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List of James Gandolfini Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. True Romance (1993)
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2
True Romance
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2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Romance, Drama, Crime
2. The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)
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2
The Man Who Wasn't There
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13
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Big Dave Brewster
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres:
Crime, Drama
3. In the Loop (2009)
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2
In the Loop
12
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Armando Iannucci
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
4. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
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2
Zero Dark Thirty
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11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Kathryn Bigelow
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, History
5. Crimson Tide (1995)
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2
Crimson Tide
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12
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Drama, War
7. The Drop (2014)
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2
The Drop
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11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cousin Marv
Director:
Michaël R. Roskam
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Tom Hardy, Matthias Schoenaerts, Noomi Rapace, John Ortiz
8. Enough Said (2013)
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2
Enough Said
PG-13
12
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Nicole Holofcener
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Toni Collette, Lennie Loftin, Jessica St. Clair, Tracey Fairaway, Christopher Nicholas Smith
9. The Last Boy Scout (1991)
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2
The Last Boy Scout
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11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Bruce Willis, Halle Berry, Damon Wayans, Kim Coates, Noble Willingham, Chelsea Field
10. Fallen (1998)
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2
Fallen
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11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Lou
Director:
Gregory Hoblit
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Thriller, Fantasy, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
11. Welcome to the Rileys (2010)
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2
Welcome to the Rileys
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11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Doug Riley
Director:
Jake Scott
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kristen Stewart, Ally Sheedy, Melissa Leo, Joe Chrest
12. Get Shorty (1995)
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2
Get Shorty
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11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime
13. The Last Castle (2001)
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2
The Last Castle
R
12
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Winter
Director:
Rod Lurie
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
14. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
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2
Where the Wild Things Are
PG
11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Family, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama
Star Cast:
Chris Cooper, Spike Jonze, Forest Whitaker, Mark Ruffalo, Max Records, Pepita Emmerichs, Max Pfeifer
15. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)
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2
Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
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11
2

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

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Kevin Spacey, Jude Law, Ann Cusack, John Cusack, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall
17. 8MM (1999)
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2
8MM
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11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie Poole
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Mystery
18. A Civil Action (1998)
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2
A Civil Action
PG-13
11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Zaillian
Genres:
Drama
20. The Taking of Pelham 123 (2009)
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2
The Taking of Pelham 123
R
11
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
John Travolta, Denzel Washington, Luis Guzmán, Victor Gojcaj, Robert Vataj
22. Perdita Durango (1997)
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2
Perdita Durango
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Dumas
Director:
Álex de la Iglesia
Genres:
Action, Crime, Horror, Romance
Star Cast:
Rosie Perez, Javier Bardem, Harley Cross, Aimee Graham
23. Killing Them Softly (2012)
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2
Killing Them Softly
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11
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mickey
Director:
Andrew Dominik
Genres:
Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, Ben Mendelsohn, Sam Shepard, Brad Pitt, Scoot McNairy, Richard Jenkins
24. All the King's Men (2006)
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2
All the King's Men
PG-13
10
2

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Zaillian
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
25. The Mexican (2001)
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2
The Mexican
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9
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Winston Baldry
Director:
Gore Verbinski
Genres:
Comedy, Adventure, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt, Gene Hackman, J.K. Simmons, Bob Balaban
26. Violet & Daisy (2011)
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2
Violet & Daisy
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9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Guy
Director:
Geoffrey Fletcher
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Thriller, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Danny Trejo, Alexis Bledel, Saoirse Ronan, Marianne Jean-Baptiste
27. Not Fade Away (2012)
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2
Not Fade Away
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10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Chase
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jack Huston, Dominic Sherwood, John Magaro, Will Brill, Brahm Vaccarella
28. The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)
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2
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone
PG-13
9
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Doug Munny
Director:
Don Scardino
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
30. Mr. Wonderful (1993)
9
2
Mr. Wonderful
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Minghella
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Matt Dillon, Mary-Louise Parker, Annabella Sciorra, William Hurt, Vincent D'Onofrio
32. A Stranger Among Us (1992)
9
2
A Stranger Among Us
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sidney Lumet
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Melanie Griffith, Mia Sara, Tracy Pollan, John Pankow, Eric Thal
33. The Juror (1996)
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2
The Juror
R
9
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Eddie
Director:
Brian Gibson
Genres:
Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
34. Surviving Christmas (2004)
8
2
Surviving Christmas
PG-13
8
2

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Tom Valco
Director:
Mike Mitchell
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
35. Terminal Velocity (1994)
8
2
Terminal Velocity
PG-13
8
2

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

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Pinkwater
Director:
Deran Sarafian
Genres:
Comedy, Thriller, Action, Mystery, Romance
Star Cast:
Charlie Sheen, Nastassja Kinski, Christopher McDonald, Gary Bullock
36. Angie (1994)
8
2
Angie
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vinnie
Director:
Martha Coolidge
Genres:
Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Margaret Cho, Marin Hinkle, Aida Turturro, Stephen Rea
37. Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013)
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2
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Chiemi Karasawa
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Paul Iacono, Rob Bowman
38. Club Soda (2006)
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2
Club Soda
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Man
Director:
Paul Carafotes
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Joe Mantegna, Laurie Fortier, John Barillaro, Wedil David
39. Mint Julep (2010)
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2
Mint Julep
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. G
Director:
Kathy Fehl, Ian Teal
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
David Morse, Angelica Page, Susan Aston, Kathy Fehl
40. Le nouveau monde (1995)
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2
Le nouveau monde
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Will Caberra
Director:
Alain Corneau
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alicia Silverstone, Guy Marchand, Nicolas Chatel, Sarah Grappin
41. A Whole New Day (1999)
9
2
A Whole New Day
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Vincent
Director:
William Garcia
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Ned Eisenberg, Kathrine Narducci, Delilah Cotto, Gabriel García
42. Down the Shore (2011)
11
2
Down the Shore
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bailey Euler
Director:
Harold Guskin
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Romance
Star Cast:
Famke Janssen, Gabrielle Lazure, John Magaro, Maria Dizzia
43. Shock! Shock! Shock! (1987)
9
2
Shock! Shock! Shock!
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Arn McConnell, Todd Rutt
Genres:
Horror, Adventure, Thriller, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brad Isaac, Cyndy McCrossen, Allen Lewis Rickman, Timothy Allen
44. Italian Movie (1993)
7
1
Italian Movie
7
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Angelo
Director:
Roberto Monticello
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, Paul Carafotes, John Ortiz, Caprice Benedetti
45. Stories USA (2007)
4
1
Stories USA
R
4
1
As:
Cast
Director:
David Brooks, Paul Carafotes, M. Eastling, Tyrone Finch, Jeremy Hall
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Paul Walker, Paris Hilton, Josh Hartnett, Steve Carell, Steven R. McQueen, Joe Mantegna, Michael Rispoli

TV Movie(s)

2. Cinema Verite (2011)
10
2
Cinema Verite
TV-14
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Craig Gilbert
Director:
Shari Springer Berman, Robert Pulcini
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Timothy Francis Robbins, Diane Lane, Tim Robbins, Johnny Simmons, Kaitlyn Dever
4. Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq (2007)
13
3
Alive Day Memories: Home from Iraq
TV-MA
13
3
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Himself
Director:
Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Jon Alpert
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Dexter Pitts
5. Wartorn: 1861-2010 (2010)
12
2
Wartorn: 1861-2010
12
2
As:
Producer
Director:
Ellen Goosenberg Kent, Jon Alpert, Matthew O'Neill
Genres:
Documentary, War
6. Nicky Deuce (2013)
9
2
Nicky Deuce
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby Eggs
Director:
Jonathan A. Rosenbaum
Genres:
Comedy, Crime, Family
Star Cast:
Rita Moreno, Michael Imperioli, Steve Schirripa, Tony Sirico

TV Shows and Videos

The Sopranos: Season 6 Invitation to the Set (2005)
The Sopranos: Season 6 Invitation to the Set
As:
Cast
Director:
Sammy Silver
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Edie Falco, Tony Sirico, Nadine Marie Cuccia
The Sopranos: Road to Respect (2006)
The Sopranos: Road to Respect
M
As:
Cast
Role:
Tony Soprano (voice)
Director:
Douglas Carrigan, Ali Donovan
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Steven Van Zandt, Carlos Alazraqui, Monica Keena, Michael Imperioli

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