The best Gerard Butler films to watch

His looks and his peculiar way of speaking are a killer package

Scottish actor and film producer Gerard Butler has been mesmerizing the audience with his looks and acting skills for over two decades. A lawyer turned actor, Butler’s acting career started in the mid-1990s with small roles. Butler rose to fame with his portrayal of King Leonidas in Zack Snyder’s 2006 fantasy war film 300. With this film came various nominations and worldwide recognition. After that, there was no looking back; from suspense to science fiction,  comedy to romance, Butler has aced every on-screen portrayal. Here is a list of Butler’s films that you should not miss.


This 2020 disaster thriller film by director Ric Roman Waugh stars Morena Baccarin, David Denman, and Hope Davis, besides Gerard Butler. The story of the film follows a family – John Garrity, played by Butler, who is a structural engineer living in Atlanta, his estranged wife Allison, played by Baccarin, and their diabetic son, Nathan – who have to fight for survival as the planet is about to be destroyed. Butler as the protagonist saving his family, creates the best drama on-screen with the odds being thrown at him.

Hunter Killer

This 2018 action thriller film is based on the 2012 novel Firing Point by Don Keith and George Wallace. The film stars Gary Oldman, Michael Nyqvist, and Common, beside Gerard Butler. The film narrates the story of a submarine crew and a group of Navy SEALS who are successful in rescuing the captured Russian President. And Butler as a submarine commander who is involved in the rescue operation puts the screen on fire with his demeanour of a soldier.

Law Abiding Citizen

This 2009 vigilante action thriller film is directed by F. Gary Gray ad stars Gerard Butler and Jamie Foxx in the lead role. The story of the film takes place in Philadelphia and revolves around Clyde Shelton, played by Butler, who is driven by rage to bring justice to his wife and daughter. It follows Shelton after his wife and daughter are raped and murdered in a home invasion by Clarence Darby, played by Jamie Foxx.

A few others of Gerard Butler’s films are Mrs Brown, The Ugly Truth; Tomorrow Never Dies, Tale of the Mummy Dracula 2000, Reign of Fire, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider – The Cradle of Life, Timeline, The Phantom of the Opera, Olympus Has Fallen, London Has Fallen, Angel Has Fallen, Night Has Fallen, Coriolanus, and Machine Gun Preacher.

Nirtika Pandita

A follower of Master Oogway, living by his words of Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the ‘Present’, I am trying to master the art of now. Keeping that in the center I am combining my professional prowess as a writer and nerves of a gastronaut to conquer the Saha world.
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