Like it or not, but Brendan Fraser is a national treasure. And much like national treasures, he gets better with age. Coming up with a list of the top 5 movies that sum up his career is a daunting task. It was hard to not include gems like Dudley Do-Right. With that being said, here is a list of words about Brendan Fraser movies.
5) Monkey Bone (2001)
You can’t have a top list of Brendan Fraser movies without first mentioning Monkey Bone. What’s it about? I don’t know. Is it good? I don’t care. It’s called Monkey Bone and it stars Brendan Fraser. That’s all you need to know about this movie.
4) George of the Jungle (1997)
In 1997, I didn’t take Brendan Fraser to be the wildman type. But there is something about him and his frazzled hair that simply makes a solid George of the Jungle. Sure his performance is a bit stilted at times. But this isn’t George Thespian of the Jungle.
3) Bedazzled (2000)
I can’t decide if I like this movie because it’s funny or because of Elizabeth Hurley. And before you start complaining, I know it is a remake. But there is something magical about what Harold Ramis did with this film. I laughed, I cried, and I ate popcorn. What else can you want out of a movie?
2) Encino Man (1992)
Totally epic movie. Brendan Fraser may not be saying a whole lot during this film, but he is held up by great physical comedy and a stellar cast which includes Sean Astin and Pauly Shore. Plus, Fraser makes cameos as his character Link in In the Army Now and Son-in-Law.
1) The Mummy (1999)
Ok. You’ll either agree with me or disagree with me, but keep in mind that The Mummy was a pretty epic blockbuster when it came out. All campiness aside, it spawned a franchise and a butt-load of licensed goods. Sure parts of it didn’t age well, but Brendan Fraser’s ‘shoot first’ attitude still shines in the original.