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The Best Stephen Fry Movies

Updated June 11, 2019 561 votes 90 voters 9.1k views48 items

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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?"

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  • 1
    A Fish Called Wanda
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    A Fish Called Wanda

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Kevin Kline

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn Cleese, Charles Crichton

    A Fish Called Wanda is a 1988 film written by John Cleese and Charles Crichton. It was... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Gosford Park
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    8

    Gosford Park

    Helen Mirren, Clive Owen

    Released2002

    Directed byRobert Altman

    Gosford Park is a 2002 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    Peter's Friends
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    Peter's Friends

    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

    Released1992

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Peter's Friends is a 1992 British comedy film written by Rita Rudner and her husband Martin... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    St. Trinian's
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    St. Trinian's

    Gemma Arterton, Russell Brand

    Released2007

    Directed byOliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson

    St Trinian's is a 2007 British comedy film. It is the sixth in a long-running series of... more on Wikipedia
  • 5
    Wilde
    14
    2

    Wilde

    Jude Law, Orlando Bloom

    Released1997

    Directed byBrian Gilbert

    Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 6
    Chariots of Fire
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    2

    Chariots of Fire

    Stephen Fry, Kenneth Branagh

    Released1981

    Directed byHugh Hudson

    Chariots of Fire is a 1981 British historical drama film. It tells the fact-based story of two... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    House of Boys
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    2

    House of Boys

    Stephen Fry, Udo Kier

    Released2009

    Directed byJean-Claude Schlim

    Coming-of-age story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    A Civil Action
    14
    4

    A Civil Action

    John Travolta, Robert Duvall

    Released1998

    Directed bySteven Zaillian

    A Civil Action is a 1998 American drama film that was directed by Steven Zaillian, that stars... more on Wikipedia
  • 9
    V for Vendetta
    13
    4

    V for Vendetta

    Natalie Portman, John Hurt

    Released2006

    Directed byJames McTeigue

    V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    A Cock and Bull Story
    10
    2

    A Cock and Bull Story

    Gillian Anderson, Stephen Fry

    Released2005

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

    This film is a 2005 British comedy film directed by Michael Winterbottom. It is a... more on Wikipedia
  • 11
    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    12
    6

    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 12
    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
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    3

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

    Rachel McAdams, Robert Downey Jr.

    Released2011

    Directed byGuy Ritchie

    Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows is a 2011 British-American action mystery film directed by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Spice World
    8
    2

    Spice World

    Elton John, Victoria Beckham

    Released1997

    Directed byBob Spiers

    Spice World is a 1997 British-American musical comedy film directed by Bob Spiers and written... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
    9
    5

    The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

    Cate Blanchett, Evangeline Lilly

    Released2013

    Directed byPeter Jackson

    The Hobbit: There and Back Again retitled to The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug is a 2013... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    The Life and Death of Peter Sellers
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    The Life and Death of Peter Sellers

    Charlize Theron, Heidi Klum

    Released2004

    Directed byStephen Hopkins

    This film is a 2004 British/American film about the life of English comedy actor Peter... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 16
    MirrorMask
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    MirrorMask

    Stephen Fry, Rick Allen

    Released2005

    Directed byDave McKean

    MirrorMask is a 2005 fantasy film designed and directed by Dave McKean and written by Neil... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    Bright Young Things
    8
    4

    Bright Young Things

    David Tennant, Dan Aykroyd

    Released2003

    Directed byStephen Fry

    Bright Young Things is a 2003 British drama film written and directed by Stephen Fry. The... more on Wikipedia
  • 18
    Blackadder: Back & Forth
    14
    11

    Blackadder: Back & Forth

    Kate Moss, Hugh Laurie

    Released1999

    Directed byPaul Weiland

    Blackadder: Back & Forth is a 1999 short comedy history film written by Richard Curtis, Ben... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 19
    Blackadder's Christmas Carol
    7
    4

    Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Boden

    Blackadder's Christmas Carol is a one-off episode of Blackadder, a parody of Charles Dickens'... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 20
    Le Divorce
    10
    8

    Le Divorce

    Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts

    Released2003

    Directed byJames Ivory

    Le Divorce is a 2003 Merchant Ivory Productions film directed by James Ivory from a screenplay... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Thunderpants
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    4

    Thunderpants

    Keira Knightley, Paul Giamatti

    Released2002

    Directed byPeter Hewitt

    Thunderpants is a 2002 British-German family film about a boy whose incredible capacity for... more on Wikipedia
  • 22
    I.Q.
    10
    10

    I.Q.

    Meg Ryan, Tim Robbins

    Released1994

    Directed byFred Schepisi

    I.Q. is a 1994 American romantic comedy film directed by Fred Schepisi and starring Tim... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    The Good Father
    6
    6

    The Good Father

    Anthony Hopkins, Stephen Fry

    Released1985

    Directed byMike Newell

    The Good Father is a 1985 British film directed by Mike Newell and starring Anthony Hopkins,... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 24
    Eichmann
    7
    0

    Eichmann

    Stephen Fry, Franka Potente

    Released2007

    Directed byRobert Young

    Eichmann is a biographical film detailing the interrogation of Adolf Eichmann. Directed by... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 25
    Stormbreaker
    6
    2

    Stormbreaker

    Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor

    Released2006

    Directed byGeoffrey Sax

    Stormbreaker is a 2006 British Action spy film based on Anthony Horowitz's novel of the same... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button