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List of Billy Crudup Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Big Fish (2003)
23
3
Big Fish
PG-13
23
3

In typical Tim Burton style, Big Fish is the story of Edward Bloom, a retired salesman, and his son, Will, in a fantasy setting. On his deathbed, Bloom, who has the gift of storytelling, narrates fictional tales of his youth to Will, as he attempts to mend their relationship. Though initially sceptical, Will ultimately realizes his father’s zest for life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Will Bloom
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
2. Almost Famous (2000)
22
4
Almost Famous
R
22
4

Inspired by writer-director Cameron Crowe's boyhood experiences, the film records the coming of age story of 15-year-old rock music enthusiast William Miller, who receives an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to write about up-and-coming band Stillwater. Despite his mother's concerns about drug usage and raunchy language, he joins the band on an enlightening tour that changes his life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Russell Hammond
Director:
Cameron Crowe
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Music, Drama
3. Spotlight (2015)
15
3
Spotlight
R
15
3

Focused on the eponymous niche team, Spotlight, of the newspaper, Boston Globe, this movie showcases how a team of journalists, portrayed by a talented ensemble starcast, uncovered sexual abuse of children by priests of their local Roman Catholic diocese. Their startling discovery leads to further uncovering of a widespread child molestation scandal that was systematically hidden by the Catholic Church.

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom McCarthy
Genres:
History, Drama, Crime
4. Sleepers (1996)
21
2
Sleepers
R
21
2

Friends, Lorenzo ‘Shakes’ Carcaterra, Tommy Marcano, Michael Sullivan, and John Reilly are sentenced to Wilkinson Home for Boys. There they are systematically abused by the prison guards. On release, John and Tommy, become career criminals and kill one of the guards. Michael and Shakes conspire to bring all the abusers to justice and free their friends.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy
Director:
Barry Levinson
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
5. Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
11
5
Zack Snyder's Justice League
R
11
5

After the death of Superman, Darkseid sends his servant Steppenwolf to Earth, in order to subjugate the human race. In order to protect humanity, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince, and tries to bring the super powered humans of Earth together, and fight against the catastrophic threat.  

As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Henry Allen
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
6. Rudderless (2014)
19
2
Rudderless
R
19
2

After his son is killed in a school shootout, Sam finds himself getting addicted to drinking. However, when he accidentally learns that his son had wanted to be a musician, he finds a purpose in his own life.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sam
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne, Selena Gomez, Miles Heizer, Alexandra Lovelace
7. Watchmen (2009)
12
2
Watchmen
R
12
2

Watchmen is based on a DC comic book series of the same name and follows one of the last remaining vigilantes, Rorschach, as he investigates the death of one of his colleagues. His quest leads him to deadly secrets and a cover-up, which could change the world.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Manhattan / Jon Osterman
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Mystery, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Darren Shahlavi
9. 20th Century Women (2016)
12
2
20th Century Women
R
12
2

20th Century Woman tells the story of a teenage boy, and his mother, in 1979 Santa Barbara, and two other women who help in raising him.   

As:
Cast
Role:
William
Director:
Mike Mills
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
10. Stage Beauty (2004)
12
2
Stage Beauty
R
12
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ned Kynaston
Director:
Richard Eyre
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Claire Danes, Derek Hutchinson, Mark Letheren, Tom Wilkinson
12. Public Enemies (2009)
9
3
Public Enemies
R
9
3

The biographical crime-drama is based on the real-life story of bank robbers John Dillinger, Homer Van Meter, and Baby Face Nelson as they are pursued by FBI agent Melvin Purvis. The movie shows how Dillinger was revered by the American downtrodden public and FBI’s attempts to bring the criminals to justice. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Crime, Drama, Biography, Romance
13. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
12
3
The Stanford Prison Experiment
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Director:
Kyle Patrick Alvarez
Genres:
Biography, Thriller, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Michael Angarano, Nicholas Braun, Moises Arias, Gaius Charles
14. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
10
3
Mission: Impossible III
PG-13
10
3

IMF Agent, Ethan Hunt is retired from field work but makes a comeback when one of his own student is captured by arms dealer Owen Davian. As the situation gets more dangerous, Ethan has to find out about a mysterious object code named the Rabbit's Foot, deal with IMF’s double agent and simultaneously protect his wife Julia.

As:
Cast
Role:
John Musgrave
Director:
J.J. Abrams
Genres:
Adventure, Thriller, Action
15. Justice League (2017)
12
2
Justice League
PG-13
12
2

Moved by Superman's sacrifice in the previous installment in the series, Batman joins forces with Wonder Woman to track down and recruit The Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg to form the Justice League in order to defend Earth from Steppenwolf and his legions of Parademons. However, the newly-formed superhero alliance may not be enough to stop the supervillain.

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure, Action
18. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)
10
2
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Christopher Oram
Director:
Luke Scott
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Horror, Short
Star Cast:
Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Jussie Smollett, Demián Bichir, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo
19. The Good Shepherd (2006)
9
2
The Good Shepherd
R
9
2

A fictionalized retelling of the birth of the CIA, the movie revolves around the life of CIA officer Edward Wilson.  While his methods become popular in the CIA, he has to contend with KGB agents and double-agents. Unfortunately, his dedication to duty will test his dedication to his family. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Arch Cummings
Director:
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller
20. Jackie (2016)
9
2
Jackie
R
9
2

Following the assassination of US President John F Kennedy, his traumatized wife, fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, in order to take care of her children, as well as define her husband’s historic tragedy. 

As:
Cast
Role:
The Journalist
Director:
Pablo Larraín
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig
21. Waking the Dead (2000)
10
3
Waking the Dead
R
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Fielding Pierce
Director:
Keith Gordon
Genres:
Romance, Mystery, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Sandra Oh, Jennifer Connelly, Hal Holbrook, Ivonne Coll, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu
24. Alien: Covenant (2017)
9
2
Alien: Covenant
R
9
2

The second installment in the Alien prequel franchise follows the colonization ship Covenant on its way to Origae-6. When a human transmission from a nearby planet reaches them, they land on it to investigate. However, the journey soon becomes a battle for survival as they are attacked by Facehugger aliens and Xenomorphs. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Oram
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Jussie Smollett, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride
25. Blood Ties (2013)
10
3
Blood Ties
R
10
3

An ex-convict tries to live an honest life after being released from prison. However, he is forced to return to his criminals ways due to which he is put in conflict with his brother Frank who is a cop in New York City. However, their sister tries to mend their relationship so that both brothers can get along with each other.

As:
Cast
Role:
Frank
Director:
Guillaume Canet
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama
26. Charlotte Gray (2001)
11
2
Charlotte Gray
PG-13
11
2

In order to save her boyfriend who is lost inside French territory, a Scottish woman, Charlotte Gray, joins the French Resistance during World War II.

As:
Cast
Director:
Gillian Armstrong
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Thriller, War
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Rupert Penry-Jones, Abigail Cruttenden
27. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
9
2
Inventing the Abbotts
R
9
2

Two brothers, Doug Holt and Jacey, who come from a humble background, vie for the love of beautiful and wealthy Abbott sisters. But it is not as easy as it seems.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jacey Holt
Director:
Pat O'Connor
Genres:
Romance, Drama
29. 1 Mile to You (2017)
8
3
1 Mile to You
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Coach K
Director:
Leif Tilden
Genres:
Sport, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Melanie Lynskey, Tim Roth, Liana Liberato, Graham Rogers
31. After the Wedding (2019)
8
2
After the Wedding
PG-13
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Oscar Carlson
Director:
Bart Freundlich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Diane Kruger, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Abby Quinn
32. Eat Pray Love (2010)
9
1
Eat Pray Love
R
9
1

Elizabeth Gilbert had everything figured out—a successful career, house, and a loving husband. But after an unexpected divorce and at crossroads in her life, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery through Italy, India, and Indonesia, to figure out the true meaning of life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Stephen
Director:
Ryan Murphy
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Julia Roberts, James Franco, I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati, Hadi Subiyanto
33. The Watch (2012)
8
2
The Watch
R
8
2

Four friends, Evan, Bob, Franklin, and Jamarcus in the town of Glenview, Ohio, form a neighborhood watch to find out who is killing their townspeople. When they discover aliens living amongst them and an alien plot to conquer the world, they must find a way to stop the invasion. 

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Akiva Schaffer
Genres:
Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action
34. Trust the Man (2005)
7
2
Trust the Man
R
7
2

Rebecca is an actress living in New York who is shattered to learn that her marriage with Tom is falling apart. Meanwhile, Tom is upset because he was forced to give up his lucrative job to care for their young daughter. Eventually, this leads him to having an affair with a divorced mother.

As:
Cast
Director:
Bart Freundlich
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
35. World Traveler (2001)
8
2
World Traveler
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Cal
Director:
Bart Freundlich
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Keith, Julianne Moore, Francie Swift, Nicolas Suresky
36. The Longest Week (2014)
7
1
The Longest Week
PG-13
7
1

The Longest Week is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Conrad, who is left broke and homeless, after his parents get divorced. Fortunately, an old friend Dylan helps him by letting him stay with him, but things get complicated as he starts falling for Dylan’s girlfriend.

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Glanz
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, Tony Roberts, Laura Clery, William Abadie
38. Glass Chin (2014)
9
3
Glass Chin
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
J.J. Cook
Director:
Noah Buschel
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Corey Stoll, Kelly Lynch, David Johansen, Brendan Sexton III
39. Grind (1997)
7
1
Grind
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie
Director:
Chris Kentis
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Frank Vincent, Adrienne Shelly, Paul Schulze, Saul Stein
40. Pretty Bird (2008)
6
3
Pretty Bird
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Curtis Prentiss
Director:
Paul Schneider
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Giamatti, Kristen Wiig, David Hornsby, Elizabeth Marvel

TV Movie(s)

Animation(s)

Mononoke-hime (1997)
Mononoke-hime
TV-14
Plot:

Mononoke-hime also known as Princess Mononoke is a Japanese animated classic. It follows the journey of the Emishi prince Ashitaka, who finds himself in the midst of war between forest gods and humans. In his quest to find a cure for a deadly curse, he comes up against San, the Mononike Hime and they unite to end the war. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Ashitaka (voice)
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Animation, Adventure

TV Shows and Videos

Gypsy (2017)
Gypsy
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael Holloway (10 episodes, 2017)
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Naomi Watts, Poorna Jagannathan, Karl Glusman
Alien: Covenant - Phobos (2017)
Alien: Covenant - Phobos
As:
Cast
Role:
Oram
Director:
Toby Dye
Genres:
Short, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston

Billy Crudup Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
The Morning Show Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 2020