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The best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies of all time prove that he was one of the greatest actors ever, excelling in both comedic and dramatic roles. Hoffman was active from the 1990s all the way up to his death in 2014. His highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as his lifetime box office gross exceeded $2.4 billion.

Born in Rochester, New York, Hoffman and his siblings were raised mainly by their mother, a family court judge. Since watching a stage production of All My Sons at age 12, Hoffman was enthralled by acting. Later, he joined a drama club and attended New York University as a drama student. It’s no wonder that some of the best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies are dramas.

Following graduation from NYU, Hoffman worked in off-Broadway stage productions and had small film roles throughout the ‘90s. It wasn’t until the 2000s that he experienced critical success in both film and on stage. On the movie screen, his breakout role was as Truman Capote in the 2005 film Capote. In fact, it is considered to be one of the best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies by critics.

Unfortunately, he passed away in 2014 from a drug overdose. It came unexpectedly as it was reported that he had his drug use under control. He had two movies released posthumously, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.

So what are the best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies of all time? Is it one of his dramatic or comedic roles? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Philip Seymour Hoffman movies below. Movie trailers have been included if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Philip Seymour Hoffman role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies should be as comprehensive as possible. 

Brett Ratner and Joel Schumacher both worked with Philip Seymour Hoffman over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Philip Seymour Hoffman movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Dianne Wiest and Jeff Bridges too.

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Capote Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Cooper, Catherine Keener

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Boogie Nights Julianne Moore, Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham

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Moneyball Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, Robin Wright

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The Talented Mr. Ripley Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

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The Big Lebowski Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Tara Reid

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Almost Famous Zooey Deschanel, Kate Hudson, Anna Paquin

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Magnolia Tom Cruise, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Doubt Amy Adams, Meryl Streep, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Before the Devil Knows You're Dead Marisa Tomei, Ethan Hawke, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Twister Helen Hunt, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Bill Paxton

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The Master Amy Adams, Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Charlie Wilson's War Julia Roberts, Amy Adams, Tom Hanks

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Scent of a Woman Al Pacino, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Gabrielle Anwar

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Mission: Impossible III Maggie Q, Keri Russell, Michelle Monaghan

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Happiness Philip Seymour Hoffman, Molly Shannon, Jon Lovitz

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Synecdoche, New York Michelle Williams, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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The Ides of March George Clooney, Evan Rachel Wood, Ryan Gosling

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Along Came Polly Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller

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25th Hour Anna Paquin, Rosario Dawson, Edward Norton

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Cold Mountain Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

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Patch Adams Robin Williams, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Monica Potter

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Punch-Drunk Love Adam Sandler, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Emily Watson

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Flawless Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chris Bauer

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Red Dragon Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton

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Nobody's Fool Bruce Willis, Paul Newman, Melanie Griffith

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Owning Mahowny John Hurt, Sandra Oh, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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The Savages Philip Seymour Hoffman, Laura Linney, Margo Martindale

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The Boat That Rocked Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

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When a Man Loves a Woman Meg Ryan, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Andy Garcia

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State and Main Sarah Jessica Parker, Alec Baldwin, Julia Stiles

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Leap of Faith Liam Neeson, Steve Martin, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Mary and Max Eric Bana, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Toni Collette

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Hard Eight Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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The Invention of Lying Jennifer Garner, Tina Fey, Edward Norton

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Love Liza Kathy Bates, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Tobolowsky

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The Master Jet Li, Yuen Wah, Jerry Trimble

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Money for Nothing John Cusack, Philip Seymour Hoffman, James Gandolfini

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

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The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Julianne Moore

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A Late Quartet Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Imogen Poots

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My Boyfriend's Back Matthew McConaughey, Renée Zellweger, Philip Seymour Hoffman

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Jack Goes Boating Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Ryan, Lola Glaudini

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A Most Wanted Man Rachel McAdams, Willem Dafoe, Robin Wright

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The Getaway Alec Baldwin, Kim Basinger, James Woods

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Montana Philip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Tunney, Kyra Sedgwick

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God's Pocket Christina Hendricks, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Turturro

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Next Stop Wonderland Philip Seymour Hoffman, Callie Thorne, H. Jon Benjamin

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Empire Falls Paul Newman, Helen Hunt, Robin Wright