Dwayne Johnson: 10 Greatest movies of all time

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the European Premiere of 'Rampage' at Cineworld Leicester Square on April 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 11: Actor Dwayne Johnson attends the European Premiere of 'Rampage' at Cineworld Leicester Square on April 11, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images) /
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6. The Gridiron Gang

Original Release Date: Sept. 15, 2006

Box Office Earnings: $14,414,630 (opening weekend), $38,432,823 (USA gross)

Critical Acclaim: The movie wasn’t nominated for any awards around the world. It received a Metacritic score of 52 and has a 43% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

About the Role: Dwayne Johnson takes on the typical underdog sports tale as he plays lead character Sean Porter. Based on a true story, Sean builds a football team from teens at his youth detention center. This is more than just winning a few games, but a story about showing teens there is a way out and that discipline is good.

He’s a positive role model for the teens, as he also helps them through various problems they have. This is one of those to certainly put on one night, even if you don’t enjoy most sports movies.

Simply the Best: The Gridiron Gang has a number of benefits working for it. This isn’t your typical Dwayne Johnson movie with all the action. There’s a beautiful story with some standout performances from the action. He takes on a parental role in a way, as he focuses on helping the troubled teens.

Overall, the movie doesn’t do the exact same thing all other Hollywood sports movies do. This isn’t just about showing the underdog win. There’s focus on the actual struggles of the teens and of race relations. It’s made to tell the real story.