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Hugh Jackman’s top 5 best movies

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Hugh Jackman is one of the most successful and marketable Australian actors on the planet. Throughout the mid to late 1990s, Jackman cemented his status as an acclaimed stage actor, breaking into the West End scene with his Oliver Award-nominated performance in “Oklahoma!” However, it wasn’t until the early 2000s that Jackman managed to break into the Hollywood scene, starting with arguably his most famous role – Wolverine. Here are Hugh Jackman’s best # movies so far (counting down).

#5 Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Starring Taron Egerton and Hugh Jackman, “Eddie the Eagle” explores the life of British ski-jumper, Michael Edwards. Good-natured, inspirational and emotional, this film was massively underrated during its release and remains one of the more entertaining sports films of the last decade.

#4 Les Misérables (2012)

Now, some critics will say this should be higher since Jackman was nominated for an Oscar for his leading role. However, the film continues to polarise viewers – some value its audacity and visual brilliance, while others criticised the apparent lack of singing talent in the cast (excluding Jackman).

#3 Prisoners (2013)

“Prisoners” probably remains Jackman’s darkest ever film. Directed by acclaimed director, Denis Villeneuve, this taut, psychological drama follows two families as they frantically search for their abducted daughters. Morally subversive and mentally exhausting, Jackman drew rave reviews for his performance and was unlucky not to see more appreciation from the major awards.

#2 Logan (2017)

Logan

Jackman saved his best for last when he donned the role of The Wolverine for the last time in “Logan”. In terms of superhero movies, the film rises to the occasion, presenting viewers with something they always wanted – a dark, gritty and mysterious film that ensures the character received the send-off it deserved.

#1 The Prestige (2006)

Coming in at number 1 on our list is “The Prestige”, directed by Christopher Nolan. The film pits two magicians against each other, played by Christian Bale and Jackman. The plot is smart and subversive, keeping audiences questioning everything they see on the screen until well after the credits roll.

Erin Cheel
Erin Cheel is a local reporter who writes about a variety of subjects life style related. Education: University of Sydney, BA in economics with a focus on international relations; Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, MA

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