Sandra Bullock It has been considered for years as a benchmark for romantic comedy, when the truth is that it has an extremely prolific career that has gone through a wide variety of genres. Either way, this old label came off in the early years of the 21st century with a definitive foray into dramatic filmmaking that allowed him to demonstrate his true talent, work with world-renowned filmmakers, and claim some of the industry’s top awards. .

Below is a count of the best movies of Sandra Bullock.

The proposal (Dir. Anne Fletcher, 2009)

If The Proposal represents one of Sandra Bullock’s highest points in romantic comedy, it’s because of her direct challenge to sub-genre clichés. This is because the film forgets the girl in need of love to introduce us to a Canadian top executive whose visa problems make her take advantage of her position of power to force her executive to participate in a wedding that prevents her deportation. She represented her third nomination for the Golden Globe in the category of Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy, in a dream 2010 in which she was also considered in the dramatic short list for A Dream Possible (2009).

Bird Box (Dir. Susanne Bier, 2018)

Sandra Bullock’s first foray into terror, where she plays a mother desperate to guarantee the survival of her children in a world afflicted by an entity that forces anyone who looks at it to commit suicide. He faced comparisons with the superior A silent place (2018), which did not prevent him from standing out thanks to his multiple interpretations such as fear of parenthood, religious allegories and criticism of social networks, thus becoming one of the most Outstanding contemporary exponents of the genre and in a key title for Netflix’s cinematic rise.

Miss Sympathy (Dir. Donald Petrie, 2000)

After a few years of ups and downs, Miss Sympathy represented Sandra Bullock’s return to the top, as a scruffy 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 their biases around the beauty contest / scholarship program. She stood out for her comedy, as well as for her mix of action and suspense, and for showing that the actress’ qualities in the genre went beyond the popular, but stereotypical romantic comedy. It also represented Bullock’s return to award season with his second Golden Globe nomination.

Time to kill (Dir. Joel Schumacher, 1996)

John Grisham’s work has been adapted numerous times, with Time to Kill being one of the most cheered by the story of an African American accused of murdering two men who abused their ten-year-old daughter, which triggers a violent response from Ku Klux Klan. The court is played by a brilliant Samuel L. Jackson, while its lawyers are played by Matthew McConaughey and Sandra Bullock, a third whose enormous talent was instrumental in capturing the moral dilemmas of the original work and which generated intense debate after its premiere. Today it is considered a required title to understand the problems of racism that plague the United States.

Infamous (Dir. Douglas McGrath, 2006)

If Infamous went virtually unnoticed, it was not because of 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 life of the character between the 50s and 60s. It featured an enormously talented cast composed of 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 Kill a Mockingbird. Endowed with a kinder tone than the film that preceded it, it generated such positive opinions that some critics considered that it had more deserves than the one decorated by the Academy. A real treasure hidden in the filmography of the actress.

Crash: High Impact (Dir. Paul Haggis, 2004)

His Oscar for Best Film above Secret on the Mountain continues to generate debate to this day. Still, few would dare say anything against the stupendous work of its cast consisting 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 prominent of the project, but is crucial to the objectives of a film whose cross-stories seek to capture the intolerance of the American Union. This involved leaving behind his well-known charisma to embody a woman devoted to racial prejudice, which is increased after the theft of her car. His work, along with that of all his colleagues, was recognized with the award for Best Ensemble by the Union of Actors.

A possible dream (Dir. John Lee Hancock, 2009)

Despite her experience in dramatic cinema and her presence in an Oscar winner for Best Film, as in the case of Crash (2004), Sandra Bullock suffered from being typecast in comedy. The actress finally reversed this situation with A Dream Possible, a biographical film that addresses 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, but few denied the amazing work of the actress as a woman willing to do anything to help a young man in distress. Her work earned her all kinds of recognitions, including the Oscar for Best Actress that opened the doors to the Hollywood elite.

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 and whose coma detonates all kinds of love entanglements figures at the highest points of the 90s romantic comedy. Much of this popularity falls on the stupendous performance of Sandra Bullock, whose innocence and charisma gave the ideal personification of the girl next door and who would make her one of the most outstanding representatives of the subgenre. These qualities also earned her consolidation in public 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 Musical or Comedy Actress.

Maximum speed (Dir. Jan de Bont, 1994)

The cinema has used all kinds of buildings and vehicles as the central stage, but never a bus. At least not up to Full speed. A few years before establishing herself in the romantic comedy, Sandra Bullock wandered into the action, this being her greatest contribution to the genre with the interpretation of a driver in a manipulated bus that will explode if she slows down to less than 80 km / h, which forces high-risk police intervention by Keanu Reeves. The film was successful thanks to its originality and visual spectacularity, but also to the good chemistry of its star duo. And, 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 its co-star. It was a critical and box office hit, as well as one of the most iconic titles of the 90s. His legacy could be extended into a major franchise, but Reeves’ absence for the sequel left the formula incomplete and ended up condemning the project.

Gravity (Dir. Alfonso Cuarón, 2013)

Films like Crash (2004) and A Dream Possible (2009) were decisive for Sandra Bullock to demonstrate that her talent went beyond comedy, which 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 involves an individual performance for much of the story, in which it must be explored by a wide range of emotions such as fear, despair, nostalgia and strength in his fight for survival. All this in the midst of an impressive technical display 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 an absolute recognition that established her among the best actresses of her generation.

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