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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.

"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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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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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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Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Kim Basinger
L.A. Confidential is a 1997 neo-noir 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 group of ...more
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Meg Ryan, Russell Crowe, David Morse
Proof of Life is a 2000 American action thriller film directed by Taylor Hackford. The title refers to a phrase commonly used to indicate proof that a victim is still alive. The film's ...more
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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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Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Hugh Jackman
Les Misérables is a 2012 musical drama film directed by Tom Hooper, based on the 1862 French novel of the same name by Victor Hugo, which also inspired a 1980 concept album and 1985 ...more
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Leonardo DiCaprio, Sharon Stone, Russell Crowe
This film 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 gunfighter who ...more
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Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
Man of Steel is a 2013 superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics character. Clark Kent (Henry Cavill), one of the last of an extinguished race disguised as an unremarkable ...more
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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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Matt Bomer, Ryan Gosling, Russell Crowe
The Nice Guys is a 2016 American neo-noir action comedy film directed by Shane Black. Set in 1977 Los Angeles, the film focuses on a private eye and a tough enforcer who team up to investigate ...more
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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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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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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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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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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