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40 Most Memorable Jason Statham Movies Ranked Worst To Best

British tough guy Jason Statham has become a household name and an international action star. As a leading man, Statham has helmed multiple action franchises including the "Transporter," "Mechanic," and most recently the "Meg" series, which will continue with its second installment releasing in 2023. Statham is a key player in the big-name action ensembles of the "Fast & Furious" and "Expendables" franchises, both of which are continuing with "Fast X" and "Expendables 4" in the works.

Though he is now a big-name box office draw, Jason Statham did not at all follow the typical movie star career trajectory. Before getting his start as an actor, Statham led a drastically different life, one which saw him focusing on a career in sports. Football was a focal point for Statham but much more prominent was his career as a professional diver. He competed for several years and was even ranked as the 12th best diver in the world at his peak, via the Mirror. The world of professional sports might be behind him, but Statham still regularly makes use of his impressive physicality on screen in various roles. This list will examine all of Statham's major movie roles and rank them from worst to best based on their aggregated Rotten Tomatoes scores.

40. In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale

"In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale" is Jason Statham's lowest-rated movie on Rotten Tomatoes by a pretty significant margin. This fantasy, action film was left with a bottom-of-the-barrel 4% score after dozens of negative critic reviews. The story follows Jason Statham as a man seeking revenge against a race of evil creatures for killing his son and abducting his wife. Ray Liotta co-stars as the main villain, and the supporting cast also includes the recognizable faces of Jonathan Rhys-Davies, Matthew Lillard, Ron Perlman, Claire Forlani, and Burt Reynolds. Despite the abysmal reception of the film, "In the Name of the King" received two sequels: "In the Name of the King: Two Worlds" in 2011 and "In the Name of the King: The Last Mission" in 2014

The Razzies nominated "In the Name of the King" in five of its unfavorable awards categories, including Worst Picture. Uwe Boll won the dishonor of Worst Director for the pairing of "In the Name of the King" and "Postal," both of which were released in 2007. The name Uwe Boll might be familiar as he is frequently cited as "The world's worst director" and infamously challenged film critics who derided his movies to box him. Four critics took up the challenge, and he knocked them all out, via Cinemablend. Boll has exclusively directed rotten-rated movies and is known for his numerous video game adaptations such as "House of the Dead," "Alone in the Dark," and "Bloodrayne." The aforementioned "Postal" and "In the Name of the King" are also based on video games.

39. 13

The 2010 thriller "13" is another extremely low-rated movie at the very bottom of Jason Statham's filmography. Embarrassingly, "13" couldn't even secure a critic score of 13% on Rotten Tomatoes, instead landing below in the single digits. The film explores an underground gambling ring that revolves around the potentially deadly game of Russian Roulette. Sam Riley stars as the protagonist in one of his first starring roles, but the supporting cast is packed full of bigger names, including Jason Statham, Michael Shannon, Gabby Hoffman, Mickey Rourke, Emmanuelle Chriqui, David Zayaz, Ben Gazzara, Alexander Skarsgård, Ray Winstone, and Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson.

"13" is actually a remake of a French film from 2005 called "13 Tzameti." The film serves as a rare example of the original director returning to helm the remake as well. Géla Babluani wrote and directed both versions of "13," but he was joined by a co-write for the remake in the form of Greg Pruss, who has not written any other feature films. The original French film was much better received by critics and general audiences alike and even earned the coveted certified fresh badge on Rotten Tomatoes. 2010's "13" seems to be an unfortunate case of the material being lost in translation.

38. Turn it Up

After getting his big break into acting with a pair of Guy Ritchie movies in "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "Snatch," Jason Statham's third movie was "Turn it Up." This crime drama is set in the street-level hip-hop scene of Brooklyn, New York. Real-life musician and founder of the Fugees, Pras Michel, stars as diamond, a rapper who aspires to escape his dangerous neighborhood and make it big.

Fellow musician Ja Rule co-stars as Gage, Diamond's close friend and manager. Jason Statham plays a rare antagonist role as Mr. B, a drug dealing gang boss who Diamond and Gage wind up on the wrong side of after stealing $100k. "Turn it Up" places an emphasis on reveling in the action and violence of its crime elements over the drama of its characters, which led to many critics calling the film shallow at best and exploitative at worst. Jessica Winters of The Village Voice criticized the "Turn it Up," writing, "The staging and performances are awkward, the frequent shoot-outs a snore."

37. The One

"The One" showcases another early role from Jason Statham before he became the international leading man he is today. This sci-fi action film finds him playing second—or perhaps third—fiddle to Jet Li in multiple roles as both the hero and villain of the film. The plot incorporates the concept of the multiverse, with different versions of each person existing in several universes simultaneously. The evil version of Jet Li's character is on a murderous rampage through the multiverse, killing every alternate version of himself that he can find and absorbing their power with the intent of becoming the unstoppable "The One." Jason Statham and Delroy Lindo co-star as a pair of Multiverse Agents attempting to stop the rampage.

General audiences on Rotten Tomatoes enjoyed the film considerably more than critics but not enough to land the film a fresh score with either party. Though the concept had potential, "The One" frequently comes off as unintentionally goofy, and the action scenes lack punch. Many criticized this 2001 movie as just another entry in the slew of poor sci-fi actioners that followed in the wake of the massive success of "The Matrix" two years prior. The direction from James Wong was a notable weak point for the film. Wong has only directed rotten-rated films, though he has found much more success writing and producing television shows like "American Horror Story" and "The X-Files."

36. War

Next up is another collaboration between Jet Li and Jason Statham. In the six years between "The One" in 2001 and "War" in 2007, Jason Statham's star-power had skyrocketed, and he was now at an even level with Jet Li as an international action star. "War" was billed as a head-to-head showdown between of cinema's biggest action heroes of the time. Fans of the genre were excited about the film but were largely left feeling disappointed with a story that was somehow both dull and convoluted, and a film that didn't live up to the promised level of action sequences. What little action there is was marred by weak choreography and choppy editing.

Jason Statham plays an FBI agent on the hunt for a notorious assassin, played by Jet Li. Just like the early Jet Li X Jason Statham action film, general audiences on Rotten Tomatoes liked the film more than critics but both parties gave the film rotten scores overall. Jet Li was vocal about his dislike for the director, Philip G. Atwell, and said the movie did not turn out well. Atwell was known as a music video director before making "War" and has not directed a film since.

35. London

2005's "London" is the first movie so far on the list to land a positive score with general audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, though critics still gave it an extremely low score. The film is set in New York (not London) and takes place primarily at a drug-fueled loft party. Chris Evans stars as a man attempting to get back together with his ex, a woman named London, played by Jessica Biel. Jason Statham has a large supporting role as a stranger who does copious amounts of cocaine with Evans and engages in pseudo-intellectual conversations with him.

The supporting cast of "London" includes many recognizable names such as Louis C.K., Isla Fisher, Lina Esco, Dane Cook, and Sophie Monk. The movie was the writing and directorial debut of Hunter Richards, who has not directed a feature film since. Most critics wrote off "London" as a pretentious film full of capable actors wasted on unlikable characters. Famed film critic Roger Ebert gave the film one star and wrote simply in his review, "Bad movie. Ugly movie."

34. Revolver

Jason Statham and writer/director Guy Ritchie both got their starts in the film industry together on "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." The two continued to work together over the years to mostly positive results, but "Revolver" sticks out as the duo's only collaboration to land a rotten critic score on Rotten Tomatoes. The movie was a critical and commercial flop, earning back less than $7 million of its $27 million budget, via Box Office Mojo. Statham and Ritchie didn't work together again for over 15 years.

Statham stars as a recently released convict and gambler who gets wrapped up with violent thugs and loan sharks while dealing with a mystery terminal illness that only gives him three days to live. The plot is messy and convoluted and involves copious amounts of both narration and flashbacks to try and make sense of the jumble. Film critic Peter Hartlaub titled his review of the film "Ritchie's 'Revolver' loses bet with confusing plot" and went on to describe the film as an "onslaught of psychobabble." He also called the movie "patronizingly obvious one minute and impenetrable the next."

33. John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars

John Carpenter is one of the true horror masters but even he has a few rotten movies in his filmography. His lowest-rated film as a director on Rotten Tomatoes is "John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars." The fact that his name is included in the title of his worst movie is an unfortunate state of affairs. Carpenter's typical horror stylings are technically still present but far more emphasis is placed on the action and science fiction elements this time around.

The story is set in the distant future and follows a group of Mars-based police officers tasked with transporting a criminal. They run afoul of the titular "Ghosts of Mars" who possess the locals. The main cast consists of Ice Cube, Natasha Henstridge, Jason Statham, Clea DuVall, and Pam Grier. Carpenter has directed only one additional film since this 2001 flop, the 2010 slasher film "The Ward." Critics agreed that "Ghosts of Mars" did not find John Carpenter working at his prime. Marc Savlov described the film in his review as "like watching a John Carpenter greatest-hits reel done by a rank amateur."

32. Killer Elite

"Killer Elite" boasted an impressive gathering of talent on the cast but failed to deliver on the promised level of action that fans of the genre were looking for. The trio of Jason Statham, Clive Owen, and Robert De Niro headline this action film that claims to be based on a true story, though there is a fair bit of doubt about that claim and about the authenticity of the book it is based on, "The Feather Men," written by Ranulph Fiennes. Ben Mendelsohn, Dominic Purcell, and Yvonne Strahovski round out the supporting cast.

Statham plays the protégé of De Niro, both elite mercenaries who find themselves going up against Owen's character, the leader of a shadowy group of SAS operatives. The large-scale story finds the characters traveling all around the globe but lacked enough thrills and excitement to impress critics or general audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Film critic Nicholas Bell found the action in "Killer Elite" to be serviceable but found the film to be a disappointment otherwise, writing "resoundingly poorly conceived in every other aspect, most notably, the terrible screenplay."

31. Mechanic: Resurrection

2016's "Mechanic: Resurrection" is a sequel to "The Mechanic" from five years earlier. Jason Statham reprises his role as Arthur Bishop, a renowned assassin. Following the events of the first film, Bishop faked his death and absconded to Rio de Janeiro. When someone discovers his true identity, Bishop is forced to carry out three assassinations on different continents. This sequel has hardly anything in common with the first film, which was a remake of a Charles Bronson action film from the 1970s.

The other big names on the cast are Jessica Alba as the kidnapped woman Bishop is in love with, Michelle Yeoh as a friend of Bishop's who runs a resort in Thailand, and Tommy Lee Jones as one of the assassination targets. Film critics were not impressed by the film's story or its action sequences. In his review of the film, Frank Ochieng called it "Woefully repetitive, aimless, strained and riddled with formulaic sharp-shooting shenanigans."

30. Wild Card

"Wild Card" is another Jason Statham movie that landed rotten scores with both critics and general audiences on Rotten Tomatoes, but for the first time on the list, general audiences rated the film even lower than the critics. "Wild Card" was a bit of a reunion between action star Jason Statham and director Simon West, who also directed Statham in "The Mechanic" and in "The Expendables 2." Unlike their other collaborations, "Wild Card" was a massive financial disappointment, bringing in less than $7 million at the box office off of a budget of around $30 million, via IMDb Pro.

This action movie is set in Las Vegas and follows Statham as a gambling addict who works as a bodyguard. Statham winds up in trouble with the mob after seeking revenge on behalf of his friend who was attacked by a gangster. Though the story sounds like a typical, somewhat generic action movie setup, you would be forgiven for expecting more from "Wild Card" given the pedigree of its writer. "Wild Card" was adapted from the 1985 novel "Heat" written by William Goldman. When it came time to write the screenplay, William Goldman was brought on board to adapt his own novel. Goldman was the highly lauded screenwriter of such classics as "The Princess Bride," "All the President's Men," and "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid," the latter two of which won at both the BAFTA and Academy Awards. Unfortunately, you would never guess that such a talented writer was behind "Wild Card." This was William Goldman's final screenplay before passing away three years later.

29. The Expendables 3

"The Expendables 3" is the lowest-rated entry in the ongoing "Expendables" series, which will grow a little bit larger with the upcoming release of "The Expendables 4" in the not-too-distant future. On top of being the lowest-rated, the third entry in this action franchise also gave the weakest performance at the domestic box office, earning less than half of what each of the previous two films brought in, which might explain the long gap between the third and fourth films.

The main Expendables crew returns for their third adventure with a few new notable additions to the cast as well. Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes, Kelsey Grammer, and Ronda Rousey all joined the already massive cast of action stars for the first time. The villain the Expendables face off against this time around is an arms dealer played by Mel Gibson. Some fans of the franchise were off-put by this sequel as it softened the action scenes and language in order to receive a PG-13 rating after the first two films were rated R and featured plenty of bloody violence.

28. Mean Machine

"Mean Machine" is another movie from early on in Jason Statham's career before he had fully adopted the action hero persona. This 2001 sports drama from England concerns a football match between prisoners and prison guards. The film is a remake of the American-made "The Longest Yard" from 1974 (swapping American football for European football) and was notably released just a couple of years before the Adam Sandler-led remake of the same film.

The film was produced by the same team who made the earlier Statham Vehicles "Snatch" and "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," including director Guy Ritchie who was involved with "Mean Machine" as an executive producer. The cast was a major reunion from those earlier films as well as Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Vas Blackwood, Robbie Gee, and Jason Flemyng all starred in "Snatch" and/or "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." The attempt to capture the same magic as those earlier films was somewhat successful with general audiences, but did not work well for film critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

27. Parker

Jason Statham stars in the titular role as "Parker," a professional thief who gets double-crossed by his crew and seeks revenge. "Parker" is a fairly standard action film that mixes in some heist elements to shake up the formula, but not enough to land positive scores with critics or audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Michael Chiklis plays the leader of Parker's old crew in an antagonist role, and Jennifer Lopez has a supporting role in which she teams up with Parker to get revenge.

"Parker" might not be especially weak in any one area but it also doesn't excel in any regard. Most critics found "Parker" too generic and lackluster to be worth watching. If there is any one area that critics frowned on the most, it is the script. Critic Mike Massie called the story "severely lacking in creativity," and Richard Propes of The Independent Critic wrote in his review that "John J. McLaughlin's script is laughably bad."

26. Transporter 3

"Transporter 3" is the lowest-rated entry in the Jason Statham-led "Transporter" trilogy, though the first and second movies also landed rotten ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. The "Transporter" series never fared particularly well with critics, and the 2015 reboot "The Transporter Refueled" with Ed Skrein recast in Statham's role scored even lower ratings from critics and audiences. The story of this sequel again finds Statham's courier character tasked with driving and protecting a woman with ties to dangerous criminals, this time played by Natalya Rudakova. The gimmick for the third "Transporter" film hinges on the bracelets forced onto Statham and Rudakova's characters which will explode if they get too far away from the car.

Louis Leterrier, who directed the first two "Transporter" films, did return for the third film. Taking his place in the director's chair was Olivier Megaton, who has only directed rotten films, including other poorly received action movies like "Columbiana" and the "Taken" sequels. His latest film is part of the elite undesirable club to land a pure 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. "Transporter 3" is actually Megaton's highest-rated film, and some critics were impressed by the action even if the film's other elements were insufficient.

25. Death Race

"Death Race" is a 2008 reboot of 1975's "Death Race 2000" produced by B-movie king Roger Corman. This sci-fi action film is set in the near future where prisoners compete in a deadly armored car race broadcast on television. The winner earns automatic release from prison, so Statham's character agrees to race under the identity of the sport's most famous competitor, the mask-wearing racer Frankenstein, who was played by David Carradine in the 1975 film.

Although "Death Race" might not have fared well with critics, it was successful enough as a reboot to launch a long string of prequels, sequels, and spinoffs over the following decade with the most recent entry, "Death Race: Beyond Anarchy," arriving as recently as 2018. Alongside Jason Statham on the cast were Jason Clarke, Joan Allen, Ian McShane, and Tyrese Gibson, a gathering of actors which led to film critic Brandy McDonnell writing "Paul W.S. Anderson gets a far better cast than he deserves for the crash-and-bang spectacle." Paul W.S. Anderson is another filmmaker who has only directed movies with rotten scores.

24. Homefront

"Homefront" is one of the more generic action films that populate Jason Statham's filmography. Statham stars as a father who settles down with his young daughter in a small, blue-collar town. He winds up on the wrong side of the local drug-dealing gangster, played by James Franco, and has to fall back on his expertise as a former DEA agent to protect his daughter. Straightforward though it may be, the story was adapted from the novel of the same name written by Chuck Logan. The cold Minnesota setting of the novel was swapped for a humid bayou setting for the film adaptation.

Though the film functions as a standalone story, the novel serves as the last of six books in the "Phil Broker" series following the main character played on screen by Statham. Notably, Sylvester Stallone wrote the adapted screenplay for "Homefront" and served as a producer on the film. Stallone and Statham had already worked together on the first two "Expendables" films prior.

23. The Expendables

"The Expendables" brings together some of the film industry's biggest action stars as a team of elite mercenaries who take on deadly missions. Their first outing finds them heading to South America to take out a dictator on secret orders from a CIA operative. The big selling point for "The Expendables" is the cast, which is packed with the likes of Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, Jet Li, Eric Roberts, 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin, Mickey Rourke, and even Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger in a pair of cameo roles.

In addition to starring in the film, Sylvester Stallone also directed and co-wrote "The Expendables" with Dave Callaham, who would go on to write blockbuster movies like "Godzilla," "Wonder Woman 1984," and "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" as well as the two upcoming "Spider-man: Across the Spider-Verse" movies. The first "Expendables" movie might not have fared well with Rotten Tomatoes critics, but audiences enjoyed the film and made it a major box office success, bringing in more than $274 million worldwide, via Box Office Mojo.

22. The Meg

"The Meg" is one of Jason Statham's more recent blockbuster starring roles. A sequel is currently in the works titled "Meg 2: The Trench." "The Meg" is a giant monster movie that offers up the rumored-extinct megalodon as a destructive force after it is discovered lying dormant deep in the Marianas Trench. This 70-foot-long beast is the largest marine predator to ever exist, and Jason Statham's Naval Captain character has a personal investment in the monster after losing his crew members to the creature when first discovering it.

Rain Wilson, Ruby Rose, Page Kennedy, Bingbing Li, Cliff Curtis, and Winston Chao co-star alongside Statham in the lead role. "The Meg" was a moderate success at the domestic box office, but fared far better internationally. The movie brought in more than $150 million from the Chinese box office alone for a staggeringly high total worldwide gross of over $530 million, making it one of the highest-grossing movies of 2018.

21. Blitz

"Blitz" found Jason Statham returning to the English film industry after a stint of starring in Hollywood films. Though it does contain bursts of the action that Statham had become known for by 2011, "Blitz" is more of a crime thriller than a straight-up action film. Statham stars as Brant, a London police officer with a reputation for being especially violent. It's up to him to take down a serial killer who is specifically targeting members of the police force. The rather impressive cast also features Mark Rylance, David Morrissey, Luke Evans, Aiden Gillen, and Paddy Considine.

The story was adapted from the novel of the same name written by Ken Bruen. "Blitz" is actually the fourth in a series of seven books following the Brant character, but the movie stands on its own as a contained story. The adapted screenplay had the distinguished honor of being featured on the Black List in 2007, the yearly roundup of the most popular but unproduced screenplays as voted on by film executives. The screenplay might have impressed many executives, but the ultimate result was a film that didn't impress most critics. In his review for The Guardian, Philip French called the movie "inferior to the police procedurals you can see any night on television."

20. Redemption

"Redemption," also known as "Hummingbird," is a contemplative action film about the traumas caused by war. Jason Statham plays a homeless drug addict who strives for redemption after assuming another man's identity and inserting himself into the middle of organized crime violence on the streets of London. Most critics praised the film's attempt to tell a deeper and more emotional story than the standard action film it aligns itself with, even though it didn't quite stick the landing. Critic Brian Tallerico found the potential of the film promising but unfulfilled, writing, "Redemption nearly works. It's one of those truly frustrating films in that there are numerous scenes & moments that work but Knight can't quite fashion them into a whole that's not a disappointment. But he comes damn close."

"Redemption" was written and directed by Steven Knight, who has an impressive pedigree as a screenwriter with such credits as "Eastern Promises," "Spencer," and "Locke," the latter of which he also directed. "Redemption" and his only other directorial credit "Serenity" sadly fared much worse than his usual screenwriting endeavors and "Locke," both landing rotten scores from critics and audiences. 

19. Transporter 2

The second "Transporter" film fared a bit better with critics than the third installment, but still not well enough to land fresh scores with critics or general audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. This sequel swaps the setting of the original for Miami, Florida. Jason Statham reprises his role as the courier Frank Martin. This time, he's tasked with transporting a young boy whose father is a politician, played by Matthew Modine. Frank's job becomes infinitely more difficult when the child is kidnapped and infected with a contagious virus that his abductors plan to spread en masse.

Also of note on the cast are Jason Flemyng—who Statham worked with previously on "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Snatch," and "Mean Machine"— Keith David, François Berléand, and Kate Nauta as the stand-out antagonist Lola, a dual submachine gun-wielding psychopathic gang leader who has a personal obsession with Frank. The writers of the original "Transporter" film, Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen, returned to write the sequel, and Louis Leterrier returned to the director's chair. Absent, however, was Hong Kong martial arts actor and filmmaker Corey Yuen, who co-directed the first film with Leterrier.

18. The Mechanic

2011's "The Mechanic" is a remake of the Charles Bronson film of the same name from 1972. Both tellings of this story have rotten critic scores on Rotten Tomatoes. Jason Statham stars as an assassin with a knack for making the deaths of his targets look like accidents. After the murder of his mentor, played by Donald Sutherland, Statham's character plots revenge. His mentor's son, played by Ben Foster, also desires revenge for the murder, but he is a far more volatile force and much less experienced than the meticulous assassin, and the two collide.

"The Mechanic" was the first collaboration between star Jason Statham and director Simon West. The two would work together again the following year on "The Expendables 2" and once more in 2015 on "Wild Card." Earlier in his career, West directed other action movies like "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider" and "Con Air." Most critics agreed that "The Mechanic" wasn't anything too awful but that it failed to impress or stand out in any meaningful way. Rafer Guzman of Newsday called it "a tough-guy movie for wimps," and Roger Ebert asked about the generic story, "what's the point?"

17. The Transporter

The first "Transporter" film from 2002 fared the best out of the entire "Transporter" franchise, but even the highest-rated outing of the series still landed a marginally rotten score from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. At least general audiences enjoyed the film enough to earn it a fresh score. Set in the French Mediterranean, "The Transporter" sees Statham taking on the role of the ex-special forces courier for the first time. The tough and strict courier breaks his personal code of conduct upon learning that the latest package he has been hired to transport is an abducted woman, landing them both in danger.

"The Transporter" was co-written by the screenwriting team of Robert Mark Kamen and Luc Besson, who would return to write all three of the Statham-helmed entries in the series. The two have collaborated on numerous projects over the years, including co-writing popular movies like "The Fifth Element" and "Taken." Kamen is likely best known as the writer of the "Karate Kid" series, while Besson is known as the French writer and director behind several major action films, including "Léon: The Professional," "Nikita," and the aforementioned "The Fifth Element." For the first "Transport" film only, Corey Yuen was involved as the co-director alongside Louis Leterrier. Yuen was a veteran of the Hong Kong action film industry who frequently worked alongside Jackie Chan, Yuen Biao, and Sammo Hung. He brought his martial arts expertise as a performer and director to "The Transporter" to lend the action scenes a style that set it apart from similar English-language action movies.

16. Gnomeo & Juliet

"Gnomeo & Juliet" is the only animated movie of Jason Statham's career to date, though he has lent his voice to a couple of video game projects as well, including "Red Faction II" and the original "Call of Duty." As one might guess from the pun-based title, "Gnomeo & Juliet" is a reimagining of the classic William Shakespeare story of "Romeo & Juliet." Rather than unfolding between human beings, this animated take on the timeless story uses two families of garden gnomes, the Blueburys and the Redbricks in place of the Montagues and Capulets.

One of the major selling points for "Gnomeo & Juliet" is the massive gathering of big names on the voice cast. James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Jason Statham, Ozzy Osbourne, Hulk Hogan, Stephen Merchant, Dolly Parton, Patrick Stewart, Julie Walters, Jim Cummings, and Matt Lucas all provide the voices of the various garden gnomes. More than half of the Rotten Tomatoes critics who reviewed "Gnomeo & Juliet" found it worthwhile, at least for younger audiences, but the film still wound up with a rotten score since at least a 60% approval ratio is required to land a fresh score.

15. Cellular

Released in 2004, "Cellular" is very much a product of its time in that it's a thriller revolving around cellphones as a gimmick. Kim Basinger stars as a mother and science teacher who gets abducted by Jason Statham in a rare villain role. She manages to fix a broken cellphone and make a single phone call, accidentally reaching the cellphone of a random college student, played by Chris Evans, instead of the police. William H. Macy co-stars as a police officer who gets involved in the abduction case.

"Cellular" was co-written by the unlikely pairing of Larry Cohen and Chris Morgan. Cohen is best known as the B-movie maestro behind cult classics like "Maniac Cop," "The Stuff," and "It's Alive." Chris Morgan, on the other hand, is one of the main writers and producers of the "Fast & Furious" series, which Statham would become a part of many years later. "Cellular" was Morgan's first screenplay. "Cellular" was directed by David R. Ellis, who also directed movies like "Snakes on a Plane" and the second and fourth "Final Destination" movies. Though he has directed a handful of movies, Ellis has worked far more extensively as a stunt performer, stunt coordinator, and second-unit director for films like "The Matrix Reloaded," "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," and "Lethal Weapon."

14. Chaos

"Chaos" is in a unique position on this list in that it has not been reviewed by enough critics to secure a critic score on Rotten Tomatoes, but more than 10,000 ratings from general audience members have landed it this spot in the ranking. "Chaos" is a crime thriller about two detectives attempting to catch a murdering bank robber. Statham stars as an experienced and controversial detective who was suspended following a hostage situation gone wrong. Ryan Philippe co-stars as a younger, wet-behind-the-ears detective who partners up with him. Wesley Snipes plays the villainous bank robber who begins killing his own accomplices while on the run from the police.

The movie was written and directed by Tony Giglio, who also wrote three of the sequels in the "Death Race" series that Jason Statham helped to reboot in 2008. Giglio is another filmmaker who has only received rotten scores from critics throughout his career. Of the couple of Rotten Tomatoes critics who weighed in on "Chaos," the response was not warm. David Nusair of Reel Film Reviews said the movie was "bogged down with an overwrought and overplayed sensibility that proves disastrous."

13. Safe

"Safe" is the final film on the list with rotten scores from critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes having just missed out on fresh scores by a mere 1% margin. Jason Statham stars as a cage fighting brute who winds up on the wrong side of the Russian Mob after throwing a fight. After they murder his family, the cage fighter is destroyed but ready for vengeance. When he crosses paths with a girl who is a brilliant young mathematician and is also in trouble with the Russian Mob, he takes her into his protection.

Most critics found "Safe" to be an effectively thrilling action film but not one that stood out from the pack. It's familiar presentation, straightforward story, and generic feel were all enough to get the job done but never excel in any area. Those who recommended "Safe" were sure to qualify their endorsement with the caveat that the film isn't doing anything all that new, such as Jamie Neish of CineVue, who called it a "mostly by-the-numbers, yet surprisingly involving and dynamic thriller."

12. Crank

"Crank" is the first film so far on the list to land a fresh score with critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and general audiences liked it even more. Jason Statham stars as Chev Chelios, a hitman who winds up poisoned by a rival after letting one of his targets live. Rather than a typical poison, the deadly poison that courses through Chev's veins can be staved off so long as he can keep a constant flow of adrenaline pumping through his system. "Crank" takes this admittedly far-fetched premise and runs with it. This film is all about adrenaline, and it's self-aware presentation has great fun with the extent of the energy, over-the-top action, and depravity it can throw on screen.

Alongside Statham are Keone Young as the let-go assassination target, Jose Pablo Cantillo as the villain, Amy Smart as Chev's girlfriend, Efren Ramirez as Chev's friend, and Dwight Yoakam as the doctor who tells Chev what he has to do to stay alive. "Crank" was written and directed as the feature film debut of the creative duo of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, credited as "Neveldine & Taylor." The duo also worked together on movies like "Gamer" and "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance."

The Neveldine & Taylor duo are also known for serving as their own camera operators and using daredevil tactics to pull off crazy shots that use rollerblades, wire stunts, motorcycles, and more. The adrenaline junkie nature of the filmmakers made them a perfect fit for "Crank," an action movie all about raising and sustaining a constant sense of adrenaline.

11. Crank: High Voltage

Three years after the first "Crank" film was released in 2006, an amped-up sequel followed in the form of "Crank: High Voltage." The same creative team from the original returned to deliver another over-the-top outing with Chev Chelios and to push the insanity even further. Anyone who thought the first "Crank" couldn't get any more ridiculous was in for a shock with this sequel. Doubling down on the absurdity paid off with Rotten Tomatoes critics and earned this sequel an even higher score. The absurdity might have hit a tipping point with general audiences, however, as they did not connect with "Crank: High Voltage" to anywhere near the same degree as the original and have left this sequel with a rotten score after more than 250,000 user ratings.

"Crank: High Voltage" utilizes pretty much the same premise as the first film but swaps out a couple of the elements. Instead of poison in his veins and a demand for adrenaline to stay alive, Chev now has an artificial heart in his chest that requires electricity to keep pumping. Most of the cast from the first film returns, including Efren Ramirez as a new character after his first character was killed off in the previous film. The most notable new additions to the cast include David Carradine, Clifton Collins Jr., and Bai Ling.

10. Wrath of Man

The first film to crack Jason Statham's top 10 is also his most recent movie on the list, "Wrath of Man" from 2021. Statham stars as a gangster who goes undercover as a cash truck employee with the intent of sniffing out the robbers responsible for his son's death. "Wrath of Man" found Jason Statham once again working with director and co-writer Guy Ritchie. The two started out their careers together but hadn't worked together on a film since the ill-fated "Revolver" from 2006.

Holt McCallany, Josh Hartnett, Jeffrey Donovan, Scott Eastwood, Andy Garcia, Rob Delaney, and Post Malone populate the various criminals and cash truck employees involved in this crime plot. "Wrath of Man" is a remake of a French film from 2004 called "Le Convoyeur." While enough critics enjoyed "Wrath of Man" enough to earn it a fresh score, there were still plenty who found that the film came up short. Kevin Maher of the Times came down especially hard on the film, calling it "A leaden, blood-spattered and painfully predictable trudge towards an anticlimax that is as joyless as it is expected."

9. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

As the cumbersome full title implies, "Hobbs & Shaw" is a spin-off set within the world of the ever-growing "Fast & Furious" franchise. Jason Statham and Dwayne Johnson reprise their roles as Deckard Shaw and Luke Hobbs respectively, two characters who had previously played key roles in earlier "Fast & Furious" movies. Idris Elba plays the main villain that Hobbs and Shaw must team up in order to take down, a soldier who has been empowered with super strength through cybernetic enhancements. The supporting cast includes the likes of Eddie Marson, Cliff Curtis, Eiza González, Vanessa Kirby, and Helen Mirren.

"Hobbs & Shaw" was directed by David Leitch, who got his start in the world of stunts before breaking into directing as the uncredited co-director of "John Wick." Between "John Wick" and "Hobbs & Shaw," Leitch also directed "Atomic Blonde" and "Deadpool 2." Having a director with such bonafide stunt chops at the helm ensured that "Hobbs & Shaw" was packed with impressive action sequences. This spin-off outing did the "Fast & Furious" series justice according to most critics, with some critics like Alex Bentley going as far as to call it "one of the best films in the series."

8. The Expendables 2

"The Expendables 2" is the highest-rated installment in the trilogy and the only one of the bunch to land a fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes. After a rocky first film, this sequel doubled down on what action movie fans liked about the original while paring back on the less favorable elements to good effect.

Just like the first film, the big selling point of "The Expendables 2" is the star-studded cast of action heroes both old and new. Most of the cast of the original returns along with a few new additions including the one and only Chuck Norris as well as Liam Hemsworth, Scott Adkins, and Jean-Claude Van Damme as the new big bad guy with a massive stockpile of plutonium. Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger were also given more to do in this sequel after serving cameo roles in the first film. Critics praised this sequel for embracing its over-the-top nature and indulging in what fans want out of a gathering of aging action stars. Matthew Lucas summed up the film as a "wild and crazy blast from the past."

7. The Fate of the Furious

"The Fate of the Furious" is the eighth canonical entry in the expansive "Fast & Furious" series. Jason Statham reprises his role as Deckard Shaw for the second time after making his first, uncredited appearance in the series in "Fast & Furious 6." This globe-trotting installment in the series finds Dom, played by Vin Diesel, seemingly abandoning his family and values and turning to a life of terrorism at the behest of Cipher, played by Charlize Theron. This was the specific "Fast & Furious" production during which the feud between Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson become public news.

F. Gary Gray was brought into the series for the first time as the director of "The Fate of the Furious." Gray previously directed movies like "Friday," "Straight Outta Compton," and "Law Abiding Citizen" as well as directing more than a dozen music videos. Gray also directed the next movie on this list, "The Italian Job."

6. The Italian Job

This well-received 2003 heist movie is a remake of the British film of the same name from 1969, which received even higher scores from critics and audiences on Rotten Tomatoes. Mark Wahlberg takes on the character previously portrayed by Michael Caine in the original film, and the rest of the cast is packed with big names as well. Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Jason Statham, Mos Def, Seth Green, and Donald Sutherland fill out the main cast of this international caper.

This remake of "The Italian Job" did well to set itself apart from the original film by shaking up many of the elements but retaining the standout moments of the 1969 film, namely the heist and subsequent car chase sequences. Neil Norman of the London Evening Standard sang the film's praises, writing "If you have to remodel a classic for a new age, this is the way to do it." Others were far less receptive, however, such as Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian, who gave the film a one-star review and wrote "Memories of the 1960s caper classic are obliterated by this pointless remake."

5. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

The first film to make it into Jason Statham's top five was also his very first feature. Statham landed a winner right out of the gate with "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels." The film was also the debut of writer and director Guy Ritchie, whom Statham would work with again a number of times throughout his career. "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" is the first film so far on the list to earn the coveted Certified Fresh badge on Rotten Tomatoes.

Utilizing a large cast of colorful characters, "Lock, Stock" follows four friends (played by Statham, Nick Moran, Dexter Fletcher, and Jason Flemyng) as they get tangled up in the theft of two antique shotguns in a bid to pay off an exorbitant gambling debt owed to a violent gang boss. These four friends are far from being the only ones after these shotguns, however, and a half-dozen different criminal parties all clash because of the stolen goods. This scrappy indie film was made for under £1 million but brought in a big return on investment and launched a number of careers.

4. Snatch

Jason Statham's final collaboration with Guy Ritchie on this list lands right beside their first pairing. Released two years after "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels," "Snatch" was Guy Ritchie's second film and Jason Statham's second-ever film role. Statham stars as a boxing promoter who recruits an Irish caravanner, played by Brad Pitt putting on a thick-as-molasses accent, to be his new bare-knuckle boxer to disastrous results. Meanwhile, a diamond heist leads separate groups of criminals to converge in a violent fashion.

"Snatch" utilizes a similar setup and premise to "Lock, Stock" and follows a similar progression of violent events but switches up the characters and adds a layer of polish lacking from the lower-budgeted predecessor. The large cast is jam-packed with memorable characters like Bullet-Tooth Tony played by Vinnie Jones, Brick Top played by Alan Ford, Cousin Avi played by Dennis Farina, Tyrone played by Ade, Boris the Blade played by Rade Serbedzija, Franky Four Fingers played by Benicio Del Toro, and even more. "Snatch" doesn't quite meet the specific requirements needed for a certified fresh badge on Rotten Tomatoes, but critics and general audiences both rated it highly and found a lot to love in the film.

3. The Bank Job

As the name implies, "The Bank Job" is a heist film. The target of this particular heist is a collection of safe deposit boxes filled with millions of dollars but also valuable blackmail material on many important figures. "The Bank Job" was directed by Roger Donaldson, the man behind films like "Cocktail," "Species," "The World's Fastest Indian," and the 1984 Palme d'Or nominee "The Bounty."

"The Bank Job" frequently makes its way onto lists of the best heist films ever made, such as Time Magazine's countdown of the 25 best heist films or Rotten Tomatoes' countdown of the highest-rated heist films on the entire platform. This certified fresh caper impressed most critics, such as Sean Axmaker, who called it "a terrific piece of heist filmmaking made with a rough-and-tumble attitude and old-school professionalism." The few critics who gave negative reviews to "The Bank Job" cited a lack of personality and a generic story that failed to impress. In his review for RogerEbert.com, Jim Emerson described the film's middle-of-the-road execution as "No worse than its generic title. And no better."

2. Furious 7

"Furious 7" is the highest-rated entry in the entire "Fast & Furious" franchise. This sequel picks up right where the previous film left off. After killing Owen Shaw, played by Luke Evans, in the previous film, his brother, Deckard Shaw, is out for revenge against the "family" of protagonists. Jason Statham first appeared as Deckard Shaw in "Fast & Furious 6" in a small, uncredited role, but "Furious 7" finds his character taking center stage as a formidable adversary.

This entry in the series also marked the first appearance of the important character Mr. Nobody, played by Kurt Russell, and featured the notable addition of Thai martial arts star Tony Jaa as Kiet. James Wan took over the directing duties for this sequel. Wan was previously known as a horror filmmaker with such hits as "Saw," "Insidious," and "The Conjuring" under his belt. His first foray into blockbuster action filmmaking was a major success.

Series star Paul Walker tragically passed away during the filming of "Furious 7," delaying the film's release and leaving the production up in the air and unsure how to handle the resolution of his character, as his scenes were unfinished. Most fans agreed that the choice to digitally recreate Paul Walker and give his character a happy sendoff was a fitting and sentimental way to provide closure.

1. Spy

Jason Statham's highest-rated film according to Rotten Tomatoes critics is the 2015 action comedy "Spy." Melissa McCarthy stars in the lead role as a CIA analyst who goes undercover in the field after the agent she works closely with, played by Jude Law, is taken out during a mission. Jason Statham has a standout role as a rival spy working for MI6 who competes with McCarthy to get the job done first. Other noteworthy names on the cast include Miranda Hart, Rose Byrne, Peter Serafinowicz, Morena Baccarin, Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Bobby Cannavale, and Allison Janney.

"Spy" was written and directed by Paul Feig, who previously directed Melissa McCarthy in "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat," and would go on to direct her again the following year in the 2016 reboot of "Ghostbusters." McCarthy earned BAFTA and Academy Award nominations for her supporting performance in "Bridesmaids." McCarthy again earned much acclaim for her lead performance in "Spy," as did Jason Statham. Some critics thought that Statham stole the show whenever he came on screen, such as Robert Kojder of Flickering Myth, who wrote "Jason Statham walks away with every single scene he is a part of leaving the audience in a fit of uncontrollable laughter."