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The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies

Updated July 10, 2020 2.0k votes 376 voters 11.8k views

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

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

These films, like Fields of Gold and Four Lions include images when available.

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  • The Imitation Game1
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    The Imitation Game

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2014

    Directed byMorten Tyldum

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  • 19172
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    1917

    George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman

    Released2019

    Directed bySam Mendes

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  • Star Trek Into Darkness3
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    Star Trek Into Darkness

    Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2013

    Directed byJ.J. Abrams

    Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth... more on Wikipedia

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  • Hawking4
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    Hawking

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

    Released2004

    Directed byPhilip Martin

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  • Doctor Strange5
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    Doctor Strange

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor

    Released2016

    Directed byScott Derrickson

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  • The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug6
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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

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  • The Hobbit trilogy7
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    The Hobbit trilogy

    Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace

    Released2012

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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  • The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies8
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    The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2014

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Sherlock Holmes9
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • War Horse10
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    War Horse

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • Third Star11
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    Third Star

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville

    Released2010

    Directed byHattie Dalton

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  • Avengers: Infinity War12
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    Avengers: Infinity War

    Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth

    Released2018

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy13
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2011

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

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  • Avengers: Endgame14
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    Avengers: Endgame

    Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin

    Released2019

    Directed byAnthony Russo, Joe Russo

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  • Atonement15
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    Atonement

    Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2007

    Directed byJoe Wright

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  • The Current War16
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    The Current War

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Shannon

    Directed byAlfonso Gomez-Rejon

    The Current War is a 2017 American biographical historical film (2019 US theatrical release)... more on Wikipedia
  • Starter for 1017
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    Starter for 10

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

    Released2006

    Directed byTom Vaughan

    Starter for 10 is a 2006 British comedy-drama film directed by Tom Vaughan from a screenplay... more on Wikipedia

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  • Amazing Grace18
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    Amazing Grace

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon

    Released2006

    Directed byMichael Apted

    Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted,... more on Wikipedia
  • Van Gogh: Painted with Words19
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    Van Gogh: Painted with Words

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Ferdinand Kingsley

    Released2010

    Directed byAndrew Hutton

  • Small Island20
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    Small Island

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Alexander

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  • The Other Boleyn Girl21
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    The Other Boleyn Girl

    Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman

    Released2008

    Directed byJustin Chadwick

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  • Brexit22
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    Brexit

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Lee Boardman

    Released2019

    Directed byToby Haynes

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  • The Whistleblower23
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    The Whistleblower

    Monica Bellucci, Rachel Weisz

    Released2010

    Directed byLarysa Kondracki

    The Whistleblower is a biographical film, drama and thriller directed by Larysa Kondracki.

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  • Creation24
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    Creation

    Jennifer Connelly, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2009

    Directed byJon Amiel

    Creation is a 2009 British biographical drama film. Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film was... more on Wikipedia
  • Wreckers25
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    Wreckers

    Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy

    Released2011

    Directed byDictynna Hood

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