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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gladiator is listed (or ranked) 7 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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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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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
This film 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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Dougray Scott, Derek Jacobi, Mark Umbers