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Movies That Feature Pro Wrestlers

There have been many movies that have featured pro wrestlers. For the purposes of this list, I am only including movies that were released theatrically in wide release.
  1. Alex Karras (10)
  2. Hulk Hogan (6)
  3. Jesse Ventura (6)
  4. Terry Funk (4)
  5. The Rock (12)
  6. Toru Tanaka (10)

3 Ninjas Kick Back
Killer Khan makes a cameo appearance in the second movie in the 3 Ninjas franchise. Hulk Hogan would go on to appear in 3 Ninjas: High Noon at Mega Mountain which was not widely released theatrically.

12 Rounds
Here is my review of John Cena's second movie.

25th Hour
Vladimir Kozlov played the part of Russian Hood #1 in this Spike Lee movie.

The 40 Year Old Virgin
Kimberly Page was the girl during the speed dating scene that had a wardrobe malfunction.

The Bad News Bears Go to Japan
Antonio Inoki's match against the Bears is far more entertaining than his battle against Muhammad Ali.

All the Marbles
Lenny Montana makes an appearance in this movie which also featured Mildred Burke as a technical assistant.

Behind Enemy Lines: Columbia
This is a review of the first WWE films direct-to-DVD release which features Mr. Kennedy.

Beyond the Mat
A great documentary about the lives of several wrestling stars including Mick Foley, Terry Funk, and Jake Roberts.

The Big Brawl
Ox Baker makes an appearance in this Jackie Chan movie from 1980.

Blade: Trinity
Triple H played the part of a vampire that battled Blade.

Blind Fury
Tiger Chung Lee appears in this movie about a blind ninja.

Bubble Boy
Stacy Keibler appears in a brief cameo role.

The Comebacks
Stacy Keibler plays the part of All-American Mom in this sports spoof movie.

Conan the Destroyer
Andre the Giant is uncredited for his performance in the Arnold movie.

The Condemned
Steve Austin stars in this movie about a reality TV show featuring death row convicts that must kill each other in order to win their freedom.

Corky Romano
After leaving wrestling, this was the best role that Sable was able to land. She returned to wrestling a short time later.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance
Ludvig Borga played the part of Roman, one of the bad guys in the movie.

Ed Wood
George Steele plays the part of Tor Johnson in this Johnny Depp movie about the life of Ed Wood.

Escape From New York
Ox Baker has a brief role in this sci-fi classic.

The Godfather
The part of Luca Brazzi was played by wrestler Lenny Montana.

The Golden Child
Tiger Chung Lee appeared in this 1986 Eddie Murphy comedy.

Grandma's Boy
Kevin Nash played a moving man in this movie.

Test and Vladimir Kozlov appeared as Nazi Boxers in a segment of this Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double feature entitled "Werewolf Women of the SS"

Halloween (2007)
Tyler Mayne played the part of Michael Myers.

Harley Davidson & The Marlboro Man
Big John Studd plays Jack Daniels in this movie which features way too many brand names.

Head of State
Chris Rock appears in a TNA ring.

The Highlander is watching a Freebirds match when he is summoned to chop off a head at a parking lot near Madison Square Garden. Having been at that parking lot, I totally understand the urge to decapitate someone.

The Jerk
Lenny Montana makes an appearance in this Steve Martin classic.

Highlander: End Game
Edge appears in this movie.

Jingle All the Way
Big Show plays the part of Giant Santa in yet another Arnold movie to feature a pro wrestler.

Joe's Apartment
Bam Bam Bigelow made a brief appearance in this Jerry O'Connell movie that features Jerry's apartment overrun by talking cockroaches.

Life with Mikey
Jerry Lawler and Jeff Jarret appear in this Michael J. Fox comedy (and I use that term very loosely).

The Longest Yard
This Adam Sandler remake featured many wrestlers including Steve Austin, Goldberg, Kevin Nash, and the Great Khali.

Looney Tunes Back in Action
Bill Goldberg is in this live action/animation combo film.

Chris Jericho, Mark Henry, MVP, The Great Khali, Kane and the Big Show are all recruited to work for MacGruber.

Major Payne
Bam Bam Bigelow does as well against the major as he did against Lawrence Taylor.

Man on the Moon
The Andy Kaufman vs Jerry Lawler fued is brought to life on the silver screen.

The Marine
John Cena is an ex-Marine that has to save his wife from the guy who was the liquid metal robot in T2.

Mickie & Maude
Andre has a brief part in this Dudley Moore comedy

Don't let King Kong Bundy move your furniture.

Ocean's 11
Terry Benedict's two goons are pro wrestlers David and Larry Sontag.

Ocean's 12
The Power Twins have reprised their role from Ocean's 11 as the two goons that work for casino boss Terry Benedict.

The Princess Bride
Andre the Giant plays the part of Fezzik in this classic fairy tale movie.

Private Parts
Howard Stern regular Nicole Bass makes an appearance in his movie.

Problem Child
Kerry Von Erich plays the part of a neo-Nazi in this John Ritter comedy.

The Punisher
Kevin Nash cut his hair for this movie.

Ready to Rumble
This movie featured many of the stars of WCW and the future WCW champion, David Arquette.

Requiem for a Heavyweight
Haystacks Calhoun played the uncredited part of himself in this classic boxing movie which starred Anthony Quinn, Jackie Gleason, and Mickey Rooney.

Red Heat
Arnold loves having wrestlers in his movies. Tiger Chung Lee appears in this Arnold/James Belushi non-buddy cop flick.

Roller Ball
The original was great. This sequel produced by Vince McMahon and featuring Paul Heyman and Jim Ross is horrible.

Al Snow and Dan Severn are uncredited football players in this movie based on the life of a Notre Dame walk-on.

See No Evil
Kane collects eyeballs because his mommy locked him in a cage and forced him to look at pornography.

Shoot 'Em Up
Christian Cage plays the part of a the Senator's Guard in this movie which stars Clive Owen and Paul Giamatti.

This movie did a little bit better than Randy Savage's rap album.

Stay Tuned
Lou Albano and the One Man Gang appear in this John Ritter movie.

Stone Cold
For some reason, the Boz vs Tom MaGee in a dirt pit surrounded by bikers did not set the box office on fire.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2
Kevin Nash is Super Shredder. He appears after Vanilla Ice does the ninja rap.

They Live
All Roddy wanted was to do was kick butt and chew bubble gum. The aliens should have given him some bubble gum.

Nathan Jones and Tyler Mane both have parts in this adaptation of Homer's classic epic.

Universal Soldier: The Return
Goldberg is in this sequel to Rob Van Dam's, whoops, Jean Claude Van Dam's Universal Soldier.

Ken Shamrock plays the part of an uncredited ultimate fighter in this Denzel Washington movie.

The Waterboy
In Adam Sandler's first football movie, the Big Show played the part of Captain Insano.

Wise Guys
Captain Lou plays Frankie the Fixer in this Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo buddy comedy. No, thank you, Mr. Acavano. The five other people that saw this movie will get that joke. The part of Danny DeVito's son is played by a very young Matt Striker.

The Wrestler
The AWA's version of Ready to Rumble.

The Wrestler (2008)
While this movie shares the same name as the last movie on this list, this one was critically acclaimed and went up for several Academy Awards.

The part of Sabretooth was played by former wrestler Tyler Mayne. In WCW, he was briefly known as Nitron, the bodyguard of Woman.

You Only Live Twice
Acting is in the blood of the Maivia family. Decades before the Rock became a movie star, his grandfather Peter Maivia performed in this James Bond film. He played the part of "Car Driver".

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