All Of John Hurt's Movies And TV Shows, Ranked
Vote for your favorite John Hurt movies and TV shows, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.
More than 250 fans have joined together to rank the best John Hurt movies and shows of all time. Sir John Hurt was a beloved British actor who had a career spanning five decades, appearing in some of the most iconic films ever made.
Hurt's remarkable range allowed him to play characters from sadistic villains to sympathetic heroes, sometimes within the same performance. His ability to take on challenging roles and make them his own earned him two Academy Award nominations, among other awards and accolades.
John Hurt's incredible filmography includes such classics as The Elephant Man (1980), Alien (1979), and Midnight Express (1978). He also played pivotal supporting roles in V for Vendetta (2005) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1(2010). Some of his lesser-known but equally brilliant performances can be found in The Hit (1984), Rob Roy (1995) and Love And Death On Long Island (1998).
So which one do you think is John Hurt's best? Vote up your favorite films and shows starring this legendary actor. We're sure it'll help give us an even clearer picture of what makes this great actor so special.
A man loses his identity while living under a repressive regime. In a story based on George Orwell's classic novel, Winston Smith (John Hurt) is a government employee whose job involves the rewriting ...more
- Released: 1984
- Directed by: Michael Radford
- Actors: John Hurt, Richard Burton, Suzanna Hamilton, Cyril Cusack, Gregor Fisher
In deep space, the crew of the commercial starship Nostromo is awakened from their cryo-sleep capsules halfway through their journey home to investigate a distress call from an alien vessel. The ...more
- Released: 1979
- Directed by: Ridley Scott
- Actors: Tom Skerritt, Sigourney Weaver, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright, Harry Dean Stanton
Dr. Frederic Treves (Anthony Hopkins) discovers Joseph (John) Merrick (John Hurt) in a sideshow. Born with a congenital disorder, Merrick uses his disfigurement to earn a living as the "Elephant ...more
- Released: 1980
- Directed by: David Lynch
- Actors: John Hurt, Anthony Hopkins, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud, Wendy Hiller
When the highly respected British statesman Sir Thomas More (Paul Scofield) refuses to pressure the Pope into annulling the marriage of King Henry VIII (Robert Shaw) and his Spanish-born wife, More's ...more
- Released: 1966
- Directed by: Fred Zinnemann
- Actors: Paul Scofield, Robert Shaw, Orson Welles, Wendy Hiller, Leo McKern
A seemingly model citizen living in mid-century London, John Christie (Richard Attenborough) is actually a killer. Masquerading as a doctor, he convinces guileless women that he can cure whatever ...more
- Released: 1971
- Directed by: Richard Fleischer
- Actors: Richard Attenborough, Judy Geeson, John Hurt, Gabrielle Daye, Andre Morell
Billy Hayes (Brad Davis) is a young American caught by Turkish police while attempting to smuggle hash out of Istanbul. He's tried and sent to prison for four years, where he endures all manner of ...more
- Released: 1978
- Directed by: Alan Parker
- Actors: Brad Davis, Randy Quaid, John Hurt, Bo Hopkins, Paul L. Smith