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The Best Freddie Highmore Movies 

Updated September 22, 2019 1.7k votes 346 voters 24.7k views

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

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

List contains films like Women Talking Dirty and Master Harold...and the Boys.

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

Tim Burton and Ridley Scott are among those who have directed Freddie Highmore at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Freddie Highmore movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Hugh Dancy and Michael Sheen too.

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Robin Williams, Keri Russell, Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Released: 2007

Directed by: Kirsten Sheridan

August Rush is a 2007 drama film directed by Kirsten Sheridan and written by Nick Castle, James V. Hart, and Paul Castro, and produced by Richard Barton Lewis. Deciding to run away to New York ...more

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Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tim Burton

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars ...more

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Nick Nolte, Seth Rogen, Mary-Louise Parker

Released: 2008

Directed by: Mark Waters

The Spiderwick Chronicles is a 2008 American fantasy adventure film. It is the film adaptation of Holly Black and Tony DiTerlizzi's bestselling series of the same name. Set in the Spiderwick ...more

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Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Marc Forster

Finding Neverland may refer to: Finding Neverland (film), 2004 semi-biographical film about playwright J. M. Barrie Finding Neverland (soundtrack), soundtrack of the film Finding Neverland ...more

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Madonna, David Bowie, Robert De Niro

Released: 2006

Directed by: Luc Besson

Arthur and the Invisibles is a French/American CGI animated/live-action feature film adaptation of the 2002 children's book Arthur and the Minimoys, and the 2003 sequel Arthur and the Forbidden ...more

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Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg, Fergie

Released: 2010

Directed by: Luc Besson

This film is a French and American film with live action and animation co-written, co-produced and directed by Luc Besson, based on his novel of the same title and starring Freddie Highmore and ...more
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Selena Gomez, Snoop Dogg, Fergie

Released: 2009

Directed by: Luc Besson

"In "Revenge of Maltazard", Arthur answers a distress call from Princess Selenia. Going back to the world of the tooth-sized, elfin Minimoys, he joins Selenia and her brother ...more
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Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Two Brothers is a 2004 adventure family film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. It is about two tiger brothers, Kumal and Sangha, who are separated as cubs and then reunited a year later.

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Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard, Freddie Highmore

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Stephenson

Five Children and It is a 2004 film adaption of the book of the same name, directed by John Stephenson, starring Freddie Highmore, with Zoë Wanamaker, Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard as ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Chris Weitz

The Golden Compass is a 2007 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Weitz. A young girl, Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards), travels to the far North to save her friend and other ...more

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Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell, Nicolas Cage

Released: 2009

Directed by: David Bowers

Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based on the manga and anime series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. ...more

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Emma Roberts, Alicia Silverstone, Rita Wilson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gavin Wiesen

The Art of Getting By is a 2011 romantic comedy-drama film starring Freddie Highmore, Emma Roberts, Michael Angarano, Elizabeth Reaser, Sam Robards, Rita Wilson and Blair Underwood. It is the ...more

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Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates Freddie Highmore, Moisés Arias

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Bowers

Astro Boy vs. The Junkyard Pirates is a 2010 animated short directed by David Bowers.
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Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Abbie Cornish

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ridley Scott

A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom ...more
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Sienna Miller, Bill Nighy, Miranda Richardson

Released: 2008

Directed by: György Gát, János Uzsák

A Fox's Tale is a Hungarian animated film. The film's original Hungarian title is Kis Vuk. It is the sequel to the 1981 film The Little Fox. The English-language voice cast includes Freddie ...more
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Helena Bonham Carter, Freddie Highmore, Ken Stott

Released: 2010

Directed by: S.J. Clarkson

Toast, a BBC One adaptation broadcast on 30 December 2010 and directed by S. J. Clarkson, is based on the autobiographical novel of the same name by the cookery writer Nigel Slater. The cast ...more
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Daryl Hannah, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

Released: 2001

Directed by: Brian Henson

Jack and the Beanstalk: The Real Story is a 2001 American television miniseries. It was directed by Brian Henson and was a co-production of Hallmark Entertainment and Jim Henson Television. It ...more
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Master Harold...and the Boys Ving Rhames, Freddie Highmore, Patrick Mofokeng

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lonny Price

Master Harold...and the Boys is a 2010 film, which is based on the original theatre play of the same name by Athol Fugard, directed by director Lonny Price. The cast includes Freddie Highmore ...more
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Ian McShane, Freddie Highmore

Directed by: Steve Hickner, Todd Wilderman

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Julianna Margulies, Anjelica Huston, Joan Allen

Released: 2001

Directed by: Uli Edel

The Mists of Avalon is a 2001 miniseries based on the 1983 novel of the same name by Marion Zimmer Bradley. Produced by American cable channel TNT, adapted by Gavin Scott, and directed by Uli ...more
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Helena Bonham Carter, James Purefoy, Freddie Highmore

Released: 1999

Directed by: Coky Giedroyc

Women Talking Dirty is a 1999 Scottish comedy film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Gina McKee. It is an adaptation of the novel Women Talking Dirty, written by Isla Dewar who wrote the ...more