Brendan Fraser’s 10 favorite movies

In a recent interview with A.Frame, Brendan Fraser, known for his impressive career spanning various genres, unveiled his ten favorite movies that played a pivotal role in shaping his cinematic journey.

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Fraser’s diverse taste is evident in his selections, ranging from animated classics to influential blockbusters and timeless dramas. The list kicks off with the 1942 classic “Bambi,” a film that left a lasting impact on Fraser, being the first movie he ever watched. He notes that it instilled in him a lifelong desire to be kind to animals, though not without acknowledging the traumas embedded in the storyline, such as the memorable moment with Bambi’s mom.

“Star Wars” by George Lucas holds a special place on Fraser’s list, emphasizing its importance by stating, “If Star Wars doesn’t make the list, I’m not paying attention, right?” This iconic space opera undoubtedly influenced Fraser’s cinematic journey.

A notable entry on the list is “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” a film that played a significant role in shaping Fraser’s signature role as the daring adventurer Rick O’Connell in “The Mummy.” Fraser reveals that “The Mummy” was inspired by the skeleton battles in “Jason and the Argonauts,” making the 1963 film an essential part of his cinematic influences.

Fraser expresses admiration for “The Breakfast Club,” a product of its time that resonated with him for its sincere portrayal of teenage dialogue. On a different note, Oliver Stone’s “Platoon” had a visceral impact on Fraser, striking a chord with him due to his similarity in age to the characters depicted in the film.

Stanley Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” captivated Fraser with its unique cinematography. He appreciated Kubrick’s innovation in creating lenses that could capture candlelight, transporting audiences back to the Gilded Age.

Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart” spoke to Fraser with its narrative focused on fathers and sons. He acknowledges being emotionally moved when witnessing the success of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck with their screenplay for “Good Will Hunting.”

The list comes full circle with the animated classic “Ratatouille,” rounding out Fraser’s eclectic selection of films that have left an indelible mark on his cinematic journey.

Brendan Fraser’s Top 10 Favorite Movies:

  1. Bambi (David Hand, 1942)
  2. Star Wars (George Lucas, 1977)
  3. Jason and the Argonauts (Don Chaffey, 1963)
  4. The Breakfast Club (John Hughes, 1985)
  5. Platoon (Oliver Stone, 1986)
  6. Barry Lyndon (Stanley Kubrick, 1975)
  7. Braveheart (Mel Gibson, 1995)
  8. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
  9. Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)
  10. Ratatouille (Brad Bird, 2007)