Jessica Alba has been in the acting business since she was only a pre-teen. From television commercials, to television series, to major motion pictures, she’s covered all the bases. With two more films in post-production, and another filming, she’s a bright and shining star that isn’t likely to fade.
Whether you’re a new fan of Jessica Alba, or a long term follower, these are the top five movies that you should definitely have in your personal movie collection.
#5 Fantastic Four
In the motion picture Fantastic Four (2005), along with its sequel Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), Jessica Alba plays the Invisible Woman Susan Storm. As one of her most noted roles on the big screen, Jessica Alba lends a certain sass and pizzazz to the character of Susan Storm as part of the crime fighting team.
Alba’s role in Fantastic Four lands the number five spot only because of all the films it’s probably the best known, therefore leaves little for explanation.
In the movie Awake (2007) Jessica Alba plays Sam, the sweet and loving girlfriend of Clay, played by Hayden Christensen. As it turns out, poor Clay is in need of a heart transplant and decides, against the advice of his mother, he’s going to marry the love of his life. As it turns out, his mother is right, and Sam turns out to be nothing that Clay thought she was.
What’s so fantastic about this role for Jessica Alba is that it’s the perfect combination of the sweet “girl next door” and the manipulative “femme fatal”. She pulls the character off brilliantly, so much so that by the time the movie is over you’re left shaking your head wondering how you didn’t see it all coming.
#3 The Eye
In the movie The Eye (2008) Jessica Alba plays the role of Sydney Wells, a violinist who was blinded as a young girl. When Sydney gets the opportunity to receive an eye transplant she not only regains her eyesight, but also gains a glimpse into things of a more supernatural variety.
This remake of the Hong Kong film “Jian Gui” gives Jessica Alba the perfect opportunity to take viewers down a path full of frightening twists and turns. Exploring the ideas of cellular memory in transplant patients, Alba gives stunning believability to the character of Sydney, as she struggles to accept the gift of sight and all that it comes with.
#2 Into the Blue
In Into the Blue (2005) Jessica Alba co-stars as part of a tag team with Paul Walker, a young couple in search of sunken treasure in the beautiful waters in the Bahamas. Only when the couple stumble upon the remains of a plane and it’s drug filled cargo bay do they find themselves in a heap of trouble with some serious drug lords looking to reclaim their loot.
The only thing better than Jessica Alba in this movie, is her co-star Paul Walker. The pair make a winning combination not only in their banter, but in their combined good looks that make this movie a complete winner!
I reserved the number one spot for the movie Honey (2003) not because of its stunning cinematography or because of its Oscar winning performances. Instead, I reserved this spot because where movies are concerned, this one is so completely horrible that it’s worth watching a million times.
What makes me love the movie Honey above and beyond all other Jessica Alba films is that even in light of the horrible dialogue and the cheesy premise of the film, this amazing actress is still able to pull off the role with complete perfection. In fact, the only redeeming quality of the film is Alba, who makes me love the character of Honey even as I’m gagging on my popcorn.
So that’s my take on the top five films for Jessica Alba. If you’re looking to start your own DVD collection of Alba’s greatest, check out her full list of credits on www.imdb.com