Top 5 Dev Patel Movies You Should Watch If You Liked Monkey Man

One of the rising stars of Hollywood, Dev Patel made his debut as an action hero with Monkey Man and it won’t be an exaggeration to say that if John Wick was based on the streets of India, this is what it would look like. So, now that you have witnessed Dev Patel in action how about making yourself familiar with some of his other works as well? So, in this article, let’s talk about the top 5 movies featuring Dev Patel that you should watch if you liked Monkey Man!

1. The Man Who Knew Infinity

The Man Who Knew Infinity
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One of the best movies done by Dev Patel is The Man Who Knew Infinity. Now it is nothing like Monkey Man filled with great action but it is rather a biopic of one of the greatest minds ever produced by mankind, the great self-taught mathematician Mr. Srinivasa Ramanujan.

The movie follows his struggles at Trinity College, where he arrived to pursue his passion for mathematics. We see him battle the prevalent racism back then and rise above all of it to become one of the most renowned and respected personalities in the history of the world.

2. Hotel Mumbai

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Another movie where Dev Patel showcased his amazing skills as an actor was Hotel Mumbai, released in 2018. This movie revolves around the tragic terrorist attack that took place in Mumbai in November 2008. Terrorists took Hotel Taj under their control and this movie showcased the brilliant feat of bravery and courage shown by the staff of the hotel to keep their guests safe from the terrorists. This Dev Patel movie is definitely worth watching because of his marvelous acting.

3. Slumdog Millionaire

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The movie where the career of Dev Patel kicked off should definitely be on your list of his top movies to watch. Slumdog Millionaire revolves around 18-year-old Jamal who is answering questions on a television show which is basically the Indian version of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”. While the host shoots questions at him, we get to see flashbacks from Jamal’s life which explains how he got on the show. This movie won the Oscar for Best Picture in 2009 and served as a breakthrough for Dev Patel’s career.

4. The Green Knight

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The Green Knight released in 2021 was an adaptation of an epic poem titled “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” by an anonymous writer. In this movie, we get to see Dev Patel play the role of Sir Gawain, the nephew of King Arthur. However, Gawain is not even close to the nobility of King Arthur. This movie follows this young man on a journey to prove his nobility and courage to his uncle in his feat to face a Green Knight who is essentially a giant.

The plotline and overall VFX done in this movie will make you remember the days of watching movies like Gulliver Travel, however, The Green Knight has much of a darker theme.

5. Lion

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Lion is a biographical film revolving around the story of Saroo Brierley who as a five-year-old gets lost on a train and arrives in Kolkata. There he has to learn how to survive on his own but before things get out of hand, he gets adopted by an Australian couple. Now after a long time of 25 years, Saroo travels back to India armed with Google Earth to find his long-lost home. This movie is a rollercoaster of emotions and I would advise you to watch it while keeping a glass of water and a handkerchief handy.

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