The Top Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt is one of the well-loved actors of his generation. He first gained recognition for his role as a hitchhiker in the movie Thelma & Louis released in 1991. Since then he has had an enviable career spanning more than two decades. What are the best Brad Pitt movies? This article lists down the 10 best flicks of Mr. Pitt’s career:
Below are Brad Pitt movie ratings:
|The Curious Case of Benjamin Button||7.8|
|Interview with the Vampire||7.6|
1. Fight Club (1999)
One of the most controversial films of the ‘90s, “Fight Club” stars Pitt opposite Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Pitt plays the role of Tyler Durden, a soap maker who forms a fight club with the unnamed protagonist played by Norton. The underground fight club is a group of men who fight recreationally. Norton’s character becomes embroiled in a relationship with Durden and Maria Singer, who is played by Bonham Carter.
While it was a huge flop, earning only $36 million with a production budget of $63 million, Fight Club was critically acclaimed for its portrayal of the male psyche. It was also here that Pitt showed off a ripped body.
2. Se7en (1995)
This is a crime psychological thriller that stars Pitt with Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Kevin Spacey. Based on a screenplay by Andrew Kevin Walker, it follows the story of two homicide detectives played by Pitt and Freeman who became too much engrossed on the case of a sadistic serial killer. This is one of those rare movies that earned critical and commercial success, grossing more than $300 million at the box office.
3. Inglorious Basterds (2009)
An American war film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, this 2009 film was premiered at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival. Like Se7en, it was a commercial and critical success earning more than $321 million worldwide. He played the role of Lt. Aldo Raine, an American fighter who battled the Nazis in France.
4. Snatch (2000)
This crime movie stars Pitt as an Irish traveler who gets involved in a battle to track down a priceless stolen diamond. This movie stars an ensemble of other stars featuring Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Alan Ford, and Benicio del Toro. Written and directed by Guy Ritchie (who was once the husband of Madonna), the movie grossed more than $80 million.
5. 12 Monkeys (1995)
This movie was important to Pitt’s career as he received his first Academy Award nomination for best supporting actor in this flick. He also won the Golden Globe award for best supporting actor in this movie. A science-fiction film, 12 Monkeys also starred Bruce Willis. It earned more than $160 million at the box-office.
6. True Romance (1993)
Although he played a minor part in this cult hit, Pitt was able to make a mark in this movie by providing comic relief as a stoner named Floyd. It also showed how versatile the actor was. True Romance starred Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette and was written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. It was a box-office flop though earning only $12 million.
7. Ocean’s Eleven (2001)
Pitt played the role of Rusty Ryan in the movie “Ocean’s Eleven” which was a remake of a 1960 Rat Pack flick. He was one of the big stars in the film, joining Julia Roberts, George Clooney, and Matt Damon. Ocean’s Eleven was well-received not only by critics but by fans alike, on the way to earning $450 million worldwide.
8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Pitt is the lead actor in this movie that tells the story of an octogenarian who ages backwards, with bizarre consequences. He stars opposite Cate Blanchett, who serves as his love interest. The film was a smashing success at the box office, earning $330 million worldwide.
More importantly for Pitt, this movie gave him another Oscar nomination for best actor. The film also earned 13 Oscar nominations in 2008.
9. Fury (2014)
This World War II film stars Pitt alongside Shia LaBeouf. Written and directed by David Ayer, it was both a commercial and critical success. It has grossed more than $200 million worldwide.
During the filming of the movie, Ayer encouraged Pitt, LaBeouf and other stars to spar-in between takes so they can better internalize their characters and understand the sense of conflict. LaBeouf even cut his face to better portray his role.
10. Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Pitt played the role of the vampire Louis de Pointe du Lac in the romantic horror film Interview with the Vampire, which starred Tom Cruise, Christian Slater, Kirsten Dunst, and Antonio Banderas. It was a huge hit, raking in more than $250 million worldwide.
Pitt has long been one of Hollywood’s premier actors. He has other notable flicks to his credit like Troy and Mr. and Mrs. Smith. The fact that those titles didn’t make the top ten list of Brad Pitt movies just goes to show how remarkable his career has been.