The Best Michael Fassbender Movies 

Updated September 24, 2019 2.1k votes 480 voters 26.6k views 32 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?"

Michael Fassbender is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Quentin Tarantino, Joel Schumacher and Ridley Scott. If Michael Fassbender movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Jessica Chastain and Aaron Eckhart too.

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Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Beharie

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steve McQueen

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Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch

Released: 2013

Directed by: Steve McQueen

12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film directed by Steve McQueen, based on the 1853 memoir by Solomon Northup In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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Brad Pitt, Michael Fassbender, Diane Kruger

Released: 2009

Directed by: Eli Roth, Quentin Tarantino

Inglourious Basterds is a 2009 German-American war black comedy film written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and starring Brad Pitt, Christoph Waltz, Mélanie Laurent, Michael ...more

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Michael Fassbender, Judi Dench, Mia Wasikowska

Released: 2011

Directed by: Cary Fukunaga

Jane Eyre is a 2011 British romantic drama film directed by Cary Fukunaga and starring Mia Wasikowska and Michael Fassbender. The screenplay is written by Moira Buffini based on the 1847 novel ...more

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Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Stuart Graham

Released: 2008

Directed by: Steve McQueen

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Michael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Anthony Geary

Released: 2009

Directed by: Andrea Arnold

Fish Tank is a 2009 British drama film written and directed by Andrea Arnold. The film is about Mia Williams, a volatile and socially isolated 15-year-old who lives with her single mother, ...more
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Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2014

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen

Released: 2015

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Steve Jobs is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson. Structured into three acts, with each act taking place before a product ...more
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Slow West Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn

Released: 2014

Directed by: John Maclean

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Gerard Butler, Michael Fassbender, Lena Headey

Released: 2006

Directed by: Zack Snyder

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Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Cronenberg

A Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, and Vincent Cassel. The screenplay was adapted by ...more

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Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum

Released: 2016

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Michael Fassbender, Olga Kurylenko, Imogen Poots

Released: 2010

Directed by: Neil Marshall

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Michael Fassbender, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson

Released: 2014

Directed by: Lenny Abrahamson

Frank is a 2014 comedy-drama film directed by Lenny Abrahamson and starring Domhnall Gleeson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Scoot McNairy and Michael Fassbender as the title character. The film premiered ...more
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Michael Fassbender, Marion Cotillard, Jeremy Irons

Released: 2016

Directed by: Justin Kurzel

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Alien: Covenant Michael Green, Jack Paglen (screenplay); Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston

Released: 2017

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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Michael Fassbender, Sam Neill, Charlotte Rampling

Released: 2007

Directed by: Fran├žois Ozon

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Michael Fassbender, Rupert Everett, Tamsin Egerton

Released: 2004

Directed by: Simon Cellan Jones

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Michael Fassbender, Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell

Released: 2008

Directed by: James Watkins

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Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Channing Tatum

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Haywire is a 2011 action-thriller film directed by Steven Soderbergh, starring Gina Carano, Michael Fassbender, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Channing Tatum, Antonio Banderas, and Michael Douglas. ...more

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Pitch Black Heist Michael Fassbender, Liam Cunningham, Alex MacQueen

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Maclean

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Michael Fassbender, Henry Cavill, Wentworth Miller

Released: 2008

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

Blood Creek, previously known as Creek and Town Creek, is a horror film directed by Joel Schumacher, starring Michael Fassbender as the main antagonist and written by Dave Kajganich. The film ...more
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Michael Fassbender, Robert Carlyle, Kevin McKidd

Released: 2004

Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon

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