Tatum made his film debut in the drama film Coach Carter (2005).
His breakthrough role was in the 2006 dance film Step Up, which introduced him to a wider audience.
He has also appeared as the character Duke in the 2009 action film G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and its 2013 sequel G.I. Joe: Retaliation.
His other films include She's the Man (2006), The Dilemma (2011), White House Down (2013), Foxcatcher (2014), The Hateful Eight (2015), Hail, Caesar! (2016), and Logan Lucky (2017).