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

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

List films include The Shakespeare Conspiracy, Three Sisters and many additional films as well.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Derek Jacobi movies?" and "What are the greatest Derek Jacobi roles of all time?"

Notable directors that have worked with Derek Jacobi include names like Robert Altman, Ridley Scott and Clint Eastwood.

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Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench - Henry V is a 1989 British drama film adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name about King Henry V of England. The film stars ...more

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Derek Jacobi, Edward Fox, Donald Sinden - The Day of the Jackal is a 1973 Anglo-French thriller film directed by Fred Zinnemann and starring Edward Fox and Michael Lonsdale. Based on the 1971 novel The Day of the Jackal by Frederick ...more

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Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal - Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince ...more

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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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Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith - 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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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Derek Jacobi Movies
Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen - Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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Shannen Doherty, Wil Wheaton, Derek Jacobi - The Secret of NIMH is a 1982 American animated fantasy adventure drama film directed by Don Bluth in his directorial debut. It is an adaptation of Robert C. O'Brien's 1971 children's novel Mrs. ...more

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Vanessa Redgrave, Rhys Ifans, Derek Jacobi - Anonymous is a 2011 political thriller and historical drama film. Directed by Roland Emmerich and written by John Orloff, the movie is a fictionalized version of the life of Edward de Vere, 17th ...more

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Laurence Olivier, Derek Jacobi, Alan Bates - Three Sisters is a 1970 film starring Alan Bates, Laurence Olivier and Joan Plowright, based on the 1900 play by Anton Chekhov. Olivier also directed, with co-director John Sichel. The film was ...more

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Robin Williams, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh - Dead Again is a 1991 psychological thriller/neo-noir written by Scott Frank and directed by Kenneth Branagh. It stars Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson, and co-stars Andy García, ...more

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Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Judi Dench - My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges. It stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, Julia ...more

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Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston, Vanessa Redgrave - The Gathering Storm is a BBC–HBO co-produced television biographical film about Winston Churchill in the years just prior to World War II. The title of the film is that of the first volume of ...more

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Jon Voight, Derek Jacobi, Maximilian Schell - The Odessa File is a 1974 thriller film adaptation of the novel The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth, about a struggle between a young German reporter and the ODESSA, an organization for ...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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Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy - Underworld: Evolution is an American action-vampire film directed by Len Wiseman. It is the second installment in the Underworld series, following Underworld. The events of the film begin during ...more

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Alec Guinness, Derek Jacobi, Miriam Margolyes - Little Dorrit is a 1988 film adaptation of the novel Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens. It was written and directed by Christine Edzard, and produced by John Brabourne and Richard B. Goodwin. The ...more

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Matt Damon, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jay Mohr - Hereafter is a 2010 American supernatural thriller fantasy film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood, written by Peter Morgan and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. The film ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, John Gielgud, Derek Jacobi - The Hunchback of Notre Dame is a 1982 British-American TV movie, based on the Victor Hugo novel. It was directed by Michael Tuchner and Alan Hume, and produced by Norman Rosemont and Malcolm J. ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Alan Bates, June Brown - Nijinsky is a 1980 American biographical film directed by Herbert Ross. Hugh Wheeler wrote a screenplay that explores the later life and career of Vaslav Nijinsky; it was based largely on the ...more

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Peter O'Toole, Kris Kristofferson, Sam Neill - Molokai: The Story of Father Damien is a 1999 biographical film of Father Damien, a Belgian priest working at the Kalaupapa Leprosy Settlement on the Hawaiian island of Molokai.

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Derek Jacobi, Barry Bostwick, Edward Woodward - Aladdin is a 49-minute animated film based on the classic Arabian Nights story, Aladdin translated by Antoine Galland. Like all other Golden Films productions, the film featured a single theme ...more

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Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy, Derek Jacobi - Hippie Hippie Shake is an unreleased British drama film produced by Working Title Films. The film is based on a memoir by Richard Neville, editor of the Australian satirical magazine Oz, and ...more

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Daniel Craig, Tilda Swinton, Derek Jacobi - Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon is a 1998 film made for television by the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was written and directed by John Maybury and stars Derek ...more

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Maggie Smith, Laurence Olivier, Michael Gambon - Othello is a 1965 film based on the National Theatre Company's staging of Shakespeare's Othello staged by John Dexter. Directed by Stuart Burge, the film starred Laurence Olivier, Maggie Smith, ...more

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Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Derek Jacobi - Adam Resurrected is a 2008 American-German-Israeli film, directed by Paul Schrader and adapted from Yoram Kaniuk's novel of the same name published in Israel in 1968. Jeff Goldblum stars as the ...more

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Richard Attenborough, John Gielgud, Iman Abdulmajid - The Human Factor is a 1979 British thriller film starring Richard Attenborough, Nicol Williamson, Derek Jacobi and John Gielgud. It is based on the 1978 novel of the same name by Graham Greene, ...more

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Christopher Eccleston, Eddie Izzard, Derek Jacobi - Revengers Tragedy is a film adaptation of the 1606 play The Revenger's Tragedy. It was directed by Alex Cox and adapted for the screen by Cox's fellow Liverpudlian, Frank Cottrell Boyce. The ...more

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Antonio Banderas, Derek Jacobi, Olivia Williams - The Body is a 2001 film based on a novel by Richard Sapir, and starring Antonio Banderas and Olivia Williams. The movie follows Father Matt Gutierrez, a Jesuit priest sent by the Vatican to ...more

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Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed, Una Stubbs - Mist: The Tale of a Sheepdog Puppy is a British family television film following the life of a border collie puppy as she grows up to become a working Herding dog. Part fiction, part ...more

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Terence Stamp, Derek Jacobi, Liam Cunningham - Revelation is a 2001 film, directed by Stuart Urban and starring James D'Arcy, Natasha Wightman, Udo Kier and Terence Stamp. Revelation tells the story of the final search for an ancient relic ...more

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Mark Strong, William Hurt, Chiwetel Ejiofor - Endgame is a 2009 British film directed by Pete Travis from a script by Paula Milne, based upon the book The Fall of Apartheid by Robert Harvey. The film is produced by Daybreak Pictures and ...more

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Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Derek Jacobi - Enigma is a 1983 Anglo-American drama film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and starring Martin Sheen, Sam Neill, Brigitte Fossey, and Kevin McNally. Based on Michael Barak's novel The Enigma, the ...more

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Derek Jacobi, Oliver Ford Davies, Patrick Holt - Philby, Burgess and Maclean is the 1977 drama film written by Ian Curteis and directed by Gordon Flemyng.

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The Secret Garden 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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Inside The Third Reich Randy Quaid, Ian Holm, John Gielgud - Inside The Third Reich is a 1982 film directed by Marvin J. Chomsky.

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A Bunch of Amateurs Burt Reynolds, Imelda Staunton, Derek Jacobi - A Bunch of Amateurs is a 2008 British comedy film directed by Andy Cadiff and starring Burt Reynolds, Derek Jacobi, Alistair Petrie and Samantha Bond. In November 2008, the premiere in Leicester ...more

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Joe Maddison's War Derek Jacobi, Robson Green, Kevin Whately - Joe Maddison's War is a 2010 television film written by Alan Plater about strained family and social relations in wartime. Directed by Patrick Collerton and filmed partly on location in South ...more

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Derek Jacobi, Toby Jones, Zoë Wanamaker - The Old Curiosity Shop is a British television film adapted from the Charles Dickens's novel The Old Curiosity Shop. It stars Irish actress Sophie Vavasseur as Nell Trent, with Derek Jacobi as ...more

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Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft, Kristin Scott Thomas - Up at the Villa is a 2000 drama film written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Philip Haas.

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Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox - Ironclad is a 2011 adventure film directed by Jonathan English. Written by English and Erick Kastel, based on a screenplay by Stephen McDool, the cast includes James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Vladimir ...more

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Michael Sheen, Derek Jacobi, Steven Waddington - Airlock, or How To Say Goodbye In Space is a short British science fiction film. This film was nominated for the Shine Award at the Bradford International Film Festival 2008.

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Patrick Stewart, Derek Jacobi, Claire Bloom - Shakespeare Tragedies: Hamlet is a 1980 drama film written by William Shakespeare and directed by Rodney Bennett.

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Derek Jacobi, Marton Csokas, Shirley Knight -

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The Tenth Man Anthony Hopkins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi - Adaptation of the novel by Graham Greene. Jean Louis Chavel, a well-to-do lawyer in Nazi-occupied France, is arbitrarily arrested and sent to prison. Once there, he is randomly selected for ...more

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Jared Leto, Claire Forlani, Christian Slater - Basil is a 1998 British historical drama film directed by Radha Bharadwaj and starring Christian Slater, Jared Leto, Claire Forlani and Derek Jacobi. It was based on the 1852 novel of the same ...more

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Derek Jacobi, Chris Haywood, Jillian Smith - The Diaries of Vaslav Nijinsky is a 2001 Australian film written, shot, directed and edited by Paul Cox about Vaslav Nijinsky, based on the premier danseur's published diaries. Cox had the idea ...more

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The Shakespeare Conspiracy Derek Jacobi -

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Diamonds (US) Joanne Kelly, Derek Jacobi, James Purefoy - Diamonds is a 2009 Drama TV movie written by David Vainola and directed by Andy Wilson.