Brad Pitt movies that prove he is more than just a pretty face

Brad Pitt, arguably the sexiest man alive, is so much more than just a pretty face. The actor, most well known for his role of Tyler Durden in David Finchers’s Fight Club, has given so many gems to the world, that as far as acting skills are concerned, he is right on the top with the best.

Frankly, someone like him could have easily survived years relying only on his looks. But, I am sharing with you a list of movies, whose characters, played by Brad Pitt, will never stop resonating with you, ever, once you have seen them.

1) Twelve Monkeys — 1995 (IMDB — 8.0 | Genre — Mystery, thriller, Sci-Fi)

Director — Terry Gilliam | Running Time — 2 hrs 9 min

In a future world devastated by disease, 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.

Quote — ‘You are a total nutcase, completely deranged, delusional, paranoid. Your thought process is all fucked up. Your information tray is jammed, man!’, Brad Pitt to Bruce Willis.

2) The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford— 2007 (IMDB — 7.5 | Genre — Biography, Crime, Drama)

Director — Andrew Dominik| Running Time — 2 hrs 40 min

Robert Ford, who’s idolised Jesse James since childhood, tries hard to join the reforming gang of the Missouri outlaw, but gradually becomes resentful of the bandit leader.

Quote — ‘He was ashamed of his boasting, his pretensions of courage and ruthlessness. He was sorry about his cold-bloodedness, his dispassion, his inability to express what he now believed was the case: That he truly regretted killing Jesse, that he missed the man as much as anybody, and wished his murder hadn’t been necessary.’, Narrator, on Robert Ford’s emotions after killing Jesse James (You can’t call this a spoiler, read the movie’s name :P)

Other Info — It is a long and slow movie, in case you are not into these kind.

3) Burn After Reading — 2008 (IMDB — 7.0 | Genre — Comedy, Drama)

Director — The Coen Brothers | Running Time — 1 hrs 36 min

A disk containing completely useless personal memoirs of a CIA agent, ends up in the hands of two unscrupulous gym employees who make a stupid attempt to sell it to the Russians.

Quote — ‘[on the phone] Osbourne Cox? I thought you might be worried… about the security… of your shit.’, Brad Pitt to John Malkovich about his disk.

Other Info — It has an amazing cast — George Clooney, John Malkovich, Brad Pitt.

4) Seven years in Tibet — 1997 (IMDB — 7.0 | Genre — Adventure, Biography, Drama)

Director — Jean-Jacques-Annaud | Running Time — 2 hrs 16 min

True story of an Austrian mountain climber who became friends with the Dalai Lama at the time of China’s takeover of Tibet.

Quote — ‘We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved there is no use worrying about it. If it can’t be solved, worrying will do no good.’, Dalai Lama to Brad Pitt.

5) Moneyball — 2011 (IMDB — 7.6 | Genre — Biography, Drama, Sport)

Director — Bennett Miller | Running Time — 2 hrs 13 min

Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.

Quote — ‘You get on base, we win. You don’t, we lose. And I hate losing, Chavy. I hate it. I hate losing more than I even wanna win.’, Brad Pitt.

6) Snatch — 2000 (IMDB — 8.3 | Genre — Comedy, Crime)

Director — Guy Ritchie| Running Time — 1 hrs 42 min

Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers, a Russian gangster, incompetent amateur robbers, and supposedly Jewish Jewellers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond.

Quote — ‘Avi: Should I call you Bullet? Tooth? Bullet Tooth Tony: You can call me Susan if it makes you happy.’

Other Info — Again, an amazing cast — Jason Stathom, Brad Pitt, Benicio Del Toro.


I have not included the obvious choices in this list. If you haven’t watched — Inglorious Basterds, Fight Club, Fury, Seven, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Troy, watch them first.


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