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List of Jonathan Rhys Meyers Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. August Rush (2007)
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4
August Rush
PG
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4

A boy named Evan Taylor, a musical genius living in an orphanage, flees to New York City believing that he will be able to find his birth parents following his talents. He encounters and impresses the mysterious musician Wizard Wallace, who gives him the stage name 'August Rush' and attempts to make profits from his performances.

Role:
Louis Connelly
Starring:
Directed By:
Kirsten Sheridan
2. Match Point (2005)
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6
Match Point
R
22
6

The psychological thriller centers on tennis instructor Chris Walton after he befriends a wealthy student Tom Hewett. He soon marries Tom’s sister Chloe to get a job with her millionaire father Alec. But a dangerous affair with Tom’s girlfriend Nola Rice and her pregnancy not only threaten his marriage but force him to commit unforgivable crimes. 

Role:
Chris Wilton
Starring:
Scarlett Johansson, Mark Gatiss, Brian Cox, Matthew Goode, Penelope Wilton
Directed By:
3. 12th Man (2017)
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6
12th Man
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6
Role:
Kurt Stage
Starring:
Vegar Hoel, Thomas Gullestad, Marie Blokhus, Mads Sjøgård Pettersen
Directed By:
Harald Zwart
4. Velvet Goldmine (1998)
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4
Velvet Goldmine
R
21
4

In 1984, British journalist, Arthur Stuart, investigates the career of the 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early life by the rebellious life of American singer Curt Wild.

Role:
Brian Slade
Directed By:
Todd Haynes
5. Titus (1999)
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Titus
R
17
5

Based on a play by William Shakespeare, the film revolves around a Roman general Tilus, who returns home after war and decides to sacrifice his enemy’s son, hoping it will please the Roman dead. The boy’s mother pleads for her son’s life, but Tilus refuses to listen. She eventually decides to set out a mission of retaliation herself.

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Alan Cumming, Jessica Lange, Osheen Jones, Dario D'Ambrosi, Raz Degan
Directed By:
Julie Taymor
6. The Children of Huang Shi (2008)
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5
The Children of Huang Shi
R
19
5
Role:
George Hogg
Starring:
Radha Mitchell, Michelle Yeoh, David Wenham, Yun-Fat Chow
Directed By:
Roger Spottiswoode
7. Michael Collins (1996)
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5
Michael Collins
R
16
5

Michael Collins, a revolutionary man, struggles to lead a guerilla army against the UK. Not only he helps in creation of the Irish Free State, but he also motivates the National Army to fight during the Irish Civil War.

Starring:
Directed By:
Neil Jordan
8. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
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Mission: Impossible III
PG-13
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4

IMF Agent, Ethan Hunt is retired from field work but makes a comeback when one of his own student is captured by arms dealer Owen Davian. As the situation gets more dangerous, Ethan has to find out about a mysterious object code named the Rabbit's Foot, deal with IMF’s double agent and simultaneously protect his wife Julia.

Directed By:
J.J. Abrams
9. Ride with the Devil (1999)
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Ride with the Devil
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3

Based on a novel named ‘Woe to Live On’, this Western war drama film takes us to the time of the American Civil War. It revolves around a group of men, who join the First Missouri Irregulars, a guerrilla unit loyal to the Confederacy.

Starring:
Directed By:
10. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
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3
Bend It Like Beckham
PG-13
16
3

Jess Bhamra, belongs to a conservative Indian family in London and is banned from playing soccer by them, despite her impressive skills. Jess is discovered by footballer Jules Paxton and tries to keep playing while keeping it a secret from them, and negotiating her feelings for her coach Joe. 

Role:
Joe
Directed By:
Gurinder Chadha
11. From Paris with Love (2010)
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4
From Paris with Love
R
17
4

James Reese, a personal assistant to the U.S. ambassador in France, is passionate about his side job as a low-level CIA operative and aspires to become a special agent. He finally gets the opportunity when he is asked to accompany hotheaded agent, Charlie Wax, on a mission that also reveals dark secrets about his own personal life.

Role:
James Reese
Starring:
John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Amber Rose Revah, Kasia Smutniak, Richard Durden, Bing Yin
Directed By:
Pierre Morel
12. Albert Nobbs (2011)
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5
Albert Nobbs
R
14
5

In 19th century Ireland, where women were not quite allowed to be independent, a woman poses as a man in order to find work as a butler, in the most elegant hotel in Dublin. Soon she meets a handsome artist and finds herself attracted to him.

Starring:
Glenn Close, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Mia Wasikowska, Brendan Gleeson, Pauline Collins, Antonia Campbell-Hughes
Directed By:
Rodrigo García
13. A Film with Me in It (2008)
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3
A Film with Me in It
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3
Starring:
Dylan Moran, Keith Allen, Aisling O'Sullivan, Amy Huberman
Directed By:
Ian Fitzgibbon
14. Prozac Nation (2001)
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3
Prozac Nation
R
14
3

Based on an award-winning novel, Prozac Nation is a romantic drama film which tells the story of a young woman studying at Harvard, who is struggling with depression during her first year.

Role:
Noah (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
Starring:
Christina Ricci, Anne Heche, Jessica Lange, Michelle Williams, Jason Biggs, Anne Heche
Directed By:
Erik Skjoldbjærg
15. London Town (2016)
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3
London Town
R
12
3
Role:
Joe Strummer
Starring:
Natascha McElhone, Dougray Scott, Tom Hughes, Daniel Huttlestone
Directed By:
Derrick Borte
16. 6 Souls (2010)
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3
6 Souls
R
16
3

Dr Cara Harding is a psychiatrist who comes across a patient named Adam, introduced to her by her father. Adam suffers from multiple personality disorder and interestingly he assumes the personalities of multiple murder victims. Cara puts her life at risk, in order to investigate what’s going on.  

Role:
David / Adam / Wesley
Starring:
Julianne Moore, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frances Conroy, Nate Corddry
Directed By:
Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein
17. Black Butterfly (2017)
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3
Black Butterfly
R
16
3

Paul is a reclusive screenwriter who is struggling to write a script which he hopes will save his career. Upon meeting a hitchhiker named Jack, he develops a bond with him, and decides to let him stay in his guest house. In return, Jack offers to help him finish his script.

Role:
Jack
Starring:
Antonio Banderas, Piper Perabo, Abel Ferrara, Nicholas Aaron
Directed By:
Brian Goodman
18. Telling Lies in America (1997)
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3
Telling Lies in America
PG-13
12
3
Starring:
Brad Renfro, Kevin Bacon, Calista Flockhart, Luke Wilson, Maximilian Schell, Paul Dooley
Directed By:
Guy Ferland
19. The Governess (1998)
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3
The Governess
R
11
3
Role:
Henry Cavendish
Starring:
Minnie Driver, Ofra Haza, Tom Wilkinson, Harriet Walter, Florence Hoath
Directed By:
Sandra Goldbacher
20. Vanity Fair (2004)
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4
Vanity Fair
PG-13
11
4

Vanity Fair is a drama film which revolves around the life of Becky Sharp, who had been orphaned at an early age, and had grown up in a poor neighborhood in London. However, she manages to ascend up the social ladder along with her friend Amelia.  

Starring:
Robert Pattinson, Gabriel Byrne, Rhys Ifans, Tom Sturridge, Bob Hoskins, Reese Witherspoon, Romola Garai
Directed By:
Mira Nair
21. The Good Neighbor (2022)
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3
The Good Neighbor
R
12
3
Role:
Robert
22. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)
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3
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
PG-13
14
3

Teenager Jocelyn Fray discovers that she is a Shadowhunter, half-human, half-angel demon slayer after her mother Jocelyn is kidnapped. With the help of Jace and other Shadowhunters, they must rescue Jocelyn and stop the evil Valentine Morgenstern from getting his hands on the Mortal Cup, one of the three Mortal Instruments. 

Starring:
Lily Collins, Robert Sheehan, Kevin Durand, Jared Harris, Lena Headey, Aidan Turner, Jamie Campbell Bower
Directed By:
Harald Zwart
23. B. Monkey (1998)
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2
B. Monkey
R
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2
Role:
Bruno
Starring:
Asia Argento, Jared Harris, Rupert Everett, Julie T. Wallace
Directed By:
Michael Radford
24. I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (2003)
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2
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
R
10
2

I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead is a crime drama mystery thriller film which tells the story of a former crime boss named Will Graham, who re- enters the criminal underworld, after his brother commits suicide all of a sudden. Soon, it seems that a former enemy might be responsible for his death.  

Role:
Davey
Starring:
Clive Owen, Malcolm McDowell, Jamie Foreman, Charlotte Rampling
Directed By:
Mike Hodges
25. Tangled (2001)
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2
Tangled
R
12
2
Role:
Alan Hammond (as Jonathan Rhys-Meyers)
Starring:
Lorraine Bracco, Rachael Leigh Cook, Shawn Hatosy, Estella Warren, Lorraine Bracco
Directed By:
Jay Lowi
26. Alexander (2004)
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Alexander
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12
2

The movie follows Alexander the Great from his childhood and continues till his adventurous life comes to end with his death at the age of thirty two. When he becomes the King of Macedonia, he starts off an expedition to conquer the world – Persia, Egypt, Afghanistan and India. His relationships with his parents Philips and Olympias; friend Hephaistion and wife Roxana are also explored.

Starring:
Angelina Jolie, Jared Leto, Colin Farrell, Rosario Dawson, Brian Blessed, Oliver Stone, Christopher Plummer
Directed By:
27. The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
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2
The Loss of Sexual Innocence
R
9
2
Starring:
Julian Sands, Rossy de Palma, Stefano Dionisi, Saffron Burrows
Directed By:
Mike Figgis
28. Edge of the World (2021)
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2
Edge of the World
10
2
Role:
Sir James Brooke
Starring:
Dominic Monaghan
29. The Tesseract (2003)
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3
The Tesseract
R
10
3
Role:
Sean
Starring:
Saskia Reeves, Alexander Rendell, Carlo Nanni, Lena Christensen
Directed By:
Oxide Chun Pang
30. Belle du Seigneur (2012)
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5
Belle du Seigneur
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5
Role:
Solal
Starring:
Marianne Faithfull, Maria Bonnevie, Ed Stoppard, Natalia Vodianova
Directed By:
Glenio Bonder
31. Awake (2019)
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2
Awake
Not
12
2
Starring:
Francesca Eastwood, William Forsythe, Malik Yoba, Adina Galupa
Directed By:
Aleksandr Chernyaev
32. Stonewall (2015)
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2
Stonewall
R
9
2
Starring:
Matt Craven, Joey King, Caleb Landry Jones, Jeremy Irvine
Directed By:
Roland Emmerich
33. American Night (2021)
9
2
American Night
R
9
2
Role:
John Kaplan
Starring:
Paz Vega, Jeremy Piven, Emile Davenport Hirsch
34. Another Me (2013)
8
1
Another Me
PG-13
8
1

Fay is a teenage girl whose life is deeply affected when her father gets diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and her mother begins having an affair. Things get even more complicated when it seems that she is being stalked by a mysterious doppelganger who wants to steal her identity and her life.

Role:
John
Starring:
Gregg Sulkin, Geraldine Chaplin, Sophie Turner, Ivana Baquero, Rhys Ifans
Directed By:
Isabel Coixet
35. Octane (2003)
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1
Octane
R
7
1
Role:
The Father
Starring:
Mischa Anne Marsden Barton, Norman Reedus, Mischa Barton, Madeleine Stowe, Bijou Phillips
Directed By:
Marcus Adams
36. The Shadow Effect (2017)
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1
The Shadow Effect
7
1
Role:
Reese
Starring:
Michael Biehn, Cam Gigandet, Brit Shaw, Sean Freeland
Directed By:
Amariah Olson, Obin Olson
37. Pass the Salt, Please (2011)
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2
Pass the Salt, Please
12
2
Starring:
Seymour Cassel, Fionnula Flanagan
Directed By:
Tatjana Najdanovic
38. Damascus Cover (2017)
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2
Damascus Cover
R
13
2
Role:
Ari Ben-Sion / Hans Hoffmann
Starring:
John Hurt, Jürgen Prochnow, Navid Negahban, Olivia Thirlby
Directed By:
Daniel Zelik Berk
39. A Man of No Importance (1994)
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2
A Man of No Importance
R
11
2
Starring:
Albert Finney, Michael Gambon, Rufus Sewell, Tara Fitzgerald, Brenda Fricker
Directed By:
Suri Krishnamma
40. Eternal Return (2013)
10
2
Eternal Return
10
2
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Tom Wisdom, Heida Reed
Directed By:
Victoria Keon-Cohen
41. The Disappearance of Finbar (1996)
10
2
The Disappearance of Finbar
10
2
Role:
Finbar Flynn
Starring:
Colin Farrell, Sean Lawlor, Luke Griffin, Chris Meehan
Directed By:
Sue Clayton
42. The Tribe (1998)
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2
The Tribe
9
2
Starring:
Trevor Eve, Joely Richardson, Jeremy Northam, Laura Fraser
Directed By:
Stephen Poliakoff
43. Happy Now (2001)
9
2
Happy Now
9
2
Starring:
Emmy Rossum, Robert Pugh, Ioan Gruffudd, Philip Howe, Sioned Jones
Directed By:
Philippa Cousins
44. The Emperor's Wife (2003)
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2
The Emperor's Wife
9
2
Role:
Chamberlain
Starring:
Rosana Pastor, Max Beesley, Leticia Dolera, Claire Johnston
Directed By:
Julien Vrebos
45. The Maker (1997)
9
2
The Maker
R
9
2
Role:
Josh Minnell
Starring:
Matthew Modine, Mary-Louise Parker, Fairuza Balk, Michael Madsen, Matthew Modine
Directed By:
Tim Hunter
46. Killer Tongue (1996)
7
1
Killer Tongue
R
7
1
Starring:
Robert Englund, Mapi Galán, Melinda Clarke, Jason Durr
Directed By:
Alberto Sciamma

TV Movie(s)

1. The Lion in Winter (2003)
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2
The Lion in Winter
11
2
Starring:
Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close, Andrew Howard, John Light, Antal Konrád
Directed By:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
2. The Magnificent Ambersons (2002)
10
2
The Magnificent Ambersons
10
2
Role:
George Amberson Minafer
Starring:
Jennifer Tilly, Dina Merrill, Bruce Greenwood, James Cromwell, Madeleine Stowe, William Hootkins, Gretchen Mol
Directed By:
Alfonso Arau

TV Shows and Videos

Vikings (2013)
Vikings
TV-MA
Starring:
Alexander Ludwig, Travis Fimmel, Donal Logue, Alyssa Sutherland, Katheryn Winnick, George Blagden, Morgane Polanski
The Tudors (2007)
The Tudors
TV-MA
Role:
King Henry VIII (38 episodes, 2007-2010)
Starring:
Gabrielle Anwar, Katie McGrath, Sam Neill, Peter O'Toole, Natalie Dormer, Max von Sydow, Henry Cavill
Directed By:
Ciaran Donnelly, Jeremy Podeswa, Dearbhla Walsh, Steve Shill, Brian Kirk
Roots (2016)
Roots
Role:
Tom Lea (3 episodes, 2016)
Starring:
Mekhi Phifer, Forest Whitaker, Anna Paquin, LeVar Burton, Laurence Fishburne, Herbert Cavalier Jr.
Directed By:
Bruce Beresford, Thomas Carter, Phillip Noyce, Mario Van Peebles
Gormenghast (2000)
Gormenghast
Role:
Steerpike (4 episodes, 2000)
Starring:
Spike Milligan, Stephen Fry, Christopher Lee, Ian Richardson, Warren Mitchell, Celia Imrie
Directed By:
Andy Wilson
Dracula (2013)
Dracula
TV-14
Role:
Alexander Grayson / ... (10 episodes, 2013-2014)
Starring:
Katie McGrath, Thomas Kretschmann, Victoria Smurfit, Oliver Jackson-Cohen
Elvis (2005)
Elvis
Starring:
Randy Quaid, Robert Patrick, Camryn Manheim, Jack Noseworthy, Antonia Bernath
Directed By:
James Steven Sadwith
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television

Jonathan Rhys Meyers Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Elvis Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television 2006