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

If you think the best Stephen Fry role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Stephen Fry 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 A Fish Called Wanda and House of Boys, in it.

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

Stephen Fry is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Tim Burton, Robert Altman and Peter Jackson. If you're a fan of Stephen Fry, then check out our lists of the best Rowan Atkinson and Simon Pegg movies as well.

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Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the title role. The screenplay by Julian Mitchell is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 biography of ...more

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Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Holm Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two athletes in the 1924 Olympics: Eric Liddell, a devout Scottish Christian who runs for the glory of ...more

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Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 heist-comedy film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was directed by Crichton and stars Cleese, Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, and Michael Palin. Kline ...more

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Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, John Lithgow The Life and Death of Peter Sellers is a 2004 British/American film about the life of English comedy actor Peter Sellers, based on Roger Lewis's book of the same name. It was directed by Stephen ...more

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Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more

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Kate Moss, Hugh Laurie, Colin Firth Blackadder: Back & Forth is a 1999 short comedy history film written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and directed by Paul Weiland.

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Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

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Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Sha... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Stephen Fry Movies
Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by Guy Ritchie and produced by Joel Silver, Lionel Wigram, Susan Downey and Dan Lin. It is a sequel to ...more

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Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, ...more

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The Hobbit: The Desolation of ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Stephen Fry Movies
Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly, Ian McKellen The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013 fantasy adventure film written by Fran Walsh, Philippa Boyens, Guillermo del Toro and one more and ...more

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Gemma Arterton, Russell Brand, Lena Headey St Trinian's is a 2007 British comedy film. It is the sixth in a long-running series of British films based on the works of cartoonist Ronald Searle. The first five films form a series, starting ...more

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Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry Peter's Friends is a 1992 British comedy film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin Bergman, and directed and produced by Kenneth Branagh. The film follows seven friends in an acting ...more

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Johnny Depp, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter Alice in Wonderland is a 2010 British-American live action and computer animated adventure fantasy film directed by Tim Burton and written by Linda Woolverton. Released by Walt Disney Pictures, ...more

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Stephen Fry, Udo Kier, Joanna Scanlan Coming-of-age story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984 through an exciting world of sex and music, when his deep new passion is suddenly turned into a struggle ...more

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John Travolta, Robert Duvall, Kathy Bates A Civil Action is a 1998 American drama film that was directed by Steven Zaillian, that stars John Travolta and Robert Duvall, and that is based on the book of the same name by Jonathan Harr. ...more

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Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson Blackadder's Christmas Carol is a one-off episode of Blackadder, a parody of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It is set between Blackadder the Third and Blackadder Goes Forth, and is narrated ...more

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The Hobbit trilogy is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Stephen Fry Movies
Evangeline Lilly, Lee Pace, Orlando Bloom The Hobbit is a film series consisting of three epic fantasy adventure films directed by Peter Jackson. They are based on the 1937 novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, with large portions of ...more

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Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, Naomie Harris A Cock and Bull Story is a 2005 British comedy film directed by Michael Winterbottom. It is a film-within-a-film, featuring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon playing themselves as egotistical actors ...more

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Elton John, Victoria Beckham, Hugh Laurie Spice World is a 1997 British-American musical comedy film directed by Bob Spiers and written by Kim Fuller and Jamie Curtis. The film stars pop girl group the Spice Girls who all play their ...more

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Stephen Fry, Franka Potente, Thomas Kretschmann Eichmann is a biographical film detailing the interrogation of Adolf Eichmann. Directed by Robert Young, the film stars Thomas Kretschmann as Eichmann and Troy Garity as Eichmann's Israeli ...more

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Stephen Fry, Rick Allen, Rob Brydon MirrorMask is a 2005 fantasy film designed and directed by Dave McKean and written by Neil Gaiman from a story they developed together, starring Stephanie Leonidas, Jason Barry, Rob Brydon, and ...more

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David Tennant, Dan Aykroyd, James McAvoy Bright Young Things is a 2003 British drama film written and directed by Stephen Fry. The screenplay, based on the 1930 novel Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, provides satirical social commentary ...more

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Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Silverstone Stormbreaker is a 2006 British Action spy film based on Anthony Horowitz's novel of the same name, the first novel in the Alex Rider series and stars Alex Pettyfer in the title role. The film ...more

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John Cleese, Stephen Fry, Vanessa Redgrave The Wind in the Willows is a 1987 American animated musical television film directed by Arthur Rankin, Jr. and Jules Bass. It is an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame. Set ...more

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Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Glenn Close Le Divorce is a 2003 Merchant Ivory Productions film directed by James Ivory from a screenplay by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala and Ivory, based on Diane Johnson's best-selling novel.

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Kate Beckinsale, Ian McKellen, Stephen Fry 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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Keira Knightley, Paul Giamatti, Stephen Fry Thunderpants is a 2002 British-German family film about a boy whose incredible capacity for flatulence gets him a job as an astronaut. The film was directed by Pete Hewitt, whose previous work ...more

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Stephen Fry, Jeroen KrabbĂ©, Maureen Lipman The Discovery of Heaven is a 1992 drama film written by Edwin de Vries and directed by Jeroen Krabbé.

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Colin Firth, Stephen Fry, Mariel Hemingway Fourplay is a romantic comedy film released in 2001.

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Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins, Stephen Fry I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau. The original music score was composed by Jerry Goldsmith. The film ...more

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Anthony Hopkins, Stephen Fry, Jim Broadbent The Good Father is a 1985 British film directed by Mike Newell and starring Anthony Hopkins, Jim Broadbent, Harriet Walter, Fanny Viner, Simon Callow, Joanne Whalley, and Michael Byrne. It is ...more

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Stephen Fry, Alex Pettyfer, Clive Standen Tom Brown's Schooldays is a 2005 television film adaptation of the Thomas Hughes novel of the same name. It was released on 1 January 2005 and released on DVD 9 days later.

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The Tichborne Claimant Stephen Fry, John Gielgud, Robert Hardy The Tichborne Claimant is a 1998 dramatic film directed by David Yates.

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J.K. Rowling: A Year in the Life Daniel Radcliffe, Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Fry

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Stalag Luft Stephen Fry, Hugh Bonneville, Sam Kelly

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Charlie Hunnam, Stephen Fry, Lulu Whatever Happened to Harold Smith? is a film written by Ben Steiner, directed by Peter Hewitt and released in 1999. The British movie was filmed in Sheffield. The film is a love story set in the ...more

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Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, Stephen Fry Relative Values is a 2000 British comedy film adaptation of the 1950s play of the same name by Noël Coward. It stars Julie Andrews, Colin Firth, William Baldwin, Edward Atterton, Stephen ...more

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Jam is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Stephen Fry Movies
Jam Stephen Fry, Paul Daniels, Phillip Schofield Jam is a 2009 short comedy drama film written by Lizzie Hopley and directed by Adrian Bliss, Benjamin Robbins, and Toby Stubbs.

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Summer Night, Winter Moon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Stephen Fry Movies
Summer Night, Winter Moon Roger Moore, Stephen Fry, Caterina Murino Summer Night, Winter Moon is a 2012 thriller film written by Franz von Habsburg and directed by Xavier Koller.

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Tales of the Riverbank Stephen Fry, Jim Broadbent, Steve Coogan Tales of the Riverbank is a 2008 computer animated film directed by John Henderson and written by John Henderson and Andrew Hislop.

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Pocoyo is a Spanish pre-school animated television series created by Guillermo García Carsí, Luis Gallego and David Cantolla, and is a co-production between Spanish producer Zinkia ...more

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Oliver Kalkofe, Christoph Maria Herbst, Bastian Pastewka Animals United is a 2010 German 3D computer-animated comedy-adventure film directed and produced by Reinhard Klooss and Holger Tappe. It was released on 7 October 2010 in Germany. The film stars ...more

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Michael Fassbender, Stephen Fry, David Suchet A Bear Named Winnie is a 2004 TV movie written by John Goldsmith and John Kent Harrison and directed by John Kent Harrison.

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Watership Down is a British-Canadian animated television series, adapted from the novel of the same name by Richard Adams. It was a co-production of Alltime Entertainment of the United Kingdom ...more

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Bunce Stephen Fry, Annette Badland, Daniel Roche Bunce is a 2010 short comedy film written by Stephen Fry and directed by Peter Cattaneo. "Stephen Fry takes a nostalgic and dryly amusing look back at his childhood passion for sweets ...more

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Tooth: Do You Believe in Fairies? Stephen Fry, Vinnie Jones, Jerry Hall

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Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins Stephen Fry, Catherine Davies, Andrew Griscti Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins is a 2011 Australian feature film inspired by the Kermode and Mayo film review programme. It is a parody of the Harry Potter films as well as ...more