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The Best Gary Oldman Movies

Updated October 18, 2019 5.9k votes 876 voters 39.7k 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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Léon: The Professional

    Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman

    Released1994

    Directed byLuc Besson

    Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Bram Stoker's Dracula

    Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves

    Released1992

    Directed byFrancis Ford Coppola

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner  is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2004

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    True Romance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    True Romance

    Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer

    Released1993

    Directed byTony Scott

    True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    The Fifth Element

    Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis

    Released1997

    Directed byLuc Besson

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    JFK is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    JFK

    Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman

    Released1991

    Directed byOliver Stone

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    State of Grace is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    State of Grace

    Sean Penn, Gary Oldman

    Released1990

    Directed byPhil Joanou

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

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    Darkest Hour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Darkest Hour

    Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn

    Directed byJoe Wright

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    The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    The Dark Knight Rises

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2012

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Sid and Nancy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Sid and Nancy

    Courtney Love, Gary Oldman

    Released1986

    Directed byAlex Cox

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    The Book of Eli is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    The Book of Eli

    Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis

    Released2010

    Directed byAlbert Hughes, Allen Hughes

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    Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Air Force One

    Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman

    Released1997

    Directed byWolfgang Petersen

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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

    Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch

    Released2011

    Directed byTomas Alfredson

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    Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Batman Begins

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2005

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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    Harry Potter and the Order of  is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Immortal Beloved is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Immortal Beloved

    Gary Oldman, Isabella Rossellini

    Released1994

    Directed byBernard Rose

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    Tiptoes is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Tiptoes

    Kate Beckinsale, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2003

    Directed byMatthew Bright

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly H is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Yates

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    Basquiat is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Basquiat

    David Bowie, Courtney Love

    Released1996

    Directed byJulian Schnabel

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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2005

    Directed byMike Newell

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    Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Hannibal

    Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman

    Released2001

    Directed byRidley Scott

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    The Contender is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    The Contender

    Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges

    Released2000

    Directed byRod Lurie

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    Murder in the First is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    Murder in the First

    Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

    Released1995

    Directed byMarc Rocco

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    The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
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    The Scarlet Letter

    Demi Moore, Gary Oldman

    Released1995

    Directed byRoland Joffé

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