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10 Best Jason Clarke Movies of All Time

June 28, 2018
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Jason Clarke has been a prominent face in Hollywood. He has supported the cast in several great movies. That is the reason why I’ve decided to write this article. If you track his filmography, you come across many movies which are worth your watch. Despite not leading the cast, Jason Clark is credited in all of these movies and has been true to his character.

With that said, here is the list of top Jason Clarke films, carefully selected from his impressive filmography. You can also stream some of these Jason Clarke movies on Netflix or Amazon Prime.

 

10. Trust (2010)

It isn’t one of the greatest movies of all time, but I think it is about such an important topic that I recommend people watch it anyway. Not only does it show up the dangers of pedophilia and how those sick monsters use the internet to groom and subvert kids. This films details how a single perverted mind can destroy a loving family, on how the father (played by Clive Owen in one of his best roles) gets obsessed with finding the guy that raped his daughter, his focused is getting “justice” done and forgets on what’s more important helping to cope with her. One must admire David Schwimmer for tackling this issue with maturity and delivers the emotional impact. It’s not perfect, but he hits the right notes where it matters.

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9. White House Down (2013)

When it comes to an apocalypse-themed movie, I think we all agree that Roland Emmerich name will pop up in our minds. Not a natural disaster but ‘White House Down’ is about a personal apocalypse for the USA, a group of terrorist took control of the White House. It’s an apocalyptic thing for the USA itself. About how the terrorists/invaders could come inside the White House, it’s predictable. An insider is a traitor. Typical “terrorist” movie that attacks the USA, one of the good guys must be the bad guy. Nothing really special about this movie. But I can say some gags during the serious situation in the movie are hilarious. Jaime Foxx, as Mr. President can be funny too. The movie is popcorn entertainment at it’s best.

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8. Lawless (2012)

First of all, ‘Lawless’ is one of the rarest movies ever depicting the Prohibition era of the United States dating back to 1920’s. I am very impressed with the study of that era in this movie since I got to know many things. Contrary to what many American directors have pulled off regarding this era the Australian director has exceeded many movies. Bootleggers rise up against the authorities who entreat the profit in importunity. The scenery and the dialogues were meticulously intertwined and nothing falls short in the terms of cinematography.  It’s tough, gritty, quite gory, but it gave me the feeling that a feel-good movie does.

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7. The Great Gatsby (2013)

Like many movies which are adapted from literature, ‘The Great Gatsby’ suffers from intense comparison and scrutiny. The biggest complaint most every naysayer has about this film is it’s “not Gatsby”. I agree, even without reading it, it isn’t Fitzgerald’s vision and since we are talking about a literary classic, that should count for something. But if the book never existed, if this movie was an original idea, would we still hold it with such disdain? Probably not, we’d probably just brush it off as an entertaining, light and decadent film whose story suffers from its visual opulence. Such backhanded praise isn’t exactly an endorsement but it’s also not the worst thing said about a Baz Luhrmann film.

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6. Praise (1998)

‘Praise’ is an Aussie flick which looks into the waxing and waning of a relationship between a sexually obsessed woman and her taciturn and less experienced boyfriend while both languish in a life of self-indulgence, sex, indolence, sex, drugs, sex and more sex. The movie is one of those films which slip between the cracks of public consciousness for want of broad market appeal and entertainment value while garnering critical and industry acclaim for its ability to faithfully portray difficult human issues. A good flick for adult cinema devotees who are as interested in execution as in content.

 

5. Everest (2015)

‘Everest’ is wonderfully directed with some amazing cinematography of Everest and surrounding areas of Nepal and it is most definitely well worth watching. The whole look of the film was superb, especially the later moments of the movie to make it seem as if everyone was scaling Everest. It probably isn’t hard to set the initial tone and feel of the movie with the cast and crew actually being in Nepal, but all the scenes that show everyone higher up the mountain are filmed really well. The film does make you feel as if you going through their journey with them.

 

4. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

After the events of the 2011 prequel, ‘Dawn’ is set 10 years into the future, where Caeser has a built an ape community that is flourishing. Meanwhile, the humans are struggling to survive. They have become dispersed due to the effects of the virus that was released in ‘Rise’. When a group of survivors from the San Fransisco area runs into two apes, the plot will be set in motion as these two factions will collide. ‘Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes’ is unlike any movie being released in the past decade. It seems to exist in its own brand of blockbuster cinema, something I find very refreshing.

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3. Chappaquiddick (2017)

The film portrays the Kennedy clan as powerful and well to do with connections as it’s like next son in the waiting Ted (Jason Clarke) is poised for great things only a twist and turn of fatal means and ends are found for young campaign worker Mary Jo (Kate Mara). A great retelling of this tragic accident and cover-up. The writing is perfect and the story remains politically neutral as it shows the unfolding of events. Very good acting and I learned facts I didn’t know about this story. Go watch it especially if you know nothing about this historic event.

 

2. Mudbound (2017)

My favorite thing about this movie is tone. At every stage, this movie just manages to get the tone right. Whether that is the dialogue, the framing or the audio. Because of this, the film pulls you right in and the runtime flies by. One feels completely immersed in wartime Mississippi and the struggles of the two families. Their faults and mistakes are laid bare with no real exposition from the actors to lead you to think or make a judgment, that is left to you. The entire ensemble is excellent, showing real restraint and giving their characters real heft. Overall, a great movie and one that should not be missing.

 

1. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Let me start by saying that I am not into political films at all. But Zero Dark Thirty is a masterpiece of cinema that manages to be historically educational. It brings nail-biting thrills throughout the entire 2 hours and 30 minutes. I’m not going to rant for too long but all of this B.S about the torture scenes really is false. The torture scenes didn’t go too far but rather showed the audience barely a taste of the torture that happens everyday around the world, and involving the U.S. All I’m going to say is that there’s no denying that worse forms exist in the U.S and the government should be lucky that Kathryn didn’t show anything worse than water torture and a few punches thrown.

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