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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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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) 8 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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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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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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Sicario is listed (or ranked) 12 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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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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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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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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Guardians of the Galaxy is listed (or ranked) 16 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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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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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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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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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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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. The film takes place in New York, 23 years after the original and revolves around ...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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Only the Brave is listed (or ranked) 24 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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Josh Brolin, Timothy Olyphant, Josh Lucas
Coastlines is an independent 2002 dramatic film written and directed by Victor Nunez.