Aaron Paul is best known for playing Jesse Pinkman, the drug addict and eventual business partner of Chemistry teacher turned drug lord Walter White in Breaking Bad. For the role, he won three Emmys for “Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.”
Aaron Paul’s first-ever role came in 1999 when he guest-starred in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210. Since then, he has gone on to appear in over 50 movies and TV shows. His work has also earned him 24 nominations for various awards across different organizations. Here are his best movies, according to IMDb.
Need For Speed (6.5)
The movie was based on the popular racing video game but it wasn’t received so well by critics. However, reception from fans was generally good. In Need For Speed, Tobey Marshall (Aaron Paul) is a struggling mechanic and street-racer who gets locked up for murder after being framed by an ex-partner
When he gets out prison, he reacquires one of his former cars and enters a high-stakes illegal racing tournament known as “The DeLeon” with revenge on his mind. Tobey manages to get his revenge, though he ends up in prison once again.
The Last House On The Left (6.5)
Don’t mess with someone’s child. It appears that there are still a lot of people who didn’t get this memo. In The Last House On The Left, a gang kidnaps and brutally assaults two young women. They then decide to take refuge at a vacation home that belongs to the parents of one of their victims.
After learning about the heinous acts that were committed by the gang, the parents devise a series of cruel revenge strategies that leave them as victors. Think of it as a very dark kind of Home Alone. Aaron Paul plays one of the gang members named Francis.
In the critically-acclaimed 2012 film Smashed, Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie Hannah (Aaron Paul) are two alcoholic lovers who live life on the edge. Soon, Kate’s alcohol problem goes out of control, forcing her to listen to a colleague’s advice and seek help.
She begins attending AA meetings and soon begins to overcome her drinking problems. However, plenty of other life problems including financial difficulties weigh her down. Soon, her relationship with Charlie deteriorates even further, leading to a breakup.
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (6.8)
Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV is a Japanese animated fantasy film that is based on the setting and story of the 2016 video game Final Fantasy XV. It had a mixture of English-speaking voice cast members that included Aaron Paul and Sean Bean as well as Japanese-speaking cast members.
In the movie. King Regis, the ruler of the land of Lucis, gathers his troops and assigns them with the task of protecting the kingdom from a planned invasion by the Niflheim Empire. Aaron Paul voiced the character Nyx from the game.
American Woman (6.8)
In the movie, a woman named Debrah is thrown into a state of sorrow when her teenage daughter goes missing. Debrah is forced to raise her daughter’s son all by herself as she tries to uncover the truth. The plot unravels over the course of eleven years.
Aaron Paul plays Debrah’s husband named Chris who she marries after only eight weeks of dating as a way to get cure her grief. She later breaks up with him and kicks her out of her house after she discovers that he is sleeping with another woman.
Mission Impossible III (6.9)
The Mission Impossible franchise got way better in the 2010s thus making the earlier films almost forgettable. If you are a fan of the films, you might be forgiven for not having Aaron Paul when he appeared in the third installment. Paul played Ethan Hunt’s brother-in-law Rick Meade.
In the movie, a criminal mastermind Owen Davian murders an IMF agent that was operating undercover, Hunt is forced to come out of retirement to capture Davian, who also happens to be trading in a toxic weapon known as “The Rabbits Foot.” Kanye West had a cameo in the film too.
Fathers & Daughters (7.1)
Russel Crowe gave another great performance as an award-winning novelist named Jake who sees his world turned upside down when a car crash kills his wife, forcing him to take care of his 5-year-old daughter, Katie, on his own. Worse still, his relatives want to take the little girl away from him.
The narrative keeps bouncing back and forth between the present day and the 80s. A 30-year-old Katie is shown battling the many demons that resulted from her complicated childhood. Aaron Paul plays Cameron, a man who Katie has a one-night-stand with and later dates.
Eye In The Sky (7.3)
In Eye In The Sky, Katherine Powell (Helen Mirren), a colonel in the British army decides to work quickly after receiving news that an undercover agent has been killed by the Al-Shabaab terrorist group. From Northwood, she sets up a mission to capture or kill Al-Shabaab leaders.,
The leaders just happen to be having a meeting in Nairobi, Kenya. However, things get a bit more complicated when a young girl enters the kill zone, making it difficult to take out the terrorists. This also ends up triggering an international dispute. Aaron Paul played a pilot named Steve Watts.
K-PAX is a well-written science fiction film that was adapted from Gene Brewer’s 1995 novel. The movie follows a psychiatric patient who insists that he is not human but an extraterrestrial being from planet K-PAX. His psychiatrist Dr. Mark Powell tries to find out if this is true.
A young Aaron Paul played Dr. Powell’s son Mike Powell. Despite topping the box office charts in its opening weekend, the film failed to break even. Controversy also surrounded the film after Argentinian director Eliseo Subiela filed a plagiarism lawsuit.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (7.4)
It had to be right there at the top. Breaking Bad wrapped up with a cliffhanger. Viewers never really got to know what happened to Jesse. Luckily, Vince Gilligan decided to make El Camino in order to give Aaron Paul’s character a proper sendoff.
However, given how much it was hyped, there were those who felt that the movie didn’t live up to its promise. In El Camino, we see Jesse just after he escaped from Jack and his gang. The police are hunting him down so he goes to Saul’s hoover guy, Ed Galbraith to give him a new identity and make him disappear