The Best Gillian Anderson Movies 

Updated June 11, 2019 979 votes 231 voters 42.4k views 22 items

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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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Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Blythe Danner

Released: 1998

Directed by: Rob Bowman

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Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, David Duchovny

Released: 2008

Directed by: Chris Carter

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Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Sean Connery

Released: 1998

Directed by: Willard 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.
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Gillian Anderson, Dan Aykroyd, Laura Linney

Released: 2000

Directed by: Terence 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.
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Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kevin 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 ...more

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Sharon Stone, Gillian Anderson, James Gandolfini

Released: 1998

Directed by: Peter Chelsom

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Johnny English Reborn Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Oliver 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 ...more
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Gillian Anderson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Dyer

Released: 2007

Directed by: Dan 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 ...more
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Sold Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Seema Biswas

Released: 2014

Directed by: Jeffrey D. Brown

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Megan Fox, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges

Released: 2008

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more
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Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle, Ken Stott

Released: 2005

Directed by: Pearse 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 ...more
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Gillian Anderson, Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ursula Meier

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Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith

Released: 1997

Directed by: Hayao Miyazaki

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Amanda Seyfried, Heather Graham, Gillian Anderson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Duncan 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 ...more
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Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, Naomie Harris

Released: 2005

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

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Shadow Dancer Gillian Anderson, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough

Released: 2012

Directed by: James Marsh

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Released: 2012

Directed by: Matthew Butler

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Gillian Anderson, Karen Allen, Tess Harper

Released: 1992

Directed by: L.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 ...more
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Gillian Anderson, Judi Dench, Lesley Garrett

Released: 2002

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Released: 2000

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Julianne Moore, Gillian Anderson, John Cusack

Released: 1997

Directed by: John Tintori, Mary Cybulski

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No Pressure Gillian Anderson, David Ginola, Lyndsey Marshal

Released: 2010

Directed by: Dougal Wilson

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