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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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Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Blythe Danner
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 ...more

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Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, David Duchovny
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 ...more
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Angelina Jolie, Hilary Duff, Sean Connery
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
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
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
The Mighty is a 1998 drama film directed by Peter Chelsom and based on the book Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick.
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Johnny English Reborn
Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Rowan Atkinson
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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Sold
Gillian Anderson, David Arquette, Seema Biswas
Sold is a 2014 drama film directed and written by Jeffrey D. Brown and Joseph Kwong.
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Gillian Anderson, Léa Seydoux, Martin Compston
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 ...more
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Gillian Anderson, Robert Carlyle, Ken Stott
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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Megan Fox, Kirsten Dunst, Jeff Bridges
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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Claire Danes, Gillian Anderson, Jada Pinkett Smith
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 ...more

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Gillian Anderson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Danny Dyer
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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Amanda Seyfried, Heather Graham, Gillian Anderson
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
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 ...more
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Ian McKellen, Gillian Anderson, Mark Williams
The Curse of The Buxom Strumpet is a 2012 comedy film written by Matthew Butler and Tori Hart and directed by Matthew Butler.
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Shadow Dancer
Gillian Anderson, Clive Owen, Andrea Riseborough
Shadow Dancer is a 2012 thriller film written by Tom Bradby and directed by James Marsh.

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Gillian Anderson, Judi Dench, Lesley Garrett
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Gillian Anderson, Karen Allen, Tess Harper
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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Julianne Moore, Gillian Anderson, John Cusack
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.

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No Pressure
Gillian Anderson, David Ginola, Lyndsey Marshal
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 ...more