The Best Brenda Blethyn Movies 

Updated September 21, 2019 268 votes 103 voters 10.4k views 35 items

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

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

List features films like Secrets & Lies and Belonging.

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

Brenda Blethyn has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Patricia Clarkson and Laura Linney in terms of fame and success.

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Craig Ferguson, Brenda Blethyn, Bill Bailey

Released: 2000

Directed by: Nigel Cole

Saving Grace is a 2000 British comedy film, directed by Nigel Cole and based on a screenplay by Mark Crowdy and Craig Ferguson. It was co-produced by Fine Line Features, Homerun Productions, ...more

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Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Marianne Jean-Baptiste

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mike Leigh

Secrets & Lies is a 1996 British drama film written and directed by Mike Leigh. Led by an ensemble cast consisting of many Leigh regulars, it stars Marianne Jean-Baptiste as Hortense, a ...more
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Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench

Released: 2005

Directed by: Joe Wright

Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, published in 1813. The film depicts five sisters from an English ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent

Released: 1998

Directed by: Mark Herman

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Brad Pitt, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Robert Redford

Released: 1992

Directed by: Robert Redford

A River Runs Through It is a 1992 American film directed by Robert Redford and starring Craig Sheffer, Brad Pitt, Tom Skerritt, Brenda Blethyn, and Emily Lloyd. It is a period drama based on the ...more

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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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Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston, Brenda Blethyn

Released: 1990

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

The Witches is a 1990 comedy-fantasy film based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was directed by Nicolas Roeg and produced by Jim Henson Productions for Lorimar Film Entertainment ...more

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Amy Adams, Christina Ricci, Brenda Blethyn

Released: 2002

Directed by: Anthony Abrams, Adam Larson Broder

Pumpkin is a 2002 romantic dark comedy film starring Christina Ricci. It is a story of forbidden love between a developmentally-handicapped young man and a sorority girl. The film was directed ...more

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Brenda Blethyn, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie

Released: 2005

Directed by: Frank Nissen

Pooh's Heffalump Movie is a 2005 animated film produced by DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures, featuring characters from A. A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh stories. This film ...more

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Naomi Watts, Christopher Walken, Alfred Molina

Released: 2005

Directed by: Nick Hurran

Plots with a View, released internationally as Undertaking Betty, is a 2002 British dark comedy written by Frederick Ponzlov, directed by Nick Hurran, starring Brenda Blethyn, Robert Pugh, ...more
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Jude Law, Jennifer Tilly, Jeremy Piven

Released: 1998

Directed by: Charlie Peters

Music from Another Room is a 1998 American romantic comedy, directed by Charlie Peters and starring Jude Law and Gretchen Mol. The film follows the exploits of Danny, a young man who grew up ...more
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Kevin Spacey, Kate Bosworth, John Goodman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Kevin Spacey

Beyond the Sea is a 2004 American biographical film based on the life of singer/actor Bobby Darin. Starring in the lead role and using his own singing voice for the musical numbers, Kevin Spacey ...more

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Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer, Catherine Keener

Released: 2001

Directed by: Nicole Holofcener

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Marisa Tomei, Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert

Released: 2002

Directed by: Cathy Malkasian, Jeff McGrath

The Wild Thornberrys Movie is a 2002 American animated adventure comedy-drama film based on the The Wild Thornberrys television series. The film follows Eliza Thornberry on her quest to rescue a ...more

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Brenda Blethyn, Roschdy Zem, Sotigui Kouyaté

Released: 2009

Directed by: Rachid Bouchareb

London River is a 2009 British drama film, written and produced by Franco-Algerian film director Rachid Bouchareb. Starring Brenda Blethyn and Sotigui Kouyaté, it centres on the journey ...more
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Girls' Night Julie Walters, Brenda Blethyn

Released: 1997

Directed by: Nick Hurran

Girls' Night is a 1998 British comedy-drama directed by Nick Hurran. Loosely based upon the real experiences of writer Kay Mellor, the film stars Julie Walters and Brenda Blethyn as two ...more
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Brenda Blethyn, Rebecca Gibney, Emma Booth

Released: 2007

Directed by: Cherie Nowlan

Clubland, internationally known as Introducing the Dwights, is a 2007 Australian comedy film, directed by Cherie Nowlan, written by Keith Thompson, and starring Oscar nominee Brenda Blethyn and ...more
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Brenda Blethyn, Billy Boyd, 피터 뮬란

Released: 2005

Directed by: Gaby Dellal

On a Clear Day is a 2005 Scottish drama film written by Alex Rose and directed by Gaby Dellal. It stars Peter Mullan as Frank Redmond, an engineer in the shipyards on the River Clyde, who ...more
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Night Train John Hurt, Brenda Blethyn, John Lynch

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Lynch

Night Train is a 1998 Irish romantic thriller directed by John Lynch. Starring John Hurt and Brenda Blethyn, the film follows an ex-prisoner with a passion for electric trains and the Orient ...more
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Liev Schreiber, John Malkovich, Melanie Griffith

Released: 1999

Directed by: Benjamin Ross

RKO 281 is a 1999 historical drama film directed by Benjamin Ross. It stars Liev Schreiber, James Cromwell, Melanie Griffith, John Malkovich, Roy Scheider and Liam Cunningham. The film depicts ...more
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Jessica Alba, Bob Hoskins, Emily Mortimer

Released: 2003

Directed by: Guy Jenkin

The Sleeping Dictionary is a 2003 American romantic drama film written and directed by Guy Jenkin and starring Hugh Dancy, Jessica Alba, Brenda Blethyn, Emily Mortimer, and Bob Hoskins. The film ...more
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Nicolas Cage, James Franco, Mena Suvari

Released: 2002

Directed by: Nicolas Cage

Sonny is a 2002 American crime-drama film starring James Franco, Harry Dean Stanton, Brenda Blethyn, Mena Suvari and Josie Davis. Based on a screenplay by John Carlen, the film marks the ...more
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Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 2005

Directed by: John McKay

Piccadilly Jim is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by John McKay.
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Ben Affleck, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kelly Preston

Released: 2001

Directed by: Billy Bob Thornton

Daddy and Them is a 2001 American film written and directed by, as well as starring Billy Bob Thornton. In addition to Thornton, it stars Laura Dern, Ben Affleck, Kelly Preston, Diane Ladd, ...more
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Mysterious Creatures Timothy Spall, Brenda Blethyn, Rebekah Staton

Released: 2006

Directed by: David Evans

Mysterious Creatures is a 2006 film directed by David Evans.