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Vin Diesel Movies

A big fan of Vin Diesel? Anyone who likes Vin Diesel movies must have to watch all of his movies from the very beginning of his career. Vin Diesel movies are mostly in the action genre. Some movies with Vin Diesel such as Saving Private Ryan and xXx really did put him on one of Hollywood’s top actors. Vin Diesel movies even include the animated movie The Iron Giant with his voice as the Iron Giant. He also produced and directed some of his own movies and those are just some of the amazing movie facts with Vin Diesel. For the complete list of movies that Vin Diesel has been in, please refer to the list below:

Awakenings – 1990

  • Directed by Penny Marshall
  • Starring: Robert De Niro and Robin Williams
  • Released on December 22, 1990, this is the first of the Vin Diesel movies he appeared in. Although he was uncredited in this movie, Vin Diesel played a role as a hospital orderly in this movie.

Multi-Facial – 1994

  • Directed by Vin Diesel
  • Starring: Vin Diesel
  • This is the first of the Vin Diesel movies that he played the leading role as Mike, an Italian-American fellow. Aside from directing this film, he also wrote and produced this film. It was this film that caught the eye of the well-known director Steven Spielberg. As a result, Spielberg gave Diesel a role in his Saving Private Ryan film.

Strays – 1997

  • Directed by Vin Diesel
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Joey Dedio, Mike Epps, et al.
  • This is one of the Vin Diesel movies that truly featured his directing abilities. This is a film about a drug dealer and hustler Rick, who is played by Vin Diesel, who struggles to find for a new and meaningful life.

Saving Private Ryan – 1998

  • Directed by Steven Spielberg
  • Starring: Tom Hanks, Edward Burns, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore, Vin Diesel
  • One of the most star-studded movies with Vin Diesel. One of the Vin Diesel movies wherein he played the role of Private First Class Adrian Caparzo which is a rifleman during the World War II. This film is also the top grossing among Vin Diesel movies.

The Iron Giant – 1999

  • Directed by Brad Bird
  • Starring the voices of: Jennifer Aniston, Harry Connick, Jr., Vin Diesel, et al.
  • The first animated film among Vin Diesel movies. Diesel played the voice of the Iron Giant who fell from the sky. Movies setting takes places during the Cold War in 1957.

Boiler Room – 2000

  • Directed by Ben Younger
  • Starring: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Ben Affleck, Nicky Katt, et al.
  • Another star-studded Vin Diesel film, he played the role of Chris Varick who is a senior broker and the main character’s friend at a firm. This film is about Seth, the main character, going heading to a new life in a brokerage firm with Vin Diesel after a dark past which was still hunting Seth and would eventually catch up with him.

Pitch Black – 2000

  • Directed by David Twohy
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Radha Mitchell, Claudia Lee Black, et al.
  • After a series of Vin Diesel movies, he again plays the lead role as Richard B Riddick in this film. This movies is also known as The Chronicles of Riddick: Pitch Black wherein Riddick is a dangerous criminal transported to prison through space and escapes when their spacecraft crash landed on an alien infested planet.

The Fast and The Furious – 2001

  • Directed by Rob Cohen
  • Starring: Paul Walker, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster
  • This is one of those hardcore action-packed film among Vin Diesel movies. Vin Diesel played the role of Dominic Toretto who is hooked into street car racing and was being investigate by an FBI agent named Brian O’ Connor played by Paul Walker.

Knockaround Guys – 2001

  • Directed by Brian Koppelman and David Levein
  • Starring: Barry Pepper, Seth Green, Vin Diesel, John Malkovich, Dennis Hopper
  • One of the Vin Diesel movies in a gangster setting where he played the role of Taylor Reese who is a friend of the sons of a mob boss.


xXx – 2002

  • Directed by Rob Cohen
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas, William Hope
  • Another one of the Vin Diesel movies directed by Rob Cohen. Diesel played Xander Cage who is an American adrenaline junky extreme sports enthusiast offered to become a spy for the NSA to dangerous missions in Eastern Europe.

A Man Apart – 2003

  • Directed by F. Gary Gray
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Larenz Tate
  • This is one of the Vin Diesel movies in a action-thriller-drama setting. Vin Diesel played the role of Sean Vetter who is a DEA Agent taking revenge on a mysterious drug lord named Diable after killing his wife.

The Chronicles of Riddick – 2004

  • Directed by David Twohy
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Karl Urban, Judi Dench, et al.
  • Sequel of the movie Pitch Black which is one of the Vin Diesel movies. Diesel still plays Richard B. Riddick as he continues to elude capture and battles intergalactic struggles.

The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Fury – 2004

  • Directed by Peter Chung
  • Starring the voices of: Vin Diesel, Rhiana Griffin, Keith David, et al.
  • Second animated film among Vin Diesel movies featuring the sequel of The Chronicles of Riddick series.

The Pacifier – 2005

  • Directed by Adam Shankman
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford, et al.
  • One of the comedy Vin Diesel movies as he plays a U.S. Navy SEAL Lieutenant named Shane Wolfe assigned to rescue Howard Plummer that somehow ended up working as a babysitter for Howard’s family.

Find Me Guilty – 2006

  • Directed by Sidney DeBrino
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Peter Dinklage, Richard Portnow, Alex Rocco
  • One of the Vin Diesel movies about a true story of the longest Mafia trial ever in American soil. Diesel played the mobster Giacomo “Jackie” DiNorscio.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift – 2006

  • Directed by Justin Lin
  • Starring: Lucan Black, Bow Wow, Sung Kang, et al.
  • Not really one of the Vin Diesel movies although its one of The Fast and Furious series installment in which Diesel starred in a prior one. Diesel just made a cameo appearance by the end of the film.


Babylon A.D. – 2008

  • Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Lambert Wilson, et al.
  • One of the Vin Diesel movies based on a French science fiction action novel Babylon Babies by Maurice Georges Dantec wherein Diesel played the lead character named Toorop.

Fast & Furious – 2009

  • Directed by Justin Lin
  • Starring: Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, et al.
  • Sequel to The Fast and The Furious, one of the Vin Diesel movies, which are still played by the same cast. In this movie, Brian O’ Connor played by Paul Walker is tracking a mexican drug lord, Arturo Braga, with the help of Dominic Toretto played by Diesel.


Those are the Vin Diesel facts on the list of all movies released from the start of his career to the latest movies. Don’t miss the up coming Vin Diesel movies which are sequel to some of the Vin Diesel movies such as xXx, and The Fast and The Furious series. Coming soon this 2011 are more Vin Diesel movies namely: Fast Five, another installation of The Fast and The Furious series, and xXx: The Return of Xander Cage which is obviously sequel to the xXx movie.