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Best Mel Gibson Movies List: Top 5

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Mel Gibson moviesTo call Mel Gibson a controversial figure in the current landscape of Hollywood is a major understatement. Despite a strong career as an actor and film maker, Gibson is as recognized for some misplaced comments and recorded episodes of domestic disagreements as he is for movies. This best Mel Gibson Movies list of all time celebrates the actor and highlights the best films that he has starred in.

This best Mel Gibson movies list features the top 5 best Mel Gibson films of all time including only films that he acted in that have already released. In order to be included in this top 5 list of Mel Gibson movies, each film must have been critically and/or commercially successful, had long-lasting impact in entertainment, and Gibson must have played a prominent acting role. Author discretion is the final criteria used to distinguish the films.

Top 5 Best Mel Gibson Movies List

5. Signs (2002) – Not including a film outside Gibson’s niche genre of action would do a disservice to his versatility in science fiction, romantic comedy, et al. Signs is one of the best M. Night Shyamalan movies as well, and Gibson and Joaquin Phoenix combine to offer one of the more humorous, yet eerie alien movies ever.

4. Mad Max (1979) – Long before Lethal Weapon, Gibson demonstrated is hard-core film persona in one of the best cult classics of all time. The follow up Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome, which features singer Tina Turner, is as popular in some circles.

3. Lethal Weapon (1987) – One of the early roles that landed Gibson in the American film psyche, this police drama co-starred Danny Glover and sparked a four-part series.

2. The Patriot (2000) – No one makes or stars in war films like Mel Gibson, which is why the top Mel Gibson films list is loaded with epic war stories. This memorable and dramatic story of patriotism and revenge centers on the Revolutionary War.

1. Braveheart (1995) – Few films weave together the delicate blend of intense war and passionate romance as does this loose biopic story about William Wallace (Gibson) and the Scottish Revolution. An epic tale with riveting drama, graphic war sequences, and a conclusion that makes any man squeamish.

Other Top Mel Gibson Movies considered for the list: Edge of Darkness (2010), We Were Soldiers (2002), What Women Want (2000), Ransom (1996), Maverick (1994), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

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