The full name of the most famous cinematic vampire is Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson. A Briton born in 1986, he not only stars in movies, but also makes music, acts as a model and enters the theatrical stage.
The actor is trying hard to get away from his vampire image, choosing for himself a variety and sometimes quite serious roles. We offer you a selection of the best movies with Robert Pattinson, a talented young actor who is able to create exciting images on the screen, quite unlike his most popular role of Edward Cullen.
- Rating IMDB – 7.8
- Genre: Detective, Crime, Drama, Action
- USA production / 2022
- Budget: $200 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $770 962 583
- Directed by Matt Reeves
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz, Paul Dano, Jeffrey Wright, John Turturro, Peter Sarsgaard, Barry Keoghan, Jamie Lawson, Andy Serkis, Colin Farrell
Another Batman reboot is perhaps the saddest because of the length of the action and the endless reflections of Bruce Wayne, played by Robert Pattinson. Here, Batman is about 30 years old, still forming as a crime fighter, prone to melancholy and insecurity.
He has to deal with his past, meet Catwoman, confront Mystery Man, and find a kindred spirit in the police force. Bruce has a strained relationship with Alfred Pennyworth and serious doubts about his path.
Initially, the role of Batman in this project was to play Ben Affleck, but he left the project due to disagreement with the script.
- Rating IMDB – 7.3
- Genre: Sci-fi, action, thriller, adventure
- UK, USA production / 2020
- Budget: $205 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $365 304 105
- Directed by Christopher Nolan
- Cast: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Kenneth Branagh, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Caine, Himesh Patel, Yuri Kolokolnikov, Dimple Kapadia, Clemence Poesy
Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi action film with beautiful special effects and a convoluted plot rife with surprises. Robert Pattinson plays the role of Neil, a secret service agent and partner of the main character.
The central character is called the Protagonist. He is a black man, a CIA agent who was captured during the terrorist attack on the Kiev Opera House. Having cracked a capsule with a deadly poison, he does not die, but comes to himself in a secret room, where he is told that he has been tested and must now save the world by teaming up with British intelligence officer Neil and figuring out all the circumstances of the mission on his own.
The film was a box office hit and was included by many publications in the lists of the best pictures of 2020.
- Rating IMDB – 7.4
- Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Drama
- USA, Brazil, Canada production / 2019
- Worldwide gross: $18 129 854
- Directed by Robert Eggers
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Willem Defoe, Valeria Karaman, Logan Hawkes, Kayla Nicholl, Sean Clark, Pierre Richard, Preston Hudson, Jeffrey Kratz, Sally Seagall
The script for the psychological horror film The Lighthouse is a compilation of real-life stories of disappeared and deranged lighthouse keepers, seasoned with a dose of Poe and Lovecraft-inspired fiction. And then there’s Robert Pattinson’s impressive role as lumberjack Ephraim Winslow, who must work at the lighthouse for four weeks alongside old keeper Thomas (Willem Dafoe).
After that time, the barge that is supposed to take Ephraim doesn’t show up. But the strange things begin to happen, which Ephraim at first attributes to the usual consequences of Thomas’s trashy drinking…
The mermaid figurine used by actor Pattinson was sold for a lot of money during the Covid-19 pandemic to benefit the anti-hunger foundation.
- Rating IMDB – 7.3
- Genre: Biography, Drama, War, History
- UK, Hungary, USA, Australia production / 2019
- Worldwide gross: $126 931
- Directed by David Michaud
- Cast: Timothy Chalamet, Joel Edgerton, Robert Pattinson, Ben Mendelsohn, Sean Harris, Lily-Rose Depp, Tom Glynn-Carney, Thomasin McKenzie, Dean-Charles Chapman, Gabor Tsap
In this historical drama based on Shakespeare’s “Henriade,” Robert Pattinson appeared as the dauphin Louis, the eighth child of Charles VI. The main character of the film is Hal, the Prince of Wales, who received the crown literally by accident.
Upon becoming Henry V, Hal decides to make peace with many of his father’s opponents, which his courtiers see as a weakness of the new king. The Dauphin Louis sends Hal an insulting gift in honor of his coronation and, pushed by his advisors, the King of England declares war on France.
Filming took place in England and Hungary.
Waiting for the Barbarians
- Rating IMDB – 5.9
- Genre: Drama
- Italy, USA production / 2019
- Worldwide gross: $764 815
- Directed by Ciro Guerra
- Cast: Mark Rylance, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Ghana Bayarsaikan, Greta Skacchi, David Dencic, Sam Reed, Harry Melling, Bill Milner, Dalhsuren Gursed
A colonial drama in a fictional world, a film starring Johnny Depp, Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. The peace-loving Magistrate (Rylance) runs a small Imperial outpost on the desert border. But one day things change in this settlement.
The tough Colonel Joll (Depp) arrives from the capital and informs them that the Empire is expecting a barbarian attack soon, and so they need to capture the infiltrators. He begins to impose his orders, capturing the unfortunate desert nomads and brutally torturing them.
The magistrate resists Joll’s methods as best he can, but he is accused of treason and arrested by Officer Mandel (Pattinson), the colonel’s underling. And soon it is Joll’s brutality that forces the “barbarians” to unite…
This film is an adaptation of the novel by John M. Cootzee.
- Rating IMDB -5.8
- Genre: Fantasy, thriller
- UK, France, Germany, Poland production / 2018
- Worldwide gross: $2 133 033
- Directed by Claire Denis
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, Andre Benjamin, Mia Gott, Agatha Boozek, Lars Eidinger, Claire Tran, Ewan Mitchell, Gloria Obiano, Scarlett Lindsay
A French science fiction film starring Pattinson. His character is Monte, one of the criminals imprisoned in a spaceship headed for the nearest black hole to conduct experiments. The success of the mission guarantees an indulgence, but not a return to Earth.
During the flight, expedition leader Deebs conducts numerous unsuccessful experiments with fertilization in space. And it is Monte who becomes the unusual crew’s hope for the future, as a healthy child is born from his material…
The baby who played Monte’s daughter is 13-month-old Scarlett Lindsay, daughter of Pattinson’s friend, musician Sam Bradley.
- Rating IMDB – 7.3
- Genre: Thriller, Drama, Crime
- USA production / 2017
- Worldwide gross: $3 283 369
- Directed by Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Talia Webster, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Barkhad Abdi, Ron Brownstein, Peter Verby, Saeeda Mansour, Gladys Maton
The obnoxious protagonist of this low-budget crime drama was played by Robert Pattinson, skillfully reincarnated as the usual sociopathic crook Connie, who has only one bright trait in his heart – love for his mentally retarded brother Nick. But that, too, is flawed.
Determined to improve his life, Connie drags his brother into a bank robbery that ends in Nick’s arrest. Realizing that his brother won’t survive behind bars, Connie tries to figure out a way to get him out of the police without getting caught himself.
The actor Pattinson’s hair came in shreds after a shoot for which he bleached it. He had to shave it all off.
- Rating IMDB – 5.6
- Genre: Drama, comedy, western
- USA production / 2018
- Worldwide gross: $323 235
- Directed by David Zellner, Nathan Zellner
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, David Zellner, Nathan Zellner, Joseph Billinger, Morgan Land, Ray Kelleher, David Wingo, Russell Mal, Gary Brookins
Robert Pattinson’s comedic role in the Zellner Brothers’ funny western. The actor portrays Samuel Alabaster, a wealthy man intent on marrying the beautiful Penelope. He hires a drunken priest, Henry, and together with him and Butterscotch the horse, a gift for the bride, sets out on a journey for a maiden living somewhere across the border.
Sam pitifully tells tales that the girl has been kidnapped and can’t wait for the heroic lover to free her from captivity. After many perilous adventures, the colorful couple make it to Penelope’s abode, but things turn out to be nothing like Sam’s story.
Pattinson liked the script, but he doubted that the film would find financing.
The Lost City of Z
- Rating IMDB – 6.6
- Genre: Drama, adventure, biography, history
- USA production / 2016
- Budget: $30 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $19 263 938
- Directed by James Gray
- Cast: Charlie Hunnam, Robert Pattinson, Sienna Miller, Tom Holland, Edward Ashley, Angus MacFadyen, Ian McDermid, Clive Francis, Pedro Coelho, Matthew Sunderland
A film about the search for a lost city, based on the real-life adventures of Briton Percy Fossett. Rob Pattinson plays the role of Henry Costin, a corporal well-versed in the Amazon jungle, who joined Fossett’s first expedition. After it Percy was able to convince the Royal Society of the need for further exploration.
He faces a real battle with mistrust, natives, and his own weaknesses and fears before Percy is convinced that his dream exists and then disappears without a trace into the jungle.
Robert Pattinson lost about 15 kilograms on the set in the jungle.
- Rating IMDB – 6.0
- Genre: Drama, biography
- UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, USA production / 2015
- Budget: $12 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $1 231 606
- Directed by Anton Corbijn
- Cast: Dane DeHaan, Robert Pattinson, Ben Kingsley, Joel Edgerton, Alessandra Mastronardi, Stella Schnabel, Michael Terriol, Kristen Hager, Kelly McCreery, Eva Fisher
A biopic about the friendship between the cult actor James Dean and the American journalist and photographer Dennis Stock, played by Robert Pattinson. The film is set in the 1950s.
On the eve of the release of the historical drama “East of Heaven,” the young photographer Stock receives from the editorial board to conduct an interview with the flamboyant and mysterious actor Dean. A respectful friendship develops between the two men, and soon Stoke follows the actor everywhere, traveling with him half of America.
Director Anton Corbijn admitted that the story of the famous actor did not interest him much, unlike the fate of the photographer Stoke.
This film was planned to be released on the 60th anniversary of Dean’s death.
- Rating IMDB – 6.4
- Genre: Drama, crime, sci-fi
- Australia, USA production / 2013
- Budget: $12 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $2 510 007
- Directed by David Michaud
- Cast: Guy Pearce, Robert Pattinson, Scoot McNary, Tawanda Manimo, David Field, Scott Perry, Richard Green, Ben Armer, Ethan Henslow, Gillian Jones
There are no zombies in this dystopian post-apocalyptic film, but plenty of crime, poverty and lawlessness. Three bandits, abandoning their accomplice and one of their brother, wounded Ray (played by Pattinson), escape after an armed robbery by stealing the car of a persistent boyfriend, Eric, who begins to pursue the robbers.
Soon Eric saves Ray’s life and becomes his partner in this arduous race through the desolate landscapes of a devastated world filled with violence and blood.
After the movie Pattinson admitted that he did not expect to get a role in the project, although the script interested him a lot.
- Rating IMDB – 5.1
- Genre: Thriller, Drama
- Canada, France, Portugal, Italy production / 2012
- Budget: $20 500 000
- Worldwide gross: $7 029 095
- Directed by David Cronenberg
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Sarah Gadon, Kevin Duran, Samantha Morton, Abdul Ayula, Emily Hampshire, Juliette Binoche, Paul Giamatti, Mathieu Amalric, George Tuliatos
A single day in Manhattan can change a life. For 28-year-old rich man Eric Packer, that day will be fateful. The role of Robert Pattinson, for which he received high critical acclaim, when the film itself has been berated from all sides.
Eric, a successful currency broker, rides in a limousine to his high-end makeup artist and contemplates buying a landmark. The streets are jammed with traffic caused by the president’s imminent visit and the funeral of a musician.
He meets a wife who despises him, cheats on her, gets into trouble over a political demonstration, and then loses most of his assets through bad deals. Eric’s world begins to collapse rapidly, turning him from a civilized man into a true savage obsessed with self-destruction.
Pattinson said he liked working with Cronenberg, but that he only found his confidence after “Twilight”, and before that he did not consider himself worthy to engage in auteur cinema.
- Rating IMDB – 5.4
- Genre: Drama, melodrama, crime, history
- UK, Italy, France production / 2012
- Worldwide gross: $6 165 119
- Directed by Declan Donnellan, Nick Ormerod
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Uma Thurman, Kristin Scott Thomas, Christina Ricci, Colm Minnie, Philip Glenister, Holliday Granger, Natalia Tena, James Lance, Anthony Higgins
Rob Pattinson and Uma Thurman star in Maupassant’s rather appealing adaptation of the life of retired military man Georges Duroy in the atmosphere of late 19th century France. After his retirement, Georges lives in a cheap Parisian apartment, works a humiliating clerical job and seeks a more dignified existence.
When he meets a longtime colleague, Georges happily accepts an offer to work with him at a newspaper. Here the former soldier plans to use another of his talents – the incredible ability to seduce women, among whom there will surely be a rich single lady who lacks a strong male support.
The film was shot in London and Budapest.
The Twilight franchise
- Rating IMDB – 5.3
- Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Melodrama
- USA production / 2008
- Budget: $37 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $392 616 625
- Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
- Cast: Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson, Billy Burke, Ashley Greene, Anna Kendrick, Taylor Lautner, Jackson Rathbone, Peter Facinelli, Rachelle Lefebvre, Cam Gigandet
The love triangle between an ordinary girl, a vampire, and a werewolf is one of the most popular cinematic tales and the most famous work of Robert Pattinson, who played the young vampire Edward of Dr. Cullen’s family, who teaches his many children not to drink human blood.
Bella, the story’s protagonist, is a high school student who has moved to a new school. At first she is simply intrigued by Edward, and then she reveals his secret. Werewolf Jacob is hopelessly in love with Bella and is willing to protect her even from her lover.
Prior to filming, Pattinson had never even heard of the original romance, and he only went to the casting because he liked Kristin Stewart. The couple dated until 2012.
This is one of the best vampire and werewolf movies ever made.
Water for Elephants
- Rating IMDB – 6.9
- Genre: Drama, melodrama
- USA production / 2011
- Budget: $38 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $117 094 902
- Directed by Francis Lawrence
- Cast: Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson, Christoph Waltz, Paul Schneider, Jim Norton, Hal Holbrooke, Mark Povinelli, Richard Brake, Steven Monroe Taylor, Ken Forey
A wonderful circus story, a film about elephants and people, passions and tricks. The aged Jacob Jenkowski recalls his youth and first love, which came in the 1930s.
Young Jacob is played by Rob Pattinson. Having lost everything and buried his parents during the Great Depression, Jacob, a veterinarian, boards the circus train aimlessly and stays with the Benzini Brothers Circus. Here he meets the beautiful rider Marlena, competes with her gruff husband Augustus, and becomes attached to an elephant who will play a major role in Jacob’s fate.
Almost all of the circus props in the film, including the wagons, belong to the Ringley Brothers show.
- Rating IMDB – 7.1
- Genre: Drama, melodrama
- USA production / 2010
- Budget: $16 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $56 032 889
- Directed by Allen Coulter
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Emily de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Ruby Gerins, Tate Ellington, Lena Olin, Gregory Jbara, Caitlin Rand, Moses Acevedo
One of the most romantic movies of all time, an impressive love story with high ratings. Tyler (Pattinson) is a young man experiencing the death of his brother and estranged from his family. One day, along with his friend Aidan, he gets into a fight and briefly ends up behind bars.
Determined to take revenge on the policeman who arrested him, Tyler seduces his only daughter Ellie. But soon he falls in love with the girl himself, discovering how much they have in common. This love literally irritates everyone, but the young people are ready to fight for their feelings.
During the filming, Pattinson was injured running away from a zealous fan. By the way, the actor also acted as a producer of the film.
How to Be
- Rating IMDB – 5.3
- Genre: Drama, comedy
- UK production / 2008
- Budget: £500 000
- Worldwide gross: $16 468
- Directed by Oliver Irving
- Cast: Robert Pattinson, Rebecca Pidgeon, Powell Jones, Jeremy Hardy, Michael Irving, Mike Pearce, Johnny White, Alyssa Arnach, Joe Hastings, Biddy Rowe
A youth drama about finding yourself with a funny premise. Robert Pattinson plays young musician Art, who has nothing going for him in life – neither career nor love. Disappointed, he returns to the home of disgruntled parents.
One day Art gets his hands on a book by a consulting psychologist who gives good advice. After spending all his money, Art invites the author of the book, Dr. Ellington, to visit him to work as his personal consultant on achieving success in life.
At the film festival in Strasbourg, Pattinson won the prize for best actor.
- Rating IMDB – 6.4
- Genre: Drama, melodrama, biography
- UK, Spain production / 2008
- Budget: €2 500 000
- Worldwide gross: $767 567
- Directed by Paul Morrison
- Cast: Javier Beltran, Robert Pattinson, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatelle, Bruno Oro, Esther Nubiola, Marc Puyol, Arlie Jauvert, Simon Andreu, Vicki Peña
It’s time to compare which Hollywood actor better portrayed the eccentric and brilliant Salvador Dali. “Echoes of the Past” is a historical drama about the relationship between young Spaniards, Salvador Dali (played this time by Pattinson) and García Lorca (Javier Beltran). They become close friends in Madrid in 1922, but then they are separated by women, and soon Dali leaves for Paris.
The paths of the two talents diverge. A few years later, Salvador leads a bohemian life in his luxurious mansion, while the rebellious Lorca joins the revolutionaries, choosing for himself a fateful and tragic path.
The original title of the film “Little Ashes” is inspired by Dali’s painting “Cenicitas” (Roughly: “little remains”).
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
- Rating IMDB – 7.7
- Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Family
- UK, USA production / 2005
- Budget: $150 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $895 921 036
- Directed by Mike Newell
- Cast: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Brendan Gleeson, Alan Rickman, Michael Gambon, Rafe Fiennes, Robert Pattinson, Robbie Coltrane, Maggie Smith
In the world of Harry Potter, Rob Pattinson perfectly embodied the image of Cedric Diggory, Harry’s chief rival but not enemy. Cedric is the Hogwarts Quidditch champion and appeared with Zhou Chang at the Yuletide Ball, making Harry jealous. Then he died. The protagonist has only himself to blame for his death and tries to find a way to go back in time and correct this mistake by bringing Cedric back to life.
There may soon be a film adaptation of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” whose plot revolves around Cedric’s death and Potter’s role in the story. But it’s likely that Pattinson and Radcliffe will be too old to return to their roles.
The Harry Potter franchise still tops the list of the highest grossing cycles of all time.
The Bad Mother’s Handbook
- Rating IMDB – 6.2
- Genre: Drama, comedy
- UK production / 2007
- Budget: £2 000 000
- Directed by Robin Sheppard
- Cast: Catherine Tate, Robert Pattinson, Steve John Shepherd, Maggie Ollerenshaw, Anne Reid, Holliday Grainger, Steve Pemberton, Oliver Lee, Claire McGlynn, Angela Murray
An impressive family drama whose plot is shaped around three women: Karen, her 17-year-old daughter Charlotte, and her mother Nan. Robert Pattinson played the small but rather bright role of Daniel, who is in love with Charlotte.
Karen has raised a daughter on her own, whom she gave birth to very early and takes care of her mother with progressive Alzheimer’s disease. One day Karen discovers, quite by accident, that Nancy is her adoptive mother, and it shocks her. And then Charlotte announces that she is pregnant, and it turns the lives of three women upside down forever.
The film is based on the bestseller by British woman Kate Long with the same title.
The Haunted Airman
- Rating IMDB – 4.4
- Genre: Horror, Thriller, Drama, War
- UK production / 2006
- Directed by Chris Durlacher
- Cast: Julian Sands, Rachel Stirling, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Ainslieg, Scott Handy, Melissa Lloyd, Peggy Popovich, Robert Whitelock, Chris Wilson
Robert Pattinson’s first major role, and quite successful. The action takes place during World War II. Pattinson plays a British military pilot Toby Jagg, who was wounded in the spine, which put him in a wheelchair.
His aunt takes Toby to a specialized hospital in Wales. Despite the care of the staff, Toby is plunged time and again into heavy memories of the war, hallucinating and tormenting himself. Gradually the line between reality and nightmares blurs for him, and he begins to suspect that there is a sinister conspiracy between the head doctor and his aunt…
Rumor has it that it was this role of Pattinson that prompted Matt Reeves to choose him to play Batman, as the actor did most of the stunts himself.
Ring of the Nibelungs
- Rating IMDB – 6.6
- Genre: Fantasy, action, drama, adventure
- Germany, UK, South Africa, Italy production / 2004
- Budget: $23 000 000
- Worldwide gross: $169 774
- Directed by Uli Edel
- Cast: Benno Furman, Kristanna Loken, Alicia Witt, Julian Sands, Samuel West, Max von Sydow, Robert Pattinson, Mavi Hörbiger, Aletta Bezuidenhut, Sean Higgs
In his film debut appearance, Robert Pattinson played Giselher, one of the three brothers-king of Burgundy. The film is based on the German saga “The Song of the Nibelungs”.
The main character, Siegfried, raised as Erik, kills the dragon Fafnir and gets the dragon’s cursed treasure. Ignoring ancient superstitions, Siegfried takes the gold and becomes a victim of the curse, losing his most important thing, his love Brunhilde.
The two-part film was shot entirely in South Africa.