Best WWE superstars movies: A list of movies featuring WWE wrestlers

Best WWE superstars movies: A list of movies featuring WWE wrestlers

Kenneth Mwenda
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:24 PM

The leading roles in WWE superstar's movies typically go to well known actors and actresses in addition to the wrestlers. The wrestlers are required to perform acting duties, such as cutting promos and selling injuries in the ring. Therefore, do not be surprised when a wrestler unexpectedly appears on screen while you are watching a movie.

Best WWE superstars movies: A list of movies featuring WWE wrestlers
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WWE superstars have consistently appeared in some capacity in mainstream entertainment. Contrary to popular belief, this phenomenon has existed for longer.

Top 10 movies with WWE superstars

Even though WWE superstars are technically "independent contractors," it can be challenging for them to work on projects outside of WWE. However, some names on the list have appeared in multiple films due to WWE's history of producing their films and the latitude given to certain well-known celebrities.

10. Knucklehead (2010)

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Knucklehead is a 2010 American lowbrow comedy film starring Big Show (Paul Wight), Melora Hardin, Mark Feuerstein, and Dennis Farina. Mark Feuerstein, a con man, needs quick money after accruing a sizable debt to a crime boss.

After learning that the neighbourhood orphanage also urgently needs money, Mark persuades the head nun that one of the residents—a gentle giant named Big Show—can win the cash as a travelling fighter. The nun gives Mark and Big Show one week. As they travel through the South, Mark questions whether he will be able to carry out his plan to keep the entire sum for himself.

9. Legendary (2010)

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The film stars Devon Graye as a high school wrestler in a cast that includes John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Danny Glover, Madeleine Martin, and Tyler Posey. Teenager Cal Chetley (Devon Graye), who is book smart but not street smart, joins his Oklahoma high school's wrestling team after being bullied, seeing it as a way to reconnect with his estranged and wayward brother, Mike (John Cena).

His mother, Sharon (Patricia Clarkson), initially opposes Cal's choice, especially after she receives a call from Mike's jail cell and learns that Mike is secretly coaching Cal. She has been away and cut off from her older son, Mike, for more than ten years, but she manages and watches as yet another family member becomes a household name.

8. 12 Rounds (2009)

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The cast is led by John Cena, alongside Aidan Gillen, Steve Harris, Gonzalo Menendez, Brian J. White, Ashley Scott, and Taylor Cole. A brilliant burglar's girlfriend is accidentally killed when New Orleans police officer Danny Fisher (John Cena) prevents his latest heist.

The criminal leader escapes from prison and kidnaps Danny's fiancée out of retaliation. Danny must complete a challenging set of tasks and puzzles to save her, or he will have to watch the person he loves die. The movie 12 Rounds is one of the best movies with WWE superstars on Netflix.

7. Behind Enemy Lines: Colombia (2009)

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Stars in the film include Keith David, Matheson, Mr Kennedy of the WWE, and Joe Manganiello. Colombia is in disarray as a five-man U.S. Navy SEAL team heads out on a covert mission to prevent violence from breaking out during peace talks between the government and insurgent guerrillas.

Unexpected difficulties pose a threat of all-out conflict. The leaders from both sides are killed when the meeting is suddenly attacked. The SEALs are fighting for their lives behind enemy lines against the Colombian Special Forces after being falsely accused of the crime.

The weary warriors race to find the proof that will show their innocence while making sure that the violence is contained after being abandoned by their government and left for dead. The entire region or both sides could be engulfed in a nightmare inferno of war and death should the fighting cross the border.

6. The Condemned (2007)

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The film stars Steve Austin (Jack Conrad), Vinnie Jones, Robert Mammone, Tory Mussett, Madeleine West and Rick Hoffman. The story revolves around ten prisoners who are made to compete in a murderous game that is being broadcast to the general public.

A TV producer buys Jack Conrad, a prisoner on death row in a Central American jail who is about to be executed and transports him to a remote island. Jack and the other nine prisoners are informed that they must fight to the death, with freedom being awarded to the victor.

5. The Marine (2006)

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It is one of the best WWE superstars movies starring John Cena. An al-Qaeda hideout in Iraq is where John Triton, a U.S. Marine, finds a group of terrorists preparing to behead several hostages.

Triton attacks the extremists against clear orders to hold off until more help arrives and frees the hostages. The following morning, Triton receives an honourable discharge letter from his colonel due to his disobedience of direct orders.

When he returns from Iraq, he discovers that his wife (Kelly Carlson) has been abducted by the gang of a murderous jewel thief (Robert Patrick). John Triton will need to employ every military skill at his disposal to free his wife from her cruel captors.

4. See No Evil (2006)

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It is kind of a horror movie and stars WWE superstar Kane (Jacob Goodnight). Officer Frank Williams and his partner Blaine examine an abandoned house, where they discover a young woman with her eyes pulled out. Later, detectives discover seven bodies in the house that have all their eyes torn out.

Four years later, Frank and his partner Hannah take a group of delinquents - Christine, Kira, Michael, Tyson, Zoe, Melissa, Richie, and Russell to clean up the abandoned Blackwell Hotel in order to turn it into a homeless shelter, as explained by the owner Margaret. They are unaware that reclusive psychopath Jacob Goodnight has taken up residence in the rundown hotel.

3. Walking Tall (2004)

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It stars Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) and Johnny Knoxville and is a remake of the 1973 movie of the same name. The Rock plays a discharged U.S. Army soldier who, upon returning to his hometown and realising that it is riddled with heinous crimes and corruption, takes on the role of sheriff.

The Rock discovers that the lumber mill has shut down and that one of his former classmates, Jay Hamilton (Neal McDonough), now runs the town's main business, a seedy den. Vaughn tries to fight crime and corruption in the neighbourhood with the help of his devoted friend Ray Templeton (Johnny Knoxville), but he is unsuccessful and must take matters into his own hands after the police refuse to assist him.

2. The Rundown (2003)

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Second, on the list of movies with wrestlers as actors is Rundown. This movie also stars Dwayne Johnson (The Rock), Seann William Scott, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson and William Lucking. In the movie, Johnson plays a bounty hunter who goes to Brazil to find his employer's son (Scott).

Johnson is a tight-lipped bounty hunter who refuses to use a gun and takes any job without hesitation. When Walker (William Lucking), Johnson's employer, sends him to the Amazon to find Walker's arrogant son Travis (Seann William Scott), Beck finds a community ruled by a despotic treasure hunter (Christopher Walken). Johnson and Travis must cooperate if they are to survive, and their feelings for a mysterious rebel (Rosario Dawson) must be put aside.

1. The Scorpion King (2002)

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It is regarded as one of the best WWE superstar movies. Michael Clarke Duncan, Grant Heslov, Kelly Hu, Steven Brand, and Dwayne Johnson are starring in it. It was the first film in The Scorpion King movie series and served as both a prequel and spin-off of The Mummy franchise.

The infamous city of Gomorrah, where an evil king is determined to wipe out all the nomadic peoples of the desert, is the setting of the film "The Scorpion King," inspired by the legendary Egyptian warrior. The few remaining tribes, which have never been natural allies, must come together or perish. They employ a proficient assassin, Mathayus (The Rock), to kill the sorcerer because they are aware that their adversary depends on his or her visions.

These are most of the superstars' best actions that are in Hollywood movies. This is a result of its significant impact on the world film industry. The largest professional wrestling promotion in the world, WWE, is also an American company.

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Kenneth Mwenda is a business and sports writer with over five years of experience. At Sportsbrief, he contributes to writing biographies and listicles.