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List of Ben Chaplin Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Remains of the Day (1993)
16
4
The Remains of the Day
PG
16
4

In pre-WWII Britain, James Stevens is a rigidly duty-bound head butler at Lord Darlington’s mansion. Hired as a housekeeper, efficient Miss Kenton tries to challenge his façade, but their developing feelings get buried under wall of Stevens’ strict decorum. As the self-sacrificing butler realizes his master’s pro-Nazi inclinations his unequivocal loyalty is shaken, which he admits to Kenton when they re-unite years later.

Role:
Charlie, Head Footman
Directed By:
James Ivory
2. The Thin Red Line (1998)
26
8
The Thin Red Line
TV-MA
26
8

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.

Role:
Pvt. Bell
Directed By:
3. Snowden (2016)
21
8
Snowden
R
21
8

Edward Snowden, an employee and sub-contractor of National Security Agency, becomes disillusioned after discovering that the government is amassing virtual data even from ordinary citizens. Feeling accountable and outraged, he quits and putting his safety at risk, exposes this highly classified information about NSA’s illegal mass surveillance to the press, which makes him one of the most wanted men in the world.

Role:
Robert Tibbo
Starring:
Directed By:
4. Little Boy (2015)
10
4
Little Boy
PG-13
10
4

Little Boy is a war drama film which tells the story of Pepper, a little boy, whose father James, an auto mechanic, is sent to fight the Japanese during the Second World War. He feels his father’s absence strongly, and waits for him to return home.

Role:
Ben Eagle
Starring:
Kevin James, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Emily Watson, Ted Levine, Tom Wilkinson, David Henrie
Directed By:
Alejandro Monteverde
5. The Dig (2021)
14
6
The Dig
PG-13
14
6

Based on 1939 excavation at Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge. Wealthy widow Edith Pretty appoints amateur archaeologist Basil Brown to explore big burial mounds on her Suffolk land. Brown soon deduces it to be a distinguished person’s burial site. Taken over by government as site of major historical importance, Brown gets sidelined. After Edith’s intervention, he proceeds to discover gold coin of late antiquity. 

Role:
Stuart Piggott
6. Stage Beauty (2004)
8
3
Stage Beauty
R
8
3

This drama film takes us to 17th century London, and it revolves around a stage actor named Ned, who plays female characters as women were prohibited at that time from acting. However, when the rules change, his dresser plays the role of Desdemona in a production of Othello. Her acting seems to impress everyone, and soon it seems that she might replace Ned for good.

Role:
George Villiers II - Duke of Buckingham
Starring:
Billy Crudup, Claire Danes, Derek Hutchinson, Mark Letheren, Tom Wilkinson
Directed By:
Richard Eyre
7. Cinderella (2015)
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10
Cinderella
PG
22
10

Born to wealthy parents, Ella's fortune turns after her parents die and she is reduced to a servant girl by her cruel stepmother and wicked stepsisters. Her luck begins to change again when she meets a dashing stranger in the woods and is invited to the royal ball, but her jealous stepmother locks her in the attic.

Role:
Ella's Father
Starring:
Directed By:
8. The New World (2005)
14
7
The New World
PG-13
14
7

Set up against a historical backdrop, the film focuses on the passionate native princess, Pocahontas. In love with John Smith, an ambitious English soldier taken prisoner by the natives, she helps him in many ways before being banished by her father. Although Smith reciprocates her love, his career is equally important to him. So, he leaves for England while Pocahontas is told that he has died. 

Role:
Robinson
Directed By:
9. Me and Orson Welles (2008)
7
4
Me and Orson Welles
PG-13
7
4

Me and Orson Welles is a drama film which tells the story of Richard Samuels, a young teen who is quite fond of theater. He gets the opportunity of a lifetime, when Orson Welles, a famed director, gives him a small role in his production of Julius Caesar.  

Role:
George Coulouris
Starring:
Zac Efron, Imogen Poots, Claire Danes, Christian McKay, Zoe Kazan, Megan Maczko
Directed By:
Richard Linklater
11. The Water Horse (2007)
9
5
The Water Horse
PG
9
5

During WWII, young Angus MacMorrow, living with his mother near Scotland’s Loch Ness, finds an unusual egg. When it hatches into Scottish mythological ‘Water Horse,’ Angus forms a close bond with it, naming it Crusoe. After releasing the fast growing Crusoe in loch, he matures into impressive Loch Ness Monster. But to save him from harm, Angus must send Crusoe to sea.

Role:
Lewis Mowbray
Starring:
Emily Watson, Eddie Campbell, Bruce Allpress, Geraldine Brophy
Directed By:
Jay Russell
12. Two Weeks (2006)
6
3
Two Weeks
R
6
3
Role:
Keith Bergman
Starring:
Sally Field, Tom Cavanagh, Julianne Nicholson, Lauren Aboulafia
Directed By:
Steve Stockman
13. The Truth About Cats & Dogs (1996)
8
5
The Truth About Cats & Dogs
PG-13
8
5

When a handsome man wants to see her, a radio show host asks her model friend to impersonate her and meet him for a blind date.

Role:
Brian
Starring:
David Cross, Bob Odenkirk, Uma Thurman, Jamie Foxx, Janeane Garofalo
Directed By:
Michael Lehmann
14. The Legend of Tarzan (2016)
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12
The Legend of Tarzan
PG-13
19
12

Tarzan, now known as John Clayton III, lives peacefully with wife Jane Porter in his ancestral mansion in London. He is invited by American envoy George Washington Williams to Congo to investigate possible enslavement of Congolese people by Belgian King Leopold II, while his old enemy, Chief Mbonga, blocks diamond mining until Tarzan is handed over to him.

Role:
Captain Moulle
Starring:
Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz, Samuel L. Jackson, Alexander Skarsgård, Rory J. Saper, Christian Stevens
Directed By:
David Yates
15. Dorian Gray (2009)
10
6
Dorian Gray
R
10
6

Based on Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray, the film is centered on a young man called Dorian Gray, who arrives in late Victorian London to inherit an estate. Quickly, he is swept into the social whirlpool and has his portrait painted by a society artist. When it is unveiled he pledges to remain as he is in that portrait even at the cost of his soul. 

Role:
Basil Hallward
Starring:
Colin Firth, Douglas Henshall, Ben Barnes, John Hollingworth, Cato Sandford, Pip Torrens
Directed By:
Oliver Parker
16. London Boulevard (2010)
9
6
London Boulevard
R
9
6

After being tired of his life of crime, an ex-convict Harry Mitchell, takes up a job as an actress’s bodyguard. However, an underground crime lord has different plans for him. 

Role:
Billy Norton
Starring:
Keira Knightley, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Colin Farrell, David Thewlis, Anna Friel
Directed By:
William Monahan
17. Murder by Numbers (2002)
10
6
Murder by Numbers
R
10
6

Two intelligent high school students commit a ‘perfect’ murder of a young woman and ditch the body in the woods. When two homicide detectives are assigned to the case, they get engaged in an intellectual battle against the boys. 

Role:
Sam Kennedy
Starring:
Sandra Bullock, Nick Offerman, Ryan Gosling, Michael Pitt, Agnes Bruckner
Directed By:
Barbet Schroeder
18. Chromophobia (2005)
5
3
Chromophobia
5
3
Role:
Trent
Starring:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Archie Panjabi, Ian Holm, Damian Lewis, Penelope Cruz, Rhys Ifans, Ralph Fiennes
Directed By:
Martha Fiennes
19. Birthday Girl (2001)
7
5
Birthday Girl
R
7
5

Shy and reticent bank clerk John Buckingham arranges to get online mail-order bride Nadia from Russia. Though Nadia’s inability to speak English creates communication difficulties, inhibited John is happy with sexually bold Nadia. But when her cousin Yuri and his friend Alexei arrive unexpectedly to celebrate her birthday, everything turns topsy-turvy. as John gets pulled into a vortex of deceit and crime. 

Role:
John
Starring:
Mark Gatiss, Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel, Mathieu Kassovitz, Kate Lynn Evans
Directed By:
Jez Butterworth
20. Lost Souls (2000)
4
4
Lost Souls
R
4
4

Lost Souls is a horror thriller film which revolves around a prediction by a priest, stating the devil is going to take human form. A group that has been investigating this matter, starts to believe that the man who will be possessed is going to be Peter, a writer studying serial killers.

Role:
Peter Kelson
Starring:
John Hurt, Winona Ryder, Philip Baker Hall, Sarah Wynter
Directed By:
Janusz Kaminski
21. Twixt (2011)
4
4
Twixt
R
4
4

Twixt is a mystery horror film which tells the story of a struggling horror writer who is visiting a small town. He soon gets involved a murder mystery involving a young girl, who is going to be responsible for his upcoming story.

Role:
Poe
Starring:
Elle Fanning, Val Edward Kilmer, Alden Ehrenreich, Tom Waits, Bruce Dern, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley
Directed By:
22. The Touch (2002)
3
4
The Touch
PG-13
3
4
Role:
Eric
Starring:
Dane Cook, Richard Roxburgh, Michelle Yeoh, Sihung Lung,
Directed By:
Peter Pau
23. The Wipers Times (2013)
7
3
The Wipers Times
7
3
Role:
Roberts
Starring:
Michael Palin, Emilia Fox, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Patrick FitzSymons
Directed By:
Andy De Emmony
24. Ways to Live Forever (2010)
7
3
Ways to Live Forever
PG-13
7
3
Role:
Daniel MacQueen
25. War Book (2014)
6
3
War Book
6
3
Role:
Gary
26. The Children Act (2017)
7
4
The Children Act
7
4
Role:
Kevin Henry
Starring:
Stanley Tucci, Emma Thompson, Nikki Amuka-Bird, Fionn Whitehead
Directed By:
Richard Eyre
27. Feast of July (1995)
5
3
Feast of July
R
5
3
Role:
Con Wainwright

TV Shows

Game-On (1995)
9
2
Game-On
9
2
Role:
Matthew
Mad Dogs
12
4
Mad Dogs
M
12
4
Role:
Joel
Starring:
Billy Zane, Sutton Foster, Steve Zahn, Michael Imperioli
The Nevers
20
7
The Nevers
TV-MA
20
7
Role:
Frank Mundi
Starring:
Olivia Williams
Dates
8
3
Dates
8
3
Role:
Stephen (3 episodes, 2013)
Starring:
Katie McGrath, Oona Chaplin, Sheridan Smith, Gemma Chan
Urban Myths
7
3
Urban Myths
7
3
Role:
Cary Grant (1 episode, 2017)
Starring:
Rupert Grint, Joseph Fiennes, Noel Fielding, Alex Pettyfer, Iwan Rheon, Frank Skinner, Jonas Armstrong
Directed By:
Ben Palmer
World Without End
11
5
World Without End
11
5
Role:
Sir Thomas Langley
Starring:
Charlotte Riley, Sarah Gadon, Cynthia Nixon, Miranda Richardson, Indira Varma, Tom Cullen, Rupert Evans
Directed By:
Michael Caton-Jones