The Best Gary Cooper Movies

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

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

Items include everything from Sergeant York to Fighting Caravans.

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

Fritz Lang and John Ford are among those who directed Gary Cooper at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Gary Cooper your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy films lists too.

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  • High Noon
    1
    Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Katy Jurado
    253 votes
    • Released: 1952
    • Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
    Former marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) is preparing to leave the small town of Hadleyville, New Mexico, with his new bride, Amy (Grace Kelly), when he learns that local criminal Frank Miller has been ...more
  • Sergeant York
    2
    Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie
    259 votes
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Howard Hawks
    Prize-winning Tennessee marksman Alvin York (Gary Cooper), a recent convert to Christianity, finds himself torn between his non-violent beliefs and his desire to serve his country when recruited to ...more

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  • Friendly Persuasion
    3
    Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins
    224 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: William Wyler
    The patriarch of a peace-loving Quaker family, Jess Birdwell (Gary Cooper), begins to question his pacifist values when the Civil War moves toward his close-knit Indiana community. Meanwhile, Jess's ...more

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  • Meet John Doe
    4
    Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, Edward Arnold
    143 votes
    • Released: 1941
    • Directed by: Frank Capra
    A reporter writes a fictitious column about a man named "John Doe," who claims to despair at America's neglect of the little people and plans to kill himself. The newspaper then hires a ...more

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  • For Whom the Bell Tolls
    5
    Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Katina Paxinou
    139 votes
    • Released: 1943
    • Directed by: Sam Wood
    In this adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's popular novel, idealistic American Robert Jordan (Gary Cooper) travels to Spain to join the guerrilla forces opposing dictator Francisco Franco. Jordan, who ...more

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  • The Pride of the Yankees
    6
    Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, Walter Brennan
    187 votes
    • Released: 1942
    • Directed by: Sam Wood
    This moving biographical drama follows the life of revered baseball player Lou Gehrig (Gary Cooper). Championed by sportswriter Sam Blake (Walter Brennan), Gehrig eventually gets recruited by the New ...more

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