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The Best Colin Firth Movies

Updated August 7, 2020 8.8k votes 1.2k voters 70.7k views61 items

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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Kingsman: The Secret Service

    Lady Gaga, David Beckham

    Released2015

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Kingsman: The Secret Service is a 2014 action spy comedy film directed by Matthew Vaughn. A... more on Wikipedia

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    The King's Speech is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    The King's Speech

    Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth

    Released2010

    Directed byTom Hooper

    The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written... more on Wikipedia

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    A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    A Single Man

    Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm

    Released2009

    Directed byTom Ford

    A Single Man is a 2009 American drama film based on the novel of the same name by Christopher... more on Wikipedia

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    The Mercy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    The Mercy

    Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz

    Released2018

    Directed byJames Marsh

    The Mercy is a 2017 British biographical drama film directed by James Marsh. Amateur sailor... more on Wikipedia
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    Apartment Zero is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Apartment Zero

    Colin Firth, Liz Smith

    Released1989

    Directed byMartin Donovan

    Apartment Zero is a political thriller from Argentina. Directed by Argentine-born screenwriter... more on Wikipedia
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    Genius is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Genius

    Colin Firth, Jude Law

    Released2016

    Directed byMichael Grandage

    Genius is a 2016 British-American biographical drama film directed by Michael Grandage, based... more on Wikipedia
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    Girl with a Pearl Earring is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Webber

    Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was... more on Wikipedia

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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Kingsman: The Golden Circle

    Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

    Kingsman: The Golden Circle is a 2017 British-American spy action comedy film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

    Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is... more on Wikipedia

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    1917 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    1917

    George MacKay, Dean-Charles Chapman

    Released2019

    Directed bySam Mendes

    1917 is a 2019 British war film directed by Sam Mendes. Two British soldiers are tasked with... more on Wikipedia

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    Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Mamma Mia!

    Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep

    Released2008

    Directed byPhyllida Lloyd

    Mamma Mia! is a 2008 British/American/Swedish musical/romantic comedy film adapted from the... more on Wikipedia
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    The Railway Man is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    The Railway Man

    Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth

    Released2013

    Directed byJonathan Teplitzky

    The Railway Man is a 2013 British–Australian-made war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. It... more on Wikipedia
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    Where the Truth Lies is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Where the Truth Lies

    Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth

    Released2005

    Directed byAtom Egoyan

    Where the Truth Lies is a 2005 British-Canadian erotic thriller film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia
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    Nanny McPhee is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Nanny McPhee

    Emma Thompson, Angela Lansbury

    Released2005

    Directed byKirk Jones

    Nanny McPhee is a 2005 British fantasy film directed by Kirk Jones. The film stars Emma... more on Wikipedia

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2011

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay... more on Wikipedia

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    The Importance of Being Earnes is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench

    Released2002

    Directed byOliver Parker

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a 2002 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed... more on Wikipedia

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    What a Girl Wants is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    What a Girl Wants

    Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston

    Released2003

    Directed byDennie Gordon

    What a Girl Wants is a 2003 American film starring Amanda Bynes, Colin Firth, Kelly Preston... more on Wikipedia

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    Dorian Gray is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Dorian Gray

    Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall

    Released2009

    Directed byOliver Parker

    Dorian Gray is a 2009 British fantasy-thriller drama film based on Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel... more on Wikipedia
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    Easy Virtue is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Easy Virtue

    Jessica Biel, Colin Firth

    Released2008

    Directed byStephan Elliott

    Easy Virtue is a 2008 British romantic comedy film based on Noël Coward's play of the same... more on Wikipedia
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    Arthur Newman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Arthur Newman

    Emily Blunt, Colin Firth

    Released2012

    Directed byDante Ariola

    Arthur Newman is a film directed by Dante Ariola
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    Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    Tumbledown is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Tumbledown

    Colin Firth, David Calder

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Eyre

    Tumbledown is a 1988 BBC Television drama film set during the Falklands War.
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    Valmont is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Valmont

    Annette Bening, Colin Firth

    Released1989

    Directed byMiloš Forman

    Valmont is a 1989 French-American drama film directed by Miloš Forman and starring Colin... more on Wikipedia
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    Another Country is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    Another Country

    Colin Firth, Rupert Everett

    Released1984

    Directed byMarek Kanievska

    Another Country is a 1984 British romantic historical drama written by Julian Mitchell,... more on Wikipedia

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    When Did You Last See Your Fat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
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    When Did You Last See Your Father?

    Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth

    Released2007

    Directed byAnand Tucker

    And When Did You Last See Your Father? is a 2007 British drama film directed by Anand Tucker.... more on Wikipedia
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