The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked Films

The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked

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List Criteria: Vote for your favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

The best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies of all time prove that he was one of the greatest actors ever, excelling in both comedic and dramatic roles. Hoffman was active from the 1990s all the way up to his death in 2014. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as his lifetime box office gross exceeded $2.4 billion.

Born in Rochester, New York, Hoffman and his siblings were raised mainly by their mother, a family court judge. Since watching a stage production of All My Sons at age 12, Hoffman was enthralled by acting. Later, he joined a drama club and attended New York University as a drama student. It’s no wonder that some of the best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies are dramas.

Following graduation from NYU, Hoffman worked in off-Broadway stage productions and had small film roles throughout the ‘90s. It wasn’t until the 2000s that he experienced critical success in both film and on stage. On the movie screen, his breakout role was as Truman Capote in the 2005 film Capote. In fact, it is considered to be one of the best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies by critics.

Unfortunately, he passed away in 2014 from a drug overdose. It came unexpectedly as it was reported that he had his drug use under control. He had two movies released posthumously, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

So what are the best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies of all time? Is it one of his dramatic or comedic roles? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movies below. Movie trailers have been included if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Philip Seymour Hoffman role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

Brett Ratner and Joel Schumacher both worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Philip Seymour Hoffman movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Dianne Wiest and Jeff Bridges too.

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    Capote is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Cooper, Catherine Keener

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    Boogie Nights is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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    The Talented Mr. Ripley is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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    Magnolia is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Moneyball is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked

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    Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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    The Big Lebowski is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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    Doubt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Twister is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton

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    Almost Famous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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    The Master is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Scent of a Woman is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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    Before the Devil Knows You're ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Synecdoche, New York is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    25th Hour is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Anna Paquin, Rosario Dawson, Edward Norton

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    Happiness is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz

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    Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

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    Charlie Wilson's War is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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    Along Came Polly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller

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    The Ides of March is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Ryan Gosling

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    Mission: Impossible III is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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    Patch Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter

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    The Hunger Games: Catching Fir... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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    Punch-Drunk Love is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Watson

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    Red Dragon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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    Flawless is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Bauer

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    Nobody's Fool is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith

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    Owning Mahowny is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    John Hurt, Sandra Oh, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    The Boat That Rocked is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

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    State and Main is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Julia Stiles

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    When a Man Loves a Woman is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia

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    The Savages is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Margo Martindale

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    Leap of Faith is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Liam Neeson, Steve Martin, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Hard Eight is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Love Liza is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Kathy Bates, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Tobolowsky

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    Mary and Max is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette

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    The Invention of Lying is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Edward Norton

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    Jack Goes Boating is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, Lola Glaudini

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    My Boyfriend's Back is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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    Montana is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Tunney, Kyra Sedgwick

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    The Master is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked

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    Jet Li, Yuen Wah, Jerry Trimble

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    A Most Wanted Man is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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    God's Pocket is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Christina Hendricks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro

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    The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, ... is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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    A Late Quartet is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Imogen Poots

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    Salinger is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


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    Presence of Mind is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Jude Law, Lauren Bacall, Harvey Keitel

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    Joey Breaker is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Lewis Black, Richard Edson

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    Next Stop Wonderland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    Philip Seymour Hoffman, Callie Thorne, H. Jon Benjamin

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    A Child's Garden of Poetry is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies of All Time, Ranked


    A Child's Garden of Poetry Julianne Moore, Claire Danes, Liam Neeson

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