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The Best Ralph Fiennes Movies

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

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

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including Spider and Sunshine.

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    The End of the Affair

    Julianne Moore, Ralph Fiennes
    The End of the Affair is a 1999 drama film directed by Neil Jordan and starring Ralph Fiennes,...  more

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    The Reader

    Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes
    The Reader is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film based on the 1995 German novel of the...  more

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    Schindler's List

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
    Schindler's List is a 1993 American epic historical period drama, directed and co-produced by...  more

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    The Constant Gardener

    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes
    The Constant Gardener is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The...  more

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    The English Patient

    Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes
    The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script...  more

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    Oscar and Lucinda

    Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes
    Oscar and Lucinda is a 1997 romantic drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong and starring...  more
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    Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights

    Ralph Fiennes, Sinéad O'Connor
    Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights is a 1992 feature film adaptation of Emily Brontë's novel...  more

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    Bernard and Doris

    Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes
    Bernard and Doris is a 2006 film directed by Bob Balaban. The teleplay by Hugh Costello is a...  more
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    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

    Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes
    Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit is a 2005 British stop-motion animated comedy...  more

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    Sunshine

    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes
    Sunshine is a 1999 historical film written by Israel Horovitz and István Szabó, directed and...  more
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    Coriolanus

    Jessica Chastain, Gerard Butler
    Coriolanus is a 2011 British film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy Coriolanus,...  more

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    The White Countess

    Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave
    The White Countess is a 2005 drama film directed by James Ivory. The screenplay by Kazuo...  more
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    Great Expectations

    Helena Bonham Carter, Ralph Fiennes
    Great Expectations is a 2012 drama film written by David Nicholls and directed by Mike Newell....  more
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    Quiz Show

    Ralph Fiennes, Martin Scorsese
    Quiz Show is a 1994 American historical drama film produced and directed by Robert Redford,...  more

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    The Hurt Locker

    Evangeline Lilly, Ralph Fiennes
    The Hurt Locker is a 2009 American film about a three-man Explosive Ordnance Disposal team...  more

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    Spider

    Ralph Fiennes, Gabriel Byrne
    Spider is a 2002 Canadian/British psychological thriller film produced and directed by David...  more
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    The Prince of Egypt

    Sandra Bullock, Michelle Pfeiffer
    The Prince of Egypt is a 1998 American animated epic musical biblical film and the first...  more

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    In Bruges

    Colin Farrell, Ralph Fiennes
    In Bruges is a 2008 British-American comedy film written and directed by Martin McDonagh. The...  more

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    Strange Days

    Ralph Fiennes, Angela Bassett
    Strange Days is a 1995 American science fiction action thriller film directed by Kathryn...  more

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    Chromophobia

    Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes
    Chromophobia is an ensemble film which debuted at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in France. The...  more
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    The Duchess

    Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes
    The Duchess is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Saul Dibb. It is based on Amanda...  more

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    Skyfall

    Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes
    Skyfall is the twenty-third James Bond film produced by Eon Productions. It features Daniel...  more

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    Official Secrets

    Keira Knightley, Matt Smith
    Official Secrets is a 2019 American-British political thriller directed by Gavin Hood, based...  more
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    Clash of the Titans

    Gemma Arterton, Liam Neeson
    Clash of the Titans is a 2010 British-American fantasy adventure film and remake of the 1981...  more

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    Wrath of the Titans

    Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes
    Wrath of the Titans is a 2012 film directed by Jonathan Liebesman....  more

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