Professional wrestlers can crop up in the most unlikely places but one place that we love to find them is in classic movies. Whilst the 80’s saw some top stars making it into Hollywood the 90’s would see the trend increase massively. Not only did they have some great cameos but they also had their own massive leading roles. So before we’re counted out let’s take a look at ten classic 90’s movies starring professional wrestlers. Jingle All The Way (1996) Arnold Schwarzenegger continued his trend of working with wrestlers into the 90’s with Jingle All The Way. As the title suggests this was a Christmas movie about rival parents desperate to get their hands on the latest big toy for their kids. It’s a very funny film and typically family-friendly for the 90’s. It gains it’s placed in our list thanks to a rare appearance from Paul “The Big Show” Wight who plays a Giant Santa Claus. Mr. Nanny (1993) Hulk Hogan had plenty of lead roles in big movies and Mr. Nanny saw the Hulkster in a real family-friendly romp. In the movie he plays Sean, a former wrestler, of course, that is hired to protect two children after their family received death threats. As if having Hulkamania running wild wasn’t enough the film also starred legendary wrestlers Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhart, Kumala and all-round wrestling great George Steele. Ed Wood (1994) Ed Wood starred Jonny Depp as the titular filmmaker as he sets out to make some of his biggest films including Plan 9 From Outer Space. It was directed by Tim Burton and has his typical dark humour running throughout. Ed wood famously used wrestler Tor Johnson and Tim Burton looked toward another wrestling legend to play him, George “The Animal” Steele Steele put in a stellar performance as Tor and with the addition of Bill Murray, Patricia Arquette, Sarah Jessica Parker, Martin Landau, and Vincent D’Onofrio this is a genuine classic that you need to see. Friday (1995) Friday is one of the funniest films going and it was cult viewing during the 90’s and beyond. Ice Cube set out to make a comedy take on everyday life for young black men at the time. Starring Ice Cube and Chris Tucker as two friends who end up smoking too much weed that one of them was supposed to sell. They then have to find a way of making the money back to pay the dealer before he kills them. It’s way funnier than it sounds and it has an incredible cast including Tiny ”Zeus” Lister as local bully and thief Deebo. Zeus plays the role brilliantly and you genuinely hate him by the end which just shows how good he is. The Waterboy (1998) Adam Sandler’s 1998 comedy about a College Football Waterboy featured some big names in the cast. Kathy Bates, Henry Winkler, Rob Schneider, and Fairuza Balk all starred in the hilarious film but one name stands out for us. Yes, it seems appearances from Paul “The Big Show” Wight aren’t so rare after all as he plays Adam Sandler’s hero Captain Insane-O. His part is pretty funny as he realises the child writing to him for ages actually turns out to be an adult. Die Hard With A Vengeance (1995) Die Hard With A Vengeance was the third Die Hard movie and it delivered in exactly the same way as its predecessors. John McClane teams up with a Harlem store owner played by Samuel L Jackson to stop a German terrorist from robbing the Federal Reserve. It’s ludicrous and amongst all of the usual Die Hard craziness, you will find a couple of familiar faces to the wrestling world in Ludvig Borga and Damien DeMento. The pair play Erik and Roman respectively, they’re fairly small roles but you can’t miss them. Batman & Robin (1997) Batman & Robin has the dubious honour of being remembered as the worst Batman movie of all time. Whilst it may hold a certain camp nostalgia now it was critically panned at the time and we aren’t sure anyone would claim it do be their favourite. As George Clooney became the bat Arnold Schwarzenegger took the role of Mr. Freeze and he brought some wrestlers with him in the shape of long-time cohort Jesse Ventura and the slightly less known WCW star Jeep “The Ultimate Solution” Swenson. The movie did have some saving graces, such as Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy and Mr. Freeze’s ridiculous one-liners but unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to save it. Universal Soldier: The Return (1999) To be fair this is another turkey of a film and can definitely be categorised under “sequels that shouldn’t be”. Jean Claude Van Damme returns as the Universal Soldier and that’s all there is to know really. Why are we including it here? Well, it does star two members of wrestling royalty in Bill Goldberg and Sylvester “The Predator” Terkay. It also has some pretty classic Van Damme moments so there’s that as well. Suburban Commando (1991) Hulk Hogan stars as a warrior from space who is forced to land on Earth when his ship is damaged. He rents a room with a family in suburbia and then teams up with the dad, played by Christopher Lloyd, to fight bounty hunters. If you were a kid at the time then this movie was a big deal. Was it good? Well, not really but it had Hogan playing a butt-kicking intergalactic warrior so who cares. As if that wasn’t enough it even starred The Undertaker who only had one line as he plays a silent character. When he does speak however it is with a child’s voice, hilarious. Man On The Moon (1999) Man On The Moon was an incredibly ambitious and heartfelt project. Jim Carrey takes the lead role as comedy legend Andy Kaufman and puts in the performance of a lifetime. Of course one of Andy Kaufman’s most famous bits was when he took on Jerry “The King” Lawler and challenged him to a wrestling match. The King took great offense to his actions and with a severe loss of a sense of humour a genuine feud started between them. This whole episode is detailed and rather than getting actors in they got Jerry Lawler and Jim Ross to play themselves. Man On The Moon also starred GLOW legend Mando Guerrero and former WWF Women’s Champion Stacey “The Kat” Carter. So, that concludes our look at some classic 90's movies that starred wrestlers, which are your favourites and have we left any out? Why not let us know in the comments and get involved.