Channing Tatum as Mike Lane in Warner Bros. Pictures’ musical comedy 'Magic Mike's Last Dance,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

Channing Tatum as Mike Lane in Warner Bros. Pictures’ musical comedy 'Magic Mike's Last Dance,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo: Claudette Barius. Copyright: © 2023 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Channing Tatum is one of the most popular actors working today.

The dancer turned actor first gained attention for his work in 'Step Up' and has since gone on to star in the 'G.I. Joe,' '21 Jump Street' and 'Magic Mike' franchises, as well as acclaimed films like 'Foxcatcher,' 'The Hateful Eight,' 'Hail, Caesar!,' 'Logan Lucky,' and 'The Lost City.'

Tatum's latest movie, 'Magic Mike's Last Dance,' the third film in the series, is scheduled for release in theaters on February 10th. Once again directed by Steven Soderbergh, the new movie also stars Salma Hayek Pinault.

In honor of the release of 'Magic Mike's Last Dance,' Moviefone is counting down the 30 best films of Channing Tatum's career.

Let's begin!

30. 'G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra' (2009)

Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures

From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. JOE team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro (Christopher Eccleston) and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos. Starring Tatum, Ray Park, Dennis Quaid, Sienna Miller, and Marlon Wayans.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

"When all else fails, they don't."
PG-131 hr 58 minAug 7th, 2009

29. 'The Dilemma' (2011)

Longtime friends Ronny (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Kevin James) are partners in an auto-design firm. They are hard at work on a presentation for a dream project that would really launch their company. Then Ronny spots Nick's wife (Winona Ryder) out with another man (Tatum), and in the process of investigating the possible affair, he learns that Nick has a few secrets of his own. As the presentation nears, Ronny agonizes over what might happen if the truth gets out.

The Dilemma

"Two best friends. Nothing could come between them... or could it?"
PG-131 hr 51 minJan 13th, 2011

28. 'The Son of No One' (2011)

A rookie cop (Tatum) is assigned to the 118 Precinct in the same district where he grew up. The Precinct Captain (Ray Liotta) starts receiving letters about two unsolved murders that happened many years ago in the housing projects when the rookie cop was just a kid. These letters bring back bad memories and old secrets that begin to threaten his career and break up his family. Also starring Katie Holmes, Juliette Binoche, Tracy Morgan, and Al Pacino.

The Son of No One

The Son of No One

"Serve. Protect. Lie."
R1 hr 30 minNov 4th, 2011

27. 'Fighting' (2009)

Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.


"Some Dreams Are Worth The Fight"
PG-131 hr 45 minApr 24th, 2009

26. 'Coach Carter' (2005)

Based on a true story, in which Richmond High School head basketball coach Ken Carter (Samuel L. Jackson) made headlines in 1999 for benching his undefeated team due to poor academic results.

Coach Carter

"It begins on the streets. It ends here."
PG-132 hr 16 minJan 14th, 2005

25. 'Jupiter Ascending' (2015)

Warner Bros. Pictures

Warner Bros. Pictures

In a universe where human genetic material is the most precious commodity, an impoverished young Earth woman (Mila Kunis) becomes the key to strategic maneuvers and internal strife within a powerful dynasty. Also starring Tatum, Sean Bean, and Eddie Redmayne.

Jupiter Ascending

"Expand your universe."
PG-132 hr 7 minFeb 27th, 2015

24. 'Magic Mike XXL' (2015)

Three years after Mike (Tatum) bowed out of the stripper life at the top of his game, he and the remaining Kings of Tampa hit the road to Myrtle Beach to put on one last blow-out performance.

Magic Mike XXL

"Back to the grind."
R1 hr 55 minJul 1st, 2015
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23. 'Stop-Loss' (2008)

A veteran soldier (Ryan Phillippe) returns from his completed tour of duty in Iraq, only to find his life turned upside down when he is arbitrarily ordered to return to field duty by the Army. Also starring Tatum, Joseph Gordon-LevittTimothy Olyphant and Abbie Cornish.


"The bravest place to stand is by each other's side."
R1 hr 53 minMar 28th, 2008

22. 'Dear John' (2010)

While Sergeant John Tyree (Tatum) is home on two weeks leave from Germany, he meets Savannah (Amanda Seyfried) after he dives into the ocean to retrieve Savannah's purse that had fallen off a pier. John eventually falls in love with Savannah, who promises to write to him until he returns from overseas.

Dear John

"Love brought them together. Will fate tear them apart?"
PG-131 hr 48 minFeb 4th, 2010

21. 'The Book of Life' (2014)

The journey of Manolo (Diego Luna), a young man who is torn between fulfilling the expectations of his family and following his heart. Before choosing which path to follow, he embarks on an incredible adventure that spans three fantastical worlds where he must face his greatest fears. Also featuring the voices of Tatum, Zoe Saldana, and Ice Cube.

The Book of Life

"A blast of fun."
PG1 hr 35 minOct 17th, 2014
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20. '22 Jump Street' (2014)

Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures

After making their way through high school (twice), big changes are in store for officers Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Tatum) when they go deep undercover at a local college. But when Jenko meets a kindred spirit on the football team, and Schmidt infiltrates the bohemian art major scene, they begin to question their partnership. Now they don't have to just crack the case - they have to figure out if they can have a mature relationship. If these two overgrown adolescents can grow from freshmen into real men, college might be the best thing that ever happened to them.

22 Jump Street

"They're not 21 anymore"
R1 hr 52 minJun 13th, 2014

19. 'Smallfoot' (2018)

A bright young yeti (Tatum) finds something he thought didn't exist—a human (James Corden). News of this “smallfoot” throws the simple yeti community into an uproar over what else might be out there in the big world beyond their snowy village.



"There's been a big myth-understanding"
PG1 hr 36 minSep 28th, 2018
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18. 'Public Enemies' (2009)

Depression-era bank robber John Dillinger's (Johnny Depp) charm and audacity endear him to much of America's downtrodden public, but he's also a thorn in the side of J. Edgar Hoover (Billy Crudup) and the fledgling FBI. Desperate to capture the elusive outlaw, Hoover makes Dillinger his first Public Enemy Number One and assigns his top agent, Melvin Purvis (Christian Bale), the task of bringing him in dead or alive. Tatum plays Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd.

Public Enemies

"America's Most Wanted."
R2 hr 20 minJul 1st, 2009

17. 'Side Effects' (2013)

A woman (Rooney Mara) turns to prescription medication as a way of handling her anxiety concerning her husband's (Tatum) upcoming release from prison. Also starring Jude Law and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Side Effects

"One pill can change your life."
R1 hr 46 minFeb 8th, 2013

16. 'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' (2013)

Framed for crimes against the country, the G.I. Joe team is terminated by Presidential order. This forces the G.I. Joes into not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Ray Park and Tatum.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

"Heroes are made in America."
PG-131 hr 50 minMar 29th, 2013

15. 'The Eagle' (2011)

Focus Features

Focus Features

In 140 AD, twenty years after the unexplained disappearance of the entire Ninth Legion in the mountains of Scotland, young centurion Marcus Aquila (Tatum) arrives from Rome to solve the mystery and restore the reputation of his father, the commander of the Ninth. Accompanied only by his British slave Esca (Jamie Bell), Marcus sets out across Hadrian's Wall into the uncharted highlands of Caledonia - to confront its savage tribes, make peace with his father's memory, and retrieve the lost legion's golden emblem, the Eagle of the Ninth.

The Eagle

The Eagle

"The destiny of a soldier. The honour of a slave. The fate of an empire."
PG-131 hr 54 minFeb 11th, 2011
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14. 'Haywire' (2011)

A black ops soldier (Gina Carano) seeks payback after she is betrayed and left for dead. Also starring Tatum, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas.


"They left her no choice."
Not Yet Rated1 hr 33 min

13. 'The Vow' (2012)

Happy young married couple Paige (Rachel McAdams) and Leo (Tatum) are, well, happy. Then a car accident puts Paige into a life-threatening coma. Upon awakening she has lost the previous five years of memories, including those of her beloved Leo, her wedding, a confusing relationship with her parents, or the ending of her relationship with her ex-fiance (Scott Speedman). Despite these complications, Leo endeavors to win her heart again and rebuild their marriage.

The Vow

PG-131 hr 44 minFeb 10th, 2012

12. 'Step Up' (2006)

Everyone deserves a chance to follow their dreams, but some people only get one shot. Tyler Gage (Tatum) is a rebel from the wrong side of Baltimore's tracks and the only thing that stands between him and an unfulfilled life are his dreams of one day making it out of there. Nora (Jenna Dewan) is a privileged ballet dancer attending Baltimore's ultra-elite Maryland School of the Arts.

Step Up

"Every second chance begins with a first step."
PG-131 hr 44 minAug 11th, 2006

11. 'White House Down' (2013)

Capitol Policeman John Cale (Tatum) has just been denied his dream job with the Secret Service of protecting President James Sawyer (Jamie Foxx). Not wanting to let down his little girl (Joey King) with the news, he takes her on a tour of the White House, when the complex is overtaken by a heavily armed paramilitary group. Now, with the nation's government falling into chaos and time running out, it's up to Cale to save the president, his daughter, and the country.

White House Down

"It will start like any other day."
PG-132 hr 11 minJun 28th, 2013
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10. 'Dog' (2022)

Channing Tatum in 'Dog.'

Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures

'Dog' is a buddy comedy that follows the misadventures of two former Army Rangers paired against their will on the road trip of a lifetime. Army Ranger Briggs (Tatum) and Lulu (a Belgian Malinois dog) buckle into a 1984 Ford Bronco and race down the Pacific Coast in hopes of making it to a fellow soldier's funeral on time. Along the way, they’ll drive each other completely crazy, break a small handful of laws, narrowly evade death, and learn to let down their guards in order to have a fighting chance of finding happiness.


"A filthy animal unfit for human company and a... dog."
PG-131 hr 41 minFeb 18th, 2022
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9. 'Logan Lucky' (2017)

Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Also starring Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes, Sebastian Stan, Seth MacFarlane, and Hilary Swank.

Logan Lucky

"See how the other half steals."
PG-131 hr 58 minAug 18th, 2017

8. 'The Lost City' (2022)

Brilliant, but reclusive author Loretta Sage (Sandra Bullock) has spent her career writing about exotic places in her popular romance-adventure novels featuring handsome cover model Alan (Tatum), who has dedicated his life to embodying the hero character, “Dash.”

While on tour promoting her new book with Alan, Loretta is kidnapped by an eccentric billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) who hopes that she can lead him to the ancient lost city’s treasure from her latest story. Wanting to prove that he can be a hero in real life and not just on the pages of her books, Alan sets off to rescue her. Thrust into an epic jungle adventure, the unlikely pair will need to work together to survive the elements and find the ancient treasure before it’s lost forever. Also featuring Brad Pitt.

The Lost City

"The adventure is real. The heroes are not."
PG-131 hr 52 minMar 25th, 2022
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7. 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' (2017)

When an attack on the Kingsman headquarters takes place and a new villain rises, Eggsy (Taron Egerton) and Merlin (Mark Strong) are forced to work together with the American agency known as the Statesman to save the world. Also starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Halle Berry, Pedro Pascal, Jeff Bridges, and Tatum.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle

"A proper spy movie."
R2 hr 21 minSep 22nd, 2017

6. 'The Lego Batman Movie' (2017)

A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne (Will Arnett) must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, including the Joker (Zach Galifianakis),  while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan (Michael Cera) who wishes to become his sidekick. Also featuring the voice of Tatum as Superman.

The Lego Batman Movie

"Always be yourself...unless you can be Batman."
PG1 hr 44 minFeb 10th, 2017
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5. 'Hail, Caesar!' (2016)

Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures

When a Hollywood star (George Clooney) mysteriously disappears in the middle of filming, the studio sends their fixer (Josh Brolin) to get him back. Also starring Tatum, Jonah Hill, Alden Ehrenreich, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton.

Hail, Caesar!

"Lights. Camera. Abduction."
PG-131 hr 46 minFeb 5th, 2016
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4. '21 Jump Street' (2012)

In high school, Schmidt (Jonah Hill) was a dork and Jenko (Tatum) was the popular jock. After graduation, both of them joined the police force and ended up as partners riding bicycles in the city park. Since they are young and look like high school students, they are assigned to an undercover unit to infiltrate a drug ring that is supplying high school students synthetic drugs. Also starring Brie Larson, Dave Franco, and Ice Cube.

21 Jump Street

"The only thing getting blown tonight is their cover."
R1 hr 49 minMar 16th, 2012

3. 'Foxcatcher' (2015)

The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team (Mark Ruffalo and Tatum) joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont (Steve Carell) as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.


"Ambition. Power. Control."
R2 hr 14 minJan 16th, 2015

2. 'The Hateful Eight' (2015)

Bounty hunters seek shelter from a raging blizzard and get caught up in a plot of betrayal and deception. Directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Walton Goggins, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen, Bruce Dern, and Tatum.

The Hateful Eight

"No one comes up here without a damn good reason."
R3 hr 8 minDec 30th, 2015
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1. 'Magic Mike' (2012)

Adam Rodriguez, Kevin Nash, Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer in 2012's 'Magic Mike.'

Warner Bros. Pictures

Mike (Tatum), an experienced stripper, takes a younger performer called The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) under his wing and schools him in the arts of partying, picking up women, and making easy money. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film also stars Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, Riley Keough, Olivia Munn, and Matthew McConaughey.

Magic Mike

"Work all day. Work it all night."
R1 hr 50 minJun 29th, 2012
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