The Champ (1979: I dare you to try even thinking about this movie without getting choked up -- that's how powerful its conclusion is. Yes, it's a remake and yes, it's shamelessly tear-jerky, but man, is it effective. Jon Voight stars as an ex-boxer now working as a horse trainer while raising his worshipful young son (the artist formerly known as Ricky Schroder). He decides to try in earnest for a comeback (don't they all?) when his socialite ex-wife (Faye Dunaway) shows up and threatens to tear father and son apart. Schroder displayed depth and instincts beyond his years at the film's wrenching climax.