died on a climbing trip one year ago. And now, almost a year later, Gabe is asked to help a group of stranded people on the same mountain range but what he doesn’t know is that they need a mountain ranger to help them find three boxes filled with 100 000 000 dollars.
Demolition Man (1993)
Stallone is a police officer, who is brought out of a suspended sentence in prison to go after a crazy, dangerous, and extremely violent nemesis who finds himself in a non-violent future society, played by Wesley Snipes.
The Specialist (1994)
Stallone and Sharon Stone star together in this action thriller-drama about a woman who asks a bombing expert she is going out with to destroy the mafia that killed her family.
Judge Dredd (1995)
Joseph Dredd is the most famous Judge in a dystopian future and somehow he finds himself convicted of a crime he didn’t commit. Stallone plays Judge Dredd who will have to face Rico, his most dangerous opponent, played by Armand Assante.
Robert Rath is a hitman who wants to get out of business but things arent’s going as easy as planned. Soon he will have to team up with a hacker named Electra to fight Bain, a younger hitman who is getting obsessed with killing him.
This is an interesting Rob Cohen adventure drama about a catastrophe in a New York City tunnel when an explosion collapsed both ends of it. Stallone is Kit Latura who enters the tunnel to save everyone trapped inside, hopeful to make it before the tunnel completely crashes.
Cop Land (1997)
This James Mangold crime drama classic is about the sheriff of a suburban New Jersey community with the majority of New York City officers. He soon discovers that the town is a front for mafia connections and corruption.
An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn (1997)
Stallone plays himself in this comedy about a filmmaker named Alan Smithee who finds out he is a studio puppet and is forced to make a big-budget action movie he knows is horrible. In order to make it work, he steals the master reels and tries to make a deal.
The Good Life (1997)
This is a crime comedy about three guys who move from New Jersey to Miami where the two of them end up killing the third.
Stallone voiced Weaver in this interesting cartoon about a pretty neurotic ant named Z who is trying to escape from his totalitarian society and at the same wants to win the heart of a princess he is in love with. Weaver is his best friend who also becomes interested in the princess after making a deal with Z.
Get Carter (2000)
Jack Carter is a famous Las Vegas casino financial enforcer who comes back to his hometown of Seattle to attend his brother’s funeral. Jack suspects it was murder and begins investigating it, getting himself into much more trouble than he expected.
Kip Pardue plays a talented young driver who is in the middle of his driving season and is slowly starting to fall apart. Sylvester Stallone is a former CART champion who comes to his rescue, giving him guidance on how to continue racing.
After having many of his friends and colleagues and even his fiancee killed by a serial killer, FBI agent Jack Malloy can’t take it anymore and decides to find comfort in alcohol, getting a bit too deep in his addiction. Therefore he is sent to a d-tox clinic where he begins to attend group meetings. But soon the killer starts targeting Malloy’s fellow patients.
Avenging Angelo (2002)
Stallone plays Madelaine Stowe’s father’s faithful bodyguard in this action crime drama. Jennifer Barret has just found out she is the daughter of a murdered Mafia boss and is now seeking revenge, asking Frankie Delano, his bodyguard of many years for help.
Taxi 3 (uncredited, 2003)
Stallone is uncredited in this action adventure by Luc Besson about Emilien and Daniel who, in addition to stopping a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, have to deal with many changes in their personal relationship.
This is the story of poker hustlers who are spending time playing in bars and clubs in Los Angeles. Everything gets complicated when a group of hustlers meet “The Dean” and manage to trick him, which results in pursuit by this notorious gangster.
Spy Kids 3: Game Over (2003)
Carmen finds herself caught in a virtual reality game designed by their new big enemy, the Toymaker. It will be Juni’s task to save his sister and the world when the creatures from the game start coming to real life.
Rocky Balboa (2006)
Thirty years after the great success of the first Rocky, Stallone wrote and directed another brilliant sequel that takes place thirty years after his first fight.
Balboa is coming out of retirement and is ready for his final fight against the heavyweight champion Mason “The Line” Dixon.
John Rambo (2008)
Stallone directed this excellent sequel to his big success Rambo from the 80s. In this part, Rambo joins a group of mercenaries who must save a group of Christian aid workers who have been kidnapped by a local infantry unit in Burma.
Kambakkht Ishq (2009)
This action romantic comedy tells the story of an Indian stuntman working on successful projects in Hollywood but is having a hard time finding true love.
The Expendables (2010)
In The Expendables, an adrenaline-packed action movie, Stallone has gathered a group of the most famous action actors ever, such as Jet Li, Jason Statham and Dolph Lundgren, together with himself as well. A CIA operative hires a team of hitmen to get rid of a Latin director and a renegade CIA agent.
This is a family fantasy comedy about a group of zoo animals who decide to break their code of silence to help their beloved zookeeper find love. He wants to leave his job in search of something more interesting but they are determined to make him keep it.
The Expendables 2 (2012)
The Expendables are gathered by Mr Church for a routined paycheck but everything changes when one of them is killed on the job and they get entangled on a revenge path which becomes more dangerous than they expected.
Bullet to the Head (2012)
In this Walter Hill thriller, a New Orleans hitman and a Washington, D.C. detective form an alliance to capture and bring down their common enemy who killed both their partners.
Escape Plan (2013)
This is an interesting action thriller about a structural-security authority who finds himself inside the world’s most secure prison and is forced to use his skills to escape with help from his inmates.
Grudge Match (2013)
De Niro and Stallone play a pair of boxing rivals who are getting out of retirement to fight their final match after thirty years have passed since their last match together.
The Expendables 3 (2014)
Barney has to face a personal battle and therefore his group of Expendables has grown bigger so they can take down Conrad Stonebanks, the Expendables co-founder whose goal is to get rid of Barney and all his associates.
Reach Me (2014)
Can a book change people’s lives? In this movie obviously yes, since it is the story of a motivational book written by a mysterious author that helps a group of people, including an actor, a hip-hop mogul, and an ex-inmate to think about their life choices and decisions.
Once again we meet Rocky Balboa who is this time serving as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and biggest rival Appollo Creed.
Ratchet and Clank (2016)
This is an action-animated movie about a mechanic and his robot ally who will have to work together when the galaxy is threatened by a notorious space captain. They will join an elite squad of fighters to save the universe.
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (2017)
The guardians are facing many challenges in this intriguing sequel of one of the best space adventures ever. They are dealing with their personal issues and at the same time trying to stay together as a team. It concentrates on Star Lord’s encounter with his father Ego, the ambitious celestial being.
Animal Crackers (2017)
Stallone is one of the members of the stellar cast who voiced the main protagonists in this adventure about a family who must use a magical box of Animal Crackers to save a raggedy circus from being taken over by their evil uncle Horatio P. Huntington.
Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018)
The sequel to the interesting Escape Plan takes us years away from Ray Breslin’s successful break out from prison. He has now organised a new security force but when one of his team members goes missing, he has to return back to the infamous prison.
Creed II (2018)
Adonis Creed is the new world heavyweight champion, fighting under the guidance of his protector Rocky Balboa and in this sequel, he is about to fight against Viktor Drago, the son of Balboa’s big opponent, Ivan Drago.
Stallone plays Detective Sykes who has to go after the only surviving thief of a violent bank robbery. Lucas is a dangerous criminal who has escaped from a high-security facility and came up with an experimental drug.
Escape Plan: The Extractors (2019)
Breslin is going through hell in the last part of the Escape Plan when his girlfriend becomes captured after he is hired to save the kidnapped daughter of a Hong Kong tech mogul from a Latvian prison.
Rambo: Last Bood (2019)
In his final mission, Rambo has to go back and face his past in order to exact revenge. He will have to use his combat skills after more than forty years from the first part of this extremely successful saga.
The Suicide Squad (2021)
Supervillains Harley Quinn, Peacemaker and Bloodsport, and a group of other inmates at Belle Reve prison join the secret Task Force X after being left on the remote island of Corto Maltese, full of their enemies.
This is a fantasy action-drama about a young boy who learns that a superhero The Samaritan everyone thought went missing after an epic battle twenty years ago might still be alive.
Sam is a 13-year-old boy who believes his quiet and mysterious neighbor Mr. Smith is a legend hiding from the world.
Are Any Sylvester Stallone Movies Connected?
Many Stallone movies are connected, such as Rocky, Rambo, Escape Plan and The Expendables.
Is Sylvester Stallone Making More Movies?
Stallone has The Expendables 4 and The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.4 in post-production, as well as a TV series named Tulsa-King.