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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?"

Heath Ledger worked with many famous directors, including big names like Christopher Nolan and Roland Emmerich. If you're a fan of Heath Ledger, then check out our lists of the best Jonah Hill and Christian Bale movies as well.

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The Dark Knight is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Heath Ledger Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Heath Ledger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Christopher 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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Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Gabrielle Union, Heath Ledger

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gil 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 ...more

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Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

Released: 2001

Directed by: Brian 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 ...more

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Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman

Released: 2000

Directed by: Roland 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 ...more

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Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ang 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 ...more

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Monica Bellucci, Matt Damon, Lena Headey

Released: 2005

Directed by: Terry 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 ...more

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Heath Ledger, Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush

Released: 2006

Directed by: Neil 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 ...more
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Halle Berry, Sean Combs, Heath Ledger

Released: 2001

Directed by: Marc Forster

Monster's Ball is a 2001 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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Sofía Vergara, Heath Ledger, Jeremy Renner

Released: 2005

Directed by: Catherine 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 ...more

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Johnny Depp, Jude Law, Colin Farrell

Released: 2009

Directed by: Terry 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 ...more

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Sienna Miller, Heath Ledger, Natalie Dormer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

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

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Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom, Heath Ledger

Released: 2003

Directed by: Gregor 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
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Kate Hudson, Heath Ledger, Michael Sheen

Released: 2002

Directed by: Shekhar 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 ...more
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Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Peter Weller

Released: 2003

Directed by: Brian 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. ...more
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Rose Byrne, Heath Ledger, Bryan Brown

Released: 1999

Directed by: Gregor 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 ...more
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Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore

Released: 2007

Directed by: Todd 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 ...more

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Heath Ledger, Bojana Novakovic, Chris Haywood

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steven 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, ...more
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Paws Heath Ledger, Billy Connolly, Alyssa-Jane Cook

Released: 1997

Directed by: Karl 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 ...more
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Heath Ledger, Van Johnson, Ernie Dingo

Released: 1992

Directed by: George 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 ...more