25 Hugh Jackman Movies That'll Leave You Awestruck

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Kiran Ingale

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Hugh Jackman is an Australian actor and singer known and admired for his role of ‘Wolverine’ in the long-running ‘X-Men’ series.

Wolverine | X-Men Characters

The megastar, who debuted in the 1999 movie ‘Erskineville Kings’, got his breakout role in the 2000 film ‘X-Men’. His performance as ‘Wolverine’ in the movie and the rest of the franchise earned him much deserved fame and recognition worldwide. 

If you want to see a Hugh Jackman movie, you've come to the right place. I'm going to start with a brief introduction to the Hugh Jackman movies,

Here I am going to give you information about the Hugh Jackman movies with the information included in the article. Don't miss the movie below.

1. Logan (2017)

Logan (2017): X-Men Movie Series

In his last appearance as a Wolverine on the big screen, Hugh Jackman gave fans an excellent story built on an old nostalgic background. There is no longer a strong, fierce Wolverine, but only a weak and imposing Logan of the last years of his life. 

While he is trying to spend the rest of his life in harmony, the appearance of the girl Laura/X-23 (Dafne Keen) changes everything. It pushed him to the ground and forced him to fight to protect the last precious things remaining.

The film is a permanent proof that no one can replace Hugh Jackman in the role of Wolverine. If the previous works favored the action and exploitation aspect of a mutant, Logan goes deep into his part with much silence requiring high acting and emotions. 

In fact, "Logan" got nominated in several categories of Oscar 2018 and was a significant breakthrough for an action superhero movie. It is truly a must-watch movie.

2. The Greatest Showman (2017)

The Greatest Showman (2017) | Hugh Jackman Movies

The Greatest Showman is a 2017 American music drama movie directed by Michael Gracey. The features are Hugh Jackman, Zac Efron, Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Williams, and Zendaya. 

It was released in the United States on December 20, 2017, by 20th Century Fox, seven months after the closure of Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and made more than $ 434 million worldwide.

3. X-Men (2000)

X-Men (2000): X-Men Movie Series

X-Men is a 2000 superhero Hugh Jackman movie based on the fictional characters known as the X-Men. The movie is about evolution, which is the next step in human evolution. These changes are full of fear and hatred for most of mankind.

The movie was directed by Bryan Singer. It deals with the ideology of apartheid in the United States. The screenplay was written by David Hayter. The sequel, X2, was released in 2003 and the third movie, X-Men: The Last Stand, was released in 2006. the fourth film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. 

It created a prequel trilogy; the prequel series is currently composed of X-Men: First Class, X-Men: Apocalypse, and Dark Phoenix.

4. Prisoners (2013)

The image of a loving father for his children is true not only for Hugh Jackman in real life but also for him in movies when he has repeatedly played this type of role in many movies. One of them may include the vengeful father in the movie "Prisoners".

The story begins with a disappearance that took place during Thanksgiving. Two girls of two families suddenly disappeared without leaving a trace. The story reached its peak when Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal) - the diligent detective found the suspect kidnapping the children had to release the kidnapper because he did not have enough evidence to convict. 

Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), the father of one of the two children, decides to make the kidnapper pay for his mistakes. He kidnaps the suspect and uses brutal torture to force him to tell the truth. 

The work shows the depth of Hugh Jackman's acting when he fully expresses the mood of a father who loves his children earnestly, ready to use all the cruel tricks, ignoring the so-called humanity to find out the truth and punish those who harmed their children.

5. Reminiscence (2021)

Reminiscence (2021) | Hugh Jackman Movies

Reminiscence is a 2021 American science fiction thriller film directed by Lisa Joy, in her director role. The film portrays Hugh Jackman as a scientist who finds a way to bring back the past of humanity and uses it to search for his lost love (Rebecca Ferguson). 

Thandiwe Newton, Cliff Curtis, Marina de Tavira, Daniel Wu, Mojean Aria, Brett Cullen, Natalie Martinez, Angela Sarafyan, and Nico Parker also starred.

6. The Fountain (2006)

The Fountain (2006) | Famous Hugh Jackman Movies

The Fountain is an American epic magical reality drama movie, directed and written by Darren Aronofsky and stars Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. 

This is an amazing, must-watch Hugh Jackman movie.

7. Wolverine (2013)

The Wolverine (2013): X-Men Movie Series

Wolverine is a 2013 superhero drama action movie, this movie is based on a fictional character known as Wolverine. 

This Hugh Jackman movie is directed by James Mangold. The release date of this movie is July 26, 2013 (United States). Add this movie to your watch list.

8. Scoop (2006)

Scoop is a 2006 romantic comedy film and is written and directed by Woody Allen and stars Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane, and Allen himself. 

The movie was released in the U.S by Focus Features on July 28, 2006. It received warm reviews from critics, many of whom viewed it as one of Allen's weakest efforts.

9. Kate & Leopold (2001)

Kate & Leopold (2001) | Hugh Jackman Movies

Kate & Leopold is a 2001 American fiction film. tells the story of a physicist named Stuart (Liev Schreiber), who accidentally dragged his grandfather, Leopold (Hugh Jackman), through a portal from New York in the 19th century to the present, in which Leopold fell in love with Stuart's older girlfriend, Kate (Meg) Ryan).

In the Movie Jackman plays a Victorian Baron who travels forward in time to modern-day New York; he soon finds himself doing what anyone would do in such a situation, voicing a commercial for margarine. 

Not only does he deliver lines like you shall receive butter luxurious comfort in your mouth with suave elegance but he looks pretty darn good doing it to swoon.

10. The Prestige (2006)

Wolverine and Batman had a life-long confrontation in Christopher Nolan's "The Prestige" blockbuster. The story is about Robert Angier (Hugh Jackman) and Alfred Borden (Christian Bale), theatrical theater magicians who competed in London in the late 19th century. 

Somehow they got stuck in one-on-one competition with tragic results. Hugh Jackman has fulfilled his role very well by showing the complete evolution of the mood of a lovely, simple person, becoming full of calculation and authoritarian after the death of his wife. 

Later, he became more obsessed, becoming defiant, in the middle of the film he no longer wanted revenge for his wife, just wanted to destroy the only opponent to prove his level.

11. Pan (2015)

Pan (2015) | Hugh Jackman Movies

Pan is a 2015 fantasy Hugh Jackman movie, directed by Joe Wright. The movie serves as a prequel to Peter and Wendy by Scottish author J. M. Barrie, which was first staged in 1904, and focuses on an alternative origin story for Peter Pan and Captain Hook. 

It has star-cast Hugh Jackman as a fictionalized version of Blackbeard, Garrett Hedlund as Hook, Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily, and Levi Miller as Peter Pan.

12. Les Misérables (2012)

Les Misérables (2012) | Famous Hugh Jackman Movies

Hugh Jackman has shown that he can not only sing but also does it well through the masterpiece "Les Misérables" adapted from the great novel of the same name by the great poet Victor Hugo. 

Set in 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells the story of a number of characters from different lifetimes, connected by the central character Jean Valjean. After 19 years in prison for stealing food for the family that was in starvation, Jean was released. However, because he carried a yellow laissez-passer (a type of paper for past offenders), he was chased everywhere. 

Les Misérables leads viewers to follow Jean Valjean's ups and downs from prison to the end of his life, meeting with characters like Javert, Fantine, Marius, Cosette, Thénardier, and Éponine. Hugh Jackman had a great performance while singing while expressing the character's emotions. 

With those efforts, the role of Jean Valjean earned him his first Oscar nomination in his acting career in nearly two decades.

13. Wolverine, X-Men Origins (2009)

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009): X-Men Movie Series

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero movie. The movie is based on Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine. It is the fourth installment of the X-Men film series, the first installment of the Wolverine trilogy within the series, and a spin-off/prequel to X-Men (2000) and X2 (2003). 

The movie was directed by Gavin Hood, and written by David Benioff and Skip Woods, and produced by Hugh Jackman, who played the titular character, alongside Liev Schreiber, Ryan Reynolds, Danny Huston, and Dominic Monaghan.

14. Australia (2008)

Australia (2008) | Famous Hugh Jackman Movies

The $130 million blockbuster is like a brief history lesson about Australia before and during World War II. In the movie, Hugh Jackman plays Drover's role, a cattle lover who falls in love with a beautiful British noble (Nicole Kidman). 

Both of them share the sweetness throughout the difficult and arduous times. "Australia" is not overrated by critics at all. It is actually a great opportunity for Hugh Jackman's fans to admire the sweetness and get on the idol's sensitive side.

15. Real Steel (2011)

Real Steel (2011) | Hugh Jackman Movies

Besides the commercial film about the X-men, Hugh Jackman is also super active in other blockbusters. One of them is "Real Steel". The film's context is set in the not too distant future where humankind creates super robots, robot boxing becomes a popular sport, and humans slowly get replaced in the rings by the robots. 

There is one out-stander who feels irreconcilable with that - Charlie. This is no one else but Hugh Jackman's character - a boxer famous for his "melancholy" punches. On one destined day, he stumbled across a junkyard robot and believed it would help him win.

However, while Charlie pursued the hope of climbing to the top, another surprise came to him. His long-lost son suddenly appeared and wanted to know more about his father. The movie does not truly stand out by the script, but it succeeded in exploiting the character's emotions in a movie. 

Besides the young talent of Dakota Goyo, Hugh Jackman has shown a complete image of an arrogant, irresponsible, and warm, and emotional father.

16. Deception (2008)

Deception is a 2008 American thriller Hugh Jackman movie written by Mark Bomback and directed by Marcel Langenegger. 

It features Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, and Ewan McGregor. The film was released on April 25, 2008, in the United States.

17. X2: X-Men United (2003)

X2 (2003): X-Men Movie Series

Following the success of the first X-Men 3 years ago, the mutants' second film tells of the events when Colonel William Stryker brainwashed and questioned Magneto about Professor Xavier's mutant locator. Later, Stryker attacked the X-Mansion, brainwashing and forcing Xavier to locate all mutants to kill them. 

The X-Men were forced to team up with the Brotherhood to prevent Stryker's worldwide genocidal disaster. The film earned $407 million worldwide and received positive reviews from critics and was considered one of the best superhero movies of all time.

18. Swordfish

The interview with Swordfish is clearly an example of style over substance. 

Come on, nobody remembers what this Hugh Jackman movie is about, sure you remember Halle Berry, you remember John Travolta dressed like the king of the douchebags and everyone remembers the interview scene where the look of terror and reluctant enjoyment is on Jackman's face makes this ridiculously over-the-top incident almost believable.

19. Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011)

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan is 2011, history and drama Hugh Jackman movie, directed by Wayne Wang and produced by Wendi Murdoch, Florence Sloan. Starring Jun Ji-Hyun, Li Bingbing, Jiang Wu, Vivian Wu.

Parallel stories tell of two 19th-century Chinese women bound together for eternity and their descendants who struggle to maintain their friendship amid 21st-century demands.

20. Van Helsing (2004)

Van Helsing (2004) | Famous Hugh Jackman Movies

"Van Helsing" is a 2004 Fantasy Adventure Action movie, directed by Stephen Sommers. The stars are Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, David Wenham, and Richard Roxburgh.

Famed monster slayer Gabriel Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) is dispatched to Transylvania to assist the last of the Valerious bloodline in defeating Count Dracula (Richard Roxburgh). Anna Valerious (Kate Beckinsale) reveals that Dracula has formed an unholy alliance with Dr. Frankenstein's monster (Shuler Hensley) and is hell-bent on exacting a centuries-old curse on her family. 

Together, Anna and Van Helsing set out to destroy their common enemy, but uncover some unsettling secrets along the way.

21. Chappie (2015)

Chappie (2015) | Hugh Jackman Movies

Chappie is a 2015 American dystopian science fiction action film. It is directed by Neil Bloomcamp and written by Bloomcamp and Terry Tashchel. It stars Charlotte Copley, Dev Patel, Hugh Jackman, Ninja, Yolandi Weisser, Jose Pablo Cantillo, and Sigourney Weaver. 

Set and filmed in Johannesburg, the film is about an artificial intelligence common law enforcement robot that was caught and taught by thugs, who nicknamed it Chappie.

22. Eddie the Eagle (2016)

Eddie the Eagle is a 2016 biographical sports film directed by Dexter Fletcher. The film stars Taron Egerton as Michael Edwards, a British skier who became the first competitor to represent Great Britain since 1928 in the 1988 Olympic ski jumping. 

The stars include Hugh Jackman, Christopher Walken, Iris Berben, and Jim Broadbent. The film had its world premiere on January 26, 2016, at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

23. Bad Education (2019)

Bad Education (2019) | Hugh Jackman Movies

Bad Education is a 2019 American crime comedy movie directed by Cory Finley. It is based on the true story of the largest public school abuse in American history. 

The cast includes Hugh Jackman, Allison Janney, Geraldine Viswanathan, Alex Wolff, Rafael Casal, Stephen Spinella, Annaleigh Ashford, and Ray Romano.

24. The Son (Upcoming Movie)

The Son is an upcoming Hugh Jackman Movie, son is an American British-French drama film written and directed by Florian Zeller, based on his 2018 play Le Fils. 

It stars Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, and Vanessa Kirby.

25. Erskineville Kings (1999)

Erskineville Kings (1999) | Hugh Jackman Movies

Erskineville Kings is a 1999 Australian drama movie. It was directed and produced by Alan White. The movie was produced by Radical Media for Palace Films on a minimal budget. It was released on 1st January 1999.

Lead actor, Hugh Jackman, won the Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Actor in his film debut.

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