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The Best John Hurt Movies  

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

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

Everything from Midnight Express to The Elephant Man is included on this list.

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

John Hurt has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Robert Altman. If John Hurt movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Ellen Burstyn and Liv Ullmann too.

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Elizabeth Hurley, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton
Aria is a 1987 British anthology film produced by Don Boyd from Virgin Group's visual section consisting of ten short films by a variety of directors. It was entered into the 1987 Cannes Film ...more
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Tom Hiddleston, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton
Only Lovers Left Alive is a 2013 vampire film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch, and starring Tom Hiddleston, Tilda Swinton, Mia Wasikowska, Anton Yelchin, Jeffrey Wright, Slimane Dazi, and ...more
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Willem Dafoe, Bryce Dallas Howard, Lauren Bacall
Manderlay is a 2005 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier and the second part of von Trier's projected USA – Land of Opportunities trilogy. It stars Bryce Dallas Howard, who ...more
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John Hurt, Jim Cummings, Kath Soucie
The Tigger Movie is a 2000 American animated musical comedy film co-written and directed by Jun Falkenstein. Part of the Winnie-the-Pooh series, this film features Pooh's friend Tigger in his ...more
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Hugh Grant, John Hurt, Charles Dance
White Mischief is a 1987 film dramatising the events of the Happy Valley murder case in Kenya in 1941, when Sir Henry "Jock" Delves Broughton was tried for the murder of Josslyn Hay, ...more
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Johnny Depp, Steve Buscemi, John Hurt
This film is a 1995 American Western film written and directed by Jim Jarmusch. It stars Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, Billy Bob Thornton, Iggy Pop, Crispin Glover, John Hurt, Michael Wincott, Lance ...more
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John Hurt, Elijah Wood, Anna Massey
The Oxford Murders is a 2008 British film directed by Álex de la Iglesia. This British thriller film is adapted from the novel of the same name by Argentine mathematician and writer ...more
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Kirsten Dunst, Kiefer Sutherland, John Hurt
Melancholia is a 2011 Danish art film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Alexander Skarsgård, Cameron Spurr, and Kiefer Sutherland. The ...more
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John Hurt, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson
The Proposition is a 2005 Australian western film directed by John Hillcoat and written by screenwriter and musician Nick Cave. It stars Guy Pearce, Ray Winstone, Emily Watson, John Hurt, Danny ...more
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John Hurt, Seth MacFarlane, Jimmy Kimmel
Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 American supernatural superhero film based on the fictional character Hellboy created by Mike Mignola. The movie was written and directed by Guillermo del ...more
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John Hurt, Beau Bridges, Jane Alexander
Night Crossing is a 1982 drama film starring John Hurt, Jane Alexander and Beau Bridges. The film is based on the true story of the Strelzyk and Wetzel families, who on September 16, 1979 ...more
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Kevin Spacey, Al Gore, John Hurt
Recount is a 2008 television film about the 2000 United States presidential election. The political drama was written by Danny Strong, directed by Jay Roach, and produced by Michael Haussman. It ...more
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John Hurt, Ben Kingsley, Maggie Smith
Romeo.Juliet is the title of a 1990 film version of William Shakespeare's classic play Romeo and Juliet. It was made by American producer, director and cinematographer, Armando Acosta using the ...more
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John Goodman, John Hurt, Peter O'Toole
King Ralph is a 1991 American comedy film starring John Goodman in the title role of Ralph Jones. The movie also stars Peter O'Toole as the King's private secretary, Sir Cedric Willingham, ...more
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Mario Adorf, Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ulrich Tukur
Felidae is a 1994 German adult animated neo-noir horror-thriller film directed by Michael Schaack, written by Martin Kluger, Stefaan Schieder and Akif Pirinçci based on the 1989 novel ...more
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John Hurt, Richard Attenborough, Robert Hardy
10 Rillington Place is a 1971 British crime drama film, directed by Richard Fleischer. It stars Richard Attenborough, John Hurt and Judy Geeson and was adapted by Clive Exton from the book Ten ...more
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Robert Duvall, Kevin Bacon, John Hurt
Jayne Mansfield's Car is a 2012 drama film directed by Billy Bob Thornton, marking his first directing job since 2001's Daddy and Them. Thornton also stars alongside Robert Duvall, John Hurt, ...more
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John Hurt, Bridget Fonda, Michael Hutchence
Frankenstein Unbound is a 1990 horror movie based on Brian Aldiss' novel of the same name. The film was directed by Roger Corman, returning to the director's chair after a hiatus of almost ...more
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The Newton Boys Cameron Diaz, Matthew McConaughey, Liam Neeson
The Newton Boys is a 1998 American comedy-drama film based on the true story of the Newton Gang. The film stars Matthew McConaughey, Skeet Ulrich, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Dwight ...more
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John Hurt, Jim Caviezel, Ron Perlman
Outlander is a 2008 American science fiction action film directed by Howard McCain and starring James Caviezel. The film revolves around a spaceship crashing in Viking-age Norway. Outlander is ...more
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Christian Bale, John Hurt, James Faulkner
All the Little Animals is a 1998 feature film, directed and produced by Jeremy Thomas, based on the novel of the same name by Walker Hamilton. It was adapted for the screen by Eski Thomas, and ...more
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Patrick Stewart, John Hurt, Nigel Hawthorne
The Plague Dogs is a 1982 British adult animated drama film based on the 1977 novel of the same name by Richard Adams. The film was written, directed and produced by Martin Rosen, who also ...more
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Winona Ryder, John Hurt, Anna Gunn
Lost Souls is a 2000 American horror film directed by Janusz Kamiński, in his directorial debut. The film stars Winona Ryder, Ben Chaplin, Elias Koteas, and John Hurt.
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Helen Mirren, John Hurt, Andy Serkis
Brighton Rock is a 2010 British crime film loosely based on Graham Greene's 1938 novel of the same name. Rowan Joffé wrote the screenplay and directed the film, which stars Sam Riley, ...more
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John Hurt, David Strathairn, Marla Sokoloff
The Climb is a film directed by Bob Swaim and starring John Hurt, Gregory Smith, David Strathairn, Marla Sokoloff, and Sarah Buxton. It was re-released on DVD August 21, 2007.