How many Brads are too many? Well, it looks like you can never have enough. Brad Pitt is still one of the most sought-after bachelors in town, even though he is 56 years old. He is handsome, smooth, charming, and funny.
And boy, does he have skills! Brad Pitt has been praised for his great work as an actor and producer, as well as for the many humanitarian projects he has done as he continues to have an impact on the world.
Brad Pitt first came to people’s attention in Ridley Scott’s 1991 movie Thelma & Lousie, where he played a cowboy hitchhiker. He got his first lead roles in dramas like “A River Runs Through It” by Robert Redford in 1992 and “Interview with the Vampire” by Neil Jordan two years later in 1994.
As he built his career, he did well in movies like Fincher’s crime thriller Seven (1995) and Terry Gilliam’s science fiction movie 12 Monkeys (1995), which won him a Golden Globe Award and a nomination for an Academy Award.
Brad Pitt is one of the most powerful people in Hollywood right now. He has had a great acting career and a rough personal life. Even though he had done some great work, he didn’t win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor until Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
But Netflix doesn’t have Tarantino’s most popular movie, which is why we have a bone to pick with them. Brad Pitt’s next movies are Babylon, directed by Damien Chazelle and starring Tobey Maguire and Emma Stone, and Bullet Train, directed by David Leitch and set to come out in 2021.
If you’re a huge Brad fan who can’t get enough of his killer smile and smouldering eyes, you can rewatch some of his movies on Netflix that we’ve ranked in order of how good they are.
War Machine (David Michod, 2017)
Brad Pitt played Glenn McMahon, a successful US Army General who leads the NATO forces in rebuilding Afghanistan, in this Netflix original from 2017. But because he is rude and doesn’t care about people, a journalist named Sean Cullen doesn’t like him and writes an article about his disobedience and misuse of power.
The movie tried to be a satire, but it turned out to be too dramatic. Michod’s position seems to be all over the place. It is a harsh critique of yet another “unwinnable quagmire” that the US voluntarily got into, but it is also kind to the servicemen. Brad Pitt is just pretty to look at on-screen. He is messy and forgets to act tough.
The movie is so bad that even cameos by Ben Kingsley and Tilda Swinton can’t save it. There are some touching scenes in the movie that make you think about how bureaucracy works, but the movie can’t be taken seriously because of the needless caricature.
The Devil’s Own (Alan J. Pakula, 1997)
At the beginning of this action thriller from 1997, Frankie McGuire, who is only eight years old, sees his father get killed because he supports the Irish Republican Army. Twenty years later, Frankie goes to New York under the name “Rory Devaney” and moves into the house of Sergeant Tom O’Meara. Things go from bad to worse when Tom finds out that he has been hiding a dangerous IRA terrorist.
Roger Ebert harshly criticized the movie for its “blatant ignorance of the history of Northern Ireland” and the fact that it never talks about “the problems between the two sides,” but Brad Pitt said, “I like The Devil’s Own. It helped me learn a lot. I think the movie could have been better, though.
The script was thrown out of the window.” Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt were as good as ever in the movie, which is the only good thing about it. Some of the best scenes are the ones where Tom and Frankie talk or when Tom is with his family and things are quiet.
By The Sea (Angelina Jolie, 2015)
In France in the 1960s, a young couple named Vanessa and Roland hit rock bottom in their relationship. They barely talk to each other, and Vanessa, who is sad and has pulled away, won’t let her husband touch her. In a last-ditch effort to save their relationship, they go to a beach hotel where Roland can work on his book.
There, the couple finally talks about problems that they had been avoiding for a long time. Given where Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are in their lives now, the movie is a sign of bad things to come. Shot during their honeymoon in Gozo, Malta, in 2014, the film “may interest celebrity voyeurs or fans of a certain type of arthouse cinema, but for most viewers, its beauty won’t be enough to offset its narrative inertia.”
As Jolie has said before, “at its core, the movie is about grief.” Vanessa’s misery comes from the fact that she can’t have children. She is the personification of sadness, and by being around her, Roland can’t help but feel bad about himself. Vanessa, played by Jolie, tries to break up a loving couple, which makes her hard to watch until the audience learns why she is so selfish.
When they leave the hotel, the movie ends on a nearly happy note of self-reflection and making up.
Troy (Wolfgang Petersen, 2004)
Troy tells the story of the Trojan War again. It is loosely based on Homer’s Iliad, and its ending comes from Smyrnaeus’s Posthomerica. During a peace mission to Sparta, the lusty Trojan Prince Paris seduces Helen and brings her back to Troy with him. This causes the Greeks, led by Achilles, to lay a huge siege on the city that no one can get into.
With its beautiful costumes and grandiose scenes, the movie is a treat to watch. But the characters aren’t very convincing and seem too real, which goes against how the epic makes them out to be bigger than life. This makes it seem flat, and even though the fight scenes are interesting, the movie can’t keep up the pace.
Brad Pitt is good-looking and fit, but he’s not quite what people would picture Achilles to look like. He tries very hard to be his character, but he always fails. The rest of the cast does a pretty good job, but the audience is left wondering if Eric Bana, who is rough and tough, would have been a better fit for Achilles.
World War Z (Marc Forster, 2013)
In the wake of the end of the world, Gerry Lane, a former UN employee, races against time to find a cure for the virus that is turning people into zombies and threatening humanity. Gerry goes all over the world to find a way to stop the zombie pandemic and protect his family.
This end-of-the-world movie is exciting and scary. It’s about a typical white family that gets caught up in a zombie outbreak, and the father is the hero without a cape who saves the day. As Gerry Lane, Brad Pitt does a great job. But the rest of the cast isn’t very interesting, and their sad situations don’t make people feel anything.
“Even though the movie does a good job of showing how scary it would be if humans went extinct, the people in it are so soulless that it could just as easily be the movie version of the video game Plants vs. Zombies,” said a critic.
Seven Years in Tibet (Jean-Jacques Annaud, 1997)
The film is based on the same-named book by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer. It tells the story of Harrer and Peter Aufschnaiter, who were arrested in India in 1939 while mountaineering during World War II. They manage to get out of the prisoner-of-war camp in Dehradun and go to Lhasa. Harrer meets the 14th Dalai Lama when he is young. He becomes his teacher and a close friend.
It’s heartwarming to see how a man with a big ego went on a journey to find himself and changed into a man of peace and values. Even though politics are a mess, the beautiful hills and general happiness in the forgotten country make for a nice peaceful contrast.
Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, and the director were all banned from entering China because of how they “badly portrayed local people.” Even though the focus should have been on their experience, the movie is a “fascinating true story” with a certain calm and grace that makes people think about their own lives.
Killing Them Softly (Andrew Dominik, 2012)
In this neo-noir crime movie, Squirrel, Frankie, and Russell rob Markie Trattman’s poker game. Markie is angry, so he asks hitmen Jackie and Mickey to help him find out what happened and get his revenge. Dominik almost tries to add dialogue, violence, and adrenaline from Tarantino to Scorsese’s plot.
The movie is cynical about the world it takes place in. With the US economic recession of 2008 as a backdrop, there was a financial crisis and a negative view of the future. The movie is scary and violent, and the actors do a great job. Brad Pitt is a picture of perfection with his slicked-back hair and powerful lines.
Even though there is a lot of unnecessary violence in organized crime in America, Brad Pitt’s last line, which is a reference to Obama’s presidential speech, gives viewers the creeps because it is so true.
“This person wants to tell me that we live in a neighbourhood? Don’t make me laugh. I live in the United States, and in the United States, you’re on your own. America is just a business, not a country. Now, pay me, fucking fuck.”
Babel (Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, 2006)
Babel is the third part of Inarritu’s Death Trilogy. It is a work of art in and of itself because it shows how one gunshot affects the lives of people on three different continents. Richard and Susan, two Americans on vacation, are on a bus when Susa is shot and killed. Richard tries very hard to get her to the hospital, even though he has to wait with other people who are getting irritated.
Its name, “Babel,” comes from a story in the Bible in which God punishes people by making them fight over what language to speak. The movie is also about how cultural differences are almost impossible to bridge and how that makes it hard to survive. It is a great and satisfying ending to the trilogy.
It is intense and keeps you interested. Brad Pitt’s helplessness and desperation in places he has never been before add to the tension of the movie. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Score for the music by Adriana Brazza. In Inarritu’s sad, multi-story Babel, there are “no villains, only victims of fate and circumstance.”
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (David Fincher, 2008)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, directed by David Fincher, is based on F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story of the same name. It tells the story of Benjamin, whose age clock works backwards. His friendship with Daisy has stood the test of time and other problems as Daisy has gotten older and Benjamin has gotten younger.
Critics had different things to say about the movie. Some said it was “a magical and moving account of a man living his life resoundingly in reverse,” while others said it was “166 minutes of twee tedium.” It is, however, a very moving story about love, loss, and how quickly time passes. Of course, Brad Pitt does very well as Benjamin.
Pitt’s amazing performance makes him look like everything from a dirty baby to a dapper young man in his 60s. Fincher’s skill helps him handle the subject in a way that is too sensitive. Scenes like when Benjamin meets Daisy, her daughter, or finds out what his father did when he was born are touching, and the ending is both heartbreaking and beautiful.
“You can be as angry as a rabid dog about how things turned out. You can swear and curse the gods all you want, but in the end, you have to let go.”
Inglourious Basterds (Quentin Tarantino, 2009)
In this “masterpiece,” Tarantino’s “star-studded cast” includes Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Michael Fassbender, Eli Roth, Diane Kruger, Daniel Bruhl, Til Schweiger, and Melanie Laurent, among others. Lt. Aldo Raine is in charge of a commando unit called “Basterds.” Each of his men is expected to bring back 100 Nazi heads.
Raine has been killing Nazis in France for years. He wants to bring down the Nazi government for good and end the war. To do this, he enlists the help of Shoshanna, a young woman who wants to get revenge for the death of her family at the hands of a German officer.
“A Tarantino film resists categorization“. The war movie is bloody and brave, strange and angry, but it doesn’t show a war that is a good balance of violence and danger. Christoph Waltz stands out as a self-centred and cruel German general, and Brad Pitt stands out as a cruel Allied soldier who hates Nazis so much that he carves the swastika into one of them.
In his gruesome and grotesque portrayal of the Nazis’ terror and brutality, which eventually led to Hitler’s downfall, Tarantino uses interesting dialogue and great cinematography to keep the audience on the edge of their seats. This movie has won a lot of prestigious awards and has been nominated for eight Oscars.
Christoph Waltz won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor, which he deserved, and it shows that Tarantino can’t get enough of violence, fame, and interesting, non-linear stories.
Which of Brad Pitt’s movies is the most well-known?
The Fight Club (1999) Look at how great The Alpha Brad is! Even though it seems silly to pick a high point in Pitt’s career, his role as Tyler Durden in “Fight Club” is the pinnacle of acting stardom and one of the most iconic movies ever made.