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The Best James Fox Movies

Updated September 23, 2019 600 votes 37 voters 5.0k views54 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?"

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  • The Remains of the Day1
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    The Remains of the Day

    Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins

    Released1993

    Directed byJames Ivory

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  • A Passage to India2
    24
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    A Passage to India

    Alec Guinness, Judy Davis

    Released1984

    Directed byDavid Lean

    A Passage to India is a 1984 drama film written and directed by David Lean. The screenplay is...  more
  • Patriot Games3
    18
    4

    Patriot Games

    Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1992

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

    Patriot Games is a 1992 action-suspense film directed by Phillip Noyce and based on Tom...  more

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  • Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines4

    Released1965

    Directed byKen Annakin

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  • Thoroughly Modern Millie5
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    Thoroughly Modern Millie

    Julie Andrews, Mary Tyler Moore

    Released1967

    Directed byGeorge Roy Hill

    Thoroughly Modern Millie is a 1967 American musical film directed by George Roy Hill and...  more
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  • Sherlock Holmes6
    16
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

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  • Sexy Beast7
    12
    3

    Sexy Beast

    Ben Kingsley, Ian McShane

    Released2001

    Directed byJonathan Glazer

    Sexy Beast is a 2001 British-Spanish crime thriller film directed by Jonathan Glazer. A...  more
  • The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner8
    12
    4

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

    Michael Redgrave, Tom Courtenay

    Released1962

    Directed byTony Richardson

    The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner is a 1962 film, based on the short story of the...  more
  • Farewell to the King9
    12
    5

    Farewell to the King

    Nick Nolte, James Fox

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn Milius

    Farewell to the King is a 1989 film, written and directed by John Milius. It stars Nick Nolte,...  more
  • The Chase10
    12
    7

    The Chase

    Marlon Brando, Jane Fonda

    Released1966

    Directed byArthur Penn

    The Chase is a 1966 Technicolor American drama film in Panavision directed by Arthur Penn and...  more
  • Anna Karenina11
    12
    7

    Anna Karenina

    Sophie Marceau, Sean Bean

    Released1997

    Directed byBernard Rose

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  • Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes12

    Released1984

    Directed byHugh Hudson

    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes is a 1984 British film directed by Hugh...  more
  • The Golden Bowl13
    14
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    The Golden Bowl

    Kate Beckinsale, Uma Thurman

    Released2000

    Directed byJames Ivory

    The Golden Bowl is a 2000 drama film directed by James Ivory. The screenplay by Ruth Prawer...  more
  • The Servant14
    7
    2

    The Servant

    Dirk Bogarde, Harold Pinter

    Released1963

    Directed byJoseph Losey

    The Servant is Harold Pinter's 1963 film adaptation of a 1948 novelette by Robin Maugham. A...  more
  • Doomsday Gun15
    8
    3

    Doomsday Gun

    Kevin Spacey, Clive Owen

    Released1994

    Directed byRobert Young

    Doomsday Gun is a 1994 television film produced by HBO, dramatizing the life of Canadian...  more
  • Performance16
    9
    6

    Performance

    Mick Jagger, Anita Pallenberg

    Released1970

    Directed byNicolas Roeg, Donald Cammell

    Performance is a 1970 British drama film directed by Donald Cammell and Nicolas Roeg, written...  more
  • The Prince and Me17
    10
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    The Prince and Me

    Julia Stiles, Miranda Richardson

    Released2004

    Directed byMartha Coolidge

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  • Isadora18
    8
    5

    Isadora

    Vanessa Redgrave, Jason Robards Jr.

    Released1968

    Directed byKarel Reisz

    Isadora is a 1968 biographical film which tells the story of celebrated American dancer...  more
  • Absolute Beginners19
    12
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    Absolute Beginners

    David Bowie, Sade Adu

    Released1986

    Directed byJulien Temple

    Absolute Beginners is a 1986 British rock musical film adapted from the Colin MacInnes book of...  more
  • Red Riding: 198020
    8
    6

    Red Riding: 1980

    Andrew Garfield, Paddy Constantine

    Released2009

    Directed byJames Marsh

    After 6 years of brutal murders the West Yorkshire Police fear that they may have already...  more
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    10
    9

    Mister Lonely

    Joseph Morgan, Samantha Morton

    Released2007

    Directed byHarmony Korine

    Mister Lonely is a 2007 comedy-drama film directed by Harmony Korine, and co-written with his...  more
  • High Season22
    6
    4

    High Season

    Jacqueline Bissett, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1988

    Directed byClare Peploe

    High Season is a 1987 British romantic comedy film directed by Clare Peploe. It is a comedy...  more
  • The Mighty Quinn23
    6
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    The Mighty Quinn

    Denzel Washington, Mimi Rogers

    Released1989

    Directed byCarl Schenkel

    The Mighty Quinn is a 1989 thriller film starring Denzel Washington, Robert Townsend, James...  more

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  • Charlie and the Chocolate Factory24
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    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

    Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2005

    Directed byTim Burton

    Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a 2005 musical adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It...  more

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  • King Rat25
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    King Rat

    George Segal, John Mills

    Released1965

    Directed byBryan Forbes

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