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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?"

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  • The Dark Knight1
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    The Dark Knight

    Christian Bale, Michael Caine

    Released2008

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

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  • A Knight's Tale2
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    A Knight's Tale

    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany

    Released2001

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    A Knight's Tale is a 2001 medieval adventure comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed...  more

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  • 10 Things I Hate About You3
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    10 Things I Hate About You

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union

    Released1999

    Directed byGil Junger

    10 Things I Hate About You is a 1999 American romantic comedy film directed by Gil Junger, and...  more

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  • The Patriot4
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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

    The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich....  more

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  • The Brothers Grimm5
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    The Brothers Grimm

    Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon

    Released2005

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Brothers Grimm is a 2005 adventure fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam. The film stars...  more

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  • Candy6
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    Candy

    Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish

    Released2006

    Directed byNeil Armfield

    Candy is a 2006 Australian romantic drama film, adapted from Luke Davies's novel Candy: A...  more
  • Monster's Ball7
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    Monster's Ball

    Halle Berry, Sean Combs

    Released2002

    Directed byMarc Forster

    Monster's Ball is a 2002 American romantic drama film directed by German-Swiss director Marc...  more

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    #47 of 52 The Saddest Romance Movies That Will Make You Cry#311 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • Brokeback Mountain8
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

    Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American epic romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. It is a...  more

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  • Ned Kelly9
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    Ned Kelly

    Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom

    Released2003

    Directed byGregor Jordan

    Ned Kelly is a 2003 Australian historical drama film directed by Gregor Jordan from a...  more
  • Lords of Dogtown10
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    Lords of Dogtown

    Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger

    Released2005

    Directed byCatherine Hardwicke

    Lords of Dogtown is a 2005 American biographical drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke...  more

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  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus11
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    Released2009

    Directed byTerry Gilliam

    The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Terry Gilliam and...  more

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  • Casanova12
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    Casanova

    Sienna Miller, Heath Ledger

    Released2005

    Directed byLasse Hallström

    Casanova is a 2005 American romantic film directed by Lasse Hallström starring Heath Ledger...  more

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  • The Four Feathers13
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    The Four Feathers

    Kate Hudson, Heath Ledger

    Released2002

    Directed byShekhar Kapur

    The Four Feathers is a 2002 action drama film directed by Shekhar Kapur, starring Heath...  more
  • The Order14
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    The Order

    Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon

    Released2003

    Directed byBrian Helgeland

    The Order, also known as The Sin Eater, is a 2003 mystery horror film written and directed by...  more
  • Two Hands15
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    Two Hands

    Rose Byrne, Heath Ledger

    Released1999

    Directed byGregor Jordan

    Two Hands is a 1999 Australian comedy crime film, written and directed by Gregor Jordan. The...  more
  • I'm Not There16
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    I'm Not There

    Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett

    Released2007

    Directed byTodd Haynes

    I'm Not There is a 2007 biographical musical film directed by Todd Haynes, inspired by the...  more
  • Blackrock17
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    Blackrock

    Heath Ledger, Bojana Novakovic

    Released1997

    Directed bySteven Vidler

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  • Paws18
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    Paws

    Heath Ledger, Billy Connolly

    Released1997

    Directed byKarl Zwicky

    Paws is an independent 1997 Australian family film that was released on 25 September 1997 in...  more
  • Clowning Around19
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    Clowning Around

    Heath Ledger, Van Johnson

    Released1992

    Directed byGeorge Whaley

    Clowning Around is an Australian family film that was shot on location in Perth, Western...  more