DWAYNE JOHN­SON’S TOP 10 MOVIES

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“Skyscraper” (2018): Though some of its ac­tion se­quences give cred­i­bil­ity a re­ally big stretch, this John­son ve­hi­cle about a security man fight­ing vil­lains in a Hong Kong high-rise that’s ablaze – yes, “Die Hard” meets “The Tow­er­ing In­ferno” – of­fers un­de­ni­able es­capist fun.

“Ju­manji: Wel­come to the Jun­gle” (2017): With his hu­mor go­ing a long way, John­son turns avatar in this very en­joy­able re­vis­it­ing of the board-game­come-to-life story that fu­eled an ear­lier Robin Wil­liams movie.

“The Fate of the Fu­ri­ous” (2017): In their re­turns to the franchise, John­son and Ja­son Statham are so ef­fec­tive as en­e­mies-on-the-run Hobbs and Shaw, a sep­a­rate movie se­ries for the two of them has been launched.

“Moana” (2016): John­son be­came part of the Dis­ney-an­i­ma­tion fam­ily by lend­ing his voice to the shape-shift­ing char­ac­ter Maui in this saga.

“San An­dreas” (2015): Earn­ing his dis­as­ter-movie stripes, John­son is solid as a res­cue-heli­copter pi­lot try­ing to save his ex-wife and daugh­ter from “the big one” when it strikes Cal­i­for­nia.

“Pain & Gain” (2013): John­son rolls with the se­ri­o­comic tone of this true tale about sev­eral Mi­ami body­builders en­meshed in an ex­tor­tion plot.

“Snitch” (2013): Com­bin­ing brawn and heart, John­son plays a novice DEA agent try­ing to get his in­car­cer­ated son off the hook by catch­ing the true bad guys.

“The Game Plan” (2007): An ap­peal­ing John­son plays an NFL vet­eran whose care­free life­style changes rad­i­cally when he learns he has a daugh­ter (Madi­son Pet­tis).

“Grid­iron Gang” (2006): Ably car­ry­ing this true drama on his shoul­ders, John­son plays an ex-foot­ball star who forms a team out of ju­ve­nile delin­quents.

“The Run­down” (2003): Still billed solely as “The Rock” at the time, John­son scored a big hit with this ac­tion-com­edy about a re­trieval mis­sion couched in a treasure hunt in the Ama­zon.

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