One of the most successful actresses of all time is the Canadian-born Sandra Bullock, the charming girl next door beauty whose movies are some of the best-grossing box office hits. She has shown her talent in dramas and thrillers, but will definitely be remembered as one of the queens of romantic comedies. In this article, we will take a look at all Sandra Bullock’s movies in order (by release date).
How Many Sandra Bullock Movies Are There?
Sandra Bullock started filming at the age of 23, debuting in 1987 and her career now spans more than 35 years. She won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Leigh Ann Tuohy in the biographical sports drama The Blind Side. With the recently released Bullet Train, her list of movies now counts 49.
Sandra Bullock Movies In Order (At A Glance)
Before we start to focus on the synopsis of each movie let’s view a list of all Sandra Bullock movies sorted by release date.
- Hangmen (1987)
- Who Shot Prat? (1989)
- A Fool and His Money (1989)
- When the Party’s Over (1990)
- Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
- The Vanishing (1993)
- The Thing Called Love (1993)
- Demolition Man (1993)
- Fire on the Amazon (1993)
- Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
- Speed (1994)
- Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
- While You Were Sleeping (1995)
- The Net (1995)
- Two If by Sea (1996)
- A Time to Kill (1996)
- In Love and War (1996)
- Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
- Hope Floats (1998)
- Practical Magic (1998)
- Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
- The Prince of Egypt (1998)
- Forces of Nature (1999)
- Gun Shy (2000)
- 28 Days (2000)
- Lisa Picard is Famous (2000)
- Miss Congeniality (2000)
- Murder by Numbers (2002)
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
- Two Weeks Notice (2002)
- Crash (2004)
- Loverboy (2005)
- Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
- The Lake House (2006)
- Infamous (2006)
- Premonition (2007)
- The Proposal (2009)
- All About Steve (2009)
- The Blind Side (2009)
- Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
- The Heat (2013)
- Gravity (2013)
- Minions (2015)
- Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
- Ocean’s Eight (2018)
- Bird Box (2018)
- The Unforgivable (2021)
- The Lost City (2022)
- Bullet Train (2022)
Sandra Bullock Movies In Order (By Release Date)
1. Hangmen (1987)
Sandra Bullock’s first movie is an action thriller about Rob Greene who has information about an undercover team inside the CIA. Its leader Joe Connelly’s men try to kill Greene who is now on the run and has passed the word to his son Danny who could also be in danger. Another man will get involved in this adrenaline adventure and Sandra Bullock will become the key character to help and get Danny and his father.
2. Who Shot Pat? (1989)
A comedy about Brooklyn youth during the late 1950s who have to get used to and deal with racial tensions in their multiracial vocational high school. After a random gunfire results in the wounding of one of the teenagers, a group of friends decides to find the responsible for the shooting.
3. A Fool and His Money (1989)
A New York ex-adman Morris Codman receives a message from God while watching TV. He advises him to go into business on his own and now Codman is the leader of a new religion called “The Preferent Church”.
It is a religion founded on the philosophy of selfishness and greed and it becomes a great hit, making Codman and his helper Ian Clarity very rich.
4. When the Party’s Over (1990)
This comedy-drama follows three women who live together in a house in Beverly Hills. They have to deal with their business and personal lives at the same time. M.J.’s personal life is becoming a mess and everything becomes even more complicated when her friend Frankie starts dating one of M.J.’s exes.
5. Love Potion No. 9 (1992)
This fantasy comedy might be the movie that put some light on Sandra Bullock’s career and became a stepping stone in it. It is a tale about two scientists who are working with a substance that will make them irresistible to everyone who hears them speak.
6. The Vanishing (1993)
This chilling horror drama mystery is a remake of a Netherlands classic about a woman who gets abducted during a car ride with her boyfriend Jeff. Jeff is determined to find Diane and we follow the game of cat and mouse from his viewpoint. He is constantly observed by the sadistic and dark abductor Barney, brilliantly portrayed by Jeff Bridges.
7. The Thing Called Love (1993)
One of River Phoenix’s last movies is this musical drama about a group of newcomers to country music. Miranda dreams of becoming a songwriter and moves from New York to Nashville to find stardom in the centre of the country world. She meets a promising newcomer, and marries him but soon realises she has made a big mistake.
8. Demolition Man (1993)
This action Sci-Fi thriller put Sandra Bullock between two huge action heroes of the time, Wesley Snipes and Sylvester Stallone. Bullock’s character has to help a police officer, played by Stallone, who is brought out of a suspended sentence in prison to go after a crazy, dangerous and extremely violent nemesis who finds himself in a non-violent future society.
9. Fire on the Amazon (1993)
This adventure drama deals with the problems in the Amazon when its deforestation begins to threaten the indigenous Indians and force them to leave their habitats. In a war for the territory and a few cattle, the opposition gets killed and a US photojournalist tries to investigate the case, together with Alyssa, an activist who decides to help him.
10. Wrestling Ernest Hemingway (1993)
Robert Duvall and Richard Harris are two lonely, retired septuagenarians who form an unlikely friendship. Frank is a retired Irish seaman and Walter is a retired Cuban barber who finds themselves trapped in their everyday lives and become friends but their different characters will start getting in their way.
11. Speed (1994)
Speed is probably Sandra Bullock’s biggest movie success still, even though she has delivered several excellent performances in huge hits. A story of a running bus that will explode if its speed falls under 50 mph. Keanu Reeves is a young police officer who must prevent it, with help of Annie, a young woman who due to unwanted circumstances finds herself driving the bus.
12. Who Do I Gotta Kill? (1994)
Jimmy Corona’s life is falling apart. His girlfriend is about to leave him and he suffers from writer’s block, unable to write anything interesting. Suddenly he finds himself in the middle of a mobster reality when he accepts his mobster uncle’s proposal to obtain the material for a book on conspiracy plots and the assassination of JFK.
13. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
One of the most beautiful and beloved romantic comedy dramas is this heartwarming story of Lucy, a lonely Chicago “L” ticket seller who saves the life of a wealthy businessman she has a crush on after he falls on the train tracks. His family mistakes her for his fiance and she accepts to play the game. But soon she will get to know his brother and her feelings will slowly move from one brother to another.
14. The Net (1995)
Angela Bennet is a talented computer expert who finds herself in an unwanted and extremely dangerous situation when her friend gets killed after sending her a program with a weird glitch to de-bug. She is given a new identity and has to find out who is behind all this and who wants to make her disappear as well.
15. Two If by Sea (1996)
This cure crime comedy-drama tells the story of a couple who steals a Matisse painting and manages to escape the police.
Frank is a petty thief who takes his long-term girlfriend Roz to an island in New England where he plans to sell the painting and hopefully regains Roz’s love and trust. But things don’t go as planned.
16. A Time to Kill (1996)
Based on John Grisham’s brilliant novel, this crime drama directed by Joel Schumacher brings the story of a case in Clanton Mississippi where a black man is accused of murdering two white men who raped his 10-year-old daughter. A brave young lawyer and his assistant accept the job of defending him.
17. In Love and War (1996)
This biographical drama brings the story of a reporter Ernest Hemingway who is an ambulance driver in Italy during World War I. He gets injured risking his life in the line of duty and is sent to a hospital where he falls in love with his gentle nurse, Agnes von Kurowsky.
18. Speed 2: Cruise Control (1997)
The sequel to Speed didn’t even remotely repeat its original’s fame, but it is still an interesting adrenaline ride, this time on a cruise. A crazed computer hacker breaks into the computer system of a cruise liner and decides to direct it into a gigantic oil tanker.
19. Hope Floats (1998)
Sandra Bullock is Birdee Calvert, a disappointed young woman who comes back to her hometown of Smithville, Texas where everyone knows she was cheated on by her husband with her best friend.
She is now dealing with the looks, the talks and all those things she wanted to forget when she left her town. One day she meets her old friend and slowly starts developing feelings for him but has to keep in mind that she needs to make a new life for herself and her daughter.
20. Practical Magic (1998)
Based on a novel by Alice Hoffman, this charming comedy follows the lives of two witch sisters who were raised by two eccentric aunts in a small town where they had to face close-minded prejudice, but also a curse that prevents them from finding everlasting love.
21. Welcome to Hollywood (1998)
Sandra Bullock plays herself in this comedy about a young actor who is struggling to make it in Hollywood. He meets a director who decides to help him make his dream come true, but all his attempts end in a disaster.
22. The Prince of Egypt (1998)
Sandra Bullock is the voice of Miriam in this beautiful story about the Egyptian prince Moses who learns his destiny as a Hebrew. He begins to defy the Egyptian ways of life and one day is called by God who chose him to lead his men out of Egypt as his messenger.
23. Forces of Nature (1999)
Ben Holmes is an ordinary, loyal book-cover summary artist who flies from New York to Savannah to meet his beloved fiancee Bridget. After a plane crash, he is stranded at the airport where he meets a beautiful stranger, the free-spirited Sarah who arranges a ride from the airport. Soon, Ben will start developing feelings for Sarah and begin to question his relationship with Bridget.
24. Gun Shy (2000)
Liam Neeson is an undercover DEA agent who is almost killed on a mission and in order to continue with it, he needs to attend group therapy. He will have to rely on the unstable members of the group and try and work a sting operation, in the meantime falling in love with one of the group attendees.
25. 28 Days (2000)
Sandra Bullock is Gwen Cummings, a New York-based writer who is aware of her drinking problem but doesn’t want to admit it. But when she crashes her sister’s wedding she is forced to attend a drug and alcohol rehab clinic or stay in prison for 28 days. Gwen will have to face her problems and admit her addiction and decide whether she is able to continue with her life outside after those 28 days in rehab.
26. Lisa Picard is Famous (2000)
Lisa Picard is an aspiring actress on the verge of becoming famous. In this movie, we follow her life from her very beginnings to fame and witness what it takes to become famous. This is a hilarious story of a young girl who will do anything to make it big.
27. Miss Congeniality (2000)
One of Bullock’s most memorable roles is the one of Gracie Hart, an FBI agent who will have to go undercover in order to prevent the bombing of the Miss United States Beauty pageant event. She will have to infiltrate the group of contestants and enter the pageant herself. Gracie is everything but feminine and she will soon have to deal with this unfound side of hers.
28. Murder by Numbers (2002)
In this mystery thriller, two high school students decide to plan a perfect murder. Out of boredom, Richard Haywood and Justin Pendleton secretly team up, strangle a woman and set up Richard’s marijuana supplier as a psychotic serial killer.
The evidence of the investigation that takes place shows that the boys are somehow connected to the murder and soon they are faced with the possible pardon if they are willing to cooperate and work against each other.
29. Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood (2002)
Siddalee Walker is a successful New York playwright who is in a year-long feud with her mother. After her name gets mentioned in Time Magazine, her mother becomes infuriated. This will be the beginning of Siddalee’s journey to the American South, kidnapped by her aunts, in order to explain her mother’s past and secrets and finally make her reconcile with her.
30. Two Weeks Notice (2002)
Lucy Kelson is a Harvard-educated lawyer who uses her knowledge and career for social activism. She is offered a job by George Wade, a ladies’ man and the executive at the Manhattan-based Wade Corporation. Despite her parents’ advice, she accepts George’s offer to be his legal counsel, thinking that she can do more from the inside and try and impose her beliefs and values.
31. Crash (2004)
This crime drama takes place on the streets of Los Angeles in a 36-hour long time period and it brings us the stories of different kinds of people. It deals with many controversial topics, especially racism, bringing us stories about people from various parts of the city and belonging to different social circles.
32. Loverboy (2005)
This is a drama about Emily, a woman who raised her son as a single mother and now she decides to tell him his story. Paul is six years old now, she calls him Loverboy and he is about to hear how Emilx wanted to raise an exceptional boy, alone, with help from no one. We see flashbacks and learn about Paul’s childhood, his wishes to go to school and have friends and at the same time learn about Emily’s childhood which might be the reason why she can’t let Paul be with others.
33. Miss Congeniality: Armed and Fabulous (2005)
Gracie Hart is undercover now, after all the events at the beauty pageant and is the complete opposite of the Gracie she used to be. There is a new agent in the FBI, similar to the old Gracie who becomes her bodyguard and soon finds herself working with her on a new case, involving the kidnapping of two of Gracie’s friends. They will have to leave all their differences behind and work as a proper team in order to save everyone.
34. The Lake House (2006)
This wonderful, heartbreaking romantic drama tells the story of a lonely doctor who used to live in an unusual lakehouse and is now starting to exchange love letters with its former resident, a frustrated architect. But this romance is anything but simple and they will have to unravel the mystery behind it before it’s too late.
35. Infamous (2006)
This excellent biographical drama brings the story of Truman Capote’s research for his novel “In Cold Blood”. While doing the research, he befriends two convicted murderers, Dick Hickock and Perry Smith and this relationship will soon become more than a writer and character connection.
36. Premonition (2007)
In this mystery drama, Sandra Bullock plays a depressed woman who learns that her husband lost his life in a car accident the previous day. The next day she wakes up seeing that he is still alive, but the day after she wakes up and he is dead again. As this continues to happen, Linda becomes more and more anxious and all her family and friends start believing she is insane.
37. The Proposal (2009)
This interesting romantic comedy might give you a few laughs and a good time. Sandra Bullock plays Margaret, an editor for a New York publishing company, a strict boss to her assistant Andrew. When she finds out that her U.S. visa is soon to expire and she will be transported to Canada, she plots a scheme to marry Andrew. He agrees, but on his own terms, which include promotion.
38. All About Steve (2009)
Sandra Bullock is Mary Horowitz, an eccentric crossword puzzle writer who agrees to go on a blind date with Steve, the cameraman for a news network. She immediately decides he is her soulmate and very soon Steve starts to feel threatened and tired of this weird woman and tricks her into going on a road trip with her. But this won’t stop Mary from finding him.
39. The Blind Side (2009)
This biographical sports drama is one of Bullock’s most acclaimed movies and the only one that brought her an Oscar, for a leading role. She plays Leigh Anne Tuohy, a talkative, loud and determined Southern woman who takes in a homeless African American teenager, Michael Oher and together with her family and friends, takes charge of giving him every opportunity to succeed.
40. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
This is an interesting adventure mystery about a nine-year-old amateur inventor and a Francophile who searches New York City for a lock to match a mysterious key his father left before losing his life in the World Trade Center catastrophe.
41. The Heat (2013)
In this hilarious action comedy, Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy play two completely opposite police officers who are teamed up to bring down a notorious and dangerous drug lord. Bullock is Ashburn, an uptight FBI Special Agent who will have to endure the inappropriate behaviour of her new partner, a foul-mouthed Boston cop Mullins, played by the gifted McCarthy.
42. Gravity (2013)
Gravity was an immediate success when it came out in 2013, winning 7 Oscars and bringing Bullock another Oscar nominee. It is a Sci-Fi mystery about Dr Ryan Stone who finds herself alone in her shuttle on her first shuttle mission after it gets destroyed and she is now by herself without her partner Matt Kowalski out in space.
43. Minions (2015)
Bullock is the voice of Scarlett Overkill, a crazy supervillain who recruits three minions named Stuart, Kevin and Bob to help her take over the world, together with her inventor husband Herb.
44. Our Brand is Crisis (2015)
This political drama brings the story of a Bolivian politician named Pedro Gallo who hires an American consulting firm to help him win the 2002 Bolivian presidential elections. Sandra Bullock plays Jane Bodine who manage the campaign in Bolivia and at the same go against her archenemy, the opposition’s political consultant Pat Candy.
45. Ocean’s Eight (2018)
Debbie Ocean is the late Danny Ocean’s sister who upon her release from prison decides to gather an all-female crew to join a heist that she planned while serving her sentence. Her plan is to steal the Touissant, a 150 Million dollar worth Cartier necklace from the Met Gala in three and a half weeks.
46. Bird Box (2018)
This is a gripping horror mystery about an unseen presence that makes people commit suicide, without any reason or explanation. Five years after its attack, a mother and her two children decide to make an attempt and reach safety, if there is any.
47. The Unforgivable (2021)
This excellent crime drama follows the story of a woman who gets out of prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime. She will have to get used to society and all the changes that happened while she was gone, but first, she will have to face everyone who isn’t at all ready to forgive her past.
38. The Lost City (2022)
Loretta Sage is a popular adventure book writer whose novels feature a handsome cover model Alan. While on her book tour with Alan, Loretta gets kidnapped by a crazy billionaire who wants her to take him to an ancient city’s lost treasure from her latest book.
Alan will now have to prove that he is not only a brave cover model but also a hero in real life and try and save Loretta.
49. Bullet Train (2022)
This action comedy thriller follows five assassins who board a fast bullet-moving train with assigned jobs that will make them connected and force them to cooperate. All of them have their mission, but they will soon realise that they have something in common.
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