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The Best Charles Dance Movies 

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

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

List ranges from The Phantom of the Opera to Alien 3, plus much more.

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The Phantom of the Opera Burt Lancaster, Charles Dance, Teri Polo

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tony Richardson

The Phantom of the Opera is a 1990 NBC two-part drama television miniseries directed by Tony Richardson and stars Charles Dance in the title role. It is adapted from Arthur Kopit's book for his ...more
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Faye Dunaway, Diana Rigg, Charles Dance

Released: 1997

Directed by: Jim O'Brien

Rebecca is a 1997 British/German television serial directed by Jim O'Brien. The teleplay by Arthur Hopcraft is based on the 1938 novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier. The serial was ...more

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Arnold Schwarzenegger, Tina Turner, Sharon Stone

Released: 1993

Directed by: John McTiernan

Last Action Hero is a 1993 American action-comedy-fantasy film directed and produced by John McTiernan. It is a satire of the action genre and its clichés, containing several parodies of ...more

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Charles Dance, David Suchet, Tamsin Greig

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jon Jones

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Helen Mirren, Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance

Released: 1988

Directed by: James Dearden

Pascali's Island is a 1988 British drama film, based on the novel by Barry Unsworth. It was written and directed by James Dearden. It stars Ben Kingsley, Charles Dance and Helen Mirren. It was ...more
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Hugh Grant, John Hurt, Charles Dance

Released: 1987

Directed by: Michael Radford

White Mischief is a 1987 film dramatising the events of the Happy Valley murder case in Kenya in 1941, when Sir Henry "Jock" Delves Broughton was tried for the murder of Josslyn Hay, ...more
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Roger Moore, Sheena Easton, Charles Dance

Released: 1981

Directed by: John Glen

For Your Eyes Only is the twelfth spy film in the James Bond series, and the fifth to star Roger Moore as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It marked the directorial debut of John Glen, who ...more

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Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Altman

Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, ...more

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Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Released: 1992

Directed by: David Fincher

Alien 3 is a 1992 American science-fiction horror film and the debut feature film of director David Fincher. The film is the third installment of the Alien film series. The film takes place ...more

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Eddie Murphy, Charles Dance, Frank Welker

Released: 1986

Directed by: Michael Ritchie

The Golden Child is a 1986 fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Ritchie and starring Eddie Murphy as Chandler Jarrell, who is informed that he is "The Chosen One" and is destined to ...more

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David Morrissey, Charles Dance, Emily Watson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Anand Tucker

Hilary and Jackie is a 1998 British biographical film directed by Anand Tucker. The screenplay by Frank Cottrell Boyce is often claimed to have been based on the memoir A Genius in the Family by ...more
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Phil Davis, Hugo Speer, Anna Maxwell Martin

Released: 2005

Directed by: Susanna White, Justin Chadwick

A trio of orphans becomes embroiled in a mysterious and long-running lawsuit in this sprawling BBC adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel. A legend in the legal circles of Victorian London, the ...more

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Julia Roberts, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Neil Jordan

Michael Collins is a 1996 historical biopic written and directed by Neil Jordan and starring Liam Neeson as Michael Collins. It won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival.
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Kate Beckinsale, Scott Speedman, Michael Ealy

Released: 2012

Directed by: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein

Underworld: Awakening is a 2012 American 3D action horror film directed by Måns Mårlind and Björn Stein. It is the fourth installment in the Underworld film series, with Kate ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Hugh Jackman, Woody Allen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Woody Allen

Scoop is a 2006 American-British romantic comedy mystery written and directed by Woody Allen and starring Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Ian McShane, and Allen himself. The film was released ...more
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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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Keira Knightley, Bob Hoskins, Anna Friel

Released: 2011

Directed by: Nick Willing

Raised on the streets of turn-of-the century London, orphaned Peter and his pals survive by their fearless wits as cunning young pickpockets. Now, they've been rounded up by their mentor Jimmy ...more
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Ironclad Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jonathan English

Ironclad is a 2011 adventure film directed by Jonathan English. Written by English and Erick Kastel, based on a screenplay by Stephen McDool, the cast includes James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Vladimir ...more

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Tom Hiddleston, Charles Dance, Dominic West

Released: 2001

Directed by: Stephen Whittaker

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby is a British movie released for TV in 2001, directed by Stephen Whittaker, based on the novel by Charles Dickens.
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Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2002

Directed by: Craig Lahiff

Black and White is a 2002 Australian film, directed by Craig Lahiff and starring Robert Carlyle, Charles Dance, Kerry Fox, David Ngoombujarra, and Colin Friels. Louis Nowra wrote the screenplay, ...more
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Sacha Baron Cohen, Rhona Mitra, Martin Freeman

Released: 2002

Directed by: Mark Mylod

Ali G Indahouse is a 2002 British comedy film directed by Mark Mylod and starring the fictional character Ali G, who is written and performed by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. The character of Ali ...more
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Charles Dance, Ian Richardson, Alec Newman

Released: 2000

Directed by: Paul Seed

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Charles Dance, Tara Fitzgerald, Ondřej Vetchý

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jan Svěrák

Dark Blue World is a 2001 film by Czech director Jan Svěrák, the Academy Award-winning director of Kolya, about Czech pilots who fought for the British Royal Air Force during the Second ...more
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Dennis Hopper, Charles Dance, Stephen Dorff

Released: 1996

Directed by: Stuart Gordon

Space Truckers is a 1996 American/British/Irish comedy science-fiction film written and directed by Stuart Gordon and starring Dennis Hopper, Stephen Dorff, Debi Mazar and Charles Dance. It was ...more

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Natalie Portman, Zooey Deschanel, James Franco

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Gordon Green

Your Highness is a 2011 American fantasy comedy film directed by David Gordon Green, starring Danny McBride, James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel, with Justin Theroux, Toby Jones ...more

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