The Best Peter Dinklage Movies

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

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

Peter Dinklage has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like William H. Macy and Norman Reedus in terms of fame and success.

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  • The Station Agent
    1
    Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale
    60 votes
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Tom McCarthy
    The life of train aficionado and downcast little person Finbar McBride (Peter Dinklage) takes an unexpected turn when his boss dies and wills him a railroad depot in New Jersey. He decides to relocate to the small town, where he befriends talkative food vendor Joe Oramas (Bobby Cannavale) and unhappy wife Olivia Harris (Patricia Clarkson). As the trio's interactions deepen, quirky conversations and outcomes ensue. McBride also gains insight from librarian Emily.

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  • Elf
    2
    Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
    54 votes
    • Released: 2003
    • Directed by: Jon Favreau
    A charming blend of whimsy and comedy, Elf is a festive delight. The film chronicles the journey of Buddy (Will Ferrell), an oversized elf who hails from Santa's workshop in the North Pole. Raised among elves, Buddy discovers he's actually human and embarks on a quest to New York City to find his biological father, Walter Hobbs (James Caan). Encountering a world that lacks Christmas spirit, Buddy is determined to win over his cynical dad while spreading holiday cheer. Directed by Jon Favreau, Elf spins a heartwarming yarn about identity, family, and the magic of Christmas without revealing too much or transforming into a saccharine overdose. This is a movie that has won hearts without claiming any major awards.

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  • Penelope
    3
    Christina Ricci, James McAvoy, Catherine O'Hara
    25 votes
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Mark Palansky
    Born with the snout of a pig, young Penelope Wilhern (Christina Ricci) spends life a virtual prisoner in her home. Believing that the only way to break the curse is to marry one of her own kind, she meets a number of suitors, but all reject her. Two devious men, one with a grudge against the family, hire a man (James McAvoy) to pose as a suitor, but complications arise when he begins to fall in love with Penelope, and she makes a bid for freedom.

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  • Lassie
    4
    Peter O'Toole, Samantha Morton, John Lynch
    18 votes
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Charles Sturridge
    Young Joe Carraclough (Jonathan Mason) and his family (Samantha Morton, John Lynch) love their faithful collie, Lassie. However, when Joe's father loses his job in the mine, he must sell the dog to the Duke of Rudling (Peter O'Toole), who covets the collie for his granddaughter (Hester Odgers). After the duke moves to northern Scotland to avoid the threat of World War II, Lassie escapes and undertakes a 500-mile journey to reunite with her family.
  • Death at a Funeral
    5
    Matthew McFadyen, Keeley Hawes, Andy Nyman
    34 votes
    • Released: 2007
    • Directed by: Frank Oz
    Chaos reigns when members of a dysfunctional family gather to bury a loved one. Son Daniel (Matthew MacFadyen) anticipates a face-off with his famous brother Robert (Rupert Graves), while cousin Martha (Daisy Donovan) and her fiance Simon (Alan Tudyk) are desperate to make a good impression on her father. In the midst of the family turmoil, a mystery guest threatens to bring the deceased's skeleton out of the closet.

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  • X-Men: Days of Future Past
    6
    Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender
    34 votes
    • Released: 2014
    • Directed by: Bryan Singer
    In X-Men: Days of Future Past, it's a race against time as Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is sent into the past by Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen). His mission: To prevent an apocalyptic future dominated by Sentinels, robotic enforcers targeting mutants. Teaming up with a younger Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender), they grapple with their past selves to alter the course of history. A sci-fi action thriller, this film won Saturn Awards for Best Comic-to-Film Motion Picture and Best DVD/Blu-ray Special Edition Release in 2015.

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