WWE Studios Movies usually include well-known actors and actresses in leading roles alongside WWE wrestlers.
The company collaborates with existing production and distribution businesses to bring the product to market at a lower cost to both sides.
Additionally, WWE Studios (previously WWE Films) is a Los Angeles-based WWE subsidiary founded in 2002 to develop and produce feature film properties for the company’s wrestlers and personnel.
In addition, when people think of WWE, they immediately think of the in-ring action that has made the brand become such a global phenomenon.
However, due to WWE’s success and popularity, the corporation established its film studio, WWE Studios, which has produced a slew of films over the years. While not every movie is a success, many have proven enjoyable.
Over the years, the studio has produced a diverse spectrum of films, from animation to horror.
It has offered several WWE Superstars their first acting roles, which has led to even more opportunities.
There was little light at the end of the tunnel with everyone from Triple H, and John Cena to The Miz and Randy Orton starring in awful action flicks or unfunny comedy.
Things changed, however, when WWE decided to use their studio to develop movies with real actors instead of using their celebrities in minor roles.
Here are the Best WWE Studios Movies of all time;
- 1. The Rundown (2003)
- 2. Fighting With My Family (2019)
- 3. The Walking Tall (2004)
- 4. Oculus (2013)
- 5. The Call (2012)
- 6. The Scorpion King (2002)
- 7. Legendary (2010)
- 8. Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery (2014)
- 9. 12 Rounds (2009)
- 10. The Marine (2006)
- 11. Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
- 12. Knucklehead (2010)
- 13. Interrogation (2016)
- 14. Santa’s Little Helper (2015)
- 15. Dead Man Down (2013)
- 16. The Condemned (2007)
- 17. Inside Out (2011)
- 18. See No Evil (2006)
- 19. Jingle All The Way 2 (2014)
- 20. Rumble (2021)
- 21. The Main Event (2020)
1. The Rundown (2003)
Not every B-grade action film is made equal. One of the first WWE Studios films was a straight action film that was a lot of fun and, in some ways, even a fantastic movie.
Beck, a fearless bounty hunter—or recovery expert—and aspiring restaurateur, is persuaded to return home his unscrupulous boss’ adventure-seeking son, Travis, from the impassable Amazon jungle to save enough money to start his own modest business.
However, Beck is in for a rough trip in the dusty town of El Dorado, where the local tyrant and powerful mining magnate, Cornelius Hatcher, is also desperately seeking to track down Travis, the only person who knows the exact location of a valuable golden artifact.
Furthermore, Mariana, the feisty barmaid with a hidden motive, and Hatcher’s little army of whip-cracking gun-toting goons are now on the hunt for Beck and Travis, determined to find the rare statuette first.
Will they make it out of the bush alive? The top cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Christopher Walken, Rosario Dawson, Seann Williams Scott, Jon Gries.
2. Fighting With My Family (2019)
Fighting with my family is also one of the best WWE Studios movies. WWE Studios’ greatest and most successful film is, without a doubt Fighting With My Family.
WWE had a significant global brand to try to market the movie with The Rock actively involved, and with the lovely Florence Pugh taking the lead role, this seemed like a beautiful movie that non-wrestling fans could enjoy. Ricky, a former wrestler, and his wife Julia perform with Saraya and Zak’s children.
Additionally, when a brother and sister are allowed to audition for WWE, they discover that becoming a WWE Superstar necessitates far more than they ever thought.
The top cast includes Dwayne Johnson, Vince Vaughn, Lena Headey, Florence Pugh, Nick Frost.
3. The Walking Tall (2004)
This is what a “feel good” film should be. Chris Vaughn, a Special Forces sergeant, is played by The Rock.
Vaughn surprises his family by returning home, only discovering that his small town has become corrupted, thanks to Jay Hamilton and his gang of drug-dealing criminals.
However, Hamilton controls a crooked casino that generates most of the town’s revenue, although no one wins.
Additionally, Vaughn takes on the whole police force, Hamilton’s thugs (with a 2×4 to boot), and Hamilton himself, after getting beaten up at the casino while standing up for his pals, and proceeds to rule the entire town with Johnny Knoxville.
Isn’t it highly improbable? Yes, but it’s also a lot of fun. In the casino, he even drops a “Rock Bottom.” Some of the Top cast include Dwanye Johnson, Ashely Scott, Michael Bowen, Johnny Knoxville, John Beasley.
4. Oculus (2013)
Oculus was undoubtedly one of the best WWE Studios movies for many reasons. For one thing, it generally received positive reviews, which is unusual for their films.
Additionally, it was also highly profitable, given that the budget was only $5 million! It was also a rare WWE Studios film that didn’t contain any WWE stars.
Timothy “Tim” Allen Russell, 21, is released from a mental institution after his psychiatrist Dr. Shawn Graham determined that he has entirely healed from childhood trauma.
His father allegedly tortured and killed his mother before being slain by Tim. Kaylie, his sister, greets him in the parking lot and drives him home.
She then informs them that they must destroy an ancient mirror she discovered while working at an auction company.
Furthermore, she then steals the mirror, prompting Tim to follow his sister and reminisce about their upbringing, including when his father Alan purchases a mirror for their new family home’s home office.
Meanwhile, when Kaylie and Tim witness a lady in their father’s workplace, Alan and Marie’s conduct shifts, resulting in a family tragedy.
Kaylie accuses the mirror of being the source of her problems, and she now wants to destroy it with Tim. Will they be successful? Some of the top cast of Oculus include Karen Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, Brenton Thwaites, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso.
5. The Call (2012)
The Call paired a WWE Superstar, David Otunga, with a prominent actress, Halle Berry, to create a hilarious crime film. In addition, Jordan Turner is a seasoned 911 operator.
Still, when she makes a blunder and a call goes wrong, she is shaken and unsure if she can continue until adolescent Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin) is kidnapped and dials 911.
Furthermore, Jordan is the one who is expected to use all of her knowledge, intuition, and fast thinking to help Casey flee while simultaneously ensuring that the man is brought to justice.
Some of the top cast of the movies include Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry, Morris Chestnut, David Otunga.
6. The Scorpion King (2002)
The Scorpion King is one of the best WWE Studios Movies. For WWE Studios, the Scorpion King was also the box office king.
If The Rundown was the film that formally marked The Rock’s move from wrestler to an actor, The Scorpion King was the catalyst. And it undoubtedly helped WWE Studios gain notoriety.
Additionally, thousands of years before the Pyramids, the few free nomadic tribes were compelled to establish an uneasy alliance to end great King Memnon’s oppression in ancient Gomorrah.
However, the brave assassin Mathayus, one of the few survivors and the last of the Akkadians, is entrusted with the impossible mission of assassinating Memnon’s fortune-telling witch, Cassandra, only to find himself up against an unbeatable evil army.
In addition, Mathayus returns to the famous city with the help of his new formidable allies, notably the great warrior Balthazar, to breach Memnon’s impenetrable citadel in the desert and take his revenge. Is Mathayus the next Scorpion King in the making?
Some of the top cast include Dwayne Johnson, Steven Brand, Michael Clarke Duncan, Bernard Hill, Kelly Hu.
7. Legendary (2010)
This is a moving picture that deserves more attention than it has received so far. John Cena plays a wounded character named Mike, who has lost his path.
Furthermore, growing up in a bit of town in Oklahoma. Cal Chetley, a high school student, is a bright beanpole who lives with his widowed mother. His father, a state wrestling champion, had perished in a car accident ten years before.
Mike, Cal’s older brother, and a former wrestling champion are separated from the family at 28. Cal joins the high school wrestling team over the fall and winter while looking for Mike to beg for help.
Mike declines the offer, but Cal refuses to let up. Moreso, will Mike take the challenge, or will he disappoint Cal?
An intriguing old guy named Red and a wacky buddy named Luli offer guidance and encouragement. Cal’s mother is also a force to be reckoned with. The top cast includes John Cena, Patricia Clarkson, Devon Graye, Danny Glover, John Posey.
8. Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery (2014)
Scooby-Doo WrestleMania Mystery is an animation and one of the best WWE Studios Movies of all time. This is yet another WWE collaboration with the popular Scooby-Doo characters.
Meanwhile, Shaggy and Scooby turn out to be great wrestling fans, and they win tickets to WrestleMania, WWE’s biggest show of the year.
Furthermore, when Shaggy and Scooby win WrestleMania tickets, the entire gang heads to WWE City to witness the huge event in the Mystery Machine.
Scooby, Shaggy, Velma, Daphne, and Fred team up with WWE Superstars to solve the case when a mysterious ghostly bear arrives and threatens to ruin the show.
Some of the top cast voices include Frank Welker, Grey Griffin, Mindy Cohn, Matthew Lillard, Charles S. Dutton.
9. 12 Rounds (2009)
Danny Fisher, a uniformed New Orleans Police Department officer, was promoted to detective after a near-lucky, yet daring, arrest of ruthless terrorist arms-dealer Miles Jackson, whose lover Erica Kessen was mistakenly killed during a shady FBI operation.
Furthermore, Miles has escaped and blows up Danny’s house as a foretaste of a Herculean race against the clock to complete twelve near-impossible tasks before his kidnapped love Molly is killed.
Finally, another master scheme is suspected. Some of the top cast include John Cena, Ashely Scott, Steve Harris, Aldan Gillen, Brian White.
10. The Marine (2006)
The Marine is also one of the best WWE Studios Movies. John Triton is a brave Marine who returns home after being discharged from the Iraq War against his will.
A group of deadly diamond thieves kidnaps his wife on the run led by a ruthless criminal named Rome. John returns to the United States and begins hunting through the South Carolina backcountry to recover her.
However, with everything on the line, the Marine will go to any length to complete his most critical and challenging task. Some of the top cast include John Cena, Robert Patrick, Kelly Carlson, Anthony Ray Parker, Abigail Bianca.
11. Leprechaun: Origins (2014)
Unfortunately, one year after releasing the critically praised horror movie Oculus, WWE Studios returned to doing what it does worst—creating a horror film to promote one of their superstars.
Furthermore, hornswoggle acquired the central role in Leprechaun: Origins, replacing Warwick Davis as the legendary horror baddie.
Again, two naive young couples discover a town’s dark secret while backpacking across the gorgeous Irish countryside.
When the town’s residents offer the hikers an old cottage at the edge of the woods, Ben, Sophie, David, and Jeni quickly learn the picturesque countryside is not what it appears to be.
One of Ireland’s most renowned legends will soon become a scary reality for the buddies. The top cast includes Dylan Posti, Andrew Dunbar, Stephanie Bennett, Melissa Roxburgh, Garry Chalk.
12. Knucklehead (2010)
Knucklehead is also one of the best WWE Studios Movies of all time. After accumulating a significant debt with a local crime boss, con artist Eddie Sullivan devises a get-rich-quick scheme and enlists the help of a sweet, gentle giant named Walter (Wight).
Additionally, Walter’s orphanage, his only home, is in severe need of finances. When Eddie learns of Walter’s position, he persuades Sister Francesca (Malick), the strict head nun, that Walter can win the money as a fighter and pay off the church’s debts.
Furthermore, Eddie’s goal is to travel from town to town with Walter, competing in minor, unofficial fighting events for cash.
Sister Francesca sends Mary (Hardin) as a chaperone for both Walter and the money, and Eddie is given a week – and a prayer – to pull it off.
Walter realizes life outside the orphanage during their trek across the south to the annual Pro-Am MMA tournament in New Orleans.
At the same time, Eddie is torn between keeping his promise to Walter. Walter is the one person he can genuinely call a friend and take all the wealth for himself.
Some of the top cast include, Mark Feuerstein, Melora Hardin, Paul Wright, Wendie Malick, Dennis Farina.
13. Interrogation (2016)
After the FBI receives a threat that jeopardizes the entire city, an interrogator and an I.T. specialist is thrown into a game of mind games with a criminal mastermind, desperately racing against time to uncover the villain’s true agenda while fighting to save thousands of lives.
Additionally, In this explosive thriller that crackles with edge-of-your-seat suspense, Copeland and Perry deliver a stunning strike. Some of the top cast include Julia Benson, C.J Perry, Adam Copeland, Josh Blacker, Erica Carroll.
14. Santa’s Little Helper (2015)
Santa’s little helper is also one of the top WWE Studios Movies of all time. After being fired from his job, a slick, fast-talking businessman gets pushed into an elf competition to become Santa’s next second-in-command.
However, to prepare for the competition, The Miz and another prospective elf compete in a series of grueling training activities to become Santa’s, Little Helper.
The top cast includes Mike Mizanin, AnnaLynne, McCord, Eric Keenleyside, Saraya-Jade Bevis, Kathryn Kirkpatrick.
15. Dead Man Down (2013)
Victor, a rising gangland player, has infiltrated vicious boss Alphonse’s crime empire with the sole intent of making Alphonse pay for wrecking his previously happy life.
Victor watches and is observed by Beatrice, a strange young woman who lives in the apartment across from his. While he painstakingly orchestrates his retribution from his high-rise residence.
Additionally, Beatrice, who appears to be a frail woman-child, is filled with her fury. When she discovers Victor’s dark secrets, she threatens to reveal them unless he assists her in carrying out her vengeance campaign.
Furthermore, they construct a violent and cathartic plot that could transform their worlds forever, each focused on punishing the past.
Some of the top casts of a dead man down are Colin Farrell, Dominic Cooper, Noomi Rapace, Terrence Howard, Isabelle Huppert.
16. The Condemned (2007)
The condemned is also one of the best WWE Studios movies. The story of Jack Conrad, who is serving a life sentence in a corrupt Central American prison and is facing the death penalty.
However, he is “bought” by a wealthy television producer and transported to a barren island.
He must battle to the death against nine other convicted murders worldwide, with the solitary survivor receiving freedom.
Some of the top cast include Steve Austin, Nathan Jones, Vinnie Jones, Robert Mammone, Tory Mussett.
17. Inside Out (2011)
After completing a lengthy prison sentence for assassinating a man who attempted to assassinate his best friend, a man is released.
In addition, he only wants to live an everyday life once he’s out, but his best friend drags him into a new set of significant problems.
Some of the top cast of inside out are Paul Levesque, Bruce Dern, Michael Rapaport, Parker Posey, Julie White.
18. See No Evil (2006)
Officer Frank Williams and a rookie find a woman cruelly blinded while investigating a complaint in an abandoned house.
But a gigantic psychopath assaults them with an ax; the rookie is killed, and Frank shoots the criminal in the skull, but his arm is severed.
Additionally, four years later, the mutilated Frank is transported to the County Detention Center, where he works as a guard.
Meanwhile, Frank and a group of criminals go to the Blackwell Hotel, abandoned since a fire destroyed the last two stories, intending to clean it up. And also prepare to serve as a homeless shelter in exchange for the criminals’ sentences being reduced.
Furthermore, during the night, the convict Kira, who has Christian tattoos on her body, is taken by the psychopath Kane. Who collects the eyes of his victims while the rest of the group is attacked with his ax by the psychopath.
Some of the top cast include Glenn Jacobs, Christina Vidal, Samantha Noble, Michael J. Pagan, Steven Vidler.
19. Jingle All The Way 2 (2014)
Two desperate fathers face up in a no-holds-barred quest to be the best father and make this Christmas the finest ever.
Larry, a laid-back, fun-loving dad, has difficulty selecting the right Christmas present for his eight-year-old daughter Noel.
In addition, the Harrison Bear, the season’s trendiest toy, is completely sold out. And Noel’s new stepfather wants it to stay that way so he may fulfill her holiday dream.
Nevertheless, when Larry discovers that all Noel wants for Christmas is the bear, he will go to any length to ensure that his little girl has the gift of her dreams.
Some of the top cast of the jingle include Larry the cable guy, Brian Stepanek. Anthony Carelli, Lauren K, Robek, Kennedi Clements.
20. Rumble (2021)
In a world where huge monsters and humans collide, the monsters are professional wrestlers who fight in Monster Wrestling, a popular global professional wrestling sport.
Winnie, a little girl, hopes to follow in her father’s footsteps as a manager by mentoring Steve, a charming underdog.
Furthermore, Winnie intends to make Steve a champion to face Tentacular, the current champion. Some of the top cast voices of rumble include Geraldine Viswanathan, Will Arnett, Terry Crews, Stephen A. Smith, Jimmy Tatro.
21. The Main Event (2020)
Last on our list of best WWE studio movies is the main event. Leo Thompson discovers a mystical wrestling mask that provides him tremendous power and enters a WWE competition.
Leo will go to any length to realize his dream of becoming a WWE Superstar. Meanwhile, in the face of significant challenges in the ring, can one youngster win it all?
THE MAIN EVENT is directed by Jay Karas and WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston, The Miz, and Sheamus. And the top cast includes Seth Carr, Adam Pally, Ken Marino, Tichina Arnold, Aryan Simhadri.