Today is Angelina Jolie's 46th birthday and in honor of that i have made a top 8 of what i consider to be her best films. Most of the spots are based on replay value, with 2 of them being based on the fact that they are (to me) her best performances.
8. Life or Something Like It
The film is about a reporter who gets told by a psychic she interviews on the street that she has one week to live. This is Angelina's third attempt at romantic comedy, the film was a flop but i love it tbh and it sucks that i can't seem to find the film anywhere now since TNT used to play this movie a lot back in the day. Edward Burns is so handsome in it too.
7. Taking Lives
Detective Angelina is called in by French Canadian police to catch a serial killer who takes on the identity of each new victim. This was actually a tie between The Bone Collector and Taking Lives but since i see The Bone Collector more as a Denzel film, i went with Taking Lives. I love crime thrillers and this film is one of those where you kind of suspect who the bad guy is from the very beginning but still kind of doubt?, the last scene with the twist it's pretty good.
6. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
E LE VA TION! Her first leading action role, eventhough the film is not groundbreaking or anything, i can't help but love it mostly for nostalgia reasons and because damn! she looks so much like the video game character. This casting is right up there with the Hugh Jackman as Wolverine in the sense that they ARE that character. Angelina's Lara should get a farewell film a la Logan in my opinion, where Lara is more matured and wiser but also a bit over it.
5. Mr. and Mrs Smith
This film is solely based and sold on star power, it's also a testament to Jolie the fact that she steals the film from Pitt and if you don't agree with me just think of each of the Smiths first job as assasins on the film, no one cares or remembers what was Pitt's job was but we definitely remember Angelina's dominatrix scene and the way she descends from that tower after murdering that random rich man.
An action film starring Angelina Jolie. The film was first made with Tom Cruise in mind but when he couldn't take on the role the script was adapted to have Angelina play Agent Salt, i am still waiting for the sequel. This is also the only film that has offered good wigs to Angelina Jolie.
3. Girl, Interrupted
This one of the 2 films i told you about not being much on replay to me due to the fact that Angelina's Lisa is DARK and Brittany's Daisy ending and just life in general is just sad so i don't watch it a lot. Great film tho, i recommend you to watch it if you haven't yet.
Hack the Planet! Campy and so "futuristic" mid 90's, definitely a cult classic. Last year the film's creator was interviewd about the film and asked if he would work on a sequel, he said that you never know but that nowadays it would be difficult to make a hacking film because things keep changing in the hacking world. I think if they were to make a sequel should be a la "Bill and Ted", make it similar to the first one in the campy and low budget sense. And of course the Fashion!
ONTD, What is your favorite Angelina Jolie film?