65 Responses to “Top Ten Mel Gibson Movies”

  1. Love that you put Conspiracy Theory on this list! One his best, great movie!

  2. JaySin420 says:

    Great list, other than My Blue Heaven, I think Bird on a Wire is the most underrated movie I have ever seen.

  3. Okay, POCAHONTAS over Chicken Run. What is everyone’s obsession with that chicken movie? Oh, and is animated a performance???
    I think Riggs is by far the best but I think Maverick would be my number 2. It showcases Gibson’s charm so well!!!
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  4. What about Year Of Living Dangerously? That is a great film.

    • Heather says:

      Good one. I also remembered “Tim” and “The Patriot” afterwords. I wouldn’t have included either of them, but I did enjoy both. Tim was one of the first films I ever saw him in, but The River was the first film where I became a fan.

  5. I’m so happy you included Conspiracy Theory! One of my favorites that everyone seems to forget about. I agree with Kai, though- Pocahontas over Chicken Run. Great list, though. I’m glad ‘What Women Want’ is NOT included :)
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  6. Rodney says:

    Unlike the many readers commenting here, I’ll go out and state that I DIDN’T like Conspiracy Theory. I remember being disappointed when I left the cinema, and it’s had a bad taste in my mouth ever since.
    The rest, though, I agree with!
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    • Heather says:

      Thanks Rodney.

      Honestly, I’ve always thought that was a film of his people weren’t particularly fond of, Bird On A Wire as well. I just always thought they appealed to my personal taste specifically. Maybe I wasn’t wrong!

      • I just hate the bad juju it puts on The Catcher in the Rye which is a beautiful book that always gets associated with being the psycho’s Bible. Good flick though… Love Sir Patrick!
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        • Heather says:

          It is a great book, but it make sense how the psychos associate with Holden, don’t you think? Before the vampire genre went all WB and Twilight, they were characters that were interesting because they were in this world, but not of it. The isolation of being a vampire is just a metaphor for a sociopath, which was clearly what Holden was. He tried and tried again to fit into society, and be like everyone else, but Holden was simply not like everyone else. I could go on forever, but it’s a magnificent book.
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          • Oh, I can completely understand why… I just think it’s a shame.
            That line he says to his sister where explains being a catcher in a field of rye, saving all the kids, is one of the prettiest things ever written!
            And I love the visual in my mind of him punching out all the windows. So young and filled with anger but not even aware of what he’s really feeling… SO GOOD!
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  7. Will says:

    Road Warrior only at #%? Heresy! Fun list though, I still need to see The River.

  8. CMrok93 says:

    I totally forgot that Mel was in Chicken Run! He did a good job with that voice, and he does a good job in basically all of his movies. It just sucks that he’s such a deuche off the screen.
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    • Castor says:

      Agreed Dan, agreed
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    • Heather says:

      That’s kind of my motivation for the list. A lot of other sites are covering his behavior etc., but I don’t care about his personal life. I just enjoy watching his movies.

      But yes, I concur with your assessment about his behavior otherwise.

  9. Castor says:

    Great list Heather and love the inclusion of Chicken Run, one of the most underrated animation ever! I was looking forward to Mel’s next movie, The Beaver where I really expected great things from him. Too bad we won’t get to see it for a while now given his recent antics.
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  10. Fitz says:

    Signs would have been higher for me. Any have Pocahontas on their Mel list?
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  11. Peter E. says:

    I’m a big fan of Gibson’s talent so kudos to you for composing such a list. I thought he was very strong/funny in What Women Want (even though I had to deal with watching Helen Hunt). Surprised to see Maverick rated so high. I thought Payback was awesome — and his Hamlet was a strong one. Good list, Heather!!!

  12. Japan Cinema says:

    Awesome list, I always liked Mel because he has range, he can do romantic comedies (What Women Want), then do a film like Signs and then an all out action movie. Even his latest one Edge of Darkness wasn’t too bad. Great job guys!

    P.S. Not to be a douchy nitpicker but my link on the August Borgata is listed wrong :<

  13. Jim says:

    I really loved his early work in The Mutiny and Gallipoli! Both of these films are strong dramatic period pieces. He does have a nice range and can handle drama, comedy and action. I love all of the Lethal Weapon movies but love the first and second ones the best.

    It is still cool that according to a poll that 76% of Americans still want to see Mel Gibson films!!!!

    • Heather says:

      That’s because most Hollywood stars are douchers, we just don’t get the opportunity to see it if Access Hollywood doesn’t get it. Personally most of us just don’t care. We watch real news and care about real world problems and go to the movies to escape that, not worry about some rich guy who blows stuff up in his movies personal life!

  14. Kim says:

    Great list…. Don’t know if I could decide on a top ten – Mel is one entertaining actor and I think it’s cool that most people will still see his movies. I just don’t give a crap about their personal lives, just entertain me! Really really hope to see The Beaver released to the big screen. He and Jodi have something special together.

  15. says:

    Great list. That Mel has been in some pretty good movies hasn’t he? Unfortunately he’s so busy messing up his personal life, it’s all too easy to forget how good an actor he really is.

    • Heather says:

      Which is why I hope this list helps some of us remember how awesome he is, and maybe if others do he won’t shy away from making movies for awhile. Who cares if he’s a douche. I just want him to make great movies!

      • Kim says:

        Exactly – I also had high hopes for “Cold Warrior” with Shane Black. Did you read that script? Was bloody perfect for Mel.

  16. Bridgette says:

    uhhhh.. I really disagree.. I loved “We Were Soldiers” that should really be five… or six..

  17. joe says:

    Oh no, let me go out on a limb here……
    Yeah, is it okay that I’ve noticed the media is totally out to screw Mel, and people still love him. I’m officially BACK as a fan now, especially that I have the whole story.

    P.S. For those of you that don’t know, he DIDN”T knock that whores teeth out. All he did was say really angry things over the phone. Not pretty. But it doesn’t make you a bad person. As far as the jew thing gos, that was years ago, and he apologized. Maybe he DOES harbor some suspicious or even true feeling about politics regarding the middle east, etc, but I certainly don’t think he’s the Nazi deserving of the black listing Hollywood is out to give him.

  18. Dan says:

    Oh, there has to be a place for Forever Young…that ending always has me in tears! Nice to see Bird on a Wire…definitely one of my faves.
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  19. Nick Hettinga says:

    The patriot should defiantly be in there. Decent list though.

  20. april14344 says:

    oh im a fan of Mel Gibson, i like his movies…he’s really a great actor.
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  21. Xiphos says:

    Good christ woman do even watch movies? Conspiracy Theory, Braveheart, Bird on A wire, Signs and Maverick all suck harder then a hooker at a political convention. BTW this list is totally illegitimate since THE ROAD WARRIOR WASN’T NUMBER 1.

  22. Col. Tigh-Fighter says:

    How on earth is Edge of Darkness not on here? Also Apocalypto too (I know he directed it, but its his film through and through)

    And yeah, Road Warrior, or Mad Max 2 for those not American ;) , should be number 1.

  23. Conspiracy Theory would have been my number 1. I’m not a big Mel Gibson fan, but I enjoyed Chicken Run, Ransom wasn’t bad either.
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