Brad Pitt movies
I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge fan of Brad Pitt movies. Sure, he’s a handsome boy who is romantically involved with one of the world’s great beauties, but he’s also a talented actor capable of playing a wide range of roles. And I might take a chance here, but I predict that he will only get better with age. For those who remain skeptical of his abilities, I’ve put together this brief look at some of the best Brad Pitt movies currently available on DVD and Blu-ray.
Inglorious Bastards (2009) – Pitt plays a murderous Nazi southern soldier in this WWII epic from director Quentin Tarantino. It’s way over the top, but that’s perfectly in keeping with the bloody, and often darkly comic, piece of Tarantino’s revisionist history.
12 monkeys (1995) – Bruce Willis plays a convict who volunteers to travel back in time and save the planet from a deadly viral outbreak. When he does, he meets the maniac Jeffrey Goines in a madhouse, and the young man becomes the prime suspect of who released the virus in the first place.
The Mexican (2001) – Jerry Welbach is a chronic blunder. Forced to run errands for the mob after accidentally sending his boss to jail, Jerry’s latest mission is to travel to Mexico and locate a legendary antique pistol. However, things don’t go according to plan, and his annoying girlfriend (Julia Roberts) is soon caught up in events.
Kalifornia (1993) – Brian Kessler (David Duchovny) is writing a book on serial killers. Together with his girlfriend (Michelle Forbes), he decides to drive from Pittsburgh to California and document famous murder sites along the way. To save money on gas, advertise a carpool. Imagine your surprise when honest serial killer Early Grayce (Pitt) responds to your ad.
Snatch (2000) – Director Ritchie takes a look at illegal boxing in the UK, along with other criminal activities. Pitt plays Mickey O’Neil, an Irish gypsy who is also a bare-knuckle boxing champion. When he nearly kills the Turkish-led boxer (Jason Statham), he agrees to replace him during an upcoming fight hosted by crime boss Brick Top (Alan Ford). Meanwhile, a host of colorful criminals search for a stolen 84-carat diamond.
Fight club (1999) – Edward Norton is a nameless and disillusioned young man who seeks meaning in his life. She finds him when she meets Tyler Durden (Pitt), an eccentric soap maker who despises consumerism and everything it stands for. Together, they start an underground fighting club where men can discover themselves, and Tyler soon focuses his energy in a new, more destructive direction. Helena Bonham Carter co-stars.
Interview with the Vampire (1994) – Based on the novel by Anne Rice, Interview plays Brad Pitt alongside Tom Cruise. Pitt plays Louis, a sentient vampire who was turned in 1791 by the manipulative and often insensitive Lestat (Cruise). As the two immortals travel the world, they fight, feed, and create a monstrous “daughter” (played by a young Kirsten Dunst). Also starring Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, and Stephen Rea.
Troy (2004) – As the legendary Trojan War begins, heroes from both sides prepare to engage in a life and death struggle. Pitt plays Achilles, the greatest warrior in the world.
Seven years in Tibet (1997) – The real-life story of an Austrian mountaineer (Pitt) who travels to Tibet and ends up becoming the Dalai Lama’s friend and tutor. Due to the content of the film, the Chinese government prohibited Pitt from entering their country.
Seven (1995) – Set in a city where it always rains, Seven focuses on the brutal crimes committed by a serial killer who seeks to punish those guilty of the seven deadly sins. Det. Mills (Pitt) and Det. Somerset (Morgan Freeman) are the dedicated cops who follow him. Full of twists and turns, the film is skillfully directed by David Fincher.
I hope you enjoyed my list of Brad Pitt movies. While fans may recall some of their favorite cinematic moments, I hope non-fans will put their preconceived notions aside and give at least one of the movies listed above a try. If they do, I am sure they will leave as believers.