12 Best Jude Law Movies You Must See

April 14, 2018
9 min read

Despite only being 45 years of age, Jude Law is already considered a veteran in the land of Hollywood. Over the course of a career spanning two decades he has become one of the most successful actors of his generation. Only few actors in the business have been able to manage a balance between being a heart-throb and a darling of the critics. Jude Law is one of them.

That’s not to say every film that he has done has been successful. Some choices of his have gone horribly wrong and I’m pretty sure he regrets them too. However he has delivered more than he has failed, and over the years proven himself to be a serious actor worth watching. Whether he is playing a secondary character or the lead role, there is something about the English that screams out ‘charming’.

His roles in ‘Grand Budapest Hotel’, ‘The Aviator’ and Hugo are not substantial enough and hence we have cut them off the list. We will looking at Law’s fine performances over the years in which he is substantial and has enough screen time. Here’s the list of top Jude Law movies. You can watch some of these Jude Law movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime.


12. Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow (2004)

A 2004 science fiction film written and directed by Kenny Conran in his directorial debut. The film boasts a fantastic cast of Jude Law, Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie. In the film New York receives a series of attacks from giant robots.  A reporter teams up with a pilot in search of their origin, as well as the reason for the disappearances of famous scientists around the world.

Sky Captain is a cool film combining live action and computer-generated effects in new and exciting ways. The film is gorgeous and stylishly executed. Some may argue that the film is more style than substance, but when the execution is done well it is hard to argue. The film might not be an artistic masterpiece, but is surely entertaining and enjoyable from start to finish.


11. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

Rise of the Guardians is 3d computed animated fantasy film adapted from the Guardians of Childhood series authored by writer and illustrator William Joyce. It is voiced by an all star cast that included Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, and Law. The film follows the Immortal Guardians teaming up to protect the innocence of children all around the world from the evil ‘Pitch’. The film contains some of the best animation work you will see. It is also backed up by the brilliant cast voicing the characters perfectly. It is a feel good movie not only for kids, but something even adults will enjoy.


10. Wilde (1997)

Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film based on the Pulitzer prize-winning 1987 biography of Oscar Wilde by Richard Ellmann. Stephen Fry, Jude Law, Michael Sheen, Tom Wilkinson and a very young Orlando Bloom are people you will see in the film. The film premiered at the 1997 Venice Film Festival and was the opening night selection at the 1998 San Francisco International Film Festival.

Stephen Fry was born to play the part. He not only has the stature of Oscar Wilde but as you would see in the film possesses his traits too. Fry is likeable and memorable. Jude Law’s character however is very easy to dislike and that is a compliment to his electrifying performance.


9. Existens (1999)

Existens is probably one of the most underrated films of the 90’s. It is a 1999 Canadian science fiction body horror film, written, produced, and directed by Canadian director David Cronenberg. The story takes place sometime in the near future, when game designers are worshipped as superstars and players can organically enter inside the games.

You like movies that screw with your mind? Then this one is something you’d wanna watch. Existens is fun and unpredictable. The film consist of twist and turns and is surely to stay in your mind long after you watch it.


8. Cold Mountain (2003)

Cold Mountain is a 2003 film based on Charles Fraziers best selling phenomenon of the same name. The film boasts a heavy star cast that includes Jude Law, Nicole Kidman, Renee Zellweger and Natalie Portman and Phillip Seymour Hoffman. The story follows a wounded soldier during the Civil war, who embarks on a journey to reunite with his lover in ‘Cold Mountain’.

Cold Mountain is a moving story that captures the horrors and hardship of war. The music and score are so appropriately put and mirrors the mood of the events and characters. Runtime of the film can be a turn off or many viewers, but it is sweeping and enchanting once the films kicks off.


7. I Heart Huckabees (2004)

I ♥ Huckabees is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed and produced by David O. Russell, who co-wrote the screenplay with Jeff Baena. The film follows a husband and wife duo who are existential detectives who help people deal with their existential issues.

I love Huckabees is a smart comedy that is also thought-provoking and reassuring. It is optimistic despite its subject  and the film overall is joy to watch. The start cast all deliver the goods with their performances and will keep you smiling throughout the film.

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