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List of Martin Freeman Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)
26
3
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
PG-13
26
3

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bilbo
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure
2. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)
23
2
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
PG-13
23
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bilbo
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Adventure
Awards:
MTV Movie & TV Award for Best Hero
3. Shaun of the Dead (2004)
18
3
Shaun of the Dead
R
18
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Edgar Wright
Genres:
Comedy, Horror
4. Captain America: Civil War (2016)
17
3
Captain America: Civil War
PG-13
17
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
5. Hot Fuzz (2007)
14
3
Hot Fuzz
R
14
3

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Met Sergeant
Director:
Edgar Wright
Genres:
Mystery, Action, Comedy
6. Black Panther (2018)
19
4
Black Panther
PG-13
19
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Everett K. Ross
Director:
Ryan Coogler
Genres:
Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
7. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)
17
2
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies
PG-13
17
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bilbo Baggins
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy
8. Love Actually (2003)
15
4
Love Actually
R
15
4

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!

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Curtis
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
9. The World's End (2013)
12
5
The World's End
R
12
5

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Edgar Wright
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Pierce Brosnan, Rosamund Pike, Simon Pegg, Peter Serafinowicz, Thomas Law, Zachary Bailess, Jasper Levine
10. Nativity! (2009)
17
2
Nativity!
PG
17
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Maddens
Director:
Debbie Isitt
Genres:
Family, Comedy
Star Cast:
Pam Ferris, Phyllis Logan, Jason Watkins, Ashley Jensen
11. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
11
3
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
PG
11
3

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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Garth Jennings
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Comedy, Adventure
12. Ghost Stories (2017)
12
4
Ghost Stories
12
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike Priddle
Director:
Jeremy Dyson, Andy Nyman
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Paul Whitehouse, Andy Nyman, Alex Lawther, Paul Warren
13. Wild Target (2010)
8
4
Wild Target
PG-13
8
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jonathan Lynn
Genres:
Crime, Action, Comedy
Star Cast:
Rupert Grint, Emily Blunt, Bill Nighy, Rupert Everett, Eileen Atkins
14. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
9
2
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
R
9
2

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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Iain MacKelpie
Director:
Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Genres:
Drama, War, Biography, Comedy
16. Nightwatching (2007)
8
3
Nightwatching
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rembrandt van Rijn
Director:
Peter Greenaway
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, History, Biography
Star Cast:
Jodhi May, Richard McCabe, Eva Birthistle, Emily Holmes
17. Breaking and Entering (2006)
8
3
Breaking and Entering
R
8
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.    

As:
Cast
Role:
Sandy
Director:
Anthony Minghella
Genres:
Crime, Romance, Drama
18. Ali G Indahouse (2002)
12
3
Ali G Indahouse
R
12
3

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Mylod
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Naomi Campbell, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gina La Piana, Emilio Rivera, Dana de Celis, Dominic Delesilva
19. Ode to Joy (2018)
8
2
Ode to Joy
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie
Director:
Jason Winer
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Melissa Rauch, Jane Curtin, Shannon Woodward, Morena Baccarin
20. What's Your Number? (2011)
9
3
What's Your Number?
R
9
3

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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Mylod
Genres:
Comedy, Romance
22. Confetti (2006)
6
3
Confetti
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Matt
Director:
Debbie Isitt
Genres:
Romance, Music, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jimmy Carr, Robert Webb, Jessica Hynes, Stephen Mangan
23. The Operative (2019)
8
1
The Operative
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas
Director:
Yuval Adler
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Diane Kruger, Eric Bana, Cas Anvar, Lana Ettinger
24. Swinging with the Finkels (2011)
7
2
Swinging with the Finkels
R
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alvin Finkel
Director:
Jonathan Newman
Genres:
Romance, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jerry Stiller, Mandy Moore, Angus Deayton, Jonathan Silverman
25. Midnight of My Life (2015)
9
3
Midnight of My Life
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve Marriott
Director:
Phil Davis
Genres:
Drama, Short, Music, Biography
Star Cast:
Theo Barklem-Biggs, Elliot Brown, Jack Baggs, Denise Yoko Berndt
26. The Dog with the Woman (2017)
9
3
The Dog with the Woman
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Charlie
Director:
Phoebe Arnstein, Stephen Ledger-Lomas
Genres:
Short, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Amanda Burton, Brid Arnstein
27. Carnage (2017)
9
3
Carnage
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Simon Amstell
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
James Smith, Samantha Spiro, Collette Cooper, Andy Rush
28. Cargo (2017)
14
2
Cargo
14
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Andy
Director:
Yolanda Ramke, Ben Howling
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
David Gulpilil, Kris McQuade, Anthony Hayes, Susie Porter
29. Long Hot Summer (2006)
10
3
Long Hot Summer
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Matt Hilliard-Forde
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Alexander, Lucy Briers, Jessica Brohn, Simon Cox
30. Call Register (2004)
10
2
Call Register
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Kevin
Director:
Ed Roe
Genres:
Drama, Short
Star Cast:
Neve McIntosh, James Lance
31. Rubbish (2007)
9
3
Rubbish
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Kevin
Director:
Ed Roe, Dougal Wilson
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Anna Friel, James Lance
32. The Girl Is Mime (2010)
10
3
The Girl Is Mime
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Clive Buckle
Director:
Tim Bunn
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Jennifer Short, Daniel Caren
33. Round About Five (2005)
10
2
Round About Five
TV-G
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
The Man
Director:
Charles Guard, Thomas Guard
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Lena Headey, Jodhi May
34. The Voorman Problem (2011)
9
4
The Voorman Problem
TV-PG
9
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Doctor Williams
Director:
Mark Gill
Genres:
Comedy, Drama, Short, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Tom Hollander, Simon Griffiths, Elisabeth Gray
35. Rembrandt's J'Accuse (2008)
9
3
Rembrandt's J'Accuse
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Rembrandt
Director:
Peter Greenaway
Genres:
Documentary, Mystery
Star Cast:
Jodhi May, Eva Birthistle, Emily Holmes, Jonathan Holmes
36. Lonely Hearts (2007)
8
3
Lonely Hearts
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
The Pig (voice)
Director:
James Keaton
Genres:
Drama, Short, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Lucia Giannecchini, Ralph Haddon, Jemma Hines, Kerry Jean-Randjiou
37. I Just Want to Kiss You (1998)
10
1
I Just Want to Kiss You
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Frank
Director:
Jamie Thraves
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Harry Peacock, Lexi Strauss, Lee Blakemore, Nigel Cooke
38. Animals (2012)
8
2
Animals
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Marçal Forés
Genres:
Fantasy, Drama
Star Cast:
Augustus Prew, Dimitri Leonidas, Javier Beltrán, Oriol Pla
39. The Low Down (2000)
9
2
The Low Down
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jamie Thraves
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Aidan Gillen, Kate Ashfield, Dean Lennox Kelly, Tobias Menzies
40. Blake's Junction 7 (2005)
7
3
Blake's Junction 7
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Vila
Director:
Ben Gregor
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Johnny Vegas, Mark Heap, Mackenzie Crook, Raquel Cassidy
41. Svengali (2013)
8
3
Svengali
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Don
Director:
John Hardwick
Genres:
Comedy, Music
Star Cast:
Matt Berry, Joel Fry, Brian Hibbard, Michael Socha
42. HIV: The Musical (2009)
8
2
HIV: The Musical
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
James McKenzie
Director:
Joseph Patrick, Tim Woodall
Genres:
Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Julian Barratt, Seb Cardinal, Dustin Demri-Burns, Maria Crocker
43. Fancy Dress (2001)
7
2
Fancy Dress
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Pirate
Director:
Jon Wright
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Ciarán McMenamin, Sarah Vandenbergh, Keeley Forsyth, Gregory McFarnon
44. The All Together (2007)
7
2
The All Together
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Ashworth
Director:
Gavin Claxton
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Danny Dyer, Corey Johnson, Velibor Topic, Richard Harrington

TV Movie(s)

1. The Eichmann Show (2015)
10
2
The Eichmann Show
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Milton Fruchtman
Director:
Paul Andrew Williams
Genres:
History, Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony LaPaglia, Rebecca Front, Nicholas Woodeson, Anna-Louise Plowman
2. Sherlock Uncovered (2012)
15
2
Sherlock Uncovered
TV-14
15
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself / Dr. John Watson
Star Cast:
Mark Gatiss, Benedict Cumberbatch, Russell Tovey, Rupert Graves
3. Svengali (2009)
10
2
Svengali
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Philip John
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Michelle Gomez, Matt Berry, Boy George, Gia Marie Barbera
4. Micro Men (2009)
10
3
Micro Men
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Curry
Director:
Saul Metzstein
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Alexander Armstrong, Sam Phillips, Edward Baker-Duly, Stefan Butler
5. Margery and Gladys (2003)
10
2
Margery and Gladys
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Geoffrey Sax
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
June Brown, Penelope Keith, Alan David, Marcia Warren
6. The Debt (2003)
8
1
The Debt
8
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Ross
Director:
Jon Jones
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Warren Clarke, Orla Brady, Lee Williams, Hugo Speer
7. Men Only (2001)
8
3
Men Only
8
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jamie
Director:
Peter Webber
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Stephen Moyer, Marc Warren, Daniel Ryan, Razaaq Adoti
8. The Old Curiosity Shop (2007)
9
1
The Old Curiosity Shop
9
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Brian Percival
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Derek Jacobi, Bradley Walsh, Gina McKee, Adam Godley

Animation(s)

Stick Man (2015)
Stick Man
As:
Cast
Role:
Stick Man (voice)
Director:
Jeroen Jaspaert, Daniel Snaddon
Genres:
Family, Animation, Short
Star Cast:
Rob Brydon, Russell Tovey, Jennifer Saunders, Sally Hawkins
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (2012)
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!
TV-PG
Plot:

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.  

As:
Cast
Role:
The Pirate with a Scarf (voice)
Director:
Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt
Genres:
Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Saving Santa (2013)
Saving Santa
As:
Cast
Director:
Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman
Genres:
Animation, Family, Fantasy, Musical, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Joan Collins, Tim Curry, Ashley Tisdale, Pam Ferris, Noel Clarke, Tim Conway, David Cowgill

TV Shows and Videos

Sherlock (2010)
Sherlock
TV-14
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. John Watson (15 episodes, 2010-2017)
Director:
Paul McGuigan, Nick Hurran
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Gatiss, Una Stubbs, Rupert Graves, Louise Brealey
Awards:
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie, BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor
The Office (2001)
The Office
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Tim Canterbury (14 episodes, 2001-2003)
Director:
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis
This Life (1996)
This Life
As:
Cast
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Andrew Lincoln, Luisa Bradshaw-White, Jack Davenport, Amita Dhiri
StartUp (2016)
StartUp
As:
Cast
Role:
Phil Rask (20 episodes, 2016-2017)
Director:
Ben Ketai, Luis Prieto
Genres:
Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Aaron Yoo, Adam Brody, Wayne Knight, Addison Timlin, Edi Gathegi, Otmara Marrero, Kristen Ariza
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern (2014)
The Life of Rock with Brian Pern
As:
Cast
Director:
Rhys Thomas
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Whitehall, Roger Moore, Simon Day, Michael Kitchen, Lucy Montgomery, Rhys Thomas, Paul Whitehouse
Picking up the Pieces (1998)
Picking up the Pieces
As:
Cast
Star Cast:
Des McAleer, Joanna Scanlan, Amanda Abbington, Simon Chadwick
The Robinsons (2005)
The Robinsons
As:
Cast
Role:
Ed Robinson (6 episodes, 2005)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Anna Massey, Richard Johnson, Abigail Cruttenden, Hugh Bonneville
Lock, Stock... (2000)
Lock, Stock...
As:
Cast
Director:
David Thacker, Nick Jones, Rudolf Mestdagh
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Jack Wild, Bradley Walsh, Ralph Brown, Daniel Caltagirone, Scott Maslen, Shaun Parkes
Breeders (2020)
Breeders
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy
Linda Green (2001)
Linda Green
As:
Cast
Director:
Charlie Palmer, Dan Zeff, Syd Macartney, Beryl Richards
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Kay, Simon Pegg, Pam Ferris, Dave Hill, Daniel Ryan, Liza Tarbuck, Sean Gallagher
Bruiser (2000)
Bruiser
As:
Cast
Role:
Gary / ... (6 episodes, 2000)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Webb, Olivia Colman, Matthew Holness, Charlotte Hudson
Hardware (2003)
Hardware
As:
Cast
Role:
Mike (12 episodes, 2003-2004)
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Peter Serafinowicz, Ryan Cartwright, Ken Morley, Susan Earl
Helen West (2002)
Helen West
As:
Cast
Role:
DC Stone (3 episodes, 2002)
Genres:
Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
Amanda Burton, Nicholas Woodeson, Conor Mullen, Jessica Oyelowo

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