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The Best Bradley Cooper Movies

Updated October 16, 2019 9.9k votes 2.2k voters 156.2k views37 items

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List of the best Bradley Cooper movies, ranked best to worst. Before he became an Oscar-nominated actor, Bradley Cooper actually appeared on a 1999 episode of Inside the Actor's Studio, asking Sean Penn a question about his success. Bradley Cooper's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Bradley Cooper movies list is decided by how many votes each film receive, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top.

If you think the best Bradley Cooper role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Bradley Cooper performances don't always come from the best movies so keep that in mind as you vote. 

This list is made up of films like Silver Linings Playbook and The Hangover and answers the questions, "What are the best Bradley Cooper movies?" and "What are the greatest Bradley Cooper roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Cooper's dramatic work, you might also enjoy our list of best Jennifer Lawrence movies and best Ryan Gosling movies.

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    American Sniper

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2014

    Directed byClint Eastwood

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    The Hangover

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper

    Released2009

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    The Hangover is a 2009 American comedy film, co-produced and directed by Todd Phillips and written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. It is the first film of The Hangover trilogy. The film stars Bradley...  more

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    A Star Is Born

    Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga

    Released2018

    Directed byBradley Cooper

    A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical romantic drama film directed by Bradley Cooper. A movie star (Cooper) helps a young singer/actress (Stefani Germanotta) find fame, even as age and personal...  more

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    Silver Linings Playbook

    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

    Released2012

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film stars...  more

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    Limitless

    Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

    Released2011

    Directed byNeil Burger

    Limitless is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Neil Burger and starring Bradley Cooper, Abbie Cornish, and Robert De Niro. It is based on the novel The Dark Fields by Alan Glynn....  more

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    The Hangover Part II

    Mike Tyson, Bradley Cooper

    Released2011

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    The Hangover 2 is a 2011 comedy film directed by Todd Phillips....  more

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    Wedding Crashers

    Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

    Wedding Crashers is a 2005 American comedy film directed by David Dobkin. John Beckwith (Owen Wilson) and Jeremy Grey (Vince Vaughn), a pair of committed womanizers who sneak into weddings to take...  more

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    The A-Team

    Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper

    Released2010

    Directed byJoe Carnahan

    The A-Team is a 2010 American action-comedy film based on the television series of the same name created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell. Co-written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the film stars...  more

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    American Hustle

    Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams

    Released2013

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and early...  more

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    Guardians of the Galaxy

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2014

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad guys" who...  more

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    Burnt

    Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller

    Released2015

    Directed byJohn Wells

    Burnt is a 2015 American drama film directed by John Wells. After cleaning up his drug habits, hotheaded chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) returns to London, determined to redeem himself by...  more
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    The Hangover Part III

    Bradley Cooper, Heather Graham

    Released2013

    Directed byTodd Phillips

    The Hangover Part III is a 2013 American comedy film produced by Legendary Pictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the sequel to 2009's The Hangover and 2011's The Hangover Part II,...  more
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    He's Just Not That Into You

    Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2009

    Directed byKen Kwapis

    He's Just Not That into You is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Ken Kwapis, based on the self-help book by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo. This Baltimore-set movie of...  more

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    The Place Beyond the Pines

    Eva Mendes, Bradley Cooper

    Released2012

    Directed byDerek Cianfrance

    The Place Beyond the Pines is a 2012 drama film directed by Derek Cianfrance. In 1997, Luke Glanton (Gosling) is a motorcycle stuntman. In Schenectady, New York, Luke reunites with his ex-lover...  more
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    Failure to Launch

    Zooey Deschanel, Sarah Jessica Parker

    Released2006

    Directed byTom Dey

    Failure to Launch is a 2006 American romantic comedy film. In the movie a 35-year-old man lives in the home of his parents and shows no interest in leaving the comfortable life his parents,...  more

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    Yes Man

    Zooey Deschanel, Jim Carrey

    Released2008

    Directed byPeyton Reed

    Yes Man is a 2008 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Peyton Reed, written by Nicholas Stoller, Jarrad Paul, and Andrew Mogel and starring Jim Carrey. The film is based loosely on the...  more
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    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana

    Released2017

    Directed byJames Gunn

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as...  more

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    Joy

    Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro

    Released2015

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. A divorced mother (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty....  more
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    All About Steve

    Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper

    Released2009

    Directed byPhil Traill

    All About Steve is a 2009 American comedy film directed by Phil Traill that stars Sandra Bullock, Thomas Haden Church, and Bradley Cooper as the eponymous Steve. The film was panned by critics and is...  more
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    War Dogs

    Alastair Duncan, Vincent Riotta

    Released1994

    Directed byStelvio Massi

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    Valentine's Day

    Jessica Alba, Taylor Swift

    Released2010

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Valentine's Day is a 2010 American romantic comedy film directed by Garry Marshall. The screenplay and the story were written by Katherine Fugate, Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein. The film consists of...  more

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    Hit and Run

    Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper

    Released2012

    Directed byDax Shepard, David Palmer

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    Bending All the Rules

    Bradley Cooper, Wade Boggs

    Released2002

    Directed byMorgan Klein, Peter Knight

    Bending All the Rules is a 2002 American drama romance film starring Bradley Cooper. the film was written and directed by Morgan Klein and Peter Knight....  more