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List of Kenneth Branagh Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder (2012)
12
2
London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony: Isles of Wonder
12
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Sport
Star Cast:
Rowan Atkinson, Daniel Craig, Darius Alexander, Kirstie Abbott
2. Dunkirk (2017)
11
2
Dunkirk
PG-13
11
2

Through the eyes of young British private Tommy, the film chronicles how over 330,000 allied soldiers, who were cut off and surrounded by the German Army at the harbor of Dunkirk, France, were safely evacuated by mostly civilian boats and few British and French Navy vessels following the disastrous Battle of France in World War II.

As:
Cast
Genres:
History, Drama, War, Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tom Hardy, Cillian Murphy, Michael Caine, Fionn Whitehead, Damien Bonnard, Aneurin Barnard, Lee Armstrong
3. Hamlet (1996)
12
2
Hamlet
PG-13
12
2

An adaptation of the well-known play by William Shakespeare, this drama film tells the story of the Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, who returns home to find his father murdered. Meanwhile his mother is getting married to his uncle, the very man responsible for his father’s death.  

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
Hamlet
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Drama
4. Chariots of Fire (1981)
12
2
Chariots of Fire
PG
12
2

This British historical drama film, tells the true story of two British athletes taking part in the 1924 Olympics. One is a devout Christian who is running for the glory of God, while the other is an English Jew, who is running to overcome the prejudices his community faces. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Hugh Hudson
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Biography
Star Cast:
Ian Holm, Stephen Fry, John Gielgud, Nigel Havers, Ben Cross, Nicholas Farrell
5. Henry V (1989)
12
2
Henry V
PG-13
12
2

The historical drama based on Shakespeare’s play about the British monarch features young Henry who sets out in 1415 to conquer France. But Henry falters with self-doubt, and the sinking morale of his troops doesn’t help either. However, a resolute Henry emboldens his army with impassioned words and leads them into the battle of Agincourt, conquering France and winning Princess Katherine as his Queen. 

As:
Cast, Director, Writer
Role:
King Henry V
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Romance, Biography, History, Action, War, Drama
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Direction
6. Tenet (2020)
12
2
Tenet
PG-13
12
2

Directed by the renowned Christopher Nolan, Tenet is a mind-bending science-fiction action thriller film which revolves around a special agent who is sent on a mission armed with only one word as his weapon. He must travel through time as well as bend the laws of nature in order to succeed in his mission, which involves stopping a Third World War from erupting.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Sator
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
12
2
Rabbit-Proof Fence
TV-PG
12
2

This biographical drama film tells the story of three half-white, half-Aboriginal girls who run away from their houses, after they are picked to be trained as domestic staff. They set off on a journey across the Outback, while being pursued by law enforcement authorities.

As:
Cast
Director:
Phillip Noyce
Genres:
History, Adventure, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Jason Clarke, David Gulpilil, Everlyn Sampi, Tianna Sansbury
8. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)
12
2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
TV-PG
12
2

In this second installment in the Harry Potter film series, Harry, Ron and Hermione are second year students at Hogwarts. Things turn dangerous at the school as denizens become scared of a lurking monster and a blood writing on the wall saying that the Chamber of Secrets has been opened. The trio now have to uncover the truth and find the culprit.

As:
Cast
Director:
Chris Columbus
Genres:
Mystery, Fantasy, Family, Adventure
9. The Boat That Rocked (2009)
11
2
The Boat That Rocked
R
11
2

With BBC Radio refusing to play rock and pop music in the UK in 1966, several pirate radio stations have started operating on international waters. One such station is run by Quentin and led by DJ ‘The Count’, who have to go up against bitter government minister Sir Alistair Dormandy. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Curtis
Genres:
Drama, Music, Comedy
10. Much Ado About Nothing (1993)
12
2
Much Ado About Nothing
PG-13
12
2

A nobleman, living with his daughter, niece and brother in Messina, an Italian town, is hosting a bunch of friends returning from war. The party play cupid to a couple in love for a long time. The British-American romantic comedy is based on a Shakespearean play of the same name.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
11. In the Bleak Midwinter (1995)
10
2
In the Bleak Midwinter
R
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Collins, Richard Briers, Nicholas Farrell, Mark Hadfield, Hetta Charnley
12. A Month in the Country (1987)
11
2
A Month in the Country
PG
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
James Moon
Director:
Pat O'Connor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, John Atkinsons, Jim Carter, Patrick Malahide
13. Valkyrie (2008)
10
2
Valkyrie
PG-13
10
2

Looking at an inevitable defeat in WWII, a group of senior German officers recruit Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg to hatch a plan to end Adolf Hitler's rule so that Germany could honorably surrender. He proposes executing Operation Valkyrie, a state of national emergency, but the plan goes awry after Hitler survives the explosion at the Wolf's Lair.

As:
Cast
Role:
Major-General Henning von Tresckow
Director:
Bryan Singer
Genres:
Drama, History, Thriller, War
Star Cast:
Tom Cruise, Eddie Izzard, Bill Nighy, Tom Wilkinson, Carice van Houten
14. Thor (2011)
10
2
Thor
PG-13
10
2

Crown prince Thor, son of Odin, King of Asgard, is stripped off of his powers and exiled to Earth to live amongst simple humans for a reckless attempt to punish the Frost Giants. He falls in love with scientist Jane Foster, but must prove himself worthy of his powers and save Asgard from his adoptive brother Loki.

As:
Director
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
15. Thor: The Dark World (2013)
10
2
Thor: The Dark World
PG-13
10
2

In this sequel to the 2011 movie, Thor strives to safeguard the Nine Realms along with his allies. When his girlfriend, Jane, absorbs the fluid like weapon ‘Aether’, she unintentionally awakens Malekith, the vindictive leader of an ancient race who threatens to destroy the universe. To protect the universe, Thor has to join hands with his adversary Loki.

As:
Producer
Director:
Alan Taylor
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
16. My Week with Marilyn (2011)
11
2
My Week with Marilyn
R
11
2

In 1956, aspiring filmmaker, Colin Clark,gets a job to assist Sir Laurence Olivier as he directs Marilyn Monroe in ‘The Prince and the Showgirl'. Owing to the difficulties on the film-set, Clark is assigned to ensure Monroe’s schedule. With an evolving rapport, he escorts the star around as she enjoys a tranquil respite away from the pressures of work and fame.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sir Laurence Olivier
Director:
Simon Curtis
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Eddie Redmayne, Derek Jacobi, Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Michelle Williams, Julia Ormond
17. Dead Again (1991)
10
2
Dead Again
R
10
2

In 1949, a composer named Roman Strauss receives the death penalty for the murder of his  wife. In the 1990s, a detective finds out about a mute woman, who has also lost her memory, living in an orphanage. He also feels that she is somehow linked to the Strauss murder.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Roman Strauss / Mike Church
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
18. Peter's Friends (1992)
11
2
Peter's Friends
R
11
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Andrew
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Emma Thompson, Alphonsia Emmanuel
19. How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog (2000)
10
2
How to Kill Your Neighbor's Dog
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Peter McGowen
Director:
Michael Kalesniko
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
20. Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011)
10
2
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope
PG-13
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself
Director:
Morgan Spurlock
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
21. Cinderella (2015)
10
2
Cinderella
PG
10
2

Born to wealthy parents, Ella's fortune turns after her parents die and she is reduced to a servant girl by her cruel stepmother and wicked stepsisters. Her luck begins to change again when she meets a dashing stranger in the woods and is invited to the royal ball, but her jealous stepmother locks her in the attic.

As:
Director
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
22. Othello (1995)
11
2
Othello
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Iago
Director:
Oliver Parker
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Laurence Fishburne, Michael Sheen, Irène Jacob, Nathaniel Parker, Michael Maloney
23. Swing Kids (1993)
10
2
Swing Kids
PG-13
10
2

This musical drama film revolves around a few teens in Nazi Germany who adore American music. However, problem arises due to the fact that the music is banned in their nation.

As:
Cast
Director:
Thomas Carter
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Christian Bale, Robert Sean Leonard, Barbara Hershey, Frank Whaley, Tushka Bergen
24. The Theory of Flight (1998)
10
2
The Theory of Flight
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Richard
Director:
Paul Greengrass
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Helena Bonham Carter, Gemma Jones, Ray Stevenson, Holly Aird
25. Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
9
2
Murder on the Orient Express
PG-13
9
2

After solving a theft in Jerusalem, the famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot finds himself involved in the murder mystery of the corrupt businessman Edward Ratchett, on-board the lavish Orient Express. As natural disasters and heartbreaking revelations follow, Poirot is forced to rethink his definition of justice. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Hercule Poirot
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
26. Sleuth (2007)
11
2
Sleuth
R
11
2

An aging writer comes to know that his wife is having an affair. Therefore, he comes up with a cunning plan to teach her lover a lesson.

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Other Man on T.V. (uncredited)
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Harold Pinter, Jude Law, Michael Caine, Carmel O'Sullivan
27. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1994)
9
2
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
R
9
2

Dr Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant but unorthodox scientist tries to destroy the monster that he created, but it manages to escape. Later, it returns and asks for one out of two things: A bride or revenge. 

As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Victor
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Romance, Sci-Fi, Horror, Drama
29. Mindhorn (2016)
9
2
Mindhorn
TV-MA
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sean Foley
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steve Coogan, Essie Davis, Simon Callow, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough
31. The Proposition (1998)
9
2
The Proposition
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Father Michael McKinnon
Director:
Lesli Linka Glatter
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Blythe Danner, Neil Patrick Harris, Madeleine Stowe, William Hurt, Robert Loggia
32. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
9
2
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
PG-13
9
2

As the fifth instalment in the Jack Ryan series, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is an action-thriller that revolves around a former soldier-turned-undercover CIA agent who while working on Wall Street discovers that a Russian businessman is about to unleash a terrorist attack on the U.S. Starring Chris Pine in the lead role, this past-faced film also features Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley.

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Viktor Cherevin
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
33. All Is True (2019)
9
2
All Is True
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
William Shakespeare
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
Ian McKellen, Judi Dench, Lolita Chakrabarti, Nonso Anozie
34. Love's Labour's Lost (2000)
10
2
Love's Labour's Lost
PG
10
2
As:
Cast, Producer, Director, Writer
Role:
Berowne
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Comedy
Star Cast:
Nathan Lane, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Carmen Ejogo
36. Five Children and It (2004)
8
2
Five Children and It
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Stephenson
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Star Cast:
Eddie Izzard, Alex Jennings, Tara Fitzgerald, Freddie Highmore
37. Wild Wild West (1999)
7
1
Wild Wild West
PG-13
7
1

On President Ulysses Grant’s behest, special agents gunfighter Captain James West and disguises-expert and inventor Marshal Artemus Gordon team up to trace the wheelchair-bound evil scientist, Dr. Arliss Loveless, who plans to use his huge steam-run ‘Tarantula’ to assassinate President Grant and ruin the nation. Keeping their rivalry aside, the two agents combine their expertise to nab mastermind Dr. Loveless. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Arliss Loveless
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Western, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Action
Star Cast:
38. Artemis Fowl (2020)
6
1
Artemis Fowl
PG
6
1

Artemis, a 12 year old criminal prodigy, is trying to find his missing father. He soon comes  across a secret world of fairies, and enters into conflict with them.

As:
Producer, Director
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
39. Macbeth (2013)
13
2
Macbeth
13
2
As:
Cast, Director
Director:
Kenneth Branagh, Rob Ashford
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Alex Kingston, David Annen, Andy Apollo, Elliot Balchin
40. Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
12
2
Anne Frank Remembered
PG
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Narration (voice)
Director:
Jon Blair
Genres:
War, Biography, Documentary
Star Cast:
Glenn Close, Janny Brandes-Brilslijper, Rose De Liema, Sal De Liema
41. Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale (2015)
12
2
Branagh Theatre Live: The Winter's Tale
12
2
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Leontes
Director:
Kenneth Branagh, Rob Ashford
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Judi Dench, Adam Garcia, Miranda Raison, Jessie Buckley
42. Swan Song (1992)
11
2
Swan Song
11
2
As:
Director
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
John Gielgud, Richard Briers
43. Schneider's 2nd Stage (2001)
11
2
Schneider's 2nd Stage
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Joseph Barnett
Director:
Phil Stoole
Genres:
Thriller, Short
Star Cast:
Gerard Horan, Jimmy Yuill, Fiona Woolley, Tim Stoole
44. The Dance of Shiva (1998)
11
2
The Dance of Shiva
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Col. Evans
Director:
Jamie Payne
Genres:
Action, Drama, War, Short
Star Cast:
Julian Glover, Paul McGann, Samuel West, Sanjeev Bhaskar
45. Listening (2003)
10
2
Listening
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Nanette Newman, Paul McGann, Frances Barber
46. Prodigal (2011)
10
2
Prodigal
TV-G
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mark Snow
Director:
Benjamin Grayson
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Short
Star Cast:
Jennifer Morrison, Winter Ave Zoli, Taylor Kinney, Travis Crim
47. Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer (2016)
10
2
Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Archie Rice
Director:
Benjamin Caron
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jonah Hauer-King, Phil Dunster, Yasmin Harrison, Pip Jordan
48. Symphony for the Spire (1992)
10
2
Symphony for the Spire
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself (performing excerpts from 'Henry V')
Director:
Mike Mansfield
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Charlton Heston, Plácido Domingo, Prince Charles, Ofra Harnoy
49. The Magic Flute (2006)
10
2
The Magic Flute
10
2
As:
Director, Writer
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Romance, Musical, Drama
Star Cast:
Joseph Kaiser, Amy Carson, René Pape, Lyubov Petrova, Benjamin Jay Davis
50. Alien Love Triangle (2008)
9
2
Alien Love Triangle
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Steven Chesterman
Director:
Danny Boyle
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Courteney Cox, Heather Graham, Alice Connor
51. High Season (1987)
8
2
High Season
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Rick
Director:
Clare Peploe
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jacqueline Bisset, Sebastian Shaw, Irene Papas, James Fox

TV Movie(s)

1. Conspiracy (2001)
11
2
Conspiracy
R
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Reinhard Heydrich
Director:
Frank Pierson
Genres:
Drama, History, Biography, War
Star Cast:
Stanley Tucci, Colin Firth, Tom Hiddleston, Clare Bullus, Simon Markey
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
2. Warm Springs (2005)
12
2
Warm Springs
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Director:
Joseph Sargent
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Felicia Day, Cynthia Nixon, Kathy Bates, Matt Malloy, Tim Blake Nelson, David Paymer
3. To the Lighthouse (1983)
11
2
To the Lighthouse
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Colin Gregg
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Gough, Rosemary Harris, Lynsey Baxter, Pippa Guard
4. The Lady's Not for Burning (1987)
12
2
The Lady's Not for Burning
12
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Mendip
Director:
Julian Amyes
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Angela Thorne, Cherie Lunghi, Tom Mannion, Shaun Scott
5. Discovering Hamlet (1990)
11
2
Discovering Hamlet
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself / Hamlet
Director:
Mark Olshaker
Genres:
Drama, Documentary
Star Cast:
Derek Jacobi, Richard Clifford, Edward Jewesbury, Richard Easton
6. Lorna (1987)
11
2
Lorna
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Billy
Director:
James Ormerod
Star Cast:
Brigid Erin Bates, Colum Convey, Brid Brennan, Julia Dearden
7. Look Back in Anger (1989)
11
2
Look Back in Anger
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Porter
Director:
Judi Dench
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Edward Jewesbury, Siobhan Redmond, Gerard Horan
8. Coming Through (1985)
10
2
Coming Through
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
D.H. Lawrence
Director:
Peter Barber-Fleming
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Helen Mirren, Philip Martin Brown, Alison Steadman, Felicity Montagu

Animation(s)

The Periwig-Maker (1999)
The Periwig-Maker
As:
Cast
Role:
Periwig-maker (voice)
Director:
Steffen Schäffler
Genres:
Animation, Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Alice Fairhall, Roger Law, Daren C. Evans
The Road to El Dorado (2000)
The Road to El Dorado
PG
Plot:

In 1519, con-artists Miguel and Tulio win a map to the secret City of Gold, El Dorado. Afterwards, they escape on a ship led by conquistador Cortés to the New World. After the two accidentally discover El Dorado they are portrayed as Gods by a local priest who has his own motives. The two must save the city. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Miguel (voice)
Director:
Bibo Bergeron, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Don Paul
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Animation, Family, Adventure
Short6 (2001)
Short6
As:
Cast
Role:
Periwig-maker (segment "The Periwig-Maker") (voice)
Director:
David Cronenberg, David Brooks, Syd Garon
Genres:
Fantasy, Comedy, Action, Drama, Animation
Star Cast:
Josh Hartnett, Leslie Carlson, Johannes Björk, Magnus Börjeson

TV Shows and Videos

Maybury (1981)
Maybury
As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Davis, Don Taylor, Donald McWhinnie, Roger Bamford, Richard Stroud
Star Cast:
Wallander (2008)
Wallander
TV-PG
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Kurt Wallander (12 episodes, 2008-2015)
Director:
Benjamin Caron, Philip Martin
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Rebecca Ferguson, Nicholas Hoult, Phyllis Logan, Tom Hiddleston, Richard McCabe, Jeany Spark, Sarah Smart
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Actor, BAFTA Award for Best Drama Series
Play for Tomorrow (1982)
Play for Tomorrow
As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Robin Ellis, Sylvestra Le Touzel, Tracey Childs, Bill Nighy
Fortunes of War (1987)
Fortunes of War
As:
Cast
Role:
Guy Pringle (7 episodes, 1987)
Director:
James Cellan Jones
Genres:
War, Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Alan Bennett, Ronald Pickup, Charles Kay, Mark Drewry
10 Days to War (2008)
10 Days to War
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Tom Conti, Josef Altin, Philip Arditti, Obi Abili
The Will Smith Music Video Collection (1999)
The Will Smith Music Video Collection
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Arliss Loveless (segment "Wild Wild West")
Director:
Jada Pinkett Smith, Robert Caruso, Bob Giraldi, Paul Hunter, Wayne Isham
Genres:
Music, Documentary
Star Cast:
Will Smith, Larry 'Jazz' Anthony, Biz Markie, Michelle Chin
Thompson (1988)
Thompson
As:
Cast
Role:
Various Roles (6 episodes, 1988)
Director:
John Stroud
Genres:
Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton, Phyllida Law, Stephen Moore

Kenneth Branagh Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Conspiracy Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 2001
BAFTA Awards
Wallander Best Actor 2010
Wallander Best Drama Series 2009
Henry V Best Direction 1990