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The Best Dolph Lundgren Movies

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List of the best Dolph Lundgren movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. After his breakout role as Drago in Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren has become one of Hollywood's most popular action stars. Dolph Lundgren'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 Dolph Lundgren movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Dolph Lundgren movies will be at the top of the list. Dolph Lundgren has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Dolph Lundgren movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Dolph Lundgren films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

List films include Universal Soldier, The Expendables and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Dolph Lundgren movies?" and "What are the greatest Dolph Lundgren roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Lundgren's combat moves, you might also enjoy our list of best Sylvester Stallone movies and best Arnold Schwarzenegger movies.


  • 1

    Universal Soldier

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren


    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    Universal Soldier is a 1992 American science fiction action film directed by Roland Emmerich. The film stars Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren as soldiers who kill each other in Vietnam but...  more
  • 2

    Rocky IV

    Sylvester Stallone, James Brown


    Directed bySylvester Stallone

    Rocky IV is a 1985 American sports film written and directed by Sylvester Stallone, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Dolph Lundgren, Burt Young, Talia Shire, Carl Weathers, Tony...  more

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  • 3

    The Expendables

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone


    Directed bySylvester Stallone

    The Expendables is a 2010 American ensemble action film written by David Callaham and Sylvester Stallone, and directed by Stallone, who also starred in the lead role. The film co-stars Jason Statham,...  more

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  • 4

    The Expendables 2

    Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham


    Directed bySimon West

    The Expendables 2 is a 2012 American action film directed by Simon West, and the sequel to the 2010 film. After one of their own's life is taken, the mercenary group set out for revenge against rival...  more

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  • 5

    The Shooter

    Dolph Lundren, John Ashton


    Directed byTed Kotcheff

    The Shooter also known as Hidden Assassin is a 1995 American action drama directed by Ted Kotcheff and starring Dolph Lundgren as a United States Marshall who gets caught up in politics when he is...  more
  • 6

    Red Scorpion

    Dolph Lundren, M. Emmet Walsh


    Directed byJoseph Zito

    Nikolai (Dolph Lundgren) is an undercover Soviet agent. Assigned to put down a rebel African uprising, Nikolai is drawn to the guerillas’ cause, a betrayal that enrages his superiors, who order his...  more
  • 7

    Masters of the Universe

    Courteney Cox, Dolph Lundren


    Directed byGary Goddard

    Masters of the Universe is a 1987 American science fantasy film directed by Gary Goddard and starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella, Jon Cypher, Chelsea Field, Billy Barty and Courteney Cox. It is...  more

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  • 8

    Showdown in Little Tokyo

    Tia Carrere, Brandon Lee


    Directed byMark L. Lester

    Showdown in Little Tokyo is a 1991 American action film directed by Mark L. Lester, and starring Dolph Lundgren and Brandon Lee. This was Brandon Lee's first American film role. The film was released...  more

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  • 9

    The Punisher

    Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett


    Directed byMark Goldblatt

    The Punisher is a 1989 Australian-American action film directed by Mark Goldblatt and starring Dolph Lundgren. It is based on the Marvel Comics' character of the same name. The film changes many...  more

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  • 10

    Dark Angel

    Gina Torres, Dolph Lundren


    Directed byRobert Iscove, Craig R. Baxley

    I Come in Peace is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Craig R. Baxley, and starring Dolph Lundgren, Brian Benben, Betsy Brantley and Matthias Hues. The film was released in the...  more
  • 11

    Men of War

    Dolph Lundren, Charlotte Lewis


    Directed byPerry Lang

    Men of War is a 1994 action film directed by Perry Lang, written by John Sayles, and revised by Ethan Reiff and Cyrus Voris. It stars Dolph Lundgren as Nick Gunar, a former Special Ops soldier who...  more
  • 12

    The Mechanik

    Dolph Lundren, Ben Cross


    Directed byDolph Lundren

    The Mechanik is a 2005 action film starring, co-written and directed by Dolph Lundgren, co-written by Bryan Edward Hill and co-starring Ben Cross....  more
  • 13

    Silent Trigger

    Dolph Lundren, Gina Bellman


    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

    Silent Trigger is a 1996 film directed by Russell Mulcahy starring Dolph Lundgren and Gina Bellman about a sniper and his female spotter. Lundgren plays a former hitman sent on a mission by a...  more
  • 14

    Universal Soldiers: Regeneration

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundren


    Directed byJohn Hyams

    Universal Soldier: Regeneration is a 2009 action film being the third theatrically released film in the Universal Soldier feature film series. It is directed by John Hyams with the screenplay written...  more
  • 15

    Stash House

    Dolph Lundren, Briana Evigan


    Directed byEduardo Rodriguez

    Stash House is a 2012 thriller film written by Gary Spinelli and directed by Eduardo Rodriguez....  more
  • 16

    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning

    Jean-Claude Van Damme, Roy Jones Jr.


    Directed byJohn Hyams

    Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning is a 2012 American science fiction action film written, edited and directed by John Hyams, and starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins and Dolph Lundgren. A...  more
  • 17

    Bridge of Dragons

    Dolph Lundren, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa


    Directed byIsaac Florentine

    Bridge of Dragons is a 1999 American romantic Sci-fi action film directed by Isaac Florentine, and starring Dolph Lundgren as a cold and tough mercenary. It co-stars Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, who...  more
  • 18


    Dolph Lundren, Fred Williamson


    Directed byJohn Woo

    Blackjack, also known as John Woo’s Blackjack is a 1998 TV action film or more specifically a backdoor pilot directed by John Woo. Dolph Lundgren stars as a former US Marshal turned detective and...  more
  • 19

    Command Performance

    Dolph Lundren, Melissa Molinaro


    Directed byDolph Lundren

    Command Performance is a 2009 American action film written and directed by Dolph Lundgren, who also starred in the film. The film was released on direct-to-DVD in the United States on November 3,...  more
  • 20

    A View to a Kill

    Christopher Walken, Roger Moore


    Directed byJohn Glen

    This film is the fourteenth spy film of the James Bond series, and the seventh and last to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Although the title is adapted from Ian Fleming's...  more

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  • 21

    Cover Up

    Dolph Lundren, Louis Gossett


    Directed byManny Coto

    Cover Up is a 1991 film directed by Manny Coto starring Dolph Lundgren and Louis Gossett Jr.. Coto was hired at the latest stage of pre-production right before filming, after writer / director...  more
  • 22

    Creed II

    Michael B. Jordan, Tessa Thompson


    Directed bySteven Caple Jr.

    Creed II is a 2018 American sports drama film directed by Steven Caple Jr., and a sequel to the 2015 film. Adonis Creed (Michael B. Jordan) tries to seek revenge when he goes toe to toe with the man...  more

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  • 23

    Joshua Tree

    Dolph Lundren, George Segal


    Directed byVic Armstrong

    Joshua Tree, also released as Vanishing Red and Army of One among other names, is a 1993 action film directed by Academy Award and BAFTA-winning stunt coordinator Vic Armstrong, written by Steven...  more
  • 24

    Johnny Mnemonic

    Keanu Reeves, Ice-T


    Directed byRobert Longo

    Johnny Mnemonic is a 1995 Canadian-American cyberpunk action thriller film directed by Robert Longo in his directorial debut. The film stars Keanu Reeves and Dolph Lundgren. The film is based on the...  more

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  • 25

    Missionary Man

    Dolph Lundren, August Schellenberg


    Directed byDolph Lundren

    Missionary Man is a 2007 American action film co-written, directed by and starring Dolph Lundgren....  more