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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.

Brad Pitt has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Quentin Tarantino and Martin Scorsese. Movie fans who love Brad Pitt have also been known to enjoy films starring George Clooney and Paul Newman.

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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 1999

Directed by: David Fincher

Fight Club is a 1999 film based on the 1996 novel of the same name by Chuck Palahniuk. The film was directed by David Fincher, and stars Brad Pitt, Edward Norton and Helena Bonham Carter. Norton ...more

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Seven is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman

Released: 1995

Directed by: David Fincher

Seven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin ...more

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Legends of the Fall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond

Released: 1994

Directed by: Edward Zwick

Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of ...more

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Inglourious Basterds is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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The Curious Case of Benj... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning

Released: 2008

Directed by: David Fincher

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is a 2008 American romantic fantasy drama film directed by David Fincher. The storyline by Eric Roth and Robin Swicord is loosely based on the 1922 short ...more

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Troy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Eric Bana, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2004

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Troy is a 2004 epic period war film directed by Wolfgang Petersen, loosely based on Homer's Iliad. After Paris smuggles Queen Helen to Troy, Achilles leads his Myrmidons along with the rest of ...more

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Snatch is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Benicio del Toro, Vinnie Jones

Released: 2000

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Snatch is a 2000 comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing with the search ...more

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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Ocean's Eleven is a 2001 American comedy heist film and the remake of the 1960 Rat Pack film of the same name. The 2001 film was directed by Steven Soderbergh and features an ensemble cast ...more

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Moneyball is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

Released: 2011

Directed by: Bennett Miller

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Interview with the Vampi... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst

Released: 1994

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles is a 1994 American romantic horror film directed by Neil Jordan, based on the 1976 novel Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, and starring ...more

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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1995

Directed by: Terry Gilliam

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A River Runs Through It ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Redford

A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the ...more

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Meet Joe Black is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani

Released: 1998

Directed by: Martin Brest

Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed by Martin Brest and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani. It was the second ...more

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Benjamin2 added Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse

Released: 2013

Directed by: Marc Forster

This film is a 2013 American apocalyptic action horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan, Drew Goddard, and Damon Lindelof is from a screen story by ...more

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

Released: 2005

Directed by: Doug Liman

Mr. & Mrs. Smith is a 2005 American action comedy film directed by Doug Liman. Bored upper-middle class married coupleJohn (Brad Pitt) and Jane Smith (Angelina Jolie) learn that they are ...more

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Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis

Released: 1991

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who embark on a road ...more

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Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Barry Levinson

Sleepers is a 1996 American legal drama film written, produced, and directed by Barry Levinson, and based on Lorenzo Carcaterra's 1995 novel of the same name.

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Fury is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman

Released: 2014

Directed by: David Ayer

Fury is a 2014 American film directed by David Ayer. A grizzled tank commander (Brad Pitt) makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tony Scott

True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis ...more

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The Assassination of Jes... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2007

Directed by: Andrew Dominik

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Seven Years in Tibet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B. D. Wong

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

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Ocean's Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino

Released: 2007

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

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Once Upon a Time in Holl... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie

Released: 2019

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is a 2019 crime thriller film directed by Quentin Tarantino. A TV actor (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stunt double (Brad Pitt) embark on an odyssey to make a name for ...more

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Burn After Reading is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, John Malkovich

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Burn After Reading is a 2008 black comedy film written, produced, edited and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. The film stars George Clooney, John Malkovich, Frances McDormand, Tilda Swinton, and ...more

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Spy Game is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Robert Redford, Charlotte Rampling

Released: 2001

Directed by: Tony Scott

Spy Game is a 2001 American spy film directed by Tony Scott and starring Robert Redford and Brad Pitt. The film grossed $62 million in the United States and $143 million worldwide and received ...more

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