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The Best Jude Law Movies

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

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

List is made up of a variety of films, including The Crane and All the King's Men.

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

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  • The Talented Mr. Ripley1
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    The Talented Mr. Ripley

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett

    Released1999

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and...  more

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  • Gattaca2
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    Gattaca

    Uma Thurman, Jude Law

    Released1997

    Directed byAndrew Niccol

    Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It...  more

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  • Enemy at the Gates3
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    Enemy at the Gates

    Rachel Weisz, Jude Law

    Released2001

    Directed byJean-Jacques Annaud

    Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film's title is taken...  more

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    #17 of 374 The 50+ Best War Movies Ever Made, Ranked#20 of 221 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

  • Cold Mountain4
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    Cold Mountain

    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman

    Released2003

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is...  more

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    #7 of 28 Civil War Movies List#118 of 399 The Best Western Movies Ever Made

  • A.I. Artificial Intelligence5
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    A.I. Artificial Intelligence

    Meryl Streep, Robin Williams

    Released2001

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film...  more

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    #271 of 549 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#21 of 33 The Best Steven Spielberg Movies

  • Sherlock Holmes6
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    Sherlock Holmes

    Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

    Released2009

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the...  more

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  • Wilde7
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    Wilde

    Jude Law, Orlando Bloom

    Released1997

    Directed byBrian Gilbert

    Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the...  more

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  • The Holiday8
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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz

    Released2006

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and...  more

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  • Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows9
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    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2011

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by...  more

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    #375 of 557 The Greatest Film Scores of All Time#237 of 315 Movies with the Best Soundtracks

  • Vox Lux10
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    Vox Lux

    Natalie Portman, Jude Law

    Released2018

    Directed byBrady Corbet

    Vox Lux is a 2018 American music drama film directed by Brady Corbet. The film follows the...  more

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  • Side Effects11
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    Side Effects

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law

    Released2013

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Side Effects is a 2013 American psychological thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh from...  more
  • Closer12
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    Closer

    Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts

    Released2004

    Directed byMike Nichols

    Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning...  more

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  • All the King's Men13
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    All the King's Men

    Kate Winslet, Sean Penn

    Released2006

    Directed bySteven Zaillian

    All the King's Men is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the...  more
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald14
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    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald

    Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy drama film directed by David...  more

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  • Road to Perdition15
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    Road to Perdition

    Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig

    Released2002

    Directed bySam Mendes

    Road to Perdition is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was...  more

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  • Breaking and Entering16
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    Breaking and Entering

    Jude Law, Robin Wright

    Released2006

    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    Breaking and Entering is a 2006 romantic crime drama directed by Anthony Minghella and...  more
  • Hugo17
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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2011

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

    Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin...  more

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  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword18
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    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

    Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law

    Released2017

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a 2017 Australian-American epic adventure drama film...  more

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  • I Heart Huckabees19
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    I Heart Huckabees

    Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher

    Released2004

    Directed byDavid O. Russell

    I ♥ Huckabees is a 2004 American philosophical comedy film from Fox Searchlight. It was...  more

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  • Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil20
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    Released1997

    Directed byClint Eastwood

    Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a 1997 American drama film directed by Clint...  more
  • Contagion21
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    Contagion

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet

    Released2011

    Directed bySteven Soderbergh

    Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an...  more

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  • Anna Karenina22
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    Anna Karenina

    Keira Knightley, Jude Law

    Released2012

    Directed byJoe Wright

    Anna Karenina is a 2012 British epic romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by...  more
  • Alfie23
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    Alfie

    Sienna Miller, Jude Law

    Released2004

    Directed byCharles Shyer

    Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name,...  more

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  • Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow24
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    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

    Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow

    Released2004

    Directed byKerry Conran

    Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is a 2004 American science fiction action adventure film...  more

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  • Sleuth25
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    Sleuth

    Jude Law, Michael Caine

    Released2007

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Sleuth is a 2007 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Jude Law and Michael...  more

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