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

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

Examples of films on this list include The 24 Hour Woman and Silver City.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Chris Cooper movies?" and "What are the greatest Chris Cooper roles of all time?"

Joel Schumacher and Natalie Portman have both worked with Chris Cooper over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Movie fans who love Chris Cooper have also been known to enjoy films starring Ewan McGregor and Ben Foster.

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Matthew McConaughey, Kris Kristofferson, Frances McDormand Lone Star is a 1996 drama, mystery, romance film written and directed by John Sayles.

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Ryan Phillippe, Laura Linney, Chris Cooper Breach is a 2007 American historical and political thriller film directed by Billy Ray. The screenplay by Ray, Adam Mazer and William Rotko is based on the true story of Robert Hanssen, an FBI ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film, directed by Sam Mendes and written by Alan Ball. Kevin Spacey stars as Lester Burnham, an office worker who has a midlife crisis when he becomes ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Maggie Gyllenhaal Adaptation. is a 2002 American comedy-drama metafilm directed by Spike Jonze and written by Charlie Kaufman. The film is based on Susan Orlean's non-fiction book The Orchid Thief, with numerous ...more

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Sandra Bullock, Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey A Time to Kill is a 1996 drama film adaptation of John Grisham's 1989 novel of the same name, directed by Joel Schumacher. Matthew McConaughey, Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kevin ...more

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Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Cooper, Catherine Keener Capote is a 2005 biographical film about Truman Capote, following the events during the writing of Capote's non-fiction book In Cold Blood. Philip Seymour Hoffman won several awards, including ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Laura Dern, Chris Cooper October Sky is a 1999 American biographical film directed by Joe Johnston, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. It is based on the true story of Homer Hickam, a coal miner's ...more

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Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The film opened in theaters in the United States ...more

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Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss ...more

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Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction war film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the ...more

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Mark Ruffalo, Forest Whitaker, James Gandolfini Where the Wild Things Are is a 2009 fantasy drama film directed by Spike Jonze. Written by Jonze and Dave Eggers, it is adapted from Maurice Sendak's 1963 children's book of the same name. It ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Robert Redford The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays the title role, a talented ...more

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Maria Bello, Daryl Hannah, Tim Roth Silver City is a 2004 political satire and drama film. It was written and directed by John Sayles. Chris Cooper portrays an inept Republican gubernatorial candidate, a character that was noted ...more

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Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Selena Gomez The Muppets is a 2011 comedy film directed by James Bobin.

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Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Tommy Lee Jones The Company Men is an American drama film, written and directed by John Wells. It stars Ben Affleck, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones. It premiered at the 26th Sundance Film ...more

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George Clooney, Matt Damon, Amanda Peet Syriana is a 2005 geopolitical thriller film written and directed by Stephen Gaghan, and executive produced by George Clooney, who also stars in the film with an ensemble cast. Gaghan's ...more

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Jennifer Garner, Minka Kelly, Jamie Foxx The Kingdom is a 2007 action thriller directed by Peter Berg and starring Jamie Foxx, Chris Cooper, Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, and Ashraf Barhom, with Kyle Chandler, Jeremy Piven, Richard ...more

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James Earl Jones, Chris Cooper, Mary McDonnell Matewan is a 1987 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles, and starring Chris Cooper, James Earl Jones, Mary McDonnell and Will Oldham, with David Strathairn, Kevin Tighe and ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke Great Expectations is a 1998 contemporary film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth ...more

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Jim Carrey, Anna Kournikova, Renée Zellweger Me, Myself & Irene is a 2000 American comedy film directed by the Farrelly brothers, and starring Jim Carrey and Renée Zellweger. Chris Cooper, Robert Forster, Richard Jenkins, Daniel ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, John Krasinski Jarhead is a 2005 biographical drama war film based on U.S. Marine Anthony Swofford's 2003 memoir of the same name, directed by Sam Mendes, starring Jake Gyllenhaal as Swofford with Jamie Foxx, ...more

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Winona Ryder, John C. Reilly, Chris Cooper Boys is a 1996 American film starring Winona Ryder and Lukas Haas. The film was originally titled The Girl You Want. The film earned $516,350 in the United States box office. It is based on a ...more

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Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Christina Ricci New York, I Love You is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama anthology consisting of eleven short films, each by a different director. The short films all relate in some way to the subject of ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper Married Life is a 2007 American drama period film directed by Ira Sachs. The screenplay by Sachs and Oren Moverman is based on the 1953 novel Five Roundabouts to Heaven by John Bingham. Cast ...more

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Jennifer Lopez, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes Money Train is a 1995 American action film starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Jennifer Lopez as New York City transit cops and Robert Blake as their iron-fisted boss. After losing his ...more

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David Schwimmer, Emily Procter, Chris Cooper Breast Men is a 1997 American, semibiographical, dark comedy film; it was written by John Stockwell and directed by Lawrence O'Neil for HBO.

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Robert De Niro, Annette Bening, Martin Scorsese Guilty by Suspicion is a 1991 film about the Hollywood blacklist and associated activities stemming from McCarthyism and the House Un-American Activities Committee. Written and directed by Irwin ...more

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Gary Oldman, Kurt Russell, Ann-Margret Interstate 60: Episodes of The Road is a 2002 metaphysical comedy/drama road film starring James Marsden, Gary Oldman, Amy Smart, Christopher Lloyd, Chris Cooper and Kurt Russell, with a cameo ...more

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Pharaoh's Army Kris Kristofferson, Chris Cooper, Patricia Clarkson Union soldiers descend on the farm of a Confederate family and decide to stay until their wounds are healed. While the weary Union captain falls for the mother of the family, her son plots ...more

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Thousand Pieces of Gold Chris Cooper, Rosalind Chao, Will Oldham Thousand Pieces of Gold is a 1990 romance film directed by Nancy Kelly.

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert De Niro, Eliza Dushku This Boy's Life is a 1993 film adaptation of the memoir of the same name by American author Tobias Wolff. It is directed by Michael Caton-Jones and stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Tobias Wolff, ...more

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Chickadee Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Julie Kavner Chickadee is a 2011 drama film written by Lora Lee Ecobelli and Tom Ecobelli and directed by Arthur Allan Seidelman.

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Pierce Brosnan, Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin Remember Me is a 2010 American romantic coming of age drama film directed by Allen Coulter, and screenplay by Will Fetters. It stars Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin ...more

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Chris Cooper, Dane DeHaan, Garret Dillahunt Amigo is a 2010 American-Filipino drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The film takes place in the Philippines in 1900 during the Philippine–American War. It is one of only a small ...more

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Maggie Smith, Chris Cooper, Timothy Spall My House in Umbria is a 2003 HBO made-for-television movie, based on the novella of the same name by William Trevor and published along with another novella in the volume Two Lives. The film ...more

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Chris Cooper, Rosie Perez, Melissa Leo The 24 Hour Woman is a 1999 film directed and co-written by Nancy Savoca. The film was shot on location in New York City.

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Angela Bassett, Gina Gershon, Chris Cooper City of Hope is a 1991 American drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The film features Vincent Spano, Stephen Mendillo and Chris Cooper.

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Bed of Lies Chris Cooper, Susan Dey, Mary Kay Place Bed of Lies is a fact-based 1992 made-for-ABC television docudrama starring Susan Dey and Chris Cooper.

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Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Daniel Baldwin, Rene Auberjonois, Timothy Scott Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life is a 1992 Western film written by William D. Wittliff and directed by Peter Werner.

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Anna Kendrick, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon The Company You Keep is a 2012 political action thriller produced and directed by, and starring, Robert Redford. The script was written by Lem Dobbs based on the 2003 novel of the same name by ...more