Angelina Jolie is an icon for women everywhere. She's an American actress, filmmaker and humanitarian; not to mention, extremely beautiful. She has several incredible movies under her belt but here are my top 5 favorites:
A little bit different from the other titles on this list, Hackers is a 1995 American teen crime thriller starring the likes of Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie. The film follows a group of talented high school hackers and their involvement in a corporate extortion conspiracy.
This movie was really unique for its time, when the internet was still unfamiliar to the general public. It was a fun movie and an incredible performance from Angelina.
A 2008 American-German film adaption of the mini comic series, Wanted, features another amazing performance by Angelina. The film follows an account manager named Wesley that discovers he is the son of a professional assassin and then decides to join the society his father was in, the Fraternity. Jolie plays Fox, an accomplished member of the Fraternity who advises Wesley.
This movie wasn't the most praised, but being a fan of the comic series, I thoroughly enjoyed this film adaption. Angelina proves that she can play a bad-ass female and play her well.
3) Lara Croft: Tomb Raider
I'll admit I'm probably just being biased with this film since I have been a huge fan of Tomb Raider my whole life, but we can't deny Angelina killed it as Lara Croft. I'm not saying this is the best film in the world, it's not - but for what it is it's pretty good. Released in 2001, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider is a film adaption of the video game series Tomb Raider. The film focuses on Lara Croft (Jolie) trying to obtain ancient artifacts from the enemy, the Illuminati.
I really think Angelina did an incredible job bringing my childhood heroine to life. She brought all the action and badassery that Lara portrays in the games. The film had a sequel in 2003 called Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life, also starring Jolie and this time Gerard Butler.
2) Girl, Interrupted
Starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie, Girl, Interrupted is a 1999 American drama filmed inspired by Susanna Kaysen's 1993 memoir of the same name. Winona plays Susanna, a young girl who checks into a mental hospital after overdosing on aspirin.
I remember the first time I watched this movie, it blew me away. It was the first time I really became a fan of Angelina. It touches on hard subjects of addiction, mental illness, eating disorders and depression - it really tugs on your heart and it's a very emotional movie. Angelina knocked it out of the park in her role as Lisa Rowe, a charismatic girl diagnosed as a sociopath who finds pleasure in mocking and manipulating others. You can just tell she puts her heart into every role.
1) Mr. & Mrs. Smith
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt star in this American action thriller as a married couple who seem to be living a pretty dull existence. You quickly learn they are keeping a pretty huge secret from each other; they are both assassins working for opposing agencies. When they both get assigned to kill the same guy, the truth surfaces. No longer having to keep up their cover stories, they are both then assigned to kill one another which results in some pretty great explosive attacks.
This movie is super fun, full of action and romance. It proudly makes the top of my favorite Jolie movies list. I'm convinced that she physically cannot have a bad role.
I've been a huge fan of Angelina Jolie for as long as I can remember, as I'm sure you have as well. She really makes me feel proud to be a girl with all that she stands for. Her incredible acting is just one of the several amazing things that she can do.