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The Best Paul Bettany Movies 

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

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

List features films like Every Woman Knows a Secret and Creation.

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If you're a fan of Paul Bettany, then check out our lists of the best Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Hiddleston movies as well.

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Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon
A Knight's Tale is a 2001 medieval adventure comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Rufus ...more

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A Beautiful Mind is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Paul Bettany Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard
A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva ...more

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Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film co-written and directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen ...more

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Tom Hanks, Ian McKellen, Audrey Tautou
The Da Vinci Code is a 2006 American mystery-thriller film produced by John Calley and Brian Grazer and directed by Ron Howard. The screenplay was written by Akiva Goldsman and adapted from Dan ...more

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The Avengers is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Paul Bettany Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
Marvel's The Avengers is a 2012 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. Earth's mightiest heroes must come together and learn to fight as a ...more

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Adrianne Palicki, Dennis Quaid, Kate Walsh
Legion is a 2010 American apocalyptic supernatural action film directed by Scott Stewart, written by Peter Schink and Scott Stewart. The cast includes Paul Bettany, Lucas Black, Tyrese Gibson, ...more

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Priest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Paul Bettany Movies
Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Christopher Plummer
Priest is a 2011 American post-apocalyptic dystopia science fiction action horror film starring Paul Bettany as the title character. The film, directed by Scott Stewart, is loosely based on the ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges
Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. After being held captive in an Afghan cave, billionaire engineer Tony Stark (Robert ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Helen Mirren, Brendan Fraser
Inkheart is a 2008 adventure fantasy film directed by Iain Softley and starring Brendan Fraser, Eliza Bennett, Paul Bettany, Helen Mirren, Andy Serkis, Jim Broadbent, and Sienna Guillory. It is ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany
Creation is a 2009 British biographical drama film. Produced by Jeremy Thomas, the film was directed by Jon Amiel, and stars Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly as Charles and Emma Darwin. The ...more
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Emily Blunt, Mark Strong, Paul Bettany
The Young Victoria is a 2009 British-American period drama film directed by Jean-Marc Vallée and written by Julian Fellowes, based on the early life and reign of Queen Victoria, and her ...more

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Kirsten Dunst, James McAvoy, Paul Bettany
Wimbledon is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Richard Loncraine. The film centers on a washed-up tennis pro named Peter Colt and an up-and-coming tennis star named Lizzie Bradbury during ...more
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Iron Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Paul Bettany Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Ben Kingsley
Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more

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Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt
Dogville is a 2003 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Chloë Sevigny, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben ...more

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Malcolm McDowell, Paul Bettany, Andrew Lincoln
This film is a 2000 British film directed by Paul McGuigan. It stars Paul Bettany in the title role, and features Malcolm McDowell, David Thewlis and Saffron Burrows.
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Demi Moore, Kevin Spacey, Jeremy Irons
Margin Call is a 2011 American independent drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The story takes place over a 36-hour period at a large Wall Street investment bank and highlights the ...more

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Tom Hardy, Willem Dafoe, Simon Pegg
The Reckoning is a 2003 British-Spanish murder mystery drama film directed by Paul McGuigan and starring Paul Bettany, Willem Dafoe, Tom Hardy, Gina McKee, Brian Cox and Vincent Cassel. It was ...more

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Alicia Keys, Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah
The Secret Life of Bees is a 2008 American drama film, adapted from the novel of the same name by Sue Monk Kidd. The film was directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood and produced by Will Smith, with ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Bettany, Olivia Williams
The Heart of Me is a 2003 British period drama film directed by Thaddeus O'Sullivan and starring Helena Bonham Carter, Paul Bettany and Olivia Williams. Set in London before and after World War ...more
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Sally Field, Paul Bettany, Michael Richards
David Copperfield is a 2000 film that was a joint US/Irish TV film adaptation of Charles Dickens's novel David Copperfield. It was filmed in Ireland, and broadcast on the TV Channel TNT as a ...more
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Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp, Paul Bettany
The Tourist is a 2010 romantic thriller film directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, starring Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp. It is a remake of the 2005 French action film Anthony Zimmer. ...more

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Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Penn
Kiss Kiss (Bang Bang) is a 2001 English comedy film written and directed by Stewart Sugg. It features Stellan Skarsgård, Chris Penn, and Paul Bettany.
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Harrison Ford, Paul Bettany, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Firewall is a 2006 British-American thriller film directed by Richard Loncraine and written by Joe Forte. The film stars Harrison Ford as a banker who is forced by criminals, led by Paul ...more

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Paul Bettany, David Morrissey, Jonathan Pryce
The Game of Death is a 2000 drama film written by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lev L. Spiro and directed by Rachel Samuels.