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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

    Released1998

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    The Big Lebowski is a 1998 stoner comedy film written, produced, and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. It stars Jeff Bridges as Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, an unemployed Los Angeles slacker and avid...  more

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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

    True Grit is a 2010 American Revisionist Western film directed by the Coen brothers, based on the 1968 novel by Charles Portis. A stubborn teenager (Hailee Steinfeld) enlists the help of a tough U.S....  more

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    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner

    Released1982

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

    Tron is a 1982 American science fiction film written and directed by Steven Lisberger, based on a story by Lisberger and Bonnie MacBird, and produced by Walt Disney Productions. The film stars Jeff...  more

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    Starman

    Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter

    Released1984

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

    Starman is a 1984 American romantic science fiction film, directed by John Carpenter, that tells the story of an alien who has come to Earth in response to the invitation found on the gold phonograph...  more

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    Hell or High Water

    Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine

    Released2016

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

    Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo-western heist-crime film directed by David Mackenzie. To save their family ranch, two brothers (Chris Pine and Ben Foster) carry out a series of bank...  more

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    Crazy Heart

    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges

    Released2009

    Released2009

    Directed byScott Cooper

    Directed byScott Cooper

    "Crazy Heart stars Jeff Bridges as an aging country music legend wrestling with his loss of fame at the hands of younger protégé. Struggling to make ends meet playing one small gig to the next in the...  more

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    Jagged Edge

    Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close

    Released1985

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Marquand

    Directed byRichard Marquand

    Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote. Robert Loggia received an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his role in this film. It is a...  more
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    Seabiscuit

    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges

    Released2003

    Released2003

    Directed byGary Ross

    Directed byGary Ross

    Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on the best-selling non-fiction book Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand. The film is loosely...  more

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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

    Released1991

    Released1991

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and directed by Terry Gilliam. It stars Robin Williams and Jeff Bridges, with Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer, and...  more

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    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

    Released1988

    Released1988

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a 1988 biographical drama film directed by Francis Ford Coppola and starring Jeff Bridges. The film recounts the story of Preston Tucker and his attempt to produce...  more
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau

    Directed byJon Favreau

    Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert Downey...  more

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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges

    Released1974

    Released1974

    Directed byMichael Cimino

    Directed byMichael Cimino

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

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    White Squall

    Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe

    Released1996

    Released1996

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Directed byRidley Scott

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

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    Blown Away

    Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1994

    Released1994

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    Blown Away is a 1994 action thriller film starring Jeff Bridges and Tommy Lee Jones. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins....  more

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    Arlington Road

    Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins

    Released1999

    Released1999

    Directed byMark Pellington

    Directed byMark Pellington

    Arlington Road is a 1999 American mystery thriller film, which tells the story of a widowed George Washington University professor who suspects his new neighbors are involved in terrorism and becomes...  more

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    K-PAX

    Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

    Released2001

    Released2001

    Directed byIain Softley

    Directed byIain Softley

    K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Mary McCormack and Alfre Woodard. The screenplay, written by Gene Brewer and...  more
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    Stick It

    Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym

    Released2006

    Released2006

    Directed byJessica Bendinger

    Directed byJessica Bendinger

    Stick It is an American teen comedy-drama film starring Jeff Bridges, Missy Peregrym, and Vanessa Lengies. It was written and directed by Jessica Bendinger, writer of Bring It On; the film marks her...  more

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    The Last American Hero

    Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

    Released1973

    Released1973

    Directed byLamont Johnson

    Directed byLamont Johnson

    The Last American Hero is a 1973 sports drama film based on the true story of American NASCAR driver Junior Johnson. Directed by Lamont Johnson, it stars Jeff Bridges as Junior Jackson, the character...  more
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    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1971

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

    The Last Picture Show is a 1971 American drama film directed by Peter Bogdanovich, adapted from a semi-autobiographical 1966 novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry. Set in a small town in north...  more

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    Bad Times at the El Royale

    Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo

    Released2018

    Released2018

    Directed byDrew Goddard

    Directed byDrew Goddard

    Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Drew Goddard. Over the course of one fateful night at a rundown hotel, seven strangers: a young concierge (Lewis...  more
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    Against All Odds

    Jeff Bridges, James Woods

    Released1984

    Released1984

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Against All Odds is a neo-noir 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. The film was directed by Taylor Hackford and features Rachel Ward, Jeff Bridges, and James Woods. Supporting players include...  more
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    Cutter's Way

    Jeff Bridges, John Heard

    Released1981

    Released1981

    Directed byIvan Passer

    Directed byIvan Passer

    Cutter's Way is a 1981 thriller directed by Ivan Passer. The film stars Jeff Bridges, John Heard, and Lisa Eichhorn. The screenplay was by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin, based on the novel Cutter and Bone by...  more
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    Fearless

    Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1993

    Released1993

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Fearless is a 1993 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Rosie Perez and John Turturro. It was written by Rafael Yglesias from his novel of the...  more
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    The Fabulous Baker Boys

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges

    Released1989

    Released1989

    Directed bySteve Kloves

    Directed bySteve Kloves

    The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama musical film written and directed by Steve Kloves, and starring real life brothers Jeff Bridges and Beau Bridges as two brothers...  more
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    The Vanishing

    Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges

    Released1993

    Released1993

    Directed byGeorge Sluizer

    Directed byGeorge Sluizer

    The Vanishing is a 1993 thriller starring Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland and Nancy Travis. It is an American remake of a 1988 Franco-Dutch film also called The Vanishing, and also directed by George...  more

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