5 Most Powerful Boxing Films 2010 Million Dollar Baby
Million Dollar Baby (2004): Director and co-star Clint Eastwood has said this appealed to him because it was about a search for family, and indeed, the scenes he shares with Hilary Swank, who functions as a daughter figure in his life, provide the film's heart. But as Maggie Fitzgerald, a young woman who comes from nothing, trains hard and turns herself into an unlikely champion, Swank also inspires all on her own. And the ending is just devastating, even if you know it's coming. The film earned Academy Awards for best picture, director, actress and supporting actor: Morgan Freeman as Eastwood's longtime friend and verbal sparring partner outside the ring.