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List of Dev Patel Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Lion (2016)
26
1
Lion
PG-13
26
1

Five year old Saroo lives with his poor family and steals coal with his elder brother Guddu to fulfil his family’s needs. One day, while out on work, he gets separated from his brother and accidentally reaches Kolkata. After months of struggle, he finds himself in an orphanage from where he is adopted by an Australian couple. When he grows up, he decides to look for his real family.

As:
Cast
Director:
Garth Davis
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Khushi Solanki
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
2. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
19
5
Slumdog Millionaire
TV-14
19
5

Jamal Malik, a resident of Mumbai slum, Dharavi and a tea server in a call centre, answers every question correctly on Indian version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and is close to win when he is accused of cheating by the police. He narrates his life story and experiences to explain to the police how he answered every question.

As:
Cast
Role:
Older Jamal
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
3. Hotel Mumbai (2018)
14
1
Hotel Mumbai
R
14
1
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Arjun
Director:
Anthony Maras
Genres:
Thriller, History, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi
4. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
22
1
The Man Who Knew Infinity
PG-13
22
1

The biopic is based on life of Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan. After a childhood spent in penurious conditions in Madras, India, in 1913 the self-taught genius receives invitation from renowned professor G.H. Hardy to join Trinity College, Cambridge. During next 5 years he forms a firm bond with his mentor and contributes to Number theory and infinite series while struggling with indifferent health. 

As:
Cast
Role:
S. Ramanujan
Director:
Matt Brown
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi
5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
18
2
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
PG-13
18
2

Several British retirees move to Jaipur to stay at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, an exotic retirement home. However, on reaching they find the hotel to be in a dilapidated state. As the retirees come to terms with their own personal struggles, they find a way to help the hotel stay in business. 

As:
Cast
Director:
John Madden
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Hugh Dickson, Tom Wilkinson
6. The Road Within (2014)
13
1
The Road Within
R
13
1

The Road Within is a comedy drama film which tells the story of Vincent, a teenager suffering from Tourette syndrome, who is put in a behavioral facility by his father, after his mother passes away. With two others, he escapes from the facility eventually. He decides to head towards the ocean, where he wants to scatter his mother’s ashes.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Alex
Director:
Gren Wells
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
7. Chappie (2015)
12
1
Chappie
R
12
1

With crime at an alarming high, the city of Johannesburg commissions a weapons manufacturer to build a force of robots to support the overwhelmed human police. Things turn when a prototype attack robot, equipped with near-human artificial intelligence, is stolen and trained by a criminal gang.

As:
Cast
Role:
Deon Wilson
Director:
Neill Blomkamp
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Hugh Jackman, Sigourney Weaver, Sharlto Copley, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ninja
8. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
14
1
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
PG
14
1

As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is full with its long-term residents, co-owners Muriel and Sonny make plans to expand their franchise and create The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Sonny Kapoor
Director:
John Madden
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, David Strathairn
10. The Wedding Guest (2019)
9
3
The Wedding Guest
R
9
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Director:
Michael Winterbottom
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Radhika Apte, Harish Khannaa, Nish Nathwani, Jim Sarbh
11. About Cherry (2012)
5
2
About Cherry
R
5
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Andrew
Director:
Stephen Elliott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Megan Boone, James Franco, Ashley Hinshaw, Lili Taylor, Diane Farr
12. The Last Airbender (2010)
7
2
The Last Airbender
PG
7
2

The Fire nation has declared war against the other nations, Air, Water, and Earth as they try to conquer the world. The only hope of the remaining three nations resides with 12 years old Aang, ‘The Avatar’, the only one who has the ability to control all four elements. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Prince Zuko
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Nicola Peltz, M. Night Shyamalan, Cliff Curtis, Shaun Toub
13. Home Shopper (2018)
10
2
Home Shopper
10
2
As:
Producer, Director
Director:
Dev Patel
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Thomas Sadoski, Armie Hammer, Sophie Kargman, Amelia Brain
14. Skins: Secret Party (2007)
6
1
Skins: Secret Party
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Anwar Kharral
Director:
Owen Harris
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joe Dempsie, April Pearson, Larissa Wilson, Mitch Hewer
15. The Commuter (2010)
7
1
The Commuter
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
The Commuter
Director:
Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry
Genres:
Action, Short
Star Cast:
Pamela Anderson, Ed Westwick, Charles Dance, Tom So

Animation(s)

Omohide poro poro (1991)
Omohide poro poro
PG
Plot:

This Japanese animated drama film is about Taeko Okajima, who takes a trip outside her native Tokyo, when she travels to rural Yamagata, to visit her sister’s family. During her train journey, she daydreams about her childhood, and soon she starts wondering if her stress-filled adult life is really what she wanted for herself.

As:
Cast
Director:
Isao Takahata
Genres:
Animation, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Daisy Ridley, Tara Strong, Youko Honna, Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Mayumi Iizuka
I Lost My Body (2019)
I Lost My Body
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Naoufel (voice)
Director:
Jérémy Clapin
Genres:
Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Hichem Mesbah , Patrick d'Assumçao, Victoire Du Bois, Hakim Faris

TV Shows and Videos

The Last Airbender (2010)
The Last Airbender
As:
Cast
Role:
Zuko (voice)
Director:
Douglas Carrigan
Genres:
Adventure
Star Cast:
Aasif Mandvi, Noah Ringer, Rocky Ciarrocchi, Shaun Nac

Dev Patel Awards

BAFTA Awards
Lion Best Supporting Actor 2017