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List of Martin Freeman Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
31
8
Shaun of the Dead
R
31
8

Shaun, an electronics salesman, leads a rather uneventful life. His girlfriend has left him and his stepfather chastises him for failing to give attention to his mother, especially on her birthday. He is miserable, but when a zombie apocalypse threatens to take over London, he resolves to save both his girlfriend and mother with the help of his best friend Ed.

Directed By:
Edgar Wright
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
41
12
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
PG-13
41
12

Following an unexpected visit from the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo Baggins, a simple hobbit from the Shire, reluctantly joins thirteen dwarves on a perilous quest to reclaim their home under the Lonely Mountain from the dragon Smaug. They travel through treacherous lands across the Middle-Earth and encounter various dangerous creatures, including the mysterious Gollum obsessed with his 'precious' ring.

Role:
Bilbo
Directed By:
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Hero
3. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
34
10
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
PG-13
34
10

This is the second movie the in three part film series The Hobbit based on J. R. R. Tolkien’s book of the same name. In the movie, Bilbo Baggins continues his pursuit, with Wizard Gandalf and fellow dwarves led by Thorin Oakenshield, to retake the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor from dragon Smaug.

Role:
Bilbo
Directed By:
4. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
39
11
Captain America: Civil War
PG-13
39
11

A mission of Avengers results in the loss of civilian lives, hence political pressure mounts to have regulations for the superhero team. This causes the team to split into two groups – Team Captain America favouring freedom of superheroes and Team Iron Man backing the government. Meanwhile, Captain America’s old friend Bucky Barnes is accused of the murder of King T'Chaka of Wakanda.

Directed By:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
5. Hot Fuzz (2007)
28
8
Hot Fuzz
R
28
8

A posting in the sleepy village of Sandford is what a London cop, Nicholas Angel, gets for his exceptional arrest record. As he tries to adjust to his new relaxed environment, a series of accidents lead him to conclude that there is more to this tranquil community than he knows. He conducts his search for the culprits and is aided by Danny, his overenthusiastic partner who is a fan of action.  

Role:
Met Sergeant
Directed By:
Edgar Wright
6. Love Actually (2003)
27
8
Love Actually
R
27
8

Enjoy exploring the various aspects of love through the eyes of different individuals as this Christmas-themed rom-com takes you through ten separate but inter-linked love stories. A modern-day Christmas staple, this film is a must-watch during the festive season!

Directed By:
Richard Curtis
7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
28
10
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
PG-13
28
10

Based on the novel The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien, this epic fantasy film serves as one of the three prequels to The Lord of the Rings film trilogy. The film revolves around a hobbit Bilbo Baggins, who engages in a war along with his comrades, to protect the Lonely Mountain from falling into the hands of darkness. 

Role:
Bilbo Baggins
Directed By:
8. Black Panther (2018)
35
13
Black Panther
PG-13
35
13

As T'Challa prepares to assume the kingship of isolated but technologically superior Wakanda, he is challenged by an old foe, Killmonger. T'Challa, as the Black Panther, must now rise to the occasion and confront a situation that threatens the safety of Wakanda as well as the world.

Role:
Everett K. Ross
Directed By:
Ryan Coogler
9. The World's End (2013)
16
7
The World's End
R
16
7

Immature 40-year-old alcoholic Gary King convinces his estranged childhood friends to reunite 20 years later to reattempt their epic pub crawl at 12 pubs of their hometown, finishing at the World's End. With each pub visited, they come closer to reconciling past and present, and uncover pieces of a larger conspiracy involving the future of mankind.

Starring:
Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Peter Serafinowicz, Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess, Jasper Levine
Directed By:
Edgar Wright
10. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
13
6
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
PG
13
6

After trying to delay the demolition of his house, hapless Arthur Dent discovers that his friend Ford Prefect is an alien and that his entire home planet will be destroyed later that day. Prefect saves him at the right moment by hitchhiking on an alien spaceship, and guides him through an intergalactic adventure to restore Earth.

Directed By:
Garth Jennings
11. Wild Target (2010)
7
4
Wild Target
PG-13
7
4

Ferguson, a dreaded gangster, hires Victor Maynard, who comes from a family of professional assassins, to eliminate Rose, a beautiful con artist, who just cheated him off 900,000 pounds. Victor keeps missing his opportunities to kill Rose and eventually falls in love with her.

Starring:
Rupert Grint, Emily Blunt, Bill Nighy, Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins
Directed By:
Jonathan Lynn
12. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
8
4
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
R
8
4

Kim Baker, an American journalist, goes to Afghanistan as a war correspondent for a short time. However, she not only ends up putting herself in danger to cover her stories, but also ends up staying for a much longer time than expected. 

Role:
Iain MacKelpie
Starring:
Tina Fey, Billy Bob Thornton, Margot Robbie, Alfred Molina
Directed By:
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
13. Dedication (2007)
6
3
Dedication
R
6
3

After his illustrator partner passes away, Henry Roth is forced to work with a new artist named Lucy, sent by his publisher. Even though they need to deliver his latest book in less than one month, he tries various tricks to alienate her, but over time, he begins to fall for her. Things get complicated when her ex-boyfriend comes back to her life to win her back.

Starring:
Christine Taylor, Mandy Moore, Amy Sedaris, Bobby Cannavale, Dianne Wiest, Billy Crudup, Bob Balaban
Directed By:
Justin Theroux
14. The Eichmann Show (2015)
6
3
The Eichmann Show
6
3
Role:
Milton Fruchtman
Starring:
Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Front, Nicholas Woodeson, Anna-Louise Plowman
Directed By:
Paul Andrew Williams
15. Breaking and Entering (2006)
6
3
Breaking and Entering
R
6
3

Miro is a teen who is hired by a group of thieves to help them break in and steal computers from an architectural firm owned by Will Francis. Will eventually finds out about Miro, who is living a humble life with his mother Amira, but decides not to report to the police.    

Role:
Sandy
Starring:
Juliette Binoche, Vera Farmiga, Jude Law, Ed Westwick, Robin Wright, Jude Law
Directed By:
Anthony Minghella
16. Nativity! (2009)
6
3
Nativity!
PG
6
3

Paul is a primary school teacher who is asked to produce the year’s nativity play. Things get complicated when he falsely boasts that his ex-girlfriend Jennifer, a Hollywood producer, is coming to see his show in order to turn the play into a film, although he hasn’t spoken to her in years.

Role:
Paul Maddens
Starring:
Phyllis Logan, Pam Ferris, Jason Watkins, Ashley Jensen
Directed By:
Debbie Isitt
17. Ghost Stories (2017)
7
4
Ghost Stories
7
4
Role:
Mike Priddle
Starring:
Paul Whitehouse, Andy Nyman, Alex Lawther, Paul Warren
Directed By:
Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman
18. Nightwatching (2007)
6
3
Nightwatching
6
3
Role:
Rembrandt van Rijn
Starring:
Jodhi May, Richard McCabe, Eva Birthistle, Emily Holmes
Directed By:
Peter Greenaway
19. Ode to Joy (2018)
6
3
Ode to Joy
R
6
3
Role:
Charlie
Starring:
Melissa Rauch, Jane Curtin, Shannon Woodward, Morena Baccarin
Directed By:
Jason Winer
20. Ali G Indahouse (2002)
8
5
Ali G Indahouse
R
8
5

Hip-hopping wannabe gangster rapper Ali G is the leader of fictional gang Da West Staines Massiv. When his beloved hangout is about to be destroyed, he becomes involved in politics. Despite all odds, Ali G becomes the unlikely savior of the world when he averts a nuclear war between the USA and Russia.  

Starring:
Naomi Campbell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gina La Piana, Emilio Rivera, Dana de Celis, Dominic Delesilva
Directed By:
Mark Mylod
21. What's Your Number? (2011)
7
5
What's Your Number?
R
7
5

All Darling has never had a successful relationship and has been fired from her job. She comes across an article that claims women who have had more than twenty lovers will have difficulty finding a husband. A desperate Ally decides to track down her exes to find out the one that got away.  

Starring:
Anna Faris, Ed Begley Jr., Aziz Ansari, Andy Samberg, Blythe Danner, Chris Pratt, Anthony Mackie
Directed By:
Mark Mylod
22. The Good Night (2007)
5
3
The Good Night
R
5
3

The Good Night is a fantasy romantic comedy drama musical film which tells the story of a former musician named Gary, who makes commercial jingles to earn a living. His life takes a turn when he begins dreaming about a beautiful woman named Anna, and gets drawn to her. However, things get complicated when he realizes that Anna is actually a real person.

Starring:
Lucy DeVito, Penelope Cruz, Danny DeVito, Gwyneth Paltrow, Simon Pegg, Penélope Cruz, Keith Allen
Directed By:
Jake Paltrow
23. Confetti (2006)
5
3
Confetti
R
5
3
Role:
Matt
Starring:
Jimmy Carr, Robert Webb, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan
Directed By:
Debbie Isitt
24. The Operative (2019)
5
3
The Operative
5
3
Role:
Thomas
Starring:
Diane Kruger, Eric Bana, Cas Anvar, Lana Ettinger
Directed By:
Yuval Adler
25. Swinging with the Finkels (2011)
3
3
Swinging with the Finkels
R
3
3
Role:
Alvin Finkel
Starring:
Jerry Stiller, Mandy Moore, Angus Deayton, Jonathan Silverman
Directed By:
Jonathan Newman
26. Sherlock Uncovered (2012)
9
2
Sherlock Uncovered
TV-14
9
2
Role:
Himself / Dr. John Watson
Starring:
Mark Gatiss, Benedict Cumberbatch, Russell Tovey, Rupert Graves
27. Midnight of My Life (2015)
8
2
Midnight of My Life
R
8
2
Role:
Steve Marriott
Starring:
Theo Barklem-Biggs, Elliot Brown, Jack Baggs, Denise Yoko Berndt
Directed By:
Phil Davis
28. Svengali (2009)
8
2
Svengali
8
2
Starring:
Michelle Gomez, Matt Berry, Boy George, Gia Marie Barbera
Directed By:
Philip John
29. Carnage (2017)
8
2
Carnage
8
2
Starring:
James Smith, Samantha Spiro, Collette Cooper, Andy Rush
Directed By:
Simon Amstell
30. Micro Men (2009)
8
3
Micro Men
8
3
Role:
Chris Curry
Starring:
Alexander Armstrong, Sam Phillips, Edward Baker-Duly, Stefan Butler
Directed By:
Saul Metzstein
31. Rubbish (2007)
7
3
Rubbish
7
3
Role:
Kevin
Starring:
Anna Friel, James Lance
Directed By:
Ed Roe, Dougal Wilson
32. The Voorman Problem (2011)
7
3
The Voorman Problem
TV-PG
7
3
Role:
Doctor Williams
Starring:
Tom Hollander, Simon Griffiths, Elisabeth Gray
Directed By:
Mark Gill
33. Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008)
7
3
Rembrandt's J'Accuse
7
3
Role:
Rembrandt
Starring:
Jodhi May, Eva Birthistle, Emily Holmes, Jonathan Holmes
Directed By:
Peter Greenaway
34. The Girl Is Mime (2010)
7
3
The Girl Is Mime
7
3
Role:
Clive Buckle
Starring:
Jennifer Short, Daniel Caren
Directed By:
Tim Bunn
35. HIV: The Musical (2009)
7
3
HIV: The Musical
7
3
Role:
James McKenzie
Starring:
Julian Barratt, Seb Cardinal, Dustin Demri-Burns, Maria Crocker
Directed By:
Joseph Patrick, Tim Woodall
36. Margery and Gladys (2003)
7
3
Margery and Gladys
7
3
Starring:
June Brown, Penelope Keith, Alan David, Marcia Warren
Directed By:
Geoffrey Sax
37. Call Register (2004)
7
3
Call Register
7
3
Role:
Kevin
Starring:
Neve McIntosh, James Lance
Directed By:
Ed Roe
38. Round About Five (2005)
7
3
Round About Five
TV-G
7
3
Role:
The Man
Starring:
Lena Headey, Jodhi May
Directed By:
Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
39. The Debt (2003)
6
3
The Debt
6
3
Role:
Terry Ross
Starring:
Warren Clarke, Orla Brady, Lee Williams, Hugo Speer
Directed By:
Jon Jones
40. Long Hot Summer (2006)
6
3
Long Hot Summer
6
3
Starring:
Michael Alexander, Lucy Briers, Jessica Brohn, Simon Cox
Directed By:
Matt Hilliard-Forde
41. Men Only (2001)
6
3
Men Only
6
3
Role:
Jamie
Starring:
Stephen Moyer, Marc Warren, Daniel Ryan, Razaaq Adoti
Directed By:
Peter Webber
42. The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
6
3
The Old Curiosity Shop
6
3
Starring:
Derek Jacobi, Bradley Walsh, Gina McKee, Adam Godley
Directed By:
Brian Percival
43. Cargo (2017)
7
4
Cargo
7
4
Role:
Andy
Starring:
David Gulpilil, Kris McQuade, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter
Directed By:
Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling
44. I Just Want to Kiss You (1998)
5
3
I Just Want to Kiss You
5
3
Role:
Frank
Starring:
Harry Peacock, Lexi Strauss, Lee Blakemore, Nigel Cooke
Directed By:
Jamie Thraves
45. Animals (2012)
5
3
Animals
5
3
Starring:
Augustus Prew, Dimitri Leonidas, Javier Beltrán, Oriol Pla
Directed By:
Marçal Forés
46. The Dog with the Woman (2017)
5
3
The Dog with the Woman
5
3
Role:
Charlie
Starring:
Amanda Burton, Brid Arnstein
Directed By:
Phoebe Arnstein, Stephen Ledger-Lomas
47. The Low Down (2000)
5
3
The Low Down
5
3
Starring:
Aidan Gillen, Kate Ashfield, Dean Lennox Kelly, Tobias Menzies
Directed By:
Jamie Thraves
48. Svengali (2013)
4
3
Svengali
4
3
Role:
Don
Starring:
Matt Berry, Joel Fry, Brian Hibbard, Michael Socha
Directed By:
John Hardwick
49. Blake's Junction 7 (2005)
4
3
Blake's Junction 7
4
3
Role:
Vila
Starring:
Johnny Vegas, Mark Heap, Mackenzie Crook, Raquel Cassidy
Directed By:
Ben Gregor
50. Fancy Dress (2001)
3
3
Fancy Dress
3
3
Role:
Pirate
Starring:
Ciarán McMenamin, Sarah Vandenbergh, Keeley Forsyth, Gregory McFarnon
Directed By:
Jon Wright
51. The All Together (2007)
3
3
The All Together
3
3
Role:
Chris Ashworth
Starring:
Danny Dyer, Corey Johnson, Velibor Topic, Richard Harrington
Directed By:
Gavin Claxton

Narrator/Dubbing

Lonely Hearts (2007)
7
3
Lonely Hearts
7
3
Role:
The Pig (voice)
Starring:
Lucia Giannecchini, Ralph Haddon, Jemma Hines, Kerry Jean-Randjiou
Directed By:
James Keaton
Pride (2004)
12
8
Pride
12
8
Role:
Fleck (voice)
Starring:
Sean Bean, John Hurt, Kate Winslet, Helen Mirren, Rupert Graves
Directed By:
John Downer

Animation Movies

Robot Chicken
18
5
Robot Chicken
TV-MA
18
5
Starring:
Burt Reynolds, Jennette McCurdy, Nathan Fillion, Gary Coleman, Keith David, Julian McMahon, Ginnifer Goodwin
Directed By:
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
16
8
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
TV-PG
16
8

In an attempt to win the Pirate of the Year Award, Pirate Captain and his crew must travel to Victorian London, and defeat his rivals, Black Bellamy and Cutlass Liz.  

Role:
The Pirate with a Scarf (voice)
Starring:
Salma Hayek, Brian Blessed, David Tennant, Al Roker, Jeremy Piven, Lenny Henry, Brendan Gleeson
Directed By:
Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
So You Want to Be a Pirate! (2012)
6
3
So You Want to Be a Pirate!
6
3
Role:
The Pirate with a Scarf (voice)
Starring:
David Tennant, Brian Blessed, Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Russell Tovey
Directed By:
Jay Grace
Saving Santa (2013)
4
4
Saving Santa
4
4
Role:
Bernard D. Elf (voice)
Starring:
Tim Curry, Joan Collins, Ashley Tisdale, Pam Ferris, Noel Clarke, Tim Conway, David Cowgill
Directed By:
Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman

TV Shows

Sherlock
79
8
Sherlock
TV-14
79
8
Role:
Dr. John Watson (15 episodes, 2010-2017)
Starring:
Lars Mikkelsen, Mark Gatiss, Benedict Cumberbatch, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Louise Brealey
Directed By:
Paul McGuigan, Nick Hurran
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
Fargo
37
5
Fargo
TV-MA
37
5
Role:
Lester Nygaard / ... (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
Starring:
Cristin Milioti, Kirsten Dunst, Nick Offerman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, DJ Qualls, Kieran Culkin, Ewan McGregor
Directed By:
Michael Uppendahl, Keith Gordon, Randall Einhorn, Adam Bernstein, Colin Bucksey
The Office
16
3
The Office
TV-MA
16
3
Role:
Tim Canterbury (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Starring:
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis
Black Books
13
2
Black Books
TV-PG
13
2
Starring:
Simon Pegg, Peter Serafinowicz, David Walliams, Dylan Moran, Johnny Vegas, Rob Brydon, Bill Bailey
Directed By:
Martin Dennis, Graham Linehan, Nick Wood
This Life
9
2
This Life
9
2
Starring:
Andrew Lincoln, Luisa Bradshaw-White, Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri
Picking up the Pieces
8
2
Picking up the Pieces
8
2
Starring:
Des McAleer, Joanna Scanlan, Amanda Abbington, Simon Chadwick
Toast of London
9
2
Toast of London
9
2
Starring:
Daisy Ridley, Jon Hamm, Jude Law, Brian Blessed, Shazad Latif, Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst
Directed By:
Michael Cumming
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern
8
2
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern
8
2
Starring:
Jack Whitehall, Roger Moore, Matt Lucas, Simon Day, Michael Kitchen, Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas
Directed By:
Rhys Thomas
StartUp
9
3
StartUp
9
3
Role:
Phil Rask (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
Starring:
Addison Timlin, Aaron Yoo, Adam Brody, Wayne Knight, Edi Gathegi, Otmara Marrero, Kristen Ariza
Directed By:
Ben Ketai, Luis Prieto
The Robinsons
7
2
The Robinsons
7
2
Role:
Ed Robinson (6 episodes, 2005)
Starring:
Anna Massey, Richard Johnson, Abigail Cruttenden, Hugh Bonneville
Lock, Stock...
7
2
Lock, Stock...
7
2
Starring:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jack Wild, Bradley Walsh, Ralph Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, Scott Maslen, Shaun Parkes
Directed By:
David Thacker, Nick Jones, Rudolf Mestdagh
The Responder
7
2
The Responder
7
2
Role:
Chris Carson
Starring:
MyAnna Buring
Breeders
7
2
Breeders
TV-MA
7
2
World of Pub
6
2
World of Pub
6
2
Starring:
Nicholas Hoult, David Walliams, Peter Serafinowicz, Kevin Eldon, Phil Cornwell
Directed By:
Michael Cumming
Bruiser
6
2
Bruiser
6
2
Role:
Gary / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
Starring:
Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Matthew Holness, Charlotte Hudson
Hardware
6
3
Hardware
6
3
Role:
Mike (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Starring:
Peter Serafinowicz, Ryan Cartwright, Ken Morley, Susan Earl
Linda Green
6
3
Linda Green
6
3
Starring:
Peter Kay, Meera Syal, Pam Ferris, Simon Pegg, Dave Hill, Daniel Ryan, Liza Tarbuck
Directed By:
Charlie Palmer, Dan Zeff, Syd Macartney, Beryl Richards
Helen West
6
3
Helen West
6
3
Role:
DC Stone (3 episodes, 2002)
Starring:
Amanda Burton, Nicholas Woodeson, Conor Mullen, Jessica Oyelowo
The Bill
5
3
The Bill
5
3
Starring:
Paul Bettany, Martin Kemp, Alex Kingston, Hugh Laurie, James McAvoy, Jason Clarke, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Directed By:
Steve Shill, David Yates, Peter Lydon, Jonathan Dent, Stuart Burge
Comedy Showcase
5
3
Comedy Showcase
5
3
Starring:
David Cross, Rhys Darby, Will Arnett, Spike Jonze, Sara Pascoe, Katy Wix
Directed By:
Simon Delaney
Casualty
4
3
Casualty
4
3
Starring:
Gemma Atkinson, Charlie Heaton, Sue Perkins, Jenna Haze, Imogen Poots, Tom Hiddleston, Colin Baker
Directed By:
Michael Owen Morris, Paul Murphy, Declan O'Dwyer, Alan Wareing, Julie Edwards

Martin Freeman Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Sherlock Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie 2014
BAFTA Awards
Sherlock Best Supporting Actor 2011
MTV Movie & TV Awards
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey Best Hero 2013