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The Best James Fox Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 317 votes 36 voters 4.9k views 54 items

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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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Dir. by James Ivory (1993), starring 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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Dir. by David Lean (1984), starring 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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Dir. by Nicolas Roeg and Donald Cammell (1970), starring Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg & James Fox
Performance is a 1970 British 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 debut. ...more
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Dir. by Phillip Noyce (1992), starring 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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Dir. by Tim Burton (2005), starring 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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Dir. by Ken Annakin (1965), starring 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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Dir. by Joseph Losey (1963), starring 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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Dir. by George Roy Hill (1967), starring Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore & Carol Channing
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Dir. by John Milius (1989), starring 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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Dir. by Tony Richardson (1962), starring Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay & John Thaw
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Dir. by Guy Ritchie (2009), starring Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr. & Jude Law
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Dir. by Arthur Penn (1966), starring Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda & Robert Redford
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Dir. by Jonathan Glazer (2000), starring Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane & Ray Winstone
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Dir. by Bernard Rose (1997), starring 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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Dir. by Hugh Hudson (1984), starring Andie MacDowell, Ian Holm & Richard Griffiths
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Dir. by James Ivory (2000), starring 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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Dir. by Robert Young (1994), starring Kevin Spacey, Clive Owen & Alan Arkin
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Dir. by Martha Coolidge (2004), starring Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson & Winter Ave Zoli
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Dir. by Karel Reisz (1968), starring Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards Jr. & Bessie Love
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Dir. by Julien Temple (1986), starring David Bowie, Sade Adu & Ray Davies
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Dir. by Harmony Korine (2007), starring Joseph Morgan, Samantha Morton & Werner Herzog
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Dir. by Bryan Forbes (1965), starring George Segal, John Mills & Denholm Elliott
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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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Dir. by Clare Peploe (1988), starring Jacqueline Bissett, Kenneth Branagh & James Fox
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Dir. by Carl Schenkel (1989), starring Denzel Washington, Mimi Rogers & M. Emmet Walsh
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