Top Six Paul Bettany Movies to Watch

Paul Bettany is known for his varied roles in multiple movies spanning over 20 years. He is best known for his character of Vision in Marvel movies and series. He has also tried his luck with directing and writing his movie “Shelter”. He is undoubtedly a great talent. Here is a list of the top six movies of Paul that you should watch.

1. A Beautiful Mind (2001):

This is a movie about John Nash, the Nobel Prize-winning mathematician who struggled with schizophrenia. This was released about two decades ago but still proves to be a fresh watch. This movie got him the Best Actor Award nomination at the Academy Awards. In the we see the lines between delusion and reality blur as John’s mental illness starts to hurt his academic career and personal relationships. He has the support of his loving wife, Alicia, who helps him throughout the movie. The movie is about a difficult journey of self-discovery and acceptance.

2. Dogville (2003):

This is an experimental movie by Lars von Trier. Paul Bettany plays Grace, a woman on the run who seeks refuge in a small town. The interesting fact about this movie is that, it is shot entirely on a soundstage. The town is drawn by chalk. In the movie, Fugitive Grave comes to the town of Dogville, where she hopes to find shelter. She is exploited and abused, and decides to take revenge.

3. Wimbledon (2004):

This movie is for sports enthusiasts. Paul Bettany plays the character of Peter Colt, a tennis player who is past his prime, gets a chance to compete at Wimbledon. This movie shows how Bettany’s love interest Lizzie played by Dunst, helps him achieve his dreams. It’s a charming rom-com movie, which could lighten anyone mood.

4. Margin Call (2011):

The movie is based on the 2008 housing market crisis in the USA. Bettany plays the role of Will Daniels, who is a risk analyst at an investment bank. The movie shows the reality of the debt mess that USA and its banks have got into. The movie shows a clash between ethics and profits. A must-watch for someone who is interested in finance.

5. The Young Victoria (2009):

Paul Bettany plays the character of Lord Melbourne. He is the prime minister and is tasked with the job of advising the young Queen Victoria. Victoria played by Emily Blunt has to work her way through the already existing powerful players in the royal family. She is helped by Prime Minister to navigate her way through the acts of her domineering mother and other ambitious advisors. The movie shows political turmoil and wisdom.

6. Uncle Frank(2020):

This is one of Paul’s recent movies. Bettany plays the role of a gay man named, Frank Bledsoe. The movie is based in the year 1974, where Frank, a professor, confronts his conservative southern family about him being homosexual, which is on a road trip to his father’s funeral. The movie navigates through hidden prejudices and family tension. This is an emotional movie about truth and self-acceptance.

These are just a few of the masterpieces by Paul besides all the favourite characters in Avengers and Starwars.