10 Robert Pattinson Films You've Probably Never Heard Of
Having distanced himself from his "Twilight" days, R-Patz managed to build a pretty impressive filmography.
1. Cosmopolis (2012)
Robert Pattinson's character, Eric Packer, is a billionaire, set in a limo, on a mission to get a haircut while traversing New York City. As he's stuck in the traffic caused by the presidential visit and a funeral procession, he loses millions in a risky bet against the yen.
Packer also cheats on his wife with multiple women, gets a medical exam in the limo, and is stalked by a self-proclaimed "credible threat" (Paul Giamatti).
2. The Rover (2014)
Australia, 10 years after a global collapse. Pattinson plays Rey, a naïve and wounded guy left behind by his brother after a botched robbery. Guy Pearce's character, Eric, is a rugged loner whose car gets stolen by Rey's brother.
The two join forces — well, Eric sort of kidnaps Rey — to track down the thieves. Through a desolate wasteland, they get into gunfights, suffer betrayals, and encounter some of the weirdest folks you'll ever meet.
3. Maps to the Stars (2014)
Pattinson plays Jerome, a limo driver and aspiring actor. The film revolves around the Weiss family, who are, let's just say, a complicated bunch. There's pyromaniac Agatha (Mia Wasikowska) who becomes friends with Jerome, child star Benjie (Evan Bird), and their pushy parents.
Through a series of events that include affairs, betrayals, and even murders, the Weiss family spirals into chaos. Jerome and Agatha try to navigate through it, but can't escape unscathed.
4. Remember Me (2010)
Pattinson plays Tyler, a rebellious guy who meets Ally (Emilie de Ravin) through a dare but ends up falling for her. Both have family issues; Tyler's a survivor of a broken home due to his brother's suicide, and Ally's mother was killed in a subway mugging.
Despite their baggage, they find solace in each other's company. After ups and downs, including conflicts with their families, they promise to work things out. And just when you think it's gonna be a happy ending, a plot twist comes.
5. Life (2015)
Based on true events, Pattinson plays Dennis Stock, a photographer for Life Magazine assigned to shoot pictures of James Dean (Dane DeHaan). Stock is struggling with his career and parental responsibilities, while Dean is on the verge of stardom but reluctant to embrace it. They set off on a road trip to Dean's hometown in Indiana, attending a high-school dance and a family gathering.
Stock manages to capture iconic photos, but it's not a one-sided gain; the experience also changes his perspective on life and family.
6. Queen of the Desert (2015)
Pattinson plays T.E. Lawrence, famously known as Lawrence of Arabia, who befriends Gertrude Bell (Nicole Kidman), an explorer and political officer. Gertrude falls in love with a British officer, Henry Cadogan (James Franco), but he dies, leaving her heartbroken. Lawrence and Gertrude untangle a mess of treacherous political landscapes, tribal conflicts, and romantic turmoil as she eventually becomes a key diplomat in the region.
7. Damsel (2018)
In this dark comedy Western, Pattinson plays Samuel Alabaster, an affluent pioneer who's dead-set on rescuing his fiancée Penelope (Mia Wasikowska) from a so-called kidnapping. He even brings along a miniature horse named Butterscotch as a wedding gift.
Samuel hires Parson Henry (David Zellner), a drunkard and wannabe preacher, to officiate their wedding once Penelope is "rescued." After trekking through the wilderness and a failed suicide attempt by Parson Henry, they reach Penelope, only to find out she wasn't kidnapped and is perfectly happy without Samuel.
8. The Childhood of a Leader (2015)
Imagine watching a kid and knowing they're going to be a dictator. That's the vibe in "The Childhood of a Leader," where Pattinson plays dual roles: one as a journalist named Charles Marker and another as a future Leader in an epilogue.
The story primarily focuses on Prescott (Tom Sweet), a child who shows early signs of sociopathy. His father (Liam Cunningham) is a US diplomat involved in peace negotiations after WWI. Young Prescott throws tantrums, manipulates people, and shows zero empathy.
9. High Life (2018)
What happens when you put criminals on a spaceship heading towards a black hole? No, it's not a joke; it's the plot of "High Life." Pattinson plays Monte, one of the convicts who have been sent on this one-way trip in exchange for freedom. Initially, the crew is subject to sexual experiments conducted by Dr. Dibs (Juliette Binoche), who's trying to achieve human reproduction in space.
People die, tensions rise, and by the end, it's just Monte and his daughter Willow left.
10. Good Time (2017)
A manual on how not to be a criminal. Pattinson plays Connie Nikas, who robs a bank with his mentally disabled brother, Nick (Benny Safdie). The dye pack explodes, Nick gets caught, and Connie embarks on a chaotic journey to bail him out. This includes befriending a teenager, accidentally dosing a security guard with LSD, and even participating in a violent scuffle over a Sprite bottle filled with liquid LSD.