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Beyond Wolverine: Movies to Love Hugh Jackman

As if it was really necessary, right? Some people just need to be born and boom, you love them already. The Australian actor, dancer and singer is one of those people, he doesn't need to say a thing, his presence is reason enough to be amazed and be inspired by it. Unfortunately, we live in a world of skeptics and I need to prove what I'm saying, because well, I'm not Hugh.

Since 'Deadpool x Wolverine's launch is just a few days away and I made a (very much deserved) list of films to watch starring the funny guy Ryan Reynolds, I feel like I owe this to the one and only Logan. From action packed superheroes, musicals and adventure flicks to romantic comedies, Hugh Jackman has an extensive list of worth-watching movies in his filmography attesting he's a multi-faceted leading man and it's hard to select only a Top 5 to share here with you. 

I've watched 19 of all the 33 (according to Rotten Tomatoes) Jackman's films and I love them all, but I have to admit, my favorite so far (and forever) is the sweet romcom 'Someone like you', in part because it also has Ashley Judd on it and also because it was the first time I saw someone living in a loft type of apartment, which is my dream home until today. Starting from this point, I'm featuring only my favorite romantic movies here, check it out:


This is the one. Ashley Judd is gorgeous in it and her character elaborates an absurd theory about love and cows - you must laugh about it. And the movie is set in New York - the capital of failed dates... anyway. I've also mentioned the final scene and music here on the blog before.

The official synopsis: American romantic comedy film directed by Tony Goldwyn, based on Laura Zigman's 1998 novel Animal Husbandry. Jane, a production assistant with a talk show, falls for its producer, Ray. When they are about to move in, he dumps her. She then decides to pen a column on the insecurities and dishonesty of men.


Again, New York ❤︎ and this time a typical NYC girl: Meg Ryan

'Kate & Leopold' is a 2001 American romantic-comedy fantasy film that tells a story of a physicist, who accidentally pulls his great‑great‑grandfather, Leopold (Hugh Jackman), through a time portal from 19th‑century New York to the present, where Leopold and Kate (Meg Ryan), fall in love with each other.

PS: that Sting song though...


This is the 3rd time this film is mentioned on a list here, so if you haven't already, please do me a favor and watch it. It's directed and produced by Lisa Joy - the co-creator, writer, director, and executive producer of the HBO science-fiction drama series, my dearest 'Westworld' - in her feature directorial debut.

Nick Bannister (Hugh Jackman), a private investigator of the mind, navigates the darkly alluring world of the past by helping his clients access lost memories. Living on the fringes of the sunken Miami coast, his life is forever changed when he takes on a new client, Mae (the ultimate sci-fi muse Rebecca Ferguson), and a simple matter of lost and found becomes a dangerous obsession. As Bannister fights to find the truth about Mae's disappearance, he uncovers a violent conspiracy, and must ultimately answer the question: how far would you go to hold on to the ones you love?


A duo you didn't know you needed: Jackman & Ferguson

Inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum, 'The Greatest Showman' is an original musical that celebrates the birth of show business & tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. Directed by Michael Gracey, it also has Michelle Williams, Zac Efron & Zendaya in the cast.


Directed by one of my favorite directors: Baz Luhrmann.

Set in northern Australia before World War II, an English aristocrat who inherits a sprawling ranch reluctantly pacts with a stock-man in order to protect her new property from a takeover plot. As the pair drive 2,000 head of cattle over unforgiving landscape, they experience the bombing of Darwin, Australia, by Japanese forces firsthand.

Bonus 1:


Wolverine & Batman together?

Not a love story and it's actually hard to decide who's the bad and the good guy here, but it's a Christopher Nolan's film and it's a masterpiece - should be in every list to be watched any time.

After a tragic accident two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion whilst sacrificing everything they have to outwit the other. With Christian Bale and Scarlett Johansson.

Bonus 2:

SCOOP (2006)

Well, you know I love all of Woody Allen's films...

A contemporary comedy of manners, magic and wealth. Two Americans attempt to solve a mystery set against the backdrop of English society. The late U.K. journalist Joe Strombel (played by Mr. McShane) is being mourned by his colleagues – even as, stuck in limbo, Joe remains committed to pursuing a hot tip on the identity of Dzthe Tarot Card Killerdz at large in London. But how can his legwork get done now? Via the very much alive Sondra Pransky (Ms. Johansson).

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