Brad Pitt is one of the famous actors who has made his place in the industry with consistent and incredible performance. For decades he has been part of some groundbreaking projects.
William Bradley Pitt is an American producer and actor and known for his recognizable characters in Thelma and Louise, Sven, 12 Monkeys, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Interview with the Vampire. Pitt got a nomination for Best Supporting Actor in the Academy Awards.
Pitt has been featured in a wide range of movies, from commercial hits, Oscar-winning dramas to art films. In this article, we will list some of Brad Pitt’s best films, according to the Metacritic.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Metacritic score- 83)
Quentin Tarantino’s 2019 movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a love letter to Hollywood. Tarantino is known for his unique filmmaking style and starring some great actors like Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Margot Robbie with the legendary guest appearance by Al Pacino.
Pitt also achieved his first Oscar for the movie as he played the chauffeur and stuntman character, Cliff Booth. Pitt received massive appreciation from critics as well as from audiences. His charming look and Tarantino’s larger than life shots made him stand out in the film despite such talented co-stars.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood released on 21 May 2019 and collected a gross of $374 million worldwide. Film’s acting, cinematography, costume design, soundtrack, and production values are appreciated by critics.
The movie is inspired by the murder of the American model and actress Sharon Tate in 1969. In contrast, Tarantino’s storytelling takes a different path to narrate the story. The movie’s plot follows a Hollywood actor, Rick Dalton, played by DiCaprio, the star of a famous TV series Bounty Law. And his career is gradually fading as new talents are getting into the film business. Dalton’s stunt double, Cliff Booth, who is working with Dalton for a long time, also struggles to find work because of the rumors he killed his wife. Sharon Tate lives next door to Dalton with her husband Roman Polanski, and the story gradually grows from there. The film scored 83 on Metacritic out of 100, based on 62 reviews, which indicates it as a universally acclaimed movie.
Moneyball (Metacritic score- 87)
Pitt played the role of general manager of Oakland Athletics, Billy Beane, who attempts to gather a competitive team. Moneyball is a biographical sports drama written by Steven Zaillian and directed by Bennett Miller. The movie is based on the non-fictional book of the same name by author Michael Lewis.
The movie stars Brad Pitt as Beane, Jonah Hill in the character of assistant General Manager Peter Brand, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Moneyball premiered at Toronto International Film Festival in 2011 and was released on 23 September 2011. It was nominated for six Academy Awards (Oscars), including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor for Hill, and Best Actor for Pitt.
The story of the movie revolves around the general manager Billy Beane of Oakland Athletics, whose team lost the game to the New York Yankees in the American League Division Series in 2011. Beane wants to reshape the performance of the team by cold statistical calculations. The movie got a score of 87 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 42 reviews, and on Rotten Tomatoes, it holds an approval rating of 94% based on 265 reviews.
Ad Astra (Metacritic score- 80)
In Ad Astra, Pitt played the role of an astronaut who travels to the future. Ad Astra means “To the Stars” it is a psychological science movie directed and produced by James Gray. The film stars Brad Pitt, Ruth Negga, Tommy Lee Jones, and Donald Sutherland.
The movie is set in the late 21st century, where some peculiar power strikes the solar system that might harm human life. Son of astronaut H. Clifford McBride, Major Roy McBride, who is believed to be dead, informed that some flowing energy is traced to the Lima Project. And it has been 16 years since nothing has been heard from the project’s crew.
Ad Astra was released on 20 September 2019 and collected a gross of $135 million against a budget of $100 million. It was nominated for the Academy Awards for the Best Sound Mixing. The shots of the films are beautifully captured but with little complex storytelling. The screenplay might sound like a blockbuster on paper, although it did not stand out very well on-screen. It scored 80 on Metacritic and held an approval rating of 83% on rotten Tomatoes.
12 Years A Slave (Metacritic score- 96)
It is an adaptation of the slave narrative Twelve Years a Slave was written by Solomon Northup published in 1853. 12 Years a Slave is directed by Steve McQueen, stars Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Alfre Woodard, and Paul Giamatti.
The movie was nominated for nine Academy Awards (Oscars) and won three of them, including Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Picture. It also got the Golden Globe Award for the category of Best Motion Picture-Drama.
The plot of the movie centers around a free African American man, Solomon Northup, in 1841 and is working as a violinist and lives with his family in Saratoga Springs, New York. Hamilton and Brown, two white men, offered him to work with them as a musician if he can travel to Washington, D.C. When they arrived, they drugged Northup and sent him to slavery in the United States, run by Burch.
12 Years a Slave is an important story for society, and it was also widely accepted. The movie scored 96 out of 100 on Metacritic based on 57 critics. While it holds 95% on Rotten Tomatoes, with an average rating of 8.91/10. Ejiofor received the Best Actor award at the BAFTA Award.
The above are a few lists of Brad Pitt’s best films. You can get a wide range of movies of his career on the list, from pure classics to mass appealing projects.
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