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12 Best Josh Hutcherson Movies You Must See

March 14, 2018
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Starting off as a child actor in the 2000s, the little Gabe from the sweet love-story Little Manhattan has come a long way. Josh Hutcherson is one of those guys whom you expect to be perfect child actors but lose their charm as they grow up. Sailing right opposite to the prevailing wind, this Kentucky actor has proved through many versatile roles in the recent years -especially Peeta Mellark in the Hunger Games series- that he’s here to stay. After all, standing neck to neck with Jennifer Lawrence is not an easy task. The future of this brilliant actor is impending, and we at Cinemaholic thought of presenting you with his past so that you know where he’s coming from and where he’s going. Here is the list of top 12 movies of Josh Hutcherson’s career.

12. Red Dawn (2012)

Marine veteran Jed (Chris Hemsworth) and his brother Matt witness the execution of their father at the hands of North Korean invaders. To save their Washington and resist the tyranny of the oncoming invaders, the brothers form a resistance unit along with their friends. Their group ‘The Wolverines’ is all set to drive out the evil from their hometown, trying to return it to its former glory. They are ready. Are you?

11. Detention (2011)

Detention is about to get a whole lot interesting in Grizzly Lake High School with a killer on the loose. Going by the name of Cinderhella, the killer has already murdered a student. Under suspicion from the Principal, a set of students including the ultra cool Clapton and his friends have been put on all-day detention on Prom Night. Dealing with supernatural forces and the suspicion of the killer being amongst them, the teenagers must find out the truth behind these random killings before they themselves become the victims.

10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012)

Out on perhaps the last adventure of his life, Alexander (Michael Caine) stumps upon a mysterious island in the middle of Bermuda Triangle and sends out a distress signal to his grandson Sean Anderson. Investigating his grandfather’s sudden disappearance and motivated by the message sent by him, Sean pairs up with his hotheaded stepfather Hank (The Rock) and ventures into the Devil’s Sea with two unlikely travelers. With some romance brewing between Sean and his guide Kailani (Vanessa Hudgens), the four explorers manage to land upon the island which has been hidden from the world’s eyes all these years. The question is whether they would be able to escape in time with the island slowly sinking back into the ocean.

9. Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005)

Walter and Danny are two brothers who don’t get along with each other as well as their elder sister, the snooty Lisa. While going through the basement junk, the two brothers find an old board game called Zathura and start playing it to pass the time. Soon they realize that the moves mentioned in the game are happening in reality and they have landed on a moon of Saturn. Dodging various space adventures and an alien race bent on killing them, the two brothers must reconcile their differences if they want to return to their home.

8. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 (2014)

The rebellion against the Capitol and President Snow is in full force. But the two sides of the coin have been separated and now stand at odds with each other. Spearheaded by Katniss, the Resistance is planning a final attack on the Capitol to end Snow’s tyrannical reign and uplift the citizens of Panem. Standing in their way is the new poster boy of the Capitol, Peeta. Can Katniss kill her own love to reach freedom?

7. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 (2015)

In the epic finale to the Hunger Games series, Katniss and Peeta once again join hands against the injustice in one final blow to the armaments of Capitol. However even after winning the apparent war and capturing the perpetrators, Katniss is not satisfied as she comes to know that she might have been a puppet of President Alma Coin all along. What will Katniss do when she realizes that she is ultimately replacing one tyrant for another? A brilliant rendering of the hit Suzanne Collins’ series starring Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson.

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6. Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

Trevor Anderson (Brendan Fraser) is searching for his long-lost brother who went out in search of the mysterious world that resides in the center of the world. When Trevor gets the news of his brother being in Iceland, he sets out with his nephew Sean to find out the truth about his brother’s death. The mystery of Jules Verne’s writings unfolds itself in front of the unlikely explorers when they find out that the journey to the center of the world might not be as exciting as they had thought it to be. Fight with extinct monsters and strange surroundings in this Josh Hutcherson and Brendan Fraser special.

5. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

It’s the 75th-anniversary of the Hunger Games and to appease the hunger for violence of the residents, President Snow has decided to host a Quarter Quell. In this match to the death, previous champions of the Hunger Games must try to survive once again against frightful odds and chilling scenarios. Among them are the newly wedded Katniss and Peeta trying to get out of President Snow’s ugly scheme and save their homeland from his wrath.

4. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

Nic and Jules are a lesbian couple living happily with their son Laser and daughter Joni. Coincidentally the sperm donor that the two used for giving birth to their children is the same. To find out their biological father Laser and Joni set out to the sperm bank and find that Paul (Mark Ruffalo) is their biological father. The entry of Paul into the already peculiar household introduces a strange factor into the family especially when Jules and Paul begin an affair. To enlarge their family, the children might have ended up destroying the peaceful existence they already had nailed.

3. The Hunger Games (2012)

Katniss Everdeen has volunteered to be a tribute from her district to a deadly game meant to keep the society in order in a dystopian world. Alongside Katniss is Peeta Mellark a strong-headed boy who has been in love with Katniss for a long time. Together this unlikely pair must defend themselves, their loved ones, and an entire district against the injustice of Capitol and its ruler President Snow. Based on Suzzane Collins’ hit novel series of the same name, Hunger Games is the franchise responsible for defining both Jennifer Lawrence’s and Josh Hutcherson’s careers.

2. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Jesse, a shy and artistic 12-year-old meets his complement in Leslie an introvert just like him. Together they form an unexpected bond and venture out into the forest to invent a whole new world. They name this world Terabithia and make it their own by populating it fictional creatures and landscapes which give them happiness. The escape to Terabithia gives these two unsuitable teens a suitable place to express their artistic creativity and their love towards each other.

1. Little Manhattan (2005)

Gabe is a 10-year-old unaware of the sweet and fleeting feeling of love. When he sees Rosemary, he feels a strong attraction and falls head over heels for her. Not knowing how to deal with these new feelings and dealing with the bitter divorce of his parents, Gabe rides the roller coaster of love and realizes what the first heartbreak feels like. A sweet love story with smooth storytelling this is Little Manhattan.

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