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This is a list of the best Alan Rickman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Alan Rickman's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, with the Harry Potter franchise earning billions around the world. The order of these top Alan Rickman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Alan Rickman movies will be at the top of the list. Alan Rickman has been in a lot of films, from Die Hard to Galaxy Quest, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Alan Rickman movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Alan Rickman films from Alan Rickman's filmography to settle the score.

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

Examples of films on this list include all eight entries in the Harry Potter franchise, in which Rickman played Professor Severus Snape, along with Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves, a film enlivened by Rickman's performance as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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

Tim Burton and Simon Wincer are among those who have directed Alan Rickman at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Alan Rickman has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Ian McKellen and Brendan Gleeson in terms of fame and success.

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Alan Rickman Movies
Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling and the final film in the series. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron ...more

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Philosoph... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Alan Rickman Movies
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Julianne Hough Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is a 2001 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Morgan Freeman, Sean Connery, Kevin Costner Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves is a 1991 American-British adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film stars Kevin Costner as Robin Hood, Morgan Freeman as Azeem, Christian Slater as Will ...more

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Galaxy Quest Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, Tim Allen Galaxy Quest is a 1999 American science fiction action comedy film directed by Dean Parisot and written by David Howard and Robert Gordon. The film follows the adventures of a troupe of actors ...more

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Dogma Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock Dogma is a 1999 American comedy film, written and directed by Kevin Smith, who also stars along with Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Linda Fiorentino, Alan Rickman, Bud Cort, Salma Hayek, Chris Rock, ...more

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Sense and Sensibility Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen's 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as ...more

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more

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Truly, Madly, Deeply Alan Rickman, Juliet Stevenson, Bill Paterson Truly, Madly, Deeply is a 1990 British fantasy music drama film made for the BBC's Screen Two series. The film, written and directed by Anthony Minghella, stars Juliet Stevenson and Alan

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Alan Rickman Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is a 2007 musical slasher film directed by Tim Burton. It is an adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Tony Award-winning 1979 musical ...more

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Quigley Down Under Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman, Laura San Giacomo Quigley Down Under is a 1990 Australian western film. Starring Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman and Laura San Giacomo, it was directed by Simon Wincer.

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Something the Lord Made Gabrielle Union, Alan Rickman, Mos Def Something the Lord Made is a 2004 film about the black cardiac pioneer Vivien Thomas and his complex and volatile partnership with white surgeon Alfred Blalock, the world famous "Blue Baby ...more

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Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny Ian McKellen, Alan Rickman, David Warner Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny is a biographical 1996 TV film which chronicles the last four years of Grigori Rasputin's stint as a healer to Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia; the heir ...more

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Bottle Shock Eliza Dushku, Chris Pine, Alan Rickman Bottle Shock is a 2008 American comedy-drama film based on the 1976 wine competition termed the "Judgment of Paris", when California wine defeated French wine in a blind taste test. It ...more

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Alice in Wonderland Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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Blow Dry Heidi Klum, Alan Rickman, Josh Hartnett Blow Dry is a 2001 British comedy film directed by Paddy Breathnach, written by Simon Beaufoy and starring Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, and Josh Hartnett. The plot focuses ...more

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The Search for John Gissing Alan Rickman, Janeane Garofalo, Sonya Walger The Search for John Gissing is an award winning comedy film written and directed by Mike Binder, produced by Jack Binder, and starring Alan Rickman, Janeane Garofalo, and Mike Binder. The movie ...more

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An Awfully Big Adventure Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, James Frain An Awfully Big Adventure is a 1995 British coming-of-age film directed by Mike Newell. The story focuses on a teenage girl who joins a seedy theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter ...more

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The January Man Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline, Alan Rickman The January Man is a 1989 comedy/thriller film, directed by Pat O'Connor from a screenplay by John Patrick Shanley. The film stars Kevin Kline as Nick Starkey, a smart ex-New York City police ...more

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Snow Cake Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Mark McKinney Snow Cake is a 2006 independent drama film directed by Marc Evans and starring Alan Rickman, Sigourney Weaver, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Hampshire, and Callum Keith Rennie. It was released on ...more

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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer Dustin Hoffman, John Hurt, Alan Rickman Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a German 2006 thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer, written by Andrew Birkin, Bernd Eichinger and Tykwer and starring Ben Whishaw, Alan Rickman, Rachel ...more

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Mesmer Alan Rickman, David Hemblen, Amanda Ooms Mesmer is a 1994 Biographical film directed by Roger Spottiswoode from a script by Dennis Potter. It stars Alan Rickman as Franz Anton Mesmer and depicts his radical new ways as a pioneering ...more

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Michael Collins Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring Liam Neeson as Michael Collins, the Irish patriot and revolutionary who died in the Irish Civil War. ...more

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Closet Land Alan Rickman, Madeleine Stowe Closet Land is a 1991 independent film written and directed by Radha Bharadwaj. The film stars Madeleine Stowe as Victim, a young author of children's books who is interrogated by a sadistic ...more

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Kathy Buckardt added A Little Chaos Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci A Little Chaos is a 2014 British period drama film directed by Alan Rickman and written by Allison Deegan. The film stars Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, Helen McCrory, Matthias ...more

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Nobel Son Eliza Dushku, Danny DeVito, Alan Rickman Nobel Son is a 2007 American black comedy about a dysfunctional family dealing with the kidnapping of their son for ransom following the father's winning of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The ...more

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Gambit Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth Gambit is a 2012 film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. It is a remake of the 1966 film of the same name starring Shirley MacLaine ...more

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Close My Eyes Clive Owen, Alan Rickman, Lesley Sharp Close My Eyes is a 1991 film written and directed by Stephen Poliakoff and starring Alan Rickman, Clive Owen and Saskia Reeves as well as Lesley Sharp and Karl Johnson. Music was by Michael ...more

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Judas Kiss Emma Thompson, Carla Gugino, Alan Rickman Judas Kiss is a 1998 American crime thriller film that starred Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Roscoe Lee Browne, Carla Gugino, Simon Baker-Denny, Gil Bellows, Richard Riehle, and Til Schweiger. It ...more

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Romeo and Juliet Alan Rickman, John Gielgud, Anthony Andrews Romeo, heir of the lordly Montague family of the Italian city of Verona, goes wearing a mask to a dance held by the Capulets, their bitter rivals in the city. There, Romeo falls head over heels ...more

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Bob Roberts Susan Sarandon, Jack Black, Helen Hunt Bob Roberts is a 1992 satirical mockumentary film written, directed by and starring Tim Robbins. It tells the rise of Bob Roberts, a right-wing politician who is a candidate for an upcoming ...more

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The Song of Lunch Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman The Song of Lunch is a 2010 television adaptation of Christopher Reid's poem of the same name. It was directed by Niall MacCormick and stars Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson. Screened on 9 October ...more

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Tyffani Ramey added Dark Harbor Alan Rickman, Norman Reedus, Polly Walker Dark Harbor is a 1998 film directed by Adam Coleman Howard starring Alan Rickman, Norman Reedus and Polly Walker.

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Sonnet Number 12 Alan Rickman Sonnet Number 12 is a 2009 short animation film directed by Helen Piercy.

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Help! I'm a Fish Alessandro Juliani, Ghita Nørby, Paprika Steen Help! I'm a Fish is a 2000 Danish-Norwegian-German-Irish animated comedy-drama film directed by Stefan Fjeldmark and Michael Hegner, It was released on October 6, 2000 in Denmark and released on ...more

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The Boy in the Bubble Alan Rickman The Boy in the Bubble is a 2011 animation short film directed by Kealan O' Rourke.

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The Wildest Dream Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes, Alan Rickman The Wildest Dream is a 2010 documentary adventure biography film written by Richard Bedser, Mark Halliley and Kevin Maher and directed by Anthony Geffen.

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

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Check the Gate: Putting Beckett on Film Julianne Moore, Alan Rickman, Harold Pinter Beckett on Film was a project aimed at making film versions of all nineteen of Samuel Beckett's stage plays, with the exception of the early and unperformed Eleutheria. This endeavour was ...more