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The Best Gillian Anderson Movies

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

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

Items on this list include Straightheads and The Last King of Scotland.

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    The X-Files

    Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny

    Released1998

    Directed byRob Bowman

    The X-Files is a 1998 American science fiction film written by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz, and directed by Rob Bowman. It is the first feature film based on The X-Files series created by Carter...  more

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    The X-Files: I Want to Believe

    Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet

    Released2008

    Directed byChris Carter

    The X-Files: I Want to Believe is a 2008 American supernatural fiction film directed by Chris Carter and written by both Carter and Frank Spotnitz. It is the second feature film installment of the...  more

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    Straightheads

    Gillian Anderson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw

    Released2007

    Directed byDan Reed

    Straightheads is a 2007 British thriller film which follows a couple who are seeking revenge against a group of men who brutally attacked them. It is written and directed by Dan Reed, who made his...  more
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    The Mighty Celt

    Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle

    Released2005

    Directed byPearse Elliott

    The Mighty Celt is a 2005 drama film set in Northern Ireland, written and directed by Pearse Elliott. It stars Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle, Sean McGinley, Ken Stott and Tyrone McKenna. It is...  more
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    Sister

    Gillian Anderson, Léa Seydoux

    Released2012

    Directed byUrsula Meier

    Sister is a 2012 Swiss drama film directed by Ursula Meier. The film competed in competition at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Special Award, the Silver Bear. The film...  more
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    Released2008

    Directed byRobert B. Weide

    How to Lose Friends & Alienate People is a 2008 British comedy film based upon Toby Young's 2001 memoir of the same name. The film follows a similar storyline, about his five-year struggle to make it...  more
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    Princess Mononoke

    Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson

    Released1997

    Directed byHayao Miyazaki

    Princess Mononoke is a 1997 anime epic action historical fantasy film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It was animated by Studio Ghibli and produced by Toshio Suzuki. The film stars the voices...  more

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    Boogie Woogie

    Amanda Seyfried, Heather Graham

    Released2009

    Directed byDuncan Ward

    Boogie Woogie is a 2009 comedy film set in the art world of contemporary London. It is based on the book of the same name written by Danny Moynihan, who adapted his own book on the New York art world...  more
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    A Cock and Bull Story

    Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

    This film is a 2005 British comedy film directed by Michael Winterbottom. It is a film-within-a-film, featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing themselves as egotistical actors during the making...  more
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    The Curse of The Buxom Strumpet

    Ian McKellen, Gillian Anderson

    Released2012

    Directed byMatthew Butler

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    The House of Mirth

    Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd

    Released2000

    Directed byTerence Davies

    The House of Mirth is a 2000 film drama version of Edith Wharton's 1905 novel The House of Mirth. The film was written and directed by Terence Davies and stars Gillian Anderson....  more
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    Playing by Heart

    Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff

    Released1998

    Directed byWillard Carroll

    Playing by Heart is a 1998 American comedy-drama film, which tells the story of several seemingly unconnected characters. It was entered into the 49th Berlin International Film Festival....  more
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    Richard Rodgers: Some Enchanted Evening

    Gillian Anderson, Judi Dench

    Released2002

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    The Turning

    Gillian Anderson, Karen Allen

    Released1992

    Directed byL.A. Puopolo

    The Turning is a 1992 American drama film directed by L.A. Puopolo, based on a play by Chris Ceraso. It is the first onscreen appearance of actress Gillian Anderson. She and Raymond J. Barry would...  more
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    Paul McCartney and Friends: The PETA Concert for Party Animals

    Pamela Anderson, Paul McCartney

    Released2000

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    The Last King of Scotland

    Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson

    Released2006

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    The Last King of Scotland is a 2006 British fiction drama film based on Giles Foden's novel of the same name, adapted by screenwriters Peter Morgan and Jeremy Brock, and directed by Kevin MacDonald....  more

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    Chicago Cab

    Julianne Moore, Gillian Anderson

    Released1997

    Directed byJohn Tintori, Mary Cybulski

    Chicago Cab, also known as Hellcab, is a 1997 American film directed by Mary Cybulski and John Tintori. It is based on a play by Will Kern....  more
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    The Mighty

    Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson

    Released1998

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    The Mighty is a 1998 drama film directed by Peter Chelsom and based on the book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick....  more
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    Johnny English Reborn

    Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike

    Released2011

    Directed byOliver Parker

    Johnny English Reborn is a 2011 British spy comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film is the sequel to Johnny English, and stars Rowan Atkinson reprising his role as the title...  more
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    Sold

    Gillian Anderson, David Arquette

    Released2014

    Directed byJeffrey D. Brown

    Sold is a 2014 drama film directed and written by Jeffrey D. Brown and Joseph Kwong....  more
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    No Pressure

    Gillian Anderson, David Ginola

    Released2010

    Directed byDougal Wilson

    No Pressure is a controversial 2010 short film produced by the global warming mitigation campaign 10:10, written by Richard Curtis and Franny Armstrong, and directed by Dougal Wilson. Intended for...  more
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    Shadow Dancer

    Gillian Anderson, Clive Owen

    Released2012

    Directed byJames Marsh

    Shadow Dancer is a 2012 thriller film written by Tom Bradby and directed by James Marsh....  more