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The Best Brad Pitt Movies

Updated March 22, 2021 28.2k votes 4.5k voters 166.9k views52 items

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This is a list of the best Brad Pitt movies, ranked best to worst - with movie trailers when available. Brad Pitt's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. A young Brad Pitt turned heads as Susan Sarandon's often shirtless love interest in Thelma & Louise. Unlike many lists, this Brad Pitt filmography goes beyond the top 10. While Brad Pitt has never won an Oscar for acting as of 2018, he's played beloved characters like Tyler Durden in Fight Club, Rusty Ryan in the Ocean's 11 franchise, Achilles in Troy, and Billy Beane in Moneyball. The order of these top Brad Pitt movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Brad Pitt movies will be at the top of the list. If you and a friend are arguing about if he is better in Inglourious Basterds or Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, then use this list of the most entertaining Brad Pitt films to end the squabble once and for all.

What are the best Brad Pitt movies? What are the greatest Brad Pitt roles of all time? Are Brad Pitt's recent films as good as his early ones? The greatest Brad Pitt performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. If you think the best Brad Pitt role isn't at the top, then vote it up so it has the chance to become number one.

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    Fight Club

    Brad Pitt, Jared Leto

    Character: Tyler Durden

    Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The...  more

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    Seven

    Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Character: David Mills

    Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars...  more

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    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Character: Lt. Aldo Raine

    Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by...  more

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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Character: Benjamin Button

    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by...  more

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    Fury

    Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf

    Character: Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier

    Fury is a 2014 American film directed by David Ayer. A grizzled tank commander (Brad Pitt)...  more

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    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt

    Character: Cliff Booth

    Awards: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A...  more

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    Moneyball

    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill

    Character: Billy Beane

    Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a...  more

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    Legends of the Fall

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Character: Tristan Ludlow

    Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring...  more

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    Snatch

    Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro

    Character: Mickey O'Neil

    Snatch is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast....  more

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    A River Runs Through It

    Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt

    Character: Paul Maclean

    A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig...  more

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    Character: Louis de Pointe du Lac

    Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American romantic horror film...  more

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    Ocean's Eleven

    Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts

    Character: Rusty Ryan

    Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film...  more

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    Meet Joe Black

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Character: Young Man in Coffee Shop / The Death as "Joe Black"

    Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed...  more

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    Troy

    Brad Pitt, Eric Bana

    Character: Achilles

    Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's...  more

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    12 Monkeys

    Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis

    Character: Jeffrey Goines

    Awards: Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

    12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by...  more

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    World War Z

    Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox

    Character: Gerry Lane

    This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The...  more

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    Sleepers

    Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro

    Character: Michael Sullivan

    Sleepers is a 1996 American legal drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry...  more

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    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon

    Character: J.D.

    Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley...  more

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    Mr. & Mrs. Smith

    Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt

    Character: John Smith

    Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored...  more

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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Character: Floyd

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino....  more

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    Seven Years in Tibet

    Brad Pitt, David Thewlis

    Character: Heinrich Harrer

    Seven Years in Tibet is a 1997 British-American biographical drama film based on the 1952 book...  more
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    Character: Jesse James

    This film is a 2007 American western drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik....  more

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    Spy Game

    Brad Pitt, Robert Redford

    Character: Tom Bishop

    Spy Game is a 2001 American spy film directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and...  more

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    Babel

    Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett

    Character: Richard Jones

    Babel is a 2006 American-Mexican-French drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and...  more
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    Burn After Reading

    Brad Pitt, George Clooney

    Character: Chad Feldheimer

    Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel...  more

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