Brad Pitt has made some great movies over the years. So we had great pleasure in aggregating the ratings from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd to get a true average score for each of his movies… Here is 20 to 11….
20 – Spy Game (2001)
In 1991, the U.S. and China are on the verge of a major trade agreement, with the President due to visit China to seal the deal. The Central Intelligence Agency learns that its asset Tom Bishop has been arrested at a People’s Liberation Army prison in Suzhou and will be executed in 24 hours unless the U.S. government claims him and bargains for his release. But if the government claims Bishop as an agent, they risk jeopardizing the trade agreement. Bishop was also operating on his own when he was captured, unauthorized by the Agency.
19 – Babel (2006)
Tragedy strikes a married couple on vacation in the Moroccan desert, touching off an interlocking story involving four different families.
”Babel” focuses on four interrelated sets of situations and characters, and many events are revealed out of sequence. The film is edited in segments, patterned in the order shown below until towards the end of the film, at which point the order becomes randomized. The following plot summary has been simplified and thus does not reflect the exact sequence of the events on screen.
18 – Sleepers (1996)
Lorenzo “Shakes” Carcaterra, Tommy Marcano, Michael Sullivan, and John Reilly are childhood friends in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan in the mid-1960s. The local priest, Father Robert “Bobby” Carillo, serves as a father figure to the boys and keeps an eye on them. However, they start running small errands for a local gangster, King Benny.
17 – Interview with the Vampire (1994)
In modern-day San Francisco, reporter Daniel Molloy interviews Louis de Pointe du Lac, who claims to be a vampire. Louis describes his human life as a wealthy plantation owner in 1791 Louisiana (New Spain). Despondent following the death of his wife and infant child, one night he is attacked by the vampire Lestat de Lioncourt while drunkenly wandering the waterfront of New Orleans. Lestat senses Louis’ dissatisfaction with life and offers to turn him into a vampire, which Louis accepts. However, he quickly comes to regret it. While Lestat revels in the hunt and killing of humans, Louis resists killing them, drinking animal blood to sustain himself. He is disgusted by Lestat’s pleasure in killing and comes to suffer tremendously as a vampire.
16 – The Tree of Life (2011)
The impressionistic story of a Texas family in the 1950s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father. Jack finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith.
15 – The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007)
The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford delves into the private life and public exploits of America’s most notorious outlaw. As the charismatic and unpredictable Jesse James plans his next great robbery, he wages war on his enemies, who are trying to collect the reward money–and the glory–riding on his capture. But the greatest threat to his life may ultimately come from those he trusts the most.
14 – A River Runs Through It (1992)
The Maclean brothers, Norman and Paul, grow up in Missoula, Montana with their father, Presbyterian minister John, from whom they learn a love of fly fishing for trout in the Blackfoot River (Montana). They learn to cast using a ticking metronome. The boys become accomplished fishermen as a result. Norman and Paul are home taught and must adhere to the strict moral and educational code of their father. As they grow older, it becomes clear that Norman is more disciplined and studious, while Paul is fun-loving, wild, and the more talented fisherman.
13 – The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Born under unusual circumstances, Benjamin Button springs into being as an elderly man in a New Orleans nursing home and ages in reverse. Twelve years after his birth, he meets Daisy, a child who flits in and out of his life as she grows up to be a dancer. Though he has all sorts of unusual adventures over the course of his life, it is his relationship with Daisy, and the hope that they will come together at the right time, that drives Benjamin forward.
12 – Fury (2014)
In the last months of World War II, as the Allies make their final push in the European theatre, a battle-hardened U.S. Army sergeant named ‘Wardaddy’ commands a Sherman tank called ‘Fury’ and its five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.
11 – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (2019)
In 1969 Los Angeles, it’s the summer of love and TV actor Rick Dalton, accompanied by his stunt double Cliff Booth, both endeavor to make a name for themselves in an industry that they hardly recognize anymore. As they navigate the final years of Hollywood’s Golden Age, something dangerous and evil brews just beneath the surface of glitzy Tinseltown.