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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 as of 2015, 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 his best work, 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 upvote it 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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Seven is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman 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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Fight Club is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Jared Leto, Helena Bonham Carter 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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Legends of the Fall is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond 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 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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Ocean's Eleven is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney 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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Troy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Diane Kruger, Rose Byrne Troy is a 2004 American epic war film written by David Benioff and directed by Wolfgang Petersen. It is loosely based on Homer's Iliad, which narrates the story of the 10 year Trojan War. ...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 Snatch is a 2000 crime comedy film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, featuring an ensemble cast. Set in the London criminal underworld, the film contains two intertwined plots: one dealing ...more

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Interview with the Vampire: Th... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Kirsten Dunst 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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The Curious Case of Benjamin B... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning 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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12 Monkeys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Bruce Willis, Christopher Plummer 12 Monkeys, also known as Twelve Monkeys, is a 1995 American science fiction film directed by Terry Gilliam, inspired by Chris Marker's 1962 short film La Jetée, and starring Bruce ...more

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Moneyball is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright Moneyball is an American 2011 biographical sports drama film directed by Bennett Miller from a screenplay by Steven Zaillian and Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on Michael Lewis's 2003 ...more

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Sleepers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Dustin Hoffman Sleepers is a 1996 American legal crime 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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A River Runs Through It is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 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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Thelma & Louise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American crime drama film, written by Callie Khouri and directed by Ridley Scott. It stars Geena Davis as Thelma and Susan Sarandon as Louise, two friends who ...more

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World War Z is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Benjamin2 added Brad Pitt, Matthew Fox, David Morse World War Z 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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Meet Joe Black is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani 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, loosely based on the ...more

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The Assassination of Jesse Jam... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Zooey Deschanel, Jeremy Renner The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford is a 2007 American western drama film written and directed by Andrew Dominik. Adaptated from Ron Hansen's 1983 novel of the same name, ...more

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson True Romance is a 1993 American romantic crime film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast ...more

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison 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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Kalifornia is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, David Duchovny, Juliette Lewis Kalifornia is a 1993 American road thriller film directed by Dominic Sena and starring Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, David Duchovny, and Michelle Forbes. The film focuses on a graduate student and ...more

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Ocean's Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Al Pacino Ocean's Thirteen is a 2007 American comedy heist film directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring an ensemble cast. It is the third and final film in the Soderbergh series following the 2004 ...more

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Ocean's Twelve is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, George Clooney Ocean's Twelve is a 2004 American comedy heist film, which acts as the sequel to 2001's Ocean's Eleven. Like its predecessor, which was a remake of the 1960 heist film Ocean's 11, the film was ...more

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Babel is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Elle Fanning Babel is a 2006 American-Mexican-French drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu and written by Guillermo Arriaga, starring an ensemble cast. The multi-narrative ...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 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 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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Fury is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman Fury is a 2014 American war 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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Seven Years in Tibet is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, David Thewlis, B. D. Wong Seven Years in Tibet is a 1997 British-American biographical war drama film based on the 1952 book of the same name written by Austrian mountaineer Heinrich Harrer on his experiences in Tibet ...more

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The Tree of Life is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and ...more

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The Mexican is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Gene Hackman The Mexican is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski and starring Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts, with a plot that is a mixture of romantic comedy, thriller and road movie. The ...more

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The Devil's Own is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Julia Stiles The Devil's Own is a 1997 American action thriller film starring Harrison Ford, Brad Pitt, Rubén Blades, Natascha McElhone, Julia Stiles and Treat Williams. It was the final film directed ...more

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MegaMind is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Tina Fey, Will Ferrell Megamind is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated superhero comedy film directed by Tom McGrath. It was produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film premiered ...more

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The Big Short is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling The Big Short is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by Adam McKay, based on the 2010 book by Michael Lewis about the 2007-2008 financial crisis. A group of investors bet ...more

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Killing Them Softly is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
wiabux added Brad Pitt, James Gandolfini, Ray Liotta Killing Them Softly is a 2012 American neo-noir crime film directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Brad Pitt, based on the 1974 novel Cogan's Trade by George V. Higgins. On May 22, 2012, the ...more

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Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Se... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Catherine Zeta-Jones Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas is a 2003 American animated swashbuckling fantasy comedy adventure film produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by DreamWorks Pictures, using ...more

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Cool World is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne Cool World is a 1992 American live-action/animated fantasy film directed by Ralph Bakshi, and starring Kim Basinger, Gabriel Byrne and Brad Pitt. It tells the story of a cartoonist who finds ...more

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The Dark Side of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Guy Boyd, Cheryl Pollak The Dark Side of the Sun is a 1988 American - Yugoslavian drama film starring a young Brad Pitt about a young man in search of a cure for a dreaded skin disease. It is directed by Božidar ...more

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Too Young to Die? is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Juliette Lewis, Michael O'Keefe Amanda was forced into prostitution in order to survive and addicted to drugs in order to cope.  She becomes the accessory to the brutal murder of her ex-lover.  The state wants Amanda ...more

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Johnny Suede is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Samuel L. Jackson, Tina Louise Johnny Suede is the 1991 film directorial debut of writer-director Tom DiCillo and starred Brad Pitt and Catherine Keener with early appearances from Samuel L. Jackson and Nick Cave.

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By the Sea is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Anglina Jolie, Brad Pitt By the Sea is a 2015 American romantic drama film written and directed by Angelina Jolie. In the 1970s, in France, an American couple, former dancer Vanessa (Angelina Jolie) and her husband ...more

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The Counselor is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Cameron Diaz, Brad Pitt, Penélope Cruz The Counselor is a 2013 British-American crime thriller film directed by Ridley Scott and written by Cormac McCarthy. It stars Michael Fassbender as the eponymous Counselor—who gets in over his ...more

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Across the Tracks is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Ricky Schroder, Jack McGee Across the Tracks is a 1991 American independent film drama about track and field. It was directed and written by Sandy Tung.

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No Man's Land is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Charlie Sheen, Randy Quaid No Man's Land is a 1987 crime film written by Dick Wolf and directed by Peter Werner, starring D. B. Sweeney, Charlie Sheen and Randy Quaid. Brad Pitt made his acting debut in this film as an ...more

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The Favor is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Bill Pullman, Larry Miller The Favor is a 1994 romantic comedy film directed by Donald Petrie and written by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon. It stars Harley Jane Kozak, Elizabeth McGovern, Bill Pullman, Brad Pitt and ...more

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Cutting Class is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Roddy McDowall, Martin Mull Cutting Class is a 1989 slasher film and dark comedy directed by Rospo Pallenberg and written by Steve Slavkin. The film was Brad Pitt's first major role.

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12 Years a Slave is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch 12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free ...more

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Allied is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Marion Cotillard, Jared Harris Allied is a 2016 World War II romantic thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Steven Knight. It stars Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard as an intelligence officer and resistance ...more

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War Machine is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Brad Pitt Movies
Brad Pitt, Anthony Michael Hall, Anthony Hayes War Machine is a 2017 American satirical war film directed by David Michôd, based on the nonfiction book The Operators by Michael Hastings. An idiosyncratic general (Brad Pitt) confronts ...more