Brad Pitt's Best Movies

Summary

Today he's one of the most bankable movie stars in Hollywood, and one of the few actors audiences will pay to see no matter what sort of role he's playing -- whether it's action, drama, or comedy the script calls for, having Brad Pitt's name above the title is about as close as anyone can come to a guarantee for a hit film. Not so long ago, however, Pitt was just another good-looking dude with enough gumption to work his way into a steady stream of TV shows and bit parts in movies. He's come a long way, for sure, and to celebrate his latest starring role -- in Andrew Dominik's Killing Them Softly, opening this weekend -- we decided the time was right for yet another Brad Pitt edition of Total Recall! Back to Article

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Brian Heald

Brian Heald

True Romance should be #1. His role was small but epic. So epic, I named my dog after him. Awesome, awesome movie.

Nov 29 - 06:34 AM

Aleksey

Alex Mantzos

babel and snatch deserved to be in that list and Fight Club deserves #1....BUT HE HAS MANY VERYGOOD FILMS...!!!

Nov 29 - 07:07 AM

Jason Colpitts

Jason Colpitts

Amen. Chad stole that movie. 'Nuff said.

Nov 29 - 07:57 AM

Seth Reddington

Seth Reddington

more like once a day

Nov 29 - 08:10 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

I've been meaning to read it. It has a reputation for being exhaustively researched. I love everyone in "Burn" - Malkovich (the Russians?), Clooney (I'm not really equipped to mold hard plastic), McDormand (There's always the Chinese!), Swinton (I do not Hammer!), JK Simmons (the Russians?). I think it was a great film, and I laughed all the way through it.

Nov 29 - 08:45 AM

Hugo Emanuel Melo

Hugo Emanuel Melo

I though all the actors on "BAR" where great, but the Coen's script and direction felt very off. I had loved all of the Coen's previous screwball comedies (except the remake of "Ladykillers", so it was odd for me to feel like they failed on a genre that they allways excelled on.

Dec 3 - 05:22 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

"The Raw Intelligence"

Nov 29 - 08:46 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Eloquence is obviously not your bag.

Nov 29 - 08:47 AM

Garrett Sears

Garrett Sears

i'm very glad Fight Club isn't number one but am also upset Moneyball is. can't win i guess.

Nov 29 - 08:55 AM

William H.

William Howell

Both were adapted screen plays, and that is clearly not the only difference.

Nov 29 - 09:12 AM

jake h.

jake hoff

how is snatch not on this list?! that is easily one of his best, also fight club should be way way higher up. sux that they went by the damn critics tomato meter since they dont have a flippin clue

Nov 29 - 09:59 AM

Keith Allison

Keith Allison

Perhaps the director should be held to that, though, given how Terence Malick edits all of his films himself and has direct say on how his film appears to audiences. It does focus a bit too much on scenery, but I will say that Brad Pitt managed to craft a very endearing amount of emortion from the bits that he appeared in.

Nov 29 - 10:25 AM

Armond White Sucks

Michael Baldelli

He was so good in Snatch.

Nov 29 - 10:37 AM

jake h.

jake hoff

also altough Troy definitely had its flaws it is still another unique performance by pitt and certainly his only true superhero role. shoulda made the list

Nov 29 - 11:43 AM

Ron Williams

Ron Williams

I think they let him live and Fight Club deserves better than 19th

Nov 29 - 12:40 PM

Ron Williams

Ron Williams

Jesse James was a boring movie, doesn't belong anywhere near his top 10. My favorite Pitt performance was in 12 monkeys. he was great!

Nov 29 - 12:42 PM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

ADD folks prefer manic movies.

Nov 29 - 01:07 PM

Brian Jensen

Brian Jensen

I think "Jesse James" is an excellent film, and one of the best films in Brad Pitt's career.

Nov 30 - 03:03 PM

R. Jayakrishnan

Jayakrishnan R

Jesse James is definitely boring

Dec 2 - 12:26 AM

Janson Jinnistan

Janson Jinnistan

Joker Fanboys are more boring.

Dec 2 - 10:04 AM

Ron Williams

Ron Williams

What about "Snatch"? He was great. On the DVD they even had a special Sub Title for Brad and his Packy Language.

Nov 29 - 12:44 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Uh, Benjamin Button is only at 72% critics approval rating, far from being in the top 10. Not sure what you and Jeremy are smoking.

Nov 29 - 12:57 PM

Brian Cowper

Brian Cowper

They're trying to point out that this list is based on the top ten tomato meter list and how everyone complaining about this or that movie not being in the list don't appear to be taking that into account.

Nov 29 - 05:27 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

My bad.

Nov 29 - 06:41 PM

Christopher Kulik

Christopher Kulik

Legends of the Fall was one of the most bloated, overrated, tiresome and BORING films ever put out in the -90s. Aside from its Oscar-winning cinematography, it has nothing; hell, I'd rather watch OUT OF AFRICA.

Nov 29 - 12:59 PM

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