21st Century Fox Movies You Need To Watch

21st Century Fox movies have captured audiences for decades and whilst the huge studio doesn’t hit the mark every time they certainly have some serious titles in their arsenal, some of which you just absolutely must see no matter the type of moviegoer you are. From mind bending sci-fi thrillers to action packed comedies to arguably the greatest Christmas film of all time these are 10 21st Century Fox movies you need to watch...

The Martian (2015)

Matt Damon in The Martian
Matt Damon in The Martian

Based off the Andy Weir novel of the same name The Martian is the quintessential space exploration story gone wrong and with Matt Damon at the helm Fox bagged themselves seven Oscar Nominations and an absolute must watch in both it’s category and just in general.

Star Wars Star Wars: A New Hope (1977)

Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope
Mark Hamill, Carrie Fischer and Harrison Ford in Star Wars: A New Hope

Fox has lost a lot of the rights to the Star Wars franchise but still has the rights to A New Hope and were the company behind it’s production (Along with the rest of the Original and Sequel trilogy) and timeless release. The first Star Wars movie to be released, A New Hope and the Star Wars franchise as a whole tops the lists for some of Fox’s best work and is still well and truly a must-watch even after all these years.

Life Of Pi (2013)

Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi
Suraj Sharma in Life of Pi

Fox once again taking a top notch novel and converting it impressively into a top shelf film. Considering so much more beyond it’s surface level Life of Pi packs and enthralling story and far deeper consideration of big ideas for those that choose to delve into them and is for many one of the probably underrated yet still massive successes in 21st Century Fox movie history.

Logan (2017)

Hugh Jackman in Logan
Hugh Jackman in Logan

21st Century Fox decided to put the last piece of Wolverine’s puzzle together in the 2017 smash hit Logan and in doing so arguably created one of the best films in the characters entire character ark. Hugh Jackman did the role more than justice and Fox executed the ending of his story in the role that was surprisingly perfect. Even for those whom distain at the idea of ‘superhero’ movies Logan is absolutely worth giving a shot and no doubt one of 21st Century Fox’s best movies in recent years.

The Revenant (2015)

Leonardo Di Caprio in The Revenant
Leonardo Di Caprio in The Revenant

Fox clearly took a giant leap of faith with The Revenant giving such creative control to the production team and cast and it turned out unbelievably in their favor bagging Leonardo Di Caprio his one and only Oscar to this day and delivering an action packed primal film for fans around the globe. Whilst not necessarily praised as highly in terms of critics as some of the other picks on this list The Revenant is not to be taken lightly and is a unique experience that as far as 21st Century Fox movies go is definitely worth a look.

Avatar (2009)

Credit: Photo by Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock (5885988bd) Sam Worthington Avatar – 2009 Director: James Cameron Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation USA Scene Still

Fox claimed the title for the highest grossing movie of all time up until the release of Avengers Endgame with the visual masterpiece that is Avatar. Released back in 2009 Avatar changed the perception of what movies were able to do and shaped the sci-fi landscape that we see today. For many this may well be Fox’s best film ever but all whom have watched it no doubt consider it to be easily in the upper tier of the company’s arsenal.

Deadpool (2016)

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool

Did Fox do anything astoundingly impressive for the industry with Deadpool, no, but did they create one of the best action/comedies going around, absolutely. Ryan Reynolds was a perfect pick for the role and it’s surprising to know that it actually took a very long time for the company to back starting production of the film. With a quality storyline pushed by a hilarious cast you really can’t go wrong with Fox’s Deadpool.

Alien (1979)

Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien
Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley in Alien

21st Century Fox clearly has a knack for sci-fi thrillers, and the original Alien is no different. A masterpiece of its genre at the time which still holds up today this sci-fi/horror is a movie of it’s kind at it’s very best. A movie that will keep you on the edge of your seat at all times and very quickly invested in it’s main characters/themes Alien is no doubt a must-watch Fox film and deservedly on this list.

Home Alone (1990)

A young Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone
A young Macaulay Culkin in Home Alone

Home Alone is going on this list, did it change the landscape of the industry no, was it revolutionary in it’s area, well sort of, but you just cannot say that Home Alone isn’t at the very pinnacle of Christmas movies and will put bums in seats year after year even three decades after it’s initial release. Fox is behind arguably the greatest Christmas film ever made and just had to be on this list.

Cast Away (2001)

Tom Hanks in Cast Away
Tom Hanks in Cast Away

Last but absolutely not least, Cast Away is a Tom Hanks masterclass and a rollercoaster of emotions from the start right to the very end, you’ll struggle to muster another film that takes on the idea of a man stripped from everything and brought back to his primal instincts better than 21st Century Fox’s Cast Away. Without doubt one of the studio’s best and with Tom Hanks steering the ship Cast Away is absolutely a Fox must-watch.

21st Century Fox movies have been dominant players in the industry over many years and in many cases when that iconic logo pops up on you’re screen you’re due for a quality experience. Are they free from some poor efforts over the years absolutely not but there is no doubt about it. 21st Century Fox has produced plenty of must-watch films over the course of it’s existence with hopefully many more to come.

If you can think of any other Fox classics/must-watchers put them down in the comments below!

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