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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.

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

Javier Bardem is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ron Howard, Martin Scorsese and Terrence Malick. If Javier Bardem movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Benicio del Toro and Geoffrey Rush too.

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No Country for Old Men ... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Mayhem ensue after a hunter (Josh Brolin) ...more

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Skyfall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Javier Bardem

Released: 2012

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel Craig in his third performance as James Bond, and Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva, the film's villain. It ...more

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The Sea Inside is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, Belén Rueda, Lola Dueñas

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

The Sea Inside is a 2004 Spanish film written, produced, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It is based on the real-life story of Ramón Sampedro, who was left quadriplegic ...more
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem

Released: 2008

Directed by: Woody Allen

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a 2008 romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The plot centers on two American women, Vicky and Cristina, who spend a summer in Barcelona ...more

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Biutiful is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, Sophie Evans, Dunia Montenegro

Released: 2010

Directed by: Alejandro González Iñárritu

Biutiful is a 2010 Mexican-Spanish drama film directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu. Uxbal (Javier Bardem) is a poor man living in Barcelona trying to look after his ...more
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Before Night Falls is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Johnny Depp, Sean Penn, Javier Bardem

Released: 2000

Directed by: Julian Schnabel

Before Night Falls is a 2000 American drama film directed by Julian Schnabel. The screenplay is based on the autobiography of the same name of Reinaldo Arenas, which was published in English in ...more

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Goya's Ghosts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem, Randy Quaid

Released: 2006

Directed by: Miloš Forman

Goya's Ghosts is a 2006 Spanish-American film, directed by Miloš Forman, and written by him and Jean-Claude Carrière. The film stars Natalie Portman, Javier Bardem and Stellan ...more
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The Dancer Upstairs is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
John Malkovich, Javier Bardem, Laura Morante

Released: 2002

Directed by: John Malkovich

The Dancer Upstairs is a 2002 Spanish-American crime thriller film directed by John Malkovich and starring Javier Bardem, Juan Diego Botto and Laura Morante. The film is an adaptation of the ...more
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Love in the Time of Chol... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Liev Schreiber, Javier Bardem, Laura Harring

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mike Newell

Love in the Time of Cholera is a 2007 film directed by Mike Newell. Based on the novel of the same name by Gabriel García Márquez, it tells the story of a love triangle between ...more

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Mondays In The Sun is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, Luis Tosar, Fernando Tejero

Released: 2002

Directed by: Fernando León de Aranoa

Mondays in the Sun is a 2002 Spanish film directed by Fernando León de Aranoa and starring Javier Bardem. The film depicts the degrading effects of unemployment on a group of men left ...more
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Collateral is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, Jason Statham

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michael Mann

Collateral is a 2004 American neo-noir film directed by Michael Mann from a screenplay written by Stuart Beattie, and starring Tom Cruise as a contract killer and Jamie Foxx as a taxi driver who ...more

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Eat Pray Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ryan Murphy

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Pirates of the Caribbean... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Geoffrey Rush
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is a 2017 fantasy swashbuckler film, and the fifth installment in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) is ...more
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Jamón Jamó... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Stefania Sandrelli

Released: 1992

Directed by: Bigas Luna

Jamón Jamón is a 1992 Spanish comedy/drama film directed by Bigas Luna and starring Javier Bardem, Jordi Mollà and Penélope Cruz in her debut film. It centres on a ...more
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Mother is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
mother! Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer

Released: 2017

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting ...more

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Ecstacy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Ecstacy Javier Bardem, Federico Luppi, Silvia Munt

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mariano Barroso

Éxtasis is a 1996 Spanish drama film directed by Mariano Barroso. It was entered into the 46th Berlin International Film Festival.
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Don't Tempt Me is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Elsa Pataky

Released: 2001

Directed by: Agustín Díaz Yanes

Don't Tempt Me is a 2001 Mexican and Spanish co-production comedy film. The screenplay for the film was written especially for Penélope Cruz and Victoria Abril by the award-winning ...more
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Perdita Durango is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, James Gandolfini, Rosie Perez

Released: 1997

Directed by: Álex de la Iglesia

Perdita Durango, released as Dance with the Devil in the United States, is a 1997 Spanish crime-drama film directed by Álex de la Iglesia, based on Barry Gifford's novel 59° and ...more
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Everybody Knows is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, Ricardo Darín

Released: 2019

Directed by: Asghar Farhadi

Everybody Knows is a 2018 Spanish-French-Italian psychological thriller film directed by Asghar Farhadi. A Spanish woman (Penélope Cruz) living in Buenos Aires returns with her children ...more
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The Roads Not Taken is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, Ellie Fanning, Laura Linney< Salma Hayek

Released: 2020

Directed by: Sally Potter

The Roads Not Taken is a 2020 British-American drama film directed by Sally Potter. Leo (Javier Bardem) and his daughter, Molly (Elle Fanning) grapple with the challenges of Leo's chaotic mind ...more
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Mouth to Mouth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Fernando Guillén Cuervo

Released: 1995

Directed by: Manuel Gómez Pereira

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Cold Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Liam Neeson, Laura Dern, Emmy Rossum

Released: 2019

Directed by: Hans Petter Moland

Cold Pursuit is a 2019 American action thriller film directed by Hans Petter Moland. Snowplower Nelson "Mr. Plow" Coxman (Liam Neeson) seeks revenge against a drug cartel in his Rocky ...more
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Running Out of Time is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Javier Bardem, Karra Elejalde, Candela Peña

Released: 1994

Directed by: Imanol Uribe

Días contados is a 1994 Spanish film directed by Imanol Uribe, starring Javier Bardem, Candela Peña, Carmelo Gómez and Ruth Gabriel.
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Amo tu cama rica is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
Amo tu cama rica Javier Bardem, Ariadna Gil, David Trueba

Released: 1992

Directed by: Emilio Martínez-Lázaro

Amo tu cama rica is a 1992 comedy film directed by Emilio Martínez Lázaro.
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The Detective and Death ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Javier Bardem Movies
The Detective and Death Javier Bardem, Maria de Medeiros, Héctor Alterio

Released: 1994

Directed by: Gonzalo Suárez

The Detective and Death is a 1994 thriller film written by Gonzalo Suárez, Azucena Rodríguez and directed by Gonzalo Suárez.