The Best Christian Bale Movies Films

The Best Christian Bale Movies

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List of the best Christian Bale movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Christian Bale's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Christian Bale movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Christian Bale movies will be at the top of the list. Christian Bale has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Christian Bale movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Christian Bale films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Christian Bale role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Christian Bale performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing contains films like Velvet Goldmine and I'm Not There.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Christian Bale movies?" and "What are the greatest Christian Bale roles of all time?"


Christian Bale is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Christopher Nolan and Terrence Malick. Movie fans who love Christian Bale have also been known to enjoy films starring Ben Kingsley and Clive Owen.



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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    The Prestige

    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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    The Fighter

    Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    The Machinist

    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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    3:10 to Yuma

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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    Rescue Dawn

    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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    Equilibrium

    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs

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    Empire of the Sun

    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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    Out of the Furnace

    Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    Reign of Fire

    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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    The Flowers of War

    Christian Bale, Paul Schneider, Yuan Nie

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    Public Enemies

    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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    Little Women

    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes

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    Howl's Moving Castle

    Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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    Harsh Times

    Eva Longoria, Christian Bale, J.K. Simmons

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    Newsies

    Christian Bale, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

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    Terminator Salvation

    Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Pocahontas

    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

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    The New World

    Christian Bale, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer

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    Velvet Goldmine

    Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    A Midsummer Night's Dream

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau

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    Shaft

    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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    I'm Not There

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore

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    Henry V

    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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    All the Little Animals

    Christian Bale, John Hurt, James Faulkner

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    Swing Kids

    Christian Bale, Kenneth Branagh, Barbara Hershey

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    Treasure Island

    Christian Bale, Christopher Lee, Charlton Heston

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    The Portrait of a Lady

    Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen

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    Treasure Island

    Treasure Island Jack Palance, Kevin Zegers, Patrick Bergin

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    Mio in the Land of Faraway

    Christian Bale, Christopher Lee, Susannah York

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    Captain Corelli's Mandolin

    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Christian Bale

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    Weightless

    Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

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    Mary, Mother of Jesus

    Christian Bale, Geraldine Chaplin, Pernilla August

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    Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

    Christian Bale, Omar Sharif, Olivia de Havilland

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    Prince of Jutland

    Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Helen Mirren

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    The Last Photograph

    The Last Photograph Christian Bale

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    Killing Pablo

    Javier Bardem, Édgar Ramírez

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    The Secret Agent

    The Secret Agent Robin Williams, Christian Bale, Patricia Arquette

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    A Murder of Quality

    A Murder of Quality Christian Bale, Denholm Elliott, Glenda Jackson

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