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

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

List films include The Mystic Masseur, Arabella and more.

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

James Fox is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tim Burton, Madonna and Ismail Merchant.

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Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson - The Remains of the Day is a 1993 Merchant Ivory film adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant, Mike ...more

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Alec Guinness, Judy Davis, Victor Banerjee - A Passage to India is a 1984 drama film written and directed by David Lean. The screenplay is based on the 1924 novel of the same title by E. M. Forster and the 1960 play by Santha Rama Rau that ...more

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Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson, James Earl Jones - Patriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom Clancy's novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1990 film The Hunt for Red October, but with ...more

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Benny Hill, Red Skelton, Sarah Miles - Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines; Or, How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 Hours 11 Minutes is a 1965 British comedy film starring Stuart Whitman, Sarah Miles, Robert Morley, ...more

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Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter, Christopher Lee - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is the second film adaptation of the 1964 British book of the same name by Roald Dahl and stars ...more

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Dirk Bogarde, Harold Pinter, Sarah Miles - The Servant is Harold Pinter's 1963 film adaptation of a 1948 novelette by Robin Maugham. A British production directed by Joseph Losey, it stars Dirk Bogarde, Sarah Miles, Wendy Craig and James ...more

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Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg, James Fox - Performance is a 1970 British crime drama film directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, written by Cammell and starring James Fox and Mick Jagger of The Rolling Stones, in his film acting ...more

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Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore, Carol Channing - Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 American musical film directed by George Roy Hill and starring Julie Andrews. The screenplay by Richard Morris focuses on a naive young woman who finds herself ...more

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Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law - Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 British–American action mystery film based on the character of the same name created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The film was directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by ...more

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Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay, John Thaw - The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a 1962 film, based on the short story of the same name. The screenplay, like the short story, was written by Alan Sillitoe. The film was directed by ...more

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Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane, Ray Winstone - Sexy Beast is a 2000 British-Spanish crime film and the directorial debut of Jonathan Glazer. Glazer had previously directed music videos and commercials for companies such as Guinness and ...more

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Nick Nolte, James Fox, Nigel Havers - Farewell to the King is a 1989 film, written and directed by John Milius. It stars Nick Nolte, Nigel Havers, Frank McRae, and Gerry Lopez and is based on the 1969 novel L'Adieu au Roi by Pierre ...more

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Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, Robert Redford - The Chase is a 1966 Technicolor American drama film in Panavision directed by Arthur Penn and starring Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda, and Robert Redford, about a series of events set into motion by ...more

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Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina - Anna Karenina is a 1997 film directed by Bernard Rose and starring Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean, Alfred Molina, Mia Kirshner, and James Fox. Based on the 1877 novel Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy, ...more

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Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm, Richard Griffiths - Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British film directed by Hugh Hudson and based on Edgar Rice Burroughs' novel Tarzan of the Apes. Christopher Lambert stars as Tarzan ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Clive Owen, Alan Arkin - Doomsday Gun is a 1994 television film produced by HBO, dramatizing the life of Canadian supergun designer Dr. Gerald Bull and his involvement in Project Babylon, Saddam Hussein's plan to build ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Uma Thurman, Nick Nolte - The Golden Bowl is a 2000 drama film directed by James Ivory. The screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala is based on the 1904 novel of the same name by Henry James, who considered the work his ...more

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Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson, Winter Ave Zoli - The Prince & Me is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Martha Coolidge, and starring Julia Stiles, Luke Mably, and Ben Miller, with Miranda Richardson, James Fox, and Alberta Watson. The ...more

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Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards Jr., Bessie Love - Isadora is a 1968 biographical film which tells the story of celebrated American dancer Isadora Duncan. It stars Vanessa Redgrave, James Fox, and Jason Robards. The film was adapted by Melvyn ...more

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Michelle Pfeiffer, Sean Connery, Roy Scheider - The Russia House is a 1990 American spy film directed by Fred Schepisi. Tom Stoppard wrote the screenplay based on John le Carré's novel of the same name. The film stars Sean Connery, ...more

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David Bowie, Sade Adu, Ray Davies - Absolute Beginners is a 1986 British rock musical film adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of the same name about life in late 1950s London. The film was directed by Julien Temple, featured ...more

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Joseph Morgan, Samantha Morton, Werner Herzog - Mister Lonely is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Harmony Korine, and co-written with his brother Avi Korine. The film is an international co-production between the UK, France, Ireland, and ...more

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Andrew Garfield, Paddy Constantine, David Morrissey - After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already interviewed The Ripper and let him back into the world to continue his reign of terror upon the citizens ...more

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George Segal, John Mills, Denholm Elliott - King Rat is a 1965 World War II film adapted from the James Clavell novel King Rat. The film was directed by Bryan Forbes and starred George Segal as Corporal King and James Fox as Marlowe, two ...more

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Denzel Washington, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh - The Mighty Quinn is a 1989 thriller film starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James Fox, Mimi Rogers, M. Emmet Walsh, and Sheryl Lee Ralph. The screenplay by Hampton Fancher is based on ...more

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Jacqueline Bissett, Kenneth Branagh, James Fox - High Season is a 1987 British romantic comedy film directed by Clare Peploe. It is a comedy about tourism, set on the Greek island of Rhodes; vacationers from rich countries taking over the most ...more

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Michael Caine, John Gielgud, Barry Foster - The Whistle Blower is a 1986 British spy thriller film, starring Michael Caine, based on the novel of the same name by John Hale. It was directed by Simon Langton, the son of actor David ...more

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Virna Lisi, Giancarlo Giannini, Margaret Rutherford - Arabella is an Italian film comedy in the English language, starring Virna Lisi, Terry-Thomas and James Fox. It was directed by Mauro Bolognini. The film is a comic farce set in Italy in the ...more

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Jason Flemyng, James Fox, Geoffrey Palmer - A Question of Attribution is a 1988 one-act stage play, written by Alan Bennett. It was premièred at the National Theatre, London in December 1988, along with the stage version of An ...more

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Death on the Nile David Suchet, JJ Feild, James Fox - Death on the Nile is a 2004 British television film, part of the ITV Agatha Christie's Poirot series, based on the mystery novel Death on the Nile by Agatha Christie. The film was shot almost ...more

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The Lost World is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best James Fox Movies
Bob Hoskins, Peter Falk, Matthew Rhys - The Lost World is a 2001 adaptation of the novel of the same name by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, directed by Stuart Orme and adapted by Adrian Hodges. It was filmed at various locations on the West ...more

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The Old Curiosity Shop Peter Ustinov, James Fox, Ricci Harnett - The Old Curiosity Shop is a 1995 drama directed by Kevin Connor.

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James Fox, Thora Hird, Kay Walsh - The Magnet is a 1950 Ealing Studios comedy film, and gave James Fox his first starring role. The story revolves around a young Wallasey boy, Johnny Brent, whose deceptive obtaining of the ...more

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Paul McGann, David Thewlis, Fanny Ardant - Afraid of the Dark is a 1991 film directed by Mark Peploe.

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Tamsin Egerton, Hugh Bonneville, Simon Callow - Hans Christian Andersen: My Life as a Fairytale is a 2001 semi-biographical television miniseries that fictionalizes the young life of Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. It was directed by ...more

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Om Puri, Aasif Mandvi, Ayesha Dharker - The Mystic Masseur is a 2001 Merchant Ivory film based on the novel of the same title by V. S. Naipaul. It is one of relatively few films directed by Ismail Merchant who is better known as the ...more

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Julian Sands, Jane March, Sandrine Bonnaire - Never Ever is an independent film directed by Charles Finch, and starring himself, Sandrine Bonnaire, and Jane March.

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Christopher Lee, Indira Varma, Shashi Kapoor - Jinnah is a 1998 epic biographical film which follows the life of the founder of Pakistan, Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It was directed by Jamil Dehlavi; and written by Akbar S. Ahmed and Jamil Dehlavi. ...more

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Effie Gray Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Claudia Cardinale - Effie Gray is a 2014 British biographical drama film directed by Richard Laxton. Its subject is the love triangle involving Victorian art critic John Ruskin his wife Euphemia "Effie" ...more

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The Freediver Judd Nelson, Adam Baldwin, Dominique Swain - The Freediver is a 2004 film written and directed by Alki David.

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Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft, Kristin Scott Thomas - Up at the Villa is a 2000 drama film written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Philip Haas.

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As You Like It Ewen Bremner, James Fox, Cyril Cusack -

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The Kid is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best James Fox Movies
The Kid Natascha McElhone, Ioan Gruffudd, Rupert Friend - The Kid is a 2010 British biopic about the life of Kevin Lewis. Based on his autobiography of the same name, it is the story of a boy growing up in a violent, abusive family on a small council ...more

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Colditz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best James Fox Movies
Tom Hardy, Jason Priestley, Sophia Myles - Colditz is a 2005 TV film directed by Stuart Orme.

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Michael Caine, Angela Douglas, James Fox - Shadow Run is a 1998 crime film set in the south of England, UK. It is based on the novel by Desmond Lowden. It was not released in the cinema, and eventually appeared on home video in 2001.

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Elgar's Tenth Muse: The Life o... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best James Fox Movies
Elgar's Tenth Muse: The Life of an English Composer James Fox, Faith Brook, Natalie Clein -

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The Catherine Cookson Collection: The Dwelling Place Ray Stevenson, James Fox, Lucy Cohu -

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Jane Asher, James Fox, Lisa Howard - Runners is a 1983 film written by Stephen Poliakoff, and directed by Charles Sturridge. It stars Kate Hardie and James Fox.

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David Hasselhoff, Omar Sharif, Grace Jones - Shaka Zulu: The Last Great Warrior is the true story of the legendary African warrior and his struggle to unite his people against the largest empire in the world. As England expands its ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, Julie Walters, Nick Stahl -