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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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Inception is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies
Inception Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Marion Cotillard Inception is a 2010 science fiction heist thriller film written, produced, and directed by Christopher Nolan. The film stars a large ensemble cast that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Ellen Page, ...more

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Gangs of New York is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies
Gangs of New York Cameron Diaz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson 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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The Usual Suspects is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies
The Usual Suspects Kevin Spacey, Benicio del Toro, Gabriel Byrne 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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The Last of the Mohicans Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Pete Postlethwaite The Last of the Mohicans is a 1992 historical epic film set in 1757 during the French and Indian War and produced by Morgan Creek Pictures. It was directed by Michael Mann and based on James ...more

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Alien 3 Sigourney Weaver, Charles Dance, Paul McGann 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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The Lost World: Jurassic Park Julianne Moore, Steven Spielberg, Camilla Belle 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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Amistad Morgan Freeman, Matthew McConaughey, Anna Paquin 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 abducted for the ...more

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In the Name of the Father Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson 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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James and the Giant Peach Susan Sarandon, Richard Dreyfuss, Joanna Lumley 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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Clash of the Titans is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Pete Postlethwaite Movies
Clash of the Titans Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes 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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Romeo + Juliet Leonardo DiCaprio, Paul Rudd, Brian Dennehy 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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Brassed Off Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Tara Fitzgerald 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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Dragonheart Dennis Quaid, Julie Christie, Jason Isaacs 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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The Constant Gardener Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy 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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Alice in Wonderland Whoopi Goldberg, Ben Kingsley, Christopher Lloyd 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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Hamlet Mel Gibson, Helena Bonham Carter, Glenn Close 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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Dark Water Jennifer Connelly, Tim Roth, John C. Reilly 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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The Shipping News Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey 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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Animal Farm Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Kelsey Grammer, Patrick Stewart 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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The Town Blake Lively, Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm The Town is a 2010 American crime drama film starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck adapted from Chuck Hogan's novel Prince of Thieves. The film opened in theaters in the United States ...more

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Æon Flux Charlize Theron, Frances McDormand, Jonny Lee Miller Æon Flux is a 2005 American science fiction spy action film directed by Karyn Kusama. The film is a loose adaptation of the animated science fiction television series of the same name, ...more

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The Omen Liev Schreiber, Julia Stiles, Mia Farrow 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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A Private Function Maggie Smith, Michael Palin, Pete Postlethwaite A Private Function is a 1984 British comedy film starring Michael Palin and Maggie Smith. The film was predominantly filmed in Ilkley, Ben Rhydding, and Barnoldswick West Yorkshire. The film was ...more

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Solomon Kane Max von Sydow, Rachel Hurd-Wood, James Purefoy 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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Brute John Hurt, Pete Postlethwaite, Til Schweiger Bandyta is a 1997 drama film written by Cezary Harasimowicz and directed by Maciej Dejczer.

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Closing the Ring Mischa Barton, Neve Campbell, Shirley MacLaine 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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Bad Day on the Block Charlie Sheen, Sarah Jessica Parker, Sandra Oh Bad Day on the Block is a 1997 psychological thriller film directed by Craig R. Baxley. It stars Charlie Sheen and Mare Winningham. Although intended to be released in theaters, it was ...more

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Treasure Island Christian Bale, Christopher Lee, Charlton Heston Treasure Island is a 1990 TV film adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous 1883 novel Treasure Island, written & directed by Fraser Clarke Heston, and also starring several notable ...more

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Distant Voices, Still Lives Pete Postlethwaite, Jean Boht, Freda Dowie Distant Voices, Still Lives is a 1988 British film directed and written by Terence Davies. It evokes working-class family life in Liverpool during the 1940s and early 1950s, paying particular ...more

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Among Giants Andy Serkis, Rachel Griffiths, Pete Postlethwaite 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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Cowboy Up Kiefer Sutherland, Daryl Hannah, Molly Ringwald Cowboy Up is a 2001 film directed by Xavier Koller. It stars Kiefer Sutherland and Marcus Thomas. It won the Crystal Heart Award at the 2001 Heartland Film Festival.

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Rat Imelda Staunton, Pete Postlethwaite, Kerry Condon Rat is a 2000 Irish/British/American comedy film directed by Steve Barron. The film focuses on the transformation of a working-class man into a rat and how his family copes with the startling

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Wayward Son Harry Connick, Jr., Patricia Clarkson Wayward Son is an American film drama about justice and redemption in rural Georgia during the Great Depression, starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Pete Postlethwaite.

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Red Mercury Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Ron Silver Red Mercury is a 2005 British film starring Stockard Channing, Pete Postlethwaite, Juliet Stevenson, Ron Silver and David Bradley, and directed by Roy Battersby.

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The Age of Stupid Pete Postlethwaite, Richard Heinberg The Age of Stupid is a 2009 British film by Franny Armstrong, director of McLibel and Drowned Out, and founder of 10:10, and first-time producer Lizzie Gillett. The executive producer is John ...more

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Killing Bono Krysten Ritter, Ben Barnes, Pete Postlethwaite Killing Bono is a 2011 British-Irish comedy film directed by Nick Hamm, based on Neil McCormick's 2003 memoir Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelgänger. The film loosely recreates the story ...more

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Between Strangers Sophia Loren, Mira Sorvino, Malcolm McDowell Between Strangers is a 2002 film, written and directed by Edoardo Ponti, son of Sophia Loren, the first time they worked together.

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Gone Dark Lauren Bacall, Claire Forlani, Pete Postlethwaite Gone Dark is a 2004 film directed by Lewin Webb. PLOT: Undercover drug agent (Claire Forlani) has been 'in' too long. The line between her job and her assumed lifestyle as girlfriend to the ...more

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Strange Bedfellows Paul Hogan, Pete Postlethwaite, Michael Caton Strange Bedfellows is a 2004 Australian film starring Paul Hogan and Michael Caton as heterosexual men who pass themselves off as a gay couple in order to get financial benefits from the ...more

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Ghost Son Laura Harring, Pete Postlethwaite, John Hannah A young newlywed finds herself alone on a remote ranch in South Africa after the sudden death of her husband. His ghostly apparition pays her a nocturnal visit, resulting in an infant son whom ...more

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The Serpent's Kiss Ewan McGregor, Pete Postlethwaite, Richard E. Grant The Serpent's Kiss is a 1997 film directed by Philippe Rousselot. It is a story about a Dutch garden architect named Meneer Chrome who has been hired by a wealthy metalworker to create an ...more

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When Saturday Comes Sean Bean, Pete Postlethwaite, Emily Lloyd When Saturday Comes is a British film from 1996 starring Sean Bean and Emily Lloyd, directed by Maria Giese.

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When the Sky Falls Joan Allen, Pete Postlethwaite, Liam Cunningham When the Sky Falls is a 2000 film à clef directed by John Mackenzie and filmed in Ireland, starring Joan Allen. The story is based on that of Veronica Guerin, a crime reporter writing ...more

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Crimetime Marianne Faithfull, Karen Black, Stephen Baldwin Crimetime is a British thriller film starring Stephen Baldwin, Pete Postlethwaite, Sadie Frost and directed by George Sluizer.

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Split Second Kim Cattrall, Rutger Hauer, Pete Postlethwaite Split Second is a 1992 British science fiction film starring Rutger Hauer, Kim Cattrall, and Neil Duncan. The film is directed by Tony Maylam and Ian Sharp.

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Butterfly Collectors Pete Postlethwaite, Ben Crompton, Alison Newman Butterfly Collectors is a tv film directed by Jean Stewart.

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Valley of the Heart's Delight Pete Postlethwaite, Diana Scarwid, Bruce McGill Valley of the Heart's Delight is a 2006 drama film written by Miles Murphy and directed by Tim Boxell.

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Lost for Words Pete Postlethwaite, Thora Hird, Anne Reid Lost for Words is a British TV film premiered on ITV on 3 January 1999. It was adapted from his autobiographical book of the same title by Deric Longden and directed by Alan J.W. Bell and was a ...more

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Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion Pete Postlethwaite, Graham Greene, Tamara Hope Shattered City: The Halifax Explosion is a two-part miniseries produced in 2003 by CBC Television. It presents a fictionalized version of the Halifax Explosion, a 1917 catastrophe that destroyed ...more

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Triggermen Claire Forlani, Donnie Wahlberg, Pete Postlethwaite Triggermen is a 2002 crime comedy film directed by John Bradshaw.