Jason Momoa on the set of 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.'

Jason Momoa on the set of 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom.' Photo courtesy of Jason Momoa's Instagram account.

Jason Momoa is one of the most popular actors working today.

Momoa first gained attention for playing Khal Drogo on HBO's 'Game of Thrones,' and would go on to play the first big screen version of Aquaman in the DCEU movies 'Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,' 'Justice League,' 'Aquaman,' and 'The Flash.'

The actor has also appeared in such popular films as 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part,' 'Dune' and 'Fast X.' His new film, 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' opens in theaters on December 22nd and marks the final film in the DCEU continuity.

In honor of the new sequel, Moviefone is counting down the 20 best movies of Jason Momoa's career, including his latest.

Let's begin!


20. 'Once Upon a Time in Venice' (2017)

Jason Momoa in 'Once Upon a Time in Venice.'

Jason Momoa in 'Once Upon a Time in Venice.' Photo: RLJ Entertainment.

Steve Ford (Bruce Willis) is a private detective in Venice Beach, Calif., who's good with the ladies, bad with the punches and wild about his dog Buddy. When local thugs steal Buddy, Ford turns to Spyder (Momoa), their devious leader, and forges an unlikely alliance. With help from his best friend (John Goodman), Steve pulls out the big guns to retrieve Spyder's stolen cash and cocaine and save Buddy.

Once Upon a Time in Venice

"Never mess with a man's dog"
52
R1 hr 34 minJun 16th, 2017


19. 'Johnson Family Vacation' (2004)

Nate Johnson (Cedric the Entertainer), a Los Angeles man estranged from his wife (Vanessa Williams) and three children, decides to reconnect with his family by taking them with him on a road trip to Missouri for a big family reunion.

Johnson Family Vacation

"Take the ride"
55
PG131 hr 37 minApr 7th, 2004


18. 'The Bad Batch' (2016)

Arlen (Suki Waterhouse) is sent to a fenced-off wasteland where undesirables are exiled to when she is kidnapped by a group of cannibals. She escapes and ends up on a journey to reunite a missing girl with her father.

The Bad Batch

"Don’t play with your food."
53
R1 hr 59 minJun 23rd, 2017


17. 'Justice League' (2017)

Fuelled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) assemble a team of metahumans consisting of Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), Arthur Curry (Momoa) and Victor Stone (Ray Fisher) to face the catastrophic threat of Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) and the Parademons who are on the hunt for three Mother Boxes on Earth.

Justice League

"You can't save the world alone."
61
PG-132 hrNov 17th, 2017


16. 'Braven' (2018)

A logger (Momoa) defends his family from a group of dangerous drug runners.

Braven

Braven

"They threatened his world. He will destroy theirs."
62
R1 hr 34 minFeb 2nd, 2018
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15. 'Sweet Girl' (2021)

Isabela Merced and Jason Momoa in 'Sweet Girl.'

(L to R) Isabela Merced and Jason Momoa in 'Sweet Girl.' Photo: Netflix.

A man (Momoa) vows to bring justice to those responsible for his wife's (Adria Arjona) death while protecting the only family he has left, his daughter (Isabela Merced).

Sweet Girl

"Family fights as one."
66
R1 hr 50 minAug 20th, 2021


14. 'Road to Paloma' (2014)

While Native American Robert Wolf (Momoa) is being pursued by the FBI for having taken the law into his own hands, when his mother was raped and killed on their reservation he crosses paths with Cash (Robert Homer Mollohan), a down and out musician who is coping with the end of his marriage. An unlikely friendship develops, as they ride together towards the Teton mountain range, where Wolf will spread his mothers ashes.

Road to Paloma

Road to Paloma

"On the road On the run"
60
R1 hr 31 minApr 12th, 2014


13. 'Debug' (2014)

Six young computer hackers sent to work on a derelict space freighter, are forced to match wits with a vengeful artificial intelligence that would kill to be human.

Debug

"Evil can't be deleted."
43
PG-131 hr 26 minNov 3rd, 2014


12. 'Wolves' (2014)

The coming-of-age story of Cayden Richards (Lucas Till). Forced to hit the road after the murder of his parents, Cayden wanders lost without purpose... Until he meets a certifiable lunatic named Wild Joe (John Piper-Ferguson) who sets him on a path to the ominous town of Lupine Ridge to hunt down the truths of his history. But in the end| who's really hunting whom?

Wolves

Wolves

"Unleash the beast"
59
R1 hr 30 minNov 14th, 2014


11. 'The Flash' (2023)

When his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod (Michael Shannon) has returned and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. In order to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry's only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

The Flash

"Worlds collide."
67
PG-132 hr 24 minJun 16th, 2023
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10. 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom' (2023)

Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release.

(L to R) Jason Momoa as Aquaman and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II as Black Manta in Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure 'Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo Credit: Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures / ™ & © DC Comics. Copyright: © 2023 Warner Bros. Ent. All Rights Reserved. TM & © DC.

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 (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.


9. 'Slumberland' (1995)

Marlow Barkley and Jason Momoa in 'Slumberland.'

(L to R) Marlow Barkley and Jason Momoa in 'Slumberland.' Photo: Netflix.

Slumberland takes audiences to a magical new place, a dreamworld where precocious Nemo (Marlow Barkley) and her eccentric companion Flip (Momoa) embark on the adventure of a lifetime. After her father Peter (Kyle Chandler) is unexpectedly lost at sea, young Nemo's idyllic Pacific Northwest existence is completely upended when she is sent to live in the city with her well-meaning but deeply awkward uncle Phillip (Chris O'Dowd). Her new school and new routine are challenging by day but at night, a secret map to the fantastical world of Slumberland connects Nemo to Flip, a rough-around-the-edges but lovable outlaw who quickly becomes her partner and guide. She and Flip soon find themselves on an incredible journey traversing dreams and fleeing nightmares, where Nemo begins to hope that she will be reunited with her father once again.

Slumberland

"Every adventure begins with a dream."
74
PG1 hr 57 minNov 18th, 2022
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8. 'Bullet to the Head' (2013)

Sylvester Stallone in 'Bullet to the Head.'

Sylvester Stallone in 'Bullet to the Head.' Photo: Warner Bros.

After watching their respective partners die, a cop (Sung Kang) and a hitman (Sylvester Stallone) form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy (Momoa).

Bullet to the Head

"Revenge Never Gets Old."
56
R1 hr 32 minFeb 1st, 2013


7. 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' (2019)

2019's 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.'

2019's 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.' Photo: Warner Bros.

It's been five years since everything was awesome and the citizens are facing a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space, wrecking everything faster than they can rebuild.


6. 'Conan the Barbarian' (2011)

Jason Momoa in 'Conan the Barbarian.'

Jason Momoa in 'Conan the Barbarian.' Photo: Lionsgate.

A quest that begins as a personal vendetta for the fierce Cimmerian warrior soon turns into an epic battle against hulking rivals, horrific monsters, and impossible odds, as Conan (Momoa) realizes he is the only hope of saving the great nations of Hyboria from an encroaching reign of supernatural evil.

Conan the Barbarian

Conan the Barbarian

"Enter an age undreamed of"
53
R1 hr 53 minAug 19th, 2011
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5. 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' (2016)

Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.'

(L to R) Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.' Photo: Warner Bros.

Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis’s most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman (Ben Affleck) and Superman (Henry Cavill) at war with one another, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it’s ever known before.


4. 'Fast X' (2023)

Jason Momoa as Dante in 'Fast X', directed by Louis Leterrier.

Jason Momoa as Dante in 'Fast X', directed by Louis Leterrier.

Over many missions and against impossible odds, Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family have outsmarted, out-nerved and outdriven every foe in their path. Now, they confront the most lethal opponent they've ever faced: A terrifying threat emerging from the shadows of the past who's fueled by blood revenge, and who is determined to shatter this family and destroy everything—and everyone—that Dom loves, forever.

Fast X

"The end of the road begins."
71
PG-132 hr 22 minMay 19th, 2023
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3. 'Zack Snyder's Justice League' (2021)

Jason Momoa in 'Zack Snyder's Justice League.'

Jason Momoa in 'Zack Snyder's Justice League.' Photo: Warner Bros.

Determined to ensure Superman's (Henry Cavill) ultimate sacrifice was not in vain, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) aligns forces with Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) with plans to recruit a team of metahumans to protect the world from an approaching threat of catastrophic proportions. The task proves more difficult than Bruce imagined, as each of the recruits must face the demons of their own pasts to transcend that which has held them back, allowing them to come together, finally forming an unprecedented league of heroes. Now united, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman (Momoa), Cyborg (Ray Fisher), and The Flash (Ezra Miller) may be too late to save the planet from Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), DeSaad (Peter Guinness), and Darkseid (Ray Porter) and their dreadful intentions.


2. 'Dune' (2021)

Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho in 'Dune.' Photo: Warner Bros.

Jason Momoa as Duncan Idaho in 'Dune.' Photo: Warner Bros.

Paul Atreides (Timothée Chalamet), a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people. As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet's exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence-a commodity capable of unlocking humanity's greatest potential-only those who can conquer their fear will survive.

Dune

"It begins."
78
PG-132 hr 35 minOct 22nd, 2021
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1. 'Aquaman' (2018)

Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in 'Aquaman.'

(L to R) Jason Momoa and Amber Heard in 'Aquaman.' Photo: Warner Bros.

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 (Momoa), Orm's half-human, half-Atlantean brother and true heir to the throne.

Aquaman

"Home is calling."
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PG-132 hr 23 minDec 21st, 2018
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