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Fans of Chadwick Boseman are watching and rewatching his films following the actor’s death on Friday from colon cancer. Obviously, he is most well known for playing Marvel’s superhero Black Panther. However, Boseman has tackled a trio of lead roles in biopics, as well as some other small stuff.
In such a short career, Boseman has made a tremendous impact. So what are his best movies? Let’s take a look at his filmography.
A baseball icon, Jackie Robinson broke all kinds of barriers. Boseman plays Robinson in this biopic. Director Biran Helgeland never goes too deep, but does an admirable job of exploring the man and the incredible story around him. Harrison Ford is surprisingly solid as is the rest of the supporting cast. Robinson’s legacy is done with justice in this riveting portrait of an American story.
Tackling his third biopic, Boseman steps into the shoes of Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court Judge. Rather than that aspect of his life, the movie focuses on Marshall’s early days as a lawyer, trying a case in Connecticut. Boseman gives a quiet but confident performance in the film and the cast around him is excellent as well. Reflecting upon some topical social themes, Marshall succeeds on that promise without ever being heavy-handed.
#3. Get On Up
Boseman expertly navigates the larger than life personality that was James Brown. Nailing every aspect of the character, Boseman is electrifying. The movie winds through Brown’s life touching on the dark and the light of one of the kings of soul music. Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer also offer up excellent supporting work.
#2. Avengers: Infinity War
The Russo Brothers, as they did in Civil War, balance a ton of characters, and they never lose focus. That ability to juggle all of these personalities is nothing short of a miracle in this context.
#1. Black Panther
It’s undeniable this is Boseman’s movie. The film is one of the best in the long-running franchise and certainly among its most visually thrilling. Ryan Coogler does some excellent world-building while inserting fully fleshed-out characters that we have an emotional attachment to. That’s a very hard thing to do, and the movie crushes every aspect.
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