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Best Sandra Bullock Comedy Movies, Ranked – MovieWeb

From While You Were Sleeping to Miss Congeniality, these are the best Sandra Bullock comedy movies.
Born in Washington D.C, Sandra Bullock made her acting debut back in 1987 in the thriller Hangmen. Since then, her star only risen higher and higher, and has made incredible achievements as both an actor and producer. Indeed, Bullock was the world’s highest-paid actress of 2010 and 2014, and was named one of TIME’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2011. With movies like The Blind Side, Miss Congeniality, Speed, and, most recently, The Lost City, the actress has proven herself adept in multiple genres.
Perhaps the genre in which Bullock shines the most is comedy. From romantic comedies to action comedies, she is one of the funniest actors of her generation. In light of her recent decision to take a step back from films, we figured now is as great a time as any to take a look back at Sandra Bullock's best comedy movies, ranked.
Directed by Donald Petrie and produced by Bullock, Miss Congeniality is a comedy movie starring Bullock in the leading role as Gracie Hart. She plays a tomboy FBI agent who is forced to go undercover as a contestant when someone threatens to bomb the Miss United States Pageant. Despite its low ratings, the movie was a box office hit, and Bullock earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. The movie criticizes beauty contestants, but it also focuses on women friendships and portrays the contestants as microbiologists who dedicated their lives to charity or something equally spectacular. The success of the first led to the sequel, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous, which she has since regretted making (via PEOPLE).
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Directed by Anne Fletcher, The Proposal is a romantic comedy that stars Bullock and Ryan Reynolds in the main roles as Margaret Tate and Andrew Paxton. Margaret is the editor-in-chief of a major American publishing house, but she faces deportation back to Canada once her visa renewal gets denied. She forces her assistant, Andrew, to pose as her fiancé in order to keep her visa. The film's mixed reviews didn't stop it from becoming a commercial success and a comfort movie for a lot of people. Although Margaret's character is portrayed as a bad boss, she was clearly just disrespected in the workplace and mistakenly felt that she had to be tough on her employees. It earned Bullock yet another Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.
As a spin-off/prequel to the Despicable Me franchise, Minions is a computer-animated comedy, starring the voices of Coffin as the Minions and Sandra Bullock as Scarlet Overkill, the world's first woman supervillian. The plot centers on the Minions as they search for a new master and meet Scarlet, who recruits them to hatch a plan to take over the world. Despite receiving mixed reviews and criticism for the some of the inappropriate humor, Minions became the fifth-highest-grossing film of 2015, with $1.159 billion grossed worldwide.
Directed by Peter Bogdanovich, The Thing Called Love is a romantic comedy starring Samantha Mathis, River Phoenix, Dermot Mulroney, and Bullock as the lead characters. The plot follows aspiring musician Miranda Presley, who moves to Nashville in order to make it big as a country singer. She finds out that her two male friends, James and Kyle, are both in love with her, and must has to decide whether to pursue love or her career. Bullock plays her best friend, who is also an aspiring musician, Linda Lue Linden. The Thing Called Love was Phoenix's final screen performance before his passing. The movie provides a fresh look at music scene in Nashville back in the 90s, and marks one of Bullock's earliest rom-com roles.
Starring Bullock and Melissa McCarthy in the leading roles as an uptight Special FBI Agent Sarah Ashburn and a Boston Detective Shannon Mullins, respectively, The Heat is a buddy cop comedy directed by Paul Feig. Because of their polaring personalities and approaches to the job, the two women have to find middle ground in order to be able to work together and successfully apprehend a Boston mobster. The Heat was praised for Bullock and McCarthy's great chemistry, but criticized for its predictability. Nevertheless, it was a box office success, and many are still patiently waiting for a sequel.
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As both a continuation and spin-off of Steven Soderbergh's Ocean's trilogy, Ocean’s 8 is a heist-comedy directed by Gary Ross. It stars an ensemble cast featuring Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Mindy Kaling, Sarah Paulson, Awkwafina, Rihanna, and Helena Bonham Carter. It follows Debbie Ocean (Bullock) after she gets out from prison and recruits a group of women from different backgrounds in order to orchestrate a Met Gala heist. The movie received positive reviews, especially for the acting performances of the entire cast. It's become somewhat a cult classic, especially in the gay community.
Directed by the Nee brothers and produced by Bullock herself, The Lost City is an action-adventure comedy film starring Bullock and Channing Tatum as the main characters. It focuses on Loretta Sage, a successful romance novelist, and her cover model Alan Caprison as they get swept up in a kidnapping attempt by a billionaire (Daniel Radcliffe) during their book tour. They end up wandering the jungle, trying to locate the treasure Loretta speaks of in her book. Impressively, managed to dethrone The Batman at box office with a $31 million debut. There's not enough movies starring these two as their chemistry is impeccable.
Last but not least, directed by Jon Turteltaub, While You Were Sleeping is a romantic comedy starring Bullock and Bill Pullman in the leading roles. Bullock stars as Lucy Eleanor Moderatz, a lonely Chicago Transit Authority token collector, who saves a man from an oncoming train. After she takes him to the hospital, the staff mistakes her as his wife, and she doesn't correct them. Consequently, Lucy is taken in by the family of the saved man and ends up falling in love with his brother (Pullman). It's one of the sweetest movies known in Bullock's filmogaphy, and it garnered her yet another nomination for a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.


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