He is one of the most recognized actors in the world. Even though he will forever be linked with one iconic role, Hugh Jackman has done a number of movies that have showcased his acting ability. The range in his career has been impressive. He has done romantic comedies, action flicks and intense character studies as well. It is arguable that his fame as the superhero Wolverine, has prevented him from taking up more exciting roles. But, his work is proof that you don’t need to be on one track to be successful. He can do a film like ‘The Wolverine’ and then follow it up with something different like ‘Prisoners’. A capable performer both on screen and on stage, his ability to entertain has never been in question. With ‘Logan’ said to be his final outing as Wolverine, it certainly feels like the end of an era. With that said, here is the list of top Hugh Jackman films., selected from his impressive filmography. You can also watch some of these best Hugh Jackman movies on Netflix or Hulu or Amazon Prime.
10. Kate & Leopold
The first time director James Mangold and Jackman came together, proved to be a success, at least at the box-office. Although this is a pretty conventional romantic comedy, one of the reasons why its watchable, is the actor himself. Playing a Duke who is transported to 21st century New York, he is an utter delight. He seems completely at home in a role that feels like it was made for him. Although he got his breakthrough in a superhero film, he proves here that he can be funny and charming as well. It is an important film in the actor’s career as he showed he can be banked upon to impress in this genre too. His looks and general attitude in the film, swept many women of their feet.
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From Baz Luhrmann, a director known for his visual style, came this epic tale of romance. Set against the backdrop of World War II, the film had all the elements to succeed. Having two excellent leads added to the film’s appeal. Jackman was praised for his portrayal as a Drover. The sweeping romance saga didn’t do well as expected but the performances were appreciated. Despite the character arc being less than compelling, the actor elevates the material with an intense and emotional performance. This ensured that at least parts of the movie resonated with the viewer.