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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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Friendly Persuasion Gary Cooper, Anthony Perkins, Dorothy McGuire Friendly Persuasion is a 1956 Civil War film starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton and Phyllis Love. The screenplay was adapted by Michael Wilson ...more

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High Noon Grace Kelly, Gary Cooper, Lee Van Cleef High Noon is a 1952 American Western film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Gary Cooper. In nearly real time, the film tells the story of a town marshal forced to face a gang of killers by ...more

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Sergeant York Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Joan Leslie Sergeant York is a 1941 biographical film about the life of Alvin York, one of the most-decorated American soldiers of World War I. It was directed by Howard Hawks and was the highest-grossing ...more

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Mr. Deeds Goes to Town Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Lionel Stander Mr. Deeds Goes to Town is a 1936 American screwball comedy film directed by Frank Capra, starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur in her first featured role. Based on the 1935 short story Opera Hat ...more

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The Westerner Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Dana Andrews The Westerner is a 1940 American film directed by William Wyler and starring Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, and Doris Davenport. Written by Niven Busch, Stuart N. Lake, and Jo Swerling, the film ...more

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Meet John Doe Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan Meet John Doe is a 1941 American comedy drama film directed and produced by Frank Capra, and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. The film is about a "grassroots" political ...more

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The Pride of the Yankees Babe Ruth, Gary Cooper, Bill Dickey The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 American film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Teresa Wright, and Walter Brennan. It is a tribute to the legendary New York Yankees first baseman ...more

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Ball of Fire Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper, Dana Andrews Ball of Fire is a 1941 American screwball comedy film directed by Howard Hawks and starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. This Samuel Goldwyn Productions film concerns a group of professors ...more

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Beau Geste Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Ray Milland Beau Geste is a 1939 Paramount Pictures action/adventure motion picture starring Gary Cooper, Ray Milland, Robert Preston, Brian Donlevy, and Susan Hayward. Directed and produced by William A. ...more

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For Whom the Bell Tolls Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Yvonne De Carlo For Whom the Bell Tolls is a 1943 American film produced and directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, Akim Tamiroff, and Joseph Calleia. Written by Dudley Nichols and based ...more

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Man of the West Gary Cooper, Lee J. Cobb, Julie London Man of the West is a 1958 western film starring Gary Cooper and directed by Anthony Mann. The screenplay, written by Reginald Rose, is based on the novel The Border Jumpers by Will C. Brown.

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Vera Cruz Gary Cooper, Burt Lancaster, Charles Bronson Vera Cruz is a 1954 American Western theatrical film starring Gary Cooper and Burt Lancaster, and featuring Denise Darcel, Sara Montiel, Cesar Romero, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson and Jack ...more

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A Farewell to Arms Gary Cooper, Helen Hayes, Adolphe Menjou A Farewell to Arms is a 1932 American romance drama film directed by Frank Borzage and starring Helen Hayes, Gary Cooper, and Adolphe Menjou. Based on the 1929 semi-autobiographical novel A ...more

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Love in the Afternoon Audrey Hepburn, Gary Cooper, Maurice Chevalier Love in the Afternoon is a 1957 American romantic comedy film produced and directed by Billy Wilder which stars Audrey Hepburn and Gary Cooper. The screenplay by Wilder and I.A.L. Diamond is ...more

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Morocco Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, Adolphe Menjou Morocco is a 1930 American romance drama film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Gary Cooper, Marlene Dietrich, and Adolphe Menjou. Based on the novel Amy Jolly by Benno Vigny and ...more

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The Hanging Tree Gary Cooper, George C. Scott, Karl Malden The Hanging Tree is a 1959 movie directed by Delmer Daves. Karl Malden took over directing duties for several days when Daves fell ill. The film stars Gary Cooper, Maria Schell, George C. Scott ...more

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The Plainsman Gary Cooper, Anthony Quinn, Jean Arthur The Plainsman is a 1936 American Western film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and starring Gary Cooper and Jean Arthur. The film presents a highly fictionalized account of the adventures and ...more

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The Lives of a Bengal Lancer Gary Cooper, J. Carrol Naish, Monte Blue The Lives of a Bengal Lancer is a 1935 American adventure-romantic-comedy film loosely adapted from the 1930 book of the same name by British-Indian author Francis Yeats-Brown. The film is a ...more

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Desire Marlene Dietrich, Gary Cooper, William Frawley Desire is an American romantic drama film released in 1936 and directed by Frank Borzage. It was produced by Borzage and Ernst Lubitsch. The picture is a remake of the 1933 German film Die ...more

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They Came to Cordura Rita Hayworth, Gary Cooper, Tab Hunter They Came to Cordura is a 1959 Western film co-written and directed by Robert Rossen, starring Gary Cooper and Rita Hayworth, and featuring Van Heflin, Tab Hunter, Richard Conte, Michael Callan, ...more

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Unconquered Gary Cooper, Boris Karloff, Paulette Goddard Unconquered is a 1947 adventure film produced and directed by Cecil B. DeMille, released by Paramount Pictures, and starring Gary Cooper and Paulette Goddard. The film depicts the violent ...more

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North West Mounted Police Gary Cooper, Paulette Goddard, Lon Chaney "Set in the historical Riel rebellion, a Texas Ranger helps the Mounties so he can capture a murderer; but the Mountie gets the woman. In 1885 Dan Duroc (Akim Tamiroff) and Jacques Corbeau ...more

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The Fountainhead Gary Cooper, Raymond Massey, Patricia Neal The Fountainhead is a 1949 American film directed by King Vidor, based on the best-selling book of the same name by Ayn Rand, who wrote the screenplay adaptation. The film and novel are ...more

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The Cowboy and the Lady Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan, Merle Oberon The Cowboy and the Lady is a 1938 American western romantic comedy film directed by H.C. Potter, and starring Gary Cooper and Merle Oberon. Written by S.N. Behrman and Sonya Levien, based on a ...more

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Distant Drums Gary Cooper, Ray Teal, Richard Webb Distant Drums is a 1951 "Florida Western" film directed by Raoul Walsh and starring Gary Cooper. It is set during the Second Seminole War in the 1840s, with Cooper playing an Army ...more

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Design for Living Gary Cooper, Fredric March, Edward Everett Horton Design for Living is a 1933 American pre-Code comedy film produced and directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Fredric March, Gary Cooper, and Miriam Hopkins. Based on the 1932 play Design for ...more

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The Virginian Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, Randolph Scott The Virginian is a 1929 Western film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Gary Cooper, Walter Huston, and Richard Arlen. The film was based on the 1902 novel The Virginian by Owen Wister and ...more

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Garden of Evil Gary Cooper, Susan Hayward, Rita Moreno Garden of Evil is a Western film about three somewhat disreputable 19th-century soldiers of fortune, played by Gary Cooper, Richard Widmark, and Cameron Mitchell, who are hired by a woman, ...more

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Along Came Jones Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, Dan Duryea Along Came Jones is a 1945 Western comedy film starring Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, and Dan Duryea, in which Cooper mercilessly spoofs his own slow-talking cowboy persona. The ...more

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Saratoga Trunk Ingrid Bergman, Gary Cooper, Flora Robson Saratoga Trunk is a 1945 American romantic drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gary Cooper, Ingrid Bergman, and Flora Robson. Written by Casey Robinson, and based on the novel Saratoga ...more

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The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell Elizabeth Montgomery, Gary Cooper, Rod Steiger The Court-Martial of Billy Mitchell is a 1955 film directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gary Cooper as Billy Mitchell, Charles Bickford, Ralph Bellamy, Rod Steiger and Elizabeth Montgomery in ...more

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Wings Gary Cooper, Clara Bow, Hedda Hopper Wings is a 1927 American silent war film set during the First World War produced by Lucien Hubbard, directed by William A. Wellman and released by Paramount Pictures. It stars Clara Bow, Charles ...more

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Springfield Rifle Gary Cooper, Alan Hale, Jr. Springfield Rifle is a western film, directed by André de Toth and released by Warner Bros. Pictures in 1952. The film is set during the American Civil War and stars Gary Cooper, with ...more

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Ten North Frederick Gary Cooper, Suzy Parker, Geraldine Fitzgerald Ten North Frederick is a 1958 American drama film in CinemaScope starring Gary Cooper, written and directed by Philip Dunne. The screenplay is based on the 1955 novel of the same name by John

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The Wreck of the Mary Deare Charlton Heston, Richard Harris, Gary Cooper The Wreck of the Mary Deare is a 1959 Metrocolor British-American thriller film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Gary Cooper, Charlton Heston, Michael Redgrave, Cecil Parker, Richard ...more

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The Story of Dr. Wassell Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso The Story of Dr. Wassell is a 1944 American Technicolor World War II film set in the Dutch East Indies, directed by Cecil B. DeMille, and starring Gary Cooper, Laraine Day, Signe Hasso and ...more

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Fighting Caravans Gary Cooper, Eugene Pallette, Ernest Torrence Fighting Caravans is a 1931 American Western film directed by Otto Brower and David Burton and starring Gary Cooper, Lili Damita, and Ernest Torrence. Based on the 1929 novel Fighting Caravans ...more

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife David Niven, Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is a 1938 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and starring Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper. The film is based on the ...more

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The Adventures of Marco Polo Lana Turner, Gary Cooper, Basil Rathbone The Adventures of Marco Polo is a 1938 drama-adventure genre film, and one of the most elaborate and costly of Samuel Goldwyn's productions.

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Task Force Gary Cooper, Jane Wyatt, Stanley Ridges Task Force is a war film filmed in black-and-white with some Technicolor sequences about the development of U.S. aircraft carriers from the USS Langley to the USS Franklin. Although Robert ...more

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You're in the Navy Now Gary Cooper, Charles Bronson, Eddie Albert You're in the Navy Now is a Hollywood film released in 1951 by Twentieth Century Fox about the United States Navy in the first months of World War II. Its initial release was titled USS ...more

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Dallas Gary Cooper, Raymond Massey, Barbara Payton Dallas is a film directed by Stuart Heisler released on December 30, 1950.

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The Naked Edge Gary Cooper, Deborah Kerr, Peter Cushing The Naked Edge is a 1961 thriller film starring Gary Cooper and Deborah Kerr. The movie was a British-American co-production distributed by United Artists, directed by Michael Anderson and ...more

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The Real Glory David Niven, Gary Cooper, Broderick Crawford The Real Glory is a 1939 Samuel Goldwyn Productions action film starring Gary Cooper, David Niven, and Broderick Crawford released by United Artists in the weeks immediately following Nazi ...more

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Wild Horse Mesa Gary Cooper, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Wild Horse Mesa is a 1925 American Western silent film directed by George B. Seitz and starring Jack Holt, Noah Beery, Sr., Billie Dove, and Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. Based on the novel Wild Horse ...more

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The General Died at Dawn Gary Cooper, Madeleine Carroll, William Frawley The General Died at Dawn is a 1936 film that tells the story of a mercenary who meets a beautiful girl while trying to keep arms from getting to a vicious warlord in war-torn China. The movie ...more

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Now and Forever Shirley Temple, Gary Cooper, Carole Lombard Now and Forever is a 1934 American drama film directed by Henry Hathaway. The screenplay by Vincent Lawrence and Sylvia Thalberg was based on a story by Jack Kirkland and Melville Baker. The ...more

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Paramount on Parade Gary Cooper, Jean Arthur, Fay Wray Paramount on Parade is an all-star revue released by Paramount Pictures, directed by several directors including Edmund Goulding, Dorothy Arzner, Ernst Lubitsch, Rowland V. Lee, A. Edward ...more

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Cloak and Dagger Gary Cooper, Marc Lawrence, Lilli Palmer Cloak and Dagger is a 1946 film directed by Fritz Lang, starring Gary Cooper. Like 13 Rue Madeleine, it is a tribute to Office of Strategic Services operations in occupied Europe during World ...more

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It's a Big Country Janet Leigh, Gary Cooper, Gene Kelly It's a Big Country is a 1951 anthology film directed by 6 directors: Clarence Brown, John Sturges, Richard Thorpe, Charles Vidor, Don Weis, and William A. Wellman.