Hugh Jackman, A musician, a multi-instrumentalist, a dancer, a singer, an actor, or a producer? Yes, we are talking about jack-of-all-trades. He is among the finest Australian actors, best known for his action and rom-com movies.
The versatile actor featured in many TV series and finally made his Hollywood debut in 2000 with a great breakthrough role as Wolverine Logan in the film series X-Men, which continued till 2017. During the span, he emerged victorious by entitling the Guinness World Record for his ultimate record-breaking long-running role as a Live-action Marvel Superhero.
The star continued to shine and made his career in acting and producing, and he managed both successfully.
Besides acting and producing, he lent his voice to many animated characters including, Memphis (an emperor penguin in Happy Feet), Roddy (a rat in Flushed Away), and to the Easter Bunny (Rise of the Guardian).
If we talk about Jackman’s achievements, the veteran actor earned many awards including; The Golden Globe Award, Saturn Award, Teen Choice Award, Tony Award, Emmy Award, and People’s Choice Best Action Star Award which makes him a top-notch Hollywood celebrity.
The actor earned his name and fame through his enthralling performances and incredibly amazing wins. He turned out to be a promising star of Hollywood, which will continue to inspire many.
In this blog, we’ve compiled a list of all-time hit movies by Hugh Jackman. So what’s your pick for the weekend?
10. The Son (TV Series 2022)
- IMDb Rating 6.2/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 29%
The Son is an American drama film based on the screenplay of the same name written by Florian Zeller, the director of the film. The tale follows stressful family situations. Features an ideal happy family of Peter (Jackman), who is a successful Professional busy with his newborn son Theo and second wife Beth (Vanessa Kirby).
The plot intensifies when his first wife Kate (Laura Dern), turns up with a piece of bad news about their 17-year-old son Nicholas as he hasn’t attended school for the past month.
9. Logan (2017)
- IMDb Rating 8.1/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 94%
Grab some popcorn and get ready for the thrilling adventures with the hard-hitting superhero Logan (Jackman) as he is back with the final chapter of The Wolverine trilogy, the 10th part of the X-Men series.
The ingenious story plot defines sci-fi as it features a young mutant, Laura (Defne Keen), and the year is 2029. Laura, who is extinct and shares the same superheroic abilities as Logan, meets him when he plans to hide from the outside world.
But his plan flips when he comes to know that the dark forces are after the little girl. Now, Logan is on the conquest to protect her and fight the evil forces. The storyline is inspired by the comics of Miller and Steve “Old Man Logan.
8. Kate and Leopold (2001)
- IMDb Rating 6.4/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 52%
James Mangold’s rom-com movie Kate and Leopold is a great fun movie for fans of romance fantasy. The tale is about Kate (Meg Ryan), a highly productive lady determined to succeed in the corporate world, dating Stuart (Liev Schreiber), a half-wit inventor. He discovers the time portal in the time matrix, teleports to Brooklyn Bridge (1876), and returns with his great-grandfather Leopold (Hugh Jackman), the third Duke of Albany.
The story plot has some humorous touch as it shows the elite English Duke with a well-organized and disciplined persona finds himself astounded in Modern Manhattan with busy roads, subways, and high-rise buildings. The story perks up when Leopold falls in love with Kate.
7. Scoop (2006)
- IMDb Rating 6.6/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 41%
If you are looking for a romantic crime movie with a few funny bits, then Scoop is for you, which Woodie Allen directs. The theme focuses on the idea “appearances can be deceiving.” The story centers on a young aspiring journalist Sondra Pranksy (Scarlett Johnsson), who needs to resolve the mystery of the Tarot Card serial killer.
Sondra attends a magic show where during the magician’s (Woody Allen) performance, she finds that she can speak to the spirit of late British reporter Joe Strombel (Ian McShane), who gives some clues that guide her through and lead to the British duke Peter Lyman (Hugh Jackman) as a suspect. One of the most surprising moments occurs in the film when Sondra falls for the case suspect.
6. The Prestige (2006)
- IMDb Rating 8.5/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 76%
The movie is acclaimed to be one of Nolan’s most accompanied sci-fi movies. It subjects human morality and the destructive nature of obsession as it depicts the two notions clawing for supremacy.
The plot unfolds the rivalry between two magicians of the 19th century, Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Albert Borden (Christian Bale), who were once friends. The rivalry between the two fuels by the death of Angier’s wife, Julia, and the bitterness heated to the extreme level that both want to ruin each other’s career without knowing the consequences.
The Prestige is a psychological thriller packed to the brim with crazy twists. It is a truly remarkable piece of filmmaking.
5. Prisoners (2013)
- IMDb Rating 8.1/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 81%
The Prisoners is a captivating suspense thriller with a rich and compelling narrative directed by Denis Villeneuve. Prisoners present the concept of a maze; it defines how people work through and struggle to escape from their traumas, and the movie as a whole examines different prisons – be it psychological, physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual.
However, the main story sets in Pennsylvania, where the two little girls, Anna and Joy, go missing. The police take Alex (Paul Dano) in custody, a mentally challenged teenage guy, and release him when found no evidence. While disappointed, Keller (Hugh Jackman) takes charge into his hands and starts his investigation.
4. Real Steal (2011)
- IMDb Rating 7.0/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 60%
This cinematic masterpiece is directed by Shawn Levy, a sci-fi that depicts the future. Henceforth the humanoid, self-operating robot boxers take over the ring. Hugh Jackman plays the role of Charlie Kent, a former boxer who tries to get better off in robot fighting, but he can’t do well and is crippled by debt.
On the other hand, Charlie reunites with his son Max, who is a fan of robot boxing; both go to the junkyard to collect the parts to build a new one. Meanwhile, Max finds an old robot Atom. Charlie trains Atom for the fight, and Atom turns out to be a champion.
However, the story highlights the importance of parents’ involvement in children’s life by featuring how the bond between the two gets stronger when Charlie spends quality time with his son.
3. The Greatest Showman (2017)
- IMDb Rating 7.5/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 56%
The spectacular musical and dance movie with the perfect blend of romance visualizes the emergence of show-business in the late 19th century, directed by Michael Gracey. The plot unfurls the tale about Barnum (Hugh Jackman), who has to go through a difficult time when the company where he works goes belly up. In order to make a living and supports his beloved wife Charity (Michelle Williams) and two daughters, he takes a loan from the bank to start a museum but fails.
Finally, Barnum comes up with an idea of a unique show and teams up with exotic and extraordinary people, including Phillip Carlyle (Zec Efron), a wealthy playwright, to fascinate the high-caliber crowd. When he hires Jenny (Rebecca Ferguson), things work out in his favor, and he becomes the greatest showman.
2. X-Men (2000-2017)
- IMDb Rating 7.3/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 94%
Stan Lee created another fantastic superhero franchise, X-Men, based on Marvel Comics. The series introduced the team of heroic mutants, and the story promises a thousand thrills, full of twists and surprises in each installment, as it portrays the sons of atoms born with phenomenal powers. The story revolves around multiple characters, Logan (played by Hugh Jackman), Charles Xavier (played by Patrick Stewart), and Magneto (played by Ian McKellen).
Professor aka Charles Xavier and Magneto find themselves in conflict as Professor disagrees with Magneto’s belief that mutants cannot coexist with humans, leading to a fierce battle between the two former colleagues.
1. Les Miserable (2012)
- IMDb Rating 7.5/10
- Rotten Tomatoes Rating 69%
Les Miserable is historical fiction, and the story is inspired by Hugo Victor’s novel, considered the 19th century’s best novel, in which he illustrates the life of the lower class in France and how they find their way in society.
Hugh Jackman appears as Jean Valjean, a prisoner 24601, who breaks parole, and the cold-hearted policeman Javert is after him. Meanwhile, Valjean tries to help a factory worker, Fantine, by saving her daughter Cosette from the landlords who want to keep her hostage.
The plot reaches the climax when a veteran soldier Marius falls for Cosette, but life takes an unexpected turn with World War II.