A cursory glance at Channing Tatum would have you pegging him as just another Hollywood hunk. However, do not be deceived as the Alabama native is not just a talented actor but also a skilled singer and dancer. Tatum has since parlayed all three skills into establishing himself as one of the biggest movies stars in contemporary Hollywood. Would you like to embark on a Channing Tatum movie marathon? Then, we have got some of his best, and worst projects below.
10 Channing Tatum Movies and TV Shows Rated From Best To Worst
1. 21 Jump Street
Production budget – $54.7 million
Box office – $201 million
If you fancy action films with a healthy dose of comedy thrown in, then this Channing Tatum movie is for you. 21 Jump Street revolves around Schmidt and Jenko, two cops who are forced to relieve their school days after going undercover as high schoolers in order to bust a drug ring. 21 Jump Street featured Jonah Hill as Schmidt while Tatum portrayed Jenko. The movie was a box office hit and has spurned at least two sequels. It also fetched Tatum the award for best comedy actor at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards.
2. Magic Mike
Production budget – $7 million
Box office – $167.2 million
If there is one Channing Tatum movie that should be on your must-see list, then it is definitely Magic Mike. Magic Mike is a 2012 comedy/drama which tells the story of Mike, a handyman by day and a sexy male stripper by night. Magic Mike featured the likes of Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello while Tatum portrayed the leading role of Mike. The movie was both a critical and commercial success, grossing $167 million on a budget of just $7 million. Tatum also received several award nominations including best musical moment at the MTV Movie & TV Awards.
3. The Vow
Production budget – $30 million
Box office – $196.1 million
The vow is the Channing Tatum movie which saw him depart from his usual action fare to a more dramatic role. The 2012 film revolved around Paige and Leo, two newlyweds whose marital bliss is shattered after an accident leaves Paige in a coma. Paige has no recollection of her husband or marriage but Leo vows to never let go. The Vow featured Tatum as Leo while Rachael McAdams portrayed Paige. The movie received mixed reviews but performed excellently at the cinemas.
4. White House Down
Production budget – $150 million
Box office – $205 million
White House Down is a 2013 thriller/drama in which Tatum plays the role of Cale, a capitol police officer who is denied his dream job of being in the president’s protection detail. Cale is later forced to come to the rescue after a military group overruns the White House. White House Down featured the likes of Jamie Foxx and Maggie Gyllenhaal while Tatum portrayed the role of Cale. The movie was criticised for its clichéd storyline but was still a box office blockbuster.
5. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
Production budget – $175 million
Box office – $302.5 million
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a 2009 sci-fi/thriller about a team of elite soldiers who troubleshoot problems around the world. In this instalment, the team takes on a corrupt arms dealer as well as the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organisation. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra featured the likes of Tatum, Sienna Miller, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The movie was mostly panned by the critics but was still a box office hit.
6. The Foxcatcher
Production budget – $24 million
Box office – $19.2 million
The Foxcatcher is a 2014 biopic drama/thriller about John Du Pont, a wealthy boxing enthusiast who recruits two Olympic gold medallists, brothers – Mark and David, to help prepare the US wrestling team for future competitions. Du Pont, however, manipulates both brothers and all three end up in an unspeakable tragedy. The Foxcatcher featured the likes of Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo while Tatum portrayed Mark. The movie received several Oscar nominations and won the special distinction award at the Independent Spirit Awards.
Production budget – $23 million
Box office – $33.4 million
Haywire is a 2011 action/thriller which follows Mallory Kane, an elite secret service agent who is betrayed and left for dead by her organisation. Mallory subsequently fights back against her detractors. Haywire featured the likes of Gina Carano and Ewan McGregor while Tatum portrayed Aaron, one of Mallory’s colleagues. The movie received positive reviews and also did well at the cinemas.
8. CSI Miami
Before becoming the big movie star that we all adore today, Channing Tatum actually got his debut screen appearance on the TV series, CSI: Miami. CSI: Miami is a police procedural which follows a team of Florida-based forensic investigators as they utilize cutting-edge technology, and old-fashioned police work, to solve crimes. Tatum appeared in an episode of CSI: Miami, portraying the role of Bob Davenport, in 2004.
9. Step Up
Production budget – $12 million
Box office – $114.2 million
Step Up is another Channing Tatum movie which was a commercial success but a critical miss. The 2006 drama revolved around Tyler, a troubled youth who is sentenced to mopping floors at an art school. During this community service, Tyler encounters Nora, a gifted ballet student who is trying to incorporate hip-hop into her classical routines. Tyler and Nora strike up a dancing partnership as the sparks eventually fly. Step Up featured Jenna Dewan as Nora while Tatum portrayed Tyler. The movie was an overwhelming commercial success but failed to impress the critics. Step Up has a score of 20% on rotten tomatoes.
10. Jupiter Ascending
Production budget – $176- $200 million
Box office – $184 million
Jupiter Ascending is a 2015 sci-fi/fantasy which revolves around Jupiter Jones, a lady who is supposedly destined for greatness but endures a mundane existence as a cleaner. Her fortune later changes when a genetically-engineered hunter, Caine, arrives earth to locate her. Jupiter Ascending featured Mila Kunis as Jupiter while Tatum portrayed the role of Caine. The movie was a critical and commercial failure, and Tatum received a Golden Raspberry nomination for worst actor.