Sandra Bullock has been considered for years as a benchmark for romantic comedy movies. When the truth is that she has a extremely prolific career It has gone through a wide variety of genres. In any case, this old label was shed in the first years of the 21st century with a definitive foray into dramatic cinema that allowed him to show his true talent. Working with world-renowned filmmakers and winning some of the biggest awards in the industry.
Below is a recount of Sandra Bullock’s best films.
The Proposal (Dir. Anne Fletcher, 2009)
If The Proposal represents one of Sandra Bullock’s high points in romantic comedy movies, it’s because of her direct defiance of the subgenre’s clichés. This is because the tape forgets about the girl in need of love to introduce us to a senior Canadian executive. Whose problems with her visa make him take advantage of her position of power to force her executive to participate in a wedding that prevents her deportation. She represented her third Golden Globe nomination in the category of Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy. In a dreamy 2010 in which she was also considered in the dramatic shortlist for A Possible Dream (2009).
Sandra Bullock’s best films.
Bird Box (Dir. Susanne Bier, 2018)
Sandra Bullock’s first foray into horror movies. She where she plays a mother desperate to ensure the survival of her children in a world plagued by an entity that forces everyone who looks at her to commit suicide. She faced comparisons with the superior a silent place (2018). What did not prevent him from standing out thanks to his multiple interpretations such as fear of paternity, religious allegories and criticism of social networks, thus becoming one of the most outstanding contemporary exponents of the genre and a key title for promotion. Netflix movie.
Miss Congeniality (Dir. Donald Petrie, 2000)
After a few years of ups and downs, Miss Congeniality represented the return of Sandra Bullock to the top, as a disheveled FBI agent who must infiltrate the Miss America pageant to avoid a possible attack. On a mission that will involve a radical change in her physical appearance, as well as her prejudices around the beauty pageant/scholarship program. She stood out for her comedy, as well as for her mix of action and suspense. As well as for showing that the qualities of the actress in the genre went beyond the popular, but stereotypical romantic comedy. She also marked Bullock’s return to awards season with her second Golden Globe nomination.
Sandra Bullock’s best films.
Time to Kill (Dir. Joel Schumacher, 1996)
John Grisham’s work has been adapted numerous times. Being Time to kill one of the most acclaimed with the story of an African-American accused of murdering two men who abused his ten-year-old daughter, which triggers a violent response from the Ku Klux Klan. The court is played by a brilliant Samuel L. Jackson, while his lawyers are played by Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock. A third party whose enormous talent was decisive in capturing the moral dilemmas of the original work and which generated intense debates after its premiere. Today it is considered a required title to understand the problems of racism that afflict the United States.
Infamous (Dir. Douglas McGrath, 2006)
If Infamous went virtually unnoticed, it wasn’t for lack of quality, but because it was overshadowed by Capote (2005), released only a year earlier. The film is inspired by the book Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career by George Plimpton to address the character’s life between the 50s and 60s.
It featured a hugely talented cast including Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Lee Pace, Jeff Daniels, Sigourney Weaver and Sandra Bullock. The latter in the role of the writer and good friend of the novelist Nelle Harper Lee, author of the famous To Kill a Mockingbird. Endowed with a gentler tone than the film that preceded it, it generated such positive reviews that some critics considered it more deserving than the Academy Award. A real hidden treasure in the filmography of the actress.
Sandra Bullock’s best films.
Crash: High Impact (Dir. Paul Haggis, 2004)
His Oscar for Best Picture over Brokeback Mountain continues to generate debate to this day. Even so, few would dare to say anything against the excellent work of its cast made up of actors such as Matt Dillon, Thandie Newton, Don Cheadle, Terrence Howard and Sandra Bullock. The work of the latter is not only among the most outstanding of the project, but it is crucial for the objectives of a film whose crossed stories seek to capture the intolerance of the American union.
This involved leaving behind her well-known charisma to embody a woman given over to racial prejudice. These are increased after the theft of her car. Her work, along with that of all her colleagues, was recognized with the award for Best Ensemble awarded by the Screen Actors Guild.
A Possible Dream (Dir. John Lee Hancock, 2009)
Despite her experience in dramatic cinema and her presence in an Oscar winner for Best Picture such as Crash (2004), Sandra Bullock suffered from comedy typecasting. The actress reversed this situation definitively with A possible dream. Biographical film that deals with the youth of Michael Oher. A professional football player who was supported by the perseverance of his adoptive mother Leigh Anne Tuohy.
The film divided opinions for its allusion to the African American saved by the Caucasian. Few denied the wonderful work of the actress as a woman willing to do anything to help a young man in trouble. Her work earned her all kinds of recognition, including the Oscar for Best Actress that opened the doors to the Hollywood elite.
Sandra Bullock’s best movies.
While You Were Sleeping (Dir. Jon Turteltaub, 1995)
The story of the noble but lonely subway vendor who lives secretly in love with a recurring passenger. Whose coma triggers all kinds of love affairs is one of the highest points of the 90s romantic comedy. Much of this popularity falls on the wonderful performance of Sandra Bullock. Whose innocence and charisma of her gave the ideal personification of the girl next to her and that would make her one of the most outstanding representatives of the subgenre.
These qualities also earned her the consolidation in the public’s taste, as well as the definitive boost for her career after being recognized with a Golden Globe nomination, the first of her entire career, in the category of Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy.
Top Speed (Dir. Jan de Bont, 1994)
The cinema has used all kinds of buildings and vehicles as a central stage, but never a bus. At least not up to full speed. A few years before establishing herself in romantic comedy, Sandra Bullock wandered into action, this being her biggest contribution to the genre with her playing a driver in a rigged bus that will explode if you slow down to less than 80 km / h. Which forces a high-risk police intervention by Keanu Reeves.
The film triumphed thanks to its originality and visual spectacularity, but also to the good chemistry of its star duo. And it is that, although the heroism personified by the actor was decisive for the acceptance of the project, nothing would have been the same without the talent and charisma of his co-star. It was a critical and box office success, as well as one of the most representative titles of the 90s. His legacy could extend into a major franchise, but Reeves’ absence for the sequel left the formula incomplete and ended up dooming the project.
Sandra Bullock’s best films.
Gravity (Dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)
Movies like Crash (2004) Y A possible dream (2009) were decisive for Sandra Bullock to show that her talent went beyond comedy. What led to an important alliance with Alfonso Cuarón that would end up becoming her greatest histrionic challenge.
This is because, although he shares credits with George Clooney, the nature of the story implies an individual performance during a good part of the story, in which a wide range of emotions such as fear, despair, nostalgia and strength must be explored in his fight for survival.
All this in the midst of an impressive technical deployment in search of fascinating visual effects. Her work was recognized with a new Academy Award nomination, the second of her entire career, but more importantly, with absolute recognition that established her among the best actresses of her generation.
The entry Sandra Bullock, her best films was first published in Cine PREMIERE.