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The Best Peter Sarsgaard Movies 

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Updated September 23, 2019 494 votes 94 voters 10.9k views 35 items

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

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

List contains films like Kinsey and Dead Man Walking.

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Sienna Miller, Nick Nolte, Mena Suvari

Released: 2009

Directed by: Rawson Marshall Thurber

The Mysteries of Pittsburgh is a 2008 film based on Michael Chabon's The Mysteries of Pittsburgh. The screenplay was written by Rawson Marshall Thurber, who also directed. It was produced by ...more
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Dakota Fanning, Elizabeth Olsen, Boyd Holbrook

Released: 2014

Directed by: Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal

Very Good Girls is a romantic drama film directed by Naomi Foner. School friends Lily (Dakota Fanning) and Gerri (Elizabeth Olsen) fall for the same guy (Boyd Holbrook).
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Kate Hudson, Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck

Released: 1998

Directed by: Morgan J. Freeman

Desert Blue is a 1998 American comedy/drama film written and directed by Morgan J. Freeman and starring Brendan Sexton III, Kate Hudson. Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, Sara Gilbert, and John
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Laura Dern, John C. Reilly, Molly Shannon

Released: 2007

Directed by: Mike White

Year of the Dog is a 2007 comedy-drama film written and directed by Mike White, and starring Molly Shannon, Laura Dern, Regina King, Tom McCarthy, Josh Pais, John C. Reilly and Peter Sarsgaard. ...more
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Denise Richards, Isabella Rossellini, Fat Joe

Released: 2002

Directed by: Franc. Reyes

Empire is a 2002 gangster film starring John Leguizamo and Peter Sarsgaard.

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Mariah Carey, Rashida Jones, Jamie Lynn Sigler

Released: 2005

Directed by: Damon Dash

Death of a Dynasty is a comedy film first screened in 2003. It is a satire of the hip hop music industry centered on Roc-A-Fella Records, and stars Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Capone and Damon Dash. It ...more
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John Goodman, Tommy Lee Jones, Mary Steenburgen

Released: 2008

Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier

In the Electric Mist is a 2009 Franco-American drama/mystical film based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke. It is directed by Bertrand Tavernier, written ...more
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High Falls Maggie Gyllenhaal, Peter Sarsgaard, Waris Ahluwalia

Released: 2006

Directed by: Andrew Zuckerman

High Falls is a short film by Andrew Zuckerman starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Saarsgard written by Alex Vlack. It is about a married couple and a mutual best friend that go the Hudson ...more
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Peter Sarsgaard, Ann Magnuson, Angeline Ball

Released: 2000

Directed by: Mari Kornhauser

Housebound is a 2000 thriller film written by Mari Kornhauser and directed by Mari Kornhauser.
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Wholphin: Issue 4 Peter Sarsgaard

Released: 2008

Directed by: Toby MacDonald, Chris Waitte