Hugh Jackman is an actor who has traveled throughout the Hollywood film industry. His name is beyond any doubt. Each film he participated in received enthusiastic reception from the audience.
However, out of the many films that have shown his acting talent, which is the best Hugh Jackman movie, right?
10 Best Hugh Jackman Movies You Must See
It’s actually quite difficult to identify the 10 best Hugh Jackman movies. Even so, here are some of the best films ever made by the Australian-born actor and producer.
The Wolverine (2013)
Hugh Jackman’s first best movie was “The Wolverine”. Wolverine himself appeared in the X-Men movie adaptation, and is expected to reappear in the movie “Deadpool 3” which will be released in September 2024.
Wolverine is a mutant with claws between his fingers. He is also the only X-Men character who can survive Thanos’ snap in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
The Greatest Showman (2017)
The film released in 2017 is one of the most successful musical movies starring Hugh Jackman.
The film tells the true story of American theater artist Phineas Taylor Barnum, in which Hugh Jackman plays the lead role of Barnum. Describing Barnum’s story in founding the world’s largest circus, Hugh Jackman impressed audiences with his acting and singing skills in the movie “The Greatest Showman”.
Les Miserables (2012)
Another successful musical film starring Hugh Jackman, “Miserable Men” was inspired by the classic novel of the same name by Victor Hugo. Set during the struggles of the French Revolution, this film tells the story of Jean Valjean, who was sentenced to 19 years in prison for stealing a loaf of bread, but became mayor and owner of the a factory.
The Fountain (2006)
The film was released in 2006 and stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz in the lead roles. The plot of the film is divided into three separate stories, all of which span hundreds of years. However, all three have something in common or a common thread that connects each other.
These three stories have different plots and characters. They’re all still starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz, though. Playing three different characters in one movie definitely requires acting skills, which makes this one of Hugh Jackman’s best films.
This film depicts the happy life of Keller Dover played by Hugh Jackman and Franklin Birch played by Terrence Howard. However, Thanksgiving Day messed things up. They had to lose their supposedly kidnapped children.
A detective named Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) is asked to find the children. This mystery thriller is suspenseful and leaves us wondering throughout the story.
Real Steel (2011)
The 2011 film was adapted from the 1956 short story “Steel” by Richard Matheson. This sci-fi movie is set in the future, when martial artists are no longer human but have been replaced by robots.
Bad Education (2019)
Based on a true story, the movie released in 2019, tells about the largest US school fund embezzlement scandal that shocked the world in 2002.
In this film, Hugh Jackman plays a New York educator named Frank Tassone, who is determined to help his students succeed.
Kate & Leopold (2001)
What happens when Hugh Jackman plays a romantic drama? This time, he plays Leopold Alexis, an English prince who travels through time in the 21st century in 1879. Arriving in New York, Meg Ryan’s Kate McKay eventually falls in love with Leopold.
Van Helsing (2004)
Van Helsing is a vampire and monster hunter. This movie in the genre of horror, mystery, action and fiction is quite extraordinary. Have you seen it yet?
The Prestige (2006)
Hugh Jackman’s last great film was “The Prestige”. This 2006 film tells the story of two 19th century magicians who were best friends, Robert Angier and Alfred Borden.
Their relationship broke down when Robert Angier’s wife died while working as an assistant magician on stage. Angier accused Alfred Borden of causing his wife’s death.
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