Jim Caviezel may not be the biggest name in Hollywood but narrowing down the 5 best Jim Caviezel movies is a pretty difficult task. Jim Caviezel began acting in 1991 but didn’t receive his first big breakout role until 1998 when he scored a part in Terrence Malick’s, “The Thin Red Line.” Ever since that role, Caviezel has been a mainstay in Hollywood and has put together a nice career.
“The Thin Red Line” “The Thin Red Line” has to be considered one of Jim Caviezel’s best movies. “The Thin Red Line” launched Caviezel’s career and it is the only movie he has been in that was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. “The Thin Red Line” is a World War II flick that also had appearances by Sean Penn, George Clooney, Nick Nolte, Adrien Brody and others.
“Ride with the Devil” “Ride with the Devil” is one of Jim Caviezel’s best movies but honestly there is a big gap between the other four and this one. This movie about the Civil War was a nice little stop in Caviezel’s career before it really started to take off.
“Frequency” “Frequency” was one of Cavaziel’s best movies because it was his breakout role from a popularity perspective. “Frequency” was a thriller with some good twists as Caviezel’s character is somehow able to talk to his decease father in the past using a ham radio. “Frequency” also stars Dennis Quaid and made $68 million at the box office.
- “The Count of Monte Cristo” There are a lot of complaints about books being adapted into movies but “The Count of Monte Cristo” is a classic Alexander Dumas book and the it was well represented on the big screen. Jim Caviezel’s performance as Dantes, a sailor looking for revenge after being framed for treason, is one of the best aspects of the movie along with Guy Pearce as his back-stabbing friend Fernand.
- “Passion of the Christ” Jim Caviezel’s best performance and best film was the Mel Gibson directed “Passion of the Christ”. However, “Passion of the Christ” did not receive the reviews that the other four movies because of its controversial content. In “Passion of the Christ,” Jim Caviezel played the part of Jesus in the last remaining days before his death and his brutal crucifixion on the cross.