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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.

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    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Lady Gaga, David Beckham
    Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A...  more

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    #33 of 103 The Very Best Movie Franchises#654 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth
    Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was...  more

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    #301 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars#123 of 207 The Best Historical Drama Movies Of All Time

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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth
    The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written...  more

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    Dorian Gray

    Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall
    Dorian Gray is a 2009 British fantasy-thriller drama film based on Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel...  more
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    A Single Man

    Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm
    A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher...  more

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    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes
    The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script...  more

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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by...  more

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    The Mercy

    Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz
    The Mercy is a 2017 British biographical drama film directed by James Marsh. Amateur sailor...  more
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    1917

    George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman
    1917 is a 2019 British war film directed by Sam Mendes. Two British soldiers are tasked with...  more

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    When Did You Last See Your Father?

    Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth
    And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a 2007 British drama film directed by Anand Tucker....  more
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    Another Country

    Colin Firth, Rupert Everett
    Another Country is a 1984 British romantic historical drama written by Julian Mitchell,...  more
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    Genius

    Colin Firth, Jude Law
    Genius is a 2016 British-American biographical drama film directed by Michael Grandage, based...  more
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    Apartment Zero

    Colin Firth, Liz Smith
    Apartment Zero is a political thriller from Argentina. Directed by Argentine-born screenwriter...  more

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    Arthur Newman

    Emily Blunt, Colin Firth
    Arthur Newman is a film directed by Dante Ariola...  more
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    Genova

    Colin Firth, Willa Holland
    Genova is a film directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Colin Firth, Catherine Keener,...  more
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    My Life So Far

    Colin Firth, Malcolm McDowell
    My Life So Far is a 1999 film about a year in the life of a ten-year old Scottish boy. It was...  more
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    The Last Legion

    Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley
    The Last Legion is a 2007 film directed by Doug Lefler. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and...  more

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    Gambit

    Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman
    Gambit is a 2012 film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan...  more
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    Hope Springs

    Heather Graham, Colin Firth
    Hope Springs is a 2003 romantic-comedy film, based on the novel New Cardiff, by Charles Webb,...  more
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay...  more

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    #12 of 90 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives#28 of 333 The Best Political Films Ever Made

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    Where the Truth Lies

    Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth
    Where the Truth Lies is a 2005 British-Canadian erotic thriller film written and directed by...  more
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant
    Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is...  more

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    Trauma

    Mena Suvari, Colin Firth
    Trauma is a 2004 British psychological thriller directed by Marc Evans and written by Richard...  more
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    Camille

    Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth
    Camille is a 1984 television film based on the 1852 novel and play La Dame aux Camélias by...  more
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    The Railway Man

    Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth
    The Railway Man is a 2013 British–Australian-made war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. It...  more