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List Rules Vote 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.

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

Anthony Hopkins is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard and Brett Ratner. Anthony Hopkins has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Morgan Freeman and Willem Dafoe in terms of fame and success.

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The Silence of the Lambs is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anthony Hopkins Movies
Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Chris Isaak
The Silence of the Lambs is a 1991 American thriller film that blends elements of the crime and horror genres. Directed by Jonathan Demme and starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, and Scott ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft
The Elephant Man is a 1980 American-British biographical film about Joseph Merrick, a severely deformed man in 19th century London. The film was directed by David Lynch and stars John Hurt, ...more

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Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson
The Remains of the Day is a 1993 Merchant Ivory film adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant, Mike ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Anthony Hopkins, Elle Macpherson
The Edge is a 1997 American survival drama film directed by Lee Tamahori and starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin. Bart the Bear, a trained Kodiak Bear known for appearances in several ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton
Red Dragon is a 2002 American psychological thriller film based on Thomas Harris' novel of the same name. It is a prequel to The Silence of the Lambs and Hannibal. The novel was originally ...more

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Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins
Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence ...more

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Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Julia Ormond
Legends of the Fall is a 1994 American epic drama film directed by Edward Zwick and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas. Based on the 1979 novella of ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, James Woods, Ed Harris
Nixon is a 1995 American biographical film directed by Oliver Stone for Cinergi Pictures that tells the story of the political and personal life of United States President Richard Nixon, played ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Walton Goggins, Diane Ladd
The World's Fastest Indian is a 2005 Japanese-American-Swiss-New Zealand biographical sports drama film based on the Invercargill, New Zealand speed bike racer Burt Munro and his highly modified ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn, Peter O'Toole
The Lion in Winter is a 1968 historical drama film made by Avco Embassy Pictures, based on the Broadway play by James Goldman. It was directed by Anthony Harvey and produced by Joseph E. Levine ...more

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Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder
Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Count Dracula (Gary Oldman), a ...more

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Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Claire Forlani
Meet Joe Black is a 1998 American fantasy romance film produced by Universal Studios, directed by Martin Brest and starring Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins and Claire Forlani. It was the second ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas
The Mask of Zorro is a 1998 American swashbuckler film based on the Zorro character created by Johnston McCulley. It was directed by Martin Campbell and stars Antonio Banderas, Anthony Hopkins, ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin
Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen taken and managed ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson
Howards End is a 1992 film based upon the novel of the same name by E. M. Forster, a story of class relations in turn-of-the-20th-century England. The film—produced by Merchant Ivory Productions ...more

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Ryan Gosling, Anthony Hopkins, Rosamund Pike
Fracture is a 2007 American-German mystery thriller film, directed by Gregory Hoblit and starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling. It tells the story of a man accused of an attempt on his wife ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Alan Tudyk, Anton Yelchin
Hearts in Atlantis is a 2001 American/Australian drama thriller film directed by Scott Hicks and starring Anthony Hopkins. It is loosely adapted from Stephen King's novel.

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Anthony Hopkins, Debra Winger, James Frain
Shadowlands is a 1993 British biographical film about the love-relationship between Oxford academic C. S. Lewis and American poet Joy Davidman, her death from cancer, and how this challenged ...more

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Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston
Thor is a 2011 American superhero film directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on the Marvel Comics character. The powerful, but arrogant god Thor (Chris Hemsworth), is cast out of Asgard to live ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Kim Cattrall, Cuba Gooding Jr.
Instinct is a 1999 American psychological thriller film starring Anthony Hopkins, Cuba Gooding Jr., George Dzundza, Donald Sutherland, and Maura Tierney. It was very loosely inspired by Ishmael, ...more

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Sean Connery, Anthony Hopkins, Robert Redford
A Bridge Too Far is a 1977 epic film based on the 1974 book of the same name by Cornelius Ryan, adapted by William Goldman. It was produced by Joseph E. Levine and Richard P. Levine and directed ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Maria Grazia Cucinotta, Rutger Hauer
The Rite is a 2011 American supernatural thriller film directed by Mikael Håfström and written by Michael Petroni. It is loosely based on Matt Baglio's book The Rite: The Making of a ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith
Magic is a 1978 American psychological horror film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Anthony Hopkins, Ann-Margret, and Burgess Meredith. The screenplay was by William Goldman, who ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Helen Mirren
Hitchcock is a 2012 American biographical drama film directed by Sacha Gervasi and based on Stephen Rebello's non-fiction book Alfred Hitchcock and the Making of Psycho. The film was released in ...more

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Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Daniel Day-Lewis
The Bounty is a 1984 British adventure drama historical film directed by Roger Donaldson, starring Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins, and produced by Bernard Williams with Dino De Laurentiis as ...more