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The Best Kenneth Branagh Movies  

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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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The list you're viewing is made up of many different films, including Symphony for the Spire and The Gingerbread Man.

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Kenneth Branagh has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Robert Altman and Woody Allen. Is Kenneth Branagh your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Alfred Molina and Paul Giamatti films lists too.

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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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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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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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Robin Williams, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh
This film 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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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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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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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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Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard
Valkyrie is a 2008 American-German historical thriller film set in Nazi Germany during WWII. The film depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to take down Adolf Hitler and to ...more
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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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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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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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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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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-WWII Germany, two high school students, ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Galapagos: IMAX Kenneth Branagh, Carole Baldwin
Galapagos: IMAX is a short documentary film directed by David Clark and Al Giddings.