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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Russell Crowe movies?" and "What are the greatest Russell Crowe roles of all time?"

Ron Howard and Ridley Scott have both worked with Russell Crowe over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Is Russell Crowe your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Mickey Rourke and David Caruso films lists too.

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Gladiator Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Michael Sheen Gladiator is a 2000 American-British epic historical drama film directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Connie Nielsen, Ralf Möller, Oliver Reed, Djimon Hounsou, ...more

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A Beautiful Mind Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe, Ron Howard A Beautiful Mind is a 2001 American biographical drama film based on the life of John Nash, a Nobel Laureate in Economics. The film was directed by Ron Howard, from a screenplay written by Akiva ...more

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L.A. Confidential Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir crime film based on James Ellroy's 1990 novel of the same title, the third book in his L.A. Quartet series. Like the book, the film tells the story of a ...more

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Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe, Paul Bettany, Joseph Morgan Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World is a 2003 epic historical drama film co-written and directed by Peter Weir, starring Russell Crowe as Jack Aubrey, with Paul Bettany as Stephen ...more

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Cinderella Man Russell Crowe, Renée Zellweger, Paul Giamatti Cinderella Man is a 2005 American drama film by Ron Howard, titled after the nickname of heavyweight boxing champion James J. Braddock and inspired by his life story. The film was produced by ...more

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3:10 to Yuma Christian Bale, Russell Crowe, Logan Lerman 3:10 to Yuma is a 2007 western film directed by James Mangold and produced by Cathy Konrad, and stars Russell Crowe and Christian Bale in the lead roles, with supporting performances by Peter ...more

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The Insider Al Pacino, Russell Crowe, Christopher Plummer The Insider is a 1999 American drama film directed by Michael Mann, based on the true story of a 60 Minutes segment about Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry. The 60 Minutes ...more

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American Gangster Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Idris Elba American Gangster is a 2007 American biographical crime film directed and produced by Ridley Scott and written by Steven Zaillian. The film is based on the criminal career of Frank Lucas, a ...more

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Robin Hood Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong Robin Hood is a 2010 action film written by Brian Helgeland and directed by Ridley Scott. Robin Hood, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett will open the 2010 ...more

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The Next Three Days Olivia Wilde, Elizabeth Banks, Russell Crowe The Next Three Days is a 2010 vigilante thriller film directed by Paul Haggis and starring Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. It was released in the United States on November 19, 2010 and was ...more

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Mystery, Alaska Russell Crowe, Mike Myers, Burt Reynolds Mystery, Alaska is a 1999 comedy-drama film directed by Jay Roach about an amateur ice hockey team, from the fictional small-town of Mystery, that plays an exhibition game against the New York ...more

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State of Play Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Russell Crowe State of Play is a 2009 political thriller film. It is an adaptation of the six-part British television serial of the same name which first aired on BBC One in 2003. The plot of the six-hour ...more

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Proof of Life Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse Proof of Life is a 2000 American kidnap action thriller film directed by Taylor Hackford. The title refers to a phrase commonly used to indicate proof that a kidnap victim is still alive. The ...more

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A Good Year Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Abbie Cornish A Good Year is a 2006 British romantic comedy-drama film, set in London and Provence. Directed by Ridley Scott, starring Russell Crowe, Marion Cotillard, Didier Bourdon, Abbie Cornish, Tom ...more

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The Quick and the Dead Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe The Quick and the Dead is a 1995 western film directed by Sam Raimi and starring Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe and Leonardo DiCaprio. The story focuses on "The Lady", a ...more

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Man of Steel Amy Adams, Russell Crowe, Kevin Costner Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film based on the DC Comics character Superman, co-produced by Legendary Pictures and Syncopy Films, and distributed by Warner Bros. It is the first installment ...more

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Les Misérables Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman Les Misérables is the motion-picture adaptation of the beloved global stage sensation seen by more than 60 million people in 42 countries and in 21 languages around the globe and still ...more

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Romper Stomper Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Wyllie Romper Stomper is a 1992 Australian drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Wright. The film stars Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie and Tony Lee. The film tells the story ...more

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Body of Lies Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Mark Strong Body of Lies is a 2008 American action-spy film directed by Ridley Scott. Set in the Middle East, it follows the attempts of the CIA and Jordanian Intelligence to catch "al-Saleem", a ...more

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The Nice Guys Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe

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Noah Emma Watson, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe Noah is a 2014 American biblically inspired epic directed by Darren Aronofsky, written by Aronofsky and Ari Handel, and inspired by the story of Noah's Ark from the Book of Genesis. The film ...more

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The Water Diviner Russell Crowe, Olga Kurylenko, Jai Courtney The Water Diviner is a historical fictional drama film directed by Russell Crowe. The screenplay, written by Andrew Anastasios and Andrew Knight, is based on the book of the same name, written ...more

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Broken City Catherine Zeta-Jones, Mark Wahlberg, Russell Crowe Broken City is a 2013 American crime thriller film directed by Allen Hughes and written by Brian Tucker. Mark Wahlberg stars as a police officer turned private investigator and Russell Crowe as ...more

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The Sum of Us Russell Crowe, Rebekah Elmaloglou, Jack Thompson The Sum of Us is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film version of the play The Sum of Us. Directed by Kevin Dowling and Geoff Burton, the film starred Russell Crowe and Jack Thompson. The screen ...more

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Virtuosity Kaley Cuoco, Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe Virtuosity is a 1995 science fiction action film directed by Brett Leonard, written by Eric Bernt, and produced by Gary Lucchesi. The film stars Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Kelly Lynch, ...more

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Proof Russell Crowe, Hugo Weaving, Jeffrey Walker Proof is a 1991 Australian drama film by Jocelyn Moorhouse starring Hugo Weaving, Geneviève Picot and Russell Crowe. It was chosen as "Best Film" at the 1991 Australian Film ...more

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Prisoners of the Sun Russell Crowe, George Takei, Gulshan Grover Prisoners of the Sun is a film directed by Roger Christian starring John Rhys-Davies, David Charvet, Carmen Chaplin, Emily Holmes, Nick Moran, Joss Ackland, Michael Higgs and Gulshan Grover.

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Breaking Up Salma Hayek, Russell Crowe, Carlo Corazon Breaking Up is a 1997 direct-to-video film starring Russell Crowe and Salma Hayek as a couple whose relationship leads to an out of the blue marriage.

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For the Moment Russell Crowe, Peter Outerbridge, Scott Kraft For the Moment is a 1993 film written and directed by Aaron Kim Johnston and starring Russell Crowe and Christianne Hirt. The plot revolves around airmen training in rural Manitoba, Canada, with ...more

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The Man with the Iron Fists Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe, Jamie Chung The Man with the Iron Fists is a 2012 American martial arts film directed by RZA and written by RZA and Eli Roth. The film stars RZA, Russell Crowe, Cung Le, Lucy Liu, Byron Mann, Rick Yune, ...more

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Hammers Over the Anvil Russell Crowe, Charlotte Rampling, Wayne Pygram Hammers Over the Anvil is a 1991 Australian drama film starring Russell Crowe and Charlotte Rampling, directed by Ann Turner. The screenplay by Peter Hepworth and Ann Turner is based on the ...more

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Heaven's Burning Russell Crowe, Colin Hay, Youki Kudoh Heaven's Burning is a 1997 Australian film directed by Craig Lahiff and written by Louis Nowra.

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Rough Magic Russell Crowe, Bridget Fonda, Jim Broadbent Rough Magic is a 1995 comedy film directed by Clare Peploe and starring Bridget Fonda, Russell Crowe and Jim Broadbent. It was based on a novel by James Hadley Chase called "Miss Shumway ...more

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The Crossing Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer The Crossing is a 1990 Australian drama film directed by George Ogilvie and starring Russell Crowe, Robert Mammone and Danielle Spencer, which was filmed in the towns of Junee and Condobolin in ...more

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The Silver Brumby Russell Crowe, Amiel Daemion, Caroline Goodall The Silver Brumby was an Australian movie based on the Silver Brumby books. The movie, which was produced in 1993, was directed by John Tatoulis and starred Russell Crowe and Caroline Goodall.

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Tenderness Russell Crowe, Laura Dern, Alexis Dziena Tenderness is a 2009 American crime film directed by John Polson, which stars Russell Crowe, Jon Foster, Sophie Traub, and Laura Dern. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Robert ...more

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Spotswood Russell Crowe, Anthony Hopkins, Toni Collette Spotswood is an Australian comedy drama film directed by Mark Joffe, made in 1990-1991, released in 1992 in some locations; also known as The Efficiency Expert in America. The film is a ...more

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Love in Limbo Russell Crowe, Aden Young, Martin Sacks Love in Limbo is a 1993 Australian comedy film directed by David Elfick. Visually the film was heavily influenced by The Girl Can't Help It. It was nominated for three awards by the Australian ...more

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Fathers and Daughters Russell Crowe, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Paul

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Winter's Tale Will Smith, Jennifer Connelly, Russell Crowe Winter's Tale is a 2013 fantasy film directed by Akiva Goldsman.

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Texas: 30 Odd Foot of Grunts Dave Kelly, Billy Dean Cochran, Garth Adam Texas: 30 Odd Foot of Grunts is a 2002 musical documentary (rockumentary) film directed by Circumstance, Russell Crowe, and Brendan Fletcher.

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Australia Revealed Australia is one of the youngest nations on earth, but it is also home to one of its oldest indigenous populations. The country is a captivating mix of desolation and riches, from the harsh life ...more

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No Way Back Russell Crowe, Kelly Hu, Helen Slater No Way Back is a 1995 American action thriller film directed by Frank Cappello and starring Russell Crowe and Helen Slater.

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The Mummy Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis The Mummy is a 2017 American action-adventure horror film directed by Alex Kurtzman. It is a reboot of The Mummy franchise and the first installment in the Universal Monsters shared universe. ...more