8.0/10
15

Muhammad Ali: The Greatest (2016)

Not Rated | | Documentary, Biography, Sport | TV Movie 4 June 2016
Retrospective documentary charting the rise and fall of Muhammad Ali.

Director:

Josephine McCusker

Writer:

Eddie Butler (as Edward Butler)

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

More Like This 

I Am Ali (2014)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Unprecedented access to Muhammad Ali's personal archive of "audio journals" as well as interviews and testimonials from his inner circle of family and friends are used to tell the legend's life story.

Director: Clare Lewins
Stars: Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Ali Jnr, Hana Ali
The Greatest (1977)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Muhammad Ali stars as himself in this dramatized version of his life story up to the late 1970s. It includes his Olympic triumphs as Cassius Clay, his conversion to Islam, his refusal of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Gries
Stars: Muhammad Ali, Ernest Borgnine, John Marley
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

One of the most iconic figures in athletic history, Muhammad Ali's incredible story from world champion boxer to inspiring social activist is explored through his own voice and never-before-seen archival material.

Director: Antoine Fuqua
Stars: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bill Cosby, Diana Ross
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.

Director: Stephen Frears
Stars: Christopher Plummer, Frank Langella, Ed Begley Jr.
Facing Ali (2009)
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Ten of Muhammad Ali's former rivals pay tribute to the three-time world heavyweight champion.

Director: Pete McCormack
Stars: George Chuvalo, Henry Cooper, George Foreman
Documentary

An in-depth look at the life of boxer, Muhammad Ali, including his years as an activist and philanthropist.

Director: Ken Burns
Stars: Muhammad Ali
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Muhammad Ali is the best fighter!

Directors: Joseph Consentino, Sandra Consentino
Stars: Muhammad Ali, Khalilah 'Belinda' Ali, Rahman Ali
Documentary | Biography | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

The legal battles of the great American boxer against being conscripted into the US military during the Vietnam War.

Director: Bill Siegel
Stars: Eamonn Andrews, Muhammad Ali, David Susskind
Ali (2001)
Biography | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A biography of sports legend Muhammad Ali, focusing on his triumphs and controversies between 1964 and 1974.

Director: Michael Mann
Stars: Will Smith, Jamie Foxx, Jon Voight
Documentary | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A look at the life and career of boxing Legend Muhammad Ali

Stars: Carlos Larkin, Muhammad Ali
Freedom Road (TV Movie 1979)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Muhammad Ali, in a rare acting role, plays Gideon Jackson, an ex-slave in 1870's Virginia who gets elected to the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C. and battles other former slaves and white ... See full summary »

Director: Ján Kadár
Stars: Muhammad Ali, Kris Kristofferson, Ron O'Neal
Documentary | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An investigation into the circumstances and controversy surrounding Sam Cooke's murder.

Director: Kelly Duane
Stars: Sam Cooke, Quincy Jones, Smokey Robinson
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Eddie Butler Eddie Butler ... Narrator (as Edward Butler)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jamillah Ali ... Herself - Muhammad's Daughter (archive footage)
Lonnie Ali Lonnie Ali ... Herself - Muhammad's Wife (archive footage)
Maryum Ali ... Herself - Muhammad's Daughter (archive footage)
Muhammad Ali ... Himself - 1942-2016 (archive footage)
Rahman Ali ... Himself - Muhammad's Brother (archive footage)
Rasheda Ali ... Herself - Muhammad's Daughter (archive footage)
David Beckham ... Himself (archive footage) (as David Beckham OBE)
Howard L. Bingham ... Himself - Friend & Photographer (archive footage) (as Howard Bingham)
Ringo Bonavena Ringo Bonavena ... Himself (archive footage)
Belinda Boyd Belinda Boyd ... Herself (archive footage)
Drew Bundini Brown Drew Bundini Brown ... Himself (archive footage)
Frank Bruno ... Himself - Former World Heavyweight Champion (archive footage)
Harry Carpenter Harry Carpenter ... Himself (archive footage)
George Chuvalo ... Himself (archive footage)
Edit

Storyline

Retrospective documentary charting the rise and fall of Muhammad Ali.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated
Edit

Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 2016 (UK) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

BBC Sport See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Color (Black & White and Color)
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Features Sportsview (1954) See more »

Soundtracks

The Boss
(uncredited)
Written by James Brown, Charles Bobbitt and Fred Wesley
Performed by James Brown
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed