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The Best Colin Firth Movies 

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List of the best Colin Firth movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Colin Firth captured the hearts of women all over the world with his appearances in romantic films like Love Actually and Bridget Jones's Diary, but it is his dramatic work that has garnered him critical acclaim. Colin Firth'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 Colin Firth movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Colin Firth movies will be at the top of the list. Colin Firth has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Colin Firth movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Colin Firth films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

The list you're viewing is made up of different films like The King's Speech and A Single Man.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Colin Firth movies?" and "What are the greatest Colin Firth roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Firth's gentlemanly ways, you might also enjoy our list of best Hugh Grant movies and best Ralph Fiennes movies.

Movie fans who love Colin Firth have also been known to enjoy films starring Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson.

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The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more

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Kingsman: The Secret Ser... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Elton John

Released: 2015

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A street kid (Taron Egerton) is recruited into an elite agency's training program, just as a tech genius ...more

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A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin

Released: 2009

Directed by: Tom Ford

A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher Isherwood. It is directed by Tom Ford in his directorial debut and stars Colin Firth, who was ...more

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Girl with a Pearl Earrin... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Webber

Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. ...more

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Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan

Released: 2008

Directed by: Phyllida Lloyd

Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the 1999 West End/2001 Broadway musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, ...more

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The Railway Man is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky

The Railway Man is a 2013 British–Australian-made war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. It is an adaptation of the bestselling autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax, and stars Colin ...more

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Nanny McPhee is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Emma Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth

Released: 2005

Directed by: Kirk Jones

Nanny McPhee is a 2005 British fantasy film directed by Kirk Jones. The film stars Emma Thompson and Colin Firth. Thompson also scripted the film, which is adapted from Christianna Brand's Nurse ...more

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Apartment Zero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Colin Firth, Liz Smith, Dora Bryan

Released: 1989

Directed by: Martin Donovan

Apartment Zero is a political thriller from Argentina. Directed by Argentine-born screenwriter Martin Donovan and starring Hart Bochner and Colin Firth, the film is suffused with homoerotic ...more

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Genius is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman

Released: 2016

Directed by: Michael Grandage

Genius is a 2016 British-American biographical drama film directed by Michael Grandage, based on the book by A. Scott Berg. A chronicle of Max Perkins's (Colin Firth) time as the book editor at ...more
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Bridget Jones: The Edge ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2004

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron, based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name. It stars Renée ...more

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1917 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong

Released: 2019

Directed by: Sam Mendes

1917 is a 2019 British war film directed by Sam Mendes. Two British soldiers are tasked with delivering a message to the frontlines and experience a particularly harrowing day during World War

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Where the Truth Lies is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Rachel Blanchard

Released: 2005

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Where the Truth Lies is a 2005 British-Canadian erotic thriller film written and directed by Atom Egoyan. Based on Rupert Holmes' 2003 novel of the same name, the film stars Kevin Bacon, Colin ...more
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Kingsman: The Golden Cir... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Kingsman: The Golden Circle Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn, and is the sequel to 2014 film Kingsman: The Secret Service. Eggsy (Taron Egerton), ...more

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The Mercy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz, David Thewlis

Released: 2018

Directed by: James Marsh

The Mercy is a 2017 British biographical drama film directed by James Marsh. Amateur sailor Donald Crowhurst (Colin Firth) attempts to circumnavigate the globe alone as his family awaits his
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What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth

Released: 2003

Directed by: Dennie Gordon

What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston and Oliver James. Directed by Dennie Gordon, the film is based on the 1955 play The Reluctant ...more

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Easy Virtue is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas

Released: 2008

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

Easy Virtue is a 2008 British romantic comedy film based on Noël Coward's play of the same name. The play was previously made into the silent movie Easy Virtue by Alfred Hitchcock. This ...more
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Tinker Tailor Soldier Sp... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same name by ...more

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The Importance of Being ... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Colin Firth

Released: 2002

Directed by: Oliver Parker

The Importance of Being Earnest is a 2002 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Oliver Parker, based on Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners play The Importance of Being ...more

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Dorian Gray is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Rachel Hurd-Wood

Released: 2009

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Dorian Gray is a 2009 British fantasy-thriller drama film based on Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. This version is directed by Oliver Parker, written by Toby Finlay, and ...more

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Valmont is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Jeffrey Jones

Released: 1989

Directed by: Miloš Forman

Valmont is a 1989 French-American drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Colin Firth, Annette Bening, and Meg Tilly. Based on the 1782 French novel Les Liaisons dangereuses by ...more
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The English Patient is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

Released: 1996

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz. The film was ...more

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When Did You Last See Yo... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent

Released: 2007

Directed by: Anand Tucker

And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a 2007 British drama film directed by Anand Tucker. The screenplay by David Nicholls is based on the 1993 memoir of the same title by Blake Morrison.
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Tumbledown is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Colin Firth, David Calder, Paul Rhys

Released: 1988

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Tumbledown is a 1988 BBC Television drama film set during the Falklands War.