Movies starring Christian Bale

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3:10 To Yuma

Once upon a time, the Western served the function that currently resides within the purview of Science Fiction: use an allegorical approach to explore themes and ideas that might not fit well within the scope of a traditional motion picture. It ha...

Run Time: 2:00
U.S. Release Date: 2007-09-07
MPAA Rating: "R" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: WESTERN
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Peter Fonda, ...
American Hustle

By cannibalizing the casts of his previous two movies, director David O. Russell has come up with his third consecutive winner. American Hustle, very loosely based on late 1970s "ABSCAM" sting, takes its cues from Boogie Nights both in terms of how...

Run Time: 2:09
U.S. Release Date: 2013-12-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Sexual Content, Drugs, Violence)
Genre: THRILLER/COMEDY
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Amy Adams, ...
American Psycho

Sight unseen (except by attendees at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival, where the movie premiered), Mary Harron's American Psycho has already become one of the most controversial motion pictures of the year (making it a "must see" for some film-goers...

Run Time: 1:42
U.S. Release Date: 2000-04-14
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: COMEDY/THRILLER
Director: Mary Harron
Cast: Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, ...
Batman Begins

Of all the major comic book characters to transition to a less static visual media, none has been more mistreated than the Bat-Man. As originally envisioned by creator Bob Kane in 1939, Batman was a dark character who walked the tightrope between ...

Run Time: 2:20
U.S. Release Date: 2005-06-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Tom Wilkinson, Cillian Murphy, ...
Big Short, The

Against all odds, The Big Short works. In fact, “works” is an understatement for what director Adam McKay has achieved with his improbable adaptation of Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book about the 2008 global financial crisis. Writing ...

Run Time: 2:12
U.S. Release Date: 2015-12-23
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Nudity)
Genre: Comedy/Drama
Director: Adam McKay
Cast: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, ...
Dark Knight Rises, The

For most superhero franchises, the third movie is a trap. It's there that the Tim Burton/Joel Schumacher iteration of Batman started its rapid descent. It's there that the Christopher Reeve Superman saga had the wheels come off. It's there that Sam...

Run Time: 2:44
U.S. Release Date: 2012-07-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, ...
Dark Knight, The

Consequences. In real life, these ramifications emanate from every action like ripples from a stone thrown into a pond. Often in movies, especially those that feature characters who don't play by the rules, such penalties are suspended. However,...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2008-07-18
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: ACTION/ADVENTURE
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, ...
Exodus: Gods and Kings

Exodus represents Ridley Scott's attempt to emulate Cecil B. DeMille. Comparisons with The Ten Commandments are both unavoidable and appropriate. Considering the mixed critical reaction to the 1956 spectacle, it is perhaps surprising that Exodus co...

Run Time: 2:30
U.S. Release Date: 2014-12-12
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence, Disaster Sequences)
Genre: ADVENTURE
Director: Ridley Scott
Cast: Christian Bale, Tara Fitzgerald, John Turturro, ...
Fighter, The

From Rocky to Raging Bull, boxing movies with a variety of themes and intentions have been staples at Oscar time. On the one hand, there are the crowd-pleasing stories: tales of woebegone underdogs given a chance at redemption by going 15 rounds in...

Run Time: 1:56
U.S. Release Date: 2010-12-10
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Violence, Sexual Content)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: David O. Russell
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Christian Bale, Amy Adams, ...
Ford v. Ferrari

It’s said that the sports movie format works best when telling a true story. Director James Mangold, after having spent some time in the X-Men universe (he helmed both The Wolverine and Logan), has returned to the real world to direct two A-...

Run Time: 2:32
U.S. Release Date: 2019-11-15
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Profanity)
Genre: Drama
Director: James Mangold
Cast: Matt Damon, Tracy Letts, Ray McKinnon, ...