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The Best Jeff Bridges Movies

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List of the best Jeff Bridges movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jeff Bridges has taken on dozens of characters over the years, but after starring in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, he will forever be known as "The Dude." Jeff Bridges'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 Jeff Bridges movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jeff Bridges movies will be at the top of the list. Jeff Bridges has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jeff Bridges movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jeff Bridges films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

This list is made up of films like The Fisher King and True Grit.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jeff Bridges movies?" and "What are the greatest Jeff Bridges roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Bridges iconic characters, you might also enjoy our list of best John Goodman movies and best Matt Damon movies. If you loved Bridges as Daniel Flynn, check out the best Bad Times at the El Royale quotes to relive some of his best lines.

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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges
    The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and...  more

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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon
    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on...  more

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    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner
    Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based...  more

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    Starman

    Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter
    Starman is a 1984 American romantic science fiction film, directed by John Carpenter, that...  more

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    Hell or High Water

    Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine
    Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo-western heist-crime film directed by David...  more

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    Crazy Heart

    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges
    "Crazy Heart stars Jeff Bridges as an aging country music legend wrestling with his loss of...  more

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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges
    The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and...  more

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    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater
    Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a 1988 biographical drama film directed by Francis Ford...  more
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    Bad Times at the El Royale

    Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo
    Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Drew Goddard....  more

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    Seabiscuit

    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges
    Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on...  more

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    Jagged Edge

    Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close
    Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote. Robert Loggia...  more
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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges
    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 American film written and directed by Michael Cimino and...  more

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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard
    Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics...  more

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    Arlington Road

    Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins
    Arlington Road is a 1999 American mystery thriller film, which tells the story of a widowed...  more

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    Blown Away

    Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones
    Blown Away is a 1994 action thriller film starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones. It was...  more

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    White Squall

    Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe
    White Squall is a 1996 American drama feature film, directed by Ridley Scott....  more

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    K-PAX

    Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges
    K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring...  more

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    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd
    The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted...  more

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    Stick It

    Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym
    Stick It is an American teen comedy-drama film starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, and...  more

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    The Last American Hero

    Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey
    The Last American Hero is a 1973 sports drama film based on the true story of American NASCAR...  more
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    Against All Odds

    Jeff Bridges, James Woods
    Against All Odds is a neo-noir 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. The film was directed...  more

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    Fearless

    Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini
    Fearless is a 1993 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Jeff Bridges,...  more
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    Bad Company

    Jeff Bridges, Geoffrey Lewis
    Bad Company is a 1972 American Western film directed by Robert Benton, who also co-wrote the...  more
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    The Vanishing

    Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges
    The Vanishing is a 1993 thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Nancy Travis. It...  more

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    The Fabulous Baker Boys

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges
    The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama musical film written and...  more