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List of Ben Whishaw Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Skyfall (2012)
15
2
Skyfall
PG-13
15
2

James Bond is presumed dead after being caught in friendly fire while trying to retrieve a list of British agents. MI6 is compromised and identities of several agents are exposed. Bond, who reveals he is alive after M is attacked at MI6 and six agents are killed, must track down a man from M's past, seeking revenge.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Adventure
2. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
15
3
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer
R
15
3

Based on Patrick Süskind's 1985 novel Perfume, the movie follows the story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an orphan with extraordinary sense of smell. He is obsessed with creating a perfect scent and to fulfil his ambition, he embarks on dangerous and ghastly quest which leaves 12 young girls dead. As panic spreads across the town, he sets out to get his final thirteenth scent.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille
Director:
Tom Tykwer
Genres:
Fantasy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Rickman, Dustin Hoffman, John Hurt, Francesc Albiol, Gonzalo Cunill, Roger Salvany
3. Cloud Atlas (2012)
12
2
Cloud Atlas
R
12
2

The science-fiction drama intertwines six interconnected storylines spread over multiple eras of time. Cloud Atlas portrays the reincarnation of souls through time and explores the ripple effect caused by the consequences of actions and kindness through time and space. It remains one of the most expensive independent movies ever made. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Tykwer, Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Mystery, Action
4. Layer Cake (2004)
11
2
Layer Cake
TV-MA
11
2

Before XXXX, a cocaine distributor can retire. his boss Jimmy Price sets him two tasks. He must track down, Charlie, who turns out to be mob boss Eddie Temple’s daughter and he must buy one million ecstasy pills from gangster, the Duke. What follows is a story of multiple double-crosses leading XXXX to an uncertain fate. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Matthew Vaughn
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hardy, Sienna Rose Miller, Daniel Craig, Jamie Foreman, Sally Hawkins, Burn Gorman
5. No Time to Die (2021)
12
2
No Time to Die
PG-13
12
2

James Bond is living a peaceful life after leaving service, but his old friend Felix shows up and asks for his help. He asks Bond to rescue a kidnapped scientist, and although Bond initially declines, he eventually agrees to help. Bond’s search for the scientist leads to a showdown with a powerful adversary.

As:
Cast
Genres:
Action,Adventure,Thriller
6. Lilting (2014)
12
2
Lilting
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard
Director:
Hong Khaou
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Pei-Pei Cheng, Morven Christie, Andrew Leung, Naomi Christie
7. The Lobster (2015)
12
2
The Lobster
R
12
2

The Lobster is a dark romantic comedy film, which is set in a dystopian era, where single men or women have to find themselves a partner within forty-five days or they are forcibly turned into an animal of their choosing.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Rachel Weisz, Colin Farrell, Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden
8. Bright Star (2009)
14
2
Bright Star
PG
14
2

The biographical fiction depicts the romance between the 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, during Keats’ final years. Introduced by family-friends Dilkes, spirited Fanny is drawn to struggling, aloof poet John, who agrees to teach her poetry. Soon a passionate romance blooms between them, but Keats has his own troubles……his financial inability to support a wife and his undefeatable health issues.

As:
Cast
Role:
John Keats
Director:
Jane Campion
Genres:
Biography, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Abbie Cornish, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Paul Schneider, Kerry Fox
9. The Danish Girl (2015)
11
3
The Danish Girl
R
11
3

The heartbreaking tale is based on the true story of Danish painters Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. When Gerda asks her husband Einar Wegener to pose as a woman, it triggers his dormant gender identity as a woman. Einar adopts the name Lili and undergoes the world’s first gender reassignment surgery but sadly dies of complications. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Hooper
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Biography
Star Cast:
12. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
10
2
In the Heart of the Sea
PG-13
10
2

In 1820, Captain George Pollard sails with his crew onboard the whaling ship Essex, but it is sunk by an apparently vengeful gigantic whale that continues to chase the survivors who are driven to drastic extremes to outlast a rescue attempt. Thirty years later, Herman Melville visits the last surviving crew member for the story of his novel Moby-Dick.

As:
Cast
Role:
Herman Melville
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, History, Action, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Charlotte Riley, Benjamin Walker, Brendan Gleeson
13. Suffragette (2015)
10
2
Suffragette
PG-13
10
2

A young working mother is motivated into radical political activism to promote the right for women to vote. Along with her fellow activists, she has to risk her jobs, home, family as well as her life, for the cause. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Sarah Gavron
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
14. Brideshead Revisited (2008)
11
2
Brideshead Revisited
PG-13
11
2

Brideshead Revisited is a romantic drama film which revolves around Charles Ryder, who studies history at the University of Oxford, where he befriends Lord Sebastian Flyte, who is from a very wealthy family. When he is invited to Sebastian’s home, he develops a liking to his sister Julia. Over time, things get complicated as they fall in love. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Julian Jarrold
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Felicity Jones, Matthew Goode, David Barrass, Thomas Morrison, Anna Madeley
15. The International (2009)
12
2
The International
R
12
2

Interpol agent, Louis Salinger, teams up with Assistant District Attorney, Eleanor Whitman, to investigate and stop the International Bank of Business and Credit from funding terrorism, money laundering, etc. This, however, puts their lives at risk from powerful people who will stop at nothing. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Tykwer
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Action, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Clive Owen, Naomi Watts, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Brían F. O'Byrne, Ulrich Thomsen
17. Enduring Love (2004)
10
2
Enduring Love
R
10
2

Based on a novel of the same name, Enduring Love is a psychological thriller film which revolves around a young man Joe, who takes his girlfriend Claire for a picnic in the countryside. However, they encounter an accident involving an air balloon, which results in a man’s death. Soon Joe starts to feel guilty for the accident, and it starts affecting his psyche.

As:
Cast
Director:
Roger Michell
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Rhys Ifans, Corin Redgrave, Andrew Lincoln, Daniel Craig, Samantha Morton, Bill Weston, Jeremy McCurdie
18. The Escort (1999)
9
2
The Escort
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michel Blanc
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Daniel Auteuil, Frances Barber, Liza Walker
19. The Zero Theorem (2013)
9
2
The Zero Theorem
R
9
2

The story centers on a genius, but socially withdrawn computer programmer working on the Zero Theorem. Tasked to prove that the universe disappears into a void, rendering life meaningless, he starts working steadily, hoping to prove that life actually has a meaning. Will he succeed? 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama
20. A Hologram for the King (2016)
9
2
A Hologram for the King
R
9
2

A failed American sales representative tries to recoup his losses, by travelling to Saudi Arabia and selling his company’s product to a wealthy monarch. He is helped by a beautiful doctor and a taxi driver. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Tykwer
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Tom Skerritt, Tom Hanks, Alexander Black, Sarita Choudhury, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Tracey Fairaway
21. The Trench (1999)
9
2
The Trench
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
William Boyd
Genres:
War, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Cillian Murphy, Daniel Craig, Paul Nicholls, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Danny Dyer, James D'Arcy
22. Little Joe (2019)
10
2
Little Joe
Not
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris
Director:
Jessica Hausner
Genres:
Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Kerry Fox, Emily Beecham, Phénix Brossard, Kit Connor
23. Stoned (2005)
9
2
Stoned
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Keith Richards
Director:
Stephen Woolley
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
David Walliams, Paddy Considine, David Morrissey, Tuva Novotny
24. The Tempest (2010)
9
2
The Tempest
PG-13
9
2

Based on the well-known play of the same name by William Shakespeare, The Tempest is a fantasy comedy drama film which revolves around Prospera, the duchess of Milan, who is denounced as a sorceress and usurped by Antonio, her own brother. She is cast off in a small boat to die along with her young daughter. However, she survives and eventually finds herself in a small island. Soon it seems that there might be other inhabitants on the island as well.

As:
Cast
Director:
Julie Taymor
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Drama, Comedy
25. National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar (2018)
13
2
National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Brutus
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Genres:
Biography
Star Cast:
David Morrissey, David Calder, Michelle Fairley, Adjoa Andoh
26. Beat (2013)
12
2
Beat
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Aneil Karia
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Remy Beasley, Jamie Alderson, Katie Burnetts, Hannah Daniel
27. Love Hate (2009)
12
2
Love Hate
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom
Director:
Dylan Ritson, Blake Ritson
Genres:
Drama, Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Blake Ritson, Hayley Atwell, Hattie Morahan, Scott Bradbury
28. My Brother Tom (2001)
12
2
My Brother Tom
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Tom
Director:
Dom Rotheroe
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jenna Haze, Jenna Harrison, Adrian Rawlins, Honeysuckle Weeks, Michael Erskine
29. The Muse (2014)
12
2
The Muse
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward
Director:
Tim Walker
Genres:
Short, Romance
Star Cast:
Kristen McMenamy
30. Teenage (2013)
10
2
Teenage
10
2
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
British Boy (voice)
Director:
Matt Wolf
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Alden Ehrenreich, Jena Malone, Julia Hummer, Jessie T. Usher, Leah Hennessey
31. Baby (2000)
10
2
Baby
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Little Joe
Director:
WIZ Andrew John Whiston
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Janet Mitchell, Clive Hayward, Alex Michael, Mark Moore
32. 77 Beds (2003)
9
2
77 Beds
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alnoor Dewshi
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Karl Johnson, Kate Fleetwood, Justine Georgiou, Jay Holloway
33. Family Happiness (2017)
9
2
Family Happiness
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alice Englert
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Alice Englert, Mark Bradshaw
34. Spiritual Rampage (2003)
7
1
Spiritual Rampage
7
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Alnoor Dewshi
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Natalie Press, Adam Rhys Dee, Laura Rees

TV Movie(s)

1. The Booze Cruise (2003)
14
2
The Booze Cruise
14
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Seed
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Brian Murphy, Neil Pearson, Martin Clunes, Anne Reid
2. Ready When You Are Mr. McGill (2003)
11
2
Ready When You Are Mr. McGill
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Paul Seed
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Amanda Holden, Tom Courtenay, Bill Nighy, Sandra Voe
3. All Signs of Death (2010)
9
2
All Signs of Death
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Web
Director:
Alan Ball
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Mahershala Ali, Clayne Crawford, Max Martini, Mercedes Mason

Animation(s)

Paddington (2014)
Paddington
PG
Plot:

After an earthquake destroys his home, a rare Peruvian bear belonging to a species that can learn to speak English arrives in London in search of a new home. Named Paddington, the bear soon finds a home with the Browns but taxidermist, Millicent Clyde, wants to kill and stuff Paddington to become rich and famous. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Director:
Paul King
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas, Peter Capaldi, Tim Downie, Madeleine Worrall, Lottie Steer, Geoffrey Palmer

TV Shows and Videos

The Hour (2011)
The Hour
As:
Cast
Role:
Freddie Lyon (12 episodes, 2011-2012)
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Capaldi, Oona Chaplin, Dominic West, Anna Chancellor
Queers (2017)
Queers
As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Gatiss
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alan Cumming, Russell Tovey, Rebecca Front, Ian Gelder, Kadiff Kirwan
Criminal Justice (2008)
Criminal Justice
As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Coulter (5 episodes, 2008)
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Bill Paterson, Con O'Neill, Maxine Peake, Alice Sykes
Years & Years: Real (2014)
Years & Years: Real
As:
Cast
Director:
Robert Francis Müller
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Olly Alexander, Ben Dilloway, Aline Estevam, James Finan
Black Cab (2000)
Black Cab
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Philip Jackson, Jamie Foreman, Phil Davis, Phil Cornwell
Other People's Children (2000)
Other People's Children
As:
Cast
Director:
Pete Travis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Indira Varma, Lesley Manville, Frank Harper, Benjamin Whitrow, Denis Lawson

Ben Whishaw Awards

Golden Globe Awards
A Very English Scandal Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television 2019
Primetime Emmy Awards
A Very English Scandal Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie 2019
BAFTA Awards
A Very English Scandal Best Supporting Actor 2019
The Hollow Crown Best Leading Actor 2013