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List of Ben Mendelsohn Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
14
5
The Dark Knight Rises
PG-13
14
5

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.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Action, Thriller
2. Rogue One (2016)
13
4
Rogue One
PG-13
13
4

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gareth Edwards
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
3. Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)
12
5
Spider-Man: Far from Home
PG-13
12
5

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.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Talos (uncredited)
Director:
Jon Watts
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
4. The Year My Voice Broke (1987)
16
3
The Year My Voice Broke
PG-13
16
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Trevor Leishman
Director:
John Duigan
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Bruce Spence, Loene Carmen, Graeme Blundell
5. Ready Player One (2018)
13
4
Ready Player One
PG-13
13
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sorrento
Director:
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
Star Cast:
Simon Pegg, T.J. Miller, Olivia Cooke, Perdita Weeks
6. Starred Up (2013)
14
2
Starred Up
14
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
David Mackenzie
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Rupert Friend, Jack O'Connell, Gilly Gilchrist, Frederick Schmidt
7. Darkest Hour (2017)
14
3
Darkest Hour
14
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
King George VI
Director:
Genres:
History, Biography, Drama, War
Star Cast:
8. The King (2019)
12
2
The King
R
12
2

After being crowned as the new King of England, following his father’s death, young Henry V must now navigate through politics, war, deceit and treachery, as well as deal with the war that his father left behind.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Henry IV
Director:
David Michôd
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Star Cast:
9. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)
13
2
The Place Beyond the Pines
R
13
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Derek Cianfrance
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime
10. Animal Kingdom (2010)
13
2
Animal Kingdom
R
13
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
David Michôd
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
11. Map of the Human Heart (1992)
11
2
Map of the Human Heart
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Vincent Ward
Genres:
Romance, Drama, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
John Cusack, Jeanne Moreau, Anne Parillaud, Patrick Bergin, Jason Scott Lee, Robert Joamie
12. Slow West (2015)
12
2
Slow West
R
12
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Maclean
Genres:
Western
Star Cast:
Michael Fassbender, Jeffrey Thomas, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Hayden Frost
13. Cosi (1996)
12
2
Cosi
R
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lewis
Director:
Mark Joffe
Genres:
Drama, Music, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Toni Collette, Barry Otto, Aden Young, Rachel Griffiths
14. Quigley Down Under (1990)
10
2
Quigley Down Under
PG-13
10
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Simon Wincer
Genres:
Action, Western, Drama, Romance, Adventure
Star Cast:
Tom Selleck, Alan Rickman, Laura San Giacomo, Chris Haywood, Ron Haddrick
15. The New World (2005)
10
2
The New World
PG-13
10
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Farrell, Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Plummer, Noah Taylor, Christian Bale, Q'orianka Kilcher, August Schellenberg
16. Beautiful Kate (2009)
12
3
Beautiful Kate
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Ned / Writer
Director:
Rachel Ward
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Bryan Brown, Rachel Griffiths, Maeve Dermody, Sophie Lowe
17. Australia (2008)
11
3
Australia
PG-13
11
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Baz Luhrmann
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Essie Davis, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo, Ray Barrett
18. Killer Elite (2011)
10
2
Killer Elite
R
10
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gary McKendry
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
19. Mississippi Grind (2015)
12
2
Mississippi Grind
R
12
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gerry
Director:
Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Ryan Reynolds, Analeigh Tipton, Sienna Rose Miller, Yvonne Landry, Anthony Howard, Jayson Warner Smith
20. Black Sea (2014)
11
2
Black Sea
R
11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jude Law, Llewella Gideon, Jodie Whittaker, Karl Davies
22. Killing Them Softly (2012)
13
2
Killing Them Softly
R
13
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Russell
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
James Gandolfini, Brad Pitt, Sam Shepard, Ray Liotta, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins
23. Una (2016)
13
2
Una
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Ray
Director:
Benedict Andrews
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Indira Varma, Rooney Mara, Tara Fitzgerald, Ruby Stokes
24. Knowing (2009)
11
2
Knowing
PG-13
11
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Alex Proyas
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi, Mystery
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Rose Byrne, Liam Hemsworth, Chandler Canterbury, Lara Robinson, D.G. Maloney
25. Adoration (2013)
11
2
Adoration
R
11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Harold
Director:
Anne Fontaine
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robin Wright, Naomi Watts, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville
26. The Land of Steady Habits (2018)
11
2
The Land of Steady Habits
TV-MA
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Anders Harris
Director:
Nicole Holofcener
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Edie Falco, Connie Britton, Elizabeth Marvel, Charlie Tahan
27. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
10
2
Exodus: Gods and Kings
PG-13
10
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Viceroy Hegep
Director:
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure
28. Vertical Limit (2000)
10
2
Vertical Limit
PG-13
10
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bill Paxton, Temuera Morrison, Stuart Wilson, Chris O'Donnell
29. Lost River (2014)
11
2
Lost River
R
11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dave
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Mendes, Christina Hendricks, Iain De Caestecker, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith
30. Sirens (1993)
9
2
Sirens
R
9
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Duigan
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
31. Guns for Hire (2015)
9
3
Guns for Hire
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kyle Sullivan
Director:
Donna Robinson
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Sarah Shahi, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Tony Shalhoub, Ever Carradine
32. Robin Hood (2018)
10
2
Robin Hood
PG-13
10
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Sheriff of Nottingham
Director:
Otto Bathurst
Genres:
Adventure
33. Trespass (2011)
9
2
Trespass
R
9
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elias
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, Nicole Kidman, Liana Liberato, Cam Gigandet
34. Needle (2010)
9
2
Needle
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Detective Meares
Director:
John V. Soto
Genres:
Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Travis Fimmel, John Jarratt, Jane Badler, Michael Dorman
35. Return Home (1990)
12
2
Return Home
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gary
Director:
Ray Argall
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Frankie J. Holden, Dennis Coard, Mickey Camilleri, Rachel Rains
36. Say a Little Prayer (1993)
11
2
Say a Little Prayer
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Lowenstein
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rebecca Smart, Mickey Camilleri, Sudi de Winter, Fiona Ruttelle
37. The Big Steal (1990)
14
2
The Big Steal
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Clark
Director:
Nadia Tass
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Angelo D'Angelo, Marshall Napier, Claudia Karvan, Damon Herriman
38. Amy (1997)
12
2
Amy
PG-13
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Buchanan
Director:
Nadia Tass
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Sullivan Stapleton, Kerry Armstrong, Rachel Griffiths, Alana De Roma
39. Nirvana Street Murder (1990)
11
2
Nirvana Street Murder
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Luke
Director:
Aleksi Vellis
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Sheila Florance, Mark Little, Mary Coustas, Tamara Saulwick
40. Black and White (2002)
10
2
Black and White
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Craig Lahiff
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Charles Dance, Robert Carlyle, Kerry Fox, David Ngoombujarra
41. Idiot Box (1996)
14
2
Idiot Box
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kev
Director:
David Caesar
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Graeme Blundell, John Polson, Jeremy Sims, Deborah Kennedy
42. Metal Skin (1994)
11
2
Metal Skin
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dazey
Director:
Geoffrey Wright
Genres:
Action, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Nadine Garner, Chantal Contouri, Aden Young, Tara Morice
43. Mullet (2001)
10
2
Mullet
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie 'Mullet' Maloney
Director:
David Caesar
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Bryan Brown, Tony Barry, Andrew S. Gilbert, Nash Edgerton
44. Lover Boy (1989)
10
2
Lover Boy
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Gazza
Director:
Geoffrey Wright
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Gillian Jones, Daniel Pollock, Alice Garner
45. True Love and Chaos (1997)
10
2
True Love and Chaos
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jerry
Director:
Stavros Kazantzidis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Hugo Weaving, Noah Taylor, Miranda Otto, Naveen Andrews
46. Prime Mover (2009)
9
2
Prime Mover
TV-14
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnnie
Director:
David Caesar
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Anthony Hayes, Emily Barclay, William McInnes, Michael Dorman
48. The Still Point (1986)
8
3
The Still Point
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Barbara Boyd-Anderson
Star Cast:
Nadine Garner, Lyn Semmler, Robin Cuming, Steve Bastoni
49. Sample People (2000)
8
2
Sample People
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
John
Director:
Clinton Smith
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joel Edgerton, Kylie Minogue, David Field, Simon Lyndon

TV Movie(s)

1. Secret Men's Business (1999)
13
2
Secret Men's Business
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Doug Petersen
Director:
Ken Cameron
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Simon Baker, Joel Edgerton, Jeremy Sims, Marcus Graham
2. Second Chance (2005)
9
2
Second Chance
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Larry Stewart
Director:
Peter Andrikidis
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Tara Morice, Jodie Dry, Vince Poletto, Alyssa McClelland

Animation(s)

Spies in Disguise (2019)
Spies in Disguise
PG
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Killian (voice)
Director:
Troy Quane, Nick Bruno
Genres:
Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Karen Gillan, Hisato Masuyama , Rachel Brosnahan
$9.99 (2008)
$9.99
R
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Tatia Rosenthal
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Drama
Star Cast:
Joel Edgerton, Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Barry Otto

TV Shows and Videos

The Outsider (2020)
The Outsider
As:
Cast
Role:
Ralph Anderson
Director:
Jason Bateman, Andrew Bernstein, Charlotte Brändström
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Jason Bateman, Mare Winningham, Julianne Nicholson, Yul Vazquez
Special Squad (1984)
Special Squad
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Jarratt, Bruce Spence, John Diedrich, Alan Cassell
Fame and Misfortune (1986)
Fame and Misfortune
As:
Cast
Role:
John (6 episodes, 1986)
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kylie Minogue, Myles Collins, John Flaus, Marie Redshaw
The Henderson Kids (1985)
The Henderson Kids
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Family
Star Cast:
Nicholas Eadie, Paul Smith, Nadine Garner, Mark Hennessy
Roughnecks (1994)
Roughnecks
As:
Cast
Star Cast:
Paul Copley, James Cosmo, Teresa Banham, Colum Convey
Love My Way (2004)
Love My Way
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sam Worthington, Lynette Curran, Asher Keddie, Claudia Karvan
Farscape (1999)
Farscape
TV-14
As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Henson
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Jason Clarke, Hugh Keays-Byrne, Bruce Spence, Jonathan Hardy
Good Guys Bad Guys (1997)
Good Guys Bad Guys
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Sullivan Stapleton, Bruce Spence, Alison Whyte, Marcus Graham
Bloodline (2015)
Bloodline
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Jean de Segonzac, Mario Van Peebles, Mikael Håfström, Michael Morris, Ed Bianchi
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
John Leguizamo, Sissy Spacek, Jacinda Barrett, Kyle Chandler, Sam Shepard, Linda Cardellini, Norbert Leo Butz
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Tangle (2009)
Tangle
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Luke Hemsworth, Catherine McClements, Joel Tobeck, Matt Day
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993)
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
As:
Cast
Director:
Colin Budds, Alister Hallum, Marcus Cole, Denny Lawrence, Tim Burstall
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Olivia Newton-John, Hugh Jackman, Guy Pearce, Wendy Hughes, Ben Geurens, Andrew Clarke
Police Rescue (1989)
Police Rescue
As:
Cast
Director:
Rowan Woods, Kate Woods, Tony Tilse, Ian Barry, Ken Cameron
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, Russell Crowe, Joel Edgerton, Steve Bastoni, Gary Sweet, Tammy Macintosh, Sonia Todd
A Country Practice (1981)
A Country Practice
As:
Cast
Director:
Bob Meillon, Leigh Spence, Peter Maxwell, Bruce Best, Chris Adshead
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Nicole Kidman, Simon Baker, Toni Collette, Shane Porteous, Brian Wenzel, Lorrae Desmond
The Flying Doctors (1986)
The Flying Doctors
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Deborra-Lee Furness, Robert Grubb, Liz Burch, Nadine Garner
Prime Time (1986)
Prime Time
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hawkins, Peter Kowitz, Chris Orchard, Nina Landis

Ben Mendelsohn Awards

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