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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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  • 1
    The Big Lebowski
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • 2
    True Grit
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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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  • 3
    Hell or High Water
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    19

    Hell or High Water

    Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

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  • 4
    Starman
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    53

    Starman

    Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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  • 5
    Crazy Heart
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    Crazy Heart

    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges

    Released2009

    Directed byScott Cooper

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  • 6
    Seabiscuit
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    27

    Seabiscuit

    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges

    Released2003

    Directed byGary Ross

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  • 7
    King Kong
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    King Kong

    Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn Guillermin

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  • 8
    Tucker: The Man and His Dream
    88
    22

    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

    Released1988

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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  • 9
    The Men Who Stare at Goats
    144
    28

    The Men Who Stare at Goats

    George Clooney, Kevin Spacey

    Released2009

    Directed byGrant Heslov

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  • 10
    Jagged Edge
    86
    22

    Jagged Edge

    Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Marquand

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  • 11
    American Heart
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    12

    American Heart

    Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong

    Released1992

    Directed byMartin Bell

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  • 12
    The Fabulous Baker Boys
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    35

    The Fabulous Baker Boys

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges

    Released1989

    Directed bySteve Kloves

    The Fabulous Baker Boys is a 1989 American romantic comedy-drama musical film written and... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Arlington Road
    83
    24

    Arlington Road

    Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins

    Released1999

    Directed byMark Pellington

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  • 14
    Iron Man
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

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  • 15
    Against All Odds
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    9

    Against All Odds

    Jeff Bridges, James Woods

    Released1984

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Against All Odds is a neo-noir 1984 film, a remake of Out of the Past. The film was directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Blown Away
    72
    24

    Blown Away

    Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones

    Released1994

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

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

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  • 17
    8 Million Ways to Die
    75
    18

    8 Million Ways to Die

    Jeff Bridges, Andy Garcia

    Released1986

    Directed byHal Ashby

    8 Million Ways to Die is a 1986 American crime film. This was the final film directed by Hal... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    White Squall
    72
    22

    White Squall

    Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe

    Released1996

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 19
    Bad Times at the El Royale
    66
    13

    Bad Times at the El Royale

    Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo

    Released2018

    Directed byDrew Goddard

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  • 20
    K-PAX
    83
    29

    K-PAX

    Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

    Released2001

    Directed byIain Softley

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  • 21
    The Last Picture Show
    111
    65

    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

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  • 22
    The Giver
    111
    50

    The Giver

    Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes

    Released2014

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

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  • 23
    Tron
    88
    39

    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

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  • 24
    Nadine
    99
    18

    Nadine

    Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges

    Released1987

    Directed byRobert Benton

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  • 25
    The Fisher King
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    87

    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

    Released1991

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

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