That intense stare, exceptional acting skills, charming good looks, and the jaunty grin, Hugh Jackman is indeed one of the most dazzling superstars Hollywood has to offer. Known as the perfect Wolverine, he recently did his last movie Logan as the archetypal Marvel hero much to the disappointment of his fans. However, Jackman is not just well-known for playing Wolverine, he has played a number of diverse roles and has truly excelled in them. He has proven himself as one of the finest movie stars. Here are 15 of the best Hugh Jackman movies of all time:
15. Deception (2008)
This movie revolves around an accountant whose lawyer friend introduces him to a mystifying sex club called The List. Once he enters this new world, he finds himself becoming the main suspect of a multi-million dollar heist and the disappearance of a woman.
Jackman brought a great charisma and charm to his role and his performance was praised by critics and audience alike. This movie grossed $2.3 million in its opening week and ranked tenth at the box office. Overall, this movie managed to gross about $17,712,945.
14. Someone Like You (2001)
When a talk show talent scout breaks up with her boyfriend, she pens down an article on men’s relationship habits, which earns her national fame.
Jackman and Judd share an amazing chemistry on-screen. Jackman gives an engaging performance and oozes charisma. He makes a delightful screen presence. This movie grossed $38,689,940 worldwide.
13. Sword Fish (2001)
When a counter-terrorist unit wants to acquire money to finance their war against international terrorism, they seek help of a convicted hacker to assist them. An interesting movie but with a few loopholes, but one thing that would make you keep on watching this movie is the performance by Jackman.
He clearly steals this spotlight in this movie with his impeccable performance. His talent truly shines in the dance sequence which shows that he is a man of many talents. This movie received mixed reviews by critics and audience alike but Jackman was praised for his performance.
12. Chappie (2015)
Set in Johannesburg, this movie is about an artificially intelligent law enforcement robot which is captured by gangsters. Hugh successfully compressed his larger than life self in this unflattering and not so glamorous character with a cubicle job impressively.
This shows that he is flexible with his acting skills and can play any role without reminding the audience of the more aggressive roles he has played in the past. This movie was a box office hit, earning a total of $102 million worldwide on a $49 million budget.
11. Scoop (2006)
Jackman plays the role of a romantic and funny guy in this one who is not at all what he appears to be. He managed to convert the low-key jokes into a barrel of laughs. His unwavering and nonchalant tone and expression makes him perfect for this role.
He has proven again and again that he is indeed a versatile actor. Even though, this is labeled as one of the weak movies of Woody Allen, it is still a mesmerizing watch because of Jackman.
10. Kate & Leopold (2001)
A romantic comedy which narrates the story of an English Duke from 1876 who gets dragged in to the modern world and falls for an advertising executive. Without a doubt, one of the finest performances of Jackman, who managed to completely bring the character of Leopold to life.
His performance earned him several award nominations including a Golden Globe award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical.
9. Australia (2008)
Jackman and Nicole Kidman teamed up to bring us this amazing story set between 1939 and 1942 with dramatized backdrop of different events in Australia like Darwin bombing in World War II. This proved to be a major movie for both Jackman and Kidman as they were able to overcome their rocky careers at that time with their enthralling performances.
Their on-screen chemistry was superb. Moreover, it appeared that this role was made for Jackson. His acting was natural and he was able to give a noteworthy performance. This movie was the third highest grossing Australian movie of all time.
8. The Fountain (2006)
There are some actors who don’t give their all when it comes to bawling their eyes out but Jackman is definitely not one of them. He gives his all when the love of his life dies in the movie and you can actually feel his pain and angst.
In this role, Jackman wasn’t afraid to bare his emotions all out. This movie received mixed reviews from the critics but grossed a total of $15,978,422 worldwide and has also gained its own cult following. Jackson received a few nominations for his outstanding performance, including the Saturn Award for Best Actor.