Ten Most Memorable Hugh Jackman Movies
Today’s viewers may know him simply as Wolverine, the adamantium-bonded superhero who’s arguably the most valued member of the X-Men. But Hugh Jackman should not only be known as the man who plays the Wolverine as he has had a long career spanning more than 20 years. This article lists down the top Hugh Jackman movies, according to IMDB.com.
Below are Hugh Jackman movie ratings:
|X-Men Days of Future Past||8.1|
|X-Men: First Class||7.8|
|Rise of the Guardians||7.3|
1. The Prestige (2006)
“Wolverine” meets “Batman” in this film as Jackman stars alongside Christian Bale, the actor who played the Dark Crusader in the rebooted Batman film trilogy. In the film, Jackman and Bale play rival stage magicians in London who engage in a competitive one-upmanship that ultimately end in tragedy. It was co-written and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film was a moderate success at the tills earning $100 million.
2. X-Men Days of Future Past (2014)
This is the penultimate film wherein Jackman will play the role of Wolverine, as he announced that he will stop portraying the role of the rugged superhero after 2017, when the sequel to the Wolverine movie is slated to come out.
Days of Future Past is considered the best X-Men movie ever, as critics praised it for its story and visual effects. It was also a big hit like most X-Men flicks, earning $748 million worldwide.
3. Prisoners (2013)
This American thriller film features an ensemble cast. Apart from Jackman, it stars Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, and Terrence Howard. The story is about the search for two young girls abducted in Pennsylvania. It was nominated for best cinematography during the 86th Academy Awards.
Jackman earned rave reviews for his role as the father of the two girls who were abducted. The movie didn’t fare badly at the box-office as it earned around $100 million.
4. X-Men: First Class (2011)
Jackman had a brief appearance in this movie, the fifth installment of the X-Men movie franchise. The story revolved around the relationship of a young Professor Charles Xavier, the leader of the X-Men, and their arch-nemesis, Magneto.
Like Days of Future Past, X-Men: First Class was critically acclaimed with many movie reviewers praising its plot. The movie-going public also liked the movie as shown by its $350 million earnings worldwide.
5. Les Miserables (2012)
Jackman played the role of Jean Valjean in the movie adaptation of the popular musical Les Miserables. For the role, he had to lose 15 pounds and then put on 30 pounds later to depict the newfound success of his character. He was amply rewarded by critics for his performance as he won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 2013. The movie was a resounding success worldwide, earning more than $441 million.
6. X-Men (2000)
This was the first Hollywood movie of Jackman. It features an ensemble casts that includes Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ian McKellen, and James Mardsen. Interestingly, Jackman was a last-minute choice for the movie as he was cast three weeks into the filming. The movie was well-received by audiences around the world as it grossed $296 million worldwide.
7. Rise of the Guardians (2012)
Jackman lent his voice for this computer animated fantasy film based on a book series. It received mixed to positive reviews, earning around $300 million worldwide. It was also nominated for a Golden Globe award for best animated feature film. Jackman was the voice of the Easter Bunny. Other actors whose voices were used in the project were Jude Law (voice of the Boogeyman), Alec Baldwin as Santa Caluse, and Chris Pine as Jack Frost.
8. The Fountain (2006)
Jackman shows his versatility in this movie as he plays three characters—a neuroscientist, a Spanish conquistador, and a future astronaut. This sci-fi film also stars Rachel Weisz as the wife of the neuroscientist. According to Jackman, this was the most difficult movie he has made because of the physical demands of the shooting. The movie was a disappointment at the box office as it only took in $15 million worldwide.
9. Real Steel (2011)
This movie about robot boxing set in not-so-distant future earned mixed reviews from critics. Although others praised it for its action sequences and visual effects, some critics bashed it for the formulaic nature of its plot. It was nominated for an Oscar for best visual effects. It took in close to $300 million in gate receipts worldwide.
10. Chappie (2015)
This sci-fi flick about a police droid that is re-programmed to become the first robot to have its own mind and feelings. It grossed $102 million worldwide against a $49 million budget. Jackman plays a bit role but gets to speak in his native Australian accent.
Hugh Jackman movies may have been stereotyped for being mostly action-related, but as you can see in this list, the Australian actor can also perform well in other movie genres like musicals and comedies.