Listen. Bradley Cooper is like pockets — we don’t simply need him; we want him. One of the various, many causes he ranks amongst our favourite actors? Limitless is a freaking unbelievable movie with a wildly engrossing premise. If you are feeling the identical means (and, actually, who doesn’t?), you’re certainly inquisitive about extra mind-bending films like Limitless so as to add to your “the kids have fallen asleep and I can finally watch grown-up TV” queue. And you’re in all probability additionally inquisitive about different films the place Bradley Cooper performs a particularly cool character, too. Hey, you’re in luck on each counts, as a result of we’ve received your again.
But first, a fast reminder of the, ahem, limitless enchantment of Limitless. In the movie, Cooper’s character, Eddie, goes from failed author to monetary success. The key? A drug given to him by his buddy drastically improves his psychological acuity. Soon, he’s making financial institution working within the monetary district and dwelling on prime of the world. There are simply two issues: The drug is briefly provide, and it comes with some significantly nasty uncomfortable side effects. What occurs subsequent all is determined by Eddie. The movie takes a tough take a look at what life can be like if solely we may use our brains to their full capability. But it additionally reveals that not the whole lot is pretty much as good because it appears. Viewers liked the joys and drama of Limitless a lot that they even turned it right into a tv present. Let’s face it, although; Bradley Cooper was the primary cause we liked it.
So, whether or not you’re searching for extra films like Cooper’s model or simply films the place Cooper performs one other unhealthy*ss character, maintain studying.
Movies Like Limitless About Extreme Intelligence
What made Limitless so unbelievable and enthralling? The thought of somebody with a supercomputer for a mind sparked the curiosity of many individuals. Whether you lengthy to be wildly clever or just get pleasure from watching different individuals’s minds work, Limitless isn’t the one choice. These movies all characteristic distinctive minds.
1. Lucy (2014)
When Lucy’s sh*tty boyfriend tries to show her right into a drug mule, she will get embedded with a package deal that leaks an ultra-powerful chemical into her physique. That chemical offers Lucy superhuman powers, together with telekinesis and telepathy. She instantly turns into a foul*ss.
2. Source Code (2011)
For some cause, this film at all times reminded us of Minority Report — in all probability as a result of it facilities across the idea of making an attempt to forestall against the law. A helicopter pilot turns into a part of a navy experiment that permits him to relive the ultimate moments of a person’s life… proper earlier than he’s blown up by an IED. Why? They’re hoping they’ll work out who killed him and forestall additional murders.
3. The Butterfly Effect (2004)
When Evan (Ashton Kutcher) will get complications, he blacks out and might journey again into his previous — and the previous of his associates. Once there, he can alter traumatic issues that occurred to every of them. But what does altering the previous do to the current and the long run? You’ve received to observe to seek out out.
4. Good Will Hunting (1997)
You know this already, proper? Good Will Hunting is a basic at this level. But simply in case you’ve missed out: An MIT janitor has a bonkers IQ, however nobody is aware of simply how gifted he’s. That is till he stumbles upon an “unsolvable” equation on a classroom board and solves it.
5. Inception (2010)
We nonetheless can’t clarify this film. It’s a dream inside a dream inside a dream — that isn’t a dream in any respect? Whatever. Leonardo DiCaprio is in it, and he performs a man who can enter individuals’s goals and steal their secrets and techniques. It’s a loopy mindf*ck.
6. Oblivion (2013)
Tom Cruise saves humanity. Again. However, this movie additionally performs with the concept that not everybody lives in the identical actuality.
7. Rain Man (1988)
The title character on this movie is a person with autism who many individuals write him off as unintelligent. That couldn’t be farther from the reality, although. Rain Man is a genius in particular expertise — together with counting playing cards and remembering precisely when his favourite present is about to start out. Is this film a bit problematic? Yes. If you will get previous the dearth of illustration, although, it’s additionally nonetheless fairly flippin’ nice.
Movies Where Bradley Cooper Plays a Bad*ss
Want to provide the mind-bending a break however nonetheless wish to watch Cooper in motion? Press play on certainly one of these picks.
8. American Sniper (2014)
Bradley Cooper performs a complete BAMF and real-life struggle hero.
9. Burnt (2015)
In this one, Cooper performs a tricky, cool chef who is sort of as irresistible as Anthony Bourdain. (Almost.)
10. War Dogs (2016)
Bradley Cooper and his childhood buddy (performed by Jonah Hill) find yourself in Afghanistan as arms sellers.
11. Hit and Run (2012)
Not solely is Cooper on this movie enjoying a tough and tumble mobster, nevertheless it additionally stars Mom and Dad. (Errr, we imply Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard.)
12. Aloha (2015)
Is this a rom-com? Basically. But it’s produced and directed by the good Cameron Crowe (Almost Famous). Plus, Cooper performs a navy contractor roaming round Hawaii. What else may you want for an evening of leisure?
13. A Star Is Born (2018)
We’d be remiss to not embrace A Star Is Born, proper? We love, love, love the truth that Cooper sings his personal songs on this tragic — and tragically good — film.
More Movies Like Limitless (And/Or Starring Bradley Cooper)
- Deja Vu (2006)
- The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
- Time Lapse (2014)
- Ex Machina (2014)
- The Game (1997)
- The Words (2012)
- Looper (2012)
- The Wave (2019)
- Now You See Me (2013)
- A Beautiful Mind (2001)
- The Imitation Game (2014)
- Proof (2005)
- Shutter Island (2010)
- Experimenter (2015)
- Memento (2000)