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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  • A Knight's Tale
    1
    Heath Ledger, Mark Addy, Rufus Sewell
    • Released: 2001
    • Directed by: Brian Helgeland
  • Solomon Kane
    2
    Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James Purefoy
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Michael J. Bassett
  • Blackbeard
    3
    James Purefoy, Antonia Campbell-Hughes, Simon Kunz
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Richard Dale, Tilman Remme
  • Ironclad
    4
    Kate Mara, Paul Giamatti, Brian Cox
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Jonathan English
  • Vanity Fair
    5
    Reese Witherspoon, Eileen Atkins, Jim Broadbent
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Mira Nair
  • Mansfield Park
    6
    Embeth Davidtz, Jonny Lee Miller, Alessandro Nivola
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Patricia Rozema
  • Diamonds (US)
    7
    Joanne Kelly, Derek Jacobi, James Purefoy
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: Andy Wilson
  • Resident Evil
    8
    Milla Jovovich, Michelle Rodriguez, Eric Mabius
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Paul W.S. Anderson
  • John Carter
    9
    Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Andrew Stanton
  • Maybe Baby
    10
    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Hugh Laurie, Tom Moore, Ben Elton
  • Richard II
    11
    Patrick Stewart, David Morrissey, James Purefoy
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Rupert Goold
  • The Mayor of Casterbridge
    12
    Ciarán Hinds, James Purefoy, Polly Walker
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: David Thacker
  • Bedrooms and Hallways
    13
    Hugo Weaving, Kevin McKidd, James Purefoy
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Rose Troche
  • Feast of July
    14
    James Purefoy, Embeth Davidtz, Ben Chaplin
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Christopher Menaul
  • George and the Dragon
    15
    James Purefoy, Piper Perabo, Patrick Swayze
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Tom Reeve
  • Lighthouse
    16
    James Purefoy, Rachel Shelley, Don Warrington
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Simon Hunter
  • Blessed
    17
    Heather Graham, James Purefoy, Fionnula Flanagan
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Simon Fellows
  • The Wedding Tackle
    18
    James Purefoy, Victoria Smurfit, Sara Stockbridge
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Rami Dvir
  • Goose on the Loose
    19
    Chevy Chase, James Purefoy, Dave Foley
    • Released: 2011
    • Directed by: Nicholas Kendall
  • Women Talking Dirty
    20
    Helena Bonham Carter, James Purefoy, Freddie Highmore
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Coky Giedroyc
  • Don Quixote
    21
    John Lithgow, Isabella Rossellini, Bob Hoskins
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Peter Yates
  • Manchild
    22
    Kevin Smith, Lauren Hutton, James Purefoy
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Stephen Gyllenhaal
  • Thelomeris
    23
    Mark Hamill, James Purefoy, Lance Henriksen
    • Directed by: Balázs Hatvani