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The Best Heath Ledger Movies

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

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

Everything from The Brothers Grimm to The Four Feathers is included on this list.

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


  • 1

    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine


    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and...  more

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  • 2

    A Knight's Tale

    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany


    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    A Knight's Tale is a 2001 medieval adventure comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Rufus Sewell,...  more

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  • 3

    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger


    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the his own group of men during the American...  more

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  • 4

    The Brothers Grimm

    Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon


    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 adventure fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. The film stars Matt Damon, Heath Ledger, and Lena Headey in an exaggerated and fictitious portrait of the Brothers Grimm...  more
  • 5

    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union


    Directed byGil Junger

    10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and a modern retelling of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. After finding out his crush (Larisa...  more

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  • 6


    Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish


    Directed byNeil Armfield

    Candy is a 2006 Australian romantic drama film, adapted from Luke Davies's novel Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction. Candy was directed by debut film-maker Neil Armfield and stars Heath Ledger,...  more
  • 7

    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs


    Directed byMarc Forster

    Monster's Ball is a 2002 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc Forster starring Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton and Heath Ledger. The film tells the story of a poor...  more

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  • 8

    Lords of Dogtown

    Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger


    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

    Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Stacy Peralta. The film is based on the "Z-Boys", a revolutionary group of young and...  more

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  • 9

    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal


    Directed byAng Lee

    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a film adaptation of the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx; the screenplay was written by...  more

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  • 10

    The Four Feathers

    Kate Hudson, Heath Ledger


    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    The Four Feathers is a 2002 action drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Djimon Hounsou and Kate Hudson. Set during the British Army's Gordon Relief Expedition in...  more
  • 11


    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and written by Gilliam and Charles McKeown. The film follows a travelling theatre troupe whose leader, having made...  more

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  • 12

    The Order

    Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon


    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    The Order, also known as The Sin Eater, is a 2003 mystery horror film written and directed by Brian Helgeland, starring Heath Ledger, Benno Fürmann, Mark Addy, and Shannyn Sossamon. Helgeland...  more
  • 13

    Two Hands

    Rose Byrne, Heath Ledger


    Directed byGregor Jordan

    Two Hands is a 1999 Australian comedy crime film, written and directed by Gregor Jordan. The film stars Heath Ledger as Jimmy, a young man in debt to Pando, a local gangster played by Bryan Brown,...  more
  • 14

    Ned Kelly

    Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom


    Directed byGregor Jordan

    Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film directed by Gregor Jordan from a screenplay by John Michael McDonagh. The film portrays the life of Ned Kelly — a legendary bushranger in...  more
  • 15

    I'm Not There

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett


    Directed byTodd Haynes

    I'm Not There is a 2007 biographical musical film directed by Todd Haynes, inspired by the life and music of American singer-songwriter Bob Dylan. Six actors depict different facets of Dylan's public...  more
  • 16


    Sienna Miller, Heath Ledger


    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Casanova is a 2005 American romantic film directed by Lasse Hallström starring Heath Ledger and loosely based on the life of Giacomo Casanova....  more

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  • 17


    Heath Ledger, Bojana Novakovic


    Directed bySteven Vidler

    Blackrock is a 1997 Australian drama thriller film directed by Steven Vidler and written by Nick Enright. Marking Vidler's directorial debut, the film was adapted from the play of the same name, also...  more
  • 18


    Heath Ledger, Billy Connolly


    Directed byKarl Zwicky

    Paws is an independent 1997 Australian family film that was released on 25 September 1997 in Australia and filmed in Sydney, New South Wales. The film stars 15-year-old guitarist Nathan Cavaleri who...  more
  • 19

    Clowning Around

    Heath Ledger, Van Johnson


    Directed byGeorge Whaley

    Clowning Around is an Australian family film that was shot on location in Perth, Western Australia and Paris, France. It was based on the novel Clowning Sim by David Martin. The film was produced by...  more