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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.


Best Christian Bale Movies Films
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    Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman, Gary Oldman

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    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie, Hugh Jackman

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    Reese Witherspoon, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Katie Holmes, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Anne Hathaway, Christian Bale, Morgan Freeman

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    Amy Adams, Christian Bale, Mark Wahlberg

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    Christian Bale, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Michael Ironside

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    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman

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    Christian Bale, Steve Zahn, Jeremy Davies

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    Christian Bale, Sean Bean, Taye Diggs Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Christian Bale, Ben Stiller, John Malkovich

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    Zoe Saldana, Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe

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    Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler

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    Christian Bale, Paul Schneider, Yuan Nie

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    Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Channing Tatum

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    Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    Christian Bale, Robert Duvall, Ann-Margret

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    Akihiro Miwa, Akio Ōtsuka, Takuya Kimura

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    Christian Bale, Helena Bonham Carter, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Eva Longoria, Christian Bale, J.K. Simmons

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    Mel Gibson, Christian Bale, Billy Connolly

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    Christian Bale, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer

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    Christian Bale, Elizabeth Banks, Samuel L. Jackson

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    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore

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    Christian Bale, Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

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    Michelle Pfeiffer, Christian Bale, Sophie Marceau

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    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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    Christian Bale, John Hurt, James Faulkner

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    Christian Bale, Kenneth Branagh, Barbara Hershey

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    Treasure Island Jack Palance, Kevin Zegers, Patrick Bergin

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    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Christian Bale

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    Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen

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    Christian Bale, Geraldine Chaplin, Pernilla August

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    Christian Bale, Christopher Lee, Charlton Heston

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    Natalie Portman, Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

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    Christian Bale, Omar Sharif, Olivia de Havilland

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    Christian Bale, Christopher Lee, Susannah York

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    Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Helen Mirren

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    The Last Photograph Christian Bale

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    Javier Bardem, Édgar Ramírez Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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    The Secret Agent Robin Williams, Christian Bale, Patricia Arquette Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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

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