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

If you think the best Geoffrey Rush role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Geoffrey Rush performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list includes The Magic Pudding, The Warrior's Way and more films.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Geoffrey Rush include names like Steven Spielberg, Stephen Hopkins and Joel Coen. Is Geoffrey Rush your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Anna Magnani and Ralph Fiennes films lists too.

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Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler film based on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney theme parks. It was directed by Gore ...more

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Geoffrey Rush, John Gielgud, Lynn Redgrave

Released: 1996

Directed by: Scott Hicks

Shine is a 1996 Australian biographical drama film based on the life of pianist David Helfgott, who suffered a mental breakdown and spent years in institutions. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Lynn ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Daniel Craig, Lily Allen

Released: 1998

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth is a 1998 biographical film written by Michael Hirst, directed by Shekhar Kapur, and starring Cate Blanchett in the title role of Queen Elizabeth I of England, alongside Geoffrey Rush, ...more

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth ...more

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

This film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, following The Curse of the Black Pearl. It was directed by Gore ...more

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Daniel Craig, Eric Bana, Geoffrey Rush

Released: 2005

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Munich is a 2005 historical drama and political thriller film based on Operation Wrath of God, the Israeli government's secret retaliation against the Palestine Liberation Organization after the ...more

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Ellen DeGeneres, Willem Dafoe, Eric Bana

Released: 2003

Directed by: Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich

Finding Nemo is a 2003 American computer-animated comedy-drama adventure film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Written and directed by Andrew Stanton, it ...more

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Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Keith Richards

Released: 2011

Directed by: Rob Marshall

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides a 2011 action adventure film based on Tim Powers' novel. The film is directed by Rob Marshall

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Uma Thurman, Claire Danes, Liam Neeson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Bille August

Les Misérables is a 1998 film adaptation of Victor Hugo's 1862 novel of the same name, directed by Bille August. It stars Liam Neeson, Geoffrey Rush, Uma Thurman, and Claire Danes. As in ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Madden

Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair ...more

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Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, John Lithgow

Released: 2004

Directed by: Stephen Hopkins

This film is a 2004 British/American film about the life of English comedy actor Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewis's book of the same name. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins and starred ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Eddie Redmayne

Released: 2007

Directed by: Shekhar Kapur

Elizabeth: The Golden Age is a 2007 sequel to the 1998 film Elizabeth, directed by Shekhar Kapur and produced by Universal Pictures and Working Title Films. It stars Cate Blanchett in the title ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Boorman

The Tailor of Panama is a 2001 Irish-American spy thriller film directed by John Boorman and starring Pierce Brosnan and Geoffrey Rush. Jamie Lee Curtis, Brendan Gleeson, Daniel Radcliffe, ...more
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Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, which also inspired a 1980 concept album and 1985 ...more

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Salma Hayek, Edward Norton, Ashley Judd

Released: 2002

Directed by: Julie Taymor

Frida is a 2002 Miramax/Ventanarosa biopic which depicts the professional and private life of the surrealist Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. It stars Salma Hayek in her Academy Award-nominated ...more

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Ali Larter, Famke Janssen, Geoffrey Rush

Released: 1999

Directed by: William Malone

House on Haunted Hill is a 1999 American horror film, directed by William Malone and starring Geoffrey Rush, Famke Janssen, Taye Diggs, Ali Larter and Jeffrey Combs. It also includes a cameo ...more

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Ben Stiller, Tom Waits, Hank Azaria

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kinka Usher

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Geoffrey Rush, Elisabeth Harnois, Jesse Spencer

Released: 2003

Directed by: Russell Mulcahy, Robert J. Emery

Swimming Upstream is a 2003 Australian film written by Tony Fingleton and directed by Russell Mulcahy. It stars Jesse Spencer, Geoffrey Rush, and Judy Davis. It shows the life of Fingleton from ...more
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Geoffrey Rush, Jai Courtney, Finn Little

Released: 2019

Directed by: Shawn Seet

Storm Boy is a 2019 Australian drama family film directed by Shawn Seet, based on the novella by Coline Thiele. A successful retired businessman and grandfather, Michael Kingley (Geoffrey Rush) ...more
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Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

Released: 2006

Directed by: Neil Armfield

Candy is a 2006 Australian romantic drama film, adapted from Luke Davies's novel Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction. Candy was directed by debut film-maker Neil Armfield and stars Heath ...more
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Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lee Sngmoo

The Warrior's Way is a 2010 New Zealand-South Korean fantasy action film written and directed by Sngmoo Lee and starring Jang Dong-gun, Kate Bosworth, Geoffrey Rush, Danny Huston and Tony Cox. ...more
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Helen Mirren, John Cleese, Hugo Weaving

Released: 2010

Directed by: Zack Snyder

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole is a 2010 American-Australian computer-animated epic fantasy-adventure film based on the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series by Kathryn Lasky. Zack Snyder ...more

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George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton

Released: 2003

Directed by: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen

Intolerable Cruelty is a 2003 romantic black comedy film directed by Joel Coen and produced by Ethan Coen and Brian Grazer. The Coen brothers also wrote the last draft of the screenplay about ...more

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Charlotte Rampling, Geoffrey Rush, Judy Davis

Released: 2011

Directed by: Fred Schepisi

The Eye of the Storm is an Australian drama film directed by Fred Schepisi. It is an adaptation of Patrick White's 1973 novel of the same name. It stars Geoffrey Rush, Charlotte Rampling and ...more