Brad Pitt – when this name comes, it’s impossible not to picture his irresistible smile and attractive face. This is because he has been incredible from the start. He is the perfect definition of a top-tier Hollywood personality. He maintained his record of appearing in blockbuster hits and displaying his charisma. So, it’s no wonder people adore him.
Do you know? Pitt first gained recognition when he played Cowboy Hitchhiker in the film Thelma and Louise (1991). Whereas his first leading role was in a big-budget drama film, A River Runs Through It (1992). Pitt is an Oscar-winning actor. Despite being a beautiful face, he has more than 60 credits to his name. Pitt has been referred to as the most prominent and respected public figure in the American film industry.
We pay tribute to his immense achievement by listing his top 10 movies for the fans to enjoy. Pick up one from the list and make your next weekend amazing!
War Machine (2017)
Runtime: 2hrs. 2mins
Director: David Michôd
Star cast: Brad Pitt, Daniel Betts, John Magaro
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
IMDB rating: 6.0
It’s an American War Parody film inspired by the non-fictional book, The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan. The scenes you may see in the movie are fictional versions of actual events. The film was nominated for the Satellite Awards in Best Motion Picture Made for Television category.
It’s a story about US General Glen McMahon (Pitt). He was sent to Afghanistan to fix the situation after 8 years of war. But he had something else in mind. Despite every order, he wanted to win the war, which in everyone’s opinion, was impossible.
Bullet Train (2022)
Runtime: 2hrs. 7mins
Director: David Leitch
Star cast: Brad Pitt, Joey King, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Genre: Action, Comedy, Thriller
IMDB rating: 7.5
Bullet train is a comedy film based on the novel Maria Beetle. It made $212 million worldwide against a $90 million budget.
Ladybug (Pitt), an unfortunate assassin, is eager to carry out his mission without distraction after he messed up many times. But he doesn’t know what he is stepping into when he goes on a bullet train mission. He meets other assassins from all over the world working toward related but opposing goals.
The Mexican (2001)
Runtime: 2hrs. 3mins
Director: Gore Verbinski
Star cast: Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, James Gandolfini
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Crime
IMDB rating: 6.1
The Mexican is a dark comedy and crime movie with a combo of different genres in its plot. The film grossed more than $147 million worldwide. In addition, the film successfully won the GLAAD Media Awards for Outstanding Film – Wild Release.
Jerry Welsbach (Pitt), who works for a gangster, is assigned a mission. He is asked to travel to Mexico to get an antique gun called The Mexican by his Mob boss. On the other hand, his girlfriend wanted him to quit his criminal ways, or she would leave. The interesting thing is that the gun is cursed. He believes it to be true as his girlfriend is held captive while he is on a dangerous mission.
Spy Game (2001)
Runtime: 2hrs. 6mins
Director: Tony Scott
Star cast: Robert Redford, Brad Pitt, Catherine McCormack
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
IMDB rating: 7.0
It’s an action movie grossing over $143 million worldwide with almost all the positive reviews. It may entertain you well if you are a fan of action thrillers.
The movie revolves around a CIA agent Nathan who is just about to retire. He hears the news of his trainee Tom Bishop (Pitt) being captured by China for spying. Now his only mission is to free his student before retiring.
Seven Years in Tibet (1997)
Runtime: 2hrs. 16mins
Director: Jean-Jacques Annaud
Star cast: Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, BD Wong
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
IMDB rating: 7.1
It’s a biographical drama based on the true life events of Heinrich Harrer. The film is inspired by his book, which he wrote about his experiences in Tibet during WWII. Brad Pitt won the Rembrandt Award for best actor.
The movie is about an Austrian Mountaineer (Pitt). He and his fellow companion were mountaineering in British India in 1930. When WWII broke out, their German Citizenship became a problem, and they were sent to prison. He managed to escape prison, and on his journey, he met with the Dalai Lama, who was still a boy. But that egoistic mountaineer learned the art of selflessness, spending time with the Dalai Lama.
Killing Them Softly (2012)
Runtime: 1hrs. 37mins
Director: Andrew Dominik
Star cast: Brad Pitt, Ray Liotta, Richard Jenkins
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
IMDB rating: 6.2
Killing Them Softly is an American crime thriller based on the novel Cogan’s Trade (1975). The film received mostly positive reviews, and the audience didn’t hesitate to praise Pitt’s and Gandolfini’s performances.
The movie starts with the three small-time criminals robbing the mob-protected gambling ring. This event forces the mob to send two assassins, Jackie(Pitt) and Mickey(Gandolfini), to handle those petty thieves.
Runtime: 2hrs. 14 mins
Director: David Ayer
Star cast: Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman
Genre: Action, Drama, War
IMDB rating: 7.5
Fury is an American war film that received positive reviews and generated about $211 million. In addition, the film won a National Board of Review Award for Top Ten Films and Best Cast.
An Army sergeant, Wardaddy(Pitt), leads a Sherman tank and his five-person team on a mission across the enemy territory in April 1945. Unfortunately, they are overpowered, outnumbered, and have a trainee soldier thrown into their battalion. In their brave endeavors to attack the core of Nazi Germany, Wardaddy and his troops confront great difficulties.
Fight Club (1999)
Runtime: 2hrs. 19 mins
Director: David Fincher
Star cast: Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, Meat Loaf
IMDB rating: 8.8
It’s an American film inspired by the novel named Fight Club. Viewers gave mixed reactions to the film. According to critics, this was one of the most debated movies of the 1990s.
The story of two men, one is unhappy with his job, and the other is a salesperson. The unidentified narrator, played by Norton, is the same person who is not pleased with his white-collar job. So he created a “fight club” with salesman Tyler Durden (Pitt) that developed into something more.
Ad Astra (2019)
Runtime: 2hrs. 3 mins
Director: James Gray
Star cast: Brad Pitt, Tommy Lee Jones, Ruth Negga
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Mystery
IMDB rating; 6.5
The film Ad Astra, a Latin phrase meaning “To The Stars,” is a Sci-Fi adventure drama. It gained revenue of $135 million against its $80 million budget. Pitt received a Sant Jordi Award for Best Actor in a Foreign Film. In contrast, the film was awarded the Phoenix Critics Circle Award for Best Science Fiction Film.
The narrative centers on an astronaut(Pitt) who travels to the edge of space searching for his father. His father was crazy about discovering intelligent alien species at any risk. But unfortunately, his obsession endangers the Solar System and life on Earth.
The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button (2008)
Runtime: 2hrs. 46 mins
Director: David Fincher
Star cast: Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Tilda Swinton
Genre; Drama, Fantasy, Romance
IMDB rating: 7.8
It’s an American romance and fantasy film with almost positive reviews from critics. It is the one and only film that was praised for almost everything. Viewers praised Pitts’s performance, Fincher’s directing, production, and visual effects. It was a blockbuster hit gaining revenue of $335.8 million against $167 million.
It’s a story about Benjamin Button (Brad Pitt), born under odd conditions. Born as an aged man at a nursing home in New Orleans and ages backward. The story focuses on the relationship between Benjamin and Daisy(Blanchett), who he met as a little girl.