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The Best Russell Crowe Movies

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

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

Russell Crowe's filmography ranges from Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind and more.

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    Gladiator

    Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix

    Released2000

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • A Beautiful Mind2
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    A Beautiful Mind

    Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe

    Released2001

    Directed byRon Howard

    A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a... more on Wikipedia
  • L.A. Confidential3
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    L.A. Confidential

    Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe

    Released1997

    Directed byCurtis Hanson

    L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same... more on Wikipedia
  • Cinderella Man4
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    Cinderella Man

    Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger

    Released2005

    Directed byRon Howard

    Cinderella Man is a 2005 American drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of... more on Wikipedia

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  • Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World5
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    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Weir

    Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 3:10 to Yuma6
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    3:10 to Yuma

    Christian Bale, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byJames Mangold

    3:10 to Yuma is a 2007 western film directed by James Mangold and produced by Cathy Konrad,... more on Wikipedia

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  • American Gangster7
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    American Gangster

    Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe

    Released2007

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • The Insider8
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    The Insider

    Al Pacino, Russell Crowe

    Released1999

    Directed byMichael Mann

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  • Robin Hood9
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    Robin Hood

    Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe

    Released2010

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • The Next Three Days10
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    The Next Three Days

    Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks

    Released2010

    Directed byPaul Haggis

    The Next Three Days is a 2010 vigilante thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring... more on Wikipedia
  • A Good Year11
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    A Good Year

    Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard

    Released2006

    Directed byRidley Scott

    A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed... more on Wikipedia
  • The Quick and the Dead12
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    The Quick and the Dead

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone

    Released1995

    Directed bySam Raimi

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  • Mystery, Alaska13
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    Mystery, Alaska

    Russell Crowe, Mike Myers

    Released1999

    Directed byJay Roach

    Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Jay Roach about an amateur ice hockey... more on Wikipedia
  • Les Miserables14
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    Les Miserables

    Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried

    Released2012

    Directed byTom Hooper

    Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French... more on Wikipedia

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  • Proof of Life15
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    Proof of Life

    Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe

    Released2000

    Directed byTaylor Hackford

    Proof of Life is a 2000 American action thriller film directed by Taylor Hackford. The title... more on Wikipedia

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  • State of Play16
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    State of Play

    Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck

    Released2009

    Directed byKevin Macdonald

    State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British... more on Wikipedia
  • The Nice Guys17
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    The Nice Guys

    Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling

    Released2016

    Directed byShane Black

    The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in... more on Wikipedia

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  • Romper Stomper18
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    Romper Stomper

    Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie

    Released1992

    Directed byGeoffrey Wright

    Romper Stomper is a 1992 Australian drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Wright. The... more on Wikipedia
  • Body of Lies19
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    Body of Lies

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe

    Released2008

    Directed byRidley Scott

    Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle... more on Wikipedia

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  • Man of Steel20
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    Man of Steel

    Henry Cavill, Amy Adams

    Released2013

    Directed byZack Snyder

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  • The Water Diviner21
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    The Water Diviner

    Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2014

    Directed byRussell Crowe

    The Water Diviner is a historical fictional drama film directed by Russell Crowe. The... more on Wikipedia
  • Proof22
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    Proof

    Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving

    Released1991

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

    Proof is a 1991 Australian drama film by Jocelyn Moorhouse starring Hugo Weaving, Geneviève... more on Wikipedia
  • Boy Erased23
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    Boy Erased

    Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman

    Released2018

    Directed byJoel Edgerton

    Boy Erased is a 2018 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Joel Edgerton, based on... more on Wikipedia
  • The Sum of Us24
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    The Sum of Us

    Russell Crowe, Rebekah Elmaloglou

    Released1994

    Directed byKevin Dowling, Geoff Burton

    The Sum of Us is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film version of the play The Sum of Us.... more on Wikipedia
  • Virtuosity25
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    Virtuosity

    Kaley Cuoco, Denzel Washington

    Released1995

    Directed byBrett Leonard

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