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The Best James Purefoy Movies

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

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

Women Talking Dirty and Solomon Kane are included in this list.

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  • 1

    Ironclad

    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti
    80
    10

    Released2011

    Directed byJonathan English

    Ironclad is a 2011 adventure film directed by Jonathan English. Written by English and Erick Kastel, based on a screenplay by Stephen McDool, the cast includes James Purefoy, Brian Cox, Vladimir...  more

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  • 2

    Resident Evil

    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez
    51
    4

    Released2002

    Directed byPaul W. S. Anderson

    Resident Evil is a 2002 German-British-French science fiction horror film written and directed by Paul W. S. Anderson. The film stars Milla Jovovich and Michelle Rodriguez. It is the first...  more

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  • 3

    Vanity Fair

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Pattinson
    52
    6

    Released2004

    Directed byMira Nair

    Vanity Fair is a 2004 British-American costume drama film directed by Mira Nair and adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray's novel of the same name. The novel has been the subject of numerous...  more
  • 4

    The Mayor of Casterbridge

    Ciarán Hinds, James Purefoy
    31
    2

    Released2003

    Directed byDavid Thacker

    The Mayor of Casterbridge is a 2003 drama film written by Ted Whitehead, and directed by David Thacker....
  • 5

    Solomon Kane

    Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood
    33
    5

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael J. Bassett

    Solomon Kane is a 2009 dark fantasy adventure film written and directed by Michael J. Bassett based on the pulp magazine character Solomon Kane created in 1928 by Robert E. Howard. James Purefoy...  more

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  • 6

    A Knight's Tale

    Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany
    33
    6

    Released2001

    Directed byBrian 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 Sewell,...  more

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  • 7

    Maybe Baby

    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson
    30
    4

    Released2000

    Directed byHugh Laurie, Tom Moore, Ben Elton

    Maybe Baby is a 2000 British comedy film starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson. It was written and directed by Ben Elton, based upon his novel Inconceivable....  more
  • 8

    Blackbeard

    James Purefoy, Antonia Campbell-Hughes
    25
    0

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard Dale, Tilman Remme

    Blackbeard: The Real Pirate Of The Caribbean, a mini-series by the BBC, starring James Purefoy as Blackbeard. It aired in the USA on 12 March 2006 and was released on DVD in The Netherlands in July...  more
  • 9

    Bedrooms and Hallways

    Hugo Weaving, Kevin McKidd
    29
    4

    Released1998

    Directed byRose Troche

    Bedrooms and Hallways is a 1998 comedy-drama film about bisexuality or the fluidity of sexuality. It was written by Robert Farrar and directed by Rose Troche, starring Kevin McKidd, James Purefoy,...  more
  • 10

    George and the Dragon

    Val Kilmer, Piper Perabo
    28
    4

    Released2004

    Directed byTom Reeve

    George and the Dragon, is a 2004 Sci-Fi Channel Historical fantasy film based in a medieval England, and loosely based on the legend of Saint George and the Dragon....  more
  • 11

    Richard II

    Patrick Stewart, David Morrissey
    25
    2

    Released2012

    Directed byRupert Goold

    Richard II is a 2012 drama film written and directed by Rupert Goold....  more
  • 12

    Manchild

    Kevin Smith, Lauren Hutton
    6
    2

    Released2007

    Directed byStephen Gyllenhaal

    Two grown men find themselves suffering from midlife crises at the same time....
  • 13

    Diamonds (US)

    Joanne Kelly, Derek Jacobi
    15
    0

    Released2009

    Directed byAndy Wilson

    Diamonds is a 2009 Drama TV movie written by David Vainola and directed by Andy Wilson....
  • 14

    Feast of July

    James Purefoy, Embeth Davidtz
    16
    2

    Released1995

    Directed byChristopher Menaul

    Feast of July is a 1995 UK film produced by Merchant Ivory Productions, based on the 1954 novel by H. E. Bates, starring Embeth Davidtz and Ben Chaplin....  more
  • 15

    Lighthouse

    James Purefoy, Rachel Shelley
    14
    2

    Released2000

    Directed bySimon Hunter

    Lighthouse is a 1999 British horror film directed by. The film follows survivors of a shipwreck being preyed on by an escaped psychotic convict who beheads his victims. It was shot in Cornwall for...  more
  • 16

    Thelomeris

    Mark Hamill, James Purefoy
    4
    0

    Directed byBalázs Hatvani

    Thelomeris is the first mainstream science fiction movie shot in Hungary. It was produced by Trickorn Productions, an independent Hungarian production company....  more
  • 17

    Blessed

    Heather Graham, Stella Stevens
    14
    2

    Released2004

    Directed bySimon Fellows

    Blessed is a 2004 British/Romanian horror film directed by Simon Fellows starring Heather Graham and James Purefoy....  more
  • 18

    Women Talking Dirty

    Helena Bonham Carter, James Purefoy
    10
    0

    Released1999

    Directed byCoky Giedroyc

    Women Talking Dirty is a 1999 Scottish comedy film starring Helena Bonham Carter and Gina McKee. It is an adaptation of the novel Women Talking Dirty, written by Isla Dewar who wrote the screenplay...  more
  • 19

    The Wedding Tackle

    James Purefoy, Victoria Smurfit
    10
    0

    Released2000

    Directed byRami Dvir

    The Wedding Tackle is a 2000 British comedy film....  more
  • 20

    Goose on the Loose

    Chevy Chase, James Purefoy
    10
    0

    Released2011

    Directed byNicholas Kendall

    Goose on the Loose is a 2011 comedy film written by Charles Dennis and directed by Nicholas Kendall....
  • 21

    Mansfield Park

    Jonny Lee Miller, Anna Popplewell
    12
    4

    Released1999

    Directed byPatricia Rozema

    Mansfield Park is a 1999 British romantic comedy-drama film based on Jane Austen's novel of the same name, written and directed by Patricia Rozema. The film departs from the original novel in several...  more
  • 22

    John Carter

    Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins
    16
    14

    Released2012

    Directed byAndrew Stanton

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  • 23

    Don Quixote

    John Lithgow, Isabella Rossellini
    10
    6

    Released2000

    Directed byPeter Yates

    Don Quixote is a 2000 television film adaptation of the classic novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, made by Hallmark Entertainment and distributed by TNT. A dubbed-into-Spanish version was...  more