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List of the best Josh Brolin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Josh Brolin'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 Josh Brolin movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Josh Brolin movies will be at the top of the list. Josh Brolin has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Josh Brolin movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Josh Brolin films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Featured in small scenes throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Josh Brolin stars as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War

List ranges from Sicario to True Grit and more.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Josh Brolin movies?" and "What are the greatest Josh Brolin roles of all time?"

Quentin Tarantino and Ridley Scott are among those who have directed Josh Brolin at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Josh Brolin, then check out our lists of the best Ryan Gosling and Andrew Dice Clay movies as well.

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Javier Bardem, Tommy Lee Jones, Woody Harrelson No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo-western neo-noir thriller film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on the novel by Cormac McCarthy. Mayhem ensue after a hunter (Josh Brolin) ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin The Goonies is a 1985 American adventure comedy film directed by Richard Donner. The screenplay was written by Chris Columbus from a story by executive producer Steven Spielberg. The film's ...more

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Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Josh Brolin 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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Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...more

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Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith Men in Black 3 is a 2012 American 3D comic science fiction-action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starring Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, and Josh Brolin. It is the third installment in the ...more

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Sicario is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Emily Blunt, Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin Sicario is a 2015 American crime-thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve. An idealistic FBI agent (Emily Blunt) is enlisted by a government task force to aid in the escalating war against ...more

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James Franco, Sean Penn, Josh Brolin Milk is a 2008 American biographical film based on the life of gay rights activist and politician Harvey Milk, who was the first openly gay person to be elected to public office in California, ...more

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Gangster Squad is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Emma Stone, Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling This film is a 2013 American film directed by Ruben Fleischer, from a screenplay written by Will Beall and starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone, and Sean Penn. The story is ...more

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Elizabeth Banks, Thandie Newton, Josh Brolin W. is a 2008 American biographical drama film loosely based on the life and presidency of George W. Bush. It was produced and directed by Oliver Stone, written by Stanley Weiser, and stars Josh ...more

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Nicolas Cage, Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan Grindhouse is a 2007 American horror film double feature co-written, produced, and directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino. The double feature consists of two feature-length segments, ...more

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Bruce Willis, Rose McGowan, Fergie Planet Terror is a 2007 American action horror science-fiction film directed by Robert Rodriguez, about a group of people attempting to survive an onslaught of zombie-like creatures as they feud ...more

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Jessica Alba, Paul Walker, Josh Brolin Into the Blue is a 2005 American action film starring Paul Walker, Jessica Alba, Josh Brolin and Scott Caan. The film was directed by Top Gun actor John Stockwell, and distributed by ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Olsen, Josh Brolin Oldboy is a 2013 American remake of Park Chan-wook's 2003 South Korean cult film, which is based on the Japanese manga with the same name published 1996-1998. Directed by Spike Lee and written ...more

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Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender, John Malkovich Jonah Hex is a 2010 American science fiction Western film loosely based on the DC Comics character of the same name. Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, the film is directed by Jimmy Hayward ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, Josh Brolin Hollow Man is a 2000 American-German science fiction-thriller-horror film directed by Paul Verhoeven and starring Kevin Bacon, Elisabeth Shue, and Josh Brolin. The film is about a scientist who ...more

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Mickey Rourke, Jessica Alba, Rosario Dawson This film is a 2014 American neo-noir action film directed by Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller, based on the book by Miller. Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few ...more

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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista Guardians of the Galaxy is a 2014 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) forms a group of intergalactic "bad ...more

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Naomi Watts, Anthony Hopkins, Freida Pinto You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger is a 2010 English-language Spanish–American co-production comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It features Antonio Banderas, Josh Brolin, ...more

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Everest is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, John Hawkes Everest is a 2015 biographical adventure film directed by Baltasar Kormákur, based on the memoir by Beck Weathers. The story of New Zealand's Robert "Rob" Edwin Hall (Jason ...more

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Charlie Sheen, Shia LaBeouf, Susan Sarandon Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone, a sequel to Wall Street. It stars Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Josh Brolin, Carey Mulligan, Frank ...more

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Josh Brolin, Timothy Olyphant, Josh Lucas Coastlines is an independent 2002 dramatic film written and directed by Victor Nunez.

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Only the Brave is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges Only the Brave is a 2017 American drama film directed by Joseph Kosinski. A drama based on the elite crew of firefighters who battled the Yarnell Hill Fire, a wildfire in Yarnell, Arizona in ...more

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Ben Stiller, Mary Tyler Moore, Téa Leoni Flirting with Disaster is a 1996 American comedy film written and directed by David O. Russell about a young father's search for his biological parents. The film stars Ben Stiller, Patricia ...more

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Charlize Theron, James Franco, Susan Sarandon In the Valley of Elah is a 2007 film written and directed by Paul Haggis, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Charlize Theron, and Susan Sarandon. The film’s title refers to the Biblical valley where the ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Nick Nolte, Lauren Graham Nightwatch is a 1997 American horror-thriller film directed by Ole Bornedal, and starring Ewan McGregor, Patricia Arquette, Josh Brolin and Nick Nolte. It is a remake of the Danish film ...more

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Josh Brolin, Anthony Kiedis, Sherilyn Fenn Thrashin', also known as Skate Gang, is a 1986 American skater drama film directed by David Winters, and stars Josh Brolin, Robert Rusler, and featuring Pamela Gidley. The film features ...more

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The Avengers: Age of Ultron is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Alden Ehrenreich Hail, Caesar! is a 2016 comedy film directed by Joel and Ethan Coen. A Hollywood fixer (Josh Brolin) in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line, which includes a pregnant actress ...more

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Josh Brolin, Mira Sorvino, Norman Reedus Mimic is an American 1997 science fiction horror film co-written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, based on a short story of the same name by Donald A. Wollheim. Del Toro was unhappy with the ...more

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Labor Day is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Kate Winslet, Tobey Maguire, Josh Brolin Labor Day is a 2013 American drama film directed by Jason Reitman, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard. Depressed single mom Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) offer a ...more

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James Franco, Kerry Washington, Rose Byrne The Dead Girl is a 2006 American film written and directed by Karen Moncrieff, starring Brittany Murphy, Toni Collette, Rose Byrne and Marcia Gay Harden. The film was nominated for several 2007 ...more

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Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Amanda Peet Melinda and Melinda is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It was premiered at the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The film is set in Manhattan and stars ...more

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Inherent Vice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Josh Brolin Movies
Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson Inherent Vice is a 2014 American neo-noir comedy-drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, based on the novel by Thomas Pynchon. In 1970, drug-fueled Los Angeles private investigator Larry ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Josh Brolin, Terrence Howard Best Laid Plans is a 1999 American crime film directed by Mike Barker.

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Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Marisa Tomei The People Speak is a documentary tv program/film.

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Josh Brolin, Lars von Trier, Golshifteh Farahani To Each His Own Cinema is a 2007 French anthology film commissioned for the 60th anniversary of the Cannes Film Festival. The film is a collection of 34 short films, each 3 minutes in length, by ...more

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Murder Book Paula Patton, Josh Brolin, Alexandra Breckenridge Murder Book is a drama TV film written by Chris Brancato and Bert Salke and directed by Antoine Fuqua.

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Josh Brolin, Christian Slater, Gina Torres Bed of Roses is a 1996 romance film that starred Mary Stuart Masterson and Christian Slater. It was written and directed by Michael Goldenberg.

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Finish Line Mariska Hargitay, Josh Brolin Finish Line is a film directed by John Nicolella released on Jan 11, 1989.

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Carla Gugino A serpentine day in the life of ten seemingly disparate women: a porn star, a flight attendant, a psychiatrist, a masseuse, a bartender, a pair of call girls, etc. All of them with one crucial ...more

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Josh Brolin, Stephen Lang, Mario Van Peebles Gang in Blue is a 1996 American film co-directed by Melvin Van Peebles and his son, Mario Van Peebles, about a black police officer who discovers a cell of white supremacist vigilantes within ...more

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Josh Brolin, David Arquette Roadflower, also known as Road Flower or The Road Killers, is a 1994 American suspense thriller starring Christopher Lambert, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Arquette, Josh Brolin, Christopher ...more

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Anna Paquin, January Jones, Josh Brolin It's the Rage is a 1999 film version of Keith Reddin's play "The Alarmist" about three interconnected stories and how handguns affect each of the nine people involved. The film is ...more

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Josh Brolin, Randy Quaid, Bruce Dern

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My Brother's War Josh Brolin, Jennie Garth, James Brolin My Brother's War is a 1997 action thriller film written by Alex Simon and directed by James Brolin.

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Slow Burn Josh Brolin, James Spader, Minnie Driver Slow Burn is a 2000 drama film starring Minnie Driver, James Spader, Stuart Wilson, and Josh Brolin.

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Danny McBride, Josh Brolin, Scoot McNairy The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Jody Hill. The great hunter Buck Ferguson (Josh Brolin) and his trusted cameraman Don (Danny McBride) set out for ...more

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Claire Danes, Josh Brolin, Giovanni Ribisi The Mod Squad is a 1999 film directed by Scott Silver and starring Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi. It is based on the popular television show of the same name.