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The Best Michael Fassbender Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 2.3k votes 498 voters 27.4k views32 items

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

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

This list below has a variety of films, like 12 Years a Slave and Inglourious Basterds, in it. Michael Fassbender has also starred as Magneto in many X-Men movies. 

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

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    Shame

    Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan
    Shame is a 2011 drama film written by Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan and directed by Steve...  more

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    12 Years a Slave

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender
    12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853...  more

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    X-Men: First Class

    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman
    X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing...  more

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    Jane Eyre

    Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench
    Jane Eyre is a 2011 British romantic drama film directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia...  more

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    Fish Tank

    Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway
    Fish Tank is a 2009 British drama film written and directed by Andrea Arnold. The film is...  more
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    Slow West

    Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee
    Slow West is a 2014 action thriller western film written by John Maclean and directed by John...  more

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    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender
    Prometheus is a 2012 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, written by Jon Spaihts and...  more

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    Hunger

    Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham
    Hunger is a 2008 film directed by Steve McQueen. Irish republican Bobby Sands (Fassbender)...  more

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    Assassin's Creed

    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard
    Assassin's Creed is a 2016 American action adventure film directed by Justin Kurzel, based on...  more
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    X-Men: Apocalypse

    Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum
    X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan...  more

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry
    X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman,...  more

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    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender
    Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by...  more

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    Angel

    Michael Fassbender, Sam Neill
    Angel, also known as the Real Life of Angel Deverell, is a 2007 British film based on the...  more
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    Blood Creek

    Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill
    Blood Creek, previously known as Creek and Town Creek, is a horror film directed by Joel...  more
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    Steve Jobs

    Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet
    Steve Jobs is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the...  more
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    A Dangerous Method

    Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender
    A Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira...  more
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    Centurion

    Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko
    Centurion is a 2010 British historical action film directed by Neil Marshall, loosely based on...  more

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    Pitch Black Heist

    Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham
    Pitch Black Heist is a 2011 crime, drama short film written and directed by John Maclean....
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    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

    Michael Fassbender, Rupert Everett
    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking is a British television film originally...  more
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    Jonah Hex

    Megan Fox, Michael Fassbender
    Jonah Hex is a 2010 American science fiction Western film loosely based on the DC Comics...  more

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    Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

    Michael Fassbender, Robert Carlyle
    Gunpowder, Treason & Plot is a 2004 BBC miniseries loosely based upon the lives of Mary, Queen...  more
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    Frank

    Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal
    Frank is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Domhnall Gleeson,...  more
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    Eden Lake

    Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly
    Eden Lake is a 2008 British thriller film written and directed by James Watkins and starring...  more

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    Alien: Covenant

    Michael Green, Jack Paglen (screenplay); Michael Fassbender
    Alien: Covenant is a 2017 science fiction horror film directed by Ridley Scott, and the sixth...  more

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    Our Hidden Lives

    Michael Fassbender