Best Sandra Bullock’s movies – guys, she’s not just the lady from Bird Box

All anyone seems to be talking about these days is Bird Box, from the endless blindfold memes, to plot holes and things we missed.

Sandra Bullock stars as Malorie in the Netflix movie based off Josh Malerman’s book of the same name.

A lot of people have watched the film, with more than 45 million accounts watching it in its opening week.

But while we all were celebrating another chance to see Bullock act, some people seemingly didn’t even know who she was.

Yes, there are some people on this planet who don’t know who Sandra Bullock is.

Bullock starred in Ocean’s 8 in 2018 and Gravity in 2013, but she has a much bigger back catalogue than that. She’s won an Oscar, she’s produced, and managed to have two kids while smashing it at the box office.

It’s OK if you don’t know who she is, or you just need a refresher, we’ve taken a look at some of her best work.

Speed (1994)

Sandra Bullock’s career kick-started with this thriller in 1994 starring alongside Keanu Reeves. He plays a LAPD officer trying to stop a terrorist, while Bullock plays a bus driver who has to keep driving the bus over 50mph to stop the bomb onboard going off.

While You Were Sleeping (1995)

Classic rom-com here. Bullock plays a transit token collector called Lucy, who saves her crush played by Peter Gallagher from being hit by a train on Christmas Day. His family mistake her for his fiancee and she goes with it.

In 1996 she also starred in In Love and War, playing a nurse caught in a bitter love story with a talented writer, and A Time to Kill, starring alongside Matthew McConaughey and Samuel L. Jackson.

The Prince of Egypt (1998)

The voice cast for The Prince of Egypt is very impressive, though not many people seem to realise it.

Bullock stars as Miriam in the animated Biblical tale alongside Val Kilmer, Ralph Fiennes, Michelle Pfeiffer, Steve Martin and Jeff Goldblum. The film retells Moses story, battle against Rameses and the plagues. It’s heartfelt and an underrated animation.

Practical Magic (1998)

Starring alongside Nicole Kidman as witch sisters in 1998, Bullock faces a curse that kills off any man they fall in love with. Sally (Bullock) is the more careful sister, but then she starts to fall for a police detective investigating the deaths of the men Gillian has fallen for.

1998 also saw Bullock star in Hope Floats, another TV staple, and Welcome to Hollywood.

Miss Congeniality (2000)

If you haven’t seen this you’ve clearly never ventured onto ITV2. One of Bullock’s most iconic roles, Miss Congeniality is hilarious as well as a true quotable movie. Starring as an FBI agent that has to go undercover at a beauty pageant, Bullock goes from one of the lads, to hero.

Not only does she twist what is expected of a woman on its head (OK, crudely, but hey) but she gives us a heartfelt comedy that stood the test of time.

…there’s also the sequel, Armed and Fabulous if you have a Saturday night free and a date with your sofa.

Talking of comedies, Bullock also starred alongside Hugh Grant in Two Weeks Notice, where she plays a lawyer who feels used by her boss so walks out on him – making him finally pay attention.

The Lake House (2006)

Keanu Reeves and Bullock were back together in The Lake House so it earns a mention. The fantasy romance is about the relationship between an architect and the doctor who lived in his house two years before he moved in. They can only communicate by leaving letters in the house’s mailbox.

Crash (2004)

Bullock joined an ensemble star cast for Paul Haggis’ Best Picture Winner. It follows the lives of a group of people living in LA over 36 hours, as their lives start to intertwine.

Bullock stars as the wife of a district attorney (Brendan Fraser) who gets carjacked by two men – two black men. Her racist views play a big role in the plot as it develops.

The Proposal (2009)

Back to her lighter roles, Bullock was back to comedy, this time with Ryan Reynolds in The Proposal.

Crazy Rich Asians has now stolen it’s record, but this held the highest-grossing movie in the genre position (for nearly a decade).

She gets her assistant to pretend to be engaged to her so she isn’t deported to Canada.

The Blind Side (2009)

The other movie involving a blindfold. This one earned Sandra Bullock her Oscar for Best Actress as she played Leigh Anne Tuohy. The true story follows her as she took in an African-American called Michael Oher, helping him to become a famous football player.

The Heat (2013)

Melissa McCarthy was churning out the hits when Heat came along. Bullock teamed up with the comedy actress for a cop team up movie. McCarthy is the foul-mouthed rogue cop, while Bullock plays the straight -aced FBI agent. That all changes pretty sharpish.

Gravity (2013)

Sandra Bullock starred alongside George Clooney in Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity as an astronaut stranded in space after an accident. It shows how great she is that Bullock holds your attention the entire time, while there are just her and a lot of space.

Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Last summer saw Bullock lead the all-female crime team with Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Rihanna, Awkwafina and Sarah Paulson.

It may not have blown people away, but it did show an all-female movie was doable and opened the doors for more movies like it.

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