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The Best Michael Gambon Movies 

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

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

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Tim Burton and Robert Altman are among those who have directed Michael Gambon at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If Michael Gambon movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Jim Broadbent and Ben Kingsley too.

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2009

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is a 2009 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Colin Firth, Guy Pearce

Released: 2010

Directed by: Tom Hooper

The King's Speech is a 2010 British historical drama film directed by Tom Hooper and written by David Seidler. Colin Firth plays King George VI who, to cope with a stammer, sees Lionel Logue, an ...more

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Sienna Miller, Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig

Released: 2004

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

Layer Cake is a 2004 British thriller film directed by Matthew Vaughn, in his directorial debut. The screenplay was adapted by J. J. Connolly from his novel of the same name. The film was ...more

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King of Thieves is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Michael Gambon Movies
Michael Caine, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay

Released: 2019

Directed by: James Marsh

King of Thieves is a 2019 British crime film directed by James Marsh, based on the Hatton Garden safe deposit burglary of 2015. 77 year old widower Brian Reader (Michael Caine) pulls together a ...more
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Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer

Released: 1999

Directed by: Michael Mann

The Insider is a 1999 American drama film directed by Michael Mann, based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry. The 60 Minutes ...more
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Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon

Released: 1989

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

This film is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren and Alan Howard in the ...more

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Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2005

Directed by: Mike Newell

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film, ...more

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more

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Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

Released: 2007

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a 2007 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The ...more

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Harry Potter and the Pri... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Michael Gambon Movies
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a 2004 fantasy film directed by Alfonso Cuarón and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. ...more

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Yates

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 is a 2011 fantasy film directed by David Yates, based on the novel by J. K. Rowling and the final film in the series. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron ...more

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Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, Christopher Walken

Released: 1999

Directed by: Tim Burton

Sleepy Hollow is a 1999 American fantasy horror adventure film directed by Tim Burton. It is a film adaptation loosely inspired by the 1820 short story The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington ...more

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Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Altman

Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, ...more

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Angelina Jolie, Robert De Niro, Alec Baldwin

Released: 2006

Directed by: Robert De Niro

The Good Shepherd is a 2006 spy film produced and directed by Robert De Niro and starring Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie and De Niro, with an extensive supporting cast. De Niro also produced it with ...more

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Judy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Michael Gambon Movies
Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rupert Goold

Judy is a 2019 British biographical drama film directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation of the Olivier and Tony-nominated West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter. ...more
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Michael Gambon, Mandy Patinkin, Julian Richings

Released: 1994

Directed by: Xavier Koller

Squanto: A Warrior's Tale is a 1994 theatrical live action Disney adventure drama film. It was written by Darlene Craviato. Xavier Koller and Christopher Stoia were the directors. It is very ...more

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Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Rhys Ifans

Released: 1998

Directed by: Pat O'Connor

Dancing at Lughnasa is a 1998 film adapted from the Brian Friel play of the same title, directed by Pat O'Connor. The movie competed in the Venice Film Festival of 1998. It won an Irish Film and ...more
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Kevin Costner, Robert Duvall, Annette Bening

Released: 2003

Directed by: Kevin Costner

Open Range is a 2003 American western film directed and co-produced by Kevin Costner, starring Robert Duvall and Costner, with Annette Bening and Michael Gambon appearing in supporting roles. ...more

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Mila Kunis, Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman

Released: 2010

Directed by: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes

The Book of Eli is a 2010 American post-apocalyptic neo-Western and action film directed by the Hughes brothers, written by Gary Whitta, and starring Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Mila Kunis, ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Bill Murray, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2004

Directed by: Wes Anderson

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is a 2004 American comedy-drama film directed, co-written, and co-produced by Wes Anderson. It is Anderson's fourth feature length film, released in the U.S. ...more

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Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow

Released: 2006

Directed by: John Moore

The Omen is a 2006 remake of Richard Donner's The Omen. Directed by John Moore and written by David Seltzer, the film stars Julia Stiles, Liev Schreiber, and Mia Farrow. It was released ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Gambon, Charlotte Rampling

Released: 1997

Directed by: Iain Softley

The Wings of the Dove is a 1997 U.S.-British drama film directed by Iain Softley and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Linus Roache, and Alison Elliott. The screenplay by Hossein Amini is based on ...more

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Alec Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Gary Sinise

Released: 2002

Directed by: John Frankenheimer

Path to War is a 2002 American biographical television film, produced by HBO and directed by John Frankenheimer that deals directly with the Vietnam War as seen through the eyes of United States ...more
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Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Ioan Gruffudd

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Apted

Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was ...more
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George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Bill Murray

Released: 2009

Directed by: Wes Anderson

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