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List of Heath Ledger Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Dark Knight (2008)
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The Dark Knight
PG-13
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Considered to be one of the best superhero films ever made, The Dark Knight is the saga of the Batman’s quest to rid the city of Gotham of organized crime. Heath Ledger won a posthumous Best Supporting Actor Oscar for his portrayal of deadly antagonist Joker in the highest grosser of 2008.

Role:
Joker
Directed By:
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor, MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Villain, People's Choice Award for Favorite Cast, People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up
2. The Patriot (2000)
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7
The Patriot
R
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7

Benjamin Martin, tormented by his brutality during the French and Indian War, is living peacefully on his plantation with his seven children and does not support the Continental Army fearing another war. However, he is forced into a guerrilla war against the British when ruthless Colonel William Tavington burns his plantation and kills one of his sons.

Role:
Gabriel Martin
Starring:
Mel Gibson, Logan Lerman, Adam Baldwin, Donal Logue, Chris Cooper, Joely Richardson, Jason Isaacs
Directed By:
Roland Emmerich
3. A Knight's Tale (2001)
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A Knight's Tale
PG-13
100
11

After his master dies, William Thatcher, a peasant squire, decides to wear his armor to impersonate him, and soon he creates a new identify for himself as a knight. Fueled by desire for food and glory, he starts taking part in more and more tournaments.

Role:
William Thatcher
Starring:
Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell, Shannyn Sossamon, Laura Fraser
Directed By:
Brian Helgeland
4. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)
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10 Things I Hate About You
PG-13
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Cameron James, a high school student wants to date another student Bianaca Stratford; however, she cannot. Her father’s rule prevent her from dating anyone till the time her elder sister Kat begins dating first. To enable Bianca to date, Cameron attempts to set up the ill-tempered, aggressive and antisocial Kat with another rebellious boy – Patrick.

Role:
Patrick Verona
Directed By:
Gil Junger
5. Candy (2006)
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Candy
R
34
7

A poet falls in love with an art student who also shares his love of heroin. They both get attached to one another as much they are to the drug. Their relationship takes them on a journey of oblivion, despair and eventually self-destruction. 

Role:
Dan
Starring:
Abbie Cornish, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Budge, Roberto Meza Mont
Directed By:
Neil Armfield
6. Monster's Ball (2001)
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5
Monster's Ball
R
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5

Hank Grotowski, and his son, Sonny, are prison guards. While overseeing the execution of murderer, Lawrence Musgrove, the gentle Sonny vomits and collapses. Later Sonny commits suicide because of Hank. Out of grief, Hank retires and coincidentally starts a relationship with Lawrence’s widow Leticia, who is also grieving the death of her son Tyrell. 

Role:
Sonny Grotowski
Starring:
Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton, Taylor Simpson, Gabrielle Witcher, Amber Rules
Directed By:
Marc Forster
7. Two Hands (1999)
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Two Hands
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6

After some loot disappears, a 19 year old boy is forced to run from the gangsters who are after the money. Meanwhile, the loot is found by some street kids, who start a shopping spree.

Role:
Jimmy
Starring:
Rose Byrne, Bryan Brown, David Field, Tom Long
Directed By:
Gregor Jordan
8. The Four Feathers (2002)
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5
The Four Feathers
PG-13
16
5

This adventure war film revolves around a young British officer, who resigns from his regiment just before the battle. Therefore, people start regarding him as a coward. Eventually, he decides to go on a mission to prove his worth.

Starring:
Michael Sheen, Kate Hudson, Wes Bentley, Mohamed Bouich, Campbell Brown
Directed By:
Shekhar Kapur
9. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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Brokeback Mountain
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Rodeo cowboy Jack and ranch hand Ennis meet after they are hired as sheep herders in Wyoming and gradually develop a deep bond which culminates in a passionate romantic encounter on a drunken night on Brokeback Mountain. They soon settle separately, but continue a complicated affair for nearly two decades, leading to a tragedy.

Role:
Ennis Del Mar
Directed By:
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss
10. Casanova (2005)
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Casanova
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6

Giacomo Casanova, a womanizer, falls in love with a woman, and decides to disguise himself as a man who is about to get married to her, but gets caught. However, he still tries to win her heart, and in the process, realizes the meaning of love. 

Role:
Casanova
Starring:
Directed By:
Lasse Hallström
11. Lords of Dogtown (2005)
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Lords of Dogtown
PG-13
20
7

Lords of Dogtown is a biographical drama film depicting the lives of three young pioneering skateboarders who swiftly rise to stardom. However, as they face different challenges in their personal lives, they find their brotherhood threatened. 

Starring:
Alexis Arquette, Emile Davenport Hirsch, America Ferrera, Tony Hawk, Rebecca De Mornay, Johnny Knoxville, Bai Ling
Directed By:
Catherine Hardwicke
12. The Brothers Grimm (2005)
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The Brothers Grimm
PG-13
26
7

Set in the 19th century French-occupied Germany, it is a story of two travelling con-artists, Will and Jacob Grimm, who earn by pretending to drive away witches and evil forces. Then they encounter creatures of a haunted forest and a real magical curse which made young girls disappear mysteriously. Their courage is put to test as they fight an evil sorceress. 

Starring:
Matt Damon, Jonathan Pryce, Monica Bellucci, Lena Headey, Peter Stormare, Petr Ratimec, Barbora Lukesová
Directed By:
13. I'm Not There. (2007)
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5
I'm Not There.
R
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5

I’m Not There is a 2007 musical drama film, in which six diverse characters inspired by the life and music of Bob Dylan, portray different aspects of his life.  

Role:
Robbie
Starring:
Cate Blanchett, Richard Gere, David Cross, Bruce Greenwood, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Ben Whishaw, Kris Kristofferson
Directed By:
Todd Haynes
14. The Order (2003)
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The Order
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17
8
Role:
Alex Bernier
Starring:
Shannyn Sossamon, Benno Fürmann, Mark Addy, Peter Weller
Directed By:
Brian Helgeland
15. The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009)
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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
PG-13
21
13

A fantastical morality tale, set in the present-day, THE MOVIE It tells the story of Dr. Parnassus and his 'Imaginarium', a traveling show where members of the audience get opportunity to choose between light and joy or darkness and gloom. An inveterate gambler, thousands of years ago Dr. Parnassus made a bet with the devil, Mr. Nick, in which he won immortality. Centuries later, on meeting his one true love, Dr. Parnassus made another deal with the devil, trading his immortality for youth, on condition that when his daughter reached her 16th birthday, she would become the property of Mr Nick.

Starring:
Johnny Depp, Tom Waits, Jude Law, Peter Stormare, Christopher Plummer, Gwendoline Christie, Colin Farrell
Directed By:
16. Ned Kelly (2003)
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4
Ned Kelly
R
9
4

Ned Kelly is an action adventure film which tells the story of an innocent man who is being blamed for a crime. He goes into hiding, but soon the news spreads, making him one of the most wanted criminals worldwide.

Role:
Ned Kelly
Starring:
Emily Browning, Joel Edgerton, Naomi Watts, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush
Directed By:
Gregor Jordan
17. Blackrock (1997)
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Blackrock
6
5
Starring:
Essie Davis, Bojana Novakovic, Laurence Breuls, Linda Cropper, Simon Lyndon, Chris Haywood
Directed By:
Steven Vidler
18. Paws (1997)
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Paws
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4
Starring:
Billy Connolly, Nathan Cavaleri, Emilie François, Joe Petruzzi, Caroline Gillmer
Directed By:
Karl Zwicky

TV Shows

Modest Mouse: King Rat (2009)
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2
Modest Mouse: King Rat
11
2
Directed By:
Heath Ledger
N'Fa Jones: Cause an Effect (2009)
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N'Fa Jones: Cause an Effect
8
3
Directed By:
Heath Ledger
Ship to Shore
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4
Ship to Shore
8
4
Starring:
Clinton Voss, Kimberley Stark, Greg Carroll, Francoise Sas
Directed By:
Kendal Flanagan, Mark Defriest, Geoffrey Nottage, Karl Zwicky, James Mairata
Roar
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Roar
11
6
Role:
Conor
Starring:
Keri Russell, Vera Farmiga, Joe Bugner, Lisa Zane, Sebastian Roché, John Saint Ryan
Directed By:
Ian Toynton, Jefery Levy
Sweat
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Sweat
6
4
Starring:
Simon Baker, Martin Henderson, Inge Hornstra, Melissa Thomas, Tai Nguyen
Directed By:
Karl Zwicky, Malcolm Mcdonald, Malcolm McDonald, Dan Burstall, Steve Jodrell
Home and Away
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Home and Away
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Starring:
Isabel Lucas, Phoebe Tonkin, Jason Clarke, Chris Hemsworth, Dominic Purcell, Michael Palin, Samara Weaving
Directed By:
David Gould, Geoffrey Nottage, Scott Hartford-Davis, Danny Raco, Mark Piper

Special Appearance/Cameo

Clowning Around (1992)
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Clowning Around
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Role:
Orphan Clown (uncredited)
Starring:
Clayton Williamson, Ernie Dingo, Rebecca Smart, Jean-Michel Dagory
Directed By:
George Whaley

Heath Ledger Awards

Academy Awards
The Dark Knight Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role 2009
Golden Globe Awards
The Dark Knight Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2009
People's Choice Awards
The Dark Knight Favorite Cast 2009
The Dark Knight Favorite On-Screen Match-Up 2009
BAFTA Awards
The Dark Knight Best Supporting Actor 2009
MTV Movie & TV Awards
Brokeback Mountain Best Kiss 2006
The Dark Knight Best Villain 2009