5 Best Brendan Fraser Movies You Absolutely Must Watch, Ranked
Now that the King is back in Hollywood and has already re-established himself, it’s time to learn more about his best movies — and trust us, they are so worth it!
Everybody loves Brendan Fraser, but few people have actually seen more than three movies with the actor. With Brendan’s triumphant return to the industry, it’s high time to recommend his top-5 best movies that you should definitely watch.
Almost immediately after its release in 1994, the comedy movie Airheads became a cult classic — and jump-started both Brendan Fraser and Adam Sandler’s careers. In this movie, they’re playing young struggling rocker boys that are trying to get their band to air on the radio — so they take one of the stations hostage to play their tape.
4. No Sudden Move
Believe it or not, The Whale was not the first movie Fraser did after returning to Hollywood from his long leave of absence. In 2021’s No Sudden Move, the actor shines from a new genre: criminal drama. While the movie went largely (and sadly) unnoticed, it’s a great thriller with many unexpected plot twists and true thriller vibes.
In 2004’s Crash, Brendan Fraser plays the role of a district attorney struggling with his guilty conscience — and he’s merely one of multiple deep and complex characters whose sides of the story we see as the narrative unfolds, making the audience see the other side of the modern American society filled with prejudice.
2. The Mummy & The Mummy Returns
Arguably the most famous Brendan Fraser movies, The Mummy films saw Brendan Fraser shine as the real action star he was. The actor’s immense charisma and physical performance cemented his place in Hollywood’s A-list and opened many more doors for Fraser. The Mummy is definitely the most must-watch of them all.
1. The Whale
In 2022, The Whale’s release signaled the return of the King: with this movie, Brendan Fraser came back to Hollywood and immediately fell back into the audience’s graces. For the incredibly deep and nuanced performance in this movie, the actor received his first-ever Oscar in 2023 and immense praise from viewers and critics alike for his masterful dramatic acting.