A man with a chubby body and face, a fatherly look or in short not a Prince charming of a girl’s dream; does not look like it’s a definition of a mainstream Hollywood actor. But going against this very definition and contradicting all the “qualification” that we viewers have set for a HERO, is Russell Crowe. This man stands tall in defiance to the public anticipation of an actor. And if you think it affects him, well hold on your thoughts, he is the man who changes perception. There wouldn’t be any living entity that watches movies and does not appreciate this actor for his avant garde acting skills in any movie from the Russell Crowe movies list.
Watching best Russell Crowe movies is an experience, a feel that you carry with yourself even after the movie is over, a feel to replicate a man that had been showcased by this legend. This is his charisma; his acting has the power of captivating one’s mind. And it is his acting skills in any of his movie from Russell Crowe movies list that choosing 5 top Russell Crowe movies is no easy a task for me. But still, I take an attempt within my sphere of wisdom and present you with my list of 5 top Russell Crowe movies that make me go lunatic in love with it:
5. Cindrella Man – This Russell Crowe Movie starts with a quote from sportswriter Damon Runyon:
In all the history of the boxing game you find no human interest story to compare with the life narrative of James J. Braddock…
And it strikes harder than a sword straight to your heart, a feeling similar to what nostalgia feels like. This movie from my 5 top Russell Crowe movies list is based around the life of heavy weight boxing champion James Braddock, this is a movie that can inspire you and really make you feel that nothing is impossible in this world that always tries to suppress you down. All you need to do is stand back and fight.
4. Robin Hood – Before this Russell Crowe movie was released, I was expecting to see the Robin Hood we all know, the protector of poor and a nightmare for the riches. But, I was pretty surprised to find out that the movie was actually set before Robin Hood became a thief in the Sherwood Forest, it was the untold story of how this man became a legend. It is one of Russell Crowe best movies that is packed with actions, good acting and a brilliantly carved storyline. And whenever I heard Russell Crowe saying “Rise and Rise again until Lambs become Lions”, I could actually feel a flow of inspiration in my blood. Do watch this No. 4 in the 5 top Russell Crowe movies list if you are looking for a complete entertainment package.
3. A Beautiful Mind – A very emotional movie of a prodigy who starts having delusions that leads to trouble for his wife and kids. Based on a true story, I always watch this Russell Crowe movie whenever I feel low. Near the ending of the movie where his fellow professors place their pen on the table as veneration to John Nash (the leading character that Russell Crowe plays) is a scene that puts a smile on my face in my lowest of times. Personally, I think Russell Crowe has acted his best in this movie among any other 5 top Russell Crowe movies that I have listed and I am going to cherish his acting in this movie and this movie on a whole too for a long time that is to come in my life!
2. American Gangster – I was shocked when I found out that this Russell Crowe movie is based on true story. Before I pay my reverence to Russell Crowe for his acting in the movie, I always admire the person on whom the movie is based. Number two on my 5 top Russell Crowe movies list, it is a great movie that digs deep into the world of drugs and displays pure reality of how this black business started ruining America from its core. The bondage that forms between Russell Crowe and the man playing the bad side near the end is really something that evokes a feeling of exuberance inside you. An all time favorite Russell Crowe movie of mine!
1. Gladiator – Number one in my 5 top Russell Crowe movies list is “Gladiator”. This movie also comes in my list of top 5 movies ever made. From tip to toe, I can’t find a single flaw in this Russell Crowe movie or a single reason to not fall in love with it. Talk of the award shows or heart of people, this movie did create a special place for itself everywhere. The movie displays an awestrucking story of how a Gladiator gets stronger than the Emperor in the Roman Empire. The shout of “Maximus, Maximus, Maximus!!!” in the arena does force me to believe that I am the one watching the fight from the Colosseum and no matter if I am watching the movie for hundredth time “I always remain standing on my toes!”. The words “There was a dream that was Rome.. It shall be realized…”, said by Russell Crowe while he was dying with the background music plays magic, my heart cried with agony and pain, the kind of pain that I can’t explain. It is one of Russell Crowe best movies that I always watch even if my cursor just comes pointing to it on the computer screen and it certainly deserves to be number one in my 5 top Russell Crowe movies list.. All I want to say about it is:
Is Rome worth one good man’s life? I believed it after I watched this movie…