Vin Diesel is an American actor who got his start in the acting world in the 90s. As a teenager, he was vandalized at a New York theater and was arrested. In order not to be reported to the police, he performed at the theater. It was his experience that brought him into Hollywood by starring in many films.
While other actors have undergone many changes in appearance, Vin Diesel is different. He has one thing that remains in everyone’s memory to this day; bald. Most of the movies he participated in were action movies with many attractive scenes. Here are 18 suggestions for Vin Diesel’s most engaging and interesting movies.
- 1 Guardians of the Galaxy & Film MCU Lainnya
- 2 Fast & Furious Film Series
- 3 Pitch Black
- 4 Find Me Guilty
- 5 Boiler Room
- 6 Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
- 7 A Man Apart
- 8 Knockaround Guys
- 9 The Last Witch Hunter
- 10 xXx
- 11 Bloodshot
- 12 The Pacifier
- 13 Babylon AD
- 14 Saving Private Ryan
- 15 The Iron Giant
- 16 Riddick
- 17 Multi-Facial
- 18 Strays
Guardians of the Galaxy & Film MCU Lainnya
- Release year: 2014-2020
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Science Fiction
- Directed by: James Gunn
- Actors: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper
- Production company : Marvel Studios
The appearance of Vin Diesel in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) began with the 2014 movie “Guardians of the Galaxy” released in 2014. However, what appears in this film is not the silhouette of Vin Diesel but rather Vin Diesel. just his voice. Yes, Diesel is the voice of the character Groot, an extraterrestrial being in tree form.
What amused the audience, Groot can only communicate with the word, “I am Groot”. Whatever he said, it all came out in the form of those three words.
Groot immediately became a favorite in the first and second “Guardians of the Galaxy” series. In fact, the character Groot has also appeared in a number of other MCU movies, such as “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”.
Fast & Furious Film Series
- Release year: 2009 – Now
- Genre: Action, Horror
- Directed by: Rob Cohen, John Singleton, Justin Lin, James Wan, F. Gary Gray
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson, Dwayne Johnson, Ludacris, Jason Statham, Luke Evans
- Production company: Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, Original Film, One Race Films, MRC, China Film
Dominic Toretto is a wild racer with special abilities. He once played against Brian O’Conner, who later befriended him. Brian, who is tasked with investigating the truck robbery, helps Dom escape accusations that he is the culprit. Instead, Dom helps Brian catch the real culprit.
Vin Diesel plays the character Dominic Toretto. His role with Paul Walker, who plays Brian O’Conner, has become the most iconic thing from the Fast and Furious franchise until a sequel was made. If you like movies with lots of action scenes and car chases, you can’t miss the first Fast & Furious sequel.
As of the time of publication of this article, the number of Fast & Furious Series has reached 9 films and is expected to continue. Vin Diesel has also remained faithful to the role of Dominic Toretto in every Fast & Furious Series movie.
- Release year : 2000
- Genre: Action, Horror, Science Fiction
- Directed by: David Twohy
- Actors: Radha Mitchell, Cole Hauser, Vin Diesel
- Production company : Polygram Filmed Entertainment, Interscope Communications
A passenger ship malfunctioned and forced it to land on a nearby planet. In addition to the crew and passengers, the plane was carrying a police officer and the prisoner he was guarding, Riddick. They all have to face a monster ready to kill them.
Vin Diesel as Riddick. In this sci-fi and horror movie, Riddick has a special ability, which is to be able to see in the dark after eye surgery. His persistence to survive masks his selfish nature. This 2000 sci-fi movie is well worth watching.
Find Me Guilty
- Release year : 2006
- Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime
- Directed by: Sidney Lumet
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Ron Silver
- Production company: Yari Film Group Releasing, Bob Yari Productions, Syndicate Films International
In the late 80s, Jackie was accidentally shot by his nephew, Tony. Even so, he did not sue the nephew. Jackie was later arrested on drug charges and sentenced to 30 years in prison. Tony, who is afraid that he will suffer the same fate, wants to work with prosecutors to imprison the gangster Jackie is tracking.
Vin Diesel as Jackie DiNorscio. This comedy series highlights how Jackie is going through a test. Jackie’s character, who arbitrarily entertains the jury, but angers the judges, prosecutors, witnesses and lawyers. Want to see another side of a Vin Diesel? This movie is the answer! He doesn’t look as bald as usual, you know!
- Release year : 2000
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
- Directed by: Ben Younger
- Actors: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long
- Production company : New Line Cinema, Team Todd
As a bright young man, Seth liked to leave his university. He then set up a casino in his own apartment, which attracted the interest of Greg Weinstein, a stockbroker. The company he works for turns out to be investigated by the FBI, and Seth is assigned as a spy. Seth agrees but he has other goals.
Vin Diesel plays Chris Varick, an employee at Seth’s workplace. Seth tells Chris that they can do the right thing in the precarious situation that the office is about to go bankrupt. By working together, Chris and Seth are able to fulfill their client’s desire to repay kindness.
Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk
- Release year : 2016
- Genre: Action, Drama, Sports
- Directed by: Ang Lee
- Actors: Joe Alwyn, Garrett Hedlund, Arturo Castro, Vin Diesel, Kristen Stewart
- Production companies: TriStar Pictures, Studio 8, LStar Capital, Film4, Bona Film Group, The Ink Factory, Marc Platt Productions, TriStar Productions
Hollywood movie lovers must be familiar with the name Ang Lee, an Asian director who often produces Hollywood movies. His image is very familiar because not many Asians can break into Hollywood’s movie field. “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is one of the films made by Ang Lee. Although the film itself cannot be considered his best work.
At the heart of the story in this film is Billy Lynn (Jow Alwyn), an American soldier then 19 years old. Billy was assigned to fight in Iraq. There, Billy saves his boss, Shroom (Vin Diesel). His heroic actions made his name famous and praised by the American people.
Coming to America, the name Billy is still revered by the public. This is where the turmoil in Billy’s heart occurs. He himself wondered if he was worthy of the title of ‘hero’ as everyone conferred.
A Man Apart
- Release year : 2003
- Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
- Directed by: F. Gary Gray
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Timothy Olyphant, Larenz Tate
- Production company : “DIA” Productions GmbH & Co. KG, Joseph Nittolo Entertainment, New Line Cinema
Sean Vetter (Vin Diesel) and his partner, Demetrius Hickz (Larenz Tate), work as agents of the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration). Their job, of course, is to crack down on the drug trade. Now, they are tasked with stopping drug trafficking on the US-Mexico border.
Sean and Demetrius manage to catch one of the people suspected of contributing to the drug trade, which is Lucero (Geno Silva). But after Lucero was captured, a mysterious figure named Diablo appeared.
Things become even more complicated when Diablo kills Stacy Vetter (Jacqueline Obradors), Sean’s wife. Sean is angry and wants revenge. In fact, he is willing to sacrifice his life so that he can avenge the death of his beloved wife.
- Release year : 2001
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
- Directed by: Brian Koppelman, David Levien
- Actors: Jennifer Baxter, Dennis Hopper, Vin Diesel
- Production company : New Line Cinema, Lawrence Bender Productions
Matty Demaret (Barry Pepper) grew up in a mafia family. His father is a gangster leader. Likewise with his uncle, Matty was raised by his uncle to be a merciless character. However, when he was tasked with destroying the enemy, Matty’s hands were shaking when he held the gun and he failed to complete the task.
Despite the defeat, Matty still behaves like a gangster. Along with some of his friends: Johnny Marbles (Seth Green), Taylor Reese (Vin Diesel) and Chris Scarpa (Andy Davoli), Matty often imitates gangster style. The four of them called themselves gangsters.
It’s time for Matty to ask his father for a job as a real gangster. Despite initially refusing, Matty’s father eventually gave the four of them the task. Who would have thought, that quest would put the really inexperienced people in big trouble.
The Last Witch Hunter
- Release year : 2015
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
- Directed by: Breck Eisner
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood
- Production company: Summit Entertainment, TIK Films, Mark Canton Productions
Kaulder is a man condemned to eternal life. He later became a witch hunter along with his party. Incident after incident he made it through until it finally brought him between the two; humanity or the most terrible army of magicians. The Hunt for Kaulder presents a different kind of suspense than we get from action movies.
Vin Diesel plays the character Kaulder, an immortal and amnesiac. On his way to hunt, he must unearth his forgotten memories. This fantasy film presents quite a bit of the adventures played by Kaulder and Dolan 37, played by Elijah Wood.
- Release year : 2002
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror
- Directed by: Rob Cohen
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas
- Production company : Revolution Studios, Original Film
Silent Night, a biochemical weapon controlled by a Russian terrorist group called Anarchy 99. The NSA sent agents to seize it but failed. Xander Cage, a selected extreme sports athlete. Cage was then checked for eligibility and he was successful. The reward from the NSA is that all of Cage’s criminal records will be deleted if he can complete the mission.
Vin Diesel as Xander Cage. He infiltrates Anarchy 99 to learn about Silent Night. His thug behavior and slightly arrogant style earned him the trust of the Anarchy 99 members. New problems arose when Yelena, a female member of Anarchy 99, discovered that Cage was an agent.
- Release year : 2020
- Genre: Action, Drama, Science Fiction
- Directed by: Dave Wilson
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Sam Heughan
- Production company: Columbia Pictures, Bona Film Group, Cross Creek Pictures, Annabell Pictures, The Hideaway Entertainment, Original Film, One Race Films, Valiant Entertainment
Bloodshot aka Ray Garrison (Vin Diesel) is a fallen soldier. Thanks to nanotechnology owned by the company RST, Ray has come back to life. Not only living, Ray has turned into an invincible superhero. The nanotechnology in his veins can heal wounds very quickly.
As he transforms into a superhero, Bloodshot recalls bits and pieces of his memories when he was still a human. He remembers that his wife was killed by someone at the same time that he himself was killed.
Armed with memories of the past, Bloodshot sets out to search for those responsible for the deaths of himself and his wife. He did not hesitate to kill these people. In the end, Bloodshot encountered a strong opponent that could not finish him off easily.
- Release year : 2005
- Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama
- Directed by: Adam Shankman
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot
- Production company : Walt Disney Pictures, Spyglass Entertainment
Shane Wolfe, a member of the United States Navy has failed in a mission to bring in an intelligence agent, Howard Plummer. He is then ordered by his superiors to look after the Plummer family of his wife and five children while investigating a secret project called GHOST. Despite being trained, 5 children make Shane’s task much more difficult.
Vin Diesel plays Shane Wolfe, who is having a hard time taking care of the Plummer family’s children. Even so, Shane gradually loves them back and is willing to help them. In this film, Vin Diesel appears in a comedy scene. There are many scenes that make her feel like a babysitter.
- Release year : 2008
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
- Directed by: Mathieu Kassovitz
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Melanie Thierry
- Production company : Babylon, MNP Enterprise, StudioCanal
In the future, Toorop, a mercenary, is assigned by Russian gangsters to bring Aurora with her sister Rebeka to New York. Along the way, he always has to confront the bad guys. Turns out there’s a group that wants to kidnap Aurora. He holds a secret that can be used to save the world.
Vin Diesel as Toorop. Set in the future as the world begins to fall apart, Toorop’s adventures with Aurora and her sister Rebeka from Russia feel dark, unlike the New York depicted as progressing. From gunfights to chases are shown in this film with confusing but also curious elements.
Saving Private Ryan
- Release year : 1998
- Genre: Drama, War
- Directed by: Steven Spielberg
- Actors: Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Vin Diesel
- Production company: DreamWorks, Paramount Pictures, Amblin Entertainment
During World War II, Captain John Miller was assigned to pick up James Frances Ryan, a skydiver whose three brothers had died on the battlefield. To carry out his mission, Miller formed a team of eight people. Not much is known about Ryan, but Miller led his team to complete the mission.
Vin Diesel plays Adrian Caparzo, one of the soldiers on Captain Miller’s team. Adrian travels with his team to Neuville, which is in a state of war. This film is one of the films that gave Vin the opportunity to appear as one of the main characters.
The Iron Giant
- Release year: 1999
- Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
- Directed by: Brad Bird
- Voiced by: Vin Diesel, Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston
- Production company: Warner Bros. Featured animation
Hogarth Hughes (Eli Marienthal), an ordinary boy, accidentally finds a large cyborg entangled in a cable in the forest near where he lives. Despite being scared at first, Hogarth eventually helped the robot. Since then, Hogarth and a robot named Iron Giant (Vin Diesel) have been friends.
The friendship between Hogarth and the Iron Giant is touching. Until one day, a government agent finds the Iron Giant and intends to destroy it. Once again Hogarth must take action to protect his best friend.
- Release year : 2013
- Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
- Directed by: David Thowy
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Katee Sackhoff
- Production company : Radar Pictures, One Race Films
Vin Diesel had the role of Riddick in “The Chronicles of Riddick” in 2004. After 9 years, a sequel to the movie was broadcast with the title “Riddick”. Once again, Vin Diesel was trusted to play the role of Riddick.
In this movie, Riddick is on an arid planet in a weak and helpless state. The planet is full of deadly beasts. Not quite there, Riddick also has to avoid bounty hunters who want his head.
- Release year: 1995
- Genre: Short, Drama
- Directed by: Vin Diesel
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Lewis Steidl, Cara Gaffen
- Production company : One Race Productions
Mike is an actor who has had a hard time getting a job. He auditioned to play an Italian. He used an Italian accent during the audition, but was considered rude. He then auditioned for a commercial, but the director asked Mike to audition for the role of a Spaniard in an opera. Trouble kept coming to Mike.
Vin Diesel plays the character Mike. Vin’s appearance is quite glossy in this movie. The way he was confused by the director’s request, the way he handled the failure to the point of grumpiness, and laughed tears of joy at the bizarre jokes. This movie opened the eyes of Hollywood to an actor named Vin Diesel. This film is important to Vin Diesel’s career journey.
- Release year : 1997
- Genre: Crime, Drama
- Directed by: Vin Diesel
- Actors: Vin Diesel, Joey Dedio, TK Kirkland
- Production company : One Race Productions
Rick (Vin Diesel) is a guy who is bored with his usual job. Rick wants to find out the true meaning of life. His friends in the neighborhood were used to one-night stands or statusless relationships with women. But he didn’t want anything like that.
Life as a small cannabis seller certainly did not satisfy Rick. One day, Rick meets Heather (Suzanne Lanza), a neighbor girl who has stolen his attention. Rick wants a serious, committed relationship with Heather. However, it seems difficult considering their worlds are different.
Through the films reviewed above, we can see for ourselves the development of Vin Diesel’s image when participating in the filming. The older he gets, the more mature his aura becomes! If you liked him in the Fast and Furious movies, you should check out his other movies as well.