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List of Ben Mendelsohn Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
101
19
The Dark Knight Rises
PG-13
101
19

Christopher Nolan concludes his The Dark Knight trilogy featuring DC superhero Batman by bringing him back from self-imposed exile to tackle the merciless mercenary Bane, who plans to take over Gotham city by controlling its dark underworld, with the help of the mysterious cat burglar Selina Kyle and his trusted butler Alfred.

Directed By:
2. Rogue One (2016)
40
11
Rogue One
PG-13
40
11

Jyn Erso, an outcast whose scientist father Galen was forced by the Galactic Empire to complete the moon-sized battle-station Death Star, is rescued by the rebels after they learn that Galen secretly built a vulnerability into the super-weapon. She must accompany rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor in rescuing Galen and retrieving the blueprint of the Death Star.

Directed By:
Gareth Edwards
3. Ready Player One (2018)
28
10
Ready Player One
PG-13
28
10

This Steven Spielberg’s science-fiction and action-adventure film, set in 2045, revolves around a contest devised to find an heir by the eccentric genius James Halliday, the creator of virtual reality universe, OASIS. When young Wade Watts takes up the challenge to hunt that digital Easter Egg, he finds himself facing terrifying dangers and enigmatic discoveries in an incredible universe.

Role:
Sorrento
Starring:
Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Olivia Cooke, Perdita Weeks
Directed By:
4. Darkest Hour (2017)
18
6
Darkest Hour
18
6

As the Second World War gets underway, Winston Churchill assumes the position of the Prime Minister of the Great Britain. The newly appointed Prime Minister faces a tough task. He has to decide between two choices – whether to accept a peace treaty dictated by German’s Adolf Hitler or enter the war and fight against the Nazis for Britain’s liberty and freedom.

Role:
King George VI
Directed By:
5. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
8
3
The Year My Voice Broke
PG-13
8
3
Role:
Trevor Leishman
Starring:
Noah Taylor, Bruce Spence, Loene Carmen, Graeme Blundell
Directed By:
John Duigan
6. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
20
7
The Place Beyond the Pines
R
20
7

Luke Glanton, a motorcycle-riding stuntman starts robbing banks to take care of his former lover Romina who has given birth to their son Jason. Unfortunately, he is killed by police officer Avery Cross in a failed robbery. Years later Avery’s son and Jason end up on a collision path when Jason discovers their shared legacy.  

Directed By:
Derek Cianfrance
7. Animal Kingdom (2010)
10
4
Animal Kingdom
R
10
4

After his mother dies of overdose, seventeen years old Joshua J Cody moves in with his estranged grandmother, a loving matriarch of a Melbourne crime family and is quickly indoctrinated into their line of trade. But very soon, he is spotted by an honest cop, who realizes his condition and offers him an opportunity to go straight. 

Starring:
Directed By:
David Michôd
8. Starred Up (2013)
10
4
Starred Up
10
4

Because of his violent nature, a 19 year boy is moved from a juvenile facility to an adult prison. There he runs into his father, who is serving his life sentence. The story, which focuses on their up and down relationship, is based on the experience of a therapist working at a well-known prison and throws glimpse into the prison life.  

Starring:
Rupert Friend, Jack O'Connell, Gilly Gilchrist, Frederick Schmidt
Directed By:
David Mackenzie
11. Slow West (2015)
9
4
Slow West
R
9
4

The story follows Jay, a young Scotsman, in search for his lost love, who has left home with her father after he had accidentally killed Jay’s uncle. While searching for her, Jay hires an Irish bounty hunter called Silas for self protection. But when Silas discovers that the father and daughter carry a $2000 bounty, he changes his plan. 

Starring:
Michael Fassbender, Jeffrey Thomas, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Hayden Frost
Directed By:
John Maclean
12. Quigley Down Under (1990)
8
3
Quigley Down Under
PG-13
8
3

Matthew Quigley is an American rifleman who travels to Australia after he finds an ad calling for a sharpshooter. However, he is shocked when he finds out that his task involves killing Aborigines. This leads to a fight between him and his employer.

Starring:
Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman, Laura San Giacomo, Chris Haywood, Ron Haddrick
Directed By:
Simon Wincer
13. The New World (2005)
10
5
The New World
PG-13
10
5

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. 

Starring:
Colin Farrell, Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Plummer, Q'orianka Kilcher, Ben Chaplin, Noah Taylor, Christian Bale
Directed By:
14. Australia (2008)
11
6
Australia
PG-13
11
6

Coming to Australia weeks before WWII, English woman Sarah Ashley finds her husband murdered and learns from half-Aboriginal child Nullah how administrator Neil Fletcher steals cattle from her farm. She travels for miles through dangerous desert with few loyal employees and an independent cattle drover to sell 1,500 cattle to army in Darwin competing with a cattle baron.

Starring:
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Essie Davis, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo, Ray Barrett
Directed By:
Baz Luhrmann
15. Beautiful Kate (2009)
7
3
Beautiful Kate
R
7
3
Role:
Ned / Writer
Starring:
Bryan Brown, Rachel Griffiths, Maeve Dermody, Sophie Lowe
Directed By:
Rachel Ward
16. Cosi (1996)
6
3
Cosi
R
6
3
Role:
Lewis
Starring:
Toni Collette, Barry Otto, Aden Young, Rachel Griffiths
Directed By:
Mark Joffe
17. Killer Elite (2011)
11
6
Killer Elite
R
11
6

Retired mercenary Danny Bryce is forced to complete a failed mission of his mentor, Hunter, after the latter is taken captive by his employer, an ailing sheikh. Along with his former associates, he must take out three former SAS troopers, who killed three eldest sons of the sheikh, while recording their confessions and making their deaths look like accident.

Starring:
Jason Statham, Clive Owen, Robert De Niro, Dominic Purcell, Yvonne Strahovski, Aden Young
Directed By:
Gary McKendry
18. Black Sea (2014)
7
4
Black Sea
R
7
4

Captain Robinson, a veteran salvager, assembles a team of English and Russian men in his mission to find a Nazi U-boat filled with treasure, that was sunk in the Black Sea.

Starring:
Jude Law, Llewella Gideon, Jodie Whittaker, Karl Davies
Directed By:
Kevin Macdonald
19. Mississippi Grind (2015)
7
4
Mississippi Grind
R
7
4

Gerry is a struggling gambler as well as a real estate agent, who meets Curtis, a young gambler at a casino in Iowa. Curtis buys the former a drink, and Gerry returns the favor, which leads to a night of heavy drinking. Convinced that Curtis is his good-luck charm, Gerry decides to go a road trip with him for a high-stakes poker game in New Orleans.

Role:
Gerry
Starring:
Ryan Reynolds, Analeigh Tipton, Sienna Rose Miller, Yvonne Landry, Anthony Howard, Jayson Warner Smith
Directed By:
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
20. Cyrano (2021)
10
6
Cyrano
PG-13
10
6

Roxanne is a beautiful but penniless orphan whom Duke De Guiche is in love with. However, Roxanne finds herself attracted to Christian de Neuvillete, a newly recruited soldier. She asks her childhood friend Cyrano to help her set up a meeting with him.

Role:
De Guiche
Starring:
Peter Dinklage
21. Knowing (2009)
17
9
Knowing
PG-13
17
9

In 1959, guided by mysterious voices, elementary school student Lucinda writes down the dates and death tolls of major catastrophes that would take place over the next fifty years. In 2009, 9-year-old Caleb finds her predictions and tries to prevent an upcoming catastrophe.  

Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Liam Hemsworth, Rose Byrne, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson, D.G. Maloney
Directed By:
Alex Proyas
22. Killing Them Softly (2012)
11
7
Killing Them Softly
R
11
7

Three petty thieves, during the American financial crisis, rob a mob protected card game. This hits the underworld economy badly. The Mob members hire hitman, Jackie Cogan, to find the culprits and punish them. Jackie enlists Mickey to help him, but Mickey is more interested in other things. Now Jackie, who likes his targets to be killed softly, has to carry out the job alone.

Role:
Russell
Starring:
James Gandolfini, Brad Pitt, Sam Shepard, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins
Directed By:
Andrew Dominik
23. Adoration (2013)
7
4
Adoration
R
7
4

Close friends Lil and Roz, who grow up together as neighbors in a quiet beach town, continue their lifelong friendship as adults. Their teenage sons, too, form a close bond of friendship. When Roz’s husband moves away for job, the four are left by themselves. With passions running high, Lil and Roz get embroiled in an intimate relationship with each other’s son. 

Role:
Harold
Starring:
Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville
Directed By:
Anne Fontaine
24. Una (2016)
6
4
Una
6
4

A young woman named Una arrives at the workplace of a much older man named Ray to confront him about the three-month sexual relationship that had occurred when she was just thirteen. Instead of empathizing with her, Ray fears that she might cause problems in his life or even try to kill him. However it soon seems that both of them are still attracted to one another.

Role:
Ray
Starring:
Indira Varma, Rooney Mara, Tara Fitzgerald, Ruby Stokes
Directed By:
Benedict Andrews
25. The Land of Steady Habits (2018)
6
4
The Land of Steady Habits
TV-MA
6
4
Role:
Anders Harris
Starring:
Edie Falco, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Marvel, Charlie Tahan
Directed By:
Nicole Holofcener
26. Spotswood (1992)
5
3
Spotswood
PG
5
3
Role:
Carey
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Russell Crowe, Toni Collette, Alwyn Kurts, Bruno Lawrence, John Walton
Directed By:
Mark Joffe
27. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
11
8
Exodus: Gods and Kings
PG-13
11
8

Ramesses is the real son of the Pharaoh of Egypt, Seti while Moses is his adopted son. When Seti dies, Ramesses becomes the new Pharaoh and learn of Moses Hebrew origin. Moses is banished but, on God’s will soon becomes the leader of Jews and takes up a difficult task of leading six-hundred-thousand of them across the Red Sea.

Role:
Viceroy Hegep
Starring:
Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Aaron Paul, Hiam Abbass, Christian Bale, Indira Varma, Joel Edgerton
Directed By:
28. Vertical Limit (2000)
7
5
Vertical Limit
PG-13
7
5

Renowned mountaineer Annie Garrett has been hired by a wealthy businessman to lead an expedition to K2. Her brother, who has quit climbing blaming himself for the death of their father, reunites with her at K2 base camp and organizes a rescue squad when the team is trapped in a crevasse. But there is more to the story than just climbing.  

Starring:
Bill Paxton, Izabella Scorupco, Temuera Morrison, Stuart Wilson, Chris O'Donnell
Directed By:
29. Sirens (1993)
5
4
Sirens
R
5
4

Tony is an Anglican priest who has arrived newly in Australia, from the UK. He is asked to visit an eccentric artist named Norman Lindsay, as the church is concerned about Lindsay's blasphemous painting. Along with Estella, his wife, Tony visits his compound in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. However, Tony and Estella are disturbed by the frank conversations about human sexuality as well as amount of the nudity they encounter.

Starring:
Portia de Rossi, Elle Macpherson, Sam Neill, Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald
Directed By:
John Duigan
30. Lost River (2014)
5
4
Lost River
R
5
4

Lost River is a fantasy thriller mystery film which takes us to a ghostly and deserted city, where Billy, a mother of two single boys, try to raise her sons. Meanwhile, she is dealing with her own financial problems, as she is without a job in the middle of a severe economic crisis.

Role:
Dave
Starring:
Eva Mendes, Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith
Directed By:
31. Trespass (2011)
5
5
Trespass
R
5
5

The Millers, diamond dealer Kyle, his architect wife Sarah, and teenage daughter Avery, are an affluent family. One night four hooded criminals invade their mansion and take them hostage for their cash and diamonds. Kyle, the only one who knows the safe’s combination, tries to negotiate, as he is aware that their lives will be in danger once the thieves get the combination.

Role:
Elias
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Liana Liberato, Cam Gigandet
Directed By:
32. Robin Hood (2018)
6
6
Robin Hood
PG-13
6
6

Robin Hood is an action adventure film which tells the story of an aristocrat Robin of Loxley, who comes to know that his family’s estate has been seized by the evil Sheriff of Nottingham. He soon teams up with a band of oppressed rebels and leads them to a daring plan to rob the Sheriff and teach him a lesson.  

Role:
Sheriff of Nottingham
Starring:
Jamie Dornan, Taron Egerton, Jamie Foxx, Tim Minchin
Directed By:
Otto Bathurst
33. Guns for Hire (2015)
4
4
Guns for Hire
R
4
4
Role:
Kyle Sullivan
Starring:
Sarah Shahi, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tony Shalhoub, Ever Carradine
Directed By:
Donna Robinson
34. Needle (2010)
3
4
Needle
R
3
4
Role:
Detective Meares
Starring:
Travis Fimmel, John Jarratt, Jane Badler, Michael Dorman
Directed By:
John V. Soto
35. Say a Little Prayer (1993)
7
3
Say a Little Prayer
7
3
Starring:
Rebecca Smart, Mickey Camilleri, Sudi de Winter, Fiona Ruttelle
Directed By:
Richard Lowenstein
36. The Big Steal (1990)
7
3
The Big Steal
7
3
Role:
Danny Clark
Starring:
Angelo D'Angelo, Marshall Napier, Claudia Karvan, Damon Herriman
Directed By:
Nadia Tass
37. Nirvana Street Murder (1990)
7
3
Nirvana Street Murder
7
3
Role:
Luke
Starring:
Sheila Florance, Mark Little, Mary Coustas, Tamara Saulwick
Directed By:
Aleksi Vellis
38. Amy (1997)
6
3
Amy
PG-13
6
3
Role:
Robert Buchanan
Starring:
Sullivan Stapleton, Kerry Armstrong, Rachel Griffiths, Alana De Roma
Directed By:
Nadia Tass
39. Secret Men's Business (1999)
6
3
Secret Men's Business
6
3
Role:
Doug Petersen
Starring:
Simon Baker, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Sims, Marcus Graham
Directed By:
Ken Cameron
40. Black and White (2002)
6
3
Black and White
6
3
Starring:
Charles Dance, Robert Carlyle, Kerry Fox, David Ngoombujarra
Directed By:
Craig Lahiff
41. Return Home (1990)
6
4
Return Home
6
4
Role:
Gary
Starring:
Frankie J. Holden, Dennis Coard, Mickey Camilleri, Rachel Rains
Directed By:
Ray Argall
42. Idiot Box (1996)
6
3
Idiot Box
6
3
Role:
Kev
Starring:
Graeme Blundell, John Polson, Jeremy Sims, Deborah Kennedy
Directed By:
David Caesar
43. Second Chance (2005)
5
3
Second Chance
5
3
Role:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Starring:
Tara Morice, Jodie Dry, Vince Poletto, Alyssa McClelland
Directed By:
Peter Andrikidis
44. Metal Skin (1994)
5
3
Metal Skin
5
3
Role:
Dazey
Starring:
Nadine Garner, Chantal Contouri, Aden Young, Tara Morice
Directed By:
Geoffrey Wright
45. Mullet (2001)
5
3
Mullet
5
3
Role:
Eddie 'Mullet' Maloney
Starring:
Bryan Brown, Tony Barry, Andrew S. Gilbert, Nash Edgerton
Directed By:
David Caesar
46. Lover Boy (1989)
5
3
Lover Boy
5
3
Role:
Gazza
Starring:
Noah Taylor, Gillian Jones, Daniel Pollock, Alice Garner
Directed By:
Geoffrey Wright
47. True Love and Chaos (1997)
4
4
True Love and Chaos
4
4
Role:
Jerry
Starring:
Hugo Weaving, Noah Taylor, Miranda Otto, Naveen Andrews
Directed By:
Stavros Kazantzidis
48. Prime Mover (2009)
4
4
Prime Mover
TV-14
4
4
Role:
Johnnie
Starring:
Anthony Hayes, Emily Barclay, William McInnes, Michael Dorman
Directed By:
David Caesar
49. The Still Point (1986)
4
4
The Still Point
4
4
Starring:
Nadine Garner, Lyn Semmler, Robin Cuming, Steve Bastoni
Directed By:
Barbara Boyd-Anderson
50. Untogether (2018)
4
4
Untogether
4
4
Role:
Martin
Starring:
Billy Crystal, Jennifer Grey, Jamie Dornan, Alice Eve
Directed By:
Emma Forrest
51. Sample People (2000)
3
3
Sample People
3
3
Role:
John
Starring:
Joel Edgerton, Kylie Minogue, David Field, Simon Lyndon
Directed By:
Clinton Smith

Animation Movies

The Wonderful World of Disney
7
3
The Wonderful World of Disney
7
3
Starring:
Christopher Lloyd, Jason Alexander, Lucas Black, Kim Fields, Rhea Perlman, Jeffrey Tambor, Kirk Cameron
Directed By:
Axe Cop
7
3
Axe Cop
TV-MA
7
3
Starring:
Tara Strong, Sam Elliott, Jonathan Banks, Alfred Molina, Megan Mullally, Nick Offerman, Stephanie Beatriz
Directed By:
Douglas Einar Olsen, Chase Conley, Aldin Baroza, Ben Jones, Mike McCraw
Spies in Disguise (2019)
20
10
Spies in Disguise
PG
20
10

Spies in Disguise is an animated action adventure science fiction film which tells the story of Lance Sterling, a secret agent who gets turned into a pigeon. He soon learns about a villain, who is using his disguise to carry out his nefarious plans. Therefore, he feels that he must now rely on his nerdy tech officer to stop the villain and save the world.                 

Role:
Killian (voice)
Starring:
Will Smith, Karen Gillan, Hisato Masuyama , Rachel Brosnahan
Directed By:
Troy Quane, Nick Bruno
$9.99 (2008)
7
3
$9.99
R
7
3
Role:
Lenny Peck (voice)
Starring:
Joel Edgerton, Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Barry Otto
Directed By:
Tatia Rosenthal

Special Appearance/Cameo

Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
11
4
Spider-Man: Far from Home
PG-13
11
4

Peter Parker has to step up and handle an unexpected mission when Nick Fury interrupts his European vacation. The world is threatened by massive monstrous creatures, each symbolising the four elements—fire, Earth, water and air—and Spider-Man has to don his suit, far from home, team up with Mysterio, and stop the evil forces from destroying everything.

Role:
Talos (uncredited)
Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Marisa Tomei, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllenhaal
Directed By:
Jon Watts

TV Shows

Roughnecks
9
1
Roughnecks
9
1
Starring:
Paul Copley, James Cosmo, Teresa Banham, Colum Convey
Farscape
23
5
Farscape
TV-14
23
5
Starring:
Jason Clarke, Magda Szubanski, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Bruce Spence, Jonathan Hardy
Directed By:
Brian Henson
Love My Way
9
2
Love My Way
9
2
Starring:
Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Asher Keddie, Claudia Karvan
The Henderson Kids
8
2
The Henderson Kids
8
2
Starring:
Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy
Special Squad
8
2
Special Squad
8
2
Starring:
John Jarratt, Bruce Spence, John Diedrich, Alan Cassell
Good Guys Bad Guys
8
2
Good Guys Bad Guys
8
2
Starring:
Sullivan Stapleton, Magda Szubanski, Bruce Spence, Alison Whyte, Marcus Graham
Bloodline
27
7
Bloodline
TV-MA
27
7
Starring:
Sissy Spacek, Jacinda Barrett, Kyle Chandler, John Leguizamo, Sam Shepard, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz
Directed By:
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The Outsider
36
11
The Outsider
36
11
Role:
Ralph Anderson
Starring:
Jason Bateman, Mare Winningham, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vazquez
Directed By:
The Secret Life of Us
7
2
The Secret Life of Us
7
2
Starring:
Joel Edgerton, Sullivan Stapleton, Anna Torv, Nadine Garner
Tangle
7
2
Tangle
7
2
Starring:
Luke Hemsworth, Catherine McClements, Joel Tobeck, Matt Day
Fame and Misfortune
7
2
Fame and Misfortune
7
2
Role:
John (6 episodes, 1986)
Starring:
Kylie Minogue, Myles Collins, John Flaus, Marie Redshaw
Girls
31
12
Girls
TV-MA
31
12
Starring:
Corey Stoll, Natasha Lyonne, Lisa Bonet, Marc Maron, Lucy Liu, Jason Ritter, Chelsea Peretti
Directed By:
Lena Dunham, Jesse Peretz, Richard Shepard, Jamie Babbit, Jody Lee Lipes
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
7
2
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
7
2
Starring:
Olivia Newton-John, Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce, Wendy Hughes, Ben Geurens, Andrew Clarke
Directed By:
Colin Budds, Alister Hallum, Marcus Cole, Denny Lawrence, Tim Burstall
Police Rescue
7
2
Police Rescue
7
2
Starring:
Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Steve Bastoni, Gary Sweet, Tammy Macintosh, Sonia Todd
Directed By:
Rowan Woods, Kate Woods, Tony Tilse, Ian Barry, Ken Cameron
G.P.
6
2
G.P.
6
2
Starring:
Julian McMahon, Rose Byrne, Simon Baker, Noah Taylor, Cate Blanchett, Denise Roberts, Michael Craig
Directed By:
Peter Andrikidis, Tony Tilse, Robert Klenner, Julian Pringle, Scott Hartford-Davis
Halifax f.p.
6
3
Halifax f.p.
6
3
Starring:
Emily Browning, Hugh Jackman, Essie Davis, Hugo Weaving, Jason Clarke, Sullivan Stapleton, Guy Pearce
Directed By:
Michael Offer, Brendan Maher, Paul Moloney, Ken Cameron, Steve Jodrell
A Country Practice
6
3
A Country Practice
6
3
Starring:
Joe Bugner, Nicole Kidman, Simon Baker, Toni Collette, Noah Taylor, Shane Porteous, Brian Wenzel
Directed By:
Bob Meillon, Leigh Spence, Peter Maxwell, Bruce Best, Chris Adshead
The Flying Doctors
6
3
The Flying Doctors
6
3
Starring:
Deborra-Lee Furness, Robert Grubb, Liz Burch, Nadine Garner
Prime Time
5
3
Prime Time
5
3
Starring:
Anthony Hawkins, Peter Kowitz, Chris Orchard, Nina Landis
Neighbours
5
4
Neighbours
TV-G
5
4
Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Jesse Spencer, Margot Robbie, Adelaide Kane, Craig McLachlan, Matt Lucas, Eliza Taylor
Directed By:
Tony Osicka, Gary Conway, Chris Adshead, Jovita O'Shaughnessy, Steve Mann

Ben Mendelsohn Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Bloodline Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 2016