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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Brad Pitt Movies

See what film managed to top ‘Seven,’ ’12 Monkeys’ and ‘Inglorious Basterds’

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FIGHT CLUB, Brad Pitt, 1999, TM & © 20th Century Fox Film Corp./courtesy Everett Collection

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie's new movie By the Sea hit theaters this month, though so far it doesn't seem to be connecting with fans or critics. Somehow, we think they'll survive. After all, they're two of the most powerful people in Hollywood. Pitt has been churning out blockbusters for 20 years, and he's always been smart about avoiding brainless action pictures in favor of more interesting fare like 12 Monkeys and Inglorious Basterds. We asked our readers to select his best movies. Here are the results. 

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FIGHT CLUB, Brad Pitt, 1999, TM & © 20th Century Fox Film Corp./courtesy Everett Collection

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‘Seven’

There are dark movies. Then there are really dark movies. And then there's a really, really dark movie like David Fincher's Seven. It's the kind of film that begins with a series of heinous, incredibly graphic murders, and only gets darker from there. Brad Pitt plays a cop in a bleak, perpetually-rainy city that seems just a shade nicer than hell. We won't ruin the famous ending, but let's just say it involves a damp cardboard box and a very unhappy Brad Pitt. 

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‘Fight Club’

Four years after Seven, Brad Pitt teamed back up with director David Fincher on this cult classic about an office drone (Edward Norton) who befriends a soap salesman (Pitt) and joins a club where men pound the shit out of each other for sport. It's a wildly clever movie that rewards repeat viewings, and once again we won't give up the ending, but there's a reason why fans have made their own edits of the film that completely remove Brad Pitt from the action.  

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