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Best Michael Peña Movies 

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Updated February 18, 2020 362 votes 64 voters 2.5k views 45 items

List of the best Michael Peña movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Michael Peña's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Michael Peña movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Michael Peña movies will be at the top of the list. Michael Peña has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Michael Peña movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Michael Peña films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Ant-Man, End of Watch, American Hustle, and Crash.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Michael Peña movies?" and "What are the greatest Michael Peña roles of all time?"

If you think the best Michael Peña role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Michael Peña performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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Anna Kendrick, Jake Gyllenhaal, America Ferrera

Released: 2012

Directed by: David Ayer

End of Watch is a 2012 American drama thriller film written and directed by David Ayer. It stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña as Brian Taylor and Miguel Zavala, two Los Angeles Police ...more

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Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly

Released: 2015

Directed by: Peyton Reed

Ant-Man is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed, based on the Marvel Comics character. Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in ...more

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Mark Wahlberg, Kate Mara, Rhona Mitra

Released: 2007

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

Shooter is a 2007 American conspiracy action thriller film directed by Antoine Fuqua based on the novel Point of Impact by Stephen Hunter. The film concerns a former U.S. Marine Scout Sniper, ...more

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Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

Released: 2014

Directed by: David Ayer

Fury is a 2014 American film directed by David Ayer. A grizzled tank commander (Brad Pitt) makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

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Dax Shepard, Michael Peña, Rosa Salazar

Released: 2017

Directed by: Dax Shepard

CHiPs is a 2017 action comedy buddy cop film written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on the 1970s television series of the same name. Two middle-aged LA motorcycle cops, Officer Jon Baker ...more

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Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig

Released: 2015

Directed by: Ridley Scott

The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by Andy Weir. An astronaut (Matt Damon) becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him gone, and must ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser, Ludacris

Released: 2004

Directed by: Paul Haggis

This movie is a 2004 ensemble drama film co-written, produced, and directed by Paul Haggis. The film is about racial and social tensions in Los Angeles, California. A self-described ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

Released: 2013

Directed by: David O. Russell

American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and ...more

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Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley

Released: 2016

Directed by: David Frankel

Collateral Beauty is a 2016 American drama film directed by David Frankel and written by Allan Loeb. When a successful New York advertising executive (Will Smith) suffers from a great tragedy, ...more

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Theo James, Stephanie Sigman, Alexander Skarsgård

Released: 2016

Directed by: John Michael McDonagh

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Rosario Dawson, John Malkovich, America Ferrera

Released: 2014

Directed by: Diego Luna

Cesar Chavez is a 2014 American biopic film produced and directed by Diego Luna about the life of American labor leader César Chávez, who cofounded the United Farm Workers. The ...more
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Nicolas Cage, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Maria Bello

Released: 2006

Directed by: Oliver Stone

World Trade Center is a 2006 disaster drama film directed by Oliver Stone and based on the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center. It stars Nicolas Cage, Maria Bello, Michael ...more

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Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Bryan Cranston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brad Furman

The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 American thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by Michael Connelly, starring Matthew McConaughey, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy and Marisa Tomei. ...more

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Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank

Released: 2004

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Million Dollar Baby is a 2004 American sports drama film directed, co-produced and scored by Clint Eastwood, and starring Eastwood, Hilary Swank and Morgan Freeman. This film is about an ...more

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Kate Upton, Eddie Murphy, Joan Rivers

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brett Ratner

This film is a 2011 American comedy film directed by Brett Ratner. The plot follows Josh Kovaks (Ben Stiller), Charlie Gibbs (Casey Affleck) and Enrique Dev'reaux (Michael Peña), ...more

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Orlando Bloom, Taraji P. Henson, J.K. Simmons

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lance Daly

The Good Doctor is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Lance Daly, and starring Orlando Bloom as the eponymous "good doctor".
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Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

30 Minutes or Less is a 2011 American action comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer starring Jesse Eisenberg, Danny McBride, Aziz Ansari and Nick Swardson. It is produced by Columbia Pictures ...more
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Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Babel is a 2006 American-Mexican-French drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga, starring an ensemble cast. The film portrays ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Nicolas Cage, Robert Duvall

Released: 2000

Directed by: Dominic Sena

Gone in 60 Seconds is a 2000 American action film, starring Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, Giovanni Ribisi, Christopher Eccleston, Robert Duvall, Vinnie Jones, and Will Patton. The film was ...more

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Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling

Released: 2013

Directed by: Ruben Fleischer

This film is a 2013 American film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn. The story is ...more

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Lauren Bacall, Dan Aykroyd, Jack Lemmon

Released: 1996

Directed by: Peter Segal

My Fellow Americans is a 1996 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and James Garner as feuding ex-presidents. Dan Aykroyd, Lauren Bacall, Esther Rolle, John Heard, Wilford Brimley, Bradley ...more
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Orlando Bloom, Billie Piper, Michael Peña

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alex De Rakoff

The Calcium Kid is a British mockumentary comedy film which was released in 2004. It stars Orlando Bloom as a milkman and amateur boxer. Billie Piper and Michael Peña are also featured. ...more
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Michelle Rodriguez, Bridget Moynahan, Shaffer Smith

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan Liebesman

Battle: Los Angeles is a 2011 American military science fiction film directed by Jonathan Liebesman. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by Chris Bertolini. The film is set in ...more

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The Mule Clint Eastwood, Bradley Cooper, Michael Peña

Released: 2018

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

The Mule is a 2018 American crime film directed by Clint Eastwood. Leo Sharp (Clint Eastwood), a 90-year-old horticulturist and WWII veteran, is caught transporting $3 million worth of cocaine ...more
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Michael Peña, Lucy Hale, Maggie Q

Released: 2020

Directed by: Jeff Wadlow

Fantasy Island is a 2020 American supernatural horror film directed by Jeff Wadlow, based on the 1970s television series. The mysterious Mr. Roarke (Michael Peña) grants the fantasies of ...more