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

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Henry V Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench Henry V is a 1989 British drama film adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name about King Henry V of England. The film stars ...more

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Much Ado About Nothing Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves Much Ado About Nothing is a 1993 British/American romantic comedy film based on William Shakespeare's play of the same name. It was adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh who ...more

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Hamlet Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince ...more

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Dead Again Robin Williams, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh Dead Again is a 1991 psychological thriller/neo-noir written by Scott Frank and directed by Kenneth Branagh. It stars Branagh and his then-wife Emma Thompson, and co-stars Andy García, ...more

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Conspiracy Tom Hiddleston, Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh Conspiracy is a BBC/HBO television film which dramatizes the 1942 Wannsee Conference. The film delves into the psychology of Nazi officials involved in the "Final Solution of the Jewish ...more

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, John Cleese Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is a 2002 fantasy film directed by Chris Columbus and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. ...more

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Othello Laurence Fishburne, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Sheen Othello is a 1995 film based on William Shakespeare's tragedy of the same name. It was directed by Oliver Parker and stars Laurence Fishburne as Othello, Irène Jacob as Desdemona, and ...more

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Chariots of Fire Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of ...more

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Valkyrie Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard Valkyrie is a 2008 American-German historical thriller film set in Nazi Germany during World War II. The film depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler ...more

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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Robert De Niro, Helena Bonham Carter, John Cleese Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is a 1994 American horror film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Robert De Niro and Branagh. The picture was produced on a budget of $45 million and is ...more

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Peter's Friends Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry Peter's Friends is a 1992 British comedy film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. The film follows seven friends in an acting ...more

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The Proposition Neil Patrick Harris, Madeleine Stowe, Kenneth Branagh The Proposition is a 1998 drama film written by Rick Ramage and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.

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My Week with Marilyn Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Judi Dench My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 British drama film directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges. It stars Michelle Williams, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Redmayne, Dominic Cooper, Julia ...more

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Celebrity Charlize Theron, Leonardo DiCaprio, Winona Ryder Celebrity is a 1998 comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. The screenplay describes the divergent paths a couple takes following their divorce.

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The Gingerbread Man Robert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Famke Janssen The Gingerbread Man is a 1998 American legal thriller film directed by Robert Altman and based on a discarded John Grisham manuscript. The film stars Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Robert ...more

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Warm Springs Kathy Bates, Felicia Day, Kenneth Branagh Warm Springs is a 2005 television film about U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt's struggle with polio, his discovery of the Warm Springs, Georgia spa resort and his work to turn it into a ...more

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The Road to El Dorado Elton John, Kevin Kline, Kenneth Branagh The Road to El Dorado is a 2000 American animated musical adventure comedy film directed by Eric "Bibo" Bergeron and Don Paul, with additional sequences by Will Finn and David ...more

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Swing Kids Christian Bale, Kenneth Branagh, Barbara Hershey Swing Kids is a 1993 American musical comedy film directed by Thomas Carter and starring Christian Bale, Robert Sean Leonard and Frank Whaley. In pre-World War II Germany, two high school ...more

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Love's Labour's Lost Alicia Silverstone, Kenneth Branagh, Emily Mortimer Love's Labour's Lost is a 2000 adaptation of the comic play of the same name by William Shakespeare, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh. It was the first feature film to be made of this ...more

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Rabbit-Proof Fence Kenneth Branagh, Jason Clarke, Deborah Mailman Rabbit-Proof Fence is a 2002 Australian drama film directed by Phillip Noyce based on the book Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence by Doris Pilkington Garimara. It is based on a true story concerning ...more

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How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog Robin Wright, Kenneth Branagh, Lynn Redgrave How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog is a 2000 American black comedy film written and directed by Michael Kalesniko and produced by Michael Nozik, Nancy M. Ruff and Brad Weston.

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Shackleton Kenneth Branagh, Embeth Davidtz, Kevin McNally Shackleton is a 2002 British television film written and directed by Charles Sturridge and starring Kenneth Branagh as explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton. The film tells the true story of ...more

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Look Back in Anger Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Siobhan Redmond Look Back in Anger is a 1989 British videotaped television production of John Osborne's play. It features Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Siobhan Redmond, Gerard Horan, and Edward Jewesbury. It ...more

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Five Children and It Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard, Freddie Highmore Five Children and It is a 2004 film adaption of the book of the same name, directed by John Stephenson, starring Freddie Highmore, with Zoë Wanamaker, Kenneth Branagh and Eddie Izzard as ...more

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Sleuth Jude Law, Michael Caine, Kenneth Branagh Sleuth is a 2007 thriller film directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Jude Law and Michael Caine. The screenplay by Harold Pinter is an adaptation of Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning play ...more

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The Boat That Rocked Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson The Boat That Rocked is a 2009 British comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis, with pirate radio in the United Kingdom during the 1960s as its setting. The film has an ensemble cast ...more

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Prodigal Jennifer Morrison, Kenneth Branagh, Taylor Kinney Prodigal is a 2011 short sci-fi film written by Benjamin Grayson and Travis Crim, and directed by Benjamin Grayson.

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Galapagos: IMAX Kenneth Branagh, Carole Baldwin Galapagos: IMAX is a short documentary film directed by David Clark and Al Giddings.

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A Month in the Country Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, Natasha Richardson A Month in the Country is a 1987 British film directed by Pat O'Connor. The film is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by J. L. Carr, and stars Colin Firth, Kenneth Branagh, Natasha ...more

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Anne Frank Remembered Glenn Close, Kenneth Branagh, Joely Richardson Anne Frank Remembered is a 1995 documentary film by Jon Blair about the life of the diarist Anne Frank. The documentary was made in association with Anne Frank House, Walt Disney Pictures and ...more

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The Theory of Flight Helena Bonham Carter, Kenneth Branagh, Ray Stevenson The Theory of Flight is a 1998 film directed by Paul Greengrass from a screenplay written by Richard Hawkins, starring Helena Bonham Carter and Kenneth Branagh. It premiered at the 23rd Toronto ...more

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To the Lighthouse Kenneth Branagh, Michael Gough, Rosemary Harris To the Lighthouse is a 1983 drama film written by Hugh Stoddart and Virginia Woolf and directed by Colin Gregg.

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Coming Through Helen Mirren, Kenneth Branagh, Alison Steadman Coming Through is a 1985 romantic drama TV movie written by Alan Plater and directed by Peter Barber-Fleming.

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The Goebbels Experiment Kenneth Branagh, Udo Samel The Goebbels Experiment is a 2005 documentary film written by Lutz Hachmeister and Michael Kloft and directed by Lutz Hachmeister.

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Wild Wild West is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Kenneth Branagh Movies
Wild Wild West Salma Hayek, Will Smith, Kevin Kline Wild Wild West is a 1999 American steampunk western action-comedy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. A big-screen adaptation of the 1965–1969 TV series The Wild Wild West, it stars Will Smith, ...more

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The Unknown Joan Crawford, Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry The Unknown is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Tod Browning and featuring Lon Chaney as carnival knife thrower Alonzo the Armless and Joan Crawford as the scantily clad carnival ...more

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Symphony for the Spire Charlton Heston, Kenneth Branagh, Plácido Domingo Symphony for the Spire is a 1992 British Academy Television Craft Award for Sound - Factual nominated tv program.

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High Season Jacqueline Bissett, Kenneth Branagh, James Fox High Season is a 1987 British romantic comedy film directed by Clare Peploe. It is a comedy about tourism, set on the Greek island of Rhodes; vacationers from rich countries taking over the most ...more

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Alien Love Triangle Courteney Cox, Heather Graham, Kenneth Branagh Alien Love Triangle is a 2008 comedy-science fiction short film directed by Danny Boyle. It was filmed in 1999. The film was originally intended to be one of a trilogy of 30-minute short films ...more

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