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List of Adrien Brody Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Pianist (2002)
36
3
The Pianist
R
36
3

Adapted from the memoir of prominent Polish-Jewish pianist Władysław Szpilman, this film records how his world crumbles following Nazi invasion of Poland. His family is forced into the Warsaw Ghetto and later transported to Treblinka extermination camp, which he escapes with a friend's help, and drifts from one shelter to another for years until World War II ended.

As:
Cast
Role:
Wladyslaw Szpilman
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War, Biography, Music
Star Cast:
Emilia Fox, Maureen Lipman, Michal Zebrowski, Ed Stoppard
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
24
4
The Grand Budapest Hotel
R
24
4

When the famous concierge—M. Gustave—of a mountainside resort, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is accused of murdering a wealthy dowager, he and his friend Zero along with latter’s girlfriend, Agatha, set out to prove his innocence. In process, they have to safeguard a Renaissance painting and struggle to find a missing will.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dmitri
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Drama
3. Detachment (2011)
23
2
Detachment
23
2

The story is told through the eyes of substitute teacher Henry Barthes, who chronicles the life of teachers, students, and other people around him in a deeply flawed school. As he starts helping a troubled teen named Meredith he also comes to terms with tragedies in his own life and stops being detached from emotional bonds. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Henry Barthes
Director:
Tony Kaye
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Bryan Cranston, Lucy Liu, Blythe Danner, James Caan, Christina Hendricks, Marcia Gay Harden
4. The Thin Red Line (1998)
21
3
The Thin Red Line
TV-MA
21
3

Based on the eponymous novel by James Jones, The Thin Red Line is a war drama revolving around a group of soldiers fighting to capture Guadalcanal for the Allied Forces during World War II. Featuring a brilliant star cast of Sean Penn, John Travolta, George Clooney, Jim Caviezel, and more, this film focuses on American soldiers trying to capture Japanese bunkers.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War
7. King Kong (2005)
19
2
King Kong
PG-13
19
2

Following the story of an ambitious filmmaker who travels to the mysterious Skull Island with his crew to capture a giant gorilla, the film King Kong was made on a then-record-breaking budget of $207 million in 2005. A major critical and commercial success, the film appeared on several top ten lists for the year. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Driscoll
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Black, Naomi Watts, Kyle Chandler, Andy Serkis, Peter Jackson, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks
8. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
18
3
The Darjeeling Limited
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18
3

Three estranged brothers, Francis, Peter and Jack, who have not talked since their father's death over a year ago, reunite for a train trip across India to bond and cope with their personal problems. Francis, the organizer, reveals midway through the journey that their real goal is to meet with their mother, a nun in a Himalayan convent.

As:
Cast
Role:
Peter
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Comedy
9. Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion (2016)
11
3
Come Together: A Fashion Picture in Motion
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ralph
Director:
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Garth Jennings, Yasmin Kaur Barn, Leo Hatton
10. The Jacket (2005)
19
4
The Jacket
R
19
4

Jack Starks, a Gulf War veteran suffering from amnesia, returns to Vermont, where he is blamed for a policeman’s death. Sent to a mental asylum, he is subjected to experimental treatment by Dr. Becker, who puts him in a straitjacket-like device and locks in a morgue drawer. Starks experiences visions of his future, and approaching death. So, what’s in store for him?

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Starks
Director:
John Maybury
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
12. The French Dispatch (2021)
12
2
The French Dispatch
A
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Julian Cadazio
Genres:
Comedy,Drama,Romance
13. Cadillac Records (2008)
15
2
Cadillac Records
R
15
2

Cadillac Records is a biographical drama film which revolves around the journey and life of American record company executive Leonard Chess. The film takes us to 1947 in Chicago, when Leonard, who had emigrated from Poland, hires Muddy Waters, a guitarist, and Little Walter, a harmonica player. They soon open a new record label named Chess Records, which several African-Americans become a part of.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Darnell Martin
Genres:
Drama, Music, Biography
Star Cast:
Cedric the Entertainer, Norman Reedus, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Tammy Blanchard, Eric Bogosian
14. Harrison's Flowers (2000)
12
2
Harrison's Flowers
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kyle Morris
Director:
Élie Chouraqui
Genres:
Drama, War, Romance
Star Cast:
Brendan Gleeson, Andie MacDowell, Gerard Butler, Elias Koteas, David Strathairn
15. Bread and Roses (2000)
12
2
Bread and Roses
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam Shapiro
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
George Lopez, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack McGee, Pilar Padilla, Monica Rivas
17. The Brothers Bloom (2008)
12
1
The Brothers Bloom
PG-13
12
1

The Brothers Bloom is a comedy-drama film, which tells the story of Stephen and Bloom, who are successful con men. However, Bloom wants to leave this business, but Stephen convinces him to pull off one final job, which involves an eccentric heiress. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bloom
Director:
Rian Johnson
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy, Adventure
19. Yi jiu si er (2012)
9
2
Yi jiu si er
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Xiaogang Feng
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Wei Fan, Guoli Zhang, Hanyu Zhang, Yuanzheng Feng
20. The Village (2004)
17
2
The Village
PG-13
17
2

Covington in the 19th-century rural Pennsylvania has a small population that lives peacefully within the boundaries of the village. Beyond the boundaries, there are fearful creatures inhabiting the wood that do not forgive any intrusion. When a determined man, Lucius Hunt decides to step out into the woods, the creatures are upset. But then, someone else must also step out into the woods.

As:
Cast
Role:
Noah Percy
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery, Drama
21. Predators (2010)
15
1
Predators
R
15
1

A group of lethal killers find themselves waking up in an alien planet where they are being hunted by a group of Super Predators nicknamed Tracker, Berserker, and Falconer. They also encounter Noland, who has survived on the planet for ten seasons. The group must survive the predators and find a way to escape the planet. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Royce
Director:
Nimród Antal
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Danny Trejo, Laurence Fishburne, Mahershala Ali, Topher Grace, Alice Braga, Walton Goggins, Oleg Taktarov
22. Hollywoodland (2006)
13
1
Hollywoodland
R
13
1

Hollywoodland is a crime drama mystery film, which tells a fictionalized version of the story of George Reeves’ death. After Reeves passes away mysteriously, a private detective is hired to investigate. He gets caught in a web of lies involving the wife of a big studio executive. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Louis Simo
Director:
Allen Coulter
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Biography, Romance, History, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
23. Summer of Sam (1999)
12
3
Summer of Sam
R
12
3

During the summer of 1977, New York City is terrorized by a serial killer who is known as Son of Sam. When a philandering man named Vinny almost becomes a victim, he teams up with numerous people, including his wife and his friend, to figure out who the killer is, before it is too late. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Richie
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Thriller, Drama
24. Bullet (1996)
11
1
Bullet
R
11
1

Bullet is a crime drama action film which tells the story of Butch Stein aka Bullet, who is released from prison on parole after spending eight years.  He finds himself back on the streets of Brooklyn, and soon he returns to his old life. Things get ugly when he assaults a drug dealer, along with two of his customers, after which one of the dealer's toughest men are sent after Butch.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Ruby Stein
Director:
Julien Temple
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Action
25. The Experiment (2010)
13
3
The Experiment
R
13
3

This drama thriller film revolves around 26 subjects who are chosen to partake in experiment, where one group has to play the role of prison guards while the others play inmates. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Travis
Director:
Paul Scheuring
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Travis Fimmel, Maggie Grace, Forest Whitaker, Cam Gigandet, Clifton Collins Jr., Ethan Cohn
26. Love the Hard Way (2001)
11
1
Love the Hard Way
R
11
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Grace
Director:
Peter Sehr
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Pam Grier, August Diehl, Jon Seda, Charlotte Ayanna
27. Six Ways to Sunday (1997)
9
2
Six Ways to Sunday
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Arnie Finklestein
Director:
Adam Bernstein
Genres:
Crime, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Debbie Harry, Isaac Hayes, Norman Reedus, Clark Gregg, Paul D'Amato
28. New York Stories (1989)
9
2
New York Stories
PG
9
2

New York Stories is an anthology drama film which tells us three different stories, all of them taking place in New York. The first one tells the story of Lionel, a middle-aged artist, who is infatuated with his assistant. The second story revolves around a 12 year old girl who lives in a luxurious hotel. The third one deals with a New York lawyer dealing with his possessive mother.     

As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
29. Third Person (2013)
9
3
Third Person
R
9
3

Third Person is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a well-known novelist who struggles to write an analysis of love in one of three stories, set in three different cities, i.e. Rome, Paris and New York.

As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
Drama, Romance
30. Manhattan Nocturne (2016)
13
3
Manhattan Nocturne
R
13
3

Tabloid writer Porter Wren is hired by a beautiful widow to investigate her husband's mysterious death. While Porter digs deep into the filmmaker's death mystery, he gets drawn into a very unpleasant case of blackmailing and sexual obsession - one that threatens his marriage, his job and his life.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Porter Wren
Director:
Brian DeCubellis
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Jennifer Beals, Linda Lavin, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott, Raul Aranas
31. Oxygen (1999)
13
1
Oxygen
R
13
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry
Director:
Richard Shepard
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Maura Tierney, James Naughton, Laila Robins, Terry Kinney
33. Tian jiang xiong shi (2015)
9
1
Tian jiang xiong shi
R
9
1

This action adventure drama film tells the story of a merciless and corrupt Roman leader Tiberius, who arrives with a giant army to conquer the Silk Road. However, Huo An, the captain of the Silk Road Protection Squad stands in his way, and he is also aided by some of the defected Roman troops.

As:
Cast
Role:
Tiberius
Director:
Daniel Lee
Genres:
History, Drama, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Jackie Chan, John Cusack, Si Won Choi, Peng Lin
35. Septembers of Shiraz (2015)
10
1
Septembers of Shiraz
PG-13
10
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Isaac
Director:
Wayne Blair
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Salma Hayek, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Anthony Azizi, Gabriella Wright
36. Backtrack (2015)
11
2
Backtrack
R
11
2

Backtrack is a mystery horror thriller film which tells the story of a psychotherapist named Peter Bower, who has been suffering from nightmares and eerie visions since the death of his daughter, for which he blames himself. He tries his best to help his clients, but soon it seems that his clients are merely hallucinations and all of them died years ago.

As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Bower
Director:
Michael Petroni
Genres:
Thriller, Horror, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Neill, Bruce Spence, Jenni Baird, Greg Poppleton, Barbara Gouskos
37. Splice (2009)
13
4
Splice
R
13
4

Genetic engineer couple, Clive and Elsa, create a female human-animal hybrid. Very soon, Elsa forms a motherly bond with the amazingly intelligent creature and calls her Dren. Since they were told not to carry on the experiment by their financer. they now decide to hide her in an isolated farm. But as Dren grows into adolescence it becomes a nightmare. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Clive Nicoli
Director:
Vincenzo Natali
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Sarah Polley, Delphine Chanéac, Brandon McGibbon, Simona Maicanescu
38. High School (2010)
9
2
High School
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Psycho Ed
Director:
John Stalberg Jr
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Colin Hanks, Adhir Kalyan, Matt Bush, Sean Marquette
39. The Last Time I Committed Suicide (1997)
9
4
The Last Time I Committed Suicide
R
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben
Director:
Stephen Kay
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Keanu Reeves, Amy Smart, Thomas Jane, Claire Forlani, John Doe
40. The Singing Detective (2003)
10
1
The Singing Detective
R
10
1

The Singing Detective is a crime comedy mystery film which tells the story of a crime novelist who is lying in a hospital bed, due to his skin condition. However, he soon starts hallucinating that he is part of a murder plot.

As:
Cast
Director:
Keith Gordon
Genres:
Musical, Crime, Comedy, Mystery
41. Manolete (2008)
10
3
Manolete
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Manuel Rodríguez Sánchez "Manolete"
Director:
Menno Meyjes
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Penelope Cruz, Penélope Cruz, Santiago Segura, Ann Mitchell, Juan Echanove
42. Wrecked (2010)
10
2
Wrecked
R
10
2

A man wakes up and finds out that he is trapped in a car and is also badly injured. He tries to recall the events that led to this, and also tries to survive and get out of the situation. However, things start to get worse after he starts experiencing hallucinations.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Man
Director:
Michael Greenspan
Genres:
Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Caroline Dhavernas, Ryan Robbins, Adrian G. Griffiths, Adrian Holmes
43. Bullet Head (2017)
8
1
Bullet Head
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Solet
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, John Malkovich, Rory Culkin, Ori Pfeffer
44. American Heist (2014)
10
2
American Heist
R
10
2

James owes his life to his brother Frankie, as the latter took the blame for a crime which they had committed together. While Frankie spent ten years in jail, Jamie managed to get a job and a girlfriend, and turn his life around. After Frankie is released from prison, he drags his brother back into the world of crime.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frankie Kelly
Director:
Sarik Andreasyan
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Hayden Christensen, Rachel Sarah Bilson, Jordana Brewster, Tory Kittles, Akon
46. Solo (1996)
6
1
Solo
PG-13
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Norberto Barba
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Mario Van Peebles, William Sadler, Barry Corbin, Jaime Gomez
47. The Bombing (2018)
7
1
The Bombing
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve
Director:
Xiao Feng
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, War, Action
Star Cast:
Rumer Willis, Bruce Willis, Bingbing Fan, Simon Yam
49. Boredom (2015)
11
4
Boredom
11
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny
Director:
Stephan Tempier
Genres:
Comedy, Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Richard Riehle, Jill Jacobson, Bob Rumnock
50. The Library Book (2015)
10
3
The Library Book
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Desmond
Director:
Travis Calvert
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Bjørn Alexander, Nina Rausch, Cheryl Texiera
51. Stone Barn Castle (2015)
9
2
Stone Barn Castle
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
Adrien Brody, Kevin Ford
Genres:
Documentary
52. The Boy Who Cried Bitch (1991)
9
1
The Boy Who Cried Bitch
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Juan José Campanella
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Jesse Bradford, Moira Kelly, J.D. Daniels, Karen Young
53. The Mascot (2015)
9
1
The Mascot
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Adam
Director:
Mark Middlewick
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Badalucco, John F. Beach, Kendall Foote
54. Restaurant (1998)
9
1
Restaurant
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Calloway
Director:
Eric Bross
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Simon Baker, Lauryn Hill, Elise Neal, Catherine Kellner, David Moscow
55. Nothing to Lose (1995)
9
1
Nothing to Lose
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Ray Diglovanni
Director:
Eric Bross
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Lisa Roberts Gillan, Michael Gallagher, Sybil Darrow, Tony Gillan
56. The Undertaker's Wedding (1997)
9
1
The Undertaker's Wedding
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Mario Bellini
Director:
John Bradshaw
Genres:
Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Kari Wuhrer, Jeff Wincott, Holly Gagnier, Nicholas Pasco
57. The Tehuacan Project (2007)
5
1
The Tehuacan Project
5
1
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Himself - Narrator
Director:
Andrew Lauer
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Esai Morales, Jesus Garcia, Emmanuel Bermendez, Isabel Bermendez

TV Movie(s)

1. Bullet Hearts (1996)
8
2
Bullet Hearts
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chuckie Bragg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Heather Graham, Roddy McDowall, Rob Estes, Leon
2. Home at Last (1988)
7
1
Home at Last
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Billy
Director:
David Devries
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
William Duff-Griffin, Joel Savani, Tom Wees, Rod McCullough

Animation(s)

Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009)
Fantastic Mr. Fox
PG
Plot:

Based on the eponymous children's book by Roald Dahl, Fantastic Mr. Fox is an animated comedy film that revolves around a thieving fox who gets into trouble for stealing from three notoriously dangerous farmers. Directed by Wes Anderson, the film showcases how a fox manages to save himself, his family and other animals from being exterminated by mean farmers.

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Wes Anderson
Genres:
Crime, Adventure, Comedy, Animation, Family

TV Shows and Videos

King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (2005)
King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
T
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Jack Driscoll
Director:
Michel Ancel
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Andy Serkis, Jack Black, Naomi Watts, Thomas Kretschmann, Colin Hanks, Jamie Bell
Houdini (2014)
Houdini
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Houdini
Director:
Uli Edel
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Kristen Connolly, Tim Pigott-Smith, Evan Jones, Tom Benedict Knight
Annie McGuire (1988)
Annie McGuire
As:
Cast
Director:
David Steinberg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, John Randolph, Eileen Heckart, Denis Arndt

Adrien Brody Awards

Academy Awards
The Pianist Best Actor in a Leading Role 2003