Rocky is a masterpiece. You probably remember a lot of the stuff about boxing in it, but there’s so much more.
Take, for instance, all of the patriotic undertones. Rocky’s championship match takes place on the Bicentennial (July 4, 1976), and Rocky has all of the American values that we can possibly think of. If you have time for a double feature, consider checking out Rocky IV, which features our favorite American fighter going up against a Soviet-era Russian in the ring.