Popular Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) movies

Popular Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) movies

Dwayne Johnson, widely known as "The Rock," has carved a remarkable path in the entertainment industry, transitioning from a celebrated professional wrestler to a global movie star. This list chronicles some of his most notable and popular films, showcasing his versatility as an actor. From action-packed blockbusters to family-friendly comedies, Johnson's charismatic presence and dedication to his roles have solidified him as a leading figure in Hollywood. Join us on a cinematic journey through the filmography of Dwayne Johnson, exploring the diverse range of characters and stories that have contributed to his immense popularity and success.

1Red Notice (2021)

Red Notice (2021)

  • Synopsis: An Interpol agent tracks the world's most wanted art thief, who teams up with another criminal to pull off a heist.
  • Popularity: Red Notice gained attention for its star-studded cast, including Gal Gadot and Ryan Reynolds, and its action-packed storyline.
  • Interesting Fact: It became one of Netflix's most-watched films shortly after its release.

2Jungle Cruise (2021)

Jungle Cruise (2021)

  • Synopsis: A riverboat captain takes a scientist and her brother on a mission into the jungle to find the Tree of Life.
  • Popularity: Inspired by the Disney theme park attraction, Jungle Cruise is a family-friendly adventure film with humor and action.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson and Emily Blunt, the film's stars, share a charismatic on-screen chemistry.

3Fighting with My Family (2019)

Fighting with My Family (2019)

  • Synopsis: A former wrestler and his family make a living performing at small venues around the country while his kids dream of joining the WWE.
  • Popularity: This biographical sports comedy-drama received praise for its heartwarming story and performances.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson produced the film and has a cameo role as himself.

4Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

  • Synopsis: Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw form an unlikely alliance to stop a genetically enhanced villain threatening humanity.
  • Popularity: As a spin-off from the Fast & Furious series, the film's high-octane action and dynamic between Johnson and Jason Statham contributed to its success.
  • Interesting Fact: It's the first spin-off in the Fast & Furious franchise.

5Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

  • Synopsis: In this sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the gang returns to the game to rescue one of their own but discovers new challenges and surprises.
  • Popularity: Building on the success of its predecessor, The Next Level is known for its entertaining blend of adventure, comedy, and fantasy.
  • Interesting Fact: The film explores new dynamics by introducing different avatars and characters.

6Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

  • Synopsis: A spin-off from the Fast & Furious series, Hobbs & Shaw follows Luke Hobbs and Deckard Shaw teaming up to take down a cyber-genetically enhanced terrorist.
  • Popularity: The film's intense action sequences and the chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham were major draws.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson's character, Luke Hobbs, was introduced in Fast Five.

7Skyscraper (2018)

Skyscraper (2018)

  • Synopsis: A former FBI agent, now a security expert, must save his family trapped in the world's tallest building after it's taken over by terrorists.
  • Popularity: Known for its suspenseful plot and impressive visuals, Skyscraper is a thrilling action film.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson performed many of his own stunts, including the breathtaking crane jump scene.

8Rampage (2018)

Rampage (2018)

  • Synopsis: A primatologist teams up with a genetic engineer to stop three giant mutated animals from destroying the city.
  • Popularity: Rampage is based on the popular video game and is known for its monster-sized action and special effects.
  • Interesting Fact: The film draws inspiration from classic monster movies and disaster films.

9Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

  • Synopsis: Four high school students discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game's jungle setting, becoming the avatars they chose.
  • Popularity: This Jumanji reboot was a massive hit due to its fresh take on the classic concept, humor, and the cast's performances.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson stars alongside Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan, and the film pays tribute to Robin Williams, who starred in the original Jumanji.

10The Fate of the Furious (2017)

The Fate of the Furious (2017)

  • Synopsis: Dominic Toretto turns against his family when he is coerced into working for a cyberterrorist, posing a new threat to the team.
  • Popularity: As the eighth installment in the Fast & Furious series, the film is known for its high-speed action sequences and ensemble cast.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson's character, Luke Hobbs, plays a key role in the film's action sequences and dynamic.

11Moana (2016)

Moana (2016)

  • Synopsis: Moana, a spirited teenager, sets sail on a daring mission to save her people, with the demigod Maui as her unlikely ally.
  • Popularity: Moana is a critically acclaimed animated musical known for its captivating story, animation, and memorable songs.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson voices Maui, and his performance of the song "You're Welcome" became a highlight of the film.

12Central Intelligence (2016)

Central Intelligence (2016)

  • Synopsis: A former high school geek, now a CIA agent, enlists the help of his former classmate, now a mild-mannered accountant, in a dangerous mission.
  • Popularity: The film's success can be attributed to the comedic chemistry between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson's character, Bob Stone, showcases a different, more comedic side of the actor.

13San Andreas (2015)

San Andreas (2015)

  • Synopsis: In the aftermath of a massive earthquake in California, a rescue pilot and his family try to navigate the dangerous landscape to find safety.
  • Popularity: San Andreas is a disaster film known for its intense special effects and gripping survival story.
  • Interesting Fact: The film depicts the potential consequences of a massive earthquake along the San Andreas Fault.

14Furious 7 (2015)

Furious 7 (2015)

  • Synopsis: Dominic Toretto and his crew face a new threat as they try to live normal lives, while a vengeful assassin targets them.
  • Popularity: Furious 7 is notable for its emotional resonance, spectacular action sequences, and as Paul Walker's final film in the franchise.
  • Interesting Fact: The film includes a touching tribute to Paul Walker, who tragically died in a car accident during the film's production.

15Hercules (2014)

Hercules (2014)

  • Synopsis: Hercules, the Greek demigod, is hired by the King of Thrace to train his army and must embrace his true nature to lead a rebellion.
  • Popularity: While receiving mixed reviews, Hercules is known for its epic scale and Dwayne Johnson's charismatic portrayal of the titular character.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson underwent a strict training regimen to bulk up for the role, emphasizing his commitment to the character.

16Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

  • Synopsis: Dominic Toretto and his crew join forces with a British special ops agent to take down a skilled mercenary group.
  • Popularity: The film is celebrated for its high-stakes action sequences and the return of key characters in the Fast & Furious franchise.
  • Interesting Fact: The film's climax features an intense and memorable runway chase scene, setting a record for the longest runway in film history.

17Pain & Gain (2013)

Pain & Gain (2013)

  • Synopsis: A group of bodybuilders becomes involved in extortion and kidnapping schemes in Miami in this dark comedy based on a true story.
  • Popularity: Pain & Gain received attention for its satirical take on a bizarre true crime story and the unexpected pairing of Dwayne Johnson with Mark Wahlberg.
  • Interesting Fact: The film is directed by Michael Bay, known for his work on action blockbusters.

18G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

  • Synopsis: The G.I. Joes face a new threat as they are framed as traitors and must clear their names while dealing with a global conspiracy.
  • Popularity: G.I. Joe: Retaliation is known for its action-packed sequences and an ensemble cast of action stars.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson joined the G.I. Joe franchise in this installment, playing the character Roadblock.

19Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

  • Synopsis: Sean Anderson and his stepfather embark on a journey to a mysterious island to find Sean's grandfather, encountering fantastical creatures along the way.
  • Popularity: This family adventure film is known for its visual effects, humor, and the dynamic between Dwayne Johnson and co-star Josh Hutcherson.
  • Interesting Fact: Journey 2: The Mysterious Island is a sequel to Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008).

20Fast Five (2011)

Fast Five (2011)

  • Synopsis: Dominic Toretto and his crew plan a heist in Rio de Janeiro while being pursued by a relentless federal agent.
  • Popularity: Fast Five is considered a turning point in the Fast & Furious series, introducing heist elements and a larger ensemble cast.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson made his debut in the Fast & Furious franchise in this film, portraying the character Luke Hobbs.

21Tooth Fairy (2010)

Tooth Fairy (2010)

  • Synopsis: A minor-league hockey player is sentenced to serve as a tooth fairy for a week as punishment for discouraging a young fan's dreams.
  • Popularity: Tooth Fairy is a family comedy known for its lighthearted humor and Dwayne Johnson's comedic performance.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson, known for his tough and action-oriented roles, showcased his versatility by taking on a family-friendly comedic role in this film.

22Planet 51 (2009)

Planet 51 (2009)

  • Synopsis: An astronaut lands on a planet inhabited by green aliens who fear he is an invader in this animated science fiction comedy.
  • Popularity: Planet 51 is known for its humorous take on the alien invasion theme and its family-friendly appeal.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson lent his voice to the character Captain Charles "Chuck" Baker in the film.

23Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

Race to Witch Mountain (2009)

  • Synopsis: A taxi driver helps two siblings with special powers evade government agents and race to reach their spaceship before it leaves Earth.
  • Popularity: This science fiction adventure film is a modern reimagining of Disney's Witch Mountain series and is known for its action and special effects.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson plays a character named Jack Bruno, a departure from his usual action-oriented roles.

24Get Smart (2008)

Get Smart (2008)

  • Synopsis: Maxwell Smart, an analyst for a secret government agency, must step up as an agent when the identities of other agents are compromised.
  • Popularity: Get Smart is a spy comedy known for its humor and the on-screen chemistry between Steve Carell and Anne Hathaway.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson plays Agent 23 in the film, adding his charisma to the ensemble cast.

25The Game Plan (2007)

The Game Plan (2007)

  • Synopsis: A quarterback's bachelor lifestyle is disrupted when he discovers he has an 8-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.
  • Popularity: The Game Plan is a family comedy-drama known for its heartwarming moments and the fish-out-of-water dynamic.
  • Interesting Fact: This film marked Dwayne Johnson's first lead role in a family-oriented movie.

26Gridiron Gang (2006)

Gridiron Gang (2006)

  • Synopsis: A counselor at a juvenile detention center forms a football team to help the young inmates find a sense of purpose and belonging.
  • Popularity: Gridiron Gang is based on a true story and is known for its inspirational themes and strong performances.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson trained intensively for the role and drew on his own experiences as a football player.

27The Rundown (2003)

The Rundown (2003)

  • Synopsis: A retrieval expert is sent to the Amazon jungle to bring his employer's son back, but he becomes involved in a treasure hunt and rebellion.
  • Popularity: The Rundown is known for its action sequences, humor, and marked one of Dwayne Johnson's early leading roles.
  • Interesting Fact: This film is notable for featuring a cameo by Arnold Schwarzenegger, passing the action star torch to Dwayne Johnson.

28The Scorpion King (2002)

The Scorpion King (2002)

  • Synopsis: In ancient Egypt, a warrior is hired to assassinate a sorceress but ends up leading a rebellion against a tyrannical ruler.
  • Popularity: The Scorpion King is a spin-off from The Mummy franchise and marked Dwayne Johnson's first leading role in a feature film.
  • Interesting Fact: Dwayne Johnson's character, Mathayus, was so well-received that it led to his nickname "The Rock" being used as his stage name in wrestling.