In case you’d been avoiding the cinema for the last few years, you might be interested to know that at some point, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson became one of the biggest movie stars in the entire world. Yes, after becoming a huge star in the world of professional wrestling, The Rock moved on to try and conquer Hollywood. While many pro wrestlers have found limited success in the cinematic world, The Rock managed to rise above the stigma of wrestling and become a legitimate A-list movie star in his own right. And thanks to his insane work ethic, there are roughly seven million movies you can see him in, with more coming out every day. We’re exaggerating of course, but if you did want to see some of the best of The Rock on the silver screen, might we suggest some of the following titles?
WARNING: The following list will contain plot spoilers.
10. Roadblock – G.I. Joe: Retaliation
We’re mostly giving this one a spot because it somehow managed to resurrect the G.I. Joe franchise after the mediocre Rise of Cobra. Not that we hated Rise of Cobra, but Retaliation acts somewhat like an apology for all the missed opportunities of the first film, basically erasing most of the original cast from existence in brutal fashion and rebuilding around The Rock, who plays his role as commanding officer/father figure really well, managing to switch between the detached, controlled soldier he has to be in the field, and the more human figure that can trade quips with Bruce Willis and show emotion over the loss of his fellow soldiers (though not for too long, because this isn’t that sort of movie). For a film based on little more than an old 80’s toy franchise, it has a surprising depth of plot and character, and The Rock is pretty much the perfect face of the franchise going forward.