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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?"

Gary Oldman has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Christopher Nolan and Ridley Scott. If Gary Oldman movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Brendan Gleeson and Ian McKellen too.

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Léon: The Profess... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Jean Reno

Released: 1994

Directed by: Luc Besson

Léon: The Professional is a 1994 English-language French action thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. The film stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the film debut of ...more

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Bram Stoker's Dracula is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Monica Bellucci, Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder

Released: 1992

Directed by: Francis Ford Coppola

Bram Stoker's Dracula is a 1992 American horror film directed and produced by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the 1897 Gothic horror novel by Bram Stoker. Count Dracula (Gary Oldman), a ...more

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more

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Harry Potter and the Pri... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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True Romance is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Brad Pitt, Val Kilmer, Samuel L. Jackson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Tony Scott

True Romance is a 1993 American film directed by Tony Scott and written by Quentin Tarantino. The film stars Christian Slater and Patricia Arquette with a supporting cast featuring Dennis ...more

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Sid and Nancy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Courtney Love, Gary Oldman, Kathy Burke

Released: 1986

Directed by: Alex Cox

Sid and Nancy is a 1986 British biopic directed by Alex Cox. The film portrays the life of Sid Vicious, and his relationship with girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Despite failing to recoup its ...more

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The Fifth Element is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Milla Jovovich, Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman

Released: 1997

Directed by: Luc Besson

The Fifth Element is a 1997 English-language French science fiction action film directed and co-written by Luc Besson. It stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich. Mostly set in the ...more

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JFK is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Kevin Costner, Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon

Released: 1991

Directed by: Oliver Stone

JFK is a 1991 American historical legal-conspiracy thriller film directed by Oliver Stone. It examines the events leading to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and subsequent ...more

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State of Grace is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Sean Penn, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

Released: 1990

Directed by: Phil Joanou

State of Grace is a 1990 neo-noir film starring Sean Penn, Ed Harris and Gary Oldman, also featuring Robin Wright, John Turturro and John C. Reilly. Written by Dennis McIntyre and directed by ...more

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Immortal Beloved is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Gary Oldman, Isabella Rossellini, Valeria Golino

Released: 1994

Directed by: Bernard Rose

Immortal Beloved is a 1994 film about the life of composer Ludwig van Beethoven. The story follows Beethoven's secretary and first biographer Anton Schindler as he attempts to ascertain the true ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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Tinker Tailor Soldier Sp... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Tom Hardy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Tomas Alfredson

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy is a 2011 espionage film directed by Tomas Alfredson. The screenplay was written by Bridget O'Connor and Peter Straughan, based on the 1974 novel of the same name by ...more

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The Book of Eli is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

Released: 2010

Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by the Hughes brothers, written by Gary Whitta, and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, ...more

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Air Force One is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman, Glenn Close

Released: 1997

Directed by: Wolfgang Petersen

Air Force One is a 1997 American political action thriller film written by Andrew W. Marlowe and directed and co-produced by Wolfgang Petersen. It is about a group of Russian terrorists that ...more

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Rosencrantz & Guilde... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Richard Dreyfuss

Released: 1990

Directed by: Tom Stoppard

This film is a 1990 comedy-drama film written and directed by Tom Stoppard based on his play of the same name. Like the play, the film depicts two minor characters from William Shakespeare's ...more

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The Scarlet Letter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, Robert Duvall

Released: 1995

Directed by: Roland Joffé

The Scarlet Letter is a 1995 American film adaptation of the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of the same name. It was directed by Roland Joffé and stars Demi Moore, Gary Oldman, and Robert ...more
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Harry Potter and the Ord... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Hannibal is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Julianne Moore, Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Hannibal is a 2001 American thriller film directed by Ridley Scott, adapted from the novel of the same name by Thomas Harris. It is the sequel to the 1991 Academy Award-winning film The Silence ...more

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The Contender is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Gary Oldman, Jeff Bridges, Christian Slater

Released: 2000

Directed by: Rod Lurie

The Contender is a 2000 political drama film written and directed by Rod Lurie. It stars Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, Jeff Bridges and Christian Slater. The film focuses on a fictional United States ...more

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Harry Potter and the Gob... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Newell

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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Harry Potter and the Dea... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Yates

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

Released: 2009

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

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Darkest Hour is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, John Hurt

Directed by: Joe Wright

Darkest Hour is a 2017 British war drama film directed by Joe Wright. Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) faces a crucial moment against Adolf Hitler's army in the beginning of the Second World

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Murder in the First is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gary Oldman Movies
Murder in the First Gary Oldman, Kevin Bacon, William H. Macy

Released: 1995

Directed by: Marc Rocco

This film is a largely fictitious 1995 film, directed by Marc Rocco, about Henri Young who is put on trial. The film also stars Christian Slater and Gary Oldman.

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