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List of Joseph Fiennes Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Enemy at the Gates (2001)
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Enemy at the Gates
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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. 

Role:
Commisar Danilov
Starring:
Directed By:
Jean-Jacques Annaud
2. Elizabeth (1998)
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3
Elizabeth
R
23
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. 

Role:
Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Starring:
Directed By:
Shekhar Kapur
3. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
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Shakespeare in Love
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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. 

Role:
Will Shakespeare
Starring:
Colin Firth, Gwyneth Paltrow, Judi Dench, Ben Affleck, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Steven O'Donnell
Directed By:
John Madden
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Kiss
4. The Merchant of Venice (2004)
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The Merchant of Venice
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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. 

Role:
Bassanio
Starring:
Jeremy Irons, Al Pacino, Lynn Collins, Zuleikha Robinson
Directed By:
Michael Radford
5. Goodbye Bafana (2007)
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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.

Role:
James Gregory
Starring:
Diane Kruger, Dennis Haysbert, Patrick Lyster, Shiloh Henderson
Directed By:
Bille August
6. Luther (2003)
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2
Luther
PG-13
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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.

Role:
Martin Luther
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Bruno Ganz, Peter Ustinov, Jonathan Firth
Directed By:
Eric Till
7. Risen (2016)
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Risen
PG-13
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Role:
Clavius
Starring:
Peter Firth, Cliff Curtis, Tom Felton, María Botto
Directed By:
Kevin Reynolds
8. The Great Raid (2005)
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2
The Great Raid
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14
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.

Directed By:
John Dahl
9. The Escapist (2008)
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2
The Escapist
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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.

Role:
Lenny Drake
Starring:
Damian Lewis, Brian Cox, Liam Cunningham, Seu Jorge
Directed By:
Rupert Wyatt
10. Stealing Beauty (1996)
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2
Stealing Beauty
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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.

Role:
Christopher
Starring:
Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons, Rachel Weisz, Carlo Cecchi, Sinéad Cusack
Directed By:
Bernardo Bertolucci
11. Dust (2001)
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Dust
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10
4
Role:
Elijah
Starring:
Vera Farmiga, Adrian Lester, David Wenham, Rosemary Murphy
Directed By:
Milcho Manchevski
12. The Red Baron (2008)
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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.

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

Role:
Neil Bookman
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Kristin Chenoweth, Evan Rachel Wood, Alec Baldwin, Annette Bening, Dagmara Dominczyk, Gwyneth Paltrow
Directed By:
Ryan Murphy
17. Hercules (2014)
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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.

Starring:
Dwayne Johnson, Rebecca Ferguson, Ian McShane, John Hurt, Rufus Sewell, Aksel Hennie
Directed By:
Brett Ratner
18. The Darwin Awards (2006)
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1
The Darwin Awards
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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.  

Starring:
Juliette Lewis, David Arquette, Winona Ryder, Josh Charles, Kevin Dunn
Directed By:
Finn Taylor
19. Killing Me Softly (2002)
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2
Killing Me Softly
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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.  

Role:
Adam Tallis
Starring:
Heather Graham, Ian Hart, Natascha McElhone, Ulrich Thomsen
Directed By:
Kaige Chen
20. Forever Mine (1999)
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2
Forever Mine
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9
2
Role:
Manuel Esquema / Alan Riply
Starring:
Ray Liotta, Gretchen Mol, Vincent Laresca, Myk Watford
Directed By:
Paul Schrader
21. Strangerland (2015)
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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.

Role:
Matthew
Starring:
Hugo Weaving, Nicole Kidman, Lisa Flanagan, Meyne Wyatt
Directed By:
Kim Farrant
22. You Me and Captain Longbridge (2008)
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3
You Me and Captain Longbridge
10
3
Role:
Narrator
Starring:
Chris Larkin, Callum Williams
Directed By:
Kenny Doughty
23. Leo (2002)
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Leo
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11
2
Role:
Stephen
Starring:
Dennis Hopper, Elisabeth Shue, Sam Shepard, Justin Chambers
Directed By:
Mehdi Norowzian
24. On Wings of Eagles (2016)
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On Wings of Eagles
PG-13
13
1
Role:
Eric Liddell
Starring:
Bruce Locke, Shawn Dou, Elizabeth Arends, Richard Sanderson
Directed By:
Stephen Shin, Michael Parker
25. Spring 1941 (2007)
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Spring 1941
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9
1
Role:
Artur Planck
Starring:
Miroslaw Baka, Katarzyna Al Abbas, Stanislaw Brejdygant, Adrianna Dzikowska
Directed By:
Uri Barbash
26. The Games Maker (2014)
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1
The Games Maker
TV-PG
8
1
Role:
Morodian
Starring:
Tom Cavanagh, Ed Asner, David Mazouz, Edward Asner, Valentina Lodovini
Directed By:
Juan Pablo Buscarini
27. Rancid Aluminum (2000)
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1
Rancid Aluminum
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5
1
Role:
Sean Deeny
Starring:
Rhys Ifans, Steven Berkoff, Sadie Frost, Tara Fitzgerald
Directed By:
Edward Thomas

TV Movie(s)

1. The Vacillations of Poppy Carew (1995)
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2
The Vacillations of Poppy Carew
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2
Starring:
Owen Teale, Daniel Massey, Samuel West, Tara Fitzgerald
Directed By:
James Cellan Jones
2. Pretty/Handsome (2008)
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2
Pretty/Handsome
9
2
Role:
Bob Fitzpayne
Starring:
Carrie-Anne Moss, Blythe Danner, Jessica Lowndes, Sarah Paulson, Robert Wagner, Jonathan Groff
Directed By:
Ryan Murphy

Animation(s)

Animated Epics: Beowulf (1998)
Animated Epics: Beowulf
Role:
Beowulf (voice)
Starring:
Michael Sheen, Derek Jacobi, Timothy West, Anna Calder-Marshall
Directed By:
Yuri Kulakov
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation (2010)
A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation
PG
Role:
Boy (voice)
Starring:
Ian McKellen, Ian McKellen
Directed By:
Martin Wallner, Stefan Leuchtenberg
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. 

Role:
Proteus (voice)
Starring:
Jim Cummings, Brad Pitt, Michelle Pfeiffer, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Dennis Haysbert
Directed By:
Patrick Gilmore, Tim Johnson

TV Shows and Videos

The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
The Handmaid's Tale
TV-MA
Role:
Fred Waterford (19 episodes, 2017-2018)
Starring:
Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Moss, Yvonne Strahovski, Samira Wiley, Max Minghella, Amanda Brugel
Directed By:
Reed Morano, Mike Barker, Kate Dennis, Floria Sigismondi
American Horror Story (2011)
American Horror Story
TV-MA
Starring:
Alexandra Daddario, Taissa Farmiga, Neil Patrick Harris, Matt Bomer, Kathy Bates, Evan Peters, Jessica Lange
Directed By:
Bradley Buecker, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Michael Uppendahl, Loni Peristere, Michael Goi
Flashforward (2009)
Flashforward
TV-14
Role:
Mark Benford (23 episodes, 2009-2010)
Starring:
Laura Marano, Dominic Monaghan, Seth MacFarlane, Alex Kingston, Jake Johnson, Patrick J. Adams, Alan Ruck
Directed By:
Constantine Makris, Leslie Libman, Bobby Roth, John Polson, Michael Rymer
Urban Myths (2017)
Urban Myths
Starring:
Rupert Grint, Noel Fielding, Iwan Rheon, Alex Pettyfer, Frank Skinner, Mark Bonnar, Jonas Armstrong
Directed By:
Ben Palmer
Camelot (2011)
Camelot
TV-MA
Role:
Merlin (10 episodes, 2011)
Starring:
Eva Green, Sebastian Koch, Claire Forlani, Philip Winchester

Joseph Fiennes Awards

MTV Movie & TV Awards
Shakespeare in Love Best Kiss 1999