Every Channing Tatum Movie Performance, Ranked

    Hollywood's favorite himbo is back in a big way with two of this year's highest-grossing films.

    A collage of Channing Tatum in various roles

    Unlocking the secret to a star's ascent is usually complicated and sometimes downright unknowable, but in the case of Channing Tatum, the secret is pretty easy to locate: He represents the platonic ideal of the himbo.

    For the uninitiated, this portmanteau (him + bimbo) is generally used to refer to a classically handsome man who, instead of weaponizing his good looks, maintains a simple kindheartedness and is blissfully unaware of the neurosis that curses the rest of us. For this reason, himbos can often be perceived as dumb, when really it's more of a naiveté at work. No star captures that spirit quite like Tatum. 

    With the benefit of hindsight, it seems obvious that Tatum would eventually become one of our biggest movie stars, but it actually took Hollywood a while to figure him out. Early on in his career, studios lazily cast him as the star in a slew of bland action flicks and romantic dramas, which resulted in him delivering competent but forgettable performances. The real turning point was when people finally learned how to use his himbo persona in movies rather than just slot him in as a generic lead.

    In Tatum's best roles, he uses his really, really, really, ridiculously good looks as a Trojan horse to trick the viewer into expecting a machismo-infused performance. Instead, what they get is a surprising sensitivity, pathos, and even humor. Tatum was blessed with just enough self-awareness to toy with his public persona without being cloyingly "in on the the joke," and his latest film, The Lost City, is a masterclass in this exact balancing act. Even Dog (his other concurrent new release, which he also co-directed) successfully challenges our expectations of a heavy "life after war" movie (and Tatum himself) with surprising notes of levity throughout.

    Below, we ranked every Channing Tatum movie performance to date, including these two recent entries. 

    39. Morgan & Destiny's Eleventeeth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo (2010)

    Tatum in a suit with a mustache looking quizzically at the camera

    38. Public Enemies (2009)

    Tatum walking through an orchard with a gun

    37. The Trap (2007)

    Tatum instructing a woman

    36. Free Guy (2021)

    Tatum pointing and talking to someone

    35. Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017)

    Tatum wearing a cowboy hat and sitting at a board room desk with three people looking at him

    34. Havoc (2005)

    Channing Tatum, Alexis Dziena, and Anne Hathaway sitting in desks

    33. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

    Channing Tatum looking apathetic

    32. G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

    Channing Tatum and Dwayne Johnson holding guns

    31. The Hateful Eight (2015)

    Tatum in front of snowy mountains wearing a fur coat and a wide-brimmed hat

    30. This Is the End (2013)

    Tatum in a leash

    29. Don Jon (2013)

    Tatum crying and looking up at someone

    28. Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)

    Tatum wearing a backward hat and talking to someone

    27. Battle in Seattle (2007)

    Tatum wearing a police visor and bullet proof suit

    26. The Son of No One (2011)

    Tatum in a cop uniform next to another cop

    25. Supercross (2005)

    Tatum trying to stop a fight among cyclists

    24. White House Down (2013)

    Tatum running through the White House with a gun

    23. Jupiter Ascending (2015)

    Tatum looking serious and wearing a vest

    22. Fighting (2009)

    Tatum without a shirt on about to fight someone and onlookers in the background

    21. Side Effects (2013)

    Tatum in a sports coat sitting outside at a table with champagne

    20. The Vow (2012)

    Rachel McAdams and Channing Tatum looking lovingly at each other

    19. The Eagle (2011)

    Tatum in water next to a waterfall and a guy with an ax behind him

    18. Haywire (2011)

    Channing Tatum pointing a gun

    17. 10 Years (2011)

    Tatum and Rosario Dawson slow dancing

    16. Stop-Loss (2008)

    Tatum in a cowboy hat talking to a woman

    15. Coach Carter (2005)

    Tatum in the locker room with team mates

    14. The Dilemma (2011)

    Tatum at a doorway holding a gun and a brown paper bag

    13. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

    Tatum with a bruised eye outside a rundown house

    12. Dear John (2010)

    Tatum on the beach holding a surfboard and talking to Amanda Seyfried

    11. She's the Man (2006)

    Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum wearing soccer uniforms

    10. Dog (2022)

    Tatum in a car with his dog and holding a unicorn toy for her

    9. Step Up (2006)

    Tatum dancing with Jenna Dewan as a woman walks past them in the background

    8. Foxcatcher (2014)

    Tatum wearing a wrestling uniform with his coaches behind him

    7. 22 Jump Street (2014)

    Tatum sitting in a classroom with other students

    6. Hail, Caesar! (2016)

    Tatum in a sailor outfit saluting with other sailors

    5. Logan Lucky (2017)

    Tatum sitting down with a bruised eye

    4. The Lost City (2022)

    Tatum and Sandra Bullock running away from a fire

    3. Magic Mike XXL (2015)

    Tatum and a friend sitting in a trailer

    2. 21 Jump Street (2012)

    Tatum and Jonah Hill in tuxedos holding guns

    1. Magic Mike (2012)

    Tatum with other strippers onstage in "Magic Mike"

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