Top 10 Performance in a movie (Male)

Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface

I am not a big movie buff and to make matters worse I used to watch movies based on if I liked the main characters or the support character, bottom line there has to be an individual I like or respect in a movie for me to consider watching it. I can say I have been a bit better, I now sometimes watch flicks based on recommendations and no matter what IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes say, I will watch any movie that has Jackie Chan in it.
Some of my friends find it hard to believe that I have not seen too many movies because the moment they mention a movie title I am quick to mention the actors in the movie not knowing that I find out these things just to know if I will have interest in watching the film. There are some great movies I saw many years after their release (like Commando, Rambo, Oleku, Ti Oluwa Ni Ile) and it is not that my parents didn’t buy us a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) then but I just thought football was way better than anything.
Enough of the story, I want to share my top 10 performance in a movie by an actor (male) and please do not have my head for breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on the time you are reading this. The lead character in my all-time favourite movie; Kenon Ivory Wayans (A Low Down Dirty Shame) did not make the cut.
Find my top 10 below:

10. Back to the Future – Michael J. Fox
9. Rumble in the Bronx – Jackie Chan
8. The Rock – Sean Connery
7. The Dark Knight – Heath Ledger (R.I.P)
6. A Few Good Men – Jack Nicholson

Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson and Demi Moore in A Few Good Men

5. John Travolta – Face-Off
4. Pulp Fiction – Samuel L. Jackson
3. Heat – Robert De Niro
2. Forrest Gump – Tom Hanks
1.  Scarface – Al Pacino

There you have it, my top 10 performance by a male actor in a flick. It would be hard for me to come up with a list for the ladies. You might just find Queen Latifah, Zoe Zaldana and Alicia Silverstone as the only names on that list.
Please if you have not seen any of the movies above, please find them and watch them. You will not regret it.

Thanks for your time guys. I will also love to see your comment on the list or what movie and actor should have made the cut.


  1. Nice list. Obviously not a movie buff since you last watched a top 10 movie in the 90’s (same here). Top 10 without ‘The God Father’, ‘Home Alone 1’, ‘Pretty Woman’, ‘Gladiator’ and ‘Coming to America’. Not even a James Bond,Chuck Norris, Jean Claude Van Damme or Steven Seagal movie?! Any movie i havent watched a minimum 30 times cant make my top 10.

    • Hahahahaha…………. these are not my best 10 movies o. I was referring to the performance of the lead actors in the movies. Of course the God father was the best movie ever made if you ask me. maybe I made a mess of the title of the article and the article its self.


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