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List of James Gandolfini Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. True Romance (1993)
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8
True Romance
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32
8

The film is about an Elvis-fan Clarence Worley, who falls for and marries a call-girl, Alabama. While trying to retrieve her belongings, Clarence gets into a scuffle with Alabama's pimp, Drexl, and kills him. He mistakenly picks up a suitcase of cocaine in place of Alabama’s clothes. They decide to sell it in Hollywood, but are pursued by the mafia and the police. 

Directed By:
3. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
19
7
The Man Who Wasn't There
R
19
7

Barber Ed Crane is unhappy with his life and his wife Doris who he suspects of having an affair. After a blackmail attempt by Ed on Doris’s boss Big Dave Brewster goes horribly wrong, Ed finds himself in more trouble than he anticipated and tragic consequences await the Crane family. 

Role:
Big Dave Brewster
Directed By:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
4. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
36
12
Zero Dark Thirty
R
36
12

Post September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, US intelligence and military forces focussed on capturing and killing one of the most wanted men in the world – Osama Bin Laden. The movie dramatizes this search that continued for over ten years and culminated in the killing of Bin Laden by the SEALs in Pakistan.

Directed By:
Kathryn Bigelow
5. In the Loop (2009)
13
5
In the Loop
13
5

In the Loop is a political satire film which revolves around a skeptical group of British and American operatives as they attempt to prevent a war between two countries. 

Directed By:
Armando Iannucci
6. Crimson Tide (1995)
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7
Crimson Tide
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18
7

The film revolves around an incident that takes place on a ballistic missile submarine assigned to launch its missile on a Russian nuclear installation. But when the time comes only a part of the order can be decoded, resulting in a conflict between its Commanding Officer, a war veteran and his Executive Officer, a military tactic expert.  

Directed By:
7. The Mighty (1998)
9
3
The Mighty
PG-13
9
3

The Mighty is a comedy drama film which revolves around Kevin, a boy who is smart, but has a weak body. His life takes a turn when he meets Maxwell, a boy who is ridiculed for his huge size. Since they are both outcasts, an unlikely friendship soon develops between the two.

Starring:
Directed By:
Peter Chelsom
8. The Drop (2014)
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9
The Drop
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20
9

Bob Saginowski, who works as a bartender for his cousin Marv, tries to ignore the underworld activities going on in the bar. He and his neighbor Nadia grow close while nursing an injured puppy. After a robbery at the bar, Bob gets involved in the investigations that threaten to unearth several truths about the people in his life. 

Role:
Cousin Marv
Starring:
Tom Hardy, Matthias Schoenaerts, Noomi Rapace, John Ortiz
Directed By:
Michaël R. Roskam
9. Fallen (1998)
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6
Fallen
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14
6

After the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese, whom he helped to catch, Detective John Hobbes and his partner Jonesy are called in to investigate a series of demonic murders very similar to Reese’s. When they come in contact with a woman named Gretta Milano, they discover, a fallen malevolent angel might be behind all the killings. 

Role:
Lou
Directed By:
Gregory Hoblit
10. Enough Said (2013)
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5
Enough Said
PG-13
13
5

Eva is a divorced single parent, who works as massage therapist. At a party, she meets a poet, Marianne, with whom she eventually becomes friendly. Also at the same party, she is introduced to Albert, a divorcee with a teenage daughter and starts a relationship with him. The only problem is that Albert is Marianne’s ex husband. 

Starring:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette, Lennie Loftin, Jessica St. Clair, Tracey Fairaway, Christopher Nicholas Smith
Directed By:
Nicole Holofcener
11. Get Shorty (1995)
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6
Get Shorty
R
14
6

Chill Palmer, a loan-shark and movie-fan from Miami, is sent to Hollywood to collect a gambling debt from Harry Zimm, producer of tacky horror films. As Chill gets acquainted with the Hollywood bunch and toys with the idea of a film based on his life-story, he realizes that a mobster like him can easily fit in the role of a Hollywood producer. 

Starring:
John Travolta, Rene Russo, Danny DeVito, Harvey Keitel, Gene Hackman, Dennis Farina
Directed By:
Barry Sonnenfeld
12. The Last Castle (2001)
14
6
The Last Castle
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14
6

Lieutenant General Irwin, court-martialed for sending U.S. troops to Burundi in violation of presidential order, is sentenced to ten years of imprisonment at the maximum security military prison, The Castle. There he discovers rampant corruption and begins to organize the inmates, who have stopped behaving like a soldier.

Role:
Col. Winter
Starring:
Robert Redford, Robin Wright, Mark Ruffalo, Delroy Lindo
Directed By:
Rod Lurie
13. Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
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4
Welcome to the Rileys
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10
4

Welcome to the Rileys is a 2010 drama film which revolves around Doug and Lois, whose marriage is going through a difficult phase as the two start drifting apart from each other. However, things take an interesting turn after Doug meets a 16 year old stripper during his business trip.

Role:
Doug Riley
Starring:
Kristen Stewart, Ally Sheedy, Melissa Leo, Joe Chrest
Directed By:
Jake Scott
14. A Civil Action (1998)
9
4
A Civil Action
PG-13
9
4

Jan is a lawyer who takes up a case involving a major company which is responsible for contaminating a town’s water supply, eventually causing a lot of people to be diagnosed with leukemia. However, this case may bankrupt his firm as well as his career.

Starring:
Kathy Bates, Robert Duvall, John Lithgow, Stephen Fry, William H. Macy, Sydney Pollack, John Travolta
Directed By:
Steven Zaillian
15. Night Falls on Manhattan (1996)
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4
Night Falls on Manhattan
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7
4

Night Falls on Manhattan is a crime drama film which tells the story of Sean Casey, Manhattan district attorney who is investigating a police corruption case. He needs to make a choice between morality and loyalty upon discovering that his father and his brother might be involved.  

Role:
Joey Allegretto
Starring:
Bobby Cannavale, Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Leibman, Ian Holm, Lena Olin
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
16. Cinema Verite (2011)
6
3
Cinema Verite
TV-14
6
3
Role:
Craig Gilbert
Starring:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, Johnny Simmons, Kaitlyn Dever
Directed By:
Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
17. 8MM (1999)
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9
8MM
R
17
9

Private investigator, Tom Welles, gets hired to determine the authenticity of an 8MM snuff film showing a murder, which a tycoon’s widow, Mrs. Christian, found in her late husband’s safe. The investigation takes him to Hollywood where a porno store employee, Max California, helps him infiltrate Hollywood’s dangerous underworld of illegal porno movies, which may well prove hazardous for Welles. 

Role:
Eddie Poole
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Norman Reedus, Peter Stormare, Joaquin Phoenix, Anthony Heald
Directed By:
18. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
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12
The Taking of Pelham 123
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22
12

Passengers of a New York subway train are pulled into a nightmare when Dennis Ryder Ford and his associates hijack their train. Ryder demands a ransom and will only talk to Walter Garber, a dispatcher being investigated on bribery charges. Garber must negotiate, find a way to save the people, and stop Ryder. 

Starring:
Denzel Washington, John Travolta, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, Robert Vataj
Directed By:
19. Lonely Hearts (2006)
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4
Lonely Hearts
R
8
4

Based on the true events of the 1940s notorious ‘Lonely Hearts Killings.’ Conman Raymond Fernandez seduces rich single women through personal ads, swindling their money. After meeting alike con-artist Martha Beck, they travel as a team, luring women, leaving a trail of homicides across several states. Detectives Robinson and Hildebrandt tenaciously hunt down the psychopaths, who are finally sentenced to death in 1949. 

Role:
Det. Charles Hilderbrandt
Starring:
Salma Hayek, Jared Leto, Laura Dern, Bailee Madison, Dagmara Dominczyk, John Travolta, Scott Caan
Directed By:
Todd Robinson
20. Perdita Durango (1997)
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4
Perdita Durango
6
4

Romeo and Perdita, a criminal couple, kidnaps a geeky college student named Dwayne, and his girlfriend Estelle. Perdita rapes Dwane, while Romeo rapes Estella. They soon plan to sacrifice the two as a part of a ritual. However, the sacrifice is interrupted by a gang of men led by a former betrayed partner of Romeo.

Role:
Dumas
Starring:
Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross, Aimee Graham
Directed By:
Álex de la Iglesia
21. Killing Them Softly (2012)
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10
Killing Them Softly
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17
10

Three petty thieves, during the American financial crisis, rob a mob protected card game. This hits the underworld economy badly. The Mob members hire hitman, Jackie Cogan, to find the culprits and punish them. Jackie enlists Mickey to help him, but Mickey is more interested in other things. Now Jackie, who likes his targets to be killed softly, has to carry out the job alone.

Role:
Mickey
Starring:
Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard, Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins
Directed By:
Andrew Dominik
22. Romance & Cigarettes (2005)
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4
Romance & Cigarettes
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6
4

Romance & Cigarettes is a musical romantic drama film which revolves around Nick Murder, a husband who finds himself drawn to another woman. Eventually, he is forced to make a choice between his wife and his mistress.   

Role:
Nick Murder
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Eddie Izzard, Tony Goldwyn, Elaine Stritch, Mandy Moore, Steve Buscemi, Kate Winslet
Directed By:
John Turturro
23. The Mexican (2001)
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9
The Mexican
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14
9

An adventure comedy film, The Mexican tells the story of a man named Jerry who crashes into the car of local mobster Arnold Margolese. Forced to work for the mobster following a quirky turn of events, Jerry has a crazy adventure that involves guns, criminals, and a murder. 

Role:
Winston Baldry
Starring:
Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Gene Hackman, J.K. Simmons, Bob Balaban
Directed By:
Gore Verbinski
24. All the King's Men (2006)
7
5
All the King's Men
PG-13
7
5

Based on an award-winning novel of the same name, this political drama film revolves around the life of Willie Stark, an idealistic lawyer, who becomes the governor of Louisiana. However, as he rises to power, he also finds himself involved with corruption.

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Sean Penn, Mark Ruffalo, Jude Law, Kate Winslet
Directed By:
Steven Zaillian
25. Violet & Daisy (2011)
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4
Violet & Daisy
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6
4

Violet and Daisy are two teenagers who work as assassins. They accept a new hit job, in which they need to get rid of a loner, who has stolen from a man named Donnie. When they find out that their target is suffering from cancer, and is estranged from his daughter, the girls find themselves re-examining their lives.

Role:
The Guy
Starring:
Danny Trejo, Alexis Bledel, Saoirse Ronan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
Directed By:
Geoffrey Fletcher
26. Not Fade Away (2012)
5
4
Not Fade Away
R
5
4
Starring:
Jack Huston, Dominic Sherwood, John Magaro, Will Brill, Brahm Vaccarella
Directed By:
David Chase
27. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
10
7
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
PG-13
10
7

Magicians Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton have been hugely successful until Burt’s overbearing ego became unbearable. Challenged by the dangerous magician Steve Gray, Burt becomes even more careless and Anton ends their partnership. Down on his luck and a change of heart allows Burt to reconnect with Anton while preparing for a final showdown with Gray. 

Role:
Doug Munny
Starring:
Steve Carell, Alan Arkin, Zachary Gordon, Gillian Jacobs, Olivia Wilde, Jim Carrey, Vance DeGeneres
Directed By:
Don Scardino
28. She's So Lovely (1997)
6
4
She's So Lovely
R
6
4

When her neighbour Kiefer tries to rape her and assault her, Maureen’s husband Eddie goes berserk. He is eventually put in a psychiatric facility. Years later, he is released and he tries to redeem himself in the eyes of his now-ex wife. However, she is already married to another man.  

Role:
Kiefer
Starring:
Robin Wright, Harry Dean Stanton, Sean Penn, John Travolta, Gena Rowlands, Susan Traylor
Directed By:
Nick Cassavetes
29. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
5
4
Mr. Wonderful
PG-13
5
4
Starring:
Matt Dillon, Mary-Louise Parker, Annabella Sciorra, William Hurt, Vincent D'Onofrio
Directed By:
Anthony Minghella
30. The Juror (1996)
6
5
The Juror
R
6
5

Annie Lard is asked to be a juror during the trial of Louie Boffano, a mob boss. However, Mark Codell threatens to kill her son Oliver, if she fails to convince the other jurors to acquit Boffano.

Role:
Eddie
Starring:
Demi Moore, Alec Baldwin, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Heche, Lindsay Crouse
Directed By:
Brian Gibson
31. Money for Nothing (1993)
5
4
Money for Nothing
R
5
4
Starring:
Benicio Del Toro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, John Cusack, Debi Mazar, Michael Rapaport
Directed By:
Ramón Menéndez
32. A Stranger Among Us (1992)
5
4
A Stranger Among Us
PG-13
5
4
Starring:
Melanie Griffith, Mia Sara, Tracy Pollan, John Pankow, Eric Thal
Directed By:
Sidney Lumet
33. Terminal Velocity (1994)
5
4
Terminal Velocity
PG-13
5
4

After a woman meets with a skydiving accident, Ditch, a sky-diver thinks that there is more to than what meets the eye.

Role:
Ben Pinkwater
Starring:
Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, Christopher McDonald, Gary Bullock
Directed By:
Deran Sarafian
34. Surviving Christmas (2004)
6
5
Surviving Christmas
PG-13
6
5

Although he is quite wealthy, Drew lives a lonely and empty life. When Christmas is approaching, he is visited by an annoying old friend. He offers to pay him cash to celebrate Christmas with his family.  

Role:
Tom Valco
Starring:
Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, Udo Kier, Tom Kenny, Jennifer Morrison, Catherine O'Hara, Josh Zuckerman
Directed By:
Mike Mitchell
35. Angie (1994)
4
5
Angie
R
4
5
Role:
Vinnie
Starring:
Margaret Cho, Marin Hinkle, Aida Turturro, Stephen Rea
Directed By:
Martha Coolidge
36. Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007)
9
2
Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq
TV-MA
9
2
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Dexter Pitts
Directed By:
Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Jon Alpert
37. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)
8
3
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
8
3
Role:
Himself
Starring:
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Paul Iacono, Rob Bowman
Directed By:
Chiemi Karasawa
38. Club Soda (2006)
6
3
Club Soda
6
3
Role:
The Man
Starring:
Joe Mantegna, Laurie Fortier, John Barillaro, Wedil David
Directed By:
Paul Carafotes
39. A Whole New Day (1999)
5
3
A Whole New Day
5
3
Role:
Vincent
Starring:
Ned Eisenberg, Kathrine Narducci, Delilah Cotto, Gabriel García
Directed By:
William Garcia
40. Down the Shore (2011)
5
4
Down the Shore
R
5
4
Role:
Bailey Euler
Starring:
Famke Janssen, Gabrielle Lazure, John Magaro, Maria Dizzia
Directed By:
Harold Guskin
41. Le nouveau monde (1995)
5
3
Le nouveau monde
5
3
Role:
Will Caberra
Starring:
Alicia Silverstone, Guy Marchand, Nicolas Chatel, Sarah Grappin
Directed By:
Alain Corneau
42. Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987)
5
3
Shock! Shock! Shock!
5
3
Starring:
Brad Isaac, Cyndy McCrossen, Allen Lewis Rickman, Timothy Allen
Directed By:
Arn McConnell, Todd Rutt
43. Mint Julep (2010)
5
3
Mint Julep
5
3
Role:
Mr. G
Starring:
David Morse, Angelica Page, Susan Aston, Kathy Fehl
Directed By:
Kathy Fehl, Ian Teal
44. Nicky Deuce (2013)
4
4
Nicky Deuce
4
4
Role:
Bobby Eggs
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico
Directed By:
Jonathan A. Rosenbaum
45. Italian Movie (1993)
3
4
Italian Movie
3
4
Role:
Angelo
Starring:
Rita Moreno, Paul Carafotes, John Ortiz, Caprice Benedetti
Directed By:
Roberto Monticello
46. Stories USA (2007)
1
3
Stories USA
R
1
3
Starring:
Paul Walker, Paris Hilton, Josh Hartnett, Steve Carell, Steven R. McQueen, Joe Mantegna, Michael Rispoli
Directed By:
David Brooks, Paul Carafotes, M. Eastling, Tyrone Finch, Jeremy Hall

TV Shows

The Sopranos: Season 6 Invitation to the Set (2005)
10
1
The Sopranos: Season 6 Invitation to the Set
10
1
Starring:
Edie Falco, Tony Sirico, Nadine Marie Cuccia
Directed By:
Sammy Silver
The Sopranos
26
2
The Sopranos
TV-MA
26
2
Role:
Tony Soprano (86 episodes, 1999-2007)
Starring:
Michael K. Williams, Steven Van Zandt, Mike Epps, Elizabeth Reaser, Cristin Milioti, Drea de Matteo, Jon Favreau
Directed By:
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Gun
4
3
Gun
4
3
Role:
Walter Difideli (1 episode, 1997)
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Carrie Fisher, Daryl Hannah, Ed Begley Jr., Drake Bell, Sean Young, Wil Wheaton
Directed By:

Narrator/Dubbing

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
14
7
Where the Wild Things Are
PG
14
7

Becoming upset with his mother Connie and older sister Claire, 8-year-old Max runs away from home in his wolf costume and sails aimlessly in a small boat in a pond. He lands in an island filled with large wild beasts that accept him as their king, but he soon realizes that being king is not an easy task.

Role:
Carol (voice)
Starring:
Spike Jonze, Chris Cooper, Forest Whitaker, Mark Ruffalo, Max Records, Pepita Emmerichs, Max Pfeifer
Directed By:

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Last Boy Scout (1991)
13
5
The Last Boy Scout
R
13
5

A former secret service agent, Joe Hallenbeck works as a private detective and is supposed to protect a female witness, Cory. She also happens to be the girlfriend of Jimmy Dix, a quarterback who got thrown out of the team for gambling. When Cory gets murdered, the two men join hands to uncover the real culprit and enter the world of corrupt politician and the devious football team owner.

Role:
Marcone's Henchman (uncredited)
Starring:
Bruce Willis, Halle Berry, Damon Wayans, Kim Coates, Noble Willingham, Chelsea Field
Directed By:
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
8
4
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
R
8
4

This mystery drama film tells the story of a city reporter who is assigned to cover the story of a millionaire's murder. 

Role:
Diner Cook #2 (uncredited)
Starring:
Kevin Spacey, Jude Law, Ann Cusack, John Cusack, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall
Directed By:

James Gandolfini Awards

Golden Globe Awards
The Sopranos Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama 2000
Primetime Emmy Awards
The Sopranos Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 2003
The Sopranos Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 2001
The Sopranos Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series 2000