Brad Pitt: Top 10 Best Movies

December 10, 2013 – 07:26 am

brad-pitt-la-6-19-13 It’s hard not to hate Brad Pitt. The man has it all –good looks, intelligence, charm and, gosh darn it, he’s a gifted actor. Looking at his resume, you’ll be surprised by the number of times you hear yourself saying, “I love that movie, ” or “That was a great film.” This weekend, Pitt returns to the screen with World War Z, an apocalyptic zombie film by Marc Forster.brad-pitt-moneyball-la-6-19-13 The movie doesn’t necessarily scream Brad Pitt – seriously, when was the last time we saw him in an action blockbuster? Ocean’s Thirteen? But Pitt is known for his versatility, and if he wants to play an action hero, he can go right ahead. We decided to honor his new movie by looking for his best films, so here goes…

10. Moneyball

I’ll be the first to say that Moneyball was extremely overrated (even with a script by Aaron Sorkin), but Brad Pitt was damn good as Billy Beane. Based on a true story, Moneyball tells the tale of the general manager of the Oakland A’s who is forced to reinvent his team with a new strategy and a lean budget. Pitt completely immerses himself into the character, and thanks to his performance, we get a decent film about America’s greatest pastime.

9. Sleepers

Barry Levinson‘s crime drama is a powerful film that’ll make you very squeamish. In it, a group of men who were brutally abused at a detention center as kids seek revenge on those who hurt them. Though the story has its fair share of weak points, it’s saved by the stellar multi-generational cast. I mean, c’mon there’s Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, Jason Patric, Kevin Bacon, and of course, Brad Pitt.brad-pitt-babel-la-6-19-13 Sleepers is dark and haunting, and it stays with you long after it’s over.

8. Killing Them Softly

Killing Them Softly is not my cup of tea, but I won’t deny that it’s an excellent film (I had to watch it twice to realize it though). Based on George V. Higgins‘ 1974 novel Cogan’s Trade, the story follows an enforcer hired to track down three idiots who rob the Mob thus causing the local criminal economy to collapse. Pitt’s Jackie Cogan is there to restore order.brad-pitt-burn-after-reading-la-6-19-13 As a commentary on capitalism, Killing Them Softly is spot-on. (It’s killed or be killed baby.) Pitt’s closing speech is powerful, stinging even. He ends by saying: “I’m living in America, and in America you’re on your own. America’s not a country. It’s just a business. Now f***ing pay me.” And all while watching President Obama talk about the American Dream on TV.

7. Babel

Babel is like a Dementor, when you’re watching it, you feel like you’ll never be able to feel happiness again. And yet, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu knew what kind of emotions he wanted to convey with this intense layered drama, and he stuck to his guns. With Babel we don’t get a traditional narrative film. There’s no beginning; there’s no end. All we get are ideas about choices and consequences, plus a handful of memorable performances.

6. Burn After Reading

Burn After Reading was not the the followup to No Country For Old Men that people were expecting. Critics, in particular, were a bit let down by the goofiness of it all. Here you have a fired CIA official (John Malkovich) who loses his memoir to two gym maniacs (Pitt and Frances McDormand) who try to blackmail him for money. (Meanwhile somewhere George Clooney and Tilda Swinton have sad sex.) But in his role as the obsessed-fitness trainer Chad Feldheimer, Pitt is hilarious, charming and memorable.

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Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

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