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Best Andy Serkis Movies

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List of the best Andy Serkis movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Andy Serkis started his acting career appearing in TV series like Streetwise, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Andy Serkis'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 Andy Serkis movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Andy Serkis movies will be at the top of the list. Andy Serkis has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Andy Serkis movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Andy Serkis films to end the squabble once and for all.

Best known for his motion capture roles, Andy Serkis has played many famous characters in film franchises, including Gollum in The Lord of the Rings trilogy and Caesar in the Planet of the Apes movies.  

This is a list that features films like Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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

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

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  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes1
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    Rise of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Freida Pinto

    Released2011

    Directed byRupert Wyatt

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  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens2
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill

    Released2015

    Directed byJ. J. Abrams

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  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring3

    Released2001

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring is a 2001 epic fantasy film directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King4
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King is a 2003 epic fantasy drama film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Adventures of Tintin5
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    The Adventures of Tintin

    Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    The Adventures of Tintin, also known as The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers6
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    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

    Cate Blanchett, Ian McKellen

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers is a 2002 epic fantasy film directed by Peter Jackson... more on Wikipedia
  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes7
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    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

    James Franco, Gary Oldman

    Released2014

    Directed byMatt Reeves

    Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is a 2014 American science fiction film directed by Matt Reeves... more on Wikipedia

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  • War for the Planet of the Apes8
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    War for the Planet of the Apes

    Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson

    Directed byMatt Reeves

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  • King Kong9
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    King Kong

    Naomi Watts, Jack Black

    Released2005

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    King Kong is a 2005 epic monster film and remake of the 1933 film of the same name. Directed,... more on Wikipedia
  • The Avengers: Age of Ultron10
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    The Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2015

    Directed byJoss Whedon

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  • Wild Bill11
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    Wild Bill

    Andy Serkis, Olivia Williams

    Released2011

    Directed byDexter Fletcher

    Wild Bill is a 2011 drama film written by Dexter Fletcher and Danny King and directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • The Hobbit trilogy12
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    The Hobbit trilogy

    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Arthur Christmas13
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    Arthur Christmas

    Eva Longoria, Hugh Laurie

    Released2011

    Directed bySarah Smith, Barry Cook

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  • Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll14
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    Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

    Naomie Harris, Ray Winstone

    Released2010

    Directed byMat Whitecross

    Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll is a 2010 biographical film about English new wave musician Ian... more on Wikipedia

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  • The Prestige15
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    The Prestige

    Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie

    Released2006

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • 13 Going on 3016
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    13 Going on 30

    Jennifer Garner, Ashley Benson

    Released2004

    Directed byGary Winick

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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug17
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    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013... more on Wikipedia
  • Brighton Rock18
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    Brighton Rock

    Helen Mirren, John Hurt

    Released2010

    Directed byRowan Joffé

    Brighton Rock is a 2010 British crime film loosely based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Sugarhouse19
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    Sugarhouse

    Andy Serkis, Ashley Walters

    Released2007

    Directed byGary Love

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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies20
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2014

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • The Cottage21
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    The Cottage

    Andy Serkis, Jennifer Ellison

    Released2008

    Directed byPaul Andrew Williams

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  • Standing Room Only22
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    Standing Room Only

    Hugh Jackman, Michael Gambon

    Released2004

    Directed byDeborra-Lee Furness

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  • The Escapist23
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    The Escapist

    Andy Serkis, Jonny Lee Miller

    Released2002

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    The Escapist is a 2002 film directed by Gillies MacKinnon and written by Nick Perry. The film... more on Wikipedia
  • 24 Hour Party People24
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    24 Hour Party People

    Christopher Eccleston, Simon Pegg

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

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  • Deathwatch25
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    Deathwatch

    Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis

    Released2002

    Directed byMichael J. Bassett

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