What are the best Michael Peña movies and TV shows?

If you have been a movie geek in more recent years, then you should know Michael Peña. Aside from his lead role in 2014's Cesar Chavez and co-lead role in Netflix's Narcos: Mexico, he has been a staple in Hollywood entertainment. Check out this list to find more Michael Michael Peña movies and TV shows.

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    Ant-Man is a 2015 Marvel super-hero film featuring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, and Corey Stoll. The movie also includes Michael Pena on a supporting role as the fast-talking thief, Luis.


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    Janet Ward
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "I'll never forget the role Michael Pena has for this movie. Though he isn't Ant-man, I've started following him and watched Narcos after I saw his performance here. One of the funniest characters ever in Marvel Cinematic Universe I think. One of my favorite Michael Pena movies ever!"
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    #2Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp

    Ant-Man and the Wasp is the 2018 sequel to the movie that featured one of Michael Pena's most comedic performances in his films. The movie brings him back to take on his hilarious role.


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    Kathy Mitchell
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "Well this movie wouldn't be complete if they didn't include Michael Pena right? He is just an incredible actor whatever the genre is. I totally love his role here "
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    #3World Trade Center

    World Trade Center

    World Trade Center is a 2006 movie that follows the story of two rescue team members during the 9/11 tragedy. Michael Pena co-stars with Nicolas Cage in the film as officer Will Jimeno.


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    Cheng Gu
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "This movie has been quite old and I still remember how this is one of the best Michael Pena movies I've seen. The film just moved me so much"


Did you know that Michael Peña credits Scientology for his acting skills? The Mexican-American actor has risen to fame and is now arguably the biggest Latino star in Hollywood. With movies and TV shows here and there, he credits Study Tech with making him a more confident reader. According to the actor, this helped him in the understanding of scripts. Study Tech is a teaching method developed by L. Ron Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology, where Peña has been a member of since 2000. He credits his improved learning from the organization's methods that helped him with acting. However, his rise to household name status is undeniably a product of almost two decades worth of work.

Michael Peña has been on it all. He has been part of straight-faced Oscar contenders like Crash, American Hustle, and The Martian. He has also had comedic turns in other people’s star vehicles, such as with movies Tower Heist and 30 Minutes or Less. In recent years though, his status as a certified Hollywood name has reached broader audiences. His role in the Ant-Man movies as a scene-stealer definitely helped his cause to be more identified. Thanks to these roles, he has been recently cast in different Netflix shows. This includes him landing a co-starring role in Narcos: Mexico. His latest project sees him in the leading role in a big-budget, effects-heavy sci-fi epic. This is Netflix’s Extinction where he once again showcased his acting talents. Whether you like his works or not, there is no doubt that Michael Peña's movies and TV shows have made him known worldwide. 

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    CHIPS is a 2017 American action comedy buddy cop film and is one of the more fun Michael Pena movies out there. It is written and directed by Dax Shepard, based on a 1977 TV series.


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    Elizabeth Vargas
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "This guy can actually go from drama to comedy in no time. Michael Pena movies are always gonna be entertaining like this one, This might be my favorite movie of him. I'm glad he's getting more and more lead roles nowadays"
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    #5End of Watch

    End of Watch

    End of Watch is a riveting action thriller film that stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. The movie follows young LA police officers who find themselves doing their job amidst rival gangs.


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    Rodrigo Segura
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "Loved him in this film and I believe this was the movie I saw him in first. Michael Peña is my favorite actor. Narcos Mexico was a bang as well"
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    #6The Martian

    The Martian

    The Martian is a film distributed by 20th Century Fox. Released in 2015, The Martian was directed by Ridley Scott and features Matt Damon and Jessica Chastain in the lead roles.  


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    Betty Su
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "He was more of a supporting actor in this movie but as always, the guy brings his acting A-game all the time"
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    #7War on Everyone

    War on Everyone

    War on Everyone is a dark comedy movie directed by John Michael McDonagh. Released 2016 and distributed by Icon Film Distribution, the movie starred Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Peña, Tessa Thompson, Caleb Landry Jones, and Theo James.


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    Saúl Meléndez
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "Love how this movie unfolded. I had a blast watching Michael Pena's performance in this kind of weird comedy type of film"
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    #8American Hustle

    American Hustle

    American Hustle is a comedy-crime movie directed by David O. Russell. Released in 2013, it was based on the FBI ABSCAM operation in the 1970s. The film starred Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner.


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    Sue Mao
    Written on July 16, 2019
    "Got to watch because of Bradley Cooper and Christian Bale but ended up being a Michael Pena fan LOL"


Best What are the best Michael Peña movies and TV shows
1Ant-ManMovies 16 Paid
2Ant-Man and the WaspMovies 13 Paid
3World Trade CenterMovies 11 Paid
4CHiPsMovies 9 Paid
5End of WatchMovies 6 Paid
6The MartianMovies 5 Paid
7War on EveryoneMovies 3 Paid
8American HustleMovies 1 Paid

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