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The Best Adrien Brody Movies 

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Updated June 11, 2019 1.4k votes 349 voters 29.2k views 49 items

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List of the best Adrien Brody movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Adrien Brody's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Adrien Brody movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Adrien Brody movies will be at the top of the list. Adrien Brody has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Adrien Brody movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Adrien Brody films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Adrien Brody role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Adrien Brody performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like The Pianist, Back to 1942 and more!

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Adrien Brody is no stranger to working with popular directors, including M. Night Shyamalan, Terrence Malick and Roman Polanski. If Adrien Brody movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Juliette Binoche and Tilda Swinton too.

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Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann, Emilia Fox

Released: 2002

Directed by: Roman Polanski

The Pianist is a 2002 historical drama film co-produced and directed by Roman Polanski, scripted by Ronald Harwood, and starring Adrien Brody. It is based on the autobiographical book The ...more

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Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu, Bryan Cranston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tony Kaye

Detachment is a 2011 American drama film about the high school education system directed by Tony Kaye, starring Adrien Brody with an ensemble supporting cast.
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Natalie Portman, Bill Murray, Owen Wilson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Wes Anderson

The Darjeeling Limited is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson, and starring Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman. It was written by Anderson, Schwartzman, and Roman ...more
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Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Maybury

The Jacket is a 2005 psychological thriller film directed by John Maybury that is partly based on the Jack London novel The Star Rover. Massy Tadjedin wrote the screenplay based on a story by ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

Released: 2011

Directed by: Woody Allen

Midnight in Paris is an American 2011 romantic comedy fantasy film written and directed by Woody Allen. Set in Paris, the film follows Gil Pender, a screenwriter, who is forced to confront the ...more

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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Wes Anderson

Fantastic Mr. Fox is a 2009 American stop-motion animated comedy film based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name. The film is about a fox who takes food each night from three mean ...more

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Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody

Released: 2005

Directed by: Peter Jackson

King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed, co-written, and produced by Peter Jackson, it stars Naomi Watts as Ann Darrow, Jack Black as Carl ...more

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Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker, Adrien Brody

Released: 2010

Directed by: Paul Scheuring

The Experiment is a 2010 direct-to-video thriller film directed by Paul T. Scheuring and starring Adrien Brody, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Maggie Grace, about an ...more
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Bryce Dallas Howard, Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix

Released: 2004

Directed by: M. Night Shyamalan

The Village is a 2004 American psychological thriller film, written, produced, and directed by M. Night Shyamalan, and starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt ...more

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George Clooney, John Travolta, Sean Penn

Released: 1998

Directed by: Terrence Malick

The Thin Red Line is a 1998 American ensemble epic film written and directed by Terrence Malick. Based on the novel by James Jones, it tells a fictionalized version of the Battle of Mount ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rian Johnson

The Brothers Bloom is a 2008 American caper comedy film written and directed by Rian Johnson. The film stars Mark Ruffalo, Adrien Brody, Rachel Weisz, Ricky Jay, Rinko Kikuchi, and Robbie ...more
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Topher Grace, Laurence Fishburne, Adrien Brody

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nimród Antal

Predators is a 2010 American science fiction action film directed by Nimród Antal and starring Adrien Brody, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Laurence Fishburne, Danny Trejo, ...more

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Mira Sorvino, Jennifer Esposito, Adrien Brody

Released: 1999

Directed by: Spike Lee

Summer of Sam is a 1999 American thriller film that recounts the Son of Sam. It was directed and produced by Spike Lee and stars John Leguizamo, Adrien Brody, Mira Sorvino, and Jennifer

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Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, Robin Tunney

Released: 2006

Directed by: Allen Coulter

Hollywoodland is a 2006 American period detective film directed by Allen Coulter in his feature directorial debut. The story presents a fictionalized account of the circumstances surrounding the ...more

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Beyoncé Knowles, Elvis Presley, Emmanuelle Chriqui

Released: 2008

Directed by: Darnell Martin

Cadillac Records is a 2008 musical biopic written and directed by Darnell Martin. The film explores the musical era from the early 1940s to the late 1960s, chronicling the life of the ...more

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Milla Jovovich, Vera Farmiga, Adrien Brody

Released: 2003

Directed by: Greg Pritikin

Dummy is a 2002 comedy-drama film written and directed by Greg Pritikin. It stars Adrien Brody, Milla Jovovich, Illeana Douglas, Vera Farmiga and Jared Harris. The film had its premiere on ...more
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Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac

Released: 2009

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

Splice is a 2009 Canadian-French science fiction horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali and starring Adrien Brody, Sarah Polley, and Delphine Chanéac. The story concerns experiments in ...more

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Gerard Butler, Brendan Gleeson, Adrien Brody

Released: 2002

Directed by: Elie Chouraqui

Harrison's Flowers is a 2001 French film by Elie Chouraqui. It stars, among others, Andie MacDowell, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson, Adrien Brody, Marie Trintignant, Gerard Butler and David ...more
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Adrien Brody, Caroline Dhavernas, Adrian Holmes

Released: 2011

Directed by: Michael Greenspan

Wrecked is a Canadian thriller film, directed by Michael Greenspan, written by Christopher Dodd, produced by Kyle Mann and starring Adrien Brody. It was released by IFC Midnight Films on April ...more
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Pam Grier, Adrien Brody, Michaela Conlin

Released: 2001

Directed by: Peter Sehr

On the heels of his Academy Award triumph, 2002 Best Actor Oscar® winner Adrien Brody (The Pianist, The Thin Red Line) is electrifying as Jack, a dark hearted, smooth operating con-man with ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Ashley Judd, Tommy Lee Jones

Released: 1994

Directed by: Oliver Stone

Natural Born Killers is a 1994 American film directed by Oliver Stone starring Woody Harrelson, Juliette Lewis, Robert Downey, Jr., Tom Sizemore and Tommy Lee Jones. The film was released in the ...more

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Hayden Panettiere, Christopher Walken, Hilary Swank

Released: 2001

Directed by: Charles Shyer

The Affair of the Necklace is a 2001 American historical drama film directed by Charles Shyer. The screenplay by John Sweet is based on what became known as the Affair of the Diamond Necklace, ...more

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Penélope Cruz, Adrien Brody, Santiago Segura

Released: 2008

Directed by: Menno Meyjes

Manolete, also known as The Passion Within in the United Kingdom, Blood and Passion in Canada, and A Matador's Mistress in the United States, is a 2008 biopic of bullfighter Manuel Laureano ...more
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Matthew McConaughey, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1994

Directed by: William Dear

Angels in the Outfield is a 1994 remake of the 1951 film of the same name. The film stars Danny Glover, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, and features several future stars, including Joseph ...more

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Misha Collins, Adrien Brody, Bebe Neuwirth

Released: 1999

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Liberty Heights is a 1999 comedy-drama by writer-director Barry Levinson. The film is a semi-autobiographical account of his childhood growing up in Baltimore in the 1950s. It is the fourth of ...more

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