Today is Christian Bale’s 39th birthday. To celebrate one of our favorite actors’ big day we decided to take a look at Rotten Tomatoes ratings of Bale’s films over the years. Although we can all but guarantee that you will disagree with certain films on this list, it is still interesting to look back and see what critics thought of some of these movies.
Rotten Tomatoes takes into account the ratings given by countless credited movie critics from across the country. It is one of the most comprehensive movie rating systems that the internet has today. This list is based entirely off of those ratings.
100% - Henry V (1989)
The gritty adaption of William Shakespeare's play about the English King's bloody conquest of France.
94% - The Dark Knight (2008)
When Batman, Gordon and Harvey Dent launch an assault on the mob, they let the clown out of the box, the Joker, bent on turning Gotham on itself and bringing any heroes down to his level.
90% - The Fighter (2010)
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.
90% - Little Women (1994)
The March sisters live and grow in post-Civil War America.
90% - Rescue Dawn (2006)
A US Fighter pilot's epic struggle of survival after being shot down on a mission over Laos during the Vietnam War.
88% - 3:10 To Yuma (2007)
A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher.
87% - The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Bane, a brutally ruthless terrorist leader, executes a sinister plan to tear apart Gotham and Batman's legacy piece by piece. Physically and spiritually pushed to the edge, Bruce Wayne must rediscover himself to 'Rise' and save his city.
86% - Howl's Moving Castle (2005 U.S. Release)
When an unconfident young woman is cursed with an old body by a spiteful witch, her only chance of breaking the spell lies with a self-indulgent yet insecure young wizard and his companions in his legged, walking home.
85% - Batman Begins (2005)
Batman begins his war on crime after training with his mentor to free the crime-ridden Gotham city from corruption that the Scarecrow and the league of shadows have cast upon the city.
82% - Empire Of The Sun (1987)
A young English boy struggles to survive under Japanese occupation during World War II.
77% - I'm Not There (2007)
Ruminations on the life of Bob Dylan, where six characters embody a different aspect of the musician's life and work.
76% - The Machinest (2003)
An industrial worker who hasn't slept in a year begins to doubt his own sanity.
76% - The Prestige (2006)
The rivalry between two magicians is exacerbated when one of them performs the ultimate illusion.
68% - Laurel Canyon (2002)
When an uptight young man and his fiancee move into his libertine mother's house, the resulting clash of life attitudes shakes everyone up.
68% - Public Enemies (2009)
The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s.
68% - Shaft (2000)
New York City police detective John Shaft (nephew of the original 1970s detective) goes on a personal mission to make sure the son of a real estate tycoon is brought to justice after a racially-motivated murder.
67% - A Midsummer Nights Dream (1999)
Lovers lives are complicated by city law, feuding faerie royalty, and... love.
67% - American Psycho (2000)
A wealthy New York investment banking executive hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he escalates deeper into his illogical, gratuitous fantasies.
64% - All The Little Animals (1998)
Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who wanders the highways to bury roadkill animals
64% - Metroland (1997)
The sudden reappearance of his best friend Toni, after ten years absence, causes Chris to remember his past, to question some of his lifestyle decisions and to re-evaluate his life and marriage to Marion.