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The Best Jeremy Irons Movies 

Updated September 23, 2019 1.8k votes 413 voters 45.6k views 53 items

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, like Appaloosa and Lolita.

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

Jeremy Irons has worked with many famous directors, including big names like David Lynch and Ridley Scott. If Jeremy Irons movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Matthew Broderick and Ed Harris too.

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jeremy Irons Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella

Released: 1997

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Lolita is a 1997 French-American drama film written by Stephen Schiff and directed by Adrian Lyne. It is the second screen adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov's novel of the same name and stars ...more

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Robert De Niro, Liam Neeson, Jeremy Irons

Released: 1986

Directed by: Roland Joffé

The Mission is a 1986 British drama film about the experiences of a Jesuit missionary in 18th century South America. The film was written by Robert Bolt and directed by Roland Joffé. The ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Jill Hennessy, Geneviève Bujold

Released: 1988

Directed by: David Cronenberg

This film is a 1988 Canadian-American psychological thriller film starring Jeremy Irons in a dual role as identical twin gynecologists. David Cronenberg directed and co-wrote the screenplay with ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Hugh Laurie, John Malkovich

Released: 1998

Directed by: Randall Wallace

The Man in the Iron Mask is a 1998 adventure film directed, produced, and written by Randall Wallace, and starring Leonardo DiCaprio in a dual role as the title character and villain, Jeremy ...more

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Bruce Willis, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Irons

Released: 1995

Directed by: John McTiernan

This film is a 1995 American action film and the third in the film series. It was produced and directed by John McTiernan, written by Jonathan Hensleigh, and stars Bruce Willis as New York City ...more

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Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Felicity Huffman

Released: 1990

Directed by: Barbet Schroeder

Reversal of Fortune is a 1990 film adapted from the 1985 book Reversal of Fortune: Inside the von Bülow Case, written by law professor Alan Dershowitz.

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Eva Green, Liam Neeson, Edward Norton

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ridley Scott

Kingdom of Heaven is a 2005 epic historical drama directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by William Monahan. It stars Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan ...more

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Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, David Warner

Released: 1981

Directed by: Karel Reisz

The French Lieutenant's Woman is a 1981 film directed by Karel Reisz, produced by Leon Clore and adapted by playwright Harold Pinter. It is based on the novel by John Fowles. The music score is ...more
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Jeremy Irons, Helen Mirren, Ian McDiarmid

Released: 2005

Directed by: Tom Hooper

Elizabeth I is a two-part 2005 British historical drama television miniseries directed by Tom Hooper, written by Nigel Williams, and starring Helen Mirren as Elizabeth I of England. The ...more

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Rachel Weisz, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons

Released: 2006

Directed by: Stefen Fangmeier

Eragon is a 2006 British-American fantasy-adventure film based on the novel of the same name by author Christopher Paolini. The cast includes Edward Speleers in the title role, Jeremy Irons, ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Irons

Released: 2011

Directed by: J. C. Chandor

Margin Call is a 2011 American drama film directed by J. C. Chandor. Over a 24-hour period during the beginning of the 2008 financial crisis, a group of employees at a Wall Street investment ...more

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Al Pacino, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michael Radford

The Merchant of Venice is a 2004 romantic drama film based on Shakespeare's play of the same name. It is the first full-length sound film in English of Shakespeare's play — other versions are ...more
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Jeremy Irons, Alec Guinness, Ian Holm

Released: 1991

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Kafka is a 1991 mystery thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh. Ostensibly a biopic, based on the life of Franz Kafka, the film blurs the lines between fact and Kafka's fiction, creating a ...more
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Meryl Streep, Winona Ryder, Glenn Close

Released: 1993

Directed by: Bille August

The House of the Spirits is a 1993 German-Danish-Portuguese period drama directed by Bille August and starring Jeremy Irons, Meryl Streep, Glenn Close, Winona Ryder, Antonio Banderas and Vanessa ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Guy Pearce, Sienna Guillory

Released: 2002

Directed by: Simon Wells

The Time Machine is a 2002 American science fiction film loosely adapted from the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells and the 1960 film screenplay by David Duncan. It was ...more

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Sienna Miller, Heath Ledger, Natalie Dormer

Released: 2005

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

Casanova is a 2005 American romantic film directed by Lasse Hallström starring Heath Ledger and loosely based on the life of Giacomo Casanova.

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Rachel Weisz, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons

Released: 1996

Directed by: Bernardo Bertolucci

Stealing Beauty is a 1996 drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Liv Tyler, Joseph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, and Rachel Weisz. Written by Bertolucci and Susan ...more

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Renée Zellweger, Viggo Mortensen, Jeremy Irons

Released: 2008

Directed by: Ed Harris

Appaloosa is an American western based on the 2005 novel, Appaloosa, by writer Robert B. Parker. Directed by Ed Harris and co-written by Harris and Robert Knott, Appaloosa stars Harris alongside ...more

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Morgan Freeman, Jeremy Irons, Derek Jacobi

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ken Burns

The Civil War is a documentary film created by Ken Burns about the American Civil War. It was first broadcast on PBS on five consecutive nights from September 23 to 27, 1990. Approximately 40 ...more
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Annette Bening, Jeremy Irons, Michael Gambon

Released: 2004

Directed by: István Szabó

Being Julia is a 2004 comedy-drama film directed by István Szabó and starring Annette Bening and Jeremy Irons. The screenplay by Ronald Harwood is based on the novel Theatre by W. ...more
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Naomi Watts, Jeremy Irons, Laura Dern

Released: 2006

Directed by: David Lynch

Inland Empire is a 2006 mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and was his first feature film since 2001's Mulholland Drive. The feature took two-and-a-half years to complete, and was ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Alan Bates, June Brown

Released: 1980

Directed by: Herbert Ross

Nijinsky is a 1980 American biographical film directed by Herbert Ross. Hugh Wheeler wrote a screenplay that explores the later life and career of Vaslav Nijinsky; it was based largely on the ...more
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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Steve Martin, Jeremy Irons

Released: 2009

Directed by: Harald Zwart

The Pink Panther 2 is a 2009 American detective comedy film directed by Harald Zwart. It is the eleventh installment in the The Pink Panther film series and the sequel to the 2006 film The Pink ...more

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Jeremy Irons, Joan Allen, Ed Begley

Released: 2009

Directed by: Bob Balaban

Georgia O'Keeffe is a 2009 American television biographical film, produced by City Entertainment in association with Sony Television, about noted American painter Georgia O'Keeffe and her ...more