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The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

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

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

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  • 1
    Argo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies


    Ben Affleck, John Goodman


    Directed byBen Affleck

    Argo is a 2012 American political thriller film directed by Ben Affleck. The film is adapted... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    The Lincoln Lawyer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    The Lincoln Lawyer

    Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei


    Directed byBrad Furman

    The Lincoln Lawyer is a 2011 American thriller film adapted from the novel of the same name by... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Upside is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    The Upside

    Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart


    Directed byNeil Burger

    The Upside is a 2017 American comedy drama film directed by Neil Burger, based on the 2011... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Seeing Other People is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Seeing Other People

    Bryan Cranston, Lauren Graham


    Directed byWallace Wolodarsky

    Seeing Other People is a comedy film about a couple that decide to see other people two months... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Drive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies


    Christina Hendricks, Ryan Gosling


    Directed byNicolas Winding

    Drive is a 2011 American neo noir arthouse action directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Larry Crowne is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Larry Crowne

    Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks


    Directed byTom Hanks

    Larry Crowne is a 2011 American romantic comedy film starring Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts. The... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    Batman: Year One is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Batman: Year One

    Eliza Dushku, Bryan Cranston


    Directed bySam Liu, Lauren Montgomery

    Batman: Year One is a 2011 animated superhero film based on the four-issue story arc Batman:... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Little Miss Sunshine is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Little Miss Sunshine

    Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston


    Directed byValerie Faris, Jonathan Dayton

    Little Miss Sunshine is a 2006 American comedy-drama road film and the directorial film debut... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Clean Slate is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Clean Slate

    Bryan Cranston, James Earl Jones


    Directed byMick Jackson

    Clean Slate is a 1994 American comedy film, directed by Mick Jackson. The film stars Dana... more on Wikipedia

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  • 10
    Terror Tract is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Terror Tract

    Bryan Cranston, John Ritter


    Directed byClint Hutchison, Lance W. Dreesen

    Terror Tract is a 2000 anthology dark comedy/horror film featuring John Ritter as a... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    Erotique is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies


    Bryan Cranston, Priscilla Barnes


    Directed byMonika Treut, Lizzie Borden, Clara Law, Ana Maria Magalhães

    Erotique is a 1994 fictional drama film written by Lizzie Borden, Susie Bright, Eloí Calage,...
  • 12
    Twas the Night is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Twas the Night

    Bryan Cranston, Josh Zuckerman


    Directed byNick Castle

    'Twas the Night is a 2001 Disney Channel Original Movie released in December for the Christmas... more on Wikipedia
  • 13
    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wa is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock


    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Magnificent Desolation: Walkin is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies


    Directed byMark Cowen

    Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D is a 2005 IMAX 3D documentary film about the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Dead Space is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Dead Space

    Bryan Cranston, Marc Singer


    Directed byFred T. Gallo

    Dead Space is a 1991 science-fiction film involving the crew members of a space station... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Love Ranch is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Love Ranch

    Helen Mirren, Bryan Cranston


    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Love Ranch is a 2010 American drama film directed by Taylor Hackford and starring Helen... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Illusion is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies


    Kirk Douglas, Bryan Cranston


    Directed byMichael A. Goorjian

    Illusion is an independent feature film released in 2004. It was directed by Michael Goorjian... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Detachment is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies


    Christina Hendricks, Lucy Liu


    Directed byTony Kaye

    Detachment is a 2011 American drama film about the high school education system directed by... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Contagion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies


    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet


    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    The Companion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    The Companion

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  • 21
    Red Tails is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Red Tails

    Daniela Ruah, Bryan Cranston


    Directed byAnthony Hemingway

    Red Tails is a 2012 American film directed by Anthony Hemingway in his feature film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 22
    Saving Private Ryan is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon


    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    Saving Private Ryan is a 1998 American epic drama war film set during the Invasion of Normandy... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Corporate Affairs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Corporate Affairs

    Bryan Cranston, Mary Crosby


    Directed byTerence H. Winkless

    Corporate Affairs is a 1990 Comedy film written by Terence H. Winkless and Geoffrey Baere and...
  • 24
    Armitage III is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Armitage III

    Kiefer Sutherland, Bryan Cranston


    Directed byTakuya Satō, Satoshi Saga, Hiroyuki Ochi, Yukio Okamoto

    Armitage III is a 1995 cyberpunk original video animation series. It centers on Naomi... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    Time Under Fire is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bryan Cranston Movies

    Time Under Fire

    Bryan Cranston, Jack Coleman


    Directed byTripp Reed, Scott P. Levy

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