Movie: Rocky (1976)
Overall Rating: 5 / 5
General Impression: Fantastic movie.
Even though the movie is nearly 40 years old it's fantastic and I'm sure it took the cinematic world by surprise (and by storm?). It has everything a good story needs: good plot, good characters, romance, action, and a happy ending.
I only found out later than Sylvester Stallone had also written the script and this surprised me as well. Up to the point of watching this movie I had only seen Stallone act in movies that made him look simplistic, if not stupid, and knowing that he as an actor, writer, producer, director, etc could be so much more.
This is one of the few "classic" movies that I've watched and that actually lives up to the hype of being amazing. If you haven't watched it, you definitely need to.