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List of Billy Crudup Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Spotlight (2015)
34
8
Spotlight
R
34
8

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.

Directed By:
Tom McCarthy
2. Big Fish (2003)
32
8
Big Fish
PG-13
32
8

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. 

Role:
Will Bloom
Directed By:
3. Almost Famous (2000)
24
6
Almost Famous
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24
6

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.

Role:
Russell Hammond
Directed By:
Cameron Crowe
4. Watchmen (2009)
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11
Watchmen
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35
11

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.

Role:
Dr. Manhattan / Jon Osterman
Starring:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Malin Akerman, Carla Gugino, Jackie Earle Haley, Darren Shahlavi
Directed By:
Zack Snyder
5. Sleepers (1996)
18
6
Sleepers
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18
6

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.  

Role:
Tommy
Directed By:
Barry Levinson
6. Rudderless (2014)
8
3
Rudderless
R
8
3

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.

Role:
Sam
Starring:
William H. Macy, Laurence Fishburne, Selena Gomez, Miles Heizer, Alexandra Lovelace
Directed By:
8. 20th Century Women (2016)
9
4
20th Century Women
R
9
4

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.   

Role:
William
Starring:
Directed By:
Mike Mills
9. Without Limits (1998)
7
3
Without Limits
PG-13
7
3

Without Limits is a biographical sports drama film which revolves around the life of Steve Prefontaine, legendary runner, from his youth till his death. The film also covers his relationship with his coach Bill Bowerman.

Role:
Steve Prefontaine
Starring:
Directed By:
Robert Towne
10. Stage Beauty (2004)
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3
Stage Beauty
R
7
3

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.

Role:
Ned Kynaston
Starring:
Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin, Derek Hutchinson, Mark Letheren, Tom Wilkinson
Directed By:
Richard Eyre
11. Public Enemies (2009)
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9
Public Enemies
R
21
9

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. 

Starring:
Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Channing Tatum, Jason Clarke, Christian Bale, Carey Mulligan, Marion Cotillard
Directed By:
12. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
22
10
Mission: Impossible III
PG-13
22
10

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.

Role:
John Musgrave
Starring:
Tom Cruise, Aaron Paul, Simon Pegg, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ving Rhames, Maggie Q, Keri Russell
Directed By:
J.J. Abrams
13. Jesus' Son (1999)
7
3
Jesus' Son
R
7
3

This drama film tells us about the life of a gentle young man, who retells his story about how he was introduced to heroin, how he fell in love, and how he became a petty criminal. However, he later begins to work on changing his life.   

Role:
FH
Starring:
Holly Hunter, Michael Shannon, Denis Leary, Dennis Hopper, Jack Black, Robert Michael Kelly, Torben Brooks
Directed By:
Alison Maclean
14. The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015)
8
4
The Stanford Prison Experiment
R
8
4
Role:
Dr. Philip Zimbardo
Starring:
Michael Angarano, Nicholas Braun, Moises Arias, Gaius Charles
Directed By:
Kyle Patrick Alvarez
15. The Good Shepherd (2006)
11
5
The Good Shepherd
R
11
5

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. 

Role:
Arch Cummings
Starring:
Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, Alec Baldwin, Eddie Redmayne, Robert De Niro, Tammy Blanchard
Directed By:
16. Jackie (2016)
10
5
Jackie
R
10
5

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. 

Role:
The Journalist
Starring:
Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Greta Gerwig, Peter Sarsgaard, Greta Gerwig
Directed By:
Pablo Larraín
17. Everyone Says I Love You (1996)
8
4
Everyone Says I Love You
R
8
4

While her stepsister gets engaged, a New York girl decides to set up her father with a beautiful woman who is going through a troubled marriage.  . 

Starring:
Woody Allen, Julia Roberts, Natasha Lyonne, Goldie Hawn, Tim Roth, Alan Alda, Edward Norton
Directed By:
18. Dedication (2007)
6
3
Dedication
R
6
3

After his illustrator partner passes away, Henry Roth is forced to work with a new artist named Lucy, sent by his publisher. Even though they need to deliver his latest book in less than one month, he tries various tricks to alienate her, but over time, he begins to fall for her. Things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend comes back to her life to win her back.

Role:
Henry Roth
Starring:
Mandy Moore, Amy Sedaris, Christine Taylor, Dianne Wiest, Bobby Cannavale, Martin Freeman, Bob Balaban
Directed By:
Justin Theroux
19. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)
6
3
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper
6
3
Role:
Christopher Oram
Starring:
Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Jussie Smollett, Demián Bichir, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo
Directed By:
Luke Scott
20. Monument Ave. (1998)
6
3
Monument Ave.
R
6
3
Starring:
Famke Janssen, Martin Sheen, Denis Leary, Jeanne Tripplehorn
Directed By:
Ted Demme
21. Waking the Dead (2000)
6
3
Waking the Dead
R
6
3

Fielding Pierce is an aspiring politician who falls for a woman named Sarah, an idealistic woman who has devoted her life for the welfare of others. However, she is unfortunately killed in an explosion while assisting members of the Chilean resistance. Nine years later, when Fielding is in the middle of a congressional election, he begins to see visions of his long-dead lover.

Role:
Fielding Pierce
Starring:
Jennifer Connelly, Sandra Oh, Hal Holbrook, Ivonne Coll, Bill Haugland, Nelson Landrieu
Directed By:
Keith Gordon
22. Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2018)
7
4
Where'd You Go, Bernadette
PG-13
7
4
Role:
Elgie
Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Cate Blanchett, Troian Bellisario, Judy Greer, Megan Mullally, Laurence Fishburne
Directed By:
Richard Linklater
23. Alien: Covenant (2017)
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10
Alien: Covenant
R
17
10

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. 

Role:
Oram
Starring:
Guy Pearce, Michael Fassbender, James Franco, Jussie Smollett, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride
Directed By:
24. Blood Ties (2013)
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4
Blood Ties
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6
4

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.

Role:
Frank
Starring:
Zoe Saldana, Matthias Schoenaerts, Clive Owen, Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard, Mila Kunis
Directed By:
25. Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
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3
Inventing the Abbotts
R
6
3

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.

Role:
Jacey Holt
Starring:
Liv Tyler, Julie Benz, Joaquin Phoenix, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Keaton, Kathy Baker
Directed By:
Pat O'Connor
26. Charlotte Gray (2001)
6
3
Charlotte Gray
PG-13
6
3

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.

Starring:
Cate Blanchett, James Fleet, Rupert Penry-Jones, Abigail Cruttenden
Directed By:
Gillian Armstrong
27. After the Wedding (2019)
6
3
After the Wedding
PG-13
6
3
Role:
Oscar Carlson
Starring:
Diane Kruger, Julianne Moore, Michelle Williams, Abby Quinn
Directed By:
Bart Freundlich
28. Thin Ice (2011)
5
3
Thin Ice
R
5
3
Starring:
David Harbour, Greg Kinnear, Alan Arkin, John Paul Gamoke
Directed By:
Jill Sprecher
29. 1 Mile to You (2017)
5
3
1 Mile to You
5
3
Role:
Coach K
Starring:
Melanie Lynskey, Tim Roth, Liana Liberato, Graham Rogers
Directed By:
Leif Tilden
30. The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
5
3
The Hi-Lo Country
R
5
3
Role:
Pete Calder
Starring:
Sam Elliott, Katy Jurado, Woody Harrelson, Penelope Cruz, Patricia Arquette, Penélope Cruz
Directed By:
31. Eat Pray Love (2010)
8
6
Eat Pray Love
R
8
6

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. 

Role:
Stephen
Starring:
Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Julia Roberts, James Franco, I. Gusti Ayu Puspawati, Hadi Subiyanto
Directed By:
Ryan Murphy
32. Trust the Man (2005)
5
4
Trust the Man
R
5
4

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.

Starring:
Garry Shandling, Eva Mendes, David Duchovny, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dagmara Dominczyk, Julianne Moore, Sascha Gillen
Directed By:
Bart Freundlich
33. The Longest Week (2014)
4
4
The Longest Week
PG-13
4
4

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.

Starring:
Olivia Wilde, Jason Bateman, Tony Roberts, Laura Clery, William Abadie
Directed By:
Peter Glanz
34. World Traveler (2001)
4
3
World Traveler
R
4
3
Role:
Cal
Starring:
David Keith, Julianne Moore, Francie Swift, Nicolas Suresky
Directed By:
Bart Freundlich
35. Die in a Gunfight (2021)
2
2
Die in a Gunfight
R
2
2
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Diego Boneta, Josh Hutcherson, Justin Chatwin, Alexandra Daddario, Kaya Scodelario, Helen Hunt
36. Youth in Oregon (2016)
4
3
Youth in Oregon
4
3
Role:
Brian
Starring:
Nicola Peltz, Christina Applegate, Frank Langella, Aaron Yoo
Directed By:
Joel David Moore
37. Glass Chin (2014)
4
3
Glass Chin
4
3
Role:
J.J. Cook
Starring:
Corey Stoll, Kelly Lynch, David Johansen, Brendan Sexton III
Directed By:
Noah Buschel
38. Grind (1997)
4
3
Grind
4
3
Role:
Eddie
Starring:
Frank Vincent, Adrienne Shelly, Paul Schulze, Saul Stein
Directed By:
Chris Kentis
39. Pretty Bird (2008)
3
3
Pretty Bird
R
3
3
Role:
Curtis Prentiss
Starring:
Paul Giamatti, Kristen Wiig, David Hornsby, Elizabeth Marvel
Directed By:
Paul Schneider

Animation Movies

Mononoke-hime (1997)
13
2
Mononoke-hime
TV-14
13
2

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. 

Role:
Ashitaka (voice)
Starring:
Jada Pinkett Smith, Tara Strong, Billy Bob Thornton, Keith David, Corey Burton, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver
Directed By:

Special Appearance/Cameo

Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
14
4
Zack Snyder's Justice League
R
14
4

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.  

Role:
Henry Allen (uncredited)
Starring:
Henry Cavill, Jason Momoa, Gal Gadot, Carla Gugino, Joe Manganiello, Jared Leto, Ben Affleck
Justice League (2017)
10
7
Justice League
PG-13
10
7

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.

Role:
Henry Allen (uncredited)
Starring:
Connie Nielsen, Diane Lane, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons, Robin Wright, Amber Heard
Directed By:
Zack Snyder
The Watch (2012)
6
4
The Watch
R
6
4

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. 

Role:
Neighbor (uncredited)
Starring:
Richard Ayoade, Ben Stiller, Will Forte, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Andy Samberg, Rosemarie DeWitt
Directed By:
Akiva Schaffer

TV Shows

The Morning Show
25
5
The Morning Show
TV-MA
25
5
Role:
Cory Ellison
Starring:
Reese Witherspoon, Martin Short, Jennifer Aniston, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Steve Carell, Janina Gavankar, Mindy Kaling
Directed By:
Mimi Leder, Roxann Dawson, David Frankel
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
The Ballad of G.I. Joe (2009)
7
2
The Ballad of G.I. Joe
TV-14
7
2
Role:
Zartan
Starring:
Alexis Bledel, Henry Rollins, Laz Alonso, Vinnie Jones, Olivia Wilde, Julianne Moore, Jamin Fite
Directed By:
Daniel Strange
Gypsy
8
4
Gypsy
TV-MA
8
4
Role:
Michael Holloway (10 episodes, 2017)
Starring:
Blythe Danner, Naomi Watts, Poorna Jagannathan, Karl Glusman
Alien: Covenant - Phobos (2017)
5
3
Alien: Covenant - Phobos
5
3
Role:
Oram
Starring:
Michael Fassbender, Demián Bichir, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston
Directed By:
Toby Dye

Billy Crudup Awards

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