Love him or hate him, Michael Bay has a polarizing film making style that has a way of topping the box office. With Transformers: Age of Extinction setting new box office records around the world and topping the domestic box office this holiday weekend, Bay is proving that he still has the ability to make a blockbuster summer film.
Bay started his directing career in the early 90s working in the music industry and hit it big in Hollywood when he directed Bad Boys and The Rock. In more recent years his style of filmmaking has not been universally loved but still tops of the box office charts.
With Transformers 4 setting records, fan are now looking forward to the upcoming Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles which will be released on August 8th.
TheCelebrityCafe.com is counting down the top ten Michael Bay films. Did your favorite not make the list? Comment below and add your thoughts on Bay as a filmmaker or on Transformers 4.
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10. Transformers: Age of Extinction
The fourth film in the Transformers franchise has not been well received critically but is still setting records at the box office. This latest movie has inspired many Michael Bay rants on a variety of social media platforms.
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9. Bad Boys II
Bad Boys II was released back in 2003 and is the follow up to the highly successful Bad Boys. It once again showcased Bay developing his now signature filmmaking style.
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8. Pain and Gain
Pain and Gain was released in 2013 and was a film adaptation of a real life crime spree. Even though the movie was received with mixed feelings regarding the real life events, it showed Bay’s return to his original filmmaking style.
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7. The Island
The Island featured Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor and Djimon Hounsou. It was released back in 2005 and had success at the box office.
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Pearl Harbor was released back in 2001 and featured a dramatic love story that was framed with the backdrop of the historic event. This quickly became an instant fan favorite.
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5. Bad Boys
Bad Boys was one of the first films that Bay worked on as a lead director and was released back in 1995. The film featured Martin Lawrence and Will Smith in the main roles.
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4. Transformers: Dark of the Moon
The third film in the Transformers franchise was a box office success and another home run for the larger than life robot films.
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The first film in what is now known as a larger than life franchise, Transformers, started it all for the Autobots and helped to kick start the career of Shia LaBeouf.
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Armageddon has become a classic action film that featured one of the most memorable movie soundtracks in recent history. This is one of the most well-known and beloved films that Bay has directed.
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1. The Rock
Bay has made a lot of films but the The Rock is the most well-known and critically acclaimed film that Bay has directed. The Rock was released back in 1996 and featured a young Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery.