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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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Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce 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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A Single Man is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Julianne Moore, Jon Hamm, Ginnifer Goodwin 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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Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth 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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Lady Gaga, David Beckham, Elton John Based upon the acclaimed comic book and directed by Matthew Vaughn (Kick Ass, X-Men First Class), Kingsman: The Secret Service tells the story of a super-secret spy organization that recruits an ...more

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Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson 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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Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård 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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Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy 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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Amanda Seyfried, Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan 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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Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth 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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Emma Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth 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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Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Colin Firth 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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Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 Cold War 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 ...more

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Amanda Bynes, Kelly Preston, Colin Firth 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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Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth 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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Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas 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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Annette Bening, Colin Firth, Jeffrey Jones 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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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair ...more

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Carey Mulligan, Colin Firth, Jim Broadbent 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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Helen Hunt, Bette Midler, Matthew Broderick Then She Found Me is a 2007 American comedy-drama film directed by Helen Hunt. The screenplay by Hunt, Alice Arlen, and Victor Levin is very loosely based on the 1990 novel of the same name by ...more

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Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Cary Elwes Another Country is a 1984 British romantic historical drama written by Julian Mitchell, adapted from his play of the same name. Directed by Marek Kanievska, the film stars Rupert Everett and ...more

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Emily Blunt, Colin Firth, Anne Heche Arthur Newman is a film directed by Dante Ariola

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Genius is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman 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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Colin Firth, Malcolm McDowell, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio My Life So Far is a 1999 film about a year in the life of a ten-year old Scottish boy. It was directed by Hugh Hudson, with screenplay by Simon Donald. The film is set in 1927 and is based on ...more

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Colin Firth, Willa Holland, Catherine Keener Genova is a film directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Colin Firth, Catherine Keener, and Hope Davis. It was filmed in the titular city of Genoa during the summer of 2007. It was written ...more

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth The Last Legion is a 2007 film directed by Doug Lefler. Produced by Dino De Laurentiis and others, it is based on a 2003 Italian novel of the same name written by Valerio Massimo Manfredi. It ...more

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Colin Firth, Rebecca Hall, Rachel Hurd-Wood 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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Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, Natasha Richardson A Month in the Country is a 1987 British film directed by Pat O'Connor. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by J. L. Carr, and stars Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, Natasha ...more

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Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman, Colin Firth Gambit is a 2012 film directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Colin Firth, Cameron Diaz, Alan Rickman and Stanley Tucci. It is a remake of the 1966 film of the same name starring Shirley MacLaine ...more

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Kingsman: The Golden Circle is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Colin Firth Movies
Taron Egerton, Julianne Moore, Mark Strong 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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Heather Graham, Colin Firth, Minnie Driver Hope Springs is a 2003 romantic-comedy film, based on the novel New Cardiff, by Charles Webb, known for his novel The Graduate. An English painter, Colin, comes to the town of Hope, Vermont in ...more

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Colin Firth, Nia Long The Secret Laughter of Women is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Peter Schwabach.

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Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, Stephen Fry Relative Values is a 2000 British comedy film adaptation of the 1950s play of the same name by Noël Coward. It stars Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, William Baldwin, Edward Atterton, Stephen ...more

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Colin Firth, Derek Jacobi, Alison Doody Adaptation of the children's novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett. After the sudden death of her parents, Mary Lennox is sent from their home in India to the English estate of a distant family ...more

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Colin Firth, Mark Strong, Stephen Rea Fever Pitch is a 1997 film starring Colin Firth based loosely on the book of the same name by Nick Hornby.

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Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Alan Cumming Circle of Friends is a 1995 film directed by Irish filmmaker Pat O'Connor, and based on the novel of the same name written by Maeve Binchy.

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Colin Firth, David Calder, Paul Rhys Tumbledown is a 1988 BBC Television drama film set during the Falklands War.

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Tom Hiddleston, Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh Conspiracy is a BBC/HBO television film which dramatizes the 1942 Wannsee Conference. The film delves into the psychology of Nazi officials involved in the "Final Solution of the Jewish ...more

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Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens ...more

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Colin Firth, Liz Smith, Dora Bryan 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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Gemma Arterton, Russell Brand, Lena Headey St Trinian's is a 2007 British comedy film. It is the sixth in a long-running series of British films based on the works of cartoonist Ronald Searle. The first five films form a series, starting ...more

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Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Rachel Blanchard 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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Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Stephen Moyer Devil's Knot is a 2012 crime, drama, thriller and biography film written by Paul Harris Boardman, Scott Derrickson and Mark Sevi and directed by Atom Egoyan.

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

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Ben Kingsley, Colin Firth, John Gielgud Camille is a 1984 television film based on the 1852 novel and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas, fils. It was adapted by Blanche Hanalis and directed by Desmond Davis. It stars ...more

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Kate Moss, Hugh Laurie, Colin Firth Blackadder: Back & Forth is a 1999 short comedy history film written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and directed by Paul Weiland.

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Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Tom Mison Steve is a 2010 short film written and directed by Rupert Friend, and starring Keira Knightley, Tom Mison and Colin Firth. It screened at the 2010 BFI London Film Festival. The film was released ...more

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Colin Firth, Laurence Olivier, Pamela Stephenson Lost Empires is a 1986 television adaptation of J. B. Priestley's novel of the same name, and starred Colin Firth, John Castle and Laurence Olivier. Produced by Granada Television, it was shown ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Michelle Williams, Jessica Lange A Thousand Acres is an American motion picture drama directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, and starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Jessica Lange, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Jason Robards. It is an adaptation of ...more

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Colin Firth, Robert Carlyle, Gugu Mbatha-Raw Born Equal is a television film produced for the BBC. Written and directed by BAFTA award-winning Dominic Savage, it stars Colin Firth, Robert Carlyle, David Oyelowo, Anne-Marie Duff and Emilia ...more

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Colin Firth, Timothy Spall, James Wilby Dutch Girls is a 1985 film, released by the London Weekend Television Company, produced by Sue Birtwistle, directed by Giles Foster, and written by William Boyd. The film is about a group of ...more