The top 10 best Chris Pratt movies
Chris Pratt has undoubtedly become one of the most recognisable and best-loved actors in Hollywood in recent years.
From making his name as the lovable character Andy Dwyer on the NC sitcom Parks and Recreation, Pratt has risen to international fame on the big screen with a string of critically acclaimed performances in some of the biggest films in cinema from the last decade..
In this article, we will explore some of Chris Pratt’s best performances in movies. From his roles in Guardians of the Galaxy and the Jurassic World franchise to his dramatic turn in The Magnificent Seven, we will delve into what makes Pratt such a versatile and talented actor, and examine the moments that have made him a household name.
Whether you’re a die-hard fan or simply a movie lover, this is the ultimate guide to Chris Pratt’s best on-screen performances.
So, if you are ready – perhaps we should begin our journey into the best Chris Pratt movies…
The best Chris Pratt performances
Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
Pratt’s role as Peter Quill, or Star-Lord, in Guardians of the Galaxy was a game-changer for the actor on the big screen. His portrayal of the charismatic space outlaw cemented his status as a leading man in Hollywood and one of the biggest stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Pratt’s ability to balance humour and action helped make Guardians of the Galaxy one of the most beloved entries in the MCU with two sequels. His standout performance helped elevate the film from a typical superhero movie to a fun and memorable adventure at the heart of the Marvel story.
Jurassic World (2015)
In Jurassic World (the celebrated reboot of the Jurassic Park franchise), Pratt played Owen Grady, a dinosaur trainer tasked with protecting park visitors from the park’s escaped dinosaurs. Pratt’s performance showcased his action-hero chops and natural charm, elevating his character beyond the typical action-movie stereotype. Pratt’s on-screen chemistry with co-star Bryce Dallas Howard added depth to the film’s storyline, making it one of the most successful films of 2015. It’s a fantastic watch for anyone who loves the original film series – and for newcomers to the franchise.
Pratt played Scott Hatteberg, a former catcher who is converted to a first baseman by Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). Pratt’s performance in this biographical sports drama showcased his range as an actor and showed a different side to his range in a movie that is seriously good. His portrayal of Hatteberg’s struggles and eventual triumph was a testament to Pratt’s ability to tackle more dramatic roles after making his name in such a big TV comedy.
The Lego Movie (2014)
Pratt voiced the character of Emmet Brickowski, a normal Lego minifigure tasked with saving the Lego universe from an evil tyrant. Pratt’s natural comedic timing and ability to play a lovable underdog shone through in his performance as Emmet where he appeared to channel much of what had made him a star on Parks and Rec. It’s not easy being a Lego character that people care about – but Pratt does it with ease.
Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
In Zero Dark Thirty, Pratt played Justin, a member of the Navy SEAL team that was responsible for killing Osama Bin Laden. Pratt’s portrayal of a soldier was one of his best performances. He embodied the physicality, discipline, and determination required of a Navy SEAL, bringing a sense of authenticity to the film’s portrayal of the U.S. military.
In a film that sometimes gets unfair criticism, Pratt played Jim Preston, a passenger on a spacecraft travelling to a distant planet when something goes wrong and he’s faced with a moral dilemma. Pratt’s performance as Jim showcased his range as an actor in a more romantic role. His chemistry with co-star Jennifer Lawrence is great and this turns out to be an intriguing science fiction adventure.
The Magnificent Seven (2016)
Pratt played a gunslinger named Josh Faraday in The Magnificent Seven. His performance as Faraday was as a classic tough guy with a heart of gold, which is actually a much harder character to bring to life than many may think. His comic timing added levity to the film’s action-packed scenes, making it an enjoyable western adventure.
Chris Pratt’s role in the 2013 film Her may have been small, but it was certainly memorable. Directed by Spike Jonze, Her tells the story of Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer who falls in love with an intelligent operating system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).
Pratt plays the character of Paul, Theodore’s best friend and coworker. Though he only appears in a handful of scenes, Pratt brings warmth and sincerity to the role that makes Paul an immediately likeable character. His easygoing personality and playful banter with Theodore serve as a welcome contrast to the film’s more introspective and melancholic moments.
Chris Pratt’s breakout role in the 2008 action-thriller Wanted showcased his ability to bring humour and charm to a high-octane blockbuster. Directed by Timur Bekmambetov and starring James McAvoy and Angelina Jolie, the film tells the story of a young office worker named Wesley Gibson (McAvoy) who discovers that he is the son of a skilled assassin and is recruited into a secret society of killers.
Pratt plays the character of Barry, Wesley’s best friend and co-worker at the office. In many ways, Barry is a classic Pratt character – affable, funny, and always ready with a wisecrack. Despite the fact that he is only a supporting player in the film, Pratt’s performance as Barry is memorable and adds a much-needed dose of levity to the otherwise intense and violent proceedings.
Delivery Man (2013)
In the 2013 comedy-drama Delivery Man, Chris Pratt played the role of Brett, the best friend and lawyer of David Wozniak (Vince Vaughn), a man who discovers that he has fathered 533 children through sperm donation. Brett is a high-strung and perpetually anxious character who serves as a foil to David’s laid-back and aimless nature.
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