Top 10 Best Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Movies of all Time

Considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers and biggest wrestling draws of all time, Johnson headlined the most-bought professional wrestling pay-per-view event ever (WrestleMania XXVIII) and was featured among the most watched episodes of WWE's two flagship television shows (Raw and SmackDown).

Johnson's first leading film role was in The Scorpion King (2002). He has since starred in a number of successful films, including The Game Plan (2007), Tooth Fairy (2010), Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013), Hercules (2014), San Andreas (2015), Central Intelligence (2016), Moana (2016), Rampage (2018), and Skyscraper (2018). His role as Luke Hobbs in the Fast & Furious series, beginning with Fast Five (2011), helped it become one of the highest-grossing film franchises. Johnson also stars in the Jumanji franchise, appearing in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017), and its sequel Jumanji: The Next Level (2019).

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Movies

Johnson produced and starred in the HBO series Ballers (2015–2019), which ran for five seasons and was ranked as HBO's most-watched comedy in six years. He has also attained success as a television host and autobiography author. In 2000, he released the autobiography The Rock Says, a New York Times bestseller. In 2012, he founded the production company Seven Bucks Productions, which has produced several films and other entertainment projects. Consistently ranked among the world's highest-paid actors, Johnson made the Time 100 Most Influential People in the World list in 2016 and 2019, and is the co-owner of the American football league, the XFL.

Born: 2 May 1972, Hayward, California, United States
Height: 1.96 m
Full name: Dwayne Douglas Johnson
Net Worth: The Rock's net worth is estimated around $320 million

10 Best Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Movies of all Time

1. The Scorpion King - 2002

The Scorpion King is a 2002 American action-adventure fantasy film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kelly Hu, Grant Heslov, and Michael Clarke Duncan. It is a spin-off of The Mummy franchise, which acts as a prologue as it takes place before the events of The Mummy and tells the story of Mathayus and his rise to become the legendary Scorpion King. The film marks Johnson's first lead role.

The events of The Scorpion King take place 5,000 years before the events of The Mummy and The Mummy Returns, revealing Mathayus' origins and his rise to power as the legendary hero, the Scorpion King. The name is a reference to a historical king of the Protodynastic Period of Egypt, King Scorpion.

2. The Rundown - 2003

The Rundown (known internationally as Welcome to the Jungle) is a 2003 American action comedy film directed by Peter Berg and written by James Vanderbilt and R.J. Stewart. It stars Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson and William Lucking. In the film, Johnson plays a bounty hunter who travels to Brazil to retrieve his employer's son (Scott). The film was released on September 26, 2003, and made $80.9 million on an $85 million budget.

3. Race to Witch Mountain - 2009

Race to Witch Mountain is a 2009 American science fiction adventure thriller film directed by Andy Fickman and stars Dwayne Johnson, AnnaSophia Robb, Alexander Ludwig, Ciarán Hinds and Carla Gugino. The film is a remake of the 1975 Disney live-action film, Escape to Witch Mountain, which is based on the 1968 novel of the same name by Alexander Key. It was Disney's third film adaptation of the novel; the second was Escape to Witch Mountain (1995). Filming began in Los Angeles in March 2008. It was released on March 13, 2009. It is Johnson's second collaboration with Fickman, following The Game Plan, which was also released by Disney.

4. Fast & Furious 6 - 2013

Initial release: 17 May 2013 (United Kingdom)
Director: Justin Lin
Featured song: We Own It (Fast & Furious)
Box office: 788.7 million USD
Budget: 160 million USD

Fast & Furious 6 first opened in the United Kingdom on May 17, 2013, and was released internationally on May 24, 2013. It achieved financial success, setting box office records as the sixth-highest-grossing film of 2013, the second-highest-grossing film in Universal Studios history, and it surpassed Fast Five to become the highest-grossing film in the franchise. It grossed $788.7 million worldwide and received generally positive reviews from critics, with praise for the performances of the cast, action sequences, and Lin's direction, but also received criticism for its running time and screenplay. A sequel, Furious 7, was released in April 2015.

5. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island - 2012

Initial release: 19 January 2012 (Australia)
Director: Brad Peyton
Film series: Journey
Box office: 335.3 million USD
Budget: 79 million USD

The film stars Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzmán, and Kristin Davis. The story was written by Richard Outten, Brian Gunn and Mark Gunn, and the screenplay by Brian and Mark Gunn. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was released in cinemas on February 10, 2012, by Warner Bros. Pictures, New Line Cinema and Walden Media to mixed reviews, but became a box office success with a worldwide gross of nearly $335 million, surpassing its predecessor. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island was released on DVD/Blu-ray on June 5, 2012.

6. Hercules - 2014

Initial release: 23 July 2014 (Philippines)
Director: Brett Ratner
Box office: 244.8 million USD
Budget: 100 million USD

Hercules is a 2014 American 3D action-adventure film directed by Brett Ratner, written by Ryan J. Condal and Evan Spiliotopoulos, and starring Dwayne Johnson as the titular character, Ian McShane, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal, Reece Ritchie, Tobias Santelmann, Joseph Fiennes, Peter Mullan, Rebecca Ferguson, Isaac Andrews, Irina Shayk, and John Hurt. It is based on the graphic novel Hercules: The Thracian Wars. Distributed jointly by Paramount Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, it was released on July 25, 2014. The film became a box office success, earning $244 million on a $100 million budget and received mixed reviews from critics, who however, praised the action sequences and Johnson's acting.

7. Furious 7 - 2015

Initial release: 26 March 2015 (Croatia)
Director: James Wan
Featured song: Get Low
Box office: 1.515 billion USD
Budget: 190 million USD

Furious 7 premiered in Los Angeles on April 1, 2015, and was theatrically released in the United States on April 3, 2015, playing in 3D, IMAX 3D, and 4DX internationally. Upon release, the film became a critical and financial success, with praise being aimed at the film's action sequences and its emotional tribute to Walker. It grossed $397.6 million worldwide during its opening weekend, which was the second highest of all-time. The film grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide, making it the highest-grossing film of the franchise after just twelve days, the third highest-grossing film of 2015, and the third highest-grossing film of all time at the time of release.

8. Rampage - 2018

Release date: 13 April 2018
Director: Brad Peyton
Box office: 428 million USD
Budget: 120 million USD

The film is the third collaboration between Peyton and Johnson, following Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012) and San Andreas (2015). Even though their company is uncredited, Rampage also marked the final released Warner Bros. film to be financed by Access Entertainment/RatPac-Dune Entertainment as the studio had ended their partnership with the company due to sexual harassment allegations against RatPac-Dune owner Brett Ratner, and the final project to be produced by RatPac overall before the company went on hiatus. Principal photography began in April 2017 in Chicago. The film was released in the United States on April 13, 2018, by Warner Bros. Pictures, in 2D, RealD 3D and IMAX. It grossed over $428 million worldwide and received mixed reviews from critics, with praise for the visual effects but criticism of its pacing and story.

9. Jumanji: The Next Level - 2019

Release date: 13 December 2019
Director: Jake Kasdan
Production company: Columbia Pictures
Box office: 800.1 million USD

Jumanji: The Next Level was theatrically released in the United States on December 13, 2019, by Sony Pictures Releasing, under its Columbia Pictures label. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $800.1 million worldwide against a $125–132 million budget, becoming the tenth highest-grossing film of 2019. A sequel is in development.

10. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw - 2019

Release date: 2 August 2019
Director: David Leitch
Box office: 759.9 million USD
Budget: 200 million USD

The film sees Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham reprise their roles from the main series as Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw respectively, and also stars Idris Elba, Vanessa Kirby, Eiza González, Cliff Curtis, and Helen Mirren. The plot follows the unlikely pairing of the titular characters as they team up with Shaw's sister (Kirby) to battle a cybernetically-enhanced terrorist (Elba) threatening the world with a deadly virus. Hobbs & Shaw premiered at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on July 13, 2019, was theatrically released in the United States on August 2, 2019, and grossed over $759 million worldwide. The critical consensus on Rotten Tomatoes says that it "gets decent mileage out of its well-matched stars and over-the-top action sequences".

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