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The Best Stephen Fry Movies  

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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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Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline, Stephen Fry
A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 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 won the ...more

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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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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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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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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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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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Sherlock Holmes: A Game ... is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum, John Lithgow
This film 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 Hopkins and starred ...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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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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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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Blackadder's Christmas Carol 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) 16 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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The Hobbit: The Desolati... is listed (or ranked) 17 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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Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry, Naomie Harris
This film 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 during the ...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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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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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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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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Matt Lucas, Mark Gatiss, Lee Ingleby
The Wind in the Willows is a 2006 British Canadian adventure film directed by Rachel Talalay, it is an adaptation of Kenneth Grahame's novel of the same name. Rat, Mole, and Badger take it upon ...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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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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