LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11: Brendan Fraser attends "The Whale" UK Premiere during the 66th BFI London Film Festival at The Royal Festival Hall on October 11, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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The 12 Best Brendan Fraser Movies, Ranked
12. Winterbourne
"Mrs. Winterbourne" was critically panned upon its release in 1996, but it allowed Brendan Fraser fans to see him star as a romantic lead for the first time. Though it might not be his best movie, any film starring Fraser not once but twice can't be that bad; besides, he and Ricky Lake do the tango in this one.
11. Airheads
Fraser's Chazz is part of a trio of wannabe rock stars, who break into a radio station in an attempt to get their demo played on the air. "Airheads" isn't the best of Fraser's comedies and not a great movie by most standards, but there's an undeniable sense of fun in watching its incredibly stacked cast of comedy stars come together and act incredibly dumb.
10. With Honors
Fraser plays Monty Kessler, an ambitious government major at Harvard, whose thesis criticizing people on public assistance lands in the hands of a witty homeless man, Simon (Joe Pesci). Fraser is good as usual in “With Honors”; however, Pesci's performance as the funny and world-wise self-proclaimed "bum" is worth tuning in for alone.
9. School Ties
Set in the 1950s, Fraser plays David Greene, a working-class high school football player who receives a scholarship to attend a Catholic prep school filled with upper-class students who don't know he is Jewish. Though it wasn't a commercial success, "School Ties" remains one of Fraser's more critically well-received films.
8. Crash
"Crash" won multiple Academy Awards, but it doesn't rank very high in this list for one simple reason: Audiences don't get to see Fraser as much as they would like. That being said, he does a great job in his fairly small but crucial role as District Attorney Rick Cabot, who gets carjacked along with his
wife, Jean.