Channing Tatum has come a long way, starting his career with modeling all the way making into the big screen through dancing. After his lead role in Step Up (2006), he got many amazing roles that made him the part of Hollywood’s A-listers. We are going to break down the 15 best Channing Tatum movies of all times:
15. Step Up (2006)
Step Up is the movie that gave Tatum his biggest break into the Hollywood. It is the story about a person who dances to win a competition so that he can protect his home. The movie became a huge hit and earned $115 million worldwide within the few days of its release.
The dancing moves, plot and strong chemistry between the leads made the film get headlines and dominate the box office. Interestingly both the leads of the film, Jenna Dewan, and Tatum, got married in 2009.
The film’s critical and commercial success gave rise to the Step Up franchise as we know it today.
14. Dear John (2010)
In 2010, Tatum came back to the box office with this romantic movie. It is the illustration of Nichols Sparks novel of the same name which revolves around a recently fallen in love young couple whose relation quickly turns into a long distance relationship as John (played by Channing Tatum) is sent off to war after 9/11. They keep exchanging love letters but soon certain unfortunate turn of events put their love to test.
The movie grossed $30 million on the first day of its release alone but received mixed reviews from the critics.
13. The Vow (2012)
This is the movie that made Tatum a part of the Hollywood’s A-listers. It is the story of Leo and Paige, a young newly married couple, where the wife starts suffering from amnesia after a car accident and forgets everything including how she fell in love with Leo. Leo undeterred tries to win her all over again.
The movie is based on a real-life story and surprisingly received poor reviews. The box office performance, however, was impressive as it grossed $40 million in the opening weekend alone and went on to earn $200 million worldwide. It became one of the most successful Channing Tatum movies of all time. It also established romance niche as a strength for Tatum.
12. She’s the Man (2006)
It was the first major role for Tatum in the Hollywood. The film is inspired by one of the Shakespeare novel, The Twelfth Night. It is the story of a teenage girl, Viola, that disguises herself as a boy and pretends to be her twin brother, Sebastian, to prove that girls can play soccer.
Things go out of hand as she falls for her roommate Duke (played by Tatum) who likes Olivia (played by Laura Ramsey) who in turn starts liking Sebastian. The movie was a big hit among the teenagers and made big at the box office. Tatum got recognized for his role and acting skills that allowed him to shine like a star later in his career.
11. The Eagle (2011)
This historical adventure action movie is the illustration of The Eagle of the Ninth novel where Tatum plays the role of a young Roman army officer who is on the quest of finding a lost prestigious emblem called, Eagle of the Ninth.
The movie grossed $35 million at the box office but received mixed reviews from the critics.
10. White House Down (2013)
It is a political thriller showing inside conspiracy of White House against the President who want him dead. Channing plays the role of a police officer with a dream to be a secret service agent. Being caught in the situation he brings his skills to action and tries to protect the President from the onslaught.
The movie grossed $73.1 million on the worldwide box office and was a huge success at the time because another similar film, Olympus Has Fallen, was also released prior to its release that also received an impressive response. White House Down, however, failed to impress the critics and received mixed reviews.
9. 10 Years (2011)
It is a romantic comedy-drama about a school reunion. School children who are now grownups get a chance to compare their old selves and walk down the memory lane.
The real-life couple Channing and Jenna are also seen together in the movie and give a memorable performance. The film was received well by the critics but didn’t do well at the box office.
8. Hail, Caesar! (2016)
It is one of the best comedy movies done by Tatum. The movie is based on a manager who tries to keep all the star cast of the show organized. The mystery begins when the lead actor gets kidnapped and the lead actress becomes pregnant. Tatum plays the role of a dancer and is mysteriously linked with the kidnapping.
The Hail, Caesar! did a great job at the box office and earned $63 million.