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List of Dev Patel Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
42
10
Slumdog Millionaire
TV-14
42
10

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.

Role:
Older Jamal
Starring:
Directed By:
2. Lion (2016)
18
4
Lion
PG-13
18
4

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.

Starring:
Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Khushi Solanki
Directed By:
Garth Davis
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
3. Hotel Mumbai (2018)
10
3
Hotel Mumbai
R
10
3

Based on the 2008 Taj Hotel terrorist attack in Mumbai, Hotel Mumbai is a drama thriller film which tells the story of a chef and a waiter at the Taj Hotel, who risk their lives to protect the people and keep them safe during the terrorist attack.

Role:
Arjun
Starring:
Anupam Kher, Jason Isaacs, Armie Hammer, Nazanin Boniadi
Directed By:
Anthony Maras
4. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2011)
10
4
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
PG-13
10
4

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. 

Starring:
Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Hugh Dickson, Tom Wilkinson
Directed By:
John Madden
5. The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015)
11
3
The Man Who Knew Infinity
PG-13
11
3

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. 

Role:
S. Ramanujan
Starring:
Jeremy Irons, Stephen Fry, Malcolm Sinclair, Raghuvir Joshi
Directed By:
Matt Brown
6. The Road Within (2014)
8
4
The Road Within
R
8
4

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.  

Role:
Alex
Starring:
Directed By:
Gren Wells
7. Chappie (2015)
16
7
Chappie
R
16
7

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.

Role:
Deon Wilson
Starring:
Hugh Jackman, Sharlto Copley, Sigourney Weaver, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Ninja
Directed By:
Neill Blomkamp
8. The Green Knight (2021)
9
5
The Green Knight
UA
9
5

The Green Knight is an adventure fantasy drama film which tells the story of Gawain, King Arthur’s headstrong nephew, who sets out on a daring quest after accepting a challenge to confront the Green Knight, a mysterious giant that has appeared at Camelot. He wishes to prove himself to his family, the court and to the King. He meets various characters on the way who might be able to aid him in his task.

Role:
Gawain
Starring:
9. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015)
8
4
The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
PG
8
4

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.  

Role:
Sonny Kapoor
Starring:
Richard Gere, Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, David Strathairn
Directed By:
John Madden
11. The Wedding Guest (2019)
5
3
The Wedding Guest
R
5
3
Starring:
Radhika Apte, Harish Khannaa, Nish Nathwani, Jim Sarbh
Directed By:
Michael Winterbottom
12. About Cherry (2012)
5
4
About Cherry
R
5
4

After earning some money from a nude photo-shoot, Angelina, a young teen girl, runs away to San Francisco, with her friend Andrew. She soon gets acquainted with a lawyer who introduces her to a glamorous world of expensive dresses and lavish parties. She also meets a porn film director, and decides to enter the world of pornography.

Role:
Andrew
Starring:
Megan Boone, James Franco, Ashley Hinshaw, Lili Taylor, Diane Farr
Directed By:
Stephen Elliott
13. The Last Airbender (2010)
5
8
The Last Airbender
PG
5
8

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. 

Role:
Prince Zuko
Starring:
Nicola Peltz, M. Night Shyamalan, Cliff Curtis, Shaun Toub
Directed By:
14. Skins: Secret Party (2007)
8
2
Skins: Secret Party
8
2
Role:
Anwar Kharral
Starring:
Joe Dempsie, April Pearson, Larissa Wilson, Mitch Hewer
Directed By:
Owen Harris
15. The Commuter (2010)
5
3
The Commuter
5
3
Role:
The Commuter
Starring:
Pamela Anderson, Ed Westwick, Charles Dance, Tom So
Directed By:
Edward McHenry, Rory McHenry

Director

Home Shopper (2018)
11
4
Home Shopper
11
4
Starring:
Thomas Sadoski, Armie Hammer, Sophie Kargman, Amelia Brain
Directed By:
Dev Patel

Animation Movies

Omohide poro poro (1991)
11
4
Omohide poro poro
PG
11
4

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.

Starring:
Tara Strong, Daisy Ridley, Youko Honna, Miki Imai, Toshirô Yanagiba, Mayumi Iizuka
Directed By:
Isao Takahata
I Lost My Body (2019)
11
4
I Lost My Body
TV-MA
11
4
Role:
Naoufel (voice)
Starring:
Hichem Mesbah , Patrick d'Assumçao, Victoire Du Bois, Hakim Faris
Directed By:
Jérémy Clapin

TV Shows

The Newsroom
14
2
The Newsroom
TV-MA
14
2
Starring:
Paul Lieberstein, Jane Fonda, Sam Waterston, Jeff Daniels, Alison Pill, David Harbour, Jesse Eisenberg
Directed By:
Skins
12
2
Skins
TV-MA
12
2
Starring:
Kelly Brook, Nicholas Hoult, Kaya Scodelario, Kathryn Prescott, Dakota Blue Richards, Iddo Goldberg, Aimee-Ffion Edwards
Directed By:

Dev Patel Awards

BAFTA Awards
Lion Best Supporting Actor 2017