Actors are those people who enact on a certain platform to deliver a message to their audiences by the portrayal of a character in their performance. Hollywood has been home to many marvelous and eminent celebrities. Among them, Brad Pitt is also one of the most renowned celebrities who have secured his place in the heart of his fans due to his impressive acting skills. So, here are the best 15 movies Brad Pitt has acted on.
15 Movies by Brad Pitt you must watch
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
One of the best movies of Brad Pitt is ?The Curious Case of Benjamin Button?. It is a 2008 American fantasy romantic drama film directed by David Fincher. This movie is based on the 1992 short movie of the same name by F.Scott Fitzgerald. The story revolves around the unusual and strange love story between Benjamin Button, a baby who is born looking like an old man and Daisy, a beautiful young girl at the same age. The movie stars Brad Pitt in the role of Benjamin Button along with his co-stars Cate Blanchett as Daisy and Tilda Swinton as Elizabeth Abbott. It managed to get an IMDB rating of 7.8/10 with 71% rotten tomatoes. With an estimated budget of 150 million USD, this movie managed to earn the box office of 335.8 million USD.
Another movie on the list is ?Fury? which was released in 2014. Set in the atmosphere of World War II, this movie recollects the true stories of real-life army veterans who fought the Nazi Army in their tiger tanks. David Ayer?s World War II drama ?Fury? stars Brad Pitt as a tough sergeant leading a unit through Nazi Germany. He is accompanied by several actors like Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Jon Bernthal, etc. This movie achieved the IMDB rating of 7.6/10 with 76% rotten tomatoes. It had a small budget of 60 million USD but it managed to collect 211.8million USD in the box office.
The next movie on this list is ?Fight Club? which got its release date in 1999. This movie tells the story of how an office worker meets an eccentric man named Tyler Durden and how they both start a secret fight club that evolves into an insane underground cult. It stars Brad Pitt as Tyler Durden and Edward Norton as The Narrator. It has an incredible IMDB rating of 8.8/10 with 79% rotten tomatoes. However, the movie only managed to earn a box office of 100.9 million USD.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
?Once Upon a Time in Hollywood? is also one of the good movies played by Brad Pitt. Released in 2019, this movie was directed by famous and well-known American actor and filmmaker Quentin Tarantino. It is a fictional movie that took place in the late 1960s in the city of Los Angeles. The story revolves around the life of faded television actor and his stunt double who struggles continuously to achieve fame and success in the final years of Hollywood?s Golden Age in 1969 Los Angeles. The movie stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Rick Dalton (a washed-out Actor), Brad Pitt as Cliff Booth (Rick?s Stunt Double), and Margot Robbie as Sharon Tate. It got positive reviews from the viewers which resulted in the IMDB rating of 7.7/10 with 85% rotten tomatoes.
Brad Pitt also appeared in another movie directed by Quentin Tarantino which goes by the name ?Inglourious Basterds?. The 2009 war movie takes place in Nazi-occupied France during World War II where a group of Jewish U.S soldiers plans to assassinate Nazi Leaders which coincides with a theatre owner?s vengeful plans for the same. In this movie, Brad Pitt shares the screen with Quentin Tarantino, Christoph Waltz, and ?Diane Kruger, The movie became amazingly successful which earned it an IMDB rating of 8.3/10 with 89% rotten tomatoes. It had a small budget of 70 million USD but managed to earn a huge box office of 321.5 million USD.
The historical war drama film ?Troy? is also one of the best movies with Brad Pitt on the leading role. This 2004 movie was based on Homer?s ?Iliad? that portrayed the epic battle between the ancient kingdoms of Troy and Sparta. On the direction of Wolfgang Petersen, the movie features Brad Pitt in the role of mighty warrior Achilles along with Orlando Bloom as Paris and Eric Bana as Hector. The film got an IMDB rating of 7.2/10 and 54% Rotten Tomatoes. The film was made on a huge budget of around 185 million USD and made a huge box office of 497.4 million USD.
World War Z
Apart from war drama film, the 2013 zombie apocalypse horror movie ?World War Z? is also one of the finest movies starring Brad Pitt. The movie follows the story of a former U.N employee who tries to find a cure for the zombie pandemic by keeping his life in peril. The movie stars Brad Pitt along with his co-stars Daniella Kertesz, Mireille Enos, etc. The IMDB rating in this film is 7/10 and the rotten tomatoes? rating is 66%.
The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford
?The Assassination of Jesse James by Coward Robert Ford? is also one of the best movies of Brad Pitt. The 2007 American epic Western film was directed and written by Andrew Dominik. It covers the story of how an outlaw Jesse James is murdered by Robert Ford who idolized Jesse James since childhood. The movie features Brad Pitt in the role of Jesse James and Casey Affleck in the role of Robert Ford. It had an IMDB rating of 7.5/10 and a rotten tomatoes rating of 77%. Despite having an incredible score, the film managed to earn a box office of half the budget on the film i.e. 30 million USD.
The next movie on this list is ?Seven?. It is a 1995 American psychological crime thriller film directed by David Fincher. It stars Brad Pitt, Morgan Freeman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Spacey, R. Lee Ermey, and John C. McGinley. The film presents the tale of two detectives, a rookie, and a veteran hired to hunt a serial killer who uses seven deadly sins as his motives. It earned an amazingly incredible IMDB rating of 8.6/10 and 81% rotten tomatoes.
Interview with the Vampire
Back in the early 90s, ?Interview with the Vampire? also acquired popularity.? It is a 1994 American horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on Anne Rice’s 1976 novel of the same name, and starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt. In this movie,?a vampire tells his epic life story: love, betrayal, loneliness, and hunger. It received an IMDB rating of 7.6/10 and rotten tomatoes of 62%.with the small budget of 60 million USD, the movie managed to earn huge box office of 223.7 million USD.
Legends of the Fall
Also in the same year, another movie named ?Legends of the Fall? was released starring Brad Pitt. It is an American epic historical drama western film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas. The story takes place in the early 1900s where three brothers and their father living in the remote wilderness of Montana are affected by betrayal, history, love, nature, and war. The IMDB rating on this film is also 7.6/10 with a rotten tomatoes rating of 58%. With a small budget of 30 million USD, the movie managed to earn a box office of about 160.6 million USD.
?Moneyball? is another movie on this list. It is a 2011 American biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller. The film, adapted from the book by Michael Lewis, is based on the?true story?of how the Oakland Athletics (A’s) baseball team and their general manager?Billy Beane attempts to assemble a competitive team. The movie assembles the stars Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Kerris Dorsey, Chris Pratt, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. This movie also got the nomination of Academy Award for Best Actor. It achieved an IMDB rating of 7.6/10 and rotten tomatoes rating of 94%.
The next best movie is ?Snatch?. It is a 2000 British crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie. The movie manifests the story of unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish jewelers fighting to track down a priceless stolen diamond. It features an ensemble cast of Brad Pitt, Jason Statham, Vinnie Jones, Benicio del Toro, and ?Lennie James. It earned an IMDB rating of 8.3/10 and rotten tomatoes rating of 73%. It earned an estimated box office of 83.6 million USD while 10 million USD was spent in the budget of this film.
For the audiences who are into science fiction and thriller, ?12 monkeys? will be their best choice. It is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam and is inspired by Chris Marker’s 1962 short film La Jet?e, starring Brad Pitt, Madeleine Stowe, and Bruce Willis, with Christopher Plummer and David Morse in supporting roles. The story takes place in a future world devasted by disease where a convict is sent back in time to gather information about the man-made virus that wiped out most of the human population on the planet. This stunning movie got an IMDB rating of 8/10 and 90% rotten tomatoes. The filmmakers spent a small budget of 29 million USD, however, it managed to earn about 168.8 million USD in the box office.
Last but not least, the movie ?Ad Astra? is also worth watching. It is a 2019 American science fiction psychological drama film produced, co-written, and directed by James Gray. Starring?Brad Pitt,?Tommy Lee Jones,?Ruth Negga,?Liv Tyler, and?Donald Sutherland, it follows the trail of Astronaut Roy McBride (Brad Pitt) who travels to the outer edges of the solar system to find his missing father and unravels a mystery that threatens the survival of the planet. His journey uncovers secrets that challenge the nature of human existence and our place in the cosmos. This highly intriguing movie achieved an IMDB rating of 6.6/10 and rotten tomatoes rating of 84%. With a budget of around 80-100 million USD, it earned a box office of 132.8 million USD.
Brad Pitt is an actor and producer known as much for his versatility. In this article mentioned are the top 15 movies that portray Brad Pitt. Though there are many other movies that he has acted on, he never ceases to entertain and amaze his admirers.