Movie stars don’t come any bigger than Brad Pitt. The American actor has featured in several highly-acclaimed movies and box office blockbusters. He has also produced several prominent films including the Oscar-winners, The Departed and 12 Years A Slave. Off the screens, Brad Pitt is one of the most attractive men in the world and is renowned for his epic romances with fellow movie stars such as Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie. Want to know more about Pitt’s filmography? Then, we have got some of his best movies below.
Production budget – $50 million
Box office – $110.2 million
If you have ever dreamt of challenging the status quo, then this Brad Pitt movie will inspire you. Moneyball is a 2011 sports drama about a general manager, Billy Beane, who has to reinvent a baseball team on a tight budget. Beane teams up with an Ivy League grad and together, they recruit bargain players who have game-winning potential. Moneyball featured Pitt in the leading role of Billy Beane, and his performance earned him an Oscar nomination for best actor. The movie meanwhile has a score of 94% on rotten tomatoes and 87% on Metacritic.
2. True Romance
Production budget – $12.5 million
Box office –$ 12.3 million
True Romance is a 1993 neo-noir crime film directed by Tony Scott. The film is about a comic book nerd, Clarence, who falls in love with a prostitute named Alabama. Clarence ends up killing Alabama’s pimp and the two make a way with a bag containing $5 million worth of cocaine. They thereafter embark on a trip with the police and men of the underworld hot on their heels. True Romance is regarded as one of the best American films of the 90s. The low box office return regardless, the film would remain one of Pitt’s greatest with a score of 92% on rotten tomatoes and 59% on Metacritic.
3. 12 Monkeys
Production budget – $29.5 million
Box office – $168.8 million
12 Monkeys is a 1995 sci-fi drama/fantasy directed by Terry Gillian. The movie is set in 2035 and follows James Cole, a prisoner of the state who is promised parole if he can go back in time and thwart a devastating plague. 12 Monkeys featured Bruce Willis as Cole while Pitt played the role of a perceptive lunatic named Jeffrey Goines. The movie has a score of 89% on rotten tomatoes and 74% on Metacritic.
4. Inglorious Basterds
Production budget – $70 million
Box office – $321.5 million
Inglorious Basterds is a 2009 revisionist war-drama written and directed by Quentin Tarantino. The film revolves around two sets of people who plot revenge against Nazi forces. The first is a group of Jewish American soldiers while the second is a French Jewish lady, Shosanna, whose family was murdered right in her eyes. Inglorious Bastereds received several Oscar Nominations. It also holds a rating of 88% on rotten tomatoes and 69% on Metacritic.
5. Once Upon a time in Hollywood
Production budget – $90-96 million
Box office – $111.7 million
This is a 2019 comedy/drama film directed by famed filmmaker, Quentin Tarantino. The movie basically revolves around an aging TV actor, Rick, and his long-time stunt double, Cliff, as they try to make a career comeback in a changing Hollywood. The movie featured Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick while Pitt portrayed Cliff. Once Upon a time in Hollywood has received mostly positive reviews with some dubbing it ‘Tarantino’s love letter to ‘60s L.A.’ The movie meanwhile has a rating of 85% on rotten tomatoes and 84% on Metacritic.
6. Thelma and Louise
Production budget – $16.5 million
Box office – $45.4 million
Thelma and Louise is the Brad Pitt movie which brought him out of the doldrums of obscurity and launched him into the limelight. The 1991 film revolved around two working-class friends, Thelma and Louise, who decide to embark on a road trip. The trip turns into a run from the law when Louise shoots and kills a man who attempted to rape Thelma. Pursued by the law, both ladies decide to end it all by driving their vehicle off a cliff. Thelma and Louise was a critical and commercial success and is now regarded as an iconic feminist film. It has also been selected for preservation in the National Film Registry. The movie holds a score of 84% on rotten tomatoes and 88% on Metacritic.
7. Ocean’s Eleven
Production budget – $85 million
Box office – $450.7 million
Ocean’s Eleven is one Brad Pitt movie which would definitely thrill you. The 2001 film revolved around a rag-tag group of con artists and ex-cons who team up in order to carry out the biggest heist in Las Vegas history. Ocean’s Eleven featured a star-studded cast comprising of Matt Damon, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, and Pitt. The movie was a critical and commercial success as evidenced by its box office takings. Additionally, it holds a score of 82% on rotten tomatoes and 74% on Metacritic.
8. Fight Club
Production budget – $63 million
Box office – $100.9 million
Fight Club is a 1999 comedy/drama directed by David Fincher. The movie revolves around a depressed man, narrator, who meets a strange soap salesman known as Tyler. The two bored men proceed to set up an underground fight club where other similarly fed-up people can come and fight each other. Things, however, go awry when both men get attracted to the same woman. Fight Club is a cult classic and has a rating of 79% on rotten tomatoes and 66% on Metacritic.
9. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Production budget – $167 million
Box office – $334 million
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 fantasy/romantic drama film loosely based on an F. Scott Fitzgerald novel of the same name. In the movie, Brad Pitt played the lead role of Benjamin Button, a man who ages in reverse. Button encounters all sorts of unusual adventures but remains hopeful that the stars will align for him and the love of his life. The movie received several Oscar nominations including a best actor nomination for Pitt. The film has a rating of 71% on rotten tomatoes and 70% on Metacritic.
10. Mr and Mrs Smith
Production budget – $110 million
Box office – $478.2 million
Mr and Mrs Smith is a 2005 action/comedy starring Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The duo is supposedly a normal suburban couple enjoying a mundane existence. They, however, turn out to be legendary assassins, who have been assigned to kill each other. Mr and Mrs Smith received mixed reviews but was a box office success. It holds a score of 55% on Metacritic and 59% on rotten tomatoes.