10 Most Noteworthy Bradley Cooper Movies
Bradley Cooper may be known to most women as the sexiest man alive, but there’s no denying that he is a very good actor as well. Bradley Cooper movies have consistently performed well at the box-office, and he has had his share of acting nominations. Here is a listing of the 10 most memorable movies that this actor/producer has starred in.
Below are Bradley Cooper movie ratings:
|Guardians of the Galaxy||8.1|
|Silver Linings Playbook||7.8|
|The Place Behind the Pines||7.3|
1. Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Cooper voiced the character of Rocket, a genetically engineered raccoon in this smashing hit movie about a group of intergalactic criminals who are forced to join forces in stopping a fanatical warrior from controlling the universe. The 10th installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it also stars Chris Pratt, wrestler Dave Batista, and Vin Diesel. It was a surprise hit, becoming the highest grossing superhero film of the year with a worldwide gross of more than $700 million.
2. The Hangover (2009)
This hit comedy flick is about a group of friends who travel to Las Vegas for a bachelor party. However, three of them wake up with no memory of the previous night’s events and must race to find their friend before his wedding can take place. It also stars Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, and Heather Graham.
Filmed with just a $35 million budget, it went on to earn more than $450 million at the box office making it one of the surprise hits of 2008. It was directed by Todd Phillips and was so successful that the producers decided to make it into a trilogy.
3. Silver Linings Playbook (2012)
Like The Hangover, this romantic comedy flick directed by David Russell and starring Cooper opposite Jennifer Lawrence was a surprise hit. It tells the story of a man with bipolar disorder who tries to win back his estranged wife. He meets a recently widowed woman who offers him help if he joins a dancing competition with her. It also stars Robert De Niro, Julia Stiles, and Christ Tucker in supporting roles. Filmed with just a $21 million budget, it went on to rake in more than $230 million at the box office.
4. American Sniper (2014)
Cooper is the lead star in this war drama film directed by the legendary Clint Eastwood based on the memoir of a deadly U.S. marksman. Cooper is Chris Kyle, a peerless marksman who had four tours of duty in the Iraq War and 255 kills overall. While he was celebrated for military success, he had his share of personal and family life problems. The movie only had a $58 million production budget but took in $547 million at the box office.
5. Limitless (2011)
This is a thriller film that stars Cooper alongside Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish. Based on the novel The Dark Fields, it went on to earn $161 million at the tills despite having only $27 million in production budget.
6. American Hustle (2013)
A crime comedy-drama film that also stars Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jeremy Renner, American Hustle received 10 nominations at the 86th Academy Awards. It was universally praised by critics, particularly for the exceptional performance of its cast. Like the other movies in this list, it was also successful at the box office as it had a worldwide gross of $250 million.
7. The Place Behind the Pines (2012)
This American drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance also stars Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Dane DeHaan. Gosling plays a motorcycle stuntman who turns to robbing banks to provide for his lover and their baby, which puts him in a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop played by Cooper. It was a mild hit at the box-office earning $35 million with a production budget of $15 million.
8. The Words (2012)
Bradley Cooper plays the role of Rory Jansen, an aspiring writer who hits the big time after a story that he stole from the character of Jeremy Irons. With a budget of $6 million, the film took in around $13 million. But it was widely slammed by critics for the inept performances of its cast.
9. Wedding Crashers (2005)
Cooper plays a supporting role in this hit 2005 movie starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson who play divorce mediators who frequently crash wedding parties to meet and bed women. The movie took in around $285 million at the box office with only a $40 million production budget.
10. The A-Team (2010)
This action-comedy flick based on the TV series stars Cooper with Liam Neeson, Quinton Jackson, Jessica Biel, and Patrick Wilson. It was met with mixed reviews from critics, who slammed it for its incoherent plot and complex characterization. As a result, it did not perform well at the box office. This is not among the most successful of Bradley Cooper movies as it grossed $117 million with a production budget of $110 million.