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The Best Gary Oldman Movies

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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?"


  • Léon: The Professional1

    Léon: The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman


    Directed byLuc Besson

    Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and...  more
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  • Bram Stoker's Dracula2

    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves


    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

    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 Azkaban3

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe


    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and...  more
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  • The Dark Knight4

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine


    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more
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  • True Romance5

    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer


    Directed byTony Scott

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino....  more
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  • Sid and Nancy6

    Sid and Nancy

    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman


    Directed byAlex Cox

    Sid and Nancy is a 1986 British biopic directed by Alex Cox. The film portrays the life of Sid...  more
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  • The Fifth Element7

    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis


    Directed byLuc Besson

    The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and...  more
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  • JFK8


    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman


    Directed byOliver Stone

    JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It...  more
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  • State of Grace9

    State of Grace

    Sean Penn, Gary Oldman


    Directed byPhil Joanou

    State of Grace is a 1990 neo-noir film starring Sean Penn, Ed Harris and Gary Oldman, also...  more
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  • Darkest Hour10

    Darkest Hour

    Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn


    Directed byJoe Wright

    Darkest Hour is a 2017 British war drama film directed by Joe Wright. Winston Churchill (Gary...  more
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  • The Dark Knight Rises11

    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine


    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    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 Eli12

    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis


    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

    The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by...  more
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  • Air Force One13

    Air Force One

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman


    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

    Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe...  more
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  • Batman Begins14

    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine


    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics...  more
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  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy15

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch


    Directed byTomas Alfredson

    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay...  more
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  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix16

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson


    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and...  more
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  • Hannibal17


    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman


    Directed byRidley Scott

    Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of...  more
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  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 218


    Directed byDavid Yates

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  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire19

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson


    Directed byMike Newell

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and...  more
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  • Immortal Beloved20

    Immortal Beloved

    Gary Oldman, Isabella Rossellini


    Directed byBernard Rose

    Immortal Beloved is a 1994 film about the life of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The story...  more
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  • The Contender21

    The Contender

    Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges


    Directed byRod Lurie

    The Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary...  more
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  • The Scarlet Letter22

    The Scarlet Letter

    Demi Moore, Gary Oldman


    Directed byRoland Joffé

    The Scarlet Letter is a 1995 American film adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of the...  more
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  • Murder in the First23

    Murder in the First

    Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon


    Directed byMarc Rocco

    This film is a largely fictitious 1995 film, directed by Marc Rocco, about Henri Young who is...  more
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  • Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead24


    Directed byTom Stoppard

    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 Carol25

    A Christmas Carol

    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman


    Directed byRobert Zemeckis

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