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The Best Guy Pearce Movies  

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

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

Examples include Iron Man 3 and Lawless.

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

Notable directors that have worked with Guy Pearce include names like Christopher Nolan, Ridley Scott and Adam Shankman. Is Guy Pearce your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Paul Bettany and Mickey Rourke films lists too.

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L.A. Confidential is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guy Pearce Movies
Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger

Released: 1997

Directed by: Curtis Hanson

L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series. Like the book, the film tells the story of a group of ...more

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Guy Pearce, Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano

Released: 2000

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Memento is a 2000 American neo-noir psychological thriller film directed by Christopher Nolan. The screenplay was written by Nolan based on his younger brother Jonathan Nolan's short story ...more

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Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more

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Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Guy Pearce

Released: 2002

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

The Count of Monte Cristo is a 2002 adventure film directed by Kevin Reynolds. The film is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Alexandre Dumas, père and stars Jim Caviezel, Guy ...more

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Jeffrey Jones, Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle

Released: 1999

Directed by: Antonia Bird

Ravenous is a 1999 horror film and satire directed by Antonia Bird and starring Guy Pearce, Robert Carlyle, Jeffrey Jones and David Arquette. The film revolves around cannibalism in 1840s ...more

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Breathe In is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guy Pearce Movies
Felicity Jones, Kyle MacLachlan, Amy Ryan

Released: 2013

Directed by: Drake Doremus

Breathe In is a 2013 American romantic drama film co-written and directed by Drake Doremus and starring Guy Pearce, Felicity Jones, and Amy Ryan. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival ...more
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John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Hillcoat

The Proposition is a 2005 Australian western film directed by John Hillcoat and written by screenwriter and musician Nick Cave. It stars Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, John Hurt, Danny ...more
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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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Guy Pearce, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Two Brothers is a 2004 adventure family film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. It is about two tiger brothers, Kumal and Sangha, who are separated as cubs and then reunited a year later.

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Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf

Released: 2012

Directed by: John Hillcoat

Lawless is a 2012 American drama film directed by John Hillcoat. The screenplay by Nick Cave is based on the historical novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant. The film stars ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Guy Pearce, Sienna Guillory

Released: 2002

Directed by: Simon Wells

The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the 1960 film screenplay by David Duncan. It was ...more

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Maggie Grace, Guy Pearce, Peter Stormare

Released: 2012

Directed by: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger

Lockout is a 2012 French science fiction action film directed by James Mather and Stephen Saint Leger, and written by Mather, Saint Leger, and Luc Besson. The film stars Guy Pearce, Maggie ...more

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The Hurt Locker is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guy Pearce Movies
Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2008

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

The Hurt Locker is a 2008 American film about a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team during the conflict in Iraq. The film was produced and directed by Kathryn Bigelow and the screenplay ...more

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Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong

Released: 2012

Directed by: Kathryn Bigelow

Untitled International Thriller is a 2012 thriller film written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

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Guy Pearce, Shawnee Smith, John Hawkes

Released: 1999

Directed by: Toni Kalem

A Slipping-Down Life is a 1999 romantic drama film directed by Toni Kalem. Based on a novel by Anne Tyler, it stars Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce.
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Guy Pearce, Joel Edgerton, Jacki Weaver

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Michôd

"Welcome to the jungle known as the Melbourne underworld. Animal Kingdom uses this edgy locale to unspool a gripping tale of survival and revenge. Pope Codyis on the run from a gang of ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rowan Woods

Winged Creatures is a 2008 crime film directed by Rowan Woods. It is an adaptation of Roy Freirich's novel Winged Creatures. The film stars Kate Beckinsale, Dakota Fanning, Josh Hutcherson, Guy ...more
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Factory Girl
Sienna Miller, Jimmy Fallon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2006

Directed by: George Hickenlooper

Factory Girl is a 2006 American biographical film based on the life of 1960s underground film star, socialite, and Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December ...more

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Piper Perabo, Guy Pearce, J.K. Simmons

Released: 2006

Directed by: Mark Fergus

First Snow is a 2006 thriller starring Guy Pearce and directed by Mark Fergus. The film was released on March 23, 2007.
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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guy Pearce Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley

Released: 2013

Directed by: Shane Black

Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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Samuel L. Jackson, Tommy Lee Jones, Ben Kingsley

Released: 2000

Directed by: William Friedkin

Rules of Engagement is a 2000 American drama film directed by William Friedkin and starring Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson plays U.S. Marine Colonel Terry Childers. James Webb, ...more
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Flynn
Guy Pearce, John Savage, Steven Berkoff

Released: 1993

Directed by: Frank Howson

Flynn is an Australian film about the early life of Errol Flynn, focusing on his time in New Guinea starring Guy Pearce in the title role.
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Katie Holmes, Guy Pearce, Guillermo del Toro

Released: 2010

Directed by: Troy Nixey

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark is a 2010 American dark fantasy horror film written by Matthew Robbins and Guillermo del Toro, directed by comic book artist Troy Nixey and filmed at the Drusilla ...more

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Guy Pearce, Rachel Griffiths, Joel Edgerton

Released: 2002

Directed by: Scott Roberts

The Hard Word is a 2002 Australian crime film about three bank-robbing brothers who are offered a role in a bold heist while serving time in prison. The film was written and directed by Scott ...more
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Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and Damon Lindelof, and starring Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Logan ...more

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