Joshua Ryan Hutcherson, better known as Josh Hutcherson, is an American actor and producer. The guy born in 1992 started acting in 2000. Imagine, since the age of 8, Josh has appeared in many commercials, television, movies, even if it was just a supporting role.
But it didn’t take long, as in 2002 Josh got the lead role in the TV show “House Blend” and the movie “Miracle Dogs” in 2003.
Curious about the list of movies that Josh Hutcherson has acted in? It’s actually pretty hard to pinpoint which of Josh’s 10 best movies are, because there are so many. However, here are 10 Josh Hutcherson movies that everyone must watch according to Bacaterus.
The Hunger Games
- Release year : 2012
- Genre: Fiction, Youth Fiction, Science Fiction, Post-Apocalyptic Fiction, Alternative History, Fiction
- Adventure, Fiction
- Produce : Color Force
- Directed by: Gary Ross
- Actors: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Lenny Kravitz
- Number of movies : 4
In 2011, Josh Hutcherson received the lead role of Peeta Mellark in the box office series “The Hunger Games”. Movies are a huge and very successful franchise globally. The film is based on the trilogy of novels “The Hunger Games” by Suzanne Collins.
Although there are only three novels, the series is divided into four that were released between 2012 and 2015. For his portrayal of Peeta, Josh won 3 awards from the MTV Movie Awards and the People’s Choice Award.
“The Hunger Games” is an outdated sci-fi movie. The setting is a post-apocalyptic future in a country called Panem, consisting of 12 Counties (such as provinces/regions). In order to ‘survive’, the government created a regulation whereby a boy and a girl from each of the 12 counties are selected annually as a ‘tribute’.
These 24 children will then compete in a televised life-and-death event called ‘The Hunger Games’. Yes, there is only one winner, and the remaining children must die.
Escobar: Paradise Lost
- Release year : 2014
- Genre: Romance, History, Drama, Comedy
- Production : Chapter 2, Nexus Factory, Pathé, Roxbury Pictures, uFilm
- Directed by: Andrea Di Stefano
- Actors: Benicio Del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia Traisac, Brady Corbet, Carlos Bardem, Ana Girardot
The movie “Escobar: Paradise Lost” is based on a true story, you know! Nick Brady (Josh Hutcherson) is an Irish surfer visiting his brother in Colombia on vacation.
There, he meets a girl named Maria and falls in love. However, Maria is no ordinary girl. He is Pablo Escobar’s nephew. Doesn’t seem like the best idea to date the grandson of the Colombian drug lord, does it?
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
- Release year : 2012
- Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction, Comedy, Children’s Film, Fantasy
- Production : New Line Cinema, Walden Media, Contrafilm
- Directed by: Brad Peyton
- Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson, Vanessa Hudgens, Luis Guzman, Kristin Davis
- Number of movies : 2
Have you seen the movie “Journey to the Center of the Earth” (2008)? Still married to Josh Hutcherson, this film has a sequel released four years later, which is “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”.
This time, Josh plays with Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzman and Vanessa Hudgens. This sequel is based on the novel “The Mysterious Island” (1874) by Jules Verne.
In this second season, Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) goes on a new adventure when he receives a distress signal from an unknown island. He thinks this could be a signal from his grandfather from ‘The Mysterious Island’.
He also decided to search for the existence of the mysterious island despite having to travel around the world. Not alone, in his journey, Sean was assisted by the helicopter pilot and his daughter.
Bridge to Terabithia
- Release year : 2007
- Genre: Fiction, Children’s Reading, Youth Fiction
- Production : Walt Disney Pictures, Walden Media
- Directed by: Gábor Csupó
- Actors: Josh Hutcherson, AnnaSophia Robb, Robert Patrick, Zooey Deschanel
Based on the novel titled “Bridge to Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson, this film was released in 2007 with Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb (who starred in the movie “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory”). This is a fantasy adventure film for children and teenagers.
From childhood to adulthood by Jesse Aarons and Leslie Burke. They are the 12 year old kids next door. They spend their free time together in a treehouse in the forest and create a fantasy world called ‘Terabithia’.
Zathura: A Space Adventure
- Release year : 2005
- Genre: Adventure, Action, Comedy, Children’s Film, Science Fiction, Fantasy
- Production : Columbia Pictures, Radar Pictures, Teitler Film, Michael De Luca Productions
- Directed by: Jon Favreau
- Actors: Josh Hutcherson, Jonah Bobo, Dax Shepard, Kristen Stewart, Tim Robbins, Frank Oz, Derek Mears
If I told you that Josh Hutcherson was in a movie with Kristen Stewart, would you believe it? Oh, you have to believe it, because they were in a movie project together in 2005.
You may have watched “Zathura: A Space Adventure” as a child. The film is based on the children’s book “Zathura” by Chris Van Allsburg, the author of the story “Jumanji”.
So, as it turns out, “Zathura” is a spin-off and the second installment of the “Jumanji” series. For those who don’t understand what a spin-off is, the story is broken but still connected. In short, both stories are located in the same universe, because the authors are also the same people.
You know, the demon Valak has the body of a priestess? Yes, he has appeared in the movies “The Nun”, “The Conjuring”, and loves to be mentioned in his next films. Well, “Jumanji” and “Zathura” too. “Jumanji” tells the story of Peter and Judy, two brothers who play a mysterious game called ‘Jumanji’.
This board game turns out to be connected to the real world and summons all sorts of threats that exist in the jungle, such as lions, herds of elephants, and even Alan Parrish (Robin Williams), who has been killed sucked into the game as a child and was only able to get out 26 years after Peter and Judy played the game again.
“Zathura” has a similar premise, being a board game and getting players “sucked” into the game. Tells the story of two brothers Danny (Jonah Bobo) and Walter (Josh Hutcherson) who find a mysterious board game in the basement of their house.
It turns out that this game drags their home into space, along with their older sister, Lisa (Kristen Stewart). To be able to return to earth, they must complete the game. Fortunately, they get help from a mysterious astronaut trapped in space.
- Release year : 2011
- Genre: Horror, Comedy, Science Fiction
- Production : Detention Film
- Directed by: Joseph Kahn
- Actors: Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke, Dane Cook
“Detention” is an American comedy film directed by Joseph Kahn. Bringing together the main cast like Josh Hutcherson, Shanley Caswell, Spencer Locke and Dane Cook. The plot is like this, there is a serial killer known as Cinderhella roaming and hunting the students of Grizzly Lake High School.
The principal believes that Cinderhella is a problem student, even a very quiet student. He also conducts classes in detaining suspects.
Because of the possibility of being trapped in a room with a killer, the kids in the detention class work together to stop Cinderhella. Who do you think Cinderhella is?
- Release year : 2007
- Genre: Action, Comedy, Children’s Movie
- Produce : Regency Enterprises, New Regency
- Directed by: Todd Holland
- Actors: Josh Hutcherson, Bruce Greenwood, Dash Mihok, Steven Culp, Bill Nunn
As a child, Josh played in the movie “Firehouse Dog” as the main character. Is a family film distributed by 20th Century Fox. Oh , but actually the main star of this movie is a dog named Rexxx .
He is a superstar, he leads a petty bourgeois life with an owner who loves him and a host of fans who want to be near him. That’s right, Rexxx is a famous dog that has appeared in many blockbuster movies.
One day while filming a parachute jump, Rexxx’s plane crashed. Trey (played by Dash Mihok) thinks his dog is gone.
Meanwhile, Shane Fahey (Josh Hutcherson) is a young boy whose uncle and dog died in a fire. While trying to escape the school, he was caught by two firefighters and taken to the fire station.
Then the officers were called in because there was a fire somewhere. Shane arrives at the site and he sees a dog stuck on the roof of a burning house. Yes, the dog is Rexxx which is rumored to be dead.
Well, in the past, it turns out that Rexxx fell on a tomato truck, so he survived. However, it is very sad and desperate to be away from its owner. Then, what will Shane and Rexxx’s relationship look like in the future?
- Release year : 2006
- Genre: Comedy, Travel Film, Children’s Film, Adventure
- Production : Columbia Pictures
- Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
- Actors: Robin Williams, Jeff Daniels, Cheryl Hines, Kristin Chenoweth, Joanna “JoJo” Levesque, Josh Hutcherson
“RV,” which stands for “Runaway Vacation,” is a family comedy starring the late Robin Williams, Cheryl Hines, Joanna Levesque, Josh Hutcherson, Kristin Chenoweth, and Jeff Daniels. About Bob Munro (Robin Williams) and his family, who are unfamiliar with each other because of their busy lives.
Bob also rented an RV for a road trip from Los Angeles to the Colorado Rockies in an effort to bring his family closer. However, he also has a personal duty, which is to take care of his office work.
It would be easy, yes, while diving into the water. But, it turns out that Bob actually had a lot of problems. Will his family and work survive?
The Polar Express
- Release year : 2004
- Genre: Animation, Children’s Film, Fantasy, Adventure, Music
- Production : Castle Rock Entertainment, Shangri-La Entertainment, ImageMovers, Playtone, Golden Mean Productions
- Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
- Actors & Voices : Tom Hanks, Daryl Sabara, Eddie Deezen, Miss Gaye, Michael Jeter, Josh Hutcherson
It seems like everyone has seen the movie “The Polar Express” as children. This Christmas-themed animated film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Chris Van Allsburg.
Unlike cartoons, “The Polar Express” uses motion capture animation with real-life characters! For a 2004-sized movie, this is really complicated.
The film tells the story of a boy who sees a mysterious train stop in front of his house on Christmas Eve. There were many other children on the train. It turned out that this train was heading to the North Pole to visit Santa.
7 Days in Havana
- Release year : 2012
- Genre: Drama, Anthology
- Production : Morena Films, Full House
- Directed by: Benicio del Toro, Pablo Trapero, Julio Medem, Elia Suleiman, Gaspar Noé, Juan Carlos Tabío, Laurent Cantet
- Actors: Daniel Brühl, Emir Kusturica, Elia Suleiman, Josh Hutcherson
Unlike the other films Josh has starred in, “7 Days in Havana” is a Spanish-language film. The film with the original title “7 dias en La Habana” is an anthology film.
Why is it called Seven Days, because the film is set in a week in the Cuban capital Havana. However, many critics criticized this anthology as being too cliché and having too many stories that made other stories forgotten.
Over the course of his career, Josh Hutcherson has proven his love of being a director as well as a producer, while still taking on leading roles in these films. Josh has served as executive producer on “Detention” (2011), “The Forger” (2012) and “Escobar: Paradise Lost” (2015). Wow, that’s great, isn’t it, Josh!
So, not only Hunger Games, Josh also has roles in many movies and almost all of his films are famous. Have you seen any of the movies above?