Jacob Mendez
Jacob Mendez

TOP 10: Bradley Cooper’s best films according to Rotten Tomatoes

The Oscar race is slowly heating up. Among others, “Maestro”, the latest work, will compete for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award Bradley Cooper. “Maestro” is an epic story about the work and life of conductor and composer Leonard Bernstein (played by the director himself). We accompany the title character over many decades, so we see Cooper as Bernstein both at the beginning of his artistic career and at the end of his life.

Cooper not only played the main character, but also directed and wrote the script for the film. The actor’s efforts were appreciated, among others: by the Academy, which nominated him for an Oscar in three categories – for director, screenplay and leading role. Before we find out whether any of the nominations turned into a statuette, we remind you of the best films starring the actor according to Rotten Tomatoes.

“Avengers: Endgame” – 94%

Marvel productions definitely dominate the Rotten Tomatoes list. Bradley Cooper joined the ranks of superheroes with the role of Rocket. However, he is not visible on screen because the actor provides the voice of a space raccoon. The culmination of a decade of Marvel cinema was the film “Avengers: Endgame”, which is still considered by many to be the best in the series.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” – 92%

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is Cooper’s first encounter with the Marvel world. The son of an earthling and an alien, Peter Quill, steals a mysterious artifact – an object of desire that threatens Ronan’s entire universe. To avoid the wrath of a powerful adversary, Quill is forced to form an uncomfortable alliance with four outsiders with nothing to lose: the armed raccoon Rocket, the tree-like humanoid Groot, the deadly Gamora and the vengeful Drax the Destroyer. When the hero discovers the true power of the artifact and the threat it poses to the cosmos, he will have to mobilize his insubordinate companions to stand in the last battle, on which the fate of the entire galaxy will depend.

“American Hustle” – 92%

Set in the seductive world of one of the most shocking scandals to rock America, American Hustle tells the story of brilliant con artist Irving Rosenfeld (Christian Bale), who, together with his partner and lover, British Sydney Prosser ( Amy Adams) is forced to work for the unstable FBI agent Richie DiMaso (Bradley Cooper). DiMaso draws the couple into the equally dangerous and alluring world of influential lobbyists and the mafia.

“The Positive Thinking Guide” – 92%

Former teacher Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper) finds himself at a crossroads in life. After losing his job, home and wife, he spent the last eight months in a psychiatric hospital. After being released from the hospital, his parents – Patrick Sr. and Dolores (Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver) – help him get back on track. Pat is determined to rebuild his relationship with his wife and get back together after the separation. However, everything becomes complicated again when he meets a mysterious and lonely stranger, Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence).

“Licorice Pizza” – 90%

“Licorice Pizza” is the latest film by the outstanding Paul Thomas Anderson, director of such productions as “Phantom Thread”, “Boogie Nights” and “The Master”. The story takes place in the early 1970s in the era of freedom, eclectic fashion and revolutionary music. Shown with great tenderness and sentiment for the era, the puppy infatuation of Alana and Gary growing up in Los Angeles develops against the background of the first mega-film productions at the Dream Factory and the great cultural changes of the time of free love. In addition to debuting Alana Haim and Cooper Hoffman (son of the late Philip Seymour Hoffman), the film also stars: Bradley Cooper, Sean Penn, Tom Waits, John C. Reilly and Maya Rudolph.

“A Star Is Born” – 90%

Bradley Cooper plays Jackson Maine, a country music star whose career is in decline when he discovers a talented, unknown singer, Ally (played by Lady Gaga). When a fiery romance breaks out between the two, Jack encourages Ally to come out of the shadows and help her achieve stardom. But as Ally’s career quickly eclipses Jack’s, he finds it increasingly difficult to cope with his own fading star.

“Avengers: Infinity War” – 85%

The powerful Thanos collects the Infinity Stones in order to impose his will on all creatures in the universe. Only a team of superheroes known as the Avengers can stop him.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” – 85%

Peter Quill and his team of outcasts continue their journey through space and face new dangers as the defender of the galaxy. He also learns the truth about his father and his heritage.

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” – 82%

In “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”, the titular team must face the Great Evolutionary (Chukwudi Iwuji), a mad scientist striving to create a perfect being. By the way, it is connected with the past of Rocket (Bradley Cooper) – now in need of urgent medical help after wounds suffered during one of the skirmishes.

“Nightmare Alley” – 80%

When the charismatic Stanton Carlisle (Bradley Cooper) meets an unusual couple: the future-seeing Zeena (Toni Collette) and her husband, a former telepath, Pete (David Strathairn), he decides to change his previously unlucky life. Together with the loyal and noble Molly (Rooney Mara), he begins to use the naivety of New York’s elites to get rich, and the newly acquired knowledge quickly turns out to be a ticket to success. Soon, however, Stanton will go a step too far when, under the influence of a mysterious psychiatrist (Cate Blanchett), he decides to defraud a dangerous financial tycoon (Richard Jenkins).