Top 10 Sandra Bullock Movies
With Sandra Bullock’s new movie Gravity, alongside George Clooney, soon to be released we want to take a look at some of her best work. With a large filmography there are sure to be some omissions but we’ll certainly do our best. Here’s our list of the Top 10 Sandra Bullock movies.
10. Miss Congeniality (2000)
Perhaps not the finest film in the history of cinema, but certainly a movie that Sandra Bullock is well known for. Miss Congeniality has Bullock playing the part of a cop going undercover as a contestant in a beauty pageant in order to prevent a terrorist attack. It has plenty of laughs and involves a pretty good cast, making this one a bit of a guilty pleasure type of film for Sandra Bullock fans.
9. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2012)
A film that was touted as a potential Oscar candidate at release, Extremely Loud was a little underwhelming, but it was certainly still a pretty good heart-string tugging drama. While Bullock is not the films primary protagonist, she plays the part of a recently widowed mother very well, and while the film was not quite as good as expected, it definitely still packs a nice message and emotional punch.
8. Infamous ( 2006)
Somewhat overshadowed by the majesty of Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s ‘Capote,’ ‘Infamous’ tells pretty much the same story, but with Toby Jones taking on the famous writer’s role. Sandra Bullock chips in as author Nelle Harper Lee, and does so wonderfully. An underrated movie, this is definitely worth a watch, even for those who have seen ‘Capote.’
7. Demolition Man (1993)
One of her earlier roles, and one which was a bit of a springboard was starring alongside a young Sylvester Stallone, in this futuristic thriller. Bullock plays a cop who hasn’t seen a great deal of action, but bites off more than she can chew as she helps Stallone’s John Spartan in his attempts to catch a psychotic killer played by Wesley Snipes. Good old fashioned 90’s entertainment, this is a guilty pleasure of many.
6. The Heat (2013)
The most recent film on this list, was a surprise hit both critically and commercially. A girl on girl buddy cop movie, she stars alongside the hilarious Melissa McCarthy as an uptight FBI agent on the hunt of a ruthless drug lord. Of course, McCarthy plays to her type cast perfectly as a crude, wild cop who initially contrasts with her by the book style, but eventually the two become best friends. A hilarious and entertaining film, it was one of the funniest this year.
5. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Sandra Bullock has been in a lot of romantic comedies. A LOT. Probably too many. Some are good. Many are not. Perhaps the best is this screwball comedy, where she plays a subway toll worker who saves a man from death, and is mistaken for his fiance as he remains in a coma. The man’s family including his brother, played by Bill Pullman, meet her and of course she becomes attracted to the man’s brother, leading to a whole lot of awkwardness.
4. A Time To Kill (1996)
A Time To Kill has Bullock playing a young, snotty lawyer who helps a fellow lawyer (Matthew McConaughey) defend Samuel L. Jackson’s character in a court case against the KKK in the deep south. Full of racial tension, suspense and drama, A Time To Kill is an underrated thriller, with a wonderful cast and a variety of great performances.
3. The Blindside (2009)
Telling the true story of Baltimore Raven’s Offensive Tackle, Michael Oher, The Blindside was perhaps her greatest role, winning her the Academy Award for Best Actress. Bullock plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, whose family took in the homeless Oher during High School, and began to raise him as their own, watching him develop into one of Mississippi’s finest college athletes. A heartwarming and inspiring film, The Blindside was one of her most iconic roles.
2. Crash (2005)
Although the film stars an ensemble cast, Sandra Bullock was certainly an important piece of that. The film is definitely polarizing, and perhaps even bordering on overly melodramatic, but I can’t help but feel it an impactful and hard hitting movie which deserved it’s Academy Award for Best Picture. Bullock plays the wife of a district attorney, who is perceived as a great person, but secretly fears and discriminates again people of other races, specifically black. She is one of the many highlight performances in a film that is full of them.
1. Speed (1994)
One of my all time favorite action movies, Speed stars Keanu Reeves as a bomb squad member, who is caught on a bus rigged to blow if it goes under 50mph by a madman, played by Dennis Hopper. Sandra Bullock joins on as the civilian who ends up having the drive the bus, and of course becomes a romantic interest for Mr Reeves. A thrilling film, with a brilliantly original concept, Speed gets creative in how the action builds around the central premise, and Sandra Bullock works really well with Keanu. For me, this is the best film she’s been a part of. I am a little biased though….
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