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10 Best Movies of Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin has become much more famous after playing Thanos in the films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Santa Monica, California-born man has actually starred in movies since 1985 with different characters. That is to say, flight hours are already very high in the world of cinema.

The number of hours of high flight is proportional to the experience he gets. As of this writing, Josh Brolin, who is still active in the world of cinema, has proven that his acting skills cannot be doubted. Want to know more about him? Let’s take a look at 10 interesting selected Josh Brolin movies to watch.

True Grit [2010]

True Grit (2010) - IMDb

  • Release year : 2010
  • Genre: Drama, Western
  • Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Actors: Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, Hailee Steinfeld
  • Production company: Paramount Pictures, Skydance Media, Scott Rudin Productions

Mattie, a 14-year-old woman, lost her father to her employee, Tom Chaney. To capture Chaney and bring him to authorities, he hires a member of the United States Sheriff’s Department named Rooster Cogburn. He went hunting with Cogburn, but another person was also pursuing Chaney for great rewards.

Brolin plays the villain, namely Tom Chaney. Besides Brolin, this Western-style movie with cowboys also stars Matt Damon as Labeouf, Jeff Bridges as Cogburn Rooster, and Hailee Steinfield as Mattie Ross. In this film, Brolin played a cold, lowly and difficult to catch character.

Labor Day [2013]

Labor Day (2013) – mobifirst

  • Release year : 2013
  • Genre: Drama, Romance, Horror
  • Directed by: Jason Reitman
  • Actors: Kate Winslet, Josh Brolin, Gattlin Griffith
  • Production company : Indian Paintbrush, Mr. Mudd, Right of Way Films

Adele is Henry’s mother. After being abandoned by her ex-husband, Adele plays both mother and father to Henry. It frustrates him. While shopping at the supermarket, Henry meets Frank Chamber, a prisoner on the run from prison. Feeling that Frank was a good person, they let him stay for a while.

Brolin plays Frank Chamber, while Adele is played by Kate Winslet and Henry is played by Gattlin Griffith. Adele meets Frank, who is considered responsible and can be a good partner. On the fun side, Brolin can play a prisoner but full of love for Adele and Henry.

W. [2008]

W." (2008), Directed by Oliver Stone, Written by Jon Cvack - Yellow Barrel

  • Release year : 2008
  • Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
  • Directed by: Oliver Stone
  • Actors: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Banks, Ioan Gruffudd
  • Production company: Lionsgate, QED International, Omnilab Media

In 1966, Bush announced that he was not interested in following in his family’s footsteps into politics. In 1977, Bush announced that he would run for congressional elections. In 1994, he ran for governor of Texas. The film follows Bush’s journey from a student to a politician.

Brolin plays George W. Bush. Although many people disliked Bush, this film tries to be neutral by depicting the changes in Bush’s personality since he was young. Brolin spent months studying Bush’s personality from his gait to his speech.

Oldboy [2013]

Oldboy - "Lizzie" Clip - IGN

  • Release year : 2013
  • Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery
  • Directed by: Spike Lee
  • Actors: Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson
  • Production company: Good Universe, Vertigo Entertainment, 40 Acres & A Mule Filmworks

Joe is a marketer. His drunken habit makes him flirt with his client’s girlfriend and causes the project to fail. He was then put in a room for unknown reasons and it took 20 years before he could get out. After his release, he finds out why he was jailed and who did it.

Oldboy is a remake of Park Chan-wook’s movie of the same name. In addition to presenting suspense and suspense, this film also presents a lot of violence. Many people have compared these two films from two different countries, but Brolin’s role here seems too much to ignore.

Men In Black 3 [2012]

Men in Black 3 (2012) - Movie Review / Film Essay

  • Release year : 2012
  • Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
  • Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
  • Actors: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin
  • Production company: Columbia Pictures, Hemisphere Media Capital, Amblin Entertainment

Boris The Animal has escaped from LunarMax prison. He wants revenge on K for cutting off his hand in 1969. Boris is looking for someone who can send him back in time using a time machine. Boris then tries to kill K and change history. J travels back in time and fights alongside young K.

Brolin plays the character K when J, played by Will Smith, travels to the past in a time machine. He’s managed to play K, a different character from K as we’ve seen in the two Men In Black sequels. It is because of the difference in personality that we can see what is the reason K is so cold.

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter[2018]

The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) - IMDb

  • Release year : 2018
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama
  • Directed by: Jody Hill
  • Actors: Josh Brolin, Danny McBride, Montana Jordan
  • Production company : Rough House Pictures, Scott Rudin Productions

Buck Ferguson is a famous hunter who often shows off his activities via video. Unfortunately, success does not match his personal life. She is divorced and not close to her 12-year-old son, Jaden. A weekend is planned by Buck with the help of his trusted cameraman, Don, to go hunting with Jaden.

Brolin plays Buck Ferguson. As a hunter, Buck’s character is formed with a tough personality while his son, who has lost his father figure, certainly will not easily adapt to Buck’s harsh nature. This is a funny movie with a positive message about father-son relationship.

No Country for Old Men [2007]

Lesson 6: Screen villain Javier Bardem - Women's Newspaper

  • Release year : 2007
  • Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror
  • Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
  • Actors: Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin
  • Production company: Paramount Vantage, Miramax, Scott Rudin Productions

Llewelyn Moss found some money from drug deals. Anton Chigurh is on the run from prison assigned by his master to find out who took the money. A police chief named Tom Bell secretly suspects the two of them, and he tries to track down the whereabouts of Moss, who Chigurh is no doubt after.

No Country for Old Men uses an 80s Texas setting to show the many arid and barren areas typical of Western films. In this film, Brolin plays Llewelyn Moss, a veteran who was sent to Vietnam. What’s interesting is that this film elevates the point of view of the protagonist and the villain psychologically.

Sicario [2015]

Sicario (2015) - IMDb

  • Release year : 2015
  • Genre: Action, Crime, Drama
  • Directed by: Denis Villeneuve
  • Actors: Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro
  • Production company: Lionsgate, Black Label Media, Thunder Road Pictures

Kate Macer is brought into operation under the direction of Matt Graver to investigate a drug cartel. In addition to Kate, there is also Alejandro Gillick, who likes to get his way in their activism. Alejandro turns out to have his own motives in this hunt, he wants to take revenge on the leader of the drug cartel.

Brolin plays Matt Graver, a head of a CIA covert operation, while Kate Macer is played by Emily Blunt and Alejandro Gillick is played by Benicio Del Toro. Sicario presents brutal and dark footage of the dark side of the drug trade as well as the arresting activities of the gangs.

Inherent Vince [2014]

Inherent Vice - Official Trailer [HD] - YouTube

  • Release year : 2014
  • Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
  • Directed by: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Josh Brolin, Owen Wilson
  • Production company : Ghoulardi Film Company, Warner Bros., IAC Films

Doc is a hippie guy working as a private detective handling three cases. Shasta asks him to stop Sloane from kidnapping and putting her husband in a mental hospital. Tariq asks him to find Glen Charlock, who is in debt. After that, Hope made sure her husband was still alive. The three cases actually have a common theme.

Brolin plays the character Bigfoot, a member of the LAPD who has a personal problem with Doc, played by Joaquin Phoenix. Although it sounds like a complicated movie, this movie has a very understandable story structure. Moreover, along with a funny spice from Phoenix.

Only The Brave [2017]

Watch Movie No Exit - Only the Brave

  • Release year : 2017
  • Genre: Action, Biography, Drama
  • Directed by: Joseph Kosinski
  • Actors: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges
  • Production company: Columbia Pictures, Black Label Media, Di Bonaventura Pictures

Brendan tries to improve his life by applying to become a firefighter specializing in forest fires. Eric Marsh educated Brendan until he managed to turn the eyes of those who had underestimated him. A wooded area in Yarnell Hill, Arizona experienced a lightning fire, Brendan faced a major challenge.

Brolin plays Eric Marsh. This true story-inspired film showcases the other side of the forest fire brigade. Brolin’s performance with Miles Teller, who plays Brendan, is commendable. They do well as firefighters who are emotionally attached to their team.

Josh Brolin is one of the highest earning actors in the movie world. Therefore, the films he acted in were quite worthy of selection. If you haven’t seen his movies before, the 10 Josh Brolin movies reviewed above could be an option. Make sure you are old enough to see it.

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