Your favorite Jeff Bridges movies

Jeff Bridges IMDB filmography

Stuck at home for a couple of weeks, I’m embarking on a Jeff Bridges film fest. Lots of stuff to choose from–several classics along with a few stinkers, but overall a pretty impressive body of work. My three favorites going in, subject to reappraisal as I go along are:

The Men Who Stare At Goats
(and of course) The Big Lebowski

And yours?

(If you’re not a fan, feel free to chime in…no offense taken :))

I liked the one in which he survived the plane crash. The title escapes me.

Of his early work, The Last Picture Show is a good one.

Has to be The Fisher King with Robin Williams.

Note the mix: Comedy, drama, music-oriented.

In IMDb order:

Crazy Heart
The Big Lebowski (The all time fav.)
The Fabulous Baker Boys
Tucker: The Man and His Dream
TRON (So sue me.)
Hearts of the West
The Last Picture Show

and finally:

Loving Molly.

(Wait, what? Ooooh.)


Same here. One of my all time favorite movies to boot.

“For yoooooouuuuuu…Lydia!”

The Big Lebowski

We seem to agree on a lot of this kind of stuff.

Are you sure you’re not my long-lost evil twin?:dubious:



If asked, I’ll say that I’m a fan of Jeff Bridges, yet when I look at his filmography, the only one that really stands out for me as “ooooh yeah let’s watch that” is Thunderbolt & Lightfoot, from 1974.

As Jack McKee in Rancho Deluxe.

There is a video anthology out there based on Stephen King stories called, “Nightmares and Dreamscapes.” One epi is based on, “Battleground,” from his, “Night Shift,” collection. Bridges is the only main actor, there is no dialogue, he’s really good and it’s a load of fun.

No love for, “Thunderbolt and Lightfoot”? C’mon, he’s got great legs!

Ninja-ed by Bo.

In addition to several good ones already mentioned, I’ll suggest Cutter’s Way, 8 Million Ways to Die, and True Grit. Also Tideland and Iron Man but Bridges only had supporting roles in those. And maybe Against All Odds - but I saw that one back in the eighties and I don’t know if it’s aged well.

Dammit! I have to retract “Nightmares and Dreamscapes.” It was William Hurt, not Bridges. Still fun, though.

Oh, anything he’s been in is fair game. He was the perfect choice for Zeke Topanga, the penguin surfing guru in Surf’s Up.

I liked TRON too! :slight_smile:

Also The Fisher King, The Fabulous Baker Boys and Tucker. Last Picture Show is classic. I also liked Seabiscuit a great deal, but Bridges isn’t given a whole lot to do in that one; it’s just a great movie overall, a true story based on the best-selling book of the same name.

Yeah, well that’s just, like, your opinion, man. (mine, too!)

The Big Lebowski.

After which: Starman, Fearless and the Fabulous Baker Brothers.

And The Last Unicorn as well.

This was the title for my bulletin board with student opinion pieces. Got some parent snickers outta that one.

My favorite movie of his is True Grit, which years later stands out as one of the most satisfying moviegoing experiences of my life.