Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has become one of the biggest movie stars of all time but which of his hits are the most loved by critics?
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has conquered modern popular culture in a way that few media personalities can rival. His success in professional wrestling gave way to an arguably even-greater success as a movie actor, becoming one of the most bankable stars of contemporary Hollywood in a career that doesn’t appear to have stopped growing yet.
With movie credits stretching back almost two decades, with many more on the way, fans can be left wondering which of his movies are considered to be the best. So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at Dwayne Johnson’s 10 highest-rated movies on Metacritic to help provide a guide of the actor’s best movie roles to date.Continue scrolling to keep reading
10 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (58)
Having proven their uncommonly powerful screen chemistry together before, Johnson and comedian Kevin Hart once again teamed up for this belated sequel to the highly-memorable 1995 Joe Johnston kids movie jumanji.
Though somewhat of an odd choice for both the actors it would prove to be one of the biggest hits of the year and their careers up to that point.
9 Jumanji: The Next Level (58)
The sequel to welcome to the jungle, JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL delivered a very similar experience to the original and critical reaction was, by Metacritic’s calculations, exactly the same.
The main cast of the previous movie returns to the titular game for a similarly perilous playthrough with some new dynamics that are helped along by new characters.
8 The Rundown (59)
Though one of the generally lesser-known of his action titles, The Rundown (which is sometimes confusingly titled Welcome to the Jungle in certain territories) is often considered one of Dwayne Johnson’s best movies.
The action-adventure is set mostly in the Brazilain rainforest as Johnson’s enforcer is sent to track down his boss’s rogue son, who’s obsessively searching for an ancient treasure.
7 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (60)
This spinoff of the popular fast and furious franchise demonstrated a surprising amount of versatility for the even more surprisingly long-lasting series of movies.
Hobbs and shaw sees Johnson’s side character from fast and furious movies forced to team up with a villian from the franchise for a successful take on the buddy cop action comedy formula.
6 Fast & Furious 6 (61)
With the main team of automotive thieves still on the run following the end of the previous movie in the franchise, Fast & Furious 6 sees the band of rogues turn to the right side of the law to help Johnson’s supercop stop Luke Evans’ international criminal mastermind.
Expanding the series’ scope and ambition, whilst bringing in even more characters (as well as a few old ones), the sixth installment was the biggest entry yet and primed the movies for their biggest blockbuster successes down the road.
5 The Other Guys (64)
Dwayne Johnson only makes a brief appearance in the overall story of buddy cop comedy The Other Guys but it’s still one of the actor’s most memorable movie roles ever.
Johnson plays half of a superstar cop duo, alongside Samuel L. Jackson, that dies at the beginning of the movie and sets up the story for the awkward ‘Other Guys’ played by Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell.
4 Fast Five (66)
Dwayne Johnson’s introduction to the Fast & Furious franchise was a big development from a series of movies that had been progressively exceeding audiences’ expectations for years.
Johnson plays a DSS agent sent to track down the band of lovable criminals at the heart of the franchise as they plan their most daring heist yet in Rio de Janeiro.
3 Furious 7 (67)
Still the franchise’s biggest success, the seventh Fast & Furious movie catapulted the series of movies into the realm of billion-dollar box office success at the moment when it tragically lost one of its lead actors.
The movie’s well-measured handling of Paul Walker’s death was one of the most praised qualities by both critics and fans, providing closure for one part of its history and setting up an even bigger future with the introduction of Jason Statham’s villain character, Shaw, with whom Johnson’s Hobbs character would eventually spin off with.
2 Fighting with My Family (68)
Johnson plays himself in this crowd-pleasing biographical story of the rise to prominence of fellow WWE wrestler Paige, documenting her struggles with the industry and her own family.
Adapted from Max Fisher’s documentary on the subject titled The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family, the movie may seem uncharacteristically lowkey for the huge personality of the superstar but it was far from just an uninvolved cameo appearance and was clearly a personal project for Johnson, in which he took a producing role also.
1 Moana (81)
Disney’s animated hit was a creative step forward for their musical Princess genre that incorporated typically-underrepresented Polynesian culture into the adventure.
Johnson voices the playful demigod Maui and joins the title character on their quest to save their island and return the treasure that he stole a millennium prior.