Renowned action film actor Dave Bautista was a professional wrestler. From 2002 to 2010 he has played in WWE and later from 2018 to 2019. His most prominent role as Drax the Destroyer in the ‘Gurdians of the Galaxy’ movies.
Besides ‘Gurdians of the Galaxy’, Bautista has starred in a number of movies like ‘The Man with the Iron Fists’, ‘Riddick’, ‘Spectre’ of James Bond, ‘Blade Runner 2049’. In 2021 Bautista starred in ‘Army of the Dead’ and ‘Dune’.
Besides movies, Dave Bautista was cast in some Television Series like ‘Smallville’, ‘Phantom Zone’, ‘Neighbours’, ‘Chuck’, ‘Relative Strangers’, ‘Wrong Side of Town’.
If you are a fan of action movies, Dave Bautista is the person who will satisfy your quench for some punching and kicking. So, here is a list of movies of Dave Bautista that you should definitely check out.
Must Watch Movies of Dave Bautista:
My Spy (2020)-
This spy comedy film is directed by Peter Segal. It centers on a CIA agent who discovers himself at the mercy of Sophie, a nine years old precocious girl in a family. The agent along with his tech support group is surveilling the family while being undercover.
Chole Coleman stars as nine years old Sophie. It was released on January 9, 2020, in Australia, and on June 26, 2020, in the United States.
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)-
Marvel’s superhero comic-based ‘Gurdians of the Galaxy’ features an ensemble cast with Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and of course Dave Bautista.
The movie follows Peter Quill escaping the planet of Morag with a mysterious orb which eventually leads him to become the ‘Star-Lord’ and form the Guardians of the Galaxy group with Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista), Rocket, Gamora, Groot.
Written and directed by David Twohy, this American sci-fi action film is the third installment of the Riddick film series. The first two installments are ‘Pitch Black’ and ‘The Chronicles of Riddick’.
The plot is set in five years after the death of Kyra. It shows how Riddick has become very uneasy as being the Lord Marshal of Necromonger feet.
Dave Bautista stars in the character of Diaz in the movie. Diaz is the second-in-command of the mercenary crew led by unstable and violent Santana which answers to the emergency beacon of Riddick.
Bautista’s co-star in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Van Diesel plays the role of Riddick. Other cast members are Matthew Nable, Jordi Molla, Katee Sackhoff, etc.
Hotel Artemis (2018)-
This dystopian tech-noir film is set in a futuristic Los Angeles and is directed by Drew Pearce. The plot centers upon a nurse named Jean Thomas. She runs a secret hospital in Los Angeles in the year 2028. In the hospital she nurses criminals though under some strict rules like no weapons, no killing of other guests. Dav Bautista plays the role of Jean’s assistant Everest.
Jodie Foster stars in the character of Jean Thomas. The movie was released on June 8, 2018, in the United States.
Final Score (2018)
The movie opens with Dimitri and Arkady Belav leading a revolution for freedom in Sakovya, a state of Russia. When Dimitri gets killed in an airstrike and Arkady becomes captured, the revolution dies away. But after some years Arkady begins to believe that Dimitri has not really died but has faked his death.
He and his men then torture a man to extract information about the hiding place of Dimitri in London. When the plot moves to London, we meet Michael Knox, a former US military who is involved in the case. Dave Bautista plays the role of Knox.
The movie was released on September 7, 2018, and stars Dave Bautista Pierce Brosnan, Ray Stevenson, Alexandra Dinu, Lara Peake, etc.
Master Z: The IP Man Legacy (2018)-
We get back to the primary genre of Dave Bautista which is action. This is a Chinese martial arts film that follows the ‘Ip Man 3’ of 2015. This movie shows a now depressed Cheung Tin-chi after being defeated by Ip Man. He now thinks of leaving the world of martial arts and is considering opening a grocery store.
The plot introduces us to Owen Davison who runs a steakhouse named ‘Petrus’. The actual business of Owen is drug dealing though for which he uses his restaurant as a front.
Max Zhang plays the role of Cheung Tin-chi with Dave Bautista starring as Owen Davidson. Other cast members include Tony Jaa, Liu Yan, Xing Yu, Kevin Cheng, Chrissie Chau, Patrick Tam, Brian Thomas Burrell, Philip Keung, Yuen Wah, Henry Zhang, etc. The movie was released on December 20, 2018, in Hongkong and on the next day in China.