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The Best Bruce Dern Movies

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List of the best Bruce Dern movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Bruce Dern'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 Bruce Dern movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Bruce Dern movies will be at the top of the list. Bruce Dern has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Bruce Dern movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Bruce Dern films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

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    Silent Running

    Bruce Dern, Ron Rifkin
    Silent Running is a 1972 environmentally-themed American science fiction film starring Bruce...  more

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    #997 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies#102 of 180 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies

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    Hang 'Em High

    Clint Eastwood, Dennis Hopper
    Hang 'Em High is a 1968 American Western film directed by Ted Post and produced and co-written...  more

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    #101 of 175 The Best Movies Of The '60s#11 of 45 The Best Movies Starring Clint Eastwood

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    Support Your Local Sheriff!

    James Garner, Bruce Dern
    Support Your Local Sheriff! is a 1969 American Technicolor comedic western film distributed by...  more

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    #312 of 923 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#84 of 400 The Best Western Movies Ever Made

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    Coming Home

    Jane Fonda, Jon Voight
    Coming Home is a 1978 drama film directed by Hal Ashby and starring Jane Fonda, Jon Voight and...  more

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    #112 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#300 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

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    Last Man Standing

    Bruce Willis, Christopher Walken
    Last Man Standing is a 1996 American action thriller film written and directed by Walter Hill...  more

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    #6 of 14 14 Surprisingly Nuanced Bruce Willis Performances#378 of 626 The Greatest Action Movies Of All Time

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    The Driver

    Bruce Dern, Isabelle Adjani
    The Driver is a 1978 crime film written and directed by Walter Hill, starring Ryan O'Neal,...  more

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    #397 of 552 The Best '70s Movies#45 of 125 The Best '70s Action Movies

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    Monster

    Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci
    Monster is a 2003 drama film about Aileen Wuornos, who was executed in Florida in 2002 for...  more

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    #36 of 301 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#14 of 57 The Best Scary Movies Based on True Stories

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    The Great Gatsby

    Robert Redford, Mia Farrow
    The Great Gatsby is a 1974 American romantic drama film distributed by Newdon Productions and...  more
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    Black Sunday

    Terry Bradshaw, Bruce Dern
    Black Sunday is a 1977 American thriller film directed by John Frankenheimer, based on Thomas...  more
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    The King of Marvin Gardens

    Jack Nicholson, Ellen Burstyn
    The King of Marvin Gardens is a 1972 American drama film. It stars Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern,...  more
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    Harry Tracy, Desperado

    Bruce Dern, Gordon Lightfoot
    Harry Tracy, Desperado is a 1982 Canadian drama/western film starring Bruce Dern and Helen...  more
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    Posse

    Kirk Douglas, Bruce Dern
    Posse is a 1975 American Western film, produced by, directed by and starring Kirk Douglas. The...  more
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    Mulholland Falls

    Jennifer Connelly, Nick Nolte
    Mulholland Falls is a 1996 American neo-noir thriller film directed by Lee Tamahori and...  more
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    The Wild Angels

    Bruce Dern, Peter Fonda
    The Wild Angels is a 1966 Roger Corman film, made on location in Southern California. The Wild...  more
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    Marnie

    Sean Connery, Alfred Hitchcock
    Marnie is a 1964 psychological thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The screenplay by Jay...  more

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    Hush… Hush, Sweet Charlotte

    Bette Davis, Joan Crawford
    Hush... Hush, Sweet Charlotte is a 1964 American thriller film directed and produced by Robert...  more

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    #53 of 85 Great Movies About Furious Women Out for Revenge#5 of 88 The Best Bette Davis Movies

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    Small Soldiers

    Sarah Michelle Gellar, Kirsten Dunst
    Small Soldiers is a 1998 American science fiction action film directed by Joe Dante. The film...  more

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    That Championship Season

    Martin Sheen, Robert Mitchum
    That Championship Season is Jason Miller's 1982 film version of his 1973 Pulitzer Prize...  more
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    Wild River

    Bruce Dern, Montgomery Clift
    Wild River is a 1960 film directed by Elia Kazan starring Montgomery Clift, Lee Remick, Jo Van...  more
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    The Laughing Policeman

    Bruce Dern, Louis Gossett
    The Laughing Policeman is an American police procedural film loosely based on the novel The...  more
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    Django

    Franco Nero, José Bódalo
    Django is a 1966 Italian Spaghetti Western film directed by Sergio Corbucci and starring...  more
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    The Haunting

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Liam Neeson
    The Haunting is a 1999 remake of the 1963 horror film of the same name. Both films are based...  more

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    #67 of 114 The Best Horror Movie Franchises#222 of 718 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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    The Cowboys

    John Wayne, Bruce Dern
    The Cowboys is a 1972 Western motion picture starring John Wayne, Roscoe Lee Browne, Slim...  more

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    #325 of 451 The Best Movies For Guys#551 of 557 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time

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    1969

    Robert Downey Jr., Winona Ryder
    1969 is a 1988 drama film starring Robert Downey, Jr., Kiefer Sutherland, and Winona Ryder. It...  more
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    Psych-Out

    Jack Nicholson, Bruce Dern
    Psych-Out is a counterculture-era feature film about hippies, psychedelic music, and...  more