No fan of Hollywood can list their best films from the American industry without mentioning any Sandra Bullock movie. The actress is one whose name can further not be spurned when mentioning the best talents that Hollywood has ever produced. The Virginia native, who was once upon a time the world’s highest-paid actress (2010 and 2014), and also frequently listed among the 100 most influential people in the world, is also a producer and philanthropist.
Born on July 26, 1964, Bullock’s acting skills began to reveal itself while she was still in High school. She made sure to still take acting classes to further hone her craft, and following a few appearances in a number of students’ films, she earned herself a role in an Off-Broadway play No Time Flat before going ahead to appear in the television film Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (1989).
Other roles in which she has appeared in include The Thing Called Love (1993), Established Career (2000-2008), The Lake House (2006), Premonition (2007), All About Steve (2009), The Heat (2013), Gravity (2013), and Minions (2015) among many others.
Thanks to the outstanding performances she has been able to put in, Sandra Bullocks has earned herself several awards, including an Academy and Golden Globe Award. However, during the course of her career, she has also put in very bad performances that have earned her two Golden Raspberry Awards. Here is a list of her movies and TV shows listed from best to worst.
List of Sandra Bullock Movies And TV Shows
Gravity, which won seven Academy Awards, is a sci-fi movie that was released in 2013 and featured Sandra Bullock and George Clooney in lead roles. The actress portrayed the role of Dr. Ryan Stone, a rookie astronaut who is stranded in space. This movie is her best Rotten Tomatoes rated film with 96%.
2. The Blind Side
The Blind Side is a biographical sports drama film that was based on the 2006 book The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game by Michael Lewis. Sandra Bullock put in a praiseworthy performance in the movie to earn an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama, and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role.
The movie is based on George Plimpton’s 1997 book titled Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances, and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career and was released in 2006.
Undoubtedly one of Bullock’s better performances, she appears alongside other actors like Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Lee Pace, and Jeff Daniels. While Infamous did not win any award, actor Toby Jones took home a couple for his performance.
4. 28 days
28 Days is a comedy film which was directed by Betty Thomas and produced by Jenno Topping in 2000. Sandra Bullock plays the role of Gwen Cummings, a newspaper columnist obliged to enter a rehabilitation program for alcoholism
The film proved to be commercially and critically successful as it brought some return on its production budget and also received positive reviews from critics.
5. The Proposal
No compilation of Sandra Bullock movies would be complete without this romantic comedy that had the actress appearing opposite Ryan Reynolds. In the movie, Bullock’s character Margaret is a workhorse who gets her assistant to get married to her to avoid her being deported out of the United States.
6. Speed 2: Cruise Control
Speed 2, which tells the story of a couple who go on vacation to the Caribbean aboard a luxury cruise ship that is hijacked by a villain, is considered as one of the worst movies ever, with a rating of 4% on Rotten Tomatoes and a 3.8/10 score from IMDb. According to reports, the actress only agreed to appear in this 1997 action thriller film because she was promised financial backing for her next project. Actor Keanu Reeves, who starred in the first Speed film, was initially supposed to reprise his role but later decided not to commit.
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7. Forces of Nature
Another one from the not so good folder of Sandra Bullock’s movies, Forces of Nature is a romantic comedy that has the actress appearing opposite Ben Affleck. The two find themselves traveling together to the same destination but a string of bad luck appears to prevent them from getting there, thereby allowing room for them to fall in love.