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The Best Patrick Wilson Movies 

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

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

These films, like The Alamo and Insidious include images when available.

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

If you're a fan of Patrick Wilson, then check out our lists of the best James Marsden and Mark Wahlberg movies as well.

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Rose Byrne, Barbara Hershey, Patrick Wilson

Released: 2010

Directed by: James Wan

Insidious is a 2011 American supernatural horror film directed by James Wan, written by Leigh Whannell, and starring Patrick Wilson, Rose Byrne and Barbara Hershey. It is the first installment ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet, Jackie Earle Haley

Released: 2006

Directed by: Todd Field

Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. It stars Kate Winslet, ...more

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Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Minnie Driver

Released: 2004

Directed by: Joel Schumacher

The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 British film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1986 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l'Opéra ...more

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Anne Hathaway, David Morse, Dianne Wiest

Released: 2008

Directed by: Rodrigo García

Passengers is 2008 American-Canadian thriller film starring Anne Hathaway and Patrick Wilson, and directed by Rodrigo García. It was released in the United States by TriStar Pictures on ...more

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Malin Åkerman, Carla Gugino, Billy Crudup

Released: 2009

Directed by: Zack Snyder

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Charlize Theron, Patton Oswalt, J.K. Simmons

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jason Reitman

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Eva Longoria, George Clooney, Rachel McAdams

Released: 2010

Directed by: Roger Michell

Morning Glory is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Roger Michell, written by Aline Brosh McKenna and produced by J. J. Abrams and Bryan Burk. It stars Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, and ...more

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Charlize Theron, Michael Fassbender, Idris Elba

Released: 2012

Directed by: Ridley Scott

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The Alamo is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Patrick Wilson Movies
Emily Deschanel, Billy Bob Thornton, Dennis Quaid

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Lee Hancock

The Alamo is a 2004 American film about the Battle of the Alamo during the Texas Revolution. The film was directed by Texan John Lee Hancock, produced by Ron Howard, Brian Grazer, and Mark ...more

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Lakeview Terrace Kerry Washington, Samuel L. Jackson, Eva LaRue

Released: 2008

Directed by: Neil LaBute

Lakeview Terrace is a 2008 American thriller film directed by Neil LaBute, written by David Loughery and Howard Korder, and co-produced by Will Smith, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick ...more

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Jessica Biel, Bradley Cooper, Liam Neeson

Released: 2010

Directed by: Joe Carnahan

The A-Team is a 2010 American action-comedy film based on the television series of the same name created by Frank Lupo and Stephen J. Cannell. Co-written and directed by Joe Carnahan, the film ...more

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Liv Tyler, Charlie Hunnam, Terrence Howard

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Chapman

The Ledge is a 2011 thriller film written and directed by Matthew Chapman.
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Meryl Streep, Claire Danes, Glenn Close

Released: 2007

Directed by: Lajos Koltai

Evening is a 2007 American drama film directed by Lajos Koltai. The screenplay by Susan Minot and Michael Cunningham is based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Susan Minot.
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Annabelle Comes Home is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Patrick Wilson Movies
Mckenna Grace, Madison Iseman, Katie Sarife

Released: 2019

Directed by: Gary Dauberman

Annabelle Comes Home is a 2019 American supernatural horror film directed by Gary Duaberman, based on the legend of the Annabelle doll and a sequel to Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation. ...more
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Midway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Patrick Wilson Movies
Woody Harrelson, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore

Released: 2019

Directed by: Roland Emmerich

Midway is a 2019 American historical action drama film directed by Roland Emmerich. The story of the battle of Midway, told by the leaders and the soldiers who fought it.
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Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Goldblum, Juliette Lewis

Released: 2010

Directed by: Will Speck, Josh Gordon

The Switch is a 2010 American romantic comedy film, directed by Josh Gordon and Will Speck. Based on a screenplay written by Allan Loeb, the film, formerly titled The Baster, was inspired by the ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin, Evan Rachel Wood

Released: 2006

Directed by: Ryan Murphy

Running with Scissors is a 2006 American black comedy film based on Augusten Burroughs' 2002 memoir of the same name, written and directed by Ryan Murphy, and starring Joseph Cross, Annette ...more

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Carmen Electra, Cybill Shepherd, Malcolm McDowell

Released: 2010

Directed by: Chris D'Arienzo

Barry Munday is a 2010 American comedy film directed by Chris D'Arienzo; it is based on the novel Life is a Strange Place by Frank Turner Hollon. The film stars Patrick Wilson as the titular ...more
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In the Tall Grass is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Patrick Wilson Movies
Patrick Wilson, Laysla De Oliveira, Harrison Gilbertson

Released: 2019

Directed by: Vincenzo Natali

In the Tall Grass is a 2019 American horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali, based on the novella of the same name by Stephen King and Joe Hill. A brother and sister run into a field of grass ...more
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Debra Messing, Selma Blair, Bill Hader

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edward Burns

Purple Violets is a 2007 relationship comedy written and directed by Edward Burns. It is an independent film, set in lower Manhattan, about four friends from college ready for change. It ...more
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Factory Girl Sienna Miller, Jimmy Fallon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Released: 2006

Directed by: George Hickenlooper

Factory Girl is a 2006 American biographical film based on the life of 1960s underground film star, socialite, and Warhol Superstar Edie Sedgwick. The film premiered in Los Angeles on December ...more

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Life in Flight Rashida Jones, Amy Smart, Lynn Collins

Released: 2008

Directed by: Tracey Hecht

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The Book of Matthew Patrick Wilson, Keith David, Rainn Wilson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Brett Rickaby

The Book of Matthew is a 2011 drama thriller film written and directed by Brett Rickably.
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Patrick Wilson, Neal McDonough, Melora Walters

Released: 2007

Directed by: Paul Kampf

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Weezer – Video Capture Device: Treasures from the Vault 1991–2002 Rivers Cuomo, Weezer, Brian Bell

Released: 2004

Directed by: Weezer, Karl Koch

Video Capture Device is a DVD released by rock band Weezer. It contains footage from various live gigs in the band's history, from the early stages of their musical career up until 2002. The DVD ...more