My top five James McAvoy movies

This post is kinda self serving- because it talks about one of my Hollywood crushes, James McAvoy. With this Top Five James McAvoy movies, I seek to rediscover what made me adore him in the first place- and, in so doing, hope that others will be able to check out the following films which showcases his range as an actor, as well as his evolution from a guy with boyish charms to his stature as a serious actor.

1. Atonement

Atonement (2007) - IMDb

This tops my list of James McAvoy movies, not only because of how his good looks perfectly complemented those of Keira Knightly- but how they were able to perfectly portray passionate lovers whose love became doomed because of a lie. but more so on how Keira Knightley love and tragedy This romantic drama film catapulted him to the big leagues, earning him a nomination for Best Actor at the Golden Globes.

2. Penelope

Penelope - Rotten Tomatoes

This was the start of my romance with everything James Macavoy. This American fantasy romantic comedy film stars him with Christina Ricci. The film revolves around a girl who is born with the nose of a pig due to a curse, and the man (McAvoy) who falls in love with her. Leave it to McAvoy’s boyish and innocent looks to save the day for Christina and for the thousands of women who can only hope that true love will find them soon.

3. X-Men First Class, Xmen Days of Future Past etal

James McAvoy teases a new X-Men film shooting in the summer

As Charles Xavier / Professor X: The telepathic mutant leader and founder of the X-Men, McAvoy added another feather in his cap. Though McAvoy said he did not read comic books as a child, he said he was a fan of the X-Men animated series from the age of 10.

4. Wanted

Wanted - Rotten Tomatoes

James McAvoy’s first salvo into the action genre was thru Wanted, a film he starred in with Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman where he played a young When McAvoy screen-tested for the role, he was initially rejected but ultimately got the role in late 2006 since the studio “wanted someone geeky”.

5. Split and Glass

Split (2016) - IMDbGlass (2019) - IMDb

James McAvoy shows his acting chops in the movie Split, a 2016 American psychological horror thriller  and the second installment in the Unbreakable trilogy written, directed, and produced by M. Night Shyamalan[4]  The film follows a man (McAvoy) with 24 different personalities who kidnaps and imprisons three teenage girls. McAvoy returned to Glass to reprise his role in Split.

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