Top Five Best Sandra Bullock Movies

This best Sandra Bullock movies list features the top Sandra Bullock films of all time, including only titles that she has starred in that have already released. In order to be included in this top 5 Sandra Bullock movies list Bullock must have played a prominent role. Author discretion is the final criteria used to distinguish these best Sandra Bullock films.

5. Murder by Numbers (2002)

Box Office Gross: $31,945,749     Adjusted: $0

Sandra’s first trip into the realm of dark suspense thrillers is a huge contrast to anything she had done up to this point in her career. The twisted plot focuses on two unusual high school boys planning and executing so called ‘perfect murders’ solely for the purpose of sick amusement, Bullock plays the detective assigned to the case. This film has some peculiar moments throughout. Particularly a scene in which one of the killers, Ryan Gosling, starts to harbor a strange attraction to Bullock and licks her face. Strangely I enjoyed their offbeat chemistry in the picture, and it must have been real because the two stars dated after the movie wrapped production.

4. Miss Congeniality (2000)

Box Office Gross: $106,807,667     Adjusted: $0

The first time I ever realized Bullock’s gift for physical comedy. Here she is a FBI agent who goes undercover to foil a murder plot at a beauty pageant. This turn of events forces her to transform from a gross looking tomboy into a gorgeous beauty queen via a classic movie makeover montage. However her tomboy mannerisms and clumsy behavior stick with her throughout, which make for some of the funniest scenes in the movie. A tremendous and much needed hit for Bullock that spawned an inferior sequel.

3. The Net (1995)

Box Office Gross: $50,727,965     Adjusted: $0

The first Internet based thriller dealing with identity theft. More action than usual for a Bullock headlined film yet she is still able to show a much more vulnerable side then audiences had seen up to this point. A sub-plot involving an overbearing and somewhat psychotic ex-husband is unnerving and keeps you on the edge of your seat. After the success of Speed the previous year this was Bullock’s big chance at anchoring a movie solo. The modestly budgeted film was a hit and Bullock’s box office clout became very apparent.

2. The Proposal (2009)

Box Office Gross: $163,958,031     Adjusted: $0

Sandra Bullock is absolutely hilarious in this, the highest grossing romantic comedy of all-time. Playing a Canadian business woman forced into marrying her long-suffering male assistant for a resident visa. Ryan Reynolds holds his own against the spitfire and the pair display excellent chemistry along with a great amount of comedic energy. Look for an especially silly scene in which Bullock’s character starts ‘gettin low’ in the forrest with Betty White. Admittedly I was slightly shocked and very amused watching her rap the entire Lil Jon song. Bullock shows in this comedy that she is a fearless comedian blissfully unafraid of acting a fool for laughs.

1. 28 Days (2000)

Box Office Gross: $37,170,488     Adjusted: $0

Some may prefer Bullock’s Oscar winning work in The Blindside but I have always felt her best career performance is in this small, downbeat dark comedy. It’s refreshing to see Bullock tackle the role of a serious alcoholic attempting sobriety, as opposed to the whimsical comedies of her past. This time working from a screenplay by Susan Grant her character completely transforms by the end of the movie without it being a totally unrealistic ending, which I liked. Lots of interesting and quirky characters in the movie which mostly takes place at a rehab facility.

One thought on “Top Five Best Sandra Bullock Movies

  • October 2, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I’m so glad Murder By Numbers and The Net made the list :)


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