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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 Lebowski1
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    The Big Lebowski

    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges

    Released1998

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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

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  • True Grit2
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    True Grit

    Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon

    Released2010

    Directed byEthan Coen, Joel Coen

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

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  • Tron3
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    Tron

    Jeff Bridges, David Warner

    Released1982

    Directed bySteven Lisberger

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

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  • Starman4
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    Starman

    Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter

    Released1984

    Directed byJohn Carpenter

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

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  • Hell or High Water5
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    Hell or High Water

    Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine

    Released2016

    Directed byDavid Mackenzie

    Hell or High Water is a 2016 American neo-western heist-crime film directed by David...  more

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  • Crazy Heart6
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    Crazy Heart

    Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges

    Released2009

    Directed byScott Cooper

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

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  • Tucker: The Man and His Dream7
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    Tucker: The Man and His Dream

    Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

    Released1988

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    Tucker: The Man and His Dream is a 1988 biographical drama film directed by Francis Ford...  more

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  • Seabiscuit8
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    Seabiscuit

    Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges

    Released2003

    Directed byGary Ross

    Seabiscuit is a 2003 American biographical sports psychological-drama thriller film based on...  more

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  • The Fisher King9
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    The Fisher King

    Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges

    Released1991

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Fisher King is a 1991 American comedy-drama film written by Richard LaGravenese and...  more

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  • Jagged Edge10
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    Jagged Edge

    Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close

    Released1985

    Directed byRichard Marquand

    Jagged Edge is a 1985 film starring Glenn Close, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Coyote. Robert Loggia...  more
  • Iron Man11
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    Iron Man

    Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard

    Released2008

    Directed byJon Favreau

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

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    #8 of 177 The Greatest Comic Book Movies Of All Time#14 of 166 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • Arlington Road12
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    Arlington Road

    Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins

    Released1999

    Directed byMark Pellington

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

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  • K-PAX13
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    K-PAX

    Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges

    Released2001

    Directed byIain Softley

    K-PAX is a 2001 American science fiction-mystery film directed by Iain Softley and starring...  more

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  • The Last Picture Show14
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    The Last Picture Show

    Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd

    Released1971

    Directed byPeter Bogdanovich

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

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  • American Heart15
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    American Heart

    Jeff Bridges, Edward Furlong

    Released1992

    Directed byMartin Bell

    American Heart is a 1992 film by Martin Bell, starring Edward Furlong and Jeff Bridges. It was...  more
  • The Giver16
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    The Giver

    Taylor Swift, Katie Holmes

    Released2014

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    The Giver is a 2014 American social science fiction film directed by Phillip Noyce and written...  more
  • Bad Times at the El Royale17
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    Bad Times at the El Royale

    Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo

    Released2018

    Directed byDrew Goddard

    Bad Times at the El Royale is a 2018 American mystery thriller film directed by Drew Goddard....  more

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  • Against All Odds18
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    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

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  • Fearless19
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    Fearless

    Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1993

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Fearless is a 1993 American drama film directed by Peter Weir and starring Jeff Bridges,...  more
  • Thunderbolt and Lightfoot20
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    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot

    Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges

    Released1974

    Directed byMichael Cimino

    Thunderbolt and Lightfoot is a 1974 American film written and directed by Michael Cimino and...  more

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  • King Kong21
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    King Kong

    Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange

    Released1976

    Directed byJohn Guillermin

    King Kong is a 1976 American monster thriller film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed...  more

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  • 8 Million Ways to Die22
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    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
  • The Vanishing23
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    The Vanishing

    Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges

    Released1993

    Directed byGeorge Sluizer

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

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  • White Squall24
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    White Squall

    Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe

    Released1996

    Directed byRidley Scott

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

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  • The Fabulous Baker Boys25
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    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