Michael J. Fox charmed audiences with his movies and now charms them with the passion in which he uses to fight parkinson’s disease. He is an inspiration to us all. I wish I could say most of us would admire the way he handles parkinson’s disease if it wasn’t for his movies, but I highly doubt that is true. The truth is most of us would never even know of him if not for his film career. A list of Michael J Fox’s best movies include roles as Marty McFly and a role that put him in a bit of a hairy situation. Here is the list of the top 10 Michael J. Fox movies. You are bound to disagree with atleast one or two. Don’t be shy. Let the debating begin!
1. Back to the Future Trilogy – These three movies are by far the most popular Michael J. Fox movies. Michael J. Fox is Marty McFly, who ends up transporting back in time. With help from his friend Doc, Marty must fix the damage he has done to the past to make sure he has a future.
2. Teen Wolf – Michael J. Fox again plays a teenager, but his problems in this movie are nothing like the ones he ran into in Back to the Future. In this teen comedy, Fox is Scott Howard and things get a little bit hairy. Scott Howard discovers that his father passed on to him a special gene, that of a werewolf.
3. The Secret to My Success – While not as big of a hit as his previous best movies, this movie had its’ fair share of success for Fox, too. Did you know that you shouldn’t sleep with your boss’ wife, no matter how bad she hits on you? It shouldn’t be surprising to know that it is twice as bad if your boss’ wife happens to be your aunt.
4. Stuart Little – This is considered to be the best of the movies that Michael J. Fox leant only his voice to. What better choice than Michael J. Fox to be the power behind a brave mouse that was first brought to life by the writer E.B. White in a 1945 children’s book.
5. Doc Hollywood – Would you prefer to be a doctor in Hollywood or the boondocks? Would you rather make $200,000 or squeak by at $35,000 per year? In one of Michael J. Fox’s best romantic comedies, he finds out that sometimes there is more to a decision than what seems like simple questions.
6. Casualties of War – I’m not sure of the accuracy of this movie, but it has been rumored that it is based on a true event that happened during a conflict in Vietnam. It was a little difficult to see Fox in a more serious role at first, but the fact he is the goody-two-shoes of the group helps him pull it off in a convincing way.
7. Frighteners – This movie was considered by many critics to be a failure, but it still stirs interest into a moviegoers’ mind. The movie is just too much of an interesting mix of things for people to just turn away from. It not only has Michael J. Fox acting in a comedy/horror movie, but it is the first big-budget Hollywood film for director Peter Jackson.
8. For Love or Money – Can I just have both? Well, that wouldn’t make that great of a movie, now would it? Although critics don’t consider this movie to be among Fox’s best work, I find it to be a good combination of cute and funny.
9. Greedy – This movie was in no way a huge commercial success, but it was a believable comedy that can keep you entertained for ninety minutes. It might be a far step behind Fox’s best stuff, but it is worth a watch once.
10. The Hard Way – Call me a sucker, but I can’t turn down a chance to see Michael J. Fox paired with James Woods. This movie never gets much credit, but it is actually decently entertaining. Fox plays a rich, spoiled actor that becomes a cop to do research for his next role. Of course with being a rich brat, it means that he gets teamed up with none other than the toughest cop in New York.