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All Bradley Cooper Movies Ranked

After breaking into the mainstream as smarm personified in Wedding Crashers, Bradley Cooper seemed poised for a career filled with rude comedies and rom-coms — and for a few years, his filmography threatened to live down to those limited expectations, with stuff like Failure to Launch and All About Steve surrounding his follow-up hit The Hangover. Once he had half a chance, however, Cooper flashed his dramatic chops, giving audiences a feel for what he could really do in Limitless before vaulting into the Oscar-nominated A-list with American SniperSilver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. Factor in his MCU stint as the lovably misanthropic Rocket in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and it’s clear we’ve seen just the tip of what this multi-hyphenate talent can do. For further proof, here’s a look at all Bradley Cooper movies, rounded up and sorted by Tomatometer!

#31

All About Steve (2009)
6%

#31
Adjusted Score: 10.159%
Critics Consensus: All About Steve is an oddly creepy, sour film, featuring a heroine so desperate and peculiar that audiences may be more likely to pity than root for her.
Synopsis: A brilliant crossword-puzzle designer travels across the country in hopes of convincing a CCN cameraman that the pair is meant... [More]
Directed By: Phil Traill

#30

Serena (2015)
16%

#30
Adjusted Score: 19.684%
Critics Consensus: Serena unites an impressive array of talent on either side of the cameras -- then leaves viewers to wonder how it all went so wrong.
Synopsis: The North Carolina mountains at the end of the 1920s - George and Serena Pemberton, love-struck newly-weds, begin to build... [More]
Directed By: Susanne Bier

#29

Valentine's Day (2010)
18%

#29
Adjusted Score: 23.573%
Critics Consensus: Eager to please and stuffed with stars, Valentine's Day squanders its promise with a frantic, episodic plot and an abundance of rom-com cliches.
Synopsis: Gary Marshall's ensemble romantic comedy Valentine's Day follows nearly two dozen people as they find and lose love in all... [More]
Directed By: Garry Marshall

#28

Aloha (2015)
20%

#28
Adjusted Score: 26.005%
Critics Consensus: Meandering and insubstantial, Aloha finds writer-director Cameron Crowe at his most sentimental and least compelling.
Synopsis: Bradley Cooper stars as a defense worker who teams up with a pilot (Emma Stone) to stop a satellite launch... [More]
Directed By: Cameron Crowe

#27

Case 39 (2010)
21%

#27
Adjusted Score: 22.629%
Critics Consensus: Director Christian Alvert has a certain stylish flair, but it's wasted on Case 39's frightless, unoriginal plot.
Synopsis: In CASE 39, family services social worker Emily Jenkins (Renée Zellweger) thinks she has seen it all... until she meets... [More]
Directed By: Christian Alvart

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 27.896%
Critics Consensus: Less a comedy than an angrily dark action thriller, The Hangover Part III diverges from the series' rote formula but offers nothing compelling in its place.
Synopsis: "The Hangover Part III" is the third and final film in director Todd Phillips' record-shattering comedy franchise. This time, there's... [More]
Directed By: Todd Phillips

#25

The Words (2012)
24%

#25
Adjusted Score: 28.355%
Critics Consensus: Neither as clever nor as interesting as it appears to think it is, The Words maroons its talented stars in an overly complex, dramatically inert literary thriller that's ultimately a poor substitute for a good book.
Synopsis: Starring Bradley Cooper, Jeremy Irons, Dennis Quaid, Olivia Wilde and Zoë Saldana, the layered romantic drama The Words follows young... [More]

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 28.938%
Critics Consensus: The few comic gags sprinkled throughout the movie fail to spice up this formulaic rom-com.
Synopsis: A overgrown mama's boy who hasn't found the courage to take flight from the nest gets a little help from... [More]
Directed By: Tom Dey

#23

Burnt (2015)
28%

#23
Adjusted Score: 33.751%
Critics Consensus: Burnt offers a few spoonfuls of compelling culinary drama, but they're lost in a watery goulash dominated by an unsavory main character and overdone clichés.
Synopsis: Chef Adam Jones (Bradley Cooper) had it all - and lost it. The former enfant terrible of the Paris restaurant... [More]
Directed By: John Wells

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 39.932%
Critics Consensus: Wet Hot American Summer's incredibly talented cast is too often outmatched by a deeply silly script that misses its targets at least as often as it skewers them.
Synopsis: The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world,... [More]
Directed By: David Wain

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 40.885%
Critics Consensus: A crueler, darker, raunchier carbon copy of the first installment, The Hangover Part II lacks the element of surprise -- and most of the joy -- that helped make the original a hit.
Synopsis: In The Hangover Part II, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) travel to... [More]
Directed By: Todd Phillips

#20
#20
Adjusted Score: 39.685%
Critics Consensus: Like many anthologies, New York, I Love You has problems of consistency, but it isn't without its moments.
Synopsis: Some of the world's most-respected directors align forces to pay tribute to the city of the New York in this... [More]

#19
Adjusted Score: 46.228%
Critics Consensus: Despite the best efforts of a talented cast, He's Just Not That Into You devotes too little time to each of its protagonists, thus reducing them to stereotypes.
Synopsis: Ken Kwapis' adaptation of Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo's best-selling self-help book He's Just Not That Into You follows the... [More]
Directed By: Ken Kwapis

#18

Yes Man (2008)
46%

#18
Adjusted Score: 51.662%
Critics Consensus: Jim Carrey's comic convulsions are the only bright spots in this otherwise dim and predictable comedy.
Synopsis: Carl Allen's life is going nowhere--the operative word being "no"--until he signs up for a self-help program based on one... [More]
Directed By: Peyton Reed

#17

The A-Team (2010)
49%

#17
Adjusted Score: 55.507%
Critics Consensus: The A-Team assembles a top-rate cast only to ditch the show's appealingly silly premise for explosive yet muddled blockbuster filmmaking.
Synopsis: Director Joe Carnahan resurrects the popular 1980s-era action series with this explosive reboot following the adventures of four Iraq War... [More]
Directed By: Joe Carnahan

#16

Hit & Run (2012)
48%

#16
Adjusted Score: 52.732%
Critics Consensus: Though Hit & Run has some surprisingly oft-kilter filmmaking, the action doesn't add to much and the writing's a bit smug.
Synopsis: Hit and Run is a comedy about a young couple (Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard) that risks it all when... [More]
Directed By: David Palmer, Dax Shepard

#15

Joy (2015)
60%

#15
Adjusted Score: 70.477%
Critics Consensus: Joy is anchored by a strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, although director David O. Russell's uncertain approach to its fascinating fact-based tale only sporadically sparks bursts of the titular emotion.
Synopsis: JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#14

War Dogs (2016)
61%

#14
Adjusted Score: 70%
Critics Consensus: War Dogs rises on the strength of Jonah Hill's compelling performance to take a lightly entertaining look at troubling real-world events.
Synopsis: "War Dogs" follows two friends in their early 20s (Hill and Teller) living in Miami Beach during the Iraq War... [More]
Directed By: Todd Phillips

#13

My Little Eye (2002)
67%

#13
Adjusted Score: 47.097%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Picking up where the multitudes of late '90s/early 2000s reality-based television shows left off is the unexpectedly shocking horror film... [More]
Directed By: Marc Evans

#12

Limitless (2011)
69%

#12
Adjusted Score: 75.237%
Critics Consensus: Although its script is uneven, Neil Burger directs Limitless with plenty of visual panache, and Bradley Cooper makes for a charismatic star.
Synopsis: Aspiring author Eddie Morra (Cooper) is suffering from chronic writer's block, but his life changes instantly when an old friend... [More]
Directed By: Neil Burger

#11
#11
Adjusted Score: 73.409%
Critics Consensus: A creative and energetic adaptation of a Clive Barker short story, with enough scares and thrills to be a potential cult classic.
Synopsis: Struggling photographer Leon Kauffman's obsessive pursuit of dark subject matter leads him into the path of a serial killer, Mahogany,... [More]
Directed By: Ryuhei Kitamura

#10

American Sniper (2015)
72%

#10
Adjusted Score: 83.575%
Critics Consensus: Powered by Clint Eastwood's sure-handed direction and a gripping central performance from Bradley Cooper, American Sniper delivers a tense, vivid tribute to its real-life subject.
Synopsis: From director Clint Eastwood comes "American Sniper," starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#9

Wedding Crashers (2005)
76%

#9
Adjusted Score: 82.259%
Critics Consensus: Wedding Crashers is both raunchy and sweet, and features top-notch comic performances from Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.
Synopsis: Two guys find out the hard way that sneaking into the wrong party can cause serious problems in this comedy.... [More]
Directed By: David Dobkin

#8

The Hangover (2009)
78%

#8
Adjusted Score: 85.844%
Critics Consensus: With a clever script and hilarious interplay among the cast, The Hangover nails just the right tone of raunchy humor, and the non-stop laughs overshadow any flaw.
Synopsis: A blowout Las Vegas bachelor party turns into a race against time when three hung-over groomsmen awaken after a night... [More]
Directed By: Todd Phillips

#7
Adjusted Score: 86.674%
Critics Consensus: Ambitious to a fault, The Place Beyond the Pines finds writer/director Derek Cianfrance reaching for -- and often grasping -- thorny themes of family, fatherhood, and fate.
Synopsis: The highly anticipated new drama from director Derek Cianfrance ("Blue Valentine") powerfully explores the consequences of motorcycle rider Luke's (Academy... [More]
Directed By: Derek Cianfrance

#6
Adjusted Score: 103.11%
Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2's action-packed plot, dazzling visuals, and irreverent humor add up to a sequel that's almost as fun -- if not quite as thrillingly fresh -- as its predecessor.
Synopsis: Set to the all-new sonic backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, Marvel Studios' "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2" continues the... [More]
Directed By: James Gunn (II)

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 106.056%
Critics Consensus: Avengers: Infinity War ably juggles a dizzying array of MCU heroes in the fight against their gravest threat yet, and the result is a thrilling, emotionally resonant blockbuster that (mostly) realizes its gargantuan ambitions.
Synopsis: An unprecedented cinematic journey ten years in the making and spanning the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel Studios' "Avengers: Infinity... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Russo

#4

A Star Is Born (2018)
90%

#4
Adjusted Score: 113.174%
Critics Consensus: With appealing leads, deft direction, and an affecting love story, A Star Is Born is a remake done right -- and a reminder that some stories can be just as effective in the retelling.
Synopsis: In "A Star Is Born," Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga fuse their considerable talents to depict the raw and passionate... [More]
Directed By: Bradley Cooper

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 105.55%
Critics Consensus: Guardians of the Galaxy is just as irreverent as fans of the frequently zany Marvel comic would expect -- as well as funny, thrilling, full of heart, and packed with visual splendor.
Synopsis: From Marvel, the studio that brought you the global blockbuster franchises of Iron Man, Thor, Captain America and The Avengers,... [More]
Directed By: James Gunn (II)

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 101.877%
Critics Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.
Synopsis: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#1

American Hustle (2013)
92%

#1
Adjusted Score: 103.654%
Critics Consensus: Riotously funny and impeccably cast, American Hustle compensates for its flaws with unbridled energy and some of David O. Russell's most irrepressibly vibrant direction.
Synopsis: A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

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