The Top 10 Best Beards In Movies

POSTED ON: 2014-01-26 16:49:21 - POSTED BY: themoviejudge

Beards are becoming all the rage recently, everyone loves a shaggy beard. Here's some of the coolest, most kick ass beard loving movies of all time. The rules for the beard movie are as follows. Protagonist(s) must have at least a stage 2 beard. Protagonists beard must also be a dominant force of facial furr.



Throughout Liam Neesons career he's often made a habit out of flaunting the facial follicles and the movie Krull is a prime example of that, Neeson doesn't have a leading role in Krull however his beard is a force to be reckoned with. If you aren't familiar with the movie Krull, chances are you've seen it but you just can't remember the name of it. The variety of beards in Krull are that of legend. From the creepy blind wizard to the protagonist Colwyn. There's a beard for every man.

Into the wild

Into The Wild

Into the wild is a movie made for beards and beard lovers, it has everything the inner hipster in you has been yearning for - going out into the world and living your life the way you want to...That's what Into the wild is, a movie about a man going through his own personal journey into the unknown. The amazing performances of this movie are really what makes it such a great movie, delivered seamlessly by Director Sean Penn.

The Grey

Liam Neeson - The Grey

Liam Neeson is back with a beard - I think other than being an amazing Actor Liam Neeson is really defined by his array of beards. The Grey is no different, when I first watched The Grey I was amazed at the realism of the movie, it felt real to me. At no point did I feel like it was a situation that anyone could survive through. That's one of my favourite things about the movie, the relentlessness of nature.

Cast Away

Tom Hanks - Cast Away

I think Cast Away is probably one of the best beard movies of all time. I think this movie encapsulates the different stages of beardedness, it shows you what's possible with moderate testosterone and a blatant disregard for human hygiene and sanity.Cast Away is an incredible movie, with or without Hank's beard, I guess it just takes the movie to the next level. Just like Robin Williams in The Fisher King. Can you get anymore badass than that? (Perhaps Williams in Jumanji actually).


Gerard Butler - 300

300 is one of those movies that's just purely made for men and testosterone driven teenagers, it's one of those movies that inspires you to go to the gym and do 10kg bicep curls in the squat rack (just kidding). 300 for me is a great movie, Millers story is encapsulating and the movie is just visually beautiful. I think Snyder nailed everything about 300, probably even Gerard Butler.

The Hobbit

The Hobbit

The Hobbit is full of beards... beards to the max. We have the Dwarves who take beard grooming to the next level then on top of that we have Gandalf leading the beard gang on their quest to slay a Dragon. I don't think you can get much cooler than that. The only one who really lets the side down is Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins. Not a beard in sight.

The Thing

Kurt Russell - The Thing

Kurt Russells beautiful 'barnet' is that of myth and legend. Not only does he fight evil alien monsters he does it in style. I think the fact Russells beard was so awe inspiring the alien didn't really know what to do. So it just gave up and died (or something to that effect).

The Thing is one of those movies that encapsulates everything that you want in a Sci-Fi thriller :-

  1. Beards
  2. Aliens
  3. Flamethrowers

The Perfect Storm

George Clooney - The Perfect Storm

As if George Clooney didn't already have all the luck he goes ahead and makes The Perfect Storm with his perfect Fisherman beard, hat and array of plaid shirts. The Perfect Storm is the kind of movie that makes you happy thatI don't own a boat or like to go fishing. I'll just keep on land where It's safe(ish).

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

I think when I first saw this movie I wished I had a ninja sword, but even more than that I wished I had a ninja beard because nothing says "I'm a complete badass" like a ninja beard with ninja sword. Granted only a few of them have beards, I think that's just about right because if there was anymore beards in this movie it would be too much and your eyes would explode when you watch it.

The Wolverine

Hugh Jackman - The Wolverine

Frankly. I didn't rate The Wolverine too highly but that doesn't take away from Hugh Jackman's awesome performance as the beard healing badass Logan. Who is forced to fight ninjas and other evil stuff. Like some Lizardy Wench who made a habit out of being a very evil person. Very evil indeed. Although The Wolverine won't blow you away, It's still semi-decent...Kinda.

I hope you've liked my beard list. May the beard be with you.

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