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The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies 

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

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

This list features films like Inception and The Last of the Mohicans.

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

Steven Spielberg and Christopher Nolan both worked with Pete Postlethwaite over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If you're a fan of Pete Postlethwaite, then check out our lists of the best James Cromwell and Marcello Mastroianni movies as well.

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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies
Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne

Released: 1994

Directed by: Bryan Singer

The Usual Suspects is a 1995 German-American neo-noir crime thriller film directed by Bryan Singer and written by Christopher McQuarrie. It stars Stephen Baldwin, Gabriel Byrne, Benicio del ...more

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies
Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson

Released: 2002

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

Gangs of New York is a 2002 American fictionalized historical drama film set in the mid-19th century in the Five Points district of Lower Manhattan in 1863. The film was directed by Martin ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite

Released: 1992

Directed by: Michael Mann

The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic film set in 1757 and produced by Morgan Creek Pictures. It was directed by Michael Mann and based on James Fenimore Cooper's novel of the same ...more

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Inception is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard

Released: 2010

Directed by: Christopher Nolan

Inception is a 2010 science fiction thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, Joseph ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jim Sheridan

In the Name of the Father is a 1993 Irish-British-American biographical courtroom drama film co-written and directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, ...more

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Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd

Released: 1999

Directed by: Nick Willing

Alice in Wonderland is a television film first broadcast in 1999 on NBC and then shown on British television on Channel 4. It is based upon Lewis Carroll's books Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ...more
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Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs

Released: 1996

Directed by: Rob Cohen

Dragonheart is a 1996 American fantasy adventure film directed by Rob Cohen. It stars Dennis Quaid, David Thewlis, Pete Postlethwaite, Dina Meyer, and the voice of Sean Connery. It was nominated ...more

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Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

The Lost World: Jurassic Park is a 1997 American science fiction adventure directed by Steven Spielberg. It is the second installment in the Jurassic Park franchise. The film was produced by ...more

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Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy

Released: 1996

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

Romeo + Juliet is a 1996 American romantic drama film adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. It was directed by Baz Luhrmann. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mark Herman

Brassed Off is a 1996 British-American comedy-drama film written and directed by Mark Herman and starring Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald and Ewan McGregor. The film is about the troubles ...more
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Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann

Released: 1992

Directed by: David Fincher

Alien 3 is a 1992 American science-fiction horror film and the debut feature film of director David Fincher. The film is the third installment of the Alien film series. The film takes place ...more

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Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

Released: 2010

Directed by: Ben Affleck

The Town is a 2010 American drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. The film opened in theaters in the United States on September 17, 2010, at number one with more than $23 ...more

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Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart

Released: 1999

Directed by: John Stephenson

Animal Farm is a made-for-TV film released in 1999 by Hallmark Films. It is an adaptation of the 1945 George Orwell novel of the same name. The film tells the story of farm animals successfully ...more
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Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin

Released: 1997

Directed by: Steven Spielberg

Amistad is a 1997 historical drama film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on the true story of the 1839 mutiny aboard the slave ship La Amistad, during which Mende tribesmen taken and managed ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley

Released: 1996

Directed by: Henry Selick

James and the Giant Peach is a 1996 British-American musical fantasy film directed by Henry Selick, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was produced by Tim Burton and ...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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Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close

Released: 1990

Directed by: Franco Zeffirelli

Hamlet is a 1990 drama film based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name directed by Franco Zeffirelli and starring Mel Gibson as the eponymous character. The film also features Glenn ...more

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Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James Purefoy

Released: 2009

Directed by: Michael J. Bassett

Solomon Kane is a 2009 dark fantasy adventure film written and directed by Michael J. Bassett based on the pulp magazine character Solomon Kane created in 1928 by Robert E. Howard. James Purefoy ...more

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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies
Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes

Released: 2010

Directed by: Louis Leterrier

Clash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981 film of the same name produced by MGM. The story is very loosely based on the Greek myth of Perseus. ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles

The Constant Gardener is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The screenplay by Jeffrey Caine is based on the John le Carré novel of the same name. The film follows ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly

Released: 2005

Directed by: Walter Salles

Dark Water is a 2005 American horror-thriller film directed by Walter Salles, starring Jennifer Connelly and Tim Roth. The film is a remake of the 2002 Japanese film of the same name, and also ...more

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Mischa Barton, Neve Campbell, Shirley MacLaine

Released: 2007

Directed by: Richard Attenborough

Closing the Ring is a film directed by Richard Attenborough and starring Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer, Mischa Barton, Stephen Amell, Neve Campbell, Pete Postlethwaite, and Brenda ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey

Released: 2001

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

The Shipping News is a 2001 drama film directed by Lasse Hallström, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Shipping News by Annie Proulx. It stars Kevin Spacey as the protagonist Quoyle, ...more
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Andy Serkis, Rachel Griffiths, Pete Postlethwaite

Released: 1998

Directed by: Sam Miller

Among Giants is a 1998 British film directed by Sam Miller, and written by Simon Beaufoy, fresh from his success with The Full Monty. It is set in Yorkshire, and stars Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel ...more
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John Hurt, Pete Postlethwaite, Til Schweiger

Released: 1997

Directed by: Maciej Dejczer

Bandyta is a 1997 drama film written by Cezary Harasimowicz and directed by Maciej Dejczer.