Great Christian Bale Movies
Empire of the Sun
Directed by Steven Spielberg, Empire of the Sun is a testament to child acting. Bale at age 13 has such a strong performance it was a revelation of the strong actor he would become.
Bale's portrayal of a truly psychotic person seems a little flat at times, but I think this was intentional, as someone in this situation would act this way. It is entertaining to say the least.
One of my favorite Christian Bale movies. He lost 63 pounds for this role! Such a sThe Dark Knighttrange feel all the way through and a great twist at the end.
The new beginning of Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan. This is such a great start to the new series. Nolan is a true visionary with nothing but talent backing him up.
Another Christopher Nolan movie about old time magic. A great performance by Bale and the co-star Hugh Jackman. They are rivals where Jackman's character is determined to find out Bale's secret to his greatest trick. Bale is the more talented magician but lacks flare, where Jackman has the flare but just not the same caliber of talent.
3:10 to Yuma
Yuma is a great western with Russel Crowe as bad guy Ben Wade. Bale and Crowe work great on the screen together.
The Dark Knight
Last but not least is The Dark Knight. Nolan's greatest masterpiece to date, and that is saying a lot given his movie list. The Dark Knight is a genre re-definer and one of the greatest dramas of the century.