8 Christian Bale Movies Not About the Dark Knight

8 Christian Bale Movies Not About the Dark Knight

To celebrate the fact that Equilibrium was released on this day in 2002, we give you a short list of some of Christian Bale's films.

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A list of perfectly decent and sometimes even great movies...horribly marred by the worst Terminator to ever grace mankind's screens! Still, at least you're honest with the man's filmography.

You missed out on a prime wordplay opportunity. You totally should have included Newsies so the title could have been changed to "Huey Lewis and the News-ies".

Ignatz_Zwakh:
A list of perfectly decent and sometimes even great movies...horribly marred by the worst Terminator to ever grace mankind's screens! Still, at least you're honest with the man's filmography.

Eh, Terminator 3 was still worse.

Ignatz_Zwakh:
A list of perfectly decent and sometimes even great movies...horribly marred by the worst Terminator to ever grace mankind's screens! Still, at least you're honest with the man's filmography.

These are the reasons why Christian Bale is so damn good at what he does, and terminator 4 i like to try and forget actually happened.

Could of at least put Harsh Times up there. That scene before his government marijuana test really made me cross my legs and cringe

I think Treasure Island also deserves a place on this list; the movie made when Christian Bale was 16, but looked 12:

What, no Memento?

P.S. Thanks

edit: I meant The Prestige. Derp.

Damn - Empire of the Sun? I never would have made that connection back to Christian Bale. Great film - but not one to watch if you can't handle a case of the sads.

I would have gone with The Prestige instead of Terminator Salvation.

Covarr:
What, no Memento?

P.S. Thanks

He wasn't in Memento...

Shout out to The Presitge for being an awesome movie that Christian Bale was in. Although this list just says 8 movies with Bale so I guess its not a judgment call...its just a kind of pointless topic for a list...

Covarr:
What, no Memento?

P.S. Thanks

You're thinking of Christopher Nolan who directed the Batman films. Christian Bale is the actor who played Batman. He is not in Memento but Christopher Nolan directed it.

RedDeadFred:

Covarr:
What, no Memento?

P.S. Thanks

You're thinking of Christopher Nolan who directed the Batman films. Christian Bale is the actor who played Batman. He is not in Memento but Christopher Nolan directed it.

Actually, I was thinking of The Prestige. Wrong movie, not wrong person. Either way, I'm an idiot.

P.S. Thanks

Where's Reign of Fire?

Probably saved it for "Top movies with Matthew McConaughey with no shirt on".

cefm:
Damn - Empire of the Sun? I never would have made that connection back to Christian Bale. Great film - but not one to watch if you can't handle a case of the sads.

Forget Sad, one of the last major films i can think of you see an actual P-51 flying and not CG.

That scene where he shouts P-51 Cadillac of the Sky, that's a real P-51 flying about 50 meters from the ground with the Canopy back and the pilot waving at a young Christian Bale

DrStrangelove:

To celebrate the fact that Equilibrium was released on this day in 2002, we give you a short list of some of Christian Bale's films.

Why Terminator instead of Captain Corelli's Mandolin?

Granted he's not the star, but at least it's not Terminator 4!

CaptainMidlands:
Forget Sad, one of the last major films i can think of you see an actual P-51 flying and not CG.

Ah CG, making old school war birds flit about like they're fecking X Wings, I would have loved Red Tails except for the horrible effects.

In fact, when P51s are so (relatively) plentiful and cheap (next to say, P40s, FW190s or Hurricanes) you have to wonder why they don't appear more often, $10k a second cgi or hire some damn aeroplanes for a week, film laziness at it's finest.

A criminal lack of "the fighter" on the list. :( While many of the characters were horrible human beings, and it feels weird to promote a movie starring Mark Wahlberg, that was definitely my favorite of Bale's performances. XD

They had 'Terminator: Salvation' and 'Swing Kids' on there, but not 'The Prestige' or "Reign of Fire'? Who made this list?

And wait, 'The Fighter' isn't on there?! He won a flippin' academy award for that!!

Someone went to Christian Bale's wikipedia page and googled bunch of images. Good job!

CarlsonAndPeeters:

Shout out to The Presitge for being an awesome movie that Christian Bale was in.

Yes

CarlsonAndPeeters:

its just a kind of pointless topic for a list...

and yes. Except I consider it a REALLY pointless topic for a list.

Came expecting to see The Prestige. Was disappoint.

Batman and Wolverine going at each other with magic tricks? I mean come on, that's awesome!

the john dillenger film was pretty cool.

But what I take away most from this list is, another reason to go equilibrium again. And I will literally take any reason to do that.

Hah, that Terminator movie was so bad it can even break a list of movies.

Yea, I'd rather see the one with dragons listed.

Also, interestingly the first 3 (as far as I remember) Bale movies I've seen were: Equilibrium -> Machinist -> Dark Knight and I watched that within a week or so. It was uncanny. And later, American Psycho. Oh man.

BTW I have a theory why nobody recognizes Wayne at the end of DKR. Because nobody recognizes Bateman, duh.

Ignatz_Zwakh:
A list of perfectly decent and sometimes even great movies...horribly marred by the worst Terminator to ever grace mankind's screens! Still, at least you're honest with the man's filmography.

I'm just wondering, have you seen Terminator 3?

Sgt. Sykes:
Hah, that Terminator movie was so bad it can even break a list of movies.

Yea, I'd rather see the one with dragons listed.

Also, interestingly the first 3 (as far as I remember) Bale movies I've seen were: Equilibrium -> Machinist -> Dark Knight and I watched that within a week or so. It was uncanny. And later, American Psycho. Oh man.

BTW I have a theory why nobody recognizes Wayne at the end of DKR. Because nobody recognizes Bateman, duh.

Nah, Reign of Fire was pretty crap.

I loved Equilibrium and The Machinist. Both movies that just popped up out of nowhere for me and established Bale as quite something to look out for. I also quite liked American Psycho, even though it felt somewhat off after having read the book... many, many, many times.

Mr Ink 5000:

Ignatz_Zwakh:
A list of perfectly decent and sometimes even great movies...horribly marred by the worst Terminator to ever grace mankind's screens! Still, at least you're honest with the man's filmography.

I'm just wondering, have you seen Terminator 3?

Valid question. I did not like Terminator: Salvation, but I felt no urge to burn it and destroy it as I did with Terminator 3. Holy hell that movie pissed me off and turned me away from any and all movies for almost a year. What a piece of ass.

Hey, hey, hey, since this is just a general list and not specified for good or action movies, he was in Little Women too.

Pfft, yes, he played Teddy, every preteen girl's dream boat.

Equilibrium is one of my favourite films. Dystopian setting combined with dual wield gun badassery? Count me in.

Griffolion:
Equilibrium is one of my favourite films. Dystopian setting combined with dual wield gun badassery? Count me in.

or 1984 with guns? As I like to call it!

(Thanks Griffolion, I'm already in bother for that!)

putowtin:

Griffolion:
Equilibrium is one of my favourite films. Dystopian setting combined with dual wield gun badassery? Count me in.

or 1984 with guns?

1984 probably had guns in it, just not with Christian Bale and/or back flips.

Note: You might want to add more to your post before you get mod-wrathed for low content.

Headdrivehardscrew:

Mr Ink 5000:

Ignatz_Zwakh:
A list of perfectly decent and sometimes even great movies...horribly marred by the worst Terminator to ever grace mankind's screens! Still, at least you're honest with the man's filmography.

I'm just wondering, have you seen Terminator 3?

Valid question. I did not like Terminator: Salvation, but I felt no urge to burn it and destroy it as I did with Terminator 3. Holy hell that movie pissed me off and turned me away from any and all movies for almost a year. What a piece of ass.

I felt Nick Stahl was the worst live action John Connor of all, even Terminator 1 where he was just a sperm n an egg for most of the film.
Salvation I liked, I didnt love the film but at least it felt like it tried to be a decent action film.
Not sure how I feel about a reboot trilogy at the moment.

Mr Ink 5000:

Ignatz_Zwakh:
A list of perfectly decent and sometimes even great movies...horribly marred by the worst Terminator to ever grace mankind's screens! Still, at least you're honest with the man's filmography.

I'm just wondering, have you seen Terminator 3?

Yes, I have. And while it's garbage, it was nowhere near as tedious as it's successor. At least for me. Then again, I saw both films about four years apart from one another so perhaps if I re-watched them I'd revise my opinion. HOWEVER...seeing as how terrible they were, I don't really see a need to check 'em again.

Ignatz_Zwakh:

Mr Ink 5000:

Ignatz_Zwakh:
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I'm just wondering, have you seen Terminator 3?

Yes, I have. And while it's garbage, it was nowhere near as tedious as it's successor. At least for me. snip

you and I good Sir, have extremely different taste in films.
we get to pick one each on film night, its the only fair way

Mr Ink 5000:

Ignatz_Zwakh:

Mr Ink 5000:
I'm just wondering, have you seen Terminator 3?

Yes, I have. And while it's garbage, it was nowhere near as tedious as it's successor. At least for me. snip

you and I good Sir, have extremely different taste in films.
we get to pick one each on film night, its the only fair way

And then? Write exhaustive summaries on why such and such is better than so and so in terms of cinematic flair, dialogue, FX, etc etc etc? Then compare notes?

Ignatz_Zwakh:

Mr Ink 5000:

Ignatz_Zwakh:

Yes, I have. And while it's garbage, it was nowhere near as tedious as it's successor. At least for me. snip

you and I good Sir, have extremely different taste in films.
we get to pick one each on film night, its the only fair way

And then? Write exhaustive summaries on why such and such is better than so and so in terms of cinematic flair, dialogue, FX, etc etc etc? Then compare notes?

oh, i was gonna say re-enact them. but sure why not

Proverbial Jon:
Came expecting to see The Prestige. Was disappoint.

Batman and Wolverine going at each other with magic tricks? I mean come on, that's awesome!

And getting help from Alfred and David freaking Bowie as Nicolai effing Tesla? That was epic! And unlike most people on this thread, I didn't hate Terminator: Salvation. It wasn't as good as T2, but it was measurably better than T3. I thought it made sense to set a whole movie in the post-Judgment Day future, to see how all the time-travelling tomfoolery changed things for Connor.

Prestige and Reign of Fire should have been on the list. T_T

 

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