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List of Joseph Fiennes Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Enemy at the Gates (2001)
22
3
Enemy at the Gates
R
22
3

Based on William Craig’s book Enemy at the Gates: The Battle for Stalingrad, the story revolves around the battle between legendary Russian sniper Vasily Zaytsev and Nazi Germany’s most elite sniper Erwin König. While they try to survive each other, Vasily’s life becomes even more complicated when both Commissar Danilov and Vasily fall in love with Tania Chernova. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Commisar Danilov
Director:
Jean-Jacques Annaud
Genres:
Drama, History, War
Star Cast:
2. Elizabeth (1998)
22
3
Elizabeth
R
22
3

After the death of Catholic Queen Mary, in 1558, her Protestant half-sister Elizabeth becomes the Queen of England. But the country is in debt, under attack from Mary of Guise, and her court is full of treacherous novels. Elizabeth must rise to become ‘the virgin Queen’ with the help of Francis Walsingham. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Director:
Shekhar Kapur
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, John Gielgud, Richard Attenborough, Daniel Craig, Geoffrey Rush, Christopher Eccleston
3. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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2
Shakespeare in Love
R
21
2

The Academy Awards-winning movie depicts a fictional love-story of the Bard. Shakespeare is desperately searching for a muse when he meets Viola de Lesseps. A theater-lover, she disguises as man to audition for Shakespeare’s play, but he soon finds the truth. Their blossoming romance inspires him to write ‘Romeo & Juliet.’ However, he is married while she is betrothed to Lord Wessex. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Will Shakespeare
Director:
John Madden
Genres:
Drama, Romance, History, Comedy
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Ben Affleck, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Steven O'Donnell
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss
4. The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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2
The Merchant of Venice
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13
2

Based on William Shakespeare’s popular play of the same name, this film tells the story of Bassania, who requires a huge sum of money if he wants to marry the woman of his dreams Portia. He has no other option but to make a deadly deal with a cruel Jewish moneylender named Shylock. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bassanio
Director:
Michael Radford
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson
5. Goodbye Bafana (2007)
11
2
Goodbye Bafana
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11
2

Goodbye Bafana is a historical drama film which tells the story of a white South African man who is racist towards people of African origin. However, his life is altered drastically by a prisoner whom he guarded for many years. The prisoner was none other than Nelson Mandela.

As:
Cast
Role:
James Gregory
Director:
Bille August
Genres:
Drama, Biography, History
Star Cast:
Diane Kruger, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Lyster, Shiloh Henderson
6. Luther (2003)
19
2
Luther
PG-13
19
2

Luther is a historical drama film which revolves around the life of the idealistic German monk Martin Luther, who develops an intense dislike to the materialism in the church. His teachings eventually lead to the Protestant Reformation and the rise of Protestantism.

As:
Cast
Role:
Martin Luther
Director:
Eric Till
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Firth
7. Risen (2016)
24
3
Risen
PG-13
24
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Clavius
Director:
Kevin Reynolds
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Tom Felton, María Botto
8. The Great Raid (2005)
13
2
The Great Raid
R
13
2

Near the end of WWII in 1945, around 500 American soldiers are held prisoner at Cabanatuan, Philippines, and are subjected to harsh treatment. The 6th Ranger Battalion embarks on a heroic mission under Lt. Col. Henry Mucci and Capt. Robert Prince to rescue the POWs. Filipino guerillas assist the Rangers in one of the bravest and triumphant POW rescue raid in American history.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Dahl
Genres:
Action, Drama, War
Star Cast:
9. The Escapist (2008)
11
2
The Escapist
11
2

Frank Perry plans to escape from prison after he learns that his daughter is struggling with drug addiction. Along with few fellow prisoners, he begins to dig tunnels, which are going to help him reach the outside world. Meanwhile, he also has to deal with Reza, a fearsome gangster running the inside of the prison.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lenny Drake
Director:
Rupert Wyatt
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Damian Lewis, Brian Cox, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge
10. Stealing Beauty (1996)
11
2
Stealing Beauty
R
11
2

Nineteen year-old American Lucy Harmon travels to Tuscany after her mother commits suicide. She wants to meet the Italian with whom she fell in love during her last visit 4 years ago. Her mother left her diary of enigmatic poems which suggest that Lucy was conceived on that Tuscany hilltop; it is her quest to solve this mystery and discover who her father is.

As:
Cast
Role:
Christopher
Director:
Bernardo Bertolucci
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Rachel Weisz, Carlo Cecchi, Sinéad Cusack
11. Dust (2001)
10
4
Dust
R
10
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Elijah
Director:
Milcho Manchevski
Genres:
Western, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Vera Farmiga, Adrian Lester, David Wenham, Rosemary Murphy
12. The Red Baron (2008)
12
3
The Red Baron
PG-13
12
3

It is a biopic of Manfred von Richthofen, an illustrious World War One German fighter virtuoso, that shows his disgust for the war and his love for nurse Kate.

As:
Cast
Director:
Nikolai Müllerschön
Genres:
Adventure, War, Drama, Romance, Biography, Action
Star Cast:
Lena Headey, Til Schweiger, Tomás Koutník, Tomás Ibl
13. The Very Thought of You (1998)
12
3
The Very Thought of You
PG-13
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Laurence
Director:
Nick Hamm
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Monica Potter, Rob Brydon, Ray Winstone, Tom Hollander
14. Man to Man (2005)
9
3
Man to Man
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jamie Dodd
Director:
Régis Wargnier
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Iain Glen, Hugh Bonneville, Lomama Boseki
15. Against the Current (2009)
10
1
Against the Current
R
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Thompson
Director:
Peter Callahan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Mary Tyler Moore, Elizabeth Reaser, Amy Hargreaves, Justin Kirk
16. Running with Scissors (2006)
8
1
Running with Scissors
R
8
1

Augusten Burroughs has an alcoholic father and a mother who suffers from mental illness. Therefore. he faces a very difficult childhood. Eventually his mother, who claims that her husband is the reason for her unhappiness, sends Augusten to live with Dr Finch, her eccentric and unconventional psychiatrist.

As:
Cast
Role:
Neil Bookman
Director:
Ryan Murphy
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
17. Hercules (2014)
12
1
Hercules
PG-13
12
1

Greek demigod Hercules, haunted by his tragic past, now leads a band of mercenaries consisting of five loyal followers, and takes any job offered for gold. However, when he is approached by King Cotys of Thrace and his daughter Ergenia to train an army of blood-thirsty soldiers, he must seek out the little conscience left within him.

As:
Cast
Director:
Brett Ratner
Genres:
Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Dwayne Johnson, Rebecca Ferguson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie
18. The Darwin Awards (2006)
8
1
The Darwin Awards
R
8
1

The Darwin Awards is an adventure comedy film which revolves around a former cop and an insurance investigator, who travel throughout the country to investigate some bizarre insurance claims.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Finn Taylor
Genres:
Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Juliette Lewis, David Arquette, Winona Ryder, Josh Charles, Kevin Dunn
19. Killing Me Softly (2002)
12
2
Killing Me Softly
12
2

Killing Me Softly is a romantic mystery thriller film which is about a woman who abandons her loving relationship with her boyfriend and sets out to pursue sexual adventures with a mysterious mountaineer. However, this eventually brings disaster to her life.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Adam Tallis
Director:
Kaige Chen
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Heather Graham, Ian Hart, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Thomsen
20. Forever Mine (1999)
9
2
Forever Mine
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Manuel Esquema / Alan Riply
Director:
Paul Schrader
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Romance, Crime
Star Cast:
Ray Liotta, Gretchen Mol, Vincent Laresca, Myk Watford
21. Strangerland (2015)
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1
Strangerland
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9
1

Matthew and Catherine move to a remote Australian desert town along with their two kids. Things get ugly when one day Catherine wakes up to find the kids missing. She calls up the school but she is told that the kids are not attending. Things get even worse when she learns that a dust storm is going to hit the town soon.

As:
Cast
Role:
Matthew
Director:
Kim Farrant
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Hugo Weaving, Nicole Kidman, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt
22. You Me and Captain Longbridge (2008)
10
3
You Me and Captain Longbridge
10
3
As:
Cast, Narrator
Role:
Narrator
Director:
Kenny Doughty
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Chris Larkin, Callum Williams
24. On Wings of Eagles (2016)
13
1
On Wings of Eagles
PG-13
13
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Eric Liddell
Director:
Stephen Shin, Michael Parker
Genres:
History, Sport, Drama
Star Cast:
Bruce Locke, Shawn Dou, Elizabeth Arends, Richard Sanderson
25. Spring 1941 (2007)
8
1
Spring 1941
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Artur Planck
Director:
Uri Barbash
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Miroslaw Baka, Katarzyna Al Abbas, Stanislaw Brejdygant, Adrianna Dzikowska
26. The Games Maker (2014)
8
1
The Games Maker
TV-PG
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Morodian
Director:
Juan Pablo Buscarini
Genres:
Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Tom Cavanagh, Ed Asner, David Mazouz, Edward Asner, Valentina Lodovini
27. Rancid Aluminum (2000)
5
1
Rancid Aluminum
R
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Sean Deeny
Director:
Edward Thomas
Genres:
Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Rhys Ifans, Steven Berkoff, Sadie Frost, Tara Fitzgerald

TV Movie(s)

1. The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (1995)
10
2
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
James Cellan Jones
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Daniel Massey, Owen Teale, Samuel West, Tara Fitzgerald

Animation(s)

Animated Epics: Beowulf (1998)
Animated Epics: Beowulf
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Beowulf (voice)
Director:
Yuri Kulakov
Genres:
Short, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Michael Sheen, Derek Jacobi, Timothy West, Anna Calder-Marshall
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation (2010)
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
PG
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Boy (voice)
Director:
Martin Wallner, Stefan Leuchtenberg
Genres:
Animation, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Ian McKellen, Ian McKellen
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas (2003)
Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas
PG
Plot:

Sinbad is framed by the goddess Eris for the theft of the Book of Peace.  He must now travel to her realm to retrieve it and save Prince Proteus, his childhood friend. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Proteus (voice)
Director:
Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson
Genres:
Comedy, Fantasy, Animation, Family, Adventure, Romance, Drama

TV Shows and Videos

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
The Handmaid's Tale
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Fred Waterford (19 episodes, 2017-2018)
Director:
Reed Morano, Mike Barker, Kate Dennis, Floria Sigismondi
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Camelot (2011)
Camelot
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Merlin (10 episodes, 2011)
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Green, Sebastian Koch, Claire Forlani, Philip Winchester

Joseph Fiennes Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
Shakespeare in Love Best Kiss 1999