Tuesday, April 23

Best John Cena Movies On IMDB

John Cena will always be known for his in-ring skills and what he’s done in WWE because he is one of the all-time greats. However, he’s been able to successfully parlay that career into Hollywood. At this point, there are no eyebrows raised when Cena is cast into a movie because he’s proven himself as a quality actor.



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Cena has showcased that he’s not going to take himself too seriously, but can easily switch on a more dramatic, or action-based acting skill as well. While some of his movies have seriously flopped, Cena has also been involved in some terrific stories as well, which has built up an impressive filmography for himself. Here are his best films, according to IMDb.


10 He Was Part Of A Major Franchise In Scooby-Doo! WrestleMania Mystery

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

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March 25, 2010

Brandon Vietti

  • Matthew Lillard
  • Frank Welker
  • Paul Levesque


John Cena originally got his break into the acting world via WWE Studios, and that also led to him getting to collaborate in other projects such as this one. WWE often linked up with major animated shows to make movies that blended those two worlds, and this just proved to be a popular one.

The “Scooby-Doo” franchise is a huge one that is notorious for being high quality, and throwing in some WWE Superstars and a wrestling-related storyline didn’t alter that. Scooby and his friends try to attend WrestleMania when a ghostly bear tries to ruin the festivities which leads to the gang working alongside many of WWE’s favorites to get things back on track.

9 Trainwreck Was A Breakout Moment For Him

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

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August 28, 2015

Judd Apatow

  • Amy Schumer
  • Bill Hader
  • Brie Larson


While John Cena had appeared in several movies before being part of “Trainwreck,” it was this role that really got him mainstream attention as an actor. That’s because his performance was fantastic, becoming one of the most memorable parts of the entire film with his comedic timing being superb.

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He is someone that the lead character dates for a period, being gym-obsessed which worked well with Cena’s physique at the time. But it is his physical comedy that helped to make this a great performance.

8 John Cena Made A Cameo Appearance In Daddy’s Home

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

John Cena in Daddy's Home Cropped

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December 25, 2015

Sean Anders

  • Will Ferrell
  • Mark Wahlberg
  • Linda Cardellini


“Daddy’s Home” was a comedic movie that put a focus on parenting from a father’s perspective, which was a fun twist on the usual dynamic. It was a deep dive into the idea of a father and stepfather, and it created some funny moments, although John Cena wasn’t involved too much here.

Cena makes a cameo appearance at the end as a new stepfather, which puts the character of Dusty in the same position as his original rival from the start of the movie. It’s a fun little nod at the end, to set up a sequel, which wasn’t quite as strong.

7 The Wall Was A More Serious Project For John Cena

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10

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May 12, 2017

Doug Wilman

  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson
  • Laith Nakli


“The Wall” is one of the most dramatic and serious movies that John Cena has been involved in. With a small cast but a lot of tension, it is a story that keeps audiences hooked from start to finish, and Cena’s performance has a large role in making that happen.

The two lead characters end up being trapped by a sniper, with the focus being on how they get out of the situation with their lives. There’s a lot of inner conflict and emotion, and seeing that turmoil take place is certainly gripping.

6 Blockers Is One Of John Cena’s Funniest Movies

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

John Cena in Blockers

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March 30, 2018

Kay Cannon

  • Leslie Mann
  • Ike Barinholtz
  • Kathryn Newton


While John Cena is great in action roles, it is arguably via comedy that he has shined. While he had several funny moments in WWE, he was never known for his comedy skills, which is why showcasing that side of himself in the acting world is always a hit with fans, and he certainly does that here.

Whether it’s physical comedy or great one-liners, there’s plenty of that in this coming-of-age movie. The focus is on teenage friends looking to achieve a personal milestone at prom, which their parents – one of whom is played by Cena, try to stop from happening.

5 John Cena Provided A Family Friendly Project With Ferdinand

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

Ferdinand Cropped

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December 9, 2017

Carlos Saldanha

  • David Tennant
  • Gina Rodriguez
  • Bobby Cannavale


Another of John Cena’s strongest movies saw him get behind the microphone booth and provide a voice-over performance to remember. This was for the animated film, “Ferdinand,” which saw Cena take on the lead role as he voiced an animated bull that didn’t want to live the life he was being forced to.

It leads to a fun adventure as he attempts to break away from that, with the movie teaching audiences about not judging books by their covers or buying into stereotypes, all in a colorful and fun environment.

4 Cena Showcased A Darker Side In Bumblebee

IMDb Rating: 6.7/10

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December 26, 2018

Travis Knight

  • Hailee Steinfeld
  • Dylan O’Brien
  • Gracie Dzienny


People are used to John Cena being the ultimate hero, because that is what he’s done throughout the majority of his wrestling career. That has translated into wrestling as well, where he has also been the good guy more often than not, but that changed when he entered the “Transformers” franchise.

This was a spin-off movie that focused on Bumblebee, but as with any story from this world there tends to be a threat or someone who is against them from the human world, which is where Cena stepped in.

3 He Had A Fun Role In Barbie

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10

John Cena in Barbie

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July 21, 2023

Greta Gerwig

  • Margot Robbie
  • Ryan Gosling
  • America Ferrera


John Cena has taken on some lead roles over his Hollywood career, but not every part he takes on is a huge one. His appearance in “Barbie” is an example of that, with this hit movie based on the popular toys featuring tons of cameo appearances in what is a stacked cast.

Cena is one of those familiar faces that pops up, as he takes on the role of a Mermaid Ken, which provides a hilarious visual. The role came via his friendship with Margot Robbie, who bumped into Cena at a restaurant and asked him to appear as he was filming a different movie in the same area.

2 He Tapped Into The Superhero World In The Suicide Squad

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10

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July 30, 2021

James Gunn

  • Idris Elba
  • Margot Robbie
  • Joel Kinnaman


A lot of professional wrestlers have stepped into the superhero world over the years, with this being a natural transition as they’ve spent years playing larger-than-life characters inside a wrestling ring. John Cena did that with “The Suicide Squad” as he played Peacemaker, which proved to be one of his strongest performances to date.

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This movie is a unique twist on the superhero genre as it brings characters that have villainous traits together to work as a team. It allowed Cena to showcase a different edge to his acting skills while leaning into the action world where he is certainly comfortable.

1 Cena’s Highest Rated Movie Is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem

IMDb Rating: 7.2/10


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July 31, 2023

Jeff Rowe

  • Seth Rogen
  • Brady Noon
  • Jackie Chan

John Cena’s strongest movie, according to IMDb, also happens to be one of his newest and is another voice-over performance. Cena is clearly strong at adding his emotions and feelings into voice acting performances, and this time he got to play a villain as he portrayed the character Rocksteady.

This movie brings everything people expect from the franchise with great action and comedy being blended together a fast-paced story that is suitable for the entire family.

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