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The Best Michael Fassbender Movies

Updated September 24, 2019 2.0k votes 492 voters 27.2k 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

    Released2011

    Directed bySteve McQueen

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  • 12 Years a Slave2
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    12 Years a Slave

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender

    Released2013

    Directed bySteve McQueen

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

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  • Jane Eyre3
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    Jane Eyre

    Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench

    Released2011

    Directed byCary Fukunaga

    Jane Eyre is a 2011 British romantic drama film directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia...  more

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  • X-Men: First Class4
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    X-Men: First Class

    Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman

    Released2011

    Directed byMatthew Vaughn

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  • Fish Tank5
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    Fish Tank

    Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway

    Released2009

    Directed byAndrea Arnold

    Fish Tank is a 2009 British drama film written and directed by Andrea Arnold. The film is...  more
  • Slow West6
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    Slow West

    Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee

    Released2014

    Directed byJohn Maclean

    Slow West is a 2014 action thriller western film written by John Maclean and directed by John...  more
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  • Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking7
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    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking

    Michael Fassbender, Rupert Everett

    Released2004

    Directed bySimon Cellan Jones

    Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking is a British television film originally...  more
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  • Steve Jobs8
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    Steve Jobs

    Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet

    Released2015

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    Steve Jobs is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the...  more
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  • Prometheus9
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    Prometheus

    Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender

    Released2012

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Eden Lake10
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    Eden Lake

    Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly

    Released2008

    Directed byJames Watkins

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  • Hunger11
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    Hunger

    Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham

    Released2008

    Directed bySteve McQueen

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  • X-Men: Apocalypse12
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    X-Men: Apocalypse

    Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum

    Released2016

    Directed byBryan Singer

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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past13
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    X-Men: Days of Future Past

    Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry

    Released2014

    Directed byBryan Singer

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  • Inglourious Basterds14
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    Inglourious Basterds

    Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender

    Released2009

    Directed byQuentin Tarantino

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  • Pitch Black Heist15
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    Pitch Black Heist

    Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Maclean

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  • 30016
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    300

    Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender

    Released2006

    Directed byZack Snyder

    300 is a 2006 American fantasy war film based on the 1998 comic series of the same name by...  more

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  • Centurion17
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    Centurion

    Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2010

    Directed byNeil Marshall

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  • Blood Creek18
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    Blood Creek

    Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill

    Released2008

    Directed byJoel Schumacher

    Blood Creek, previously known as Creek and Town Creek, is a horror film directed by Joel...  more
  • A Dangerous Method19
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    A Dangerous Method

    Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    A Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira...  more
  • Gunpowder, Treason & Plot20
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    Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

    Michael Fassbender, Robert Carlyle

    Released2004

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    Gunpowder, Treason & Plot is a 2004 BBC miniseries loosely based upon the lives of Mary, Queen...  more
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  • Assassin's Creed21
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    Assassin's Creed

    Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard

    Released2016

    Directed byJustin Kurzel

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  • Alien: Covenant22
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    Alien: Covenant

    Michael Green, Jack Paglen (screenplay); Michael Fassbender

    Released2017

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • Our Hidden Lives23
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    Our Hidden Lives

    Michael Fassbender
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    Angel

    Michael Fassbender, Sam Neill

    Released2007

    Directed byFrançois Ozon

    Angel, also known as the Real Life of Angel Deverell, is a 2007 British film based on the...  more
  • Song to Song25
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    Song to Song

    Rooney Mara, Ryan Gosling

    Released2017

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    Song to Song is a 2017 drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick. In this modern love...  more
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