Last Updated on January 24, 2023
Gerard Butler has droves of fans who appreciates his rugged looks, keen acting style and his penchant for accepting exciting action roles. A lesser known side of this actor is his comedy repertoire and we found some of his best funny movies as well as his trademark adrenaline-rush films.
So, if you are a fan of this versatile actor then look no further. This list offers you the most entertaining movies whenever you feel like some Butler Buttkicking.
The Bounty Hunter (2010)
IMDB Rating: 6.6
When bounty hunter Milo Boyd is ordered to find and bring in a woman who had skipped her bail hearing, things are instantly complicated. Nicole is his ex-wife and she has no interest in going with him. Instead, she is determined to follow the news story that she was investigating when her informant was kidnapped. Milo just wants to hand her over to the authorities and collect a steep bounty.
But Milo and Nicole are soon on the run from thugs who are connected to their own past, Nicole’s story, and Milo’s bookie debts. As the couple tries to escape the hitmen, they also have to work out their own issues and discover the terrifying truth about what the informant knew.
Reign of Fire (2002)
IMDB Rating: 6.2
Quinn is present when humanity discovers that dragons are real and that the reason the creatures have not been seen sooner is simple – they have been hibernating for thousands of years. The discovery is far from magical. In a new devastating world, the creatures rapidly multiply and develop a ravenous taste for humans.
By 2020, civilization is gone and the survivors eke out a living in small groups. Quinn leads a small community that plans to hunker down until the dragons go back into hibernation again. But when a dragon destroys their crops and they realize there is only one male left, Quinn and his friends embark on a fiery journey to slay the most dangerous predator of them all.
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
IMDB Rating: 8.1
Hiccup is a disappointing boy. His father (voiced by Gerard Butler) is the chief of Berk, a community of Vikings who consider Hiccup too scrawny to fight the dragons that raid their village on a regular basis. However, the boy manages to wound a dragon and finds the creature in the forest but instead of killing the dragon, Hiccup befriends it.
As the dragon teaches him more about itself, Hiccup becomes a great handler of the village’s captive dragons. But when his final exam calls for killing a dragon, he embarks on a dangerous and unpopular quest to end the conflict once and for all.
IMDB Rating: 5.3
After suffering a series of devastating natural disasters, the world launches a group of satellites capable of controlling the climate. When its chief controller, Jake Lawson, uses it without authorization to stop a typhoon in Shanghai, he is not thanked for saving countless lives. Instead, he is promptly fired.
But when the terrifying natural disasters return, Jake suspects that the satellites are being used by someone as a weapon. As he races to neutralize the threat, he discovers a dangerous plot to turn America into a dictatorship that will dominate the world.
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
IMDB Rating: 6.5
While scoping out a bazaar on the border of Russia, James Bond barely escapes with his life when Royal Navy Admiral Roebuck fires a missile at the location. In the meantime, media baron Elliot Carver had also plucked cyberterrorist Henry Gupta from the bazaar, saving his life but not without a price. He expects Gupta to work on his evil plan of starting a full-blown war between the UK and China.
Gupta programs a UK frigate to go off-course and sail into the South China Sea where Carver’s own ship sinks it before shooting down a Chinese fighter plane sent to investigate. The two nations believe that this is an act of war committed by each other and international tension spikes overnight. M knows that they have barely 48 hours to prove that Carver is responsible and prevent China and the UK from turning on each other.
IMDB Rating: 6.4
When an interstellar comet called Clarke’s close approach to Earth is televised, the Garrity family gathers together their friends and family to watch the event. However, the fun mood of the gathering soon turns to terror when it becomes clear that this is not a fly-by comet. Heading straight for Earth, the comet Clarke is an extinction level event.
The father, John Garrit, receives a text message that he and his family had been selected to enter a special shelter that has been constructed to ensure the survival of the human race. They race through dangerous situations to make it to the base in time. But when military personnel discovers that their young son is diabetic, they are thrown out.
Their only hope is to make it to Greenland, where there are civilian bunkers. But the way to Greenland is paved with violence, death, and countless comet fragments.
Hunter Killer (2018)
IMDB Rating: 6.6
When a United States submarine goes missing, Commander Joe Glass is sent to investigate. His own submarine, the USS Arkansas, discovers the missing submarine but it has clearly been attacked and demolished. Fearing a Russian strike, Glass searches for more evidence and near the wreckage he discovers another destroyed submarine. Since the latter is Russian, he suspects that internal sabotage is at play and that it is not an outright Soviet attack on the US.
As the plot unfolds, several branches of the US intelligence and military community must work on a knife-edge to prevent Russia’s defence minister from taking over his own government and possibly even triggering a war.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
IMDB Rating: 7.4
When attorney Nick Rice allows a killer to walk free, he has no idea of the violence that is to come. Clarence Darby had murdered an entire family while the father, Clyde, the only survivor, was forced to watch his wife and daughter die. But unbeknownst to everyone, Clyde used to work for the CIA and he is a terrifying assassin with a penchant for cruel and creative killings.
When Darby is brutally murdered, Clyde hands himself over to the police and admits that he is the killer. But as Nick Rice soon discovers, not even solitary confinement can stop this grieving father – a man who has nothing to lose and is determined to kill everyone involved in the case.
How To Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
IMDB Rating: 8.1
In this sequel, Hiccup is now 20 years old and his favorite pastime is to discover new lands with his dragon Toothless. However, this freedom is seemingly about to come to an end. His father is putting pressure on Hiccup to succeed him as the village chief. While thinking about it, he meets dragon hunters who reveal that they want to enslave all dragons as soldiers.
Hiccup also meets his long-lost mother who has been rescuing and hiding dragons from the very same hunters for 20 years. But when her secret island of dragons is discovered, tragedy soon follows. Hiccup has to deal with a great loss and a terrible mistake that threatens the special bond he has with his dragon.
Mrs Brown (1997)
IMDB Rating: 7.2
Loosely based on real events, the story follows Queen Victoria who isolates herself after the death of her husband in 1861. In an effort to give her some comfort and enough healing to resume her public duties, the court asks John Brown to be her companion. Brown used to be the faithful manservant of her husband and she readily accepts his presence.
While Brown’s presence helps the Queen to deal with her grief, he also earns several powerful enemies, including the Prince of Wales. His brash Scottish behavior and controlling nature start to spread rumors that he might be the Queen’s secret lover or husband.
The story follows the damaging effects of these rumors, causing Victoria’s popularity with the people to drop to a dangerous low and Brown’s downfall. Ultimately, this is a remarkable chapter in British royal history.
Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
IMDB Rating: 6.5
Mike Banning is the head of the president’s security detail. But after he fails to save the life of the president’s wife during a car accident, Banning is removed from duty. Eighteen months later, the US president meets with the South Korean Prime Minister at the White House. The diplomatic visit turns into a dire situation when the White House is besieged by the KUF, a Korean terrorist group.
The terrorists demand that the US withdraw their presence from the Korean Peninsula but doing so might trigger the third Korean War. Banning is called upon to infiltrate the White House and rescue the president. But as he gets closer to the heart of the matter, Banning discovers that the leader of the KUF has a more personal reason for wanting to destroy the entire United States.
IMDB Rating: 5.7
When a group of archaeological students dig at an old castle in France, they never expected to find the bifocals and a letter asking for help, both belonging to their professor. What makes it so strange is that both items are over 600 years old. When word reaches their sponsor, the latter admits to the group that they have discovered a way to travel back in time and that the professor had volunteered to return to medieval times and explore the castle. But he is now missing.
The students agree to rescue their professor and travel back centuries. Not everyone will survive or even make it back to modern times.
IMDB Rating: 6.7
The Randall family is living the American dream. Neil and Abby are happily married and they love their young and beautiful daughter, Sophie. But then they are contacted by a man who says he has kidnapped Sophie and that she will die if they do not obey his every demand for the next 24 hours. “Tom” gives them odd and demeaning tasks, which he cryptically explains will help them to experience his pain.
Desperate to save their daughter, Neil and Abby lose all their money and they are forced to hand over a document that will ruin Neil professionally. But when they are ordered to kill another woman, Neil discovers that his own wife is not as innocent as she seems.
London Has Fallen (2016)
IMDB Rating: 5.9
In this action packed thriller, Mike Bannings returns once again as a presidential bodyguard. When a drone attack on a terrorist group does not kill the main target, it triggers one of the worst acts of revenge ever experienced by London.
Terrorist mastermind Aamir Barkawi survives the attack but it kills his daughter, so he subtly manipulates the G7 to be held in London. Once dignitaries start to arrive, Barkawi kills several heads of state and declares that he will execute the US president live on air once he captures him. But he is up against Bannings, who is once again, assigned to protect the First Family.