Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson was such a megastar with World Wrestling Entertainment that it seemed inevitable his talents would eventually lead to Hollywood.
The man-mountain made his theatrical movie debut with a small role in The Mummy Returns and that would lead to a spin-off, The Scorpion King. Thereafter, he would take different roles in different genres to expand his pallet in front of the camera.
Johnson has subsequently said recently that, around that time, he was given the advice to ignore his persona as The Rock and slim down from his hulking physique. He did that for a while, but it was only after he embraced it again that he became a box office juggernaut.
His emergence as a bankable star arguably started with Fast Five when he helped reinvigorate the Fast and the Furious franchise. It is perhaps no surprise that Fast Five is rated as his best film by the MovieMeter community.
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The Fast franchise takes up three spots in his top 10, while second on the list is Disney's Moana in which he provides the voice of Maui.
Two of the movies on the list come from cameos, albeit memorable ones, in Free Guy and Fighting with My Family respectively.
The Rock's best movies
After ex-cop Brian O'Connor (Paul Walker) and Mia Toretto (Jordana Brewster) help Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) escape from prison, they are on the run from the police. When they finally end up in Rio de Janeiro, they must take on one more job to regain their freedom. However, they are hot on the heels of FBI Agent Luke Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson), who will do anything to catch Dom, Brian, Mia and their team.
Princess Moana is the daughter of the chief of her tribe, and comes from a well-known family of seafarers. Together with her hero, the demigod Maui, she sets course for a legendary island. During the journey, they wrestle with the treacherous ocean and everything that hides beneath the surface of the water and learn what true friendship can lead to.
Sean Porter is the leader of a juvenile detention facility. He has some issues with all the juvenile offenders under his supervision and believes they should feel more self-respect and social responsibility. To this end, he and his co-worker Moore set up a football team that should be able to run at a high school level. They and the youths are tasked with putting an end to the skepticism of Porter's superiors and the league football coaches.
The Bevis family members are all professional wrestlers. They travel the country and give performances on various small stages. The two children, Saraya and Zak, dream of joining World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). When they audition, the family must deal with the additional problems.
Dom (Vin Diesel), Brian (Paul Walker), and the rest of the team have $100 million left over from their successful heist in Rio de Janeiro. They are still on the run and now live all over the world. Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) is on the trail of an international criminal organization led by Owen Shaw (Luke Evans). When Hobbs discovers that Dom's presumed dead former girlfriend Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is Shaw's right-hand man, he enlists the help of Dom and his team. They travel to Europe to battle these ruthless criminals on the streets of London.
With Owen Shaw taken out by Dominic Toretto and his crew, Shaw's brother Deckard Shaw is out for revenge. After Han's death, Dominic is also out for revenge. Together with his crew and "Mr. Nobody" they search for a hacking program called "God's Eye" in order to discover Deckard's location and take him out.
Guy is a bank employee who follows the same routine every day. He wakes up, goes to work, survives a bank robbery, always plays and loses a game of softball, then has a drink with his teammates before going to bed. Tomorrow Guy will do exactly the same. Although one thing changes: he finds special glasses. Once set up, it shows Guy the map of the city he lives in, the money he has in his pocket, and a life bar. Yep, Guy finds out he's in a brutal, open-world video game.
During detention at school, four teenagers find an old game console with the mysterious game Jumanji in it. They decide to play one game, but are then literally sucked into the game and end up in the jungle. One advantage: they are in the bodies of their chosen characters. In their new bodies, the foursome must now try to win the game, because only when they complete Jumanji can they leave the game and return to the real world.
Joe Kingman is a professional American football player in the NFL. He is single and enjoys life as a well-known sports icon. But then it turns out that he has a now 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship. Parties, girlfriends and dates suddenly have to partially give way to ballet lessons, bedtime stories and dolls.
Now that Dom and Letty are on their honeymoon and Brian and Mia have retired, the crew makes an effort to live a normal life. When a mysterious woman tries to seduce Dom into the world of crime, however, he can't resist the temptation. The betrayal of those closest to them will put the crew through trials like never before. From the coast of Cuba and the streets of New York to the icy plains of the Arctic Barents Sea, the team will have to traverse the globe to stop an anarchist from spreading chaos and bring home the man who makes them one big family. has made.
Action / Drama
2011 • 130 minutes
Action / Crime
2013 • 130 minutes
2015 • 137 minutes
Animation / Adventure
2016 • 107 minutes
Drama / Sport
2006 • 120 minutes
Fighting with My Family
Comedy / Drama
2019 • 108 minutes
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Adventure / Fantasy
2017 • 119 minutes
Scifi / Action
2021 • 115 minutes
Game Plan, The
Comedy / Family
2007 • 110 minutes
Fate of the Furious, The
2017 • 136 minutes