Want to know the best Christian Bale movies? How about the worst Christian Bale movies? Curious about Christian Bale’s box office grosses or which Christian Bale movie picked up the most Oscar® nominations? Need to know which Christian Bale movie got the best reviews from critics and audiences? Well you have come to the right place….because we have all of that information.
I have been a huge Christian Bale fan ever since I saw him in Steven Spielberg’s Empire of the Sun. The first time I saw Empire of the Sun, I thought it was two child actors playing the role of Jamie Graham. It was just Bale. The movie covers World War II over the years 1937 to 1945. In my opinion it is one of the best performances from a child actor ever
As he got older, Bale graduated from mostly supporting roles to lead actor by 2000’s American Psycho. In 2005 he was cast as Bruce Wayne in the Batman reboot. This reboot has produced monster hits in Batman Begins and The Dark Knight. He played Bruce Wayne/Batman three times in The Dark Knight trilogy. Since becoming Batman, Bale has also managed to star in the hits The Prestige, 3:10 to Yuma, and Terminator Salvation. Christian Bale’s The Fighter won him the Academy Award® and Golden Globe® as Best Supporting Actor for The Fighter. About the only bad thing to happen to Bale in the last few years is the release of his infamous rant on the set of Terminator Salvation.
His IMDb page shows 52 acting credits from 1986-2017. This page will rank 39 Christian Bale movies from Best to Worst in six different sortable columns of information. Television appearances, shorts, cameos and movies that were not released in theaters were not included in the rankings.
Christian Bale Movies Can Be Ranked 6 Ways In This Table
The really cool thing about this table is that it is “user-sortable”. Rank the movies anyway you want.
- Sort Christian Bale movies by co-stars of his movies
- Sort Christian Bale movies by adjusted domestic box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
- Sort Christian Bale movies by adjusted worldwide box office grosses using current movie ticket cost
- Sort Christian Bale movies how they were received by critics and audiences. 60% rating or higher should indicate a good movie
- Sort by how many Oscar® nominations and how many Oscar® wins each Christian Bale movie received.
- Sort Christian Bale movies by Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score. UMR Score puts box office, reviews and awards into a mathematical equation and gives each movie a score.
- If Co-Star has a link…it will take you to that person’s UMR page
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Review %||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score||S|
|R||Movie (Year)||UMR Co-Star Links||Actual B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Domestic (mil)||Adj. B.O. Worldwide (mil)||B.O. Rank by Year||Review %||Oscar Nom / Win||UMR Score||S|
|1||American Hustle (2013)
AA Best Picture Nom
AA Best Actor Nom
|Bradley Cooper &
|150.10||159.7||267.2||17||90||10 / 00||98.5|
|2||The Dark Knight (2008)||Heath Ledger &
|533.30||642.5||1,208.4||1||92||08 / 02||98.4|
|4||The Dark Knight Rises (2012)||Morgan Freeman &
|448.10||487.0||1,178.4||2||88||00 / 00||97.2|
|5||Batman Begins (2005)||Michael Caine &
|205.30||277.5||503.7||8||82||01 / 00||96.2|
|3||The Fighter (2010)
AA Best Picture Nom
AA Best Supp Actor Win
|Mark Wahlberg &
|93.60||102.6||141.6||37||87||07 / 02||94.8|
|7||Pocahontas (1995)||Mel Gibson||141.60||281.5||688.2||4||61||02 / 02||90.9|
|6||The Big Short (2015)
AA Best Picture Nom
AA Best Supp Actor Nom
|Brad Pitt &
|70.30||72.1||136.9||44||84||05 / 01||90.9|
|8||Little Women (1994)||Winona Ryder &
|50.10||106.2||201.6||26||84||03 / 00||86.8|
|9||Public Enemies (2009)||Johnny Depp &
|97.10||112.0||246.9||35||71||00 / 00||79.5|
|10||The Prestige (2006)||Hugh Jackman &
|53.10||69.8||144.2||59||81||02 / 00||79.4|
Stats and Possibly Interesting Things From The Above Christian Bale Table
- Ten Christian Bale movies crossed the magical $100 million domestic gross mark. That is a percentage of 26.31% of his movies listed. The Dark Knight (2008) is his biggest box office hit.
- An average Christian Bale movie grosses $77.40 million in adjusted box office gross.
- Using RottenTomatoes.com’s 60% fresh meter. 27 of Christian Bale’s movies are rated as good movies…or 71.05% of his movies. The Dark Knight (2008) is his highest rated movie while Captain Corelli’s Mandolin (2001) is his lowest rated movie.
- Sixteen Christian Bale movies received at least one Oscar® nomination in any category…..or 42.10% of his movies.
- Five Christian Bale movie won at least one Oscar® in any category…..or 13.15% of his movies.
- An average Ultimate Movie Rankings (UMR) Score is 40.00. 16 Christian Bale movies scored higher that average….or 42.10% of his movies. The Dark Knight (2008)) got the the highest UMR Score while Knight of Cups (2016) got the lowest UMR Score.
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