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The Best Paul Giamatti Movies

Updated November 2, 2019 2.3k votes 300 voters 25.4k views

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

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

List films include John Dies at the End, Man on the Moon and more.

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

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  • Sideways1
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    Sideways

    Sandra Oh, Virginia Madsen

    Released2004

    Directed byAlexander Payne

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  • Cinderella Man2
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    Cinderella Man

    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger

    Released2005

    Directed byRon Howard

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  • The Illusionist3
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    The Illusionist

    Jessica Biel, Edward Norton

    Released2006

    Directed byNeil Burger

    The Illusionist is a 2006 American period drama film written and directed by Neil Burger and...  more

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  • Barney's Version4
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    Barney's Version

    Dustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti

    Released2010

    Directed byRichard J. Lewis

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  • The Negotiator5
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    The Negotiator

    Kevin Spacey, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1998

    Directed byF. Gary Gray

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  • Saving Mr. Banks6
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    Saving Mr. Banks

    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell

    Released2013

    Directed byJohn Lee Hancock

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  • American Splendor7
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    American Splendor

    Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm

    Released2003

    Directed byRobert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

    American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the...  more
  • Win Win8
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    Win Win

    Paul Giamatti, Jeffrey Tambor

    Released2011

    Directed byThomas McCarthy

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  • Lady in the Water9
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    Lady in the Water

    Bryce Dallas Howard, Paul Giamatti

    Released2006

    Directed byM. Night Shyamalan

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  • Big Fat Liar10
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    Big Fat Liar

    Amanda Bynes, Paul Giamatti

    Released2002

    Directed byShawn Levy

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  • Duets11
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    Duets

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Paul Giamatti

    Released2000

    Directed byBruce Paltrow

    Duets is a 2000 American road trip film co-produced and directed by Bruce Paltrow and written...  more
  • My Best Friend's Wedding12
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    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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  • Saving Private Ryan13
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    Saving Private Ryan

    Tom Hanks, Matt Damon

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

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  • John Adams14
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    John Adams

    Paul Giamatti, Laura Linney

    Released2008

    Directed byTom Hooper

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  • Man on the Moon15
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    Man on the Moon

    Courtney Love, Jim Carrey

    Released1999

    Directed byMiloš Forman

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  • Sabrina16
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    Sabrina

    Harrison Ford, Paul Giamatti

    Released1995

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • Private Parts17
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    Private Parts

    Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent

    Released1997

    Directed byBetty Thomas

    This film is a 1997 American biographical comedy film produced by Ivan Reitman and released by...  more

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  • The Last Station18
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    The Last Station

    Helen Mirren, Paul Giamatti

    Released2009

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

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  • Planet of the Apes19
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    Planet of the Apes

    Mark Wahlberg, Helena Bonham Carter

    Released2001

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • Paycheck20
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    Paycheck

    Ben Affleck, Uma Thurman

    Released2003

    Directed byJohn Woo

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  • Robots21
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    Robots

    Halle Berry, Robin Williams

    Released2005

    Directed byChris Wedge, Carlos Saldanha

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  • Duplicity22
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    Duplicity

    Julia Roberts, Clive Owen

    Released2009

    Directed byTony Gilroy

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  • Singles23
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    Singles

    Paul Giamatti, Eddie Vedder

    Released1992

    Directed byCameron Crowe

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  • Fred Claus24
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    Fred Claus

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Dobkin

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  • Big Momma's House25
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    Big Momma's House

    Paul Giamatti, Martin Lawrence

    Released2000

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

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