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The Best Gary Oldman Movies

Updated October 18, 2019 5.4k votes 894 voters 40.2k views64 items

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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?"

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    Léon: The Professional

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    True Romance

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

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    The Fifth Element

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

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    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

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    JFK

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

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    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

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    Darkest Hour

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

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    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

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    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

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    Air Force One

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

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    Batman Begins

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

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    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

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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

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    Hannibal

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

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    Immortal Beloved

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

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    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

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    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

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    The Contender

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

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

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    This film is a 1990 comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom Stoppard based on his play...  more

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    A Christmas Carol

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

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