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The Best Javier Bardem Movies

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

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

Examples include The Detective and Death and Running Out of Time.

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    No Country for Old Men

    Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones
    No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel...  more

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    Skyfall

    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes
    Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel...  more

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    #66 of 92 The Most Rewatchable Action Movies#317 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made

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    The Sea Inside

    Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda
    The Sea Inside is a 2004 Spanish film written, produced, directed and scored by Alejandro...  more
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    Biutiful

    Javier Bardem, Sophie Evans
    Biutiful is a 2010 Mexican-Spanish drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Uxbal...  more
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    Goya's Ghosts

    Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem
    Goya's Ghosts is a 2006 Spanish-American film, directed by Miloš Forman, and written by him...  more
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    Before Night Falls

    Johnny Depp, Sean Penn
    Before Night Falls is a 2000 American drama film directed by Julian Schnabel. The screenplay...  more

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    The Dancer Upstairs

    John Malkovich, Javier Bardem
    The Dancer Upstairs is a 2002 Spanish-American crime thriller film directed by John Malkovich...  more
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    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Liev Schreiber, Javier Bardem
    Love in the Time of Cholera is a 2007 film directed by Mike Newell. Based on the novel of the...  more
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    Mondays In The Sun

    Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar
    Mondays in the Sun is a 2002 Spanish film directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and starring...  more
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the...  more

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    Collateral

    Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx
    Collateral is a 2004 American neo-noir film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written...  more

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    Eat Pray Love

    Julia Roberts, James Franco
    Eat Pray Love is a 2010 American romantic comedy-drama film starring Julia Roberts as...  more

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    #261 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks#11 of 24 The Best Movies About a Midlife Crisis in Women

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    Jamón Jamón

    Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
    Jamón Jamón is a 1992 Spanish comedy/drama film directed by Bigas Luna and starring Javier...  more
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    mother!

    Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem
    Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren...  more

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    Vicky Cristina Barcelona

    Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz
    Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody...  more

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    Ecstacy

    Javier Bardem, Federico Luppi
    Éxtasis is a 1996 Spanish drama film directed by Mariano Barroso. It was entered into the 46th...  more
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    Perdita Durango

    Javier Bardem, James Gandolfini
    Perdita Durango, released as Dance with the Devil in the United States, is a 1997 Spanish...  more
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    Mouth to Mouth

    Javier Bardem, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón
    Boca a boca is a 1995 Spanish film directed by Manuel Gómez Pereira....  more
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    Everybody Knows

    Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz
    Everybody Knows is a 2018 Spanish-French-Italian psychological thriller film directed by...  more
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    The Roads Not Taken

    Javier Bardem, Ellie Fanning
    The Roads Not Taken is a 2020 British-American drama film directed by Sally Potter. Leo...  more
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    Cold Pursuit

    Liam Neeson, Laura Dern
    Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland....  more
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    The Detective and Death

    Javier Bardem, Maria de Medeiros
    The Detective and Death is a 1994 thriller film written by Gonzalo Suárez, Azucena Rodríguez...
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    Don't Tempt Me

    Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
    Don't Tempt Me is a 2001 Mexican and Spanish co-production comedy film. The screenplay for the...  more
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    Running Out of Time

    Javier Bardem, Karra Elejalde
    Días contados is a 1994 Spanish film directed by Imanol Uribe, starring Javier Bardem, Candela...  more
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    Amo tu cama rica

    Javier Bardem, Ariadna Gil
    Amo tu cama rica is a 1992 comedy film directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro....