Movie fans recently had the privilege of seeing the return of one of Hollywood’s forgotten sons. Brendan FraserLong dismissed in the film industry in part because of accusations leveled against a prominent figure, he won his first Oscar for his performance in Whale. Fraser’s love of movies and the work he does is evident in any interview he gives, and the actor had enjoyed a fruitful career before taking a break, but what do critics and reviewers think of his films? These are the ten best Brendan Fraser movies, as ranked by Rotten Tomatoes.

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10 Blast From the Past (1999) – 58%

New Line Cinema

Comedy Concept 1999 A blast from the past It is definitely an interesting concept for a movie. The young man has been raised all his life within the confines of a bomb shelter with the conviction that the entire world has been ravaged by nuclear war, only to realize one day that this is not the case. Outside of the uniqueness of the idea, the film has been criticized for the inconsistent humor of the script and the actors involved.

9 School Relationships (1992) – 60%

Brendan Fraser in School Ties (1992)
Paramount Pictures

School relations It shows young Brendan Fraser and Matt Damon in the very early stages of their careers. The film centers on David Green’s character Frasier and his struggle to fit into a prestigious prep school out of fear of anti-Semitism from his classmates. While the performances of Fraser and his fellow actor were praised, critics thought the film suffered from the harsh nature of its message.

8 The Mummy (1999) – 60%

Brendan Fraser in The Mummy (1999)
Universal Pictures

Next up is the 1999 criminally underrated adventure film mummy. Creating his own genre full of action, comedy, jaw-dropping vistas, and set pieces, it seemed as if Brendan Fraser was well on his way to becoming the next big action star. Where critics failed in its simplicity and utter lack of engagement and enjoyment of the summer popcorn movie it was meant to be, and the grandeur associated with the movie even today.

Related: The best Mummy movies, ranked

7 Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) – 61%

    Anita Brimm, Brendan Fraser, and Josh Hutcherson on Journey to the Center of the Earth.
Warner Bros.

The Journey to the Center of the Earth It feels like an old 1950s adventure movie with modern day influences, and that’s where the broad appeal of this family adventure lies. Capitalizing on the 3D movie trend in the mid-2000s, the movie will enjoy a decent return at the box office for what it was. Frasier’s presence in the movie doesn’t really make or break it, as he could have been filled in by any actor, and in fact, he was played by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the film’s 2012 sequel.

6 Still Breathing (1997) – 62%

He's still breathing
DEJ Productions

One of the best mustaches in movie history, Brendan Fraser plays a Texas street entertainer in the 1997 romantic comedy He’s still breathing. The movie hovers around 61% on Rotten Tomatoes despite only a handful of reviews, but the consensus for this movie is that its charm makes it an interesting watch.

5 The Whale (2022) – 64%

Brendan Fraser in Pisces
A 24

No drawbacks to it Whale It more than makes up for the strong performances of the respective cast, most notably the Oscar-winning role of Brendan Fraser. Directed by Darren Aronofsky, the film marks Fraser’s first high-profile acting role in years. While it does not rank among the actor’s films according to Rotten Tomatoes, it is undoubtedly his best acting performance to date.

Related: Why Whale Wasn’t Nominated for Best Picture?

4 Crash (2004) – 74%

Lions gate movies

Crashes Weaving together several narratives focusing on race, class, family and sexuality in Los Angeles on its way to winning the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2004. Brendan Fraser finds himself in the middle as part of the A-list ensemble cast of this memorable and compelling drama.

3 The Quiet American (2002) – 87%

Brendan Fraser in the 2002 movie American Quiet
Miramax Movies

Quiet American Finds Brendan Fraser acting with acclaimed veteran actor Michael Caine in the big screen adaptation of Graham Greene’s of the same name. Sticking to its source material along with great acting by the leads makes The Quiet American one of the best dramas of the early 2000s and one of Fraser’s best dramatic performances.

2 No Black Move (2021) – 92%

Brendan Fraser in No Sudden Move (2021)
Pictures Warner Bros

Before his award-winning performance one year later, 2021 saw Fraser starring in Steven Soderbergh’s crime thriller, Do not move suddenly. The film was primarily praised for Soderbergh’s ability to draw on an excellent cast through its direction and unique storytelling.

1 Gods and Monsters (1998) – 96%

Brendan Fraser Gods and Monsters 1998
BBC Movies

Gods and monsters Brendan Fraser finds talent pools with the likes of Ian McKellen in this powerful 1997 character study about an aging retired filmmaker played by McKellen and the friendship/obsession he develops with his young gardener played by Fraser. The couple’s performances receive the bulk of the praise given to this film, making it Fraser’s highest-rated film on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 96%.


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