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List of Ben Whishaw Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Skyfall (2012)
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2
Skyfall
PG-13
12
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)
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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)
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2
Layer Cake
TV-MA
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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. Lilting (2014)
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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
6. 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:
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jacqueline Abrahams, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Jessica Barden
7. Bright Star (2009)
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2
Bright Star
PG
13
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
8. The Danish Girl (2015)
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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:
10. In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
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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
11. 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:
13. Brideshead Revisited (2008)
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2
Brideshead Revisited
PG-13
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Julian Jarrold
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Felicity Jones, Matthew Goode, David Barrass, Thomas Morrison, Anna Madeley
14. The International (2009)
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2
The International
R
10
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, Brían F. O'Byrne, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Ulrich Thomsen
17. The Escort (1999)
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2
The Escort
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michel Blanc
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Daniel Auteuil, Frances Barber, Liza Walker
18. 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
19. 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
20. The Trench (1999)
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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
21. 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
22. Stoned (2005)
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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. National Theatre Live: Julius Caesar (2018)
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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
25. Beat (2013)
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2
Beat
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Aneil Karia
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Remy Beasley, Jamie Alderson, Katie Burnetts, Hannah Daniel
26. Love Hate (2009)
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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
27. My Brother Tom (2001)
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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
28. The Muse (2014)
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2
The Muse
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward
Director:
Tim Walker
Genres:
Short, Romance
Star Cast:
Kristen McMenamy
29. Teenage (2013)
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2
Teenage
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
British Boy (voice)
Director:
Matt Wolf
Genres:
Documentary, History
Star Cast:
Jena Malone, Alden Ehrenreich, Julia Hummer, Jessie T. Usher, Leah Hennessey
30. Baby (2000)
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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
31. 77 Beds (2003)
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2
77 Beds
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alnoor Dewshi
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Karl Johnson, Kate Fleetwood, Justine Georgiou, Jay Holloway
32. Family Happiness (2017)
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2
Family Happiness
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Alice Englert
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Alice Englert, Mark Bradshaw
33. 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)
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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)
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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)
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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
Director:
Paul King
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, 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