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The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies 

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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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Steven Spielberg and J.J. Abrams have both worked with Benedict Cumberbatch over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Benedict Cumberbatch has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Matt Smith and David Tennant in terms of fame and success.

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The Imitation Game is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
artsyldyrae added Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong

Released: 2014

Directed by: Morten Tyldum

The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a screenplay by Graham Moore loosely based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges. It ...more

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Star Trek Into Darkness ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve

Released: 2013

Directed by: J.J. Abrams

Star Trek Into Darkness is a 2013 American science fiction action film. It is the twelfth installment in the Star Trek franchise and the sequel to 2009's Star Trek. J. J. Abrams directed a ...more

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1917 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong

Released: 2019

Directed by: Sam Mendes

1917 is a 2019 British war film directed by Sam Mendes. Two British soldiers are tasked with delivering a message to the frontlines and experience a particularly harrowing day during World War

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Hawking is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, John Sessions

Released: 2004

Directed by: Philip Martin

Hawking is a BBC television film about Stephen Hawking's early years as a PhD student at Cambridge University, following his search for the beginning of time, and his struggle against motor ...more
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The Hobbit: The Desolati... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

Released: 2013

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 fantasy adventure film written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and one more and ...more

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The Hobbit: The Battle o... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen

Released: 2014

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Hobbit: There and Back Again is a 2014 film writted by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Peter Jackson, Guillermo del Toro and directed by Peter Jackson.

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The Hobbit trilogy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2012

Directed by: Peter Jackson

The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with large portions of ...more

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Third Star is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugh Bonneville, JJ Feild

Released: 2010

Directed by: Hattie Dalton

Third Star is a 2010 British drama film directed by Hattie Dalton and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, JJ Feild, Tom Burke, Adam Robertson, and Hugh Bonneville. It premiered at the Edinburgh Film ...more
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War Horse is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Emily Watson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

This film is a 2011 American drama film directed by Steven Spielberg based on British author Michael Morpurgo's 1982 children's novel of the same name. After his beloved horse is sold to the ...more

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Sherlock Holmes is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
ryleigh5448 added Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Released: 2009

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie. In the film, ...more

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Sp... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same name by ...more

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Doctor Strange is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Arianne added Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2016

Directed by: Scott Derrickson

Doctor Strange is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Scott Derrickson, based on the Marvel Comics character. After a career-ending car collision, brilliant but arrogant neurosurgeon ...more

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Amazing Grace is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Ioan Gruffudd

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Apted

Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was ...more
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Atonement is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan

Released: 2007

Directed by: Joe Wright

Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian McEwan's 2001 novel of the same name. The film stars James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Saoirse Ronan, Romola ...more

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Van Gogh: Painted with W... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Van Gogh: Painted with Words Benedict Cumberbatch, Ferdinand Kingsley

Released: 2010

Directed by: Andrew Hutton

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Starter for 10 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Alice Eve, James McAvoy

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tom Vaughan

Starter for 10 is a 2006 British comedy-drama film directed by Tom Vaughan from a screenplay by David Nicholls, adapted from his own novel Starter for Ten. The film stars James McAvoy as a ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Arianne added Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2018

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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Wreckers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Shaun Evans

Released: 2011

Directed by: Dictynna Hood

Wreckers is a 2011 drama film written and directed by D.R. Hood. The film's cast includes Claire Foy and Benedict Cumberbatch with Shaun Evans, Peter McDonald and Sinead Matthews.
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Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Arianne added Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2019

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more

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The Other Boleyn Girl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2008

Directed by: Justin Chadwick

The Other Boleyn Girl is a 2008 drama film directed by Justin Chadwick. The screenplay by Peter Morgan was adapted from the 2001 novel of the same name by Philippa Gregory. It is a romanticized ...more

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Small Island is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Small Island Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, David Oyelowo

Released: 2009

Directed by: John Alexander

Small Island is a 2010 International Emmy Awards winning tv program aired on December 6, 2009 in United Kingdom.
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Creation is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jon Amiel

Creation is a 2009 British biographical drama film. Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film was directed by Jon Amiel, and stars Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Charles and Emma Darwin. The ...more
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The Whistleblower is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
The Whistleblower Monica Bellucci, Rachel Weisz, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2010

Directed by: Larysa Kondracki

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

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Fields of Gold is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Fields of Gold Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong, Anna Friel

Released: 2002

Directed by: Bill Anderson

Fields of God is a 2002 film directed by Bill Anderson.
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Burlesque Fairytales is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Benedict Cumberbatch Movies
Burlesque Fairytales Benedict Cumberbatch, Lindsay Duncan, Barbara Flynn

Released: 2010

Directed by: Susan Luciani

Burlesque Fairytales is a drama film directed by Susan Luciani.