She appeared in the early 1980s with the hit sitcom family tiesAnd Michael J Fox He had a successful career that spanned four decades. He has starred in numerous TV shows and movies, and has also written four books about his life and career. Diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1991 when he was just 29 years old, Fox has been an advocate for the disease and has dedicated a large portion of his life to Parkinson’s research. He even founded the Michael J. Fox Foundation dedicated to Parkinson’s disease research in 2000, two years after he went public about his disease. He is a talented actor and family man as he has been married to his wife Tracy Pollan for almost 35 years and is the father of four children.
Fox is undoubtedly best known for his iconic role as Marty McFly in the same iconic movie Back to the future A trilogy where he plays a high school teen who ends up traveling with a disgraced world. After proving to the film industry that he could single-handedly lead a movie, Fox went on to star in several more films in the 1980s and 1990s before settling back into television roles in the 2000s. His successful career is proof that he is not only a talented actor and author but also a determined individual who hasn’t let the obstacles life throws at him stop him from achieving his goals. Here are nine of Michael J. Fox’s best-ranked films:
9 The Secret of My Success (1987)
Perhaps not one of his most famous films, The secret of my success It follows a well-educated young man named Brantley Foster from Kansas. After quickly discovering that making it big in New York is no easy task, he visits his distant uncle, who happens to run a multi-million dollar business. He gets a job working in the mailroom, but after realizing how badly run the company is, he decides to create a position under a fake name to influence the company’s business decisions.
At this time, MJF played mostly teens, despite being 26 years old at the time this movie was released. It’s a nice change of scenery for him to finally be able to play a young adult in the workforce instead of a high school kid. The movie itself is nothing special, but Fox’s energetic portrayal of a young man desperate to climb the corporate ladder is entertaining enough.
8 Back to the Future Part II (1989)
picks up right where its predecessor left off, Back to the Future II It sees Marty and Doc, along with Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer (Elizabeth Shaw), traveling forward in time instead of back to 2015. They must stop Marty’s future son from getting into a fight that could land him in jail, but when that happens they go awry Marty must travel back to 1955 to fix 1985, without changing what he fixed during his first trip to the past.
It might not pull in the same charm and wonder of what the first movie did, but it certainly delivered the laughs and thrills. In addition to Marty, MJF plays his daughter, future son, and future self this time around, which makes for some hilariously bizarre moments when it’s 2015. He also has to watch his back when he goes back to 1955 because he can’t let Marty see Marty without risking disrupting his and his family’s future. . It’s delightfully cheesy.
7 Homecoming: The Incredible Journey (1993)
A young bulldog puppy named Chance (Michael J. Fox), a Himalayan kitten named Sassy (Sally Field), and a wise golden retriever named Shadow (Done Ameche) are left behind when their family goes on vacation. Unsure of what happened, the three embark on a long trek across the Sierra Nevada to be reunited with their families. Meanwhile, humans are also searching for their beloved pets.
MJF is part of the vocal talent in this movie as Chance’s lively puppy, and he channels the same energy used in his live-action roles right into the heart of this sweet puppy. Homecoming: The Incredible Journey It is a warm tale about the loyalty of animals to their humans, and the love of humans for their pets. It’s almost guaranteed to make any pet parent shed a tear.
6 Casualties of War (1989)
During the Vietnam War, Private Max Erickson clashes with Sergeant Tony Meserv (Sean Penn) when he orders Meserv to kidnap a young Vietnamese woman for use as a sex slave. Erickson refuses to take part in the woman’s torture, leaving him an outsider among his band. When the woman is murdered, Erickson is determined to ensure that justice is done.
This is a completely different role for an MJF. Up until this point, he was mostly seen in family-friendly movies or comedies. He’s got to showcase his acting chops here, proving that he can take on more serious dramatic work as well as action-adventure comedy. war victims It’s not an easy hour, and you empathize with his character while simultaneously feeling frustrated with him for not doing more to stop these soldiers from harming this innocent woman.
5 Doc Hollywood (1991)
A rookie with his sights on fame and success heads west to Los Angeles for a new job opportunity. While on the road, he gets into a car accident that leaves him stranded in a small rural town in the middle of nowhere. Local officials forced him to do community service while waiting for his car to be repaired, and he began to bond with the people of this small roadside town.
If you think of the Disney and Pixar movie cars While reading this description, you won’t be wrong. Doc Hollywood It basically shares the same plot as cars, with the only major difference being that one is about people and the other is about talking cars. Ben Stone is a bit different from the other characters he’s played, so we’ll see he’s more self-serving and unlikable at first. Ben must learn that he is not the center of the universe, and that just because some people don’t care about material things, doesn’t mean they are less than everyone else. The movie is an underrated drama that more people should experience.
4 Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Frustrated writer Jimmy Conway seeks solace in the cocaine and nightclub scene of New York City to deal with his mother’s death and his wife leaving him. With his puritanical friend Tad (Kiefer Sutherland) tagging along every night they go out, Jimmy finds it increasingly difficult to work at his job as a fact-checker for a literary magazine.
Bright lights, big city is a neat movie with an interesting score, but it mostly goes hand in hand with strong Fox performances. He convincingly portrays someone who struggles with addiction but also refutes any admission that he has a problem. His life is slowly deteriorating as his ability to work is affected day by day by the parties he spends outside which only encourage his bad habits.
3 Back to the Future Part III (1990)
The third and final entry in Beloved Back to the future The trilogy sees Marty McFly travel back in time to 1885 where he must rescue Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd). Left without any fuel for the DeLorean, the two must figure out a way to escape the Old West before Doc is killed by Buford “Mad Dog” Tannen. Old western setting Back to the future part three is a welcome change of scenery from the previous two installments, as it shows our time-traveling hero living out most of the children’s cowboy dreams. MJF is as charming as ever in his finale as Marty McFly and gave fans a satisfying conclusion to one of the most beloved trios of all time.
2 Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001)
Milo James Thatch, grandson of famous researcher Thaddeus Thatch, is recruited by a friend of his grandfather to lead a crew of explorers across the Atlantic Ocean in search of the lost underwater city of Atlantis. Atlantis: The Lost Empire is one of the best Disney movies of the 2000s, and really one of the best Disney movies overall. MJF’s voice work for Milo makes the character’s shy and awkward tendencies more real by giving Milo the shy, almost voice of a man who seeks to be taken seriously. The animation is beautiful, the story is engaging, and all the characters are interesting in their own way.
1 Back to the Future (1985)
The movie that earned Michael J Fox a place in Hollywood, Back to the future Follows Marty McFly’s first time travel adventure in Doc Brown’s DeLorean time machine. He is accidentally sent back 30 years to 1955 when his parents were teenagers. In order to ensure that he does not affect the future by appearing in the past, he must make sure that his parents meet and fall in love at the Enchantment Under the Sea dance. Otherwise, he and his brothers would not exist.
This is the movie that made Hollywood realize that MJF was a capable, capable actor at the helm. Before that, he was mostly known for his role as Alex P. Keaton on the sitcom family ties. MJF was Marty McFly’s first choice, but scheduling conflicts due to his commitment to the show held him back from acceptance. Then, Eric Stoltz was cast as Marty and began shooting the movie before he and Robert Zemeckis realized he wasn’t right for the role. Fortunately, by that point, MJF had enough room in his schedule to finally commit to the role. to imagine BTTF A trilogy without MJF in the title role is a bit like imagining Tony Stark played by someone other than Robert Downey Jr. or Hugh Jackman not portraying Wolverine. It just doesn’t feel right. MJF is attractive and fully attractive in BTTF. He brings a distinct kind of humor and comedy to the role that makes Marty McFly one of the most beloved characters in cinema.