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List of Gerard Butler Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Dear Frankie (2004)
23
3
Dear Frankie
PG-13
23
3
Starring:
Emily Mortimer, Katy Murphy, Sharon Small, Jack McElhone
Directed By:
Shona Auerbach
2. 300 (2006)
61
15
300
R
61
15

A retelling of actual events during the Persian War, 300 is based on a graphic novel of the same name. It tells the tale of invading Persian forces under King Xerxes—who are trying to conquer Greece—and their face-off against the Spartan King and 300 of his loyal followers.

Role:
King Leonidas
Starring:
Lena Headey, Michael Fassbender, David Wenham, Dominic West, Vincent Regan
Directed By:
Zack Snyder
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Fight
3. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
38
8
Law Abiding Citizen
R
38
8

The thriller sees family man Clyde Alexander Shelton turn into a one-man vigilante army after his family is murdered in front of him in a home invasion. He not only takes revenge on the killers but exposes the broken justice system by going on a killing spree until he is stopped by attorney Nick Rice.  

Role:
Clyde Shelton
Starring:
Jamie Foxx, Viola Davis, Regina Hall, Colm Meaney, Bruce McGill, Leslie Bibb
Directed By:
F. Gary Gray
4. RocknRolla (2008)
23
8
RocknRolla
R
23
8

Russian businessman Uri Omovich stages a real estate scam involving millions of dollars with the help of London mob boss Lenny Cole. However, Omovich's corrupt accountant Stella leaks inside information attracting the attention of every schemer within the dark London underworld who double-crosses each other to get rich quick in the ensuing chaos.

Role:
One Two
Starring:
Directed By:
5. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
26
6
The Phantom of the Opera
PG-13
26
6

The masked Phantom of the Opera is a musical genius with a bitter heart and a deformed face who mentors young chorus singer, Christine, and forces the opera crew to cast her in key roles. However, when he finds out that Christine and the theater's new patron, Viscount Raoul, are in love, he plans to abduct and marry her.

Role:
The Phantom
Starring:
Directed By:
6. Mrs Brown (1997)
13
3
Mrs Brown
PG
13
3

After her beloved husband, Prince Albert, passes away, Queen Victoria is heartbroken and finds her life miserable. She starts avoiding the common masses and decides to move to a secluded place.   

Role:
Archie Brown
Starring:
Billy Connolly, Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Antony Sher
Directed By:
John Madden
7. Chasing Mavericks (2012)
14
4
Chasing Mavericks
PG
14
4

Chasing Mavericks is a sports drama film, which tells the story of Jay Moriarty, a young surfer, whose goal is to ride the Mavericks, one of the world’s biggest tidal waves. In order to help him reach his goal, he takes the help of a local surfing legend.

Role:
Frosty Hesson
Starring:
Abigail Spencer, Scott Eastwood, Elisabeth Shue, Jonny Weston, Leven Rambin
Directed By:
8. P.S. I Love You (2007)
28
8
P.S. I Love You
PG-13
28
8

After her husband Gerry dies of a brain tumor, Holly loses the will to live despite attempts by family members and friends to cheer her up. However, starting on her 30th birthday, she begins receiving a series of messages from Gerry that he had previously prepared to guide her towards a journey of rediscovery.

Role:
Gerry
Directed By:
Richard LaGravenese
9. Den of Thieves (2018)
21
6
Den of Thieves
R
21
6

Released in some countries as Criminal Squad, the film focuses on the clash between an elite LASD unit, led by Nick O’Brien and a gang of former MARSOC Marines led by recently paroled Ray Merrimen after the latter pulls out a daring heist. Giving them a chase O’Brien is finally able to kill Merrimen, only to find that the mastermind is somebody else 

Role:
Nick Flanagan
Starring:
Eric Braeden, Oleg Taktarov, Pablo Schreiber, 50 Cent
Directed By:
Christian Gudegast
10. Harrison's Flowers (2000)
10
4
Harrison's Flowers
R
10
4

Harrison Lloyd is an award winning photojournalist who disappears all of a sudden in Yugoslavia, when he was in a war zone. It is reported that he had died in a building collapse, but his wife refuses to believe it. She decides to travel all the way to look for him, despite the dangers.  

Starring:
Directed By:
Élie Chouraqui
11. Machine Gun Preacher (2011)
15
7
Machine Gun Preacher
R
15
7

It is based on the true story of former gang biker turned preacher Sam Childers. Sam witnesses the atrocities committed by the militia organization Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, who turn hundreds of children into orphans and abduct them. He decides to take up arms, rescue children kidnapped by the LRA and build a protected orphanage. 

Role:
Sam Childers
Starring:
Michael Shannon, Kathy Baker, Michelle Monaghan, Ryann Campos
Directed By:
Marc Forster
12. Butterfly on a Wheel (2007)
13
5
Butterfly on a Wheel
R
13
5

Butterfly on a Wheel is a crime drama thriller film, which tells the story of Neil and Abby, who live a perfect life with their daughter Sophie. However, things change when Sophie is kidnapped, and they are asked to perform certain tasks which include committing a murder, if they ever want to see their daughter again.

Role:
Neil Randall
Starring:
Pierce Brosnan, Maria Bello, Emma Karwandy, Claudette Mink
Directed By:
Mike Barker
13. Hunter Killer (2018)
19
5
Hunter Killer
R
19
5

When the Russian President gets kidnapped by a rogue general, an American submarine captain along with a group of US Navy Seals, decide to start an operation to rescue and free him.

Role:
Capt. Joe Glass
Starring:
Michael Nyqvist, Gary Oldman, Caroline Goodall, Corey Johnson
Directed By:
Donovan Marsh
14. Olympus Has Fallen (2013)
33
11
Olympus Has Fallen
R
33
11

A United States Secret Service agent, who was removed from the presidential detail after a failure, fights to save the president when the White House is attacked by a North Korean guerilla outfit. Olympus Has Fallen is the first of the Fallen film series.

Role:
Mike Banning
Starring:
Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Finley Jacobsen, Dylan McDermott, Rick Yune
Directed By:
Antoine Fuqua
15. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
22
8
Tomorrow Never Dies
PG-13
22
8

After Chinese government denies him broadcast rights in the country, news tycoon Elliot Carver plans to instigate a war-like situation between Britain and China using his news empire. Along with Chinese agent Wai Lin, Bond investigates the sinking of a British warship in Chinese waters and finds out that one of its cruise missiles is missing.

Starring:
Jonathan Pryce, Pierce Brosnan, Judi Dench, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher
Directed By:
Roger Spottiswoode
16. A Family Man (2016)
21
5
A Family Man
R
21
5
Role:
Dane Jensen
Starring:
Anupam Kher, Alfred Molina, Willem Dafoe, Alison Brie, Gretchen Mol, Dustin Milligan
Directed By:
Mark Williams
17. The Ugly Truth (2009)
28
10
The Ugly Truth
R
28
10

Abby Richter’s morning show isn’t doing well and to boost ratings, the TV station employs Mike Chadway to host a small segment in the show. Mike’s view on romance disgust Abby, but she agrees to work with him and take his advice to win over her dream man, Colin. The outcome; however, is unexpected.

Role:
Mike Chadway
Starring:
Katherine Heigl, Cheryl Hines, Arielle Vandenberg, Craig Ferguson, Bree Turner, Eric Winter
Directed By:
Robert Luketic
18. Greenland (2020)
24
6
Greenland
PG-13
24
6

John learns about a comet that is headed towards Earth, and can destroy everything. He is selected as part of the government’s evacuation drive. Surrounded by panic and lawlessness around him, he tries his best to save his family.

Role:
John Garrity
19. Angel Has Fallen (2019)
25
6
Angel Has Fallen
R
25
6

Secret Service agent Mike Banning is recommended promotion to the position of Director of the Secret Service by the President. However, Mike hides the fact that he suffers from migraines, chronic back pain and insomnia and is dependent on painkillers. Things take a turn when Mike is falsely accused of carrying out an attack on the president during a fishing trip. He is sent to a detention facility, but Mike manages to escape.

Role:
Mike Banning
Starring:
Danny Huston, Piper Perabo, Nick Nolte, Jada Pinkett Smith, Morgan Freeman, Piper Perabo
Directed By:
Ric Roman Waugh
20. Reign of Fire (2002)
19
7
Reign of Fire
PG-13
19
7

At a young age, Quinn witnesses the awakening of fire-breathing dragons and the subsequent death of his mother while protecting him. Two decades later, Quinn is responsible for protecting a group of people from the dragons who have destroyed much of humanity. There appears to be little hope, but when dragon Slayer Van Zan arrives, the two get together to face the powerful monster.

Role:
Creedy
Starring:
Matthew McConaughey, Christian Bale, Izabella Scorupco, Scott Moutter
Directed By:
Rob Bowman
21. Copshop (2021)
16
5
Copshop
R
16
5

Copshop is an action crime thriller film which tells the story of Teddy Murretto, a con artist, who is on the run from a dangerous assassin. He comes up with a plan, and he punches Valerie Young, a rookie police officer to get himself arrested and locked up in a small-town police station, hoping this will keep him safe. However, things get ugly when the hitman turns up at the precinct and the unsuspecting cop finds herself caught in the crosshairs.

Role:
Bob Viddick
Starring:
Frank Grillo
22. Coriolanus (2011)
10
5
Coriolanus
R
10
5

Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, this film tells the story of a Roman General Coriolanus who fails to win the support of his people. After he is banished, he swears revenge and allies with the enemies instead.

Role:
Tullus Aufidius
Starring:
Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain, Ashraf Barhom, Lubna Azabal, Zoran Cica
Directed By:
23. The Game of Their Lives (2005)
10
4
The Game of Their Lives
PG
10
4
Role:
Frank Borghi
Starring:
John Rhys-Davies, Patrick Stewart, Costas Mandylor, Wes Bentley, Jay Rodan
Directed By:
David Anspaugh
24. Nim's Island (2008)
13
4
Nim's Island
PG
13
4

Young Nim Rusoe, who lives on an isolated island with her scientist father, befriends animals and reads ‘Alex Rover’ adventure books. When her father doesn’t return from sea, a worried Nim writes to Alex Rover for help, unaware that Alex is an agoraphobic woman, Alexandra. Finding courage from their fictional hero, Nim waits for help while Alexandra undertakes long journey to reach Nim. 

Role:
Jack Rusoe / Alex Rover
Starring:
Jodie Foster, Abigail Breslin, Michael Carman, Mark Brady
Directed By:
Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
25. London Has Fallen (2016)
23
8
London Has Fallen
R
23
8

Following the sudden death of the British Prime Minister, the G7 leaders attend his funeral in London, but become the target of a coordinated attack by terrorists that only the US President survives. Still being pursued by the terrorists, Secret Service Agent Mike Banning must work together with an MI-6 agent to ensure the safety of the President.

Starring:
Charlotte Riley, Morgan Freeman, Aaron Eckhart, Angela Bassett, Alon Aboutboul, Waleed Zuaiter, Adel Bencherif
Directed By:
Babak Najafi
26. Keepers (2018)
15
6
Keepers
R
15
6
Role:
James
Starring:
Gary Lewis, Peter Mullan, Søren Malling, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson
Directed By:
Kristoffer Nyholm
27. Beowulf & Grendel (2005)
10
4
Beowulf & Grendel
R
10
4
Role:
Beowulf
Starring:
Stellan Skarsgård, Hringur Ingvarsson, Spencer Wilding, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson
Directed By:
Sturla Gunnarsson
28. Gamer (2009)
21
7
Gamer
R
21
7

In future, computer programmer Ken Castle creates a mind control game wherein death row convicts fight for their freedom; but they are controlled by their users. The champions here are John Kable Tillman and his handler Simon. Kable realises that to get back to his normal life, he must escape the game and reveal to the world Castle’s plan to control the entire country with his technology.

Role:
Kable
Starring:
Keith David, Michael C. Hall, John Leguizamo, Kyra Sedgwick, Aaron Yoo, Milo Ventimiglia, Logan Lerman
Directed By:
Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
29. Playing for Keeps (2012)
13
5
Playing for Keeps
PG-13
13
5

In order to bond with his son, former soccer star George Dryer starts to coach a boys’ football team. However, this proves difficult as the attractive mothers of his students try to pursue him at every turn.

Role:
George
Starring:
Dennis Quaid, Judy Greer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Uma Thurman, Jessica Biel
Directed By:
Gabriele Muccino
30. Timeline (2003)
12
5
Timeline
PG-13
12
5

While excavating a site in France, Professor Johnston finds some discrepancies and travels to USA to consult with his sponsor. Shortly his team members find his bifocals and a note begging for help; both of which date back to fourteenth century. When contacted, the sponsor tells them that to find Johnson they too must travel back in time. All but one agree. 

Role:
Andre Marek
Starring:
Paul Walker, Michael Sheen, Lambert Wilson, Billy Connolly, Frances O'Connor, David Thewlis
Directed By:
Richard Donner
31. Last Seen Alive (2022)
16
9
Last Seen Alive
A
16
9

While driving his wife to her parents’ house, things get ugly for Will Spann, when she disappears all of a sudden, at a gas station. He starts to panic, and eventually informs the authorities, but he becomes a prime suspect himself. Soon, Detective Paterson is assigned to investigate the case, but he suspects that Will might be involved in his wife’s disappearance.  

Role:
Will Spann
32. Last Seen Alive (2022)
17
6
Last Seen Alive
R
17
6

Last Seen Alive is an action thriller film which tells the story of Will Spann, who is driving his wife to her parents’ house. When she disappears at a gas station, Will begins to panic and senses that something isn’t right. When he alerts the authorities, he himself becomes a suspect. He is soon forced to run from them, and do what is necessary, to find his wife before it is too late.

Role:
Will Spann
33. Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003)
16
9
Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life
PG-13
16
9

The sequel to Lara Croft: Tomb Raider follows badass archeologist Lara Croft on her quest to find Pandora’s box which contains deadly organisms capable of killing millions. She is in a race against time to stop criminals Jonathan Reiss and Chen Lo from finding and using the box for evil. 

Role:
Terry Sheridan
Starring:
Angelina Jolie, Noah Taylor, Til Schweiger, Ciarán Hinds, Chris Barrie
Directed By:
Jan de Bont
34. The Bounty Hunter (2010)
21
7
The Bounty Hunter
PG-13
21
7

The Bounty Hunter is a romantic comedy that revolves around a cop-turned-bounty hunter entrusted with bringing to court his ex-wife, an investigative reporter, who has violated the terms of her bail. Starring Jennifer Anniston and Gerard Butler, the film takes an action-packed turn when the couple decides to put aside their differences and investigate a narcotics and gambling story.

Role:
Milo Boyd
Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Christine Baranski, Jason Sudeikis, Joel Marsh Garland, Gio Perez
Directed By:
Andy Tennant
35. Shooters (2002)
7
4
Shooters
R
7
4
Role:
Jackie Junior
Starring:
Melanie Lynskey, Adrian Dunbar, Jason Hughes, Andrew Howard, Louis Dempsey
Directed By:
Colin Teague, Glenn Durfort
36. Gods of Egypt (2016)
13
8
Gods of Egypt
PG-13
13
8

Jealous Set, the God of darkness and violence, kills his brother Osiris at the coronation of Osiris's son Horus, and seizing the throne of Egypt, declares that humans have to pay riches to pass into afterlife. A young thief named Bek attempts to retrieve the eyes of exiled god Horus in exchange for his girlfriend's life.

Starring:
Brenton Thwaites, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Élodie Yung, John Samaha, Courtney Eaton
Directed By:
Alex Proyas
37. Geostorm (2017)
15
7
Geostorm
PG-13
15
7

An intricate system of climate-controlling satellites called the ‘Dutch Boy’ starts malfunctioning and creating natural disasters all over the world. When its chief architect Jake Lawson is called back to investigate and fix the issue, he discovers a much deeper conspiracy that endangers not only his life but the entire planet. 

Role:
Jake
Starring:
Abbie Cornish, Robert Sheehan, Mare Winningham, Andy Garcia
Directed By:
Dean Devlin
38. Dracula 2000 (2000)
10
5
Dracula 2000
R
10
5

This supernatural action horror film tells the story of a group of thieves who break into a high-security vault expecting to find painting, but instead they find a crypt that has been unopened for 100 years. They open it, only to unleash the ancient terror of Count Dracula.   

Role:
Dracula
Starring:
Jennifer Esposito, Christopher Plummer, Nathan Fillion, Jeri Ryan, Jonny Lee Miller, Shane West, Justine Waddell
Directed By:
Patrick Lussier
39. Movie 43 (2013)
9
9
Movie 43
R
9
9

An unsuccessful screenwriter, pitches in shockingly outrageous story ideas to a studio executive in this anthology comprising fourteen interlinked short films. It is directed by twelve different directors and stars famous Hollywood names. 

Starring:
Richard Gere, Stephen Merchant, Patrick Warburton, Liev Schreiber, Greg Kinnear, Johnny Knoxville, Naomi Watts
40. Tale of the Mummy (1998)
4
5
Tale of the Mummy
R
4
5
Starring:
Christopher Lee, Jason Scott Lee, Louise Lombard, Sean Pertwee
Directed By:
Russell Mulcahy
41. Wrath of Gods (2006)
10
3
Wrath of Gods
10
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Sturla Gunnarsson, Andrew Rai Berzins, Martin Delaney, Eric Jordan
Directed By:
Jon Einarsson Gustafsson
42. Please! (2001)
10
3
Please!
10
3
Role:
Peter
Starring:
Bernice Stegers, Kate Ashfield, Danny Midwinter, Lauren Cooke Gannon
Directed By:
Paul Black
43. In Search of Ted Demme (2010)
8
3
In Search of Ted Demme
8
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Steve Buscemi, Paul Thomas Anderson, Jerry Bruckheimer, Jason Barry, Steve Buscemi
44. Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula' (2005)
6
3
Needlework Pictures Presents Francesco Vezzoli in Gore Vidal's 'Caligula'
6
3
Role:
Prefect Cassius Chaerea
Starring:
Milla Jovovich, Helen Mirren, Michelle Phillips, Courtney Love, Benicio Del Toro, Karen Black, Gore Vidal
Directed By:
Francesco Vezzoli
45. The Cherry Orchard (1999)
8
3
The Cherry Orchard
8
3
Starring:
Owen Teale, Melanie Lynskey, Xander Berkeley, Charlotte Rampling, Alan Bates
Directed By:
Mihalis Kakogiannis
46. One More Kiss (1999)
6
4
One More Kiss
6
4
Role:
Sam
Starring:
James Cosmo, Carl Proctor, Valerie Edmond, Valerie Gogan
Directed By:
Vadim Jean
47. Little White Lies (1998)
5
4
Little White Lies
5
4
Role:
Peter
Starring:
Janie Dee, Tara Fitzgerald, Cherie Lunghi, Peter Bowles
Directed By:
Philip Saville
48. Guilty Hearts (2006)
4
4
Guilty Hearts
R
4
4
Role:
Peter
Starring:
Anna Faris, Eva Mendes, Kathy Bates, Julie Delpy
Directed By:
Phil Dornfeld, Benjamin Ross, Paul Black, George Augusto, Savina Dellicour
49. Fast Food (1999)
4
4
Fast Food
4
4
Role:
Jacko
Starring:
Douglas Henshall, Iddo Goldberg, Stephen Lord, Miles Anderson, Emily Woof
Directed By:
Stewart Sugg

Animation Movies

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)
28
6
How to Train Your Dragon
TV-PG
28
6

On the Island of Berk, a young Viking, Hiccup wishes to join the fight against dragons and protect his village. However, he is deemed unfit for the role by his father. He still manages to capture a dragon, only to realise that he has no desire to kill it. The two instead become friends and Hiccup learns more about dragons and why they attack.

Role:
Stoick (voice)
Starring:
Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, David Tennant, America Ferrera, Kristen Wiig, Craig Ferguson
Directed By:
Dean DeBlois, Chris Sanders
How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)
16
4
How to Train Your Dragon 2
PG
16
4

The sequel to the beloved children’s classic How to Train Your Dragon (2010), the movie finds Hiccup and Toothless and their friends united against the power-hungry warlord Drago Bludvist. Hiccup must not only rescue the dragons from Drago’s army but reunite with his mother Valka, Stoic’s long-lost wife.  

Role:
Stoick (voice)
Starring:
Cate Blanchett, Jonah Hill, Craig Ferguson, Jay Baruchel, America Ferrera, Kristen Wiig
Directed By:
Dean DeBlois
Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon Legends (2010)
7
2
Dreamworks How to Train Your Dragon Legends
7
2
Role:
(voice)
Starring:
Jay Baruchel
Directed By:
Tom Owens
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)
7
2
Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury
7
2
Role:
Stoick the Vast (voice)
Starring:
Craig Ferguson, Kristen Wiig, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel
Directed By:
Tom Owens
Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)
6
3
Tales of the Black Freighter
R
6
3
Role:
The Sea Captain (voice)
Starring:
Jared Harris, Cam Clarke, Siobhan Flynn, Salli Saffioti
Directed By:
Daniel DelPurgatorio, Mike Smith
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon (2010)
6
3
Legend of the Boneknapper Dragon
TV-PG
6
3
Role:
Stoick (voice)
Starring:
America Ferrera, Craig Ferguson, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel, Kristen Wiig
Directed By:
John Puglisi

TV Shows

The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star
10
2
The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock Star
10
2
Role:
Marty Claymore
Starring:
Keith Allen, Ciarán McMenamin, Simone Lahbib, Jenny Foster Hughes
Directed By:
Sheree Folkson, Kieron J. Walsh
The Jury
12
3
The Jury
12
3
Role:
Johnnie Donne
Starring:
Derek Jacobi, Meera Syal, Nicholas Farrell, Paul Bhattacharjee, Nina Sosanya, Stuart Bunce
Directed By:
Michael Offer, Pete Travis
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
8
3
An Unsuitable Job for a Woman
8
3
Starring:
Ian McDiarmid, Phyllis Logan, Annette Crosbie, Struan Rodger, Helen Baxendale, Rosemary Leach
Directed By:
Ben Bolt, David Evans, Mary McMurray, John Strickland
Jewel of the Sahara (2001)
8
3
Jewel of the Sahara
8
3
Role:
Captain Charles Belamy
Starring:
Ori Pfeffer, Clifford David, Peter Franzén, Ralph Lister
Directed By:
Ariel Vromen
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married
7
3
Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married
7
3
Starring:
Zoë Eeles, Niall Buggy, Cameron Jack, Sam Loggin
Directed By:
Sarah Hellings, Brian Grant
Attila
29
13
Attila
29
13
Starring:
Tim Curry, Isla Fisher, Steven Berkoff, Tommy Flanagan, Jonathan Hyde
Directed By:
Dick Lowry

Gerard Butler Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
300 Best Fight 2007