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The Best Jude Law Movies 

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Updated February 4, 2020 3.6k votes 733 voters 45.3k views 49 items

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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?"

Jude Law is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and David Cronenberg. Is Jude Law your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Kate Beckinsale and Zoe Saldana films lists too.

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Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

Released: 2006

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. Distributed by Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures and filmed in both ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon

Released: 1999

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella. An adaptation of the 1955 Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Jude Law, Ed Harris

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jean-Jacques Annaud

Enemy at the Gates is a 2001 film directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. The film's title is taken from William Craig's 1973 nonfiction book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, which ...more

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Uma Thurman, Jude Law, Ethan Hawke

Released: 1997

Directed by: Andrew Niccol

Gattaca is a 1997 American science fiction film written and directed by Andrew Niccol. It stars Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman, with Jude Law, Loren Dean, Ernest Borgnine, Gore Vidal, and Alan ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2009

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Sherlock Holmes is a 2009 period mystery action film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Detective Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his ...more

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Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

Released: 2003

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole ...more

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Meryl Streep, Robin Williams, Jude Law

Released: 2001

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction film written, directed, and produced by Steven Spielberg, and based on Brian Aldiss's short story Super-Toys ...more

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jude Law Movies
Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law

Released: 2011

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. It is a sequel to ...more

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Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry

Released: 1997

Directed by: Brian Gilbert

Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the title role. The screenplay by Julian Mitchell is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 biography of ...more

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Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

Released: 2004

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name. The movie was produced and directed by Mike Nichols and stars Julia ...more

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jude Law, Channing Tatum

Released: 2013

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Side Effects is a 2013 American psychological thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh from a screenplay written by Scott Z. Burns. The film stars Jude Law, Rooney Mara, Catherine Zeta-Jones, ...more
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Jude Law, Robin Wright, Vera Farmiga

Released: 2006

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Breaking and Entering is a 2006 romantic crime drama directed by Anthony Minghella and starring Jude Law, Juliette Binoche, and Robin Wright Penn. The film was written by Minghella, his first ...more
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Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz, Christopher Lee

Released: 2011

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Hugo is a 2011 American 3D historical adventure drama film directed and co-produced by Martin Scorsese and adapted for the screen by John Logan. Based on Brian Selznick's novel The Invention of ...more

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Tom Hanks, Daniel Craig, Paul Newman

Released: 2002

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Road to Perdition is a 2002 American thriller film directed by Sam Mendes. The screenplay was adapted by David Self, from the graphic novel of the same name by Max Allan Collins. The film stars ...more

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Sienna Miller, Jude Law, Marisa Tomei

Released: 2004

Directed by: Charles Shyer

Alfie is a 2004 British/American comedy film based on the 1966 British film of the same name, starring Jude Law as the title character, originally played by Michael Caine. The film was written, ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Jude Law, John Cusack

Released: 1997

Directed by: Clint Eastwood

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil is a 1997 American drama film directed by Clint Eastwood, and an adaptation of the book of the same name by John Berendt, which was based on real-life ...more
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Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Raffey Cassidy

Released: 2018

Directed by: Brady Corbet

Vox Lux is a 2018 American music drama film directed by Brady Corbet. The film follows the rise of Celeste (Natalie Portman) from the ashes of a major national tragedy to pop superstardom, ...more

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Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Yates

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is a 2018 fantasy drama film directed by David Yates. After Gellert Grindelward (Johnny Depp) escapes imprisonment, his closest friend, Albus ...more

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Kate Winslet, Sean Penn, Jude Law

Released: 2006

Directed by: Steven Zaillian

All the King's Men is a 2006 film adaptation of the 1946 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel All the King's Men by Robert Penn Warren. It was directed by Steven Zaillian, who also produced and ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, ...more

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Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Cara Delevingne

Released: 2012

Directed by: Joe Wright

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Kate Beckinsale, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani

Released: 2004

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

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Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, Mark Wahlberg

Released: 2004

Directed by: David O. Russell

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Blake Lively, Jude Law, Sterling K. Brown

Released: 2020

Directed by: Reed Morano

The Rhythm Section is a 2019 British-American action thriller film directed by Reed Morano, based on the novel by Mark Burnell. A woman (Blake Lively) seeks revenge against those who ...more
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King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Charlie Hunnam, Jude Law, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey

Released: 2017

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword is a 2017 Australian-American epic adventure drama film directed by Guy Ritchie. The young Arthur (Charlie Hunnam) runs the back passages of Londinium with his ...more

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