Some actors exude a special kind of vitality that sets them apart from the rest. They don’t get into character but establish who that character is. The individual’s magnetic personality takes center stage even in small roles. Among these performers is Jeff Goldblum. On TV and in the public eye, he’s a fascinating figure. The “ahs,” “uhs,” and “ums” interrupt his otherwise eloquent and assured delivery. It’s likely due to his confident stammer that he’s often typecast in scholarly or scientific roles. Nevertheless, he maintains the same charm of a nerdy, lanky, handsome, even in his later years.
When he appears on screen, even briefly, the mood of the entire movie shifts. He’s unconventionally charming in a way that can’t be denied. He’s played a wide variety of parts, equally at home in a little supporting role or a major starring one. He’s worked on everything from low-budget indies to multimillion-dollar blockbusters. Jeff Goldblum has fans across the board. This collection showcases his most noteworthy efforts across many genres he has worked in during his multi-decade Hollywood career.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rate: 8.2
Available on: HBO Max, DIRECTV
A power outage on an island off the coast of Central America releases cloned dinosaurs into the wild. A paleontologist is tasked with defending two children from this threat in the classic action/adventure sci-fi film Jurassic Park. Steven Spielberg helmed and produced the film, which went on to become the first of a successful series.
It’s one of the best movies of all time, and Goldblum’s famous performances in it have ensured that it will remain in people’s minds long after the credits roll. Fans are excited to see Goldblum, Dern, and Neil, along with Sir Richard Attenborough and Sam Neil, return for the sequel to Jurassic Park.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime
IMDB Rate: 8.1
Available on: HBO Max, HBO, DIRECTV
In The Grand Budapest Hotel, an amazing concierge shapes the life of a young guy who works as a lobby boy at the hotel in its infancy. Many of Wes Anderson’s fans consider this their favorite of the two films they made together with Jeff Goldblum. Goldblum takes on the role of Deputy Vilmos Kovacs, the Grand Budapest interests’ counsel.
Genre: Romance, Comedy
IMDB Rate: 8.0
Available on: HBO Max, Prime Video
Woody Allen’s renowned romantic comedy Annie Hall follows a recently divorced comic as he mulls over the demise of his romance with the titular Annie Hall. The movie narrates how it ended, drawing parallels to the demise of his previous marriages. Starring Woody Allen, Diane Keaton, and Tony Roberts, the film also contains notable performers at the beginning of their careers, such as Jeff Goldblum (who plays a party guest), Shelley Duvall, and Christopher Walken.
As the only romantic comedy, Jeff Goldblum has ever considered one of his top 10, it is truly a one-of-a-kind film. The actor has done several films in the romantic genre, but this one stands out as unusual, given his body of work.
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
IMDB Rate: 7.9
Available on: Disney+
Taika Waititi’s Thor: Ragnarok is a recent installment in Marvel’s Thor film series. This film is an action comedy about Thor’s desperate race against time to prevent his evil sister Hela from destroying the Earth.
Fans liked Jeff Goldblum’s role as Grandmaster and his entire introduction to the Marvel universe, even though his role is not the largest in the picture. This movie has been praised by critics and audiences alike for being both hilarious and one of the greatest in the Thor series. The cast of Thor: Ragnarok also includes Tom Hiddleston and Cate Blanchett.
Isle Of Dogs
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
IMDB Rate: 7.8
Available on: Disney+
The Isle of Dogs is a Japanese stop-motion animated comedic adventure film about a youngster and his extraordinary journey to recover his lost pet. This is the third and most current time Wes Anderson and Jeff Goldblum have worked together. Bill Murray, Edward Norton, and Frances McDormand, all regular Anderson colleagues, join Goldblum and Bryan Cranston in this stellar cast.
Fans appreciated the original animation style and story, even though it was Goldblum and Anderson’s lowest-rated collaboration.
The Right Stuff
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Biography
IMDB Rate: 7.8
Available on: HBO Max
The Right Stuff is a dramatic biopic about the real-life Mercury 7 astronauts. They risked their lives to break the sound barrier and the creation of the United States space program.
Dennis Quaid, Ed Harris, Sam Shepard, and Scott Glenn are the other star cast in the movie. It’s one of the few on the list where Jeff Goldblum made his film debut in a minor supporting part and went on to become a Hollywood legend. As a recruiter entrusted with locating the ideal pilots for the new program, Goldblum offers some lighthearted relief.
Genre: Drama, Romance, Music
IMDB Rate: 7.7
Available on: Vudu
Nashville is a comedy-drama that follows several characters whose lives are intertwined as they spend a few days together in Nashville preparing for a political convention. This is Robert Altman, the great filmmaker, and Jeff Goldblum’s second time working together.
Goldblum had a modest part in Nashville, which came out almost 15 years before The Player and was filmed at the beginning of Goldblum’s career. However, Robert Altman is known for working with enormous all-star ensembles, so his job in The Player was similar in that regard. Nashville is a TV show starring Keith Carradine, David Arkin, Shelley Duvall, and Karen Black.
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rate: 7.6
Available on: Apple TV
David Cronenberg’s iconic science fiction horror film The Fly is about a scientist who gets increasingly fascinated with his last botched experiment, leading to his own gradual metamorphosis.
Although Cronenberg is known for unnerving and futuristic themes, this is one of the weirdest and more horror-focused films on the list. Fans adored Goldblum and Geena Davis’ performances and chemistry in the terrible film, which helped propel Goldblum’s career. One of the best horror movies with social commentary, according to fans.
Genre: Comedy, Crime Drama
IMDB Rate: 7.5
Available on: HBO Max
Robert Altman’s The Player is a classic comedy-drama in the movie business. It follows a studio executive who receives death threats from the script’s author he rejected but can’t identify. Starring Tim Robbins, Whoopi Goldberg, Vincent D’Onofrio, and a slew of other A-listers like Jeff Goldblum, this picture is a must-see.
Fans love it whenever Robert Altman casts the incomparable Jeff Goldblum. This isn’t the only film in which they’ve worked together. As a satire of the film industry, The Player is a classic by the hands of a director who has earned immense renown.
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
IMDB Rate: 7.4
Available on: Prime Video
Aliens in pods invade Earth and replicate human beings, turning them into heartless robots in this classic science fiction horror film. The film is quite old and has Jeff Goldblum in one of his early leading performances.
The cast also includes Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, and Leonard Nimoy, in addition to Goldblum. Although it is not one of Goldblum’s highest-grossing films, “The Fly” is a classic of the horror genre. It features one of his most iconic acting performances. In particular, Goldblum’s fan base adores his appearances in spooky and futuristic movies.