934 voters

The Best Gary Oldman Movies

Updated October 18, 2019 5.7k votes 934 voters 40.6k views64 items

List RulesVote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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

If you think the best Gary Oldman role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Gary Oldman performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. What do you think? Take a look at the following selections from Gary Oldman's tremendous filmography. 

Examples of films on this list include Leon: The Professional and Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight Trilogy.

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


  • 1

    Léon: The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman
    Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and...  more

    More Léon: The Professional 

    Did You Ever Stop And Think About How Messed Up 'Léon: The Professional' Was?#44 of 112 Movies That Need Sequels

  • 2

    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves
    Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford...  more

    More Bram Stoker's Dracula 

    16 Behind-The-Scenes Stories From The Making Of ‘Bram Stoker’s Dracula’#43 of 720 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

  • 3

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more

    More The Dark Knight 

    Fan Theories About 'The Dark Knight' That Actually Make A Lot Of Sense#13 of 16 Movie 'Heroes' Who Were Actually Villains The Whole Time

  • 4

    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer
    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino....  more

    More True Romance 

    #123 of 247 The Best Whodunit Movies#210 of 451 The Best Movies For Guys

  • 5

    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis
    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and...  more

    More The Fifth Element 

    #785 of 1,139 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time#4 of 186 The Best Alien Movies Ever Made

  • 6

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and...  more

    More Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 

    Surprising Behind-The-Scenes Facts About ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’#6 of 135 The Best Third Films In A Movie Series

  • 7

    Sid and Nancy

    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman
    Sid and Nancy is a 1986 British biopic directed by Alex Cox. The film portrays the life of Sid...  more

    More Sid and Nancy 

    #41 of 195 The Best Movies About Music#239 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry

  • 8


    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman
    JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It...  more

    More JFK 

    #54 of 301 The Best Movies Based On True Stories#99 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

  • 9

    State of Grace

    Sean Penn, Gary Oldman
    State of Grace is a 1990 neo-noir film starring Sean Penn, Ed Harris and Gary Oldman, also...  more

    More State of Grace 

    #44 of 123 The Best Mafia Films Of All Time#40 of 100 The Best Gangster Movies

  • 10

    Darkest Hour

    Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn
    Darkest Hour is a 2017 British war drama film directed by Joe Wright. Winston Churchill (Gary...  more

    More Darkest Hour 

    #162 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#92 of 376 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked

  • 11

    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC...  more

    More The Dark Knight Rises 

    'The Dark Knight Rises' Is Anti-Revolutionary Corporate Propaganda#16 of 156 The Best Superhero Movies Ever Made

  • 12

    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine
    Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more

    More Batman Begins 

    #9 of 72 The Very Best DC Comics Movies#60 of 306 The Greatest Movie Themes

  • 13

    Air Force One

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman
    Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe...  more

    More Air Force One 

    #26 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked#15 of 99 The Most Patriotic Movies of All Time

  • 14

    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis
    The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by...  more

    More The Book of Eli 

    #82 of 231 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#600 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 15

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch
    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay...  more

    More Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy 

    #12 of 90 The Greatest Movies About CIA Agents & Operatives#55 of 135 The Most Confusing Movies Ever Made

  • 16

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and...  more

    More Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 

    #105 of 165 Live Action Movies With The Best CGI Effects#6 of 11 All Harry Potter Movies, Ranked Best to Worst

  • 17


    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman
    Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of...  more

    More Hannibal 

    #17 of 54 The Best Movies Where the Bad Guy Wins#176 of 225 The Worst Sequels Of All Time

  • 18
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates,...  more

    More Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 

    #5 of 12 Movies That Would Be Perfect If They Ended Five Minutes Earlier#90 of 557 The Best Film Scores Of All Time

  • 19

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and...  more

    More Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 

    #72 of 92 The Most Rewatchable Action Movies#41 of 77 The Very Best Fairy Tale Movies

  • 20

    The Scarlet Letter

    Demi Moore, Gary Oldman
    The Scarlet Letter is a 1995 American film adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of the...  more

    More The Scarlet Letter 

    #6 of 14 Movies That Threw Book Endings Out The Window Completely#39 of 168 The Best Costume Drama Movies

  • 21

    Murder in the First

    Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon
    This film is a largely fictitious 1995 film, directed by Marc Rocco, about Henri Young who is...  more
  • 22

    Immortal Beloved

    Gary Oldman, Isabella Rossellini
    Immortal Beloved is a 1994 film about the life of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The story...  more

    More Immortal Beloved 

    #364 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#268 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime

  • 23

    The Contender

    Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges
    The Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary...  more

    More The Contender 

    #41 of 73 The Best Jeff Bridges Movies#18 of 61 The Best Political Drama Movies, Ranked

  • 24

    Kung Fu Panda 2

    Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu
    Kung Fu Panda 2 is a 2011 3D American computer-animated action comedy-drama martial arts film,...  more

    More Kung Fu Panda 2 

    #25 of 68 The Best Comedy Movie Sequels#55 of 74 The Best Action Movie Sequels

  • 25

    A Christmas Carol

    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman
    Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday...  more

    More A Christmas Carol 

    #334 of 534 The Best Animated Films Ever#33 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time