Named as the ‘most beautiful woman’ by People magazine in 2015, Sandra Annette Bullock is a very successful American actress and producer, born in Arlington County. Having an Academy Award and Golden Globe to her name, along with many other prestigious awards, Sandra Bullock is counted amongst the highest paid actresses in Hollywood. She started her film career with Bionic Showdown: The Six Million Dollar Man and Bionic Woman and went on to feature in many successful movies. Here is have a list of the 15 best Sandra Bullock movies of all time:
15. The Vanishing (1993)
This horror thriller, directed by George Sluizer, is an American version of the 1988 French movie with the same name. The movie is based on a novel by the Dutch writer Tim Krabbe by the name The Golden Egg. The basic story revolves around a guy who has been trying to find leads on his girlfriend, abducted 3 years ago at a gas station.
Jeff is an unrelenting guy who will keep looking for his ex-girlfriend, a character played by none other than the famous Sandra Bullock.
14. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
This 2 hours of drama features the attractive American actress, Sandra Bullock in lead role. Sandra fills the shoes of character, Siddalee, a famous playwright whose comments about her unhappy childhood are published in a magazine following her interview.
This infuriates her mother, who cuts her off completely. A childhood group formed by her mother’s friends, the Ya-Ya sisterhood, kidnaps Siddalee and takes her to South where her mother is, explaining her mother’s side of story and trying to make amends between the two. This movie is based on a novel by American author Rebecca Wells.
13. Two Weeks’ Notice (2002)
Written and directed by Marc Lawrence, Two Weeks’ Notice is a romantic comedy starring two successful Hollywood celebrities, Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant in the lead roles. Predictable as most rom-coms are, the two lead characters, this time Lucy (Sandra Bullock) and George Wade (Hugh Grant) initially do not get along well and then plot twists lead to a blooming love between them.
Lucy, an environmental lawyer starts working for billionaire George Wade. Not a strong leader, George quickly grows dependent on Lucy’s constant guidance, even for his fashion sense. Lucy, in these unfavorable circumstances, decides to quit and brings in a replacement for herself. However, it’s too late. She has fallen for George and the new girl June makes her jealous.
12. Miss Congeniality (2000)
With a Golden Globe nomination in Best Performance by an actor in comedy category and an American Comedy Award for Sandra Bullock’s befitting performance, Miss Congeniality is one of greatest comedy flicks she has featured in.
Portraying an FBI agent, a rather tom-boyish agent who is anything but lady like, Gracie Hart (Sandra Bullock) is assigned to enter a beauty pageant contest in order to snuff out the contestant who wants to blow up the event. FBI hires a former pageant and a coach to try and make Gracie more like a girl.
11. The Lake House (2006)
Written by David Auburn and directed by Alejandro Agresti, The Lake House has an intriguing story, an idea that the romantics can feast on. A fantasy genre flick with a decent cast that stars Sandra Bullock opposite the popular Canadian star, Keanu Reeves.
Alex Wyler (Keanu Reeves) is the present occupant of a lake side house and an architect by profession. He is in correspondence with the house’s former resident Kate Forster (Sandra Bullock) via letters which soon takes a dip in the romance. But here’s the catch – both of them are living in different time period, a two years’ time gap to be precise. Alex will now try to meet Kate’s past version, the one in his time period. But is missing with the course of time a good idea?
10. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close (2011)
The story focuses on Oskar Schell, an eleven years old child whose father has died in the 9/11 incident (Tom Hanks). He feels somewhat disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and takes on an adventurous journey, trying to find the secret he believes his father left for him.
He is in pursuit of the lock that fits the key that he found in his father’s possession. And in doing so, he comes to terms with many realities of the world. The movie was nominated for 2 Academy Awards including one for the legendary old school actor Max Von Sydow.
9. Demolition Man (1993)
An action movie featuring the likes of Sylvester Stallone is enough to keep you glued to the screen. Directed by Marco Brambilla, the story is about a mass murderer and the police cop who caught him, both frozen cryogenic-ally in 1996. The killer gets released in a peaceful society in futuristic world of 2032 and wreaks havoc, which ultimately results in the reawakening of Sergeant John Spartan (Stallone) who must recapture him.
John Spartan now must adapt to the new world fast, for everything seems new and unknown to him in this sci-fi-sh world. Sandra Bullock appears as Lieutenant Haxley, with whom the police officer Spartan (Stallone) is attached to get acclimatized to this futuristic world and thus begins an exciting action packed journey that you simply can’t ignore.
8. The Proposal (2009)
Directed by Anne Fletcher, this flick is a romantic comedy that features a tale of a boss and assistant. However it breaks the stereotype – the girl (Sandra Bullock) is the boss while the guy (Ryan Reynolds) is her assistant.
Margaret Tate (Sandra Bullock) is an editor and a Canadian national whose visa has expired and now faces deportation. Margaret’s solution? She asks Andrew (Ryan Reynolds), her assistant who does not like her much, to marry her, promising him a promotion if he agrees.
To make things interesting, an INS agent takes unusual interest in her case and wants to interview and test the couple. All it takes is a trip to Andrew’s hometown with his family to turn the deal into actual love. Sandra Bullock was nominated for a Golden Globe award for her delightful acting in the lead role.