I have always been a fan of George Clooney therefore was very disappointed to count up that I have missed out on eight of his films. Especially since one of those is his Oscar-winning performance! But As you can see below this top 10 list is based on the Clooney films I have seen.
Films I’ve Seen: The Descendants, The American, Up in the Air, Oceans 11, Oceans 12, Oceans 13, Fantastic Mr Fox, The Men Who Stare At Goats, Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton, Intolerable Cruelty, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, The Perfect Storm, One Fine Day, Batman & Robin, From Dusk Till Dawn.
Films I Haven’t Seen: Ides of March, Leatherheads, The Good German, Syriana, Solaris, O Brother Where ‘Art Thou, Three Kings, Out of Sight.
10. The Men Who Stare At Goats (2009) Review
I found this film to be one of the strangest that I have seen, but found Clooney’s performance to be just fantastic from start to finish. He done the whole crazy conspiracy thing so well.
9. Burn After Reading (2008)
A very off the wall comedy around a disc containing some very top-secret information, this film is random from start to finish. But has some fantastic performances throughout.
8. Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002)
An acting and directing role for Clooney in which this film looks at a chat show host claims he is a CIA hitman.
7. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
Two criminals and their hostages take refuge in a place that just happens to be overrun with vampires. A brilliantly jumpy action horror film. With Clooney taking the lead role in such a brilliant manner.
6. Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Clooney pairs up with one of my favorite actresses in Catherine Zeta Jones so I was always going to like this film, but I actually love this film. They have such incredible on-screen chemistry and seeing them try to get one over on each other throughout is just brilliant.
5. One Fine Day (1996)
This has to be one of the nicest romantic comedies that you will possibly see, and I mean that in such a good way. It makes you smile and happy from start to finish. Showing just what can happen in a short a time as one day.
4. Michael Clayton (2007)
A brilliant legal drama in which Clooney’s character Michael Clayton must do all the dirty work for a law firm. Not as simple as it sounds when things take a turn for the worst!
3. Oceans 11 (2001)
Possibly one of the coolest films to grace our screens, with the coolest cast headed up by none other than Clooney. He is Danny Ocean and he rules this film in such an incredible way. This film has such a fantastic storyline with a brilliant twist.
2. The Descendants (2011) Review
A possible up and coming Oscar win in a lead role for Clooney on Sunday night, which he would thoroughly deserve as in this film he shows all emotions. As a man coming to terms with his wife’s accident but the added trauma of finding out she was having an affair and had planned to leave him. We see him reconnect with his two daughters and grow throughout the film.
1. Up in the Air (2009) Review
I hold this film very close to my heart as I related so much to it when seeing it at the cinema on its release. I remember thinking that it was the best performance I had seen from Clooney with so much emotion put in throughout. The small twist at the end really did shock me, and I haven’t quite got over it yet.