The most famous ex-boyfriend of Kristen Stewart is more than welcome to visit her Instagram account. But even after Robert Pattinson’s multiple break-ups and rumored new relationships, he still hasn’t managed to shake off his controversial status.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly stars Robert Pattinson as an emotionally damaged English professor who befriends a struggling artist (Pedro Pascal). When the artist’s wife (Stella McCartney) dies in a car accident, Pattinson’s character is compelled to take care of the orphaned kid (Kayan Allen). What happens next is an outrageous rollercoaster ride that’s as entertaining as it is heart-breaking.

Here, we’ve collected five outstanding films featuring Robert Pattinson that will blow you away. These movies prove once and for all that even when he’s not with the woman he loves, Edward Cullen, he’s still one of Hollywood’s most popular and desirable stars.

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1968)

This is the first film by Italian filmmaker Luciano Riccardi. The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is a combination of Western and Oriental elements that create an interesting clash of cultures. The story follows an English professor (Pattinson) who travels to Mexico to study the Mayan language. While in Mexico, the professor meets a mysterious woman named Adriana (Jeanne Moreau), who is being chased by the Mexican police. The professor helps Adriana flee from the authorities and offers her a place to stay in his house, which is filled with the eccentricities of an English professor. The movie features cameos from Anthony Perkins, Angie Dickinson, and an American Girl Doll named Juliet, whose famous parents are Lawrence and Joan Crawley (Alan Tudor and Estelle Winwood).

If you’ve never heard of Luciano Riccardi, don’t feel bad; the director wasn’t that famous during his life. He began his career in Italian cinema in the 1950s and became familiar with the worldwide audience after the movie was released in 1968. One of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly’s biggest achievements was that it won the Special Jury Prize at the Mar del Plata Film Festival in 1969. That same year, the movie was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award. One of its most memorable scenes is when Adriana cooks dinner for her new “companions” – a motley crew of characters that includes the professor, his housekeeper, and the professor’s son (played by Rick Pattinson, Rob’s younger brother).

Edward Cullen: My Life in the Shadows (2013)

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 marked a turning point for Robert Pattinson. The British actor’s performance as the cold sociopathic vampire Edward Cullen was hailed as one of the most stunning cameos in recent cinematic history. It wasn’t just a one-time role for Pattinson, either. The actor was asked to return for the much anticipated finale, and he did so with a bang – literally. In the movie, Edward and his brother, Ben (Will Poulter), are at a strip club when a fight breaks out. A fire begins, trapping everyone inside. Fortunately, Bella (Kristen Stewart) and Carlisle (Patrick Stewart) were out celebrating the anniversary of their engagement. They rush back to save their relatives, but it’s too late. Edward is the only one who makes it out alive.

One year after its premiere, Edward Cullen: My Life in the Shadows held the #1 spot on the iTunes Bestseller List when it came to music and was the #3 overall best-selling movie in North America. It also became the highest-grossing independent film of all time in Australia and New Zealand, taking in more than $15 million. This was mainly thanks to the breakout role that Edward Cullen played in Breaking Dawn – Part 2. In 2019, director Bill Condon called Edward the most powerful character he’s ever played, adding that audiences can see how much of an effect he has on those around him. You can also see how much of an effect he has on those around him. He affects people. He is a force of nature, an unstoppable locomotive of destruction. He is the Grim Reaper, if you will.

Scream (1996)

While working on the Twilight Saga, screenwriter Jimmy Fry came up with a story idea for a movie that would eventually become Scream. Fry imagined a world in which the biggest movie stars were played by amateur actors, and he thought it would be hilarious to see how they would fare against trained B-movie stars. While working on the script, Fry imagined a world in which the biggest movie stars were played by amateur actors, and he thought it would be hilarious to see how they would fare against trained B-movie stars. (Photo: Michael Clarke Duncan as Sidney Prescott.)

It’s difficult to put into words the impact that Scream had on the world of cinema. For one, it created a blueprint for the modern-day slasher movie. As a result, it introduced a whole new generation of moviegoers to an entirely new concept: the slasher movie. At the same time, it was one of the first mainstream films to feature a transgender character (Ellen Page as Neill) and the first to use voice-over narration as a narrative tool (a technique previously associated with radio dramas). Scream also paved the way for the modern-day horror movie, showing that it’s not about the gore; it’s about the fright. Perhaps most significantly, in 2018, Film School Rejects ranked Scream as the #4 most influential film of the 1990s. (In its wake, many other horror movies followed suit and incorporated similar elements – from the “candy corn” kills to the handheld camera work and graphic violence.)

Gingerbread Man (1992)

Gingerbread Man is another surreal comedy directed by Richard Donner. The film features a number of cameos from Hollywood legends, including Peter O’Toole, Christopher Lloyd, and a young Liam Neeson. It also marks the feature film debut of actor Bill Murray, who plays a fictionalized version of himself. After being fired from his job as a candy maker, Murray is convinced to return to his hometown of Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, by his family. On the way, he befriends an aspiring artist (Jim Carrey) who is trying to sell his paintings of dead animals. The two men become embroiled in a battle with the townspeople over a gingerbread man that Murray’s character invents. During a fight scene, Murray’s character falls off a Ferris wheel and hits his head, temporarily losing consciousness. When he comes to, he discovers that his body has been replaced by a gingerbread man made of sugar, spice, and everything nice. (Photo: Peter O’Toole as Winston Churchill.)

Like many of Donner’s previous films (including The Warriors and The Terminator), Gingerbread Man is filled with memorable visual gags. For example, Murray’s character invents a new sport at a South Dakota soda fountain that he dubs “Candyland” and encourages people to play. When the patrons realize what’s going on, they begin to pelt the actor with cakes and pies, which he attempts to dodge while seated at the counter. The sequence is completely unexpected and extremely funny.

The Loved One (1957)

The Loved One is the first film to ever feature a musical number sung by Barbara Hutton, one of Hollywood’s most famous heiresses. The film also marks the screen debut of Tony Randall, who is best known for playing the irascible Mr. Midshipman in the television series Are You For Real? In this musical comedy, Hutton plays a wealthy heiress who is trying to woo a young man (Randall) she meets at a nightclub. She decides to give up her fabulous lifestyle and become a housewife, much to the delight of her socialite friends.

The Loved One is a gem of a movie that deserves to be seen by more people. Besides its incredible score by Dimitri Tiomkin – who also scored the iconic 1939 movie Gone With The Wind – the film is filled with quotable lines and a terrific supporting cast that includes Eve Kendall and Betty Hutton. In 2018, Film School Rejects ranked The Loved One as the #3 most influential film of the 1950s, citing its groundbreaking portrayal of a traditional housewife and its “iconic representation of an heiress.” (The film’s costume designer, Madeleine Harlan, won an Academy Award for her work on the movie.)