10 Best Shia LaBeouf Movies You Must See

September 22, 2017
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Shia LaBeouf is more than just a familiar face for regular movie-goers. He started his acting career with a TV movie and followed it up with a few TV series. His first two appearances in feature films are in ‘The Christmas Path’ and ‘Monkey Business’. To put it delicately, these movies are ones he would love to delete from his filmography. And talking about filmography, Shia can boast few really big profile movies, most notably ‘Transformer series’. However on contrary, he has also done few path-breaking unconventional movies like ‘Nymphomaniac series’. This article is to cherish his wide ranged filmography. Here is the list of top 10 Shia LaBeouf movies.


10. Holes (2003)

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The film is based on a book written by Louis Sachar, it is directed by Andrew Davis. ‘Holes’ succeeds in bringing characters from the book to life. The acting is really good due to the presence of great cast. Stanley (Shia Laboeuf)The Warden (Sigourney Weaver), Mr.Sir (Jonh Voight), Mr. Pendanski (Tim Blake Nelson) and Zero (Khleo Thomas) all perform their respective roles with aplomb. The soundtrack of the movie provides a completeness to the movie. I I think that the music of a movie can make the movie better, which is the casw with ‘Holes’. Without the music this film might not be as effective as it is. The movie is probably Shia’s big break into feature films as his previous appearances tanked badly.


9. Lawless (2012)

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‘Lawless’ is an ordinary story about the fight between the state authority and the outlaw. What makes this movie worth watching is the acting from the star cast. Tom Hardy proves to be a perfect cast for the character Forrest in this movie and gives Forrest a distinguished personality and it’s hard to imagine any other actor in the role. This holds true for Guy Pearce too, transforming an average officer into a charismatic, lunatic, merciless character. If you like e good acting and if you’re interested in seeing an original story, ‘Lawless’ is a catch. Shia Labeof is arguably shadowed by the rest of the cast, however he ably supports the story.


8. A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

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‘A Guide to Recognizing Your’ Saints consistently maintains a gritty atmosphere and always feels alive and raw, even when it’s at its calmest times. The performances, mainly from LeBeouf, Tatum, Downey Jr., Palminteri, and Rosario Dawson, who could’ve benefited from more screen time, use the story’s difficult themes of family relations. And they give believable performances. Never do the performances lack genuine feeling. To call this film “solid” would be sort of an understatement. Although, to call this “groundbreaking” or even “wonderful” would be a bit too much. I’ll go with “meaningful”, that seems to meet  halfway.


7. Transformers (2007)

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The movie seems much shorter than it really is because of its quick screenplay. There weren’t any inappropriate lulls. There is some corny humor, but definitely not enough to spoil the actual funny parts. You can expect some great visual effects, of course. Shia does a commendable job as main character, although it seems odd that he becomes so comfortable with the Transformers’ presence in his life in such a short amount of time. There are lots of parts that are totally unreal, but I guess if you’re watching a movie about machines that turn into rational robots, you can’t expect too much reality. ‘Transformers’ is definitely an entertaining watch.


6. Nymphomaniac Vol. II (2013)

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Both Nymphomaniac films touch on a subject that most people will never likely encounter. It is psychological / philosophical / sociological drama that requires and open mind and an understanding that goes beyond typical social expectations. The sex scenes are crude, but they are complementary to the subject matter. This is not a film about porn or sex. It is about a condition that most people will fail to understand. The film is refreshing in the sense that it is not mainstream or Hollywood, they attempt to put into perspective many subjects which society prefers to ignore. Not for the faint of heart but definitely worth watching. The second volume may not be on par with the first, but it’s a decent watch nonetheless.

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