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List of the best John Hurt movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. John Hurt'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 John Hurt movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated John Hurt movies will be at the top of the list. John Hurt has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest John Hurt movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining John Hurt films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Everything from Midnight Express to The Elephant Man is included on this list.

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

John Hurt has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Robert Altman. If John Hurt movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Ellen Burstyn and Liv Ullmann too.

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The Elephant Man Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

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Alien Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Ian Holm

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King Lear John Hurt, Laurence Olivier, Diana Rigg

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

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V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving

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Midnight Express John Hurt, Randy Quaid, Brad Davis

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The Lord of the Rings John Hurt, Annette Crosbie, Peter Woodthorpe

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Hellboy John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough

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Spaceballs Joan Rivers, John Hurt, Mel Brooks

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

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Contact Matthew McConaughey, Jodie Foster, Jay Leno

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Nineteen Eighty-Four John Hurt, Annie Lennox, Richard Burton

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A Man for All Seasons John Hurt, Orson Welles, Vanessa Redgrave

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Rob Roy Liam Neeson, Jessica Lange, John Hurt

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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Heaven's Gate Mickey Rourke, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Bridges

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Dogville Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt

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The Black Cauldron John Hurt, John Huston, Nigel Hawthorne

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Dustin Hoffman, John Hurt, Alan Rickman

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An Englishman in New York John Hurt, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O'Hare

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Watership Down John Hurt, Denholm Elliott, Richard Briers

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Scandal Ian McKellen, John Hurt, Bridget Fonda

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Only Lovers Left Alive Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel

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Aria Elizabeth Hurley, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton

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Manderlay Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard, Lauren Bacall

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White Mischief Hugh Grant, John Hurt, Charles Dance

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The Tigger Movie John Hurt, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie

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The Oxford Murders John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey

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The Skeleton Key Kate Hudson, John Hurt, Joy Bryant

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Melancholia Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt

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The Proposition John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson

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Dead Man Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt

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The Hit John Hurt, Tim Roth, Terence Stamp

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Recount Kevin Spacey, Al Gore, John Hurt

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Frankenstein Unbound John Hurt, Bridget Fonda, Michael Hutchence

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Hellboy: Blood and Iron John Hurt, Selma Blair, Ron Perlman

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Romeo.Juliet John Hurt, Ben Kingsley, Maggie Smith

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Brighton Rock Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Andy Serkis

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Outlander John Hurt, Jim Caviezel, Ron Perlman

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All the Little Animals Christian Bale, John Hurt, James Faulkner

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Captain Corelli's Mandolin Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Christian Bale

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The Newton Boys Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson

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Lost Souls Winona Ryder, John Hurt, Anna Gunn

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Night Crossing John Hurt, Beau Bridges, Jane Alexander

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The Climb John Hurt, David Strathairn, Marla Sokoloff

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Felidae Mario Adorf, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ulrich Tukur

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Hellboy: Sword of Storms Selma Blair, Ron Perlman, Doug Jones

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New York, I Love You Natalie Portman, Blake Lively, Christina Ricci