The Best Rufus Sewell Movies 

Updated January 28, 2020 614 votes 134 voters 9.2k views 31 items

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

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

This list includes Tristan & Isolde, Charles II: The Power and The Passion and more films.

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Naomi Watts, Jacqueline Bissett, Oliver Platt

Released: 1998

Directed by: Marshall Herskovitz

Dangerous Beauty is a 1998 American biographical drama film directed by Marshall Herskovitz and starring Catherine McCormack, Rufus Sewell, and Oliver Platt. Based on the non-fiction book The ...more
Dark City is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rufus Sewell Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Kiefer Sutherland, Melissa George

Released: 1998

Directed by: Alex Proyas

Dark City is a 1998 neo-noir science fiction film directed by Alex Proyas. The screenplay was written by Proyas, Lem Dobbs and David S. Goyer. The film stars Rufus Sewell, Kiefer Sutherland, ...more

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Heath Ledger, Paul Bettany, Shannyn Sossamon

Released: 2001

Directed by: Brian Helgeland

A Knight's Tale is a 2001 medieval adventure comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by Brian Helgeland. The film stars Heath Ledger, Shannyn Sossamon, Mark Addy, Alan Tudyk, Rufus ...more

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Jessica Biel, Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti

Released: 2006

Directed by: Neil Burger

The Illusionist is a 2006 American period drama film written and directed by Neil Burger and starring Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Biel. It is based loosely on Steven Millhauser's ...more

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Rufus Sewell, Helen McCrory, Ian McDiarmid

Directed by: Joe Wright

Charles II: The Power and the Passion is a British television mini-series, broadcast on BBC One in 2003, and produced by the BBC in association with the A&E Network in the United States. It ...more
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James Franco, Henry Cavill, Mark Strong

Released: 2006

Directed by: Kevin Reynolds

Tristan & Isolde is a 2006 epic romantic drama film based on the medieval romantic legend of Tristan and Isolde. It was produced by Ridley Scott and Tony Scott, directed by Kevin Reynolds ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry

Released: 1995

Directed by: John Schlesinger

Cold Comfort Farm is a 1995 British comedy film directed by John Schlesinger and produced by the BBC and Thames Television, an adaptation of Stella Gibbons' 1932 book of the same name, the film ...more

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Rufus Sewell, Patrick Malahide, Juliet Aubrey

Released: 1994

Directed by: Anthony Page

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Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Gambon, Ioan Gruffudd

Released: 2006

Directed by: Michael Apted

Amazing Grace is a 2006 American-British biographical drama film directed by Michael Apted, about the campaign against slave trade in the British Empire, led by William Wilberforce, who was ...more
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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Michael Gambon, Albert Finney

Released: 1994

Directed by: Suri Krishnamma

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Natalie Portman, Willem Dafoe, Nick Nolte

Released: 2006

Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Gus Van Sant, Olivier Assayas, Christopher Doyle, Ethan Coen, + more

Paris, je t'aime is a 2006 anthology film starring an ensemble cast of actors of various nationalities. The two-hour film consists of eighteen short films set in different arrondissements. The ...more

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Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

Released: 2006

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

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Catherine Zeta-Jones, Antonio Banderas, Michael Emerson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Martin Campbell

The Legend of Zorro is a 2005 swashbuckler film and sequel to The Mask of Zorro, directed by Martin Campbell. Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones reprise their roles as the titular hero ...more
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Minnie Driver, Rufus Sewell, Nigel Hawthorne

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Huddles

At Sachem Farm is a 1998 drama film.
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Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal

Released: 1996

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

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Renée Zellweger, Jessie Buckley, Finn Wittrock

Released: 2019

Directed by: Rupert Goold

Judy is a 2019 British biographical drama film directed by Rupert Goold, it is an adaptation of the Olivier and Tony-nominated West End and Broadway play End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter. ...more
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Emma Thompson, Rufus Sewell, Alex Kingston

Released: 1995

Directed by: Christopher Hampton

Carrington is a 1995 British biographical film written and directed by Christopher Hampton about the life of the English painter Dora Carrington, who was known simply as "Carrington". ...more

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Stellan Skarsgård, Sienna Guillory, Rufus Sewell

Released: 2003

Directed by: John Kent Harrison

Helen of Troy is a 2003 television miniseries based upon Homer's story of the Trojan War, as recounted in the epic poem, Iliad. This TV miniseries also shares the name with a 1956 movie starring ...more

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Alan Tudyk, Erin Wasson

Released: 2012

Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter is a 2012 American dark fantasy action horror film directed by Timur Bekmambetov, based on the 2010 mashup novel of the same name. The novel's author, Seth ...more

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Susan Sarandon, Christopher Walken, John Turturro

Released: 1998

Directed by: John Turturro

Illuminata is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by John Turturro and written by Brandon Cole and John Turturro, based on Cole's play. The cinematographer was Harris Savides. The puppet ...more

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Monica Potter, Ray Winstone, Joseph Fiennes

Released: 1998

Directed by: Nick Hamm

Martha, Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence is a 1998 British romantic comedy directed by Nick Hamm. The screenplay by Peter Morgan focuses on the chance meeting each of three childhood friends now ...more
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Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill, Rufus Sewell

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mark Peploe

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Andy Serkis, Dougray Scott, John Leguizamo

Released: 2000

Directed by: Steve Barron

Arabian Nights is a two-part 2000 American/British miniseries, adapted by Peter Barnes from Sir Richard Francis Burton's translation of the medieval epic One Thousand and One Nights. Mili Avital ...more
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Carla Gugino, Rufus Sewell, Gil Bellows

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sebastian Gutierrez

Mermaid Chronicles Part 1: She Creature is a 2001 TV film directed by Sebastian Gutierrez.
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Bless the Child Christina Ricci, Kim Basinger, Ian Holm

Released: 2000

Directed by: Chuck Russell

Bless the Child is a 2000 American horror-thriller film directed by Chuck Russell, starring Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Angela Bettis, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci, and Holliston Coleman. It is ...more

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