Jon Hamm’s 10 best movies, ranked

John Ham has gone through a particularly strange career transition over the years after he rose to fame as Don Draper on AMC’s hit drama series. Crazy man. Although Draper’s serious demeanor is his defining characteristic, Hamm has primarily been involved in comedy as he tackles a variety of “character roles” in both television and film.

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While he is currently rerising his role as Gabriel in the second season of Good omens, Hamm still has a packed slate of new movies he’s working on. Here are the ten best Jon Hamm movies ranked.

10 the bride

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Even while he was in the middle of filming Crazy man, Hamm managed to take a break from the terrible vibes of the 1960s to appear in one of the funniest movies ever made. He has a brief cameo as Annie’s (Kristen Wiig) girlfriend in one of the most awesome sex scenes in recent memory.

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Although the bride Couldn’t be more different Crazy man, Hamm is playing the same type of self-absorbed, rich jerk who doesn’t take other people’s feelings into account. He is a prominent man in the film.

9 Bad times at the El Royale

Cynthia Erivo in 'Bad Times at the El Royale'
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Cabin in the Woods Director Drew Goddard Combine another excellent genre mashup with his underrated 2018 limited-location thriller. Bad times at the El Royale. The film set in the 1960s follows a group of alleged strangers brought together at a mysterious luxury hotel on the border between Nevada and California; Little did they know that they were being held captive by a freelance assassin (Chris Hemsworth).

Hamm has a brief, but very entertaining role as the El Royale’s bartender, who pays a price for getting too close to one of his guests.

8 Richard Jewell

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Hamm has a sense of his authority that has become clear throughout. Crazy man; While audiences certainly learned to care more about Draper as they learned more about his past, Hamm’s commanding presence made him a popular choice to play the film’s menacing law enforcement officer.

Clint Eastwood Think it’s smart to cast Hamm as a stone-hearted FBI agent investigating an unlikely superhero (Paul Walter Hauser) in resume 2019 Richard Jewell. Impressively, Hamm’s inherent charisma has disappeared so that he can play a completely impossible character.

7 Town

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Ben AffleckThe director’s second film is more than just a standard heist thriller in the style of Michael Mann. It is a film about relationships, the evolution of lifelong friends, and the economic crisis that puts pressure on ordinary people to protest against the authorities. It’s a remarkably mature turn in a genre film that suggests Affleck is a more ambitious filmmaker than many realize.

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Of course, Hamm is cast as a menacing and generally unlikely FBI agent assigned to track down the film’s characters. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

6 No sudden movements

A man on the street holding an envelope in No Sudden Move.

The great nature of Steven SoderberghActors’ films are many great actors who can come in and out at the moment’s notice. Soderbergh has assembled one of his most impressive casts to date (which is no small statement) for his 2021 heist thriller. No sudden movementswhich featured expanded supporting roles for minor cast members such as David Harbour, Kieran Culkin, Ray Liotta, Bill Duke, Matt Damon, And the great end Ray Liotta among others.

Hamm briefly appears as Detective Joe Finney, who is assigned to interview incompetent accountant Matt Wertz (Harbour).

5 Beirut

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Beirut It’s the kind of movie Hamm should be making more often, and frankly, it’s the kind of movie Hollywood needs to invest more in. A classic political drama written by a lover Michael Clayton And Andrew Writer Tony Gilroy, Beirut Follows an American negotiator (Hamm) who is forced to go on a dangerous mission in the Middle East as a way to save a friend’s life.

It is a “movie star” action level, and Beirut Feels like that type of “talking” thrillers Warren Beatty Or Dustin Hoffman Will be shown back in the 1970s.

4 Report


Scott Z. Burns‘Brilliant political thriller Report It is a debunking of wrongdoing on the part of the US government through the use of the torture program on 9/11. In many ways, it serves as an extension (and correction) to certain perceptions that fans of the film may have after viewing. Kathryn Bigelow‘s Dark zero thirty.

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Hamm plays the incredible role of Deputy National Security Advisor, Denis McDonough, who refuses to take responsibility or offer any details for the graphic details of the “torture report.”

3 Cannon: Maverick

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Cannon: Maverick A masterpiece, and the reputation that the film received as a “savior of cinema” is not one that is not guaranteed. There are a few sequel movies that surpass their originals and become classics in their own right, but Cannon: Maverick Definitely part of a select club.

many times Cannon: Maverick is a celebration of Tom Cruisestardom, the film worked as well as it did because of all the actors who were part of it. Hamm’s role as Vice Admiral “Cyclone” Simpson is an important one; In the end, the evil vice admiral had to let go and believe in Maverick’s plan.

2 Children drive

Children drive is one Edgar WrightThe movie’s best, and it’s made in a way that hides Hamm’s character motivation until the very end. While Bud initially seems to be allied with Baby (Ansel Elgort) and Deborah (Lily James), he turns on his former driver after his lover (Eiza Gonzalez) was killed in a fight with the police.

Hamm becomes totally threatening and gleefully over-the-top at the end as he turns into the villain of the story; His final parking lot battle with the kids is one of the film’s standout action sequences.

1 Confession, Fletch


No one has asked for a reboot really FletchAn original Chevy Chase The film is still considered one of the most rewatchable comedies of the 1980s. However, the director Greg Mottola The decision to return to the original material to tell the new entry in Fletch The saga featured Hamm as a hapless private investigator.

In this story, Fletch finds himself accused of murder, and must solve the case to clear his name. It’s a shame Confession, Fletch It’s almost out of theaters before it debuts on Showtime, but hopefully Hamm and Mottola can one day put together a sequel.

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