9. 'The Fabulous Baker Boys' (1989)
Welcome to Jeff Bridges at both his sexiest and his saddest. He's one-half of a family jazz piano act, alongside
his real-life brother (Jeff, a bigger star than his older kin at this point, insisted that Beau play his screen sibling – thus paying back the Fat City favor). They’ve
been playing the same standards for decades, stuck in a rut as their audiences
get smaller and smaller. Then into their lives walks sassy, sexy Michelle Pfeiffer,
who transforms the act. Playing a man who keeps his emotions close to the vest, Bridges seems like the epitome of cool – even as we reject his chronic cynicism. And some serious sparks fly between The Dude and La Pfeiffer; watching their slow-burn
confrontational relationship turn into a romance is mesmerizing.