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List of Guy Pearce Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Memento (2000)
25
5
Memento
R
25
5

Ex-insurance investigator Leonard Shelby suffers from short-term memory loss caused by a head injury sustained while trying to stop his wife's murderer. He is determined to track down the culprit, who he suspects is someone named John G, and desperately attempts to retain information by taking copious notes, Polaroid photos, and by etching tattoos over his body.

As:
Cast
Role:
Leonard
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Carrie-Anne Moss, Joe Pantoliano, Mark Boone Junior, Callum Keith Rennie
2. L.A. Confidential (1997)
21
4
L.A. Confidential
TV-MA
21
4

Based on James Ellroy's 1990 bestselling novel, L.A. Confidential follows three LAPD officers—Bud White, Ed Exley and Jack Vincennes—as they go about investigating multiple murders at a downtown Los Angeles coffee shop, in the early 1950s, in their own individual way.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ed Exley
Director:
Curtis Hanson
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
3. The King's Speech (2010)
15
5
The King's Speech
R
15
5

The movie is based on the true story of King George VI who suffered from speech impediment. When his elder brother abdicates the throne and he is crowned the King of Britain, he is little unsure. However, with the help of his speech therapist, Lionel Logue, who employs unconventional method, he eventually manages to deliver a radio address when Britain declares war on Germany in 1939.

As:
Cast
Director:
Tom Hooper
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Derek Jacobi, Robert Portal, Richard Dixon
4. The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)
15
3
The Count of Monte Cristo
PG-13
15
3

Based on Alexandre Dumas’ novel the movie follows Edmond Dantes who is falsely accused of treason and imprisoned after being betrayed by his friend Fernand Mondeg, Danglars, and Villefort. He escapes from prison to take revenge on those who wronged him and rescue the love of his life, Mercédès Mondego from Fernand. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Fernand Mondego
Director:
Kevin Reynolds
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Thriller, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Henry Cavill, Jim Caviezel, Richard Harris, James Frain, Dagmara Dominczyk
5. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
17
2
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
R
17
2

The story revolves around two drag queens, Anthony and Adam, who decide to take their act of performing their unique style of cabaret on the road along with transsexual Bernadette. As they travel across the desert in their colorful bus, Priscilla, performing for homophobic locals and enthusiastic crowds, Bernadette and Adam realize a truth about Anthony and the reason why he took the job. The truth may not only pose a threat to their act but will also affect their friendship.

As:
Cast
Role:
Adam / Felicia
Director:
Stephan Elliott
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Hugo Weaving, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell, John Casey
6. The Hurt Locker (2008)
15
3
The Hurt Locker
R
15
3

Following the experiences of an Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team that is targeted by insurgents, this war movie explores their psychological reactions to the stress of combat. Earning near-universal acclaim from critics, the film won six Academy Awards. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sergeant Matt Thompson
Director:
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres:
Thriller, War, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Ralph Fiennes, Evangeline Lilly, Anthony Mackie, Brian Geraghty, Jeremy Renner
7. The Proposition (2005)
12
2
The Proposition
R
12
2

The Proposition is a Western drama film, which tells the story of a notorious outlaw, who after being apprehended by a lawman, receives a proposition. He has to kill his older brother within nine days, or his younger brother will be executed. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Burns
Director:
John Hillcoat
Genres:
Western, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Emily Watson, John Hurt, Noah Taylor, Richard Wilson, Jeremy Madrona
8. Lawless (2012)
13
2
Lawless
R
13
2

Inspired by a true-life story and set in 1931’s Prohibition era, this movie revolves around three Bondurant brothers who run a bootlegging business in Virginia. When the brothers refuse to pay bribe to the crooked new Special Deputy, Charles Rakes, he ruthlessly chases them in search of their distillery, triggering a brutal war between the locals and the corrupt authorities. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie Rakes
Director:
John Hillcoat
Genres:
Crime, Drama
9. The Road (2009)
13
2
The Road
R
13
2

The Road is a thriller-drama revolving around a man and his son trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world by going on a journey along the coast to the south. Viggo Mortensen stars as the father, who scavenges for food and protects himself and his son, played by Kodi Smit-McPhee, from cannibals, with only two bullets left in his gun.

As:
Cast
Role:
Veteran
Director:
John Hillcoat
Genres:
Adventure, Drama
10. Animal Kingdom (2010)
12
2
Animal Kingdom
R
12
2

After his mother dies of overdose, seventeen years old Joshua J Cody moves in with his estranged grandmother, a loving matriarch of a Melbourne crime family and is quickly indoctrinated into their line of trade. But very soon, he is spotted by an honest cop, who realizes his condition and offers him an opportunity to go straight. 

As:
Cast
Director:
David Michôd
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
11. Iron Man Three (2013)
13
3
Iron Man Three
PG-13
13
3

The seventh film in the Iron Man film series, Iron Man Three sees Tony Stark suffering from stress, anxiety and insomnia after the battle of New York. Soon, he finds himself pitted against a powerful and mysterious foe, Mandarin. When his close ones get attacked, Tony goes after those responsible and in process discovers that an event from past is connected to the present. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Aldrich Killian
Director:
Shane Black
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action
12. Prometheus (2012)
16
2
Prometheus
R
16
2

When a star map is discovered among the various ancient cultures of earth, it is deduced that it is a clue to the origin of humanity. Following the map a team of explorers, aboard spaceship Prometheus, embark on a journey to a distant planet. Soon, they get involved in a dangerous battle to save the human race from extinction.

As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Weyland
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Idris Elba, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Noomi Rapace, Idris Elba
13. Holding the Man (2015)
11
3
Holding the Man
11
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Neil Armfield
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Geoffrey Rush, Anthony LaPaglia, Kerry Fox, Gina Riley
14. Brimstone (2016)
13
2
Brimstone
R
13
2

Liz must save herself and her family from the Reverend, who wants to punish her, after she is wrongly accused of a crime.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Reverend
Director:
Martin Koolhoven
Genres:
Western, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington, Carice van Houten, Paul Anderson
15. Ravenous (1999)
14
2
Ravenous
R
14
2

Capt. John Boyd investigates a remote Army outpost on the Western frontier when he gets the reports of missing persons at Fort Spencer. He embarks on a rescue mission with his regiment, however things turn ugly when they are attacked by a sadistic cannibal.

As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. John Boyd
Director:
Antonia Bird
Genres:
Horror
Star Cast:
David Arquette, Jeffrey Jones, Robert Carlyle, Jeremy Davies
16. Two Brothers (2004)
12
2
Two Brothers
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Aidan McRory
Director:
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Freddie Highmore, Jean-Claude Dreyfus, Oanh Nguyen
17. Traitor (2008)
12
2
Traitor
PG-13
12
2

Samir, an Arabic-speaking Sudanese-American and devout Muslim, was a Special Forces Engineer Sergeant with the U.S. Army. Currently he is seen operating as an arm dealer, who gets involved with a terrorist group. Very soon, he comes under the scanner of a US intelligence contractor, who starts tracking him. But is Samir what he appears to be?

As:
Cast
Role:
Roy Clayton
Director:
Jeffrey Nachmanoff
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Jeff Daniels, Archie Panjabi, Don Cheadle, Saïd Taghmaoui, Neal McDonough
18. Alien: Covenant (2017)
13
3
Alien: Covenant
R
13
3

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, uncredited
Director:
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
James Franco, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride
19. Genius (2016)
10
2
Genius
PG-13
10
2

A renowned book editor named Maxwell Perkins, befriends a novelist named Thomas Wolfe, while they are working on a project. After Perkins publishes Wolfe’s novel, it turns out to be a great success, and Perkins and Wolfe become best friends. However, Wolfe’s relationship with a married woman who is twenty years older to him, gets complicated after the publication.

As:
Cast
Role:
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Director:
Michael Grandage
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
20. Mary Queen of Scots (2018)
11
2
Mary Queen of Scots
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Josie Rourke
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
David Tennant, Margot Robbie, Saoirse Ronan, Angela Bain
21. In Her Skin (2009)
11
2
In Her Skin
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Barber
Director:
Simone North
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Sam Neill, Rebecca Gibney, Miranda Otto, Kate Bell
22. The Rover (2014)
12
2
The Rover
R
12
2

The film is set 10 years after the global economic collapse. The Australian outback has now become infested with poverty and crime, in the midst of which a loner continues to wander about in his car until it is stolen by a bunch of criminals. Bent on retrieving his only possession, he soon embarks on a dangerous journey, killing anybody who comes in his way.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Eric
Director:
David Michôd
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Pattinson, Chan Kien, Tek Kong Lim, Tawanda Manyimo
23. Breathe In (2013)
13
4
Breathe In
R
13
4

Breathe In is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a musician Keith Reynolds, who develops a unique bond with a young foreign exchange student named Sophie.

As:
Cast
Role:
Keith Reynolds
Director:
Drake Doremus
Genres:
Romance, Drama
24. Till Human Voices Wake Us (2002)
12
3
Till Human Voices Wake Us
R
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Sam Franks
Director:
Michael Petroni
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Helena Bonham Carter, Brooke Harman, Frank Gallacher, Lindley Joyner
25. Dating the Enemy (1996)
10
3
Dating the Enemy
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Brett
Director:
Megan Simpson Huberman
Genres:
Romance, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Claudia Karvan, Lisa Hensley, Pippa Grandison, Matt Day
26. Rules of Engagement (2000)
10
3
Rules of Engagement
R
10
3

Col. Terry Childers is a Marine veteran and a hero. A decorated officer and a patriot, he is now being court martialled for opening fire on what is claimed to be peaceful demonstration in front of the US Embassy in Yemen. To defend him, he chooses an old comrade-in-arms, whom he had saved years ago during the Vietnam War. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Major Biggs
Director:
William Friedkin
Genres:
War, Thriller, Drama
28. First Snow (2006)
11
3
First Snow
R
11
3

Jimmy Starks is a slick salesman, whose car breaks down in a small town in Mexico. While his car is with the mechanic, he visits a low-rent fortune teller, hoping that it will pass the time. However, the information he receives from the fortune teller gives him a shock.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Starks
Director:
Mark Fergus
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Piper Perabo, J.K. Simmons, Steven Michael Quezada, Nicholas Ballas
29. Seeking Justice (2011)
12
3
Seeking Justice
R
12
3

Seeking Justice is an action thriller film about a husband who enlists the services of a vigilante group, in order to take revenge from an assailant who brutally attacked his wife. Later, he discovers that the group wants a ‘favor’ from him in return. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Simon
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
30. Lockout (2012)
12
2
Lockout
PG-13
12
2

In the near future, Emilie, the idealistic daughter of the US President, visits maximum security space penitentiary 'MS One' to investigate mistreatment of the prisoners kept in stasis. When the prisoners escape and take her hostage, wrongly convicted CIA operative, Snow, is offered to prove his innocence and rescue her in a dangerous mission to the outer-space prison.

As:
Cast
Role:
Snow
Director:
Steve Saint Leger, James Mather
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Action, Adventure, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Maggie Grace, Peter Stormare, Lennie James, Vincent Regan
32. Bedtime Stories (2008)
10
2
Bedtime Stories
PG
10
2

Hotel Handyman, Skeeter Bronson, works at his former family hotel Sunny Vista Motel. When Skeeter’s nephew and niece come to stay with him, he tells them fantastical stories with the children adding new elements. However when these stories start coming true Skeeter’s life turns upside down, but for the better. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kendall
Director:
Adam Shankman
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Family, Romance
33. The Time Machine (2002)
14
3
The Time Machine
PG-13
14
3

Loosely adapted from H. G. Wells 1895 novel The Time Machine, the film follows Dr. Alexander Hartdegen, a professor, scientist and inventor. After loosing his fiancée, he devotes himself to building a time machine so that he can travel back in past and prevent her murder. When he fails to change the past, he travels into future and comes across human races that he has never imagined.

As:
Cast
Role:
Alexander Hartdegen
Director:
Simon Wells
Genres:
Adventure, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
Alan Young, Jeremy Irons, Mark Addy, Phyllida Law, Sienna Guillory
34. Equals (2015)
9
3
Equals
PG-13
9
3

This science fiction film takes us to a dystopian future where a society exists known as the Collective. The society has put an end to crime and violence by eliminating all human emotion. However, due to a mysterious disease, two humans Nia and Silas, develop feelings for each other, which causes a lot of problems.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Drake Doremus
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Kristen Stewart, Nicholas Hoult, Scott Lawrence, Vernetta Lopez, Kate Lyn Sheil
35. The Hard Word (2002)
10
2
The Hard Word
R
10
2

After spending some time in prison for armed robbery, Dale, Mal and Shane, three brothers prepare for a bank heist prepared by their underhanded lawyer Frank. Things get complicated after Dale finds out that while he was been away, Frank has been sleeping with his wife Carol.  Although he understands that his attorney is up to no good, Dale and his brothers agree to pull off a final heist.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Dale Twentyman
Director:
Scott Roberts
Genres:
Comedy, Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Joel Edgerton, Robert Taylor, Rachel Griffiths, Nash Edgerton
36. Death Defying Acts (2007)
9
3
Death Defying Acts
PG
9
3

Death Defying Acts is a suspense drama film which revolves around Harry Houdini, famous escapologist and illusionist, who is on a tour of Britain in 1926. He soon meets Mary McGarvie, and her daughter Benji, who try to con him. Eventually Houdini and Mary find themselves attracted to each other, and end up having a passionate affair.

As:
Cast
Role:
Harry Houdini
Director:
Gillian Armstrong
Genres:
Romance, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Timothy Spall, Saoirse Ronan, Malcolm Shields
38. Bloodshot (2020)
11
3
Bloodshot
PG-13
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Emil Harting
Director:
Dave Wilson
Genres:
Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Vin Diesel, Eiza González, Talulah Riley, Toby Kebbell, Sam Heughan
39. Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2010)
9
3
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark
R
9
3

A young couple moves into a 19th-century mansion at Rhode Island with 8-year-old Sally. Terrifying creatures that feed on humans and live in the basement's old fireplace await the new residents. When Sally hears them call out her name, she follows the voices to the sealed fireplace.

As:
Cast
Director:
Troy Nixey
Genres:
Fantasy, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Katie Holmes, Guillermo del Toro, Bailee Madison, Garry McDonald, Bruce Gleeson, Eddie Ritchard
40. Spinning Man (2018)
9
2
Spinning Man
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Evan Birch
Director:
Simon Kaijser
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Pierce Brosnan, Minnie Driver, Clark Gregg, Odeya Rush
43. Donny the Drone (2017)
12
2
Donny the Drone
12
2
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Donny (voice)
Director:
Mackenzie Sheppard
Genres:
Biography, Short, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Nozomi de Lencquesaing
44. Lorne (2016)
13
2
Lorne
13
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lorne
Director:
Jesse Leaman
Genres:
Short, Thriller, Drama
45. A Slipping-Down Life (1999)
10
3
A Slipping-Down Life
R
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Drumstrings Casey
Director:
Toni Kalem
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Veronica Cartwright, Bruno Kirby, Lili Taylor, Tom Bower
46. 33 Postcards (2011)
10
3
33 Postcards
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Dean Randall
Director:
Pauline Chan
Genres:
Music, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Claudia Karvan, Rhys Muldoon, Elaine Jin, Zhu Lin
48. Heaven Tonight (1990)
9
2
Heaven Tonight
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Dysart
Director:
Pino Amenta
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Sean Scully, John Waters, Kim Gyngell, Rebecca Gilling
49. Swinging Safari (2018)
10
2
Swinging Safari
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Keith Hall
Director:
Stephan Elliott
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Julian McMahon, Radha Mitchell, Kylie Minogue, Asher Keddie
50. Friday on My Mind (1990)
8
2
Friday on My Mind
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Frank Howson
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Tommy Dysart, Abigail, Michael Lake, Zachery McKay
51. Flynn (1993)
8
2
Flynn
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Errol Flynn
Director:
Frank Howson
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
John Savage, Steven Berkoff, Claudia Karvan, Wendy Matthews
52. Hunting (1991)
7
1
Hunting
R
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sharp
Director:
Frank Howson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Savage, Kerry Armstrong, Rebecca Rigg, Jeffrey Thomas
53. Woundings (1998)
6
1
Woundings
6
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Compton
Director:
Roberta Hanley
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Twiggy, Noah Taylor, Sammi Davis, Emily Lloyd

TV Movie(s)

1. Jack Irish: Black Tide (2012)
12
2
Jack Irish: Black Tide
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Irish
Director:
Jeffrey Walker
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Aaron Pedersen, Marta Dusseldorp, Roy Billing, Damien Richardson
2. Jack Irish: Bad Debts (2012)
12
2
Jack Irish: Bad Debts
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Irish
Director:
Jeffrey Walker
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Aaron Pedersen, Marta Dusseldorp, Roy Billing, Damien Richardson
3. Jack Irish: Dead Point (2014)
12
2
Jack Irish: Dead Point
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Irish
Director:
Jeffrey Walker
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Barry Humphries, John Jarratt, Aaron Pedersen, Marta Dusseldorp
4. The Devil Game (1997)
10
2
The Devil Game
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Michael
Director:
Michael Carson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Asher Keddie, Jacqueline McKenzie, Andy Anderson, Martin Lynes

TV Shows and Videos

The Late Show (1992)
The Late Show
As:
Cast
Director:
Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Tony Martin, Mick Molloy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Russell Crowe, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Tony Martin
Jack Irish (2016)
Jack Irish
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Irish (6 episodes, 2016)
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
Aaron Pedersen, Marta Dusseldorp, Roy Billing, Shane Jacobson
Bony (1992)
Bony
As:
Cast
Genres:
Crime
Star Cast:
James Wright, Terence Cooper, Mandy Bowden, Burnum Burnum
Mildred Pierce (2011)
Mildred Pierce
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Todd Haynes
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Evan Rachel Wood, Mare Winningham, Kate Winslet, Brían F. O'Byrne, Melissa Leo, James Le Gros
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie
The Wizards of Aus (2016)
The Wizards of Aus
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Bruce Spence, Michael Shanks, Menik Gooneratne, Mark Bonanno
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga (1993)
Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
As:
Cast
Role:
Rob McGregor (65 episodes, 1994-1996)
Director:
Colin Budds, Alister Hallum, Marcus Cole, Denny Lawrence, Tim Burstall
Genres:
Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Olivia Newton-John, Hugh Jackman, Ben Mendelsohn, Wendy Hughes, Ben Geurens, Andrew Clarke
The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023 (2012)
The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter Weyland
Director:
Luke Scott
Genres:
Short, Sci-Fi
The Innocents (2018)
The Innocents
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Farren Blackburn, Jamie Donoughue
Genres:
Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Laura Birn, Percelle Ascott, Kamil Lemieszewski, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson

Guy Pearce Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Mildred Pierce Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie 2011