The Best Clive Owen Movies 

Updated March 17, 2020 2.7k votes 609 voters 44.5k views 51 items

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

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

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Quentin Tarantino and Robert Altman have both worked with Clive Owen over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Clive Owen your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Vittorio Gassman and Eric Bana films lists too.

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Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2006

Directed by: Spike Lee

Inside Man is a 2006 American thriller film directed by Spike Lee, and written by Russell Gewirtz. The film centers on an elaborate bank on Wall Street over a 24-hour period. It stars Denzel ...more

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Julianne Moore, Clive Owen, Michael Caine

Released: 2006

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Children of Men is a 2006 science fiction thriller film directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón. The screenplay, based on P. D. James's 1992 novel of the same name, was credited to five ...more

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Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

Released: 2004

Directed by: Antoine Fuqua

King Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David Franzoni. It stars Clive Owen as the title character, Ioan Gruffudd as Lancelot, and Keira Knightley as ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Eddie Redmayne

Released: 2007

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a 2007 sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur and produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title Films. It stars Cate Blanchett in the title ...more

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Monica Bellucci, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

Released: 2007

Directed by: Michael Davis

Shoot 'Em Up is a 2007 action/black comedy film, starring Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti, and Monica Bellucci. The film was written and directed by Michael Davis and produced by Susan Montford, Don ...more

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Bent Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ian McKellen

Released: 1997

Directed by: Sean Mathias

Bent is a 1997 British/Japanese drama film directed by Sean Mathias, based on the 1979 play of the same name by Martin Sherman, who also wrote the screenplay.
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Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen, Melissa George

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mikael Håfström

Derailed is a 2005 British-American thriller film based on the novel of the same name by James Siegel. The film is directed by Mikael Håfström and stars Clive Owen, Jennifer Aniston, ...more

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Closer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Clive Owen Movies
Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name. The movie was produced and directed by Mike Nichols and stars Julia ...more

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Matt Damon, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles

Released: 2002

Directed by: Doug Liman

The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American-German action spy film adaptation of Robert Ludlum's novel of the same name. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss ...more

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Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Mickey Rourke

Released: 2005

Directed by: Quentin Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller

Sin City is a 2005 American neo-noir thriller anthology film written, produced, and directed by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez. It is based on Miller's eponymous graphic novel Sin City. Much ...more

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Clive Owen, Viola Davis, Catherine Keener

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Schwimmer

Trust is a 2010 American drama film directed by David Schwimmer and based on a screenplay by Andy Bellin and Robert Festinger. It stars Clive Owen, Catherine Keener, Jason Clarke, Viola Davis ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Clive Owen

Released: 2012

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Hemingway & Gellhorn is an HBO biopic film about the lives of journalist Martha Gellhorn and her husband, writer Ernest Hemingway. It was directed by Philip Kaufman, and first aired on HBO ...more
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Naomi Watts, Clive Owen, Ben Whishaw

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tom Tykwer

The International is a 2009 German–American action thriller film directed by Tom Tykwer. The film follows an Interpol agent and an American district attorney who investigate corruption within ...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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Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen, Teri Polo

Released: 2003

Directed by: Martin Campbell

Beyond Borders is a 2003 romantic-drama film about aid workers, directed by Martin Campbell and starring Angelina Jolie and Clive Owen. The original music score was composed by James Horner. ...more
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Clive Owen, Rhona Mitra, Alex Kingston

Released: 1998

Directed by: Mike Hodges

Croupier is a 1998 British film starring Clive Owen as a croupier, and was directed by Mike Hodges. It was the released on DVD by Alliance Atlantis in Canada and Image Entertainment in the USA. ...more
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Clive Owen, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mike Hodges

I'll Sleep When I'm Dead is a 2003 British crime film directed by Mike Hodges, from a screenplay by Philip Korf. The film bears many striking similarities to Hodges' directorial debut, the ...more
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Mila Kunis, Zoe Saldana, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2013

Directed by: Guillaume Canet

Blood Ties is a 2013 French–American crime thriller film directed by Guillaume Canet. It is a remake of 2008 French thriller Les liens du sang by Jacques Maillot, an adaptation of the French ...more
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Clive Owen, Laura Fraser, Emma Booth

Released: 2009

Directed by: Scott Hicks

The Boys Are Back is a 2009 Australian/British drama film directed by Scott Hicks, produced by Greg Brenman and starring Clive Owen. Based on the book The Boys Are Back In Town by Simon Carr, ...more

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Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tony Gilroy

Duplicity is a 2009 American romantic spy film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, and starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. The plot follows two corporate spies with a romantic history who ...more

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Killer Elite Robert De Niro, Yvonne Strahovski, Jason Statham

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gary McKendry

Killer Elite is a 2011 British-Australian action thriller film starring Jason Statham, Clive Owen and Robert De Niro. The film is based on the 1991 novel The Feather Men by Sir Ranulph Fiennes ...more
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Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Lucy Punch

Released: 2001

Directed by: Joel Hershman

Greenfingers is a 2000 British comedy film directed and written by Joel Hershman. It is loosely based on a true story about the award-winning prisoners of HMP Leyhill, a minimum-security prison ...more
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Stellan Skarsgård, James Brown, Kathryn Morris

Released: 2001

Directed by: Wong Kar-wai, Tony Scott, John Woo, Ang Lee, Alejandro González Iñárritu, + more

The BMW film series The Hire was a series of eight short films produced for the Internet in 2001 and 2002. A form of branded content, the shorts were directed by popular filmmakers from around ...more
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Shadow Dancer Gillian Anderson, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough

Released: 2012

Directed by: James Marsh

Shadow Dancer is a 2012 thriller film written by Tom Bradby and directed by James Marsh.
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Joel Kinnaman, Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen

Released: 2020

Directed by: Andrea Di Stefano

The Informer is a 2019 British film directed by Andrea Di Stefano, based on the novel Three Seconds by Roslund/Hellström. Working undercover for crooked FBI handlers to infiltrate the ...more