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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.

Jeff Bridges is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Ridley Scott, Stephen Hopkins and Francis Ford Coppola. Jeff Bridges has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Willem Dafoe and Clark Gregg in terms of fame and success.

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Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

Released: 1998

Directed by: Ethan 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ethan 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, John Carpenter, Karen Allen

Released: 1984

Directed by: John 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 ...more

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Colin Farrell, Jeff Bridges, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Released: 2009

Directed by: Scott 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 ...more

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Robin Williams, Jeff Bridges, Tom Waits

Released: 1991

Directed by: Terry 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, ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Jeff Bridges, Tobey Maguire

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gary 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Cybill Shepherd, Cloris Leachman

Released: 1971

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater, Joan Allen

Released: 1988

Directed by: Francis 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Chris Pine, Ben Foster

Released: 2016

Directed by: David 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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Jeff Bridges, Glenn Close, Lance Henriksen

Released: 1985

Directed by: Richard 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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Michelle Pfeiffer, Jeff Bridges, Jennifer Tilly

Released: 1989

Directed by: Steve 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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Clint Eastwood, Jeff Bridges, Gary Busey

Released: 1974

Directed by: Michael 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.

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Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jon Favreau filmography

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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Tim Robbins, Joan Cusack

Released: 1999

Directed by: Mark 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Isabella Rossellini, Benicio del Toro

Released: 1993

Directed by: Peter 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Ċ½eljko Ivanek

Released: 1996

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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

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Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Kiefer Sutherland

Released: 1993

Directed by: George 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, David Warner, Michael Dudikoff

Released: 1982

Directed by: Steven 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 ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Tommy Lee Jones, Forest Whitaker

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

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

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Kevin Spacey, Jeff Bridges, Aaron Paul

Released: 2001

Directed by: Iain 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 ...more

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The Mirror Has Two Faces Barbra Streisand, Pierce Brosnan, Elle Macpherson

Released: 1996

Directed by: Barbra Streisand

The Mirror Has Two Faces is a 1996 American romantic comedy-drama film produced and directed by Barbra Streisand, who also stars. The screenplay by Richard LaGravenese is loosely based on the ...more

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Jeff Bridges, James Woods, Alex Karras

Released: 1984

Directed by: Taylor 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 ...more

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Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Elle Fanning

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tod Williams

The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The screenplay is based on the first third of the 1998 novel A Widow for One Year by John Irving.

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Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, Joe Piscopo

Released: 1976

Directed by: John Guillermin

King Kong is a 1976 American monster thriller film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and directed by John Guillermin. It is a remake of the 1933 classic film of the same name, about a giant ape ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson

Released: 2018

Directed by: Drew 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