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The Best Anthony Hopkins Movies

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List RulesVote for your favorite Anthony Hopkins movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

Here are the best Anthony Hopkins movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Anthony Hopkins's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world.

Anthony Hopkins is most famous for his role as Hannibal Lecter in The Silence of the Lambs. Although he only had around 15 minutes of screen time, Anthony Hopkins won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his chilling performance as the cannibalistic serial killer. Along with his Oscar, Anthony Hopkins has also won three BAFTA Awards, two Emmys, and the Cecil B. DeMille Award. 

The order of these top Anthony Hopkins movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Anthony Hopkins movies will be at the top of the list. Anthony Hopkins has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Anthony Hopkins movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Anthony Hopkins films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list includes films like Thor, The Mask of Zorro, and many more.

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    The Silence of the Lambs
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    The Silence of the Lambs

    Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1991

    Directed byJonathan Demme

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    The Elephant Man
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    The Elephant Man

    Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt

    Released1980

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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    The Remains of the Day
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    The Remains of the Day

    Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1993

    Directed byJames Ivory

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    Legends of the Fall
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    Legends of the Fall

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1994

    Directed byEdward Zwick

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    Red Dragon
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    Red Dragon

    Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2002

    Directed byBrett Ratner

    Red Dragon is a 2002 American psychological thriller film based on Thomas Harris' novel of the... more on Wikipedia

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    Hannibal
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    Hannibal

    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman

    Released2001

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of... more on Wikipedia
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    The Edge
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    The Edge

    Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1997

    Directed byLee Tamahori

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    Meet Joe Black
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    Meet Joe Black

    Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1998

    Directed byMartin Brest

    Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Bram Stoker's Dracula
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released1992

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    The World's Fastest Indian
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    The World's Fastest Indian

    Anthony Hopkins, Walton Goggins

    Released2005

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • 11
    Howards End
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    Howards End

    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released1992

    Directed byJames Ivory

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  • 12
    Fracture
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    Fracture

    Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2007

    Directed byGregory Hoblit

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  • 13
    The Lion in Winter
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    The Lion in Winter

    Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn

    Released1968

    Directed byAnthony Harvey

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    Amistad
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    Amistad

    Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey

    Released1997

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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    The Mask of Zorro
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    The Mask of Zorro

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1998

    Directed byMartin Campbell

    The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 16
    Nixon
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    Nixon

    Anthony Hopkins, James Woods

    Released1995

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    A Bridge Too Far
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    A Bridge Too Far

    Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1977

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

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  • 18
    Magic
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    Magic

    Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret

    Released1978

    Directed byRichard Attenborough

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    Thor
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    Thor

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2011

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

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    Hearts in Atlantis
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    Hearts in Atlantis

    Anthony Hopkins, Alan Tudyk

    Released2001

    Directed byScott Hicks

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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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    Released2000

    Directed byRon Howard

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    Thor: The Dark World
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    Thor: The Dark World

    Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman

    Released2013

    Directed byAlan Taylor

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  • 23
    Mission: Impossible II
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    Mission: Impossible II

    Tom Cruise, Anthony Hopkins

    Released2000

    Directed byJohn Woo

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    Bad Company
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    Bad Company

    Kerry Washington, Chris Rock

    Released2002

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

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    Bobby
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    Bobby

    Lindsay Lohan, Demi Moore

    Released2006

    Directed byEmilio Estevez

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