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The Best Richard Griffiths Movies

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

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

This list has a variety of films, like Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and Opa!, in it.

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    Chariots of Fire
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    Chariots of Fire

    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1981

    Directed byHugh Hudson

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    Sleepy Hollow
    14
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    Sleepy Hollow

    Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci

    Released1999

    Directed byTim Burton

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  • 3
    Withnail and I
    12
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    Withnail and I

    Paul McGann, Richard E. Grant

    Released1987

    Directed byBruce Robinson

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  • 4
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    12
    4

    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 5
    Hugo
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    Hugo

    Jude Law, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2011

    Directed byMartin Scorsese

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  • 6
    Shanghai Surprise
    6
    2

    Shanghai Surprise

    Madonna, Sean Penn

    Released1986

    Directed byJim Goddard

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    Bedtime Stories
    6
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    Bedtime Stories

    Adam Sandler, Courteney Cox

    Released2008

    Directed byAdam Shankman

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    Stage Beauty
    6
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    Stage Beauty

    Claire Danes, Alice Eve

    Released2004

    Directed byRichard Eyre

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  • 9
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    5
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    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2002

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 10
    Gorky Park
    6
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    Gorky Park

    William Hurt, Lee Marvin

    Released1983

    Directed byMichael Apted

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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    6
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    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2004

    Directed byAlfonso Cuarón

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  • 12
    Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes

    Released1984

    Directed byHugh Hudson

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  • 13
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I
    5
    2

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Yates

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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
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    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe

    Released2001

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 15
    Opa!
    2
    2

    Opa!

    Matthew Modine, Richard Griffiths

    Released2005

    Directed byUdayan Prasad

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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
    5
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    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson

    Released2007

    Directed byDavid Yates

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  • 17
    The History Boys
    4
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    The History Boys

    James Corden, Dominic Cooper

    Released2006

    Directed byNicholas Hytner

    The History Boys is a 2006 British comedy-drama film adapted by Alan Bennett from his play of... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Vatel
    2
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    Vatel

    Uma Thurman, Tim Roth

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Joffé

    Vatel is a 2000 English-language film based on the life of 17th-century French chef François... more on Wikipedia
  • 19
    Britannia Hospital
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    Britannia Hospital

    Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell

    Released1982

    Directed byLindsay Anderson

    Britannia Hospital is a 1982 black comedy film by British director Lindsay Anderson which... more on Wikipedia
  • 20
    Funny Bones
    2
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    Funny Bones

    Jerry Lewis, Oliver Reed

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Chelsom

    Funny Bones is a 1995 British-American comedy-drama film from Disney's Hollywood Pictures. It... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21
    Beatrix Potter: The World of Peter Rabbit and Friends

    Released2007

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  • 22
    Venus
    4
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    Venus

    Peter O'Toole, Vanessa Redgrave

    Released2006

    Directed byRoger Michell

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  • 23
    A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
    2
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    A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

    Uma Thurman, Jane Krakowski

    Released2008

    Directed byKirk R. Thatcher

    The Muppets mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus and their... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Ballet Shoes
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    Ballet Shoes

    Emma Watson, Richard Griffiths

    Released2007

    Directed bySandra Goldbacher

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    Jackboots on Whitehall
    4
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    Jackboots on Whitehall

    Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike

    Released2010

    Directed byRory McHenry, Edward McHenry

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