Dolph Lundgren as “Johansen” in the action thriller, 'Wanted Man,' a Quiver Distribution release.

(L to R) Dolph Lundgren as “Johansen” in the action thriller, 'Wanted Man,' a Quiver Distribution release. Photo courtesy of Quiver Distribution.

Dolph Lundgren has been appearing in film and television for almost forty years!

The actor is best known for playing Ivan Drago in both 'Rocky IV' and 'Creed II,' but has also appeared in such films as 'Masters of the Universe,' and 'The Punisher,' as well as the 'Universal Soldiers,' 'The Expendables' and 'Aquaman' franchises.

His latest film, 'Wanted Man,' which he also co-wrote, directed, produced and stars in, opens in theaters, On Demand and digital January 19th.

In honor of the new movie, Moviefone is counting down the top 20 movies of Dolph Lundgren's career, including 'Wanted Man.'

Let's begin!


20. 'Kindergarten Cop 2' (2016)

Dolph Lundgren in 'Kindergarten Cop 2.'

(Center) Dolph Lundgren in 'Kindergarten Cop 2.' Photo: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

Assigned to recover sensitive stolen data, a gruff FBI agent (Lundgren) goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher, but the school's liberal, politically correct environment is more than he bargained for.


19. 'The Peacekeeper' (1998)

When a terrorist group steals the US President's personal communications computer for launching the US arsenal in case of war, only a heroic Major (Lundgren) has the key to prevent a Presidential assassination or a nuclear holocaust.

The Peacekeeper

The Peacekeeper

"Mass destruction just met its match."
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Not Yet Rated1 hr 38 minJan 18th, 1998


18. 'Universal Soldier: Regeneration' (2009)

When terrorists threaten nuclear catastrophe at Chernobyl, the world's only hope is to reactivate decommissioned Universal Soldier Luc Deveraux (Jean-Claude Van Damme). Rearmed and reprogrammed, Deveraux must take on his nemesis (Lundgren) from the original 'Universal Soldier' and a next-generation "UniSol" that seems almost unstoppable.

Universal Soldier: Regeneration

Universal Soldier: Regeneration

"Reanimated. Rearmed. The ultimate rematch"
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R1 hr 37 minOct 1st, 2009


17. 'The Best Man' (2023)

When a team of ruthless mercenaries violently seize control of a remote resort hotel, former Special Ops soldiers attending their best friend's wedding must rely only on their wits and training to combat the terrorists and save the hostages held for ransom.


16. 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' (2023)

Black Manta (Yahya Abdul-Mateen II), still driven by the need to avenge his father's death and wielding the power of the mythic Black Trident, will stop at nothing to take Aquaman (Jason Momoa) down once and for all. To defeat him, Aquaman must turn to his imprisoned brother Orm (Patrick Wilson), the former King of Atlantis, to forge an unlikely alliance in order to save the world from irreversible destruction.


15. 'Expend4bles' (2023)

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as “Easy Day”, Megan Fox as “Gina”, Dolph Lundgren as “Gunner Jensen,” Jacob Scipio as “Galan” Andy Garcia as “Marsh” in 'Expend4bles.'

(L to R) Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson as “Easy Day”, Megan Fox as “Gina”, Dolph Lundgren as “Gunner Jensen,” Jacob Scipio as “Galan” Andy Garcia as “Marsh” in 'Expend4bles.' Copyright: EX4 Productions, Inc. 2022.

A new generation of stars join the world’s top action stars for an adrenaline-fueled adventure in 'Expend4bles.' Reuniting as the team of elite mercenaries, Jason Statham, Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone are joined for the first time by Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Megan Fox, Tony Jaa, Iko Uwais, Jacob Scipio, Levy Tran, and Andy Garcia. Armed with every weapon they can get their hands on and the skills to use them, The Expendables are the world’s last line of defense and the team that gets called when all other options are off the table. But new team members with new styles and tactics are going to give “new blood” a whole new meaning.

Expend4bles

"They'll die when they're dead."
63
R1 hr 43 minSep 22nd, 2023
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14. 'Johnny Mnemonic' (1995)

In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant's safety limits—and will kill him if the data is not removed in time—but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life.

Johnny Mnemonic

Johnny Mnemonic

"The hottest data on earth. In the coolest head in town."
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R1 hr 37 minMay 26th, 1995
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13. 'Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning' (2012)

After his wife and daughter are murdered in a home invasion, a widower named John (Scott Adkins) now finds himself up against an army of Universal Soldiers in relentless pursuit, led by a mysterious leader who promises to set UniSols free from their conditioning.


12. 'A View to a Kill' (1985)

A newly-developed microchip designed by Zorin Industries for the British Government that can survive the electromagnetic radiation caused by a nuclear explosion has landed in the hands of the KGB. James Bond (Roger Moore) must find out how and why. His suspicions soon lead him to big industry leader Max Zorin (Christopher Walken) who forms a plan to destroy his only competition in Silicon Valley by triggering a massive earthquake in the San Francisco Bay.

A View to a Kill

A View to a Kill

"Has James Bond finally met his match?"
62
PG2 hr 11 minMay 24th, 1985
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11. 'The Expendables' (2010)

Barney Ross (Sylvester Stallone) leads a band of highly skilled mercenaries including knife enthusiast Lee Christmas (Jason Statham), a martial arts expert Yin Yang (Jet Li), heavy weapons specialist Hale Caesar (Terry Crews), demolitionist Toll Road (Randy Couture), and a loose-cannon sniper Gunner Jensen (Lundgren). When the group is commissioned by the mysterious Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) to assassinate the dictator of a small South American island, Barney and Lee visit the remote locale to scout out their opposition and discover the true nature of the conflict engulfing the city.

The Expendables

The Expendables

"Choose your weapon."
62
R1 hr 43 minAug 3rd, 2010
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10. 'Wanted Man' (2024)

Aaron McPherson as “Hilts,” Kelsey Grammer as “Brynner” and Dolph Lundgren as “Johansen” in the action thriller, 'Wanted Man,' a Quiver Distribution release.

(L to R) Aaron McPherson as “Hilts,” Kelsey Grammer as “Brynner” and Dolph Lundgren as “Johansen” in the action thriller, 'Wanted Man,' a Quiver Distribution release. Photo courtesy of Quiver Distribution.

Johansen (Lundgren) is an aging detective, whose outdated policing methods have given the department a recent public relations problem. To save his job, he is sent to Mexico to extradite a female witness (Christina Villa) to the murders of two DEA agents. Once there, he finds not only his old opinions challenged, but that bad hombres on both sides of the border are now gunning for him and his witness.

Wanted Man

"Some borders are better not crossed."
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Not Yet Rated1 hr 25 minFeb 1st, 2024
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9. 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' (2022)

A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru (Steve Carell) hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them, with the backup of his followers, the Minions.


8. 'The Expendables 3' (2014)

Barney (Sylvester Stallone), Christmas (Jason Statham) and the rest of the team comes face-to-face with Conrad Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who years ago co-founded The Expendables with Barney. Stonebanks subsequently became a ruthless arms trader and someone who Barney was forced to kill… or so he thought. Stonebanks, who eluded death once before, now is making it his mission to end The Expendables -- but Barney has other plans. Barney decides that he has to fight old blood with new blood, and brings in a new era of Expendables team members, recruiting individuals who are younger, faster and more tech-savvy. The latest mission becomes a clash of classic old-school style versus high-tech expertise in the Expendables’ most personal battle yet.

The Expendables 3

"New team. New attitude. New mission."
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PG-132 hr 6 minAug 15th, 2014
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7. 'Universal Soldier' (1992)

An American soldier (Jean-Claude Van Damme) who had been killed during the Vietnam War is revived 25 years later by the military as a semi-android, UniSols, a high-tech soldier of the future. After the failure of the initiative to erase all the soldier's memories, he begins to experience flashbacks that are forcing him to recall his past.

Universal Soldier

Universal Soldier

"Almost human. Almost perfect. Almost under control."
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R1 hr 42 minJul 10th, 1992
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6. 'Aquaman' (2018)

Once home to the most advanced civilization on Earth, Atlantis is now an underwater kingdom ruled by the power-hungry King Orm (Patrick Wilson). With a vast army at his disposal, Orm plans to conquer the remaining oceanic people and then the surface world. Standing in his way is Arthur Curry (Jason Momoa), Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

Aquaman

"Home is calling."
69
PG-132 hr 23 minDec 21st, 2018
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5.'Creed II' (2018)

Dolph Lundgren stars as Ivan Drago and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in 'Creed II,'

(L to R) Dolph Lundgren stars as Ivan Drago and Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa in 'Creed II,' a Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures film.
Photo: Barry Wetcher / Metro Goldwyn Mayer Pictures / Warner Bros. Pictures.
© 2018 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc. and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
All Rights Reserved.

Between personal obligations and training for his next big fight against an opponent with ties to his family's past, Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) is up against the challenge of his life.

Creed II

"There's more to lose than a title."
70
PG-132 hr 10 minNov 14th, 2018


4. 'The Expendables 2' (2012)

Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone in 'The Expendables 2.'

(L to R) Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and Sylvester Stallone in 'The Expendables 2.' Photo: Lionsgate.

Mr. Church (Bruce Willis) reunites the Expendables for what should be an easy paycheck, but when one of their men is murdered on the job, their quest for revenge puts them deep in enemy territory and up against an unexpected threat.

The Expendables 2

"Back for War."
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R1 hr 43 minAug 8th, 2012


3. 'The Punisher' (1989)

Dolph Lundgren as Francis "Frank" Castle in 1989's 'The Punisher.'

(Right) Dolph Lundgren as Francis "Frank" Castle in 1989's 'The Punisher.' Photo: Live Entertainment.

The avenging angel of Marvel Comics fame comes brilliantly to life in this searing action-adventure thriller! Lundgren stars as Frank Castle, a veteran cop who loses his entire family to a mafia car bomb. His ex-partner believes Castle survived the blast and became the Punisher, living in the sewers and exacting vigilante violence against mob bosses throughout the city. When the populace is caught in the midst of a gang war that he caused, Castle must again emerge from the shadows and save the innocent.

The Punisher

The Punisher

"If society won't punish the guilty, he will."
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R1 hr 29 minOct 5th, 1989

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2. 'Masters of the Universe' (1987)

Dolph Lundgren as He-Man in 1987's 'Masters of the Universe.'

(Left) Dolph Lundgren as He-Man in 1987's 'Masters of the Universe.' Photo: The Cannon Group.

The world of Eternia in the aftermath of Skeletor's (Frank Langella) war on Castle Grayskull, which he has won after seizing Grayskull and the surrounding city using a cosmic key developed by the locksmith Gwildor (Billy Barty). The Sorceress (Christina Pickles) is now Skeletor's prisoner and he begins to drain her life-force as he waits for the moon of Eternia to align with the Great Eye of the Universe that will bestow god-like power upon him.

Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe

"A battle fought in the stars...now comes to Earth."
57
PG1 hr 46 minAug 7th, 1987


1. 'Rocky IV' (1985)

Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren in 1985's 'Rocky IV.'

(L to R) Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lundgren in 1985's 'Rocky IV.'

Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago (Lundgren), a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Rocky IV

Rocky IV

"He's facing the ultimate challenge. And fighting for his life."
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PG-131 hr 31 minNov 11th, 2021