Chris Pine’s 10 Best Movies (According To IMDb)
Chris Pine has had a long and successful film career that just keeps getting stronger. Though he first broke into feature-length productions in 2004 when he starred across Anne Hathaway in The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, he's taken on roles in many dramas, comedies, musicals, and sci-fi adventures since. Because of his versatility (and because we're excited to see him in the Wonder Woman sequel this summer), we thought it was time to look at Pine's best films to date. To do this, we'll be turning to the scoring system on IMDb.
The entertainment website has given every one of Pine's films a star score, based on the votes of registered users on a scale of 1 to 10. We'll be using these numbers to count down to Pine's biggest hit. With the logistics out of the way, it's time to cycle through some Chris Pine history; Here are his best films to date, according to IMDb.
10 Outlaw King (6.9)
Pine took the leading role in this 2018 historical drama based on Robert the Bruce. This Scottish King from the 1300s attempted to overturn the rule of Edward I throughout a 3-year period that ended with the bloody Battle of Loudoun Hill.
The cast also included Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Florence Pugh, Billy Howle, and Tony Curran. Though the feature took historical liberties, the serious action scenes and exciting story left viewers impressed.
9 People Like Us (7.1)
Six years earlier, Pine starred in the much tamer drama, People Like Us. The movie relayed the story of a New York City trader named Sam, who is being investigated by the Federal Trade Commission for a potential law violation. Meanwhile, his father dies, and he is forced to fly out to L.A. where he learns of the sister he never met.
Pine starred as Sam while Elizabeth Banks played his sister, Olivia Wilde took on his girlfriend, and Michelle Pfeiffer portrayed his mom. Though the film mingled with melodrama, it was nonetheless captivating and enjoyable overall.
8 Star Trek Beyond (7.1)
Chris Pine took on the starring role of Captain James T. Kirk in the Star Trek reboot film series. In the third installment, Star Trek Beyond, he and Spock (Zachary Quinto) are forced to navigate their way off a foreign planet while the rest of the gang prepares to fight a dangerous alien race
Fans were pleased with the way the film honored its source material while also packing in the big action associated with blockbusters. Though the narrative wasn't particularly unique, the fresh feel made up for any unoriginality.
7 Chico & Rita (7.2)
This 2010 Spanish adult animated musical tells of a romance that takes place between a shoe-shiner and a singer across cities including Havana, New York, Las Vegas, os Angeles, and Pairs during the middle of the 20th century.
Though the film was at first released in Spanish, it was later dubbed in English with a voice cast including Wendell Pierce, Mary J. Blige, Rob Riggle, Chris Pine, and Viola Davis. Many were impressed by the moving story, polished animations, and real feel.
6 Rise Of The Guardians (7.3)
Just a couple years after Chico & Rita, Pine lent his voice talents to the 2012 fantasy-comedy, Rise of the Guardians. Based on William Joyce's book The Guardians of Childhood, the film sees the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny, Santa Claus, and Sandman requesting that Jack Frost put an end to the villainous dream-crushing plans of Pitch Black.
While the cast includes Jude Law, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, and Isla Fisher, Chris Pine took on the leading role of Jack. The charming story, beautiful visuals, and compelling humor made this one a stand-out.
5 Wonder Woman (7.4)
Before Pine took a role in the Wonder Woman sequel, he was co-starring in the 2017 original. Wonder Woman tells of a princess and skilled fighter named Diana (Gal Gadot), who has been raised on a secluded island with other female warriors. However, after American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) crashes on the coast in 1918, she soon discovers the conflicts threatening the world beyond her home. She decides to help restore the peace.
Critics and fans alike were highly impressed by the film, praising Patty Jenkins' direction, the leads' chemistry, and the exciting (and well-crafted) visuals. The sequel, Wonder Woman 1984, debuts in theaters on June 5, 2020.
4 Hell Or High Water (7.6)
Pine co-starred with Ben Foster in this neo-western heist film about brothers who rob banks in an attempt to keep control of their family's ranch. Their biggest threat is a set of rangers, who are adamant about tracking them down, played by Jeff Bridges and Gil Birmingham.
The film received much applause for putting new life into the western genre. Hell or High Water knew how to raise the stakes, layer the narrative, and pack in the strong visuals. This had it earning a Best Picture Academy Award nomination.
3 Star Trek Into Darkness (7.7)
In the second Star Trek reboot film, Pine's Captain Kirk gets demoted after he violates the Prime Directive in order to save Spock and the inhabitants of Nibiru. However, after the promoted Admiral Christopher Pike passes and new threats continue to rise up, Kirk is forced to lead the crew into battle.
Star Trek Into Darkness kept up the strong visuals. Additionally, Benedict Cumberbatch's introduction to the cast helped elevated the film as a whole.
2 Star Trek (7.9)
The first film in the reboot Star Trek series ranks the highest. In this 2009 sci-fi action installment, the USS Enterprise embarks on its first voyage. However, after the evil Nero rises up to threaten humanity, it is up to a Vulcan named Spock and officer James T. Kirk to put aside their differences and fight to win.
With stunning visuals, action-packed sequences, and strong writing, serious fans of the franchise were left excited for the movies to come.
1 Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (8.4)
Topping off the list is the 91st Academy Awards Best Animated Picture recipient, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse. This 2018 superhero film tells of a Brooklyn teenager, Miles Morales, who gains spider-like abilities after getting bitten by a radioactive spider. After he watches the former Spider-Man die, he realizes he has big shoes to fill — although his preconceived notions about becoming the hero get flipped upside down after a group of Spider-People from other dimensions get pushed into his world.
Chris Pine voiced the young, blonde Spider-Man who ends up passing early in the film. Thankfully, the Spider-People portrayed by Shameik Moore, Jake Johnson, Hailee Steinfeld, John Mulaney, Kimiko Glenn, and Nicolas Cage have more positive fates.
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