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List of the best Gerard Butler movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Gerard Butler has been acting since 1997, but he didn't become a star until he appeared in 300 in 2006. Gerard Butler'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 Gerard Butler movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated films from the estimable Gerard Butler filmography will be at the top of the list. 

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

List features Law Abiding Citizen, PS, I Love You and other movies you could find on Gerard Butler's IMDB page.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Gerard Butler movies?" and "What are the greatest Gerard Butler roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Butler's Sparta sparring, then you might also enjoy our list of best Michael Fassbender movies and best Russell Crowe movies.

Joel Schumacher and Marc Forster are among those who have directed Gerard Butler at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. Is Gerard Butler your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best George Clooney and Sting films lists too.

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300 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
300 Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey 300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by Frank Miller and Lynn Varley. Both are fictionalized retellings of the Battle of Thermopylae which took ...more

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Law Abiding Citizen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Law Abiding Citizen Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis Law Abiding Citizen is a 2009 American thriller film directed by F. Gary Gray from a screenplay written by Kurt Wimmer and stars Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler. The film takes place in ...more

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P.S. I Love You is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
P.S. I Love You Gerard Butler, Hilary Swank, Judy Garland P.S. I Love You is a 2007 American drama film directed by Richard LaGravenese. The screenplay by LaGravenese and Steven Rogers is based on the 2004 novel of the same name by Cecelia Ahern. It ...more

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The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
The Phantom of the Opera Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 British film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra ...more

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Olympus Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
MicheleMilam added Olympus Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Ashley Judd Olympus Has Fallen is a 2013 American action thriller film. Directed by Antoine Fuqua, it stars Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman, with Angela Bassett, Robert Forster, Cole ...more

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The Ugly Truth is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
The Ugly Truth Katherine Heigl, Gerard Butler, Craig Ferguson The Ugly Truth is a 2009 American romantic comedy film starring Katherine Heigl and Gerard Butler. The film was released in North America on July 24, 2009 by Columbia Pictures.

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Chasing Mavericks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Chasing Mavericks Gerard Butler, Elisabeth Shue, Abigail Spencer Of Men and Mavericks is a 2012 Sport Drama film written by Brandon Hooper and Kario Salem and directed by Curtis Hanson.

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Machine Gun Preacher is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Machine Gun Preacher Gerard Butler, Michelle Monaghan, Michael Shannon Machine Gun Preacher is a 2011 action biopic film about Sam Childers, a former gang biker turned preacher and defender of African orphans. The movie was based on Childers' book Another Man's ...more

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The Bounty Hunter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
The Bounty Hunter Jennifer Aniston, Gerard Butler, Jason Sudeikis The Bounty Hunter is a 2010 American romantic action comedy film directed by Andy Tennant, starring Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler. The story centers on a bounty hunter hired to retrieve his ...more

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Dear Frankie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Dear Frankie Gerard Butler, Emily Mortimer, Cal MacAninch Dear Frankie is a 2004 Scottish drama film directed by Shona Auerbach and starring Emily Mortimer, Gerard Butler, and Jack McElhone. The screenplay by Andrea Gibb focuses on a young single ...more

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How to Train Your Dragon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
How to Train Your Dragon Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, David Tennant How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The ...more

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Attila is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Attila Isla Fisher, Gerard Butler, Tim Curry Attila the Hun, fabled leader of a band of nomadic warriors who fearlessly took on the might of the Roman Empire, has his life story brought to the screen in this two-part miniseries. Attila ...more

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Timeline is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Timeline Gerard Butler, Paul Walker, Michael Sheen Timeline is a 2003 science fiction adventure film directed by Richard Donner, based on the novel of the same name by Michael Crichton. A team of present-day archaeologists are sent back in time ...more

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London Has Fallen is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
SusannahTurner added London Has Fallen Morgan Freeman, Gerard Butler, Angela Bassett London Has Fallen is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Babak Najafi and written by Creighton Rothenberger, Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast and Chad St. John. It is a ...more

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Gamer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Gamer Gerard Butler, Ludacris, Michael C. Hall Gamer is a 2009 American science fiction action film written and directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. The film stars Gerard Butler as a participant in an online game in which ...more

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Nim's Island is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Nim's Island Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Abigail Breslin Nim's Island is a 2008 American-Australian adventure-fantasy film directed by Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin and starring Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, and Gerard Butler. The story is based ...more

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Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cr... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life Angelina Jolie, Gerard Butler, Djimon Hounsou Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life is a 2003 action film based on the popular Tomb Raider video game series and stars Angelina Jolie as the titular Lara Croft character with supporting ...more

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RocknRolla is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
RocknRolla Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy RocknRolla is a 2008 British comedy crime film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Jimi Mistry and ...more

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Butterfly on a Wheel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Butterfly on a Wheel Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, Maria Bello Butterfly on a Wheel is a 2007 British–Canadian thriller film directed by Mike Barker, co-produced and written by William Morrissey, and starring Pierce Brosnan, Gerard Butler, and Maria Bello. ...more

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Playing for Keeps is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Playing for Keeps Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman Playing for Keeps is a 2012 American romantic comedy film directed by Gabriele Muccino, starring Gerard Butler with Jessica Biel, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Quaid, Uma Thurman and Judy Greer ...more

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
How to Train Your Dragon 2 Cate Blanchett, Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig How to Train Your Dragon 2 is a 2014 animation action adventure film written and directed by Dean DeBlois.

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Coriolanus is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Coriolanus Jessica Chastain, Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes Coriolanus is a 2011 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus, directed by and starring Ralph Fiennes in his directorial debut.

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Reign of Fire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Reign of Fire Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler Reign of Fire is a 2002 post-apocalyptic action fantasy film directed by Rob Bowman and starring Christian Bale, Matthew McConaughey and Gerard Butler. It takes place in the year 2020 in ...more

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Dracula 2000 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Dracula 2000 Gerard Butler, Jeri Ryan, Nathan Fillion Dracula 2000, also known internationally as Dracula 2001, is a 2000 American action horror film written and directed by Patrick Lussier. The film stars Gerard Butler, Christopher Plummer, Jonny ...more

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Beowulf & Grendel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Beowulf & Grendel Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård, Sarah Polley Beowulf & Grendel is a 2005 film loosely based on the Anglo-Saxon epic poem Beowulf. Filmed in Iceland and directed by Sturla Gunnarsson, it stars Gerard Butler as Beowulf, Stellan ...more

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The Game of Their Lives is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
The Game of Their Lives Gerard Butler, Patrick Stewart, Gavin Rossdale The Game of Their Lives is a 2005 American drama film directed by David Anspaugh. The screenplay by Angelo Pizzo is based on the book of the same title by Geoffrey Douglas.

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One More Kiss is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
One More Kiss Gerard Butler, James Cosmo, Hugh Wilson Sam Murray runs a restaurant. He and Sarah grew up together and Sam hoped they'd grow old together. His world fell apart the day Sarah left and now she's back; standing on his doorstep telling ...more

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Mrs Brown is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Mrs Brown Gerard Butler, Judi Dench, Billy Connolly Mrs Brown, also theatrically released as Her Majesty, Mrs Brown, is a 1997 British drama film starring Judi Dench, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher and Gerard Butler. It was written ...more

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Jewel of the Sahara is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Jewel of the Sahara Gerard Butler Jewel of the Sahara is a 2001 film starring Gerard Butler, Clifford David as the old Francois Renard and Peter Franzén as the young Francois Renard. ‘Jewel of the Sahara’ is comedy / ...more

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Wrath of Gods is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Wrath of Gods Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgård, Sturla Gunnarsson Wrath of Gods is a 2006 documentary film directed by Jon Gustafsson. It tells the story of the dramatic circumstances Canadian director Sturla Gunnarsson and his crew had to go through during ...more

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Gift of the Night Fury is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Gift of the Night Fury Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig, Jonah Hill Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury is a 2011 computer-animated short film by DreamWorks Animation and directed by Tom Owens. It was released on November 15, 2011, on DVD and Blu-ray, along with ...more

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Gods of Egypt is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
SusannahTurner added Gods of Egypt Gerard Butler, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Geoffrey Rush Gods of Egypt is an upcoming American adventure epic fantasy film directed by Alex Proyas and co-written with Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless. The film stars Brenton Thwaites, Gerard Butler, ...more

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Harrison's Flowers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Harrison's Flowers Gerard Butler, Brendan Gleeson, Adrien Brody Harrison's Flowers is a 2001 French film by Elie Chouraqui. It stars, among others, Andie MacDowell, Elias Koteas, Brendan Gleeson, Adrien Brody, Marie Trintignant, Gerard Butler and David ...more

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Shooters is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Shooters Gerard Butler, Ioan Gruffudd, Melanie Lynskey Shooters is a 2002 British/American crime drama film from directors Colin Teague and Glenn Durfort, and writers Andrew Howard, Louis Dempsey and Gary Young. It was filmed in London in ...more

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The Cherry Orchard is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
The Cherry Orchard Gerard Butler, Charlotte Rampling, Melanie Lynskey The Cherry Orchard is a 1999 drama film directed by Mihalis Kakogiannis and starring Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates and Owen Teale. It was based on the 1904 play The Cherry Orchard by Anton ...more

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Tales of the Black Freighter is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Tales of the Black Freighter Gerard Butler, Jared Harris, Cam Clarke Tales of the Black Freighter is a 2009 animated film directed by Daniel DelPurgatorio and Mike Smith, based on the fictional comic book featured in the Watchmen universe. A mariner (Gerard ...more

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Den of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Den of Thieves Gerard Butler, Curtis Jackson, Pablo Schreiber Den of Thieves is a 2018 American heist action thriller film directed by Christian Gudegast. A corrupt LAPD cop (Gerard Butler) is hellbent on taking down en elite crew of robbers as they plan a ...more

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Movie 43 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Movie 43 Emma Stone, Halle Berry, Kristen Bell Movie 43, previously Untitled Comedy, is an upcoming comedy film written by Rocky Russo, Jeremy Sosenko and Patrik Forsberg. The film will feature segments directed by Patrik Forsberg and Peter ...more

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Fast Food is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Fast Food Gerard Butler, Douglas Henshall, Stephen Lord Fast Food is a 1999 British film directed by Stewart Sugg. Benny (Douglas Henshall) returns to the town of his youth to find the girl he's loved since childhood and runs into his four old ...more

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A Family Man is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
A Family Man Gerard Butler, Willem Dafoe, Anupam Kher A Family Man is a 2016 American drama film directed by Mark Williams. A successful Chicago-based corporate headhunter (Gerard Butler) is up for a huge promotion struggles to balance his work ...more

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Geostorm is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Gerard Butler Movies
Geostorm Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess, Abbie Cornish Geostorm is a 2017 American disaster science-fiction action film directed by Dean Devlin. A satellite designer (Gerard Butler) must save the world from a storm of epic proportions caused by ...more