Rocky II) This is tricky because I think in many ways the first is better, but being a sap, I just naturally prefer the ending of this one. Meredith is such an amazing presence here that some of the fluff in the middle is forgivable.
Directed by Sylvester Stallone. With Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers. Rocky struggles in family life after his bout with Apollo Creed, while the embarrassed champ insistently goads him to accept a challenge for a rematch.