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List of Michael Fassbender Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Inglourious Basterds (2009)
51
10
Inglourious Basterds
R
51
10

A team of ruthless Jewish soldiers led by Allied officer Lieutenant Aldo Raine earns notoriety as 'Basterds' for scalping Nazi soldiers in German occupied France. After their meeting with undercover agent and German actress Bridget von Hammersmark ends poorly, their mission converges with the vengeful plan of theater owner Shosanna Dreyfus, whose Jewish family was executed by the Nazis.

Role:
Lt. Archie Hicox
2. 12 Years a Slave (2013)
29
7
12 Years a Slave
R
29
7

The movie is adapted from the memoirs of Solomon Northup, an Afro-American violinist who lived freely in New York in 1841 when two conmen kidnapped and sold him into slavery. For twelve years, he is forced to work in plantations and bear the abusive behaviour of his masters. His hope for release comes when he meets Canadian abolitionist Bass.

Directed By:
Steve McQueen
3. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)
29
7
X-Men: Days of Future Past
PG-13
29
7

In 2023, mutants are pushed to the brink of extinction by Sentinels, robotic killing machines programmed to identify and exterminate them, as well as humans helping them. In a desperate attempt, Professor X, Magneto, Storm, and Kitty Pryde send volunteer Wolverine five decades back to stop a younger Mystique from attempting to assassinate Bolivar Trask, who created the Sentinels.

Role:
Erik Lehnsherr
Directed By:
Bryan Singer
4. X: First Class (2011)
26
8
X: First Class
PG-13
26
8

The 5th movie in X-Men film series centres on the relationship of two very powerful mutants, Charles Xavier and Eric Lensherr, as they join hands to prevent Sebastian Shaw, a dangerous mutant from starting a nuclear war. However, Eric has his own plan which causes a rift between the two friends.

Role:
Erik Lensherr
Directed By:
Matthew Vaughn
5. 300 (2006)
30
9
300
R
30
9

A retelling of actual events during the Persian War, 300 is based on a graphic novel of the same name. It tells the tale of invading Persian forces under King Xerxes—who are trying to conquer Greece—and their face-off against the Spartan King and 300 of his loyal followers.

Starring:
Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West, Vincent Regan
Directed By:
Zack Snyder
6. Hunger (2008)
9
3
Hunger
9
3
Starring:
Stuart Graham, Laine Megaw, Liam McMahon, Brian Milligan
Directed By:
Steve McQueen
7. Jane Eyre (2011)
9
3
Jane Eyre
PG-13
9
3

As a child Jane Eyre was ill-treated by her abusive aunt before being further abused at the Lowood School. An 18 years old Jane takes up the post of governess to Adèle Varens at Edward Rochester’s estate. As Rochester and Jane get closer and start falling in love, Rochester’s secret past threatens to tear the two apart. 

Directed By:
Cary Joji Fukunaga
8. Fish Tank (2009)
9
3
Fish Tank
9
3
Role:
Conor
Starring:
Kierston Wareing, Harry Treadaway, Katie Jarvis, Rebecca Griffiths
Directed By:
Andrea Arnold
9. Pitch Black Heist (2011)
7
3
Pitch Black Heist
7
3
Role:
Michael
Starring:
Liam Cunningham, Alex Macqueen
Directed By:
John Maclean
10. Shame (2011)
13
6
Shame
TV-MA
13
6

Brandon is a good looking and successful young man, who seems to have a normal life. However, he has a secret which he is masking. Brandon is a sex addict and has a constant need for sexual gratification. However, he is forced to confront his addiction when his sister comes into town unexpectedly and arrives at his apartment.

Role:
Brandon
Starring:
Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Lucy Walters
Directed By:
Steve McQueen
11. Steve Jobs (2015)
11
4
Steve Jobs
R
11
4

This biographical film about Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs provides a behind-the-scene look at his life, starting with the launch of the first Macintosh in 1984. He struggles with accepting his daughter from his ex-girlfriend and is forced out of Apple, following which he launches NeXT Computer in 1988 and returns to Apple in 1998 to unveil the iMac.

Role:
Steve Jobs
Starring:
Michael Stuhlbarg, Jeff Daniels, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
Directed By:
12. The Light Between Oceans (2016)
8
3
The Light Between Oceans
PG-13
8
3

Tom Sherbourne, a traumatized WWI-veteran, takes up job as lighthouse keeper on a remote Australian island and marries local girl, Isabel. When they find an infant girl afloat in a rowboat, childless Isabel convinces Tom to raise the baby as their own. Later, as they realize that the girl’s mother is looking for her, the future of four lives rests on the couple’s decision.

Role:
Tom Sherbourne
Starring:
Rachel Weisz, Alicia Vikander, Florence Clery, Jack Thompson
Directed By:
Derek Cianfrance
13. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing (2017)
7
4
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing
7
4
Role:
David
Starring:
Noomi Rapace
Directed By:
14. Gunpowder, Treason & Plot (2004)
7
3
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot
TV-MA
7
3
Starring:
Clémence Poésy, Emilia Fox, Vulpe Adrian, Carmen Ungureanu
Directed By:
Gillies MacKinnon
15. Prometheus (2012)
21
9
Prometheus
R
21
9

When a star map is discovered among the various ancient cultures of earth, it is deduced that it is a clue to the origin of humanity. Following the map a team of explorers, aboard spaceship Prometheus, embark on a journey to a distant planet. Soon, they get involved in a dangerous battle to save the human race from extinction.

Role:
David
Starring:
Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce, Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace
Directed By:
16. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
17
7
X-Men: Apocalypse
PG-13
17
7

En Sabah Nur, the first mutant worshipped as a god in ancient Egypt, wakes up thousands of years later and is extremely dissatisfied with the modern world. He recruits four powerful mutants, Storm, Psylocke, Angel and Magneto, to bring about Apocalypse to the world, which Professor Xavier and Mystique must prevent with the help of young recruits.

Role:
Erik Lehnsherr / Magneto
Starring:
Ally Sheedy, Sophie Turner, Oscar Isaac, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Evan Peters
Directed By:
Bryan Singer
17. Frank (2014)
8
4
Frank
R
8
4

A young aspiring songwriter joins an experimental band called the Soronprfbs as the keyboardist. But no one in the band likes him, except the band’s leader who constantly wears a papier-mâché mask. As the band works together on their debut album and prepares to perform in Texas, their personal problems result in a complete breakdown of the band. 

Starring:
Maggie Gyllenhaal, Domhnall Gleeson, Moira Brooker, Paul Butterworth, Phil Kingston
Directed By:
Lenny Abrahamson
18. Slow West (2015)
7
3
Slow West
R
7
3

The story follows Jay, a young Scotsman, in search for his lost love, who has left home with her father after he had accidentally killed Jay’s uncle. While searching for her, Jay hires an Irish bounty hunter called Silas for self protection. But when Silas discovers that the father and daughter carry a $2000 bounty, he changes his plan. 

Starring:
Ben Mendelsohn, Jeffrey Thomas, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Hayden Frost
Directed By:
John Maclean
19. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking (2004)
6
3
Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Silk Stocking
TV-14
6
3
Starring:
Rupert Everett, Anne Carroll, Neil Dudgeon, Ian Hart
Directed By:
Simon Cellan Jones
20. Eden Lake (2008)
8
4
Eden Lake
R
8
4
Role:
Steve
Starring:
Kelly Reilly, Jack O'Connell, Tara Ellis, Finn Atkins
Directed By:
James Watkins
21. Macbeth (2015)
8
4
Macbeth
R
8
4

Based on William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, this drama film tells the story of a Scottish General who rises to power after receiving a prophecy from three witches that he will become the King of Scotland one day.  

Role:
Macbeth
Starring:
Marion Cotillard, Elizabeth Debicki, Paddy Considine, Jack Madigan, Frank Madigan
Directed By:
Justin Kurzel
22. Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper (2017)
6
3
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper
6
3
Starring:
James Franco, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Demián Bichir, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo
Directed By:
Luke Scott
23. Alien: Covenant (2017)
12
7
Alien: Covenant
R
12
7

The second installment in the Alien prequel franchise follows the colonization ship Covenant on its way to Origae-6. When a human transmission from a nearby planet reaches them, they land on it to investigate. However, the journey soon becomes a battle for survival as they are attacked by Facehugger aliens and Xenomorphs. 

Role:
David / Walter
Starring:
James Franco, Guy Pearce, Billy Crudup, Jussie Smollett, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride
Directed By:
24. A Dangerous Method (2011)
8
4
A Dangerous Method
R
8
4

A young Russian woman named Sabina Spielrein seeking treatment for hysteria is successfully treated by Carl Jung and later becomes a respected professional in psychoanalysis. Later they meet Freud in person and the married Jung begins an affair with Sabina. Unfortunately, a rift develops between Freud and Jung and Sabina wants more from Jung. 

Role:
Carl Jung
Starring:
Sarah Gadon, Viggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Vincent Cassel
Directed By:
25. Centurion (2010)
7
4
Centurion
R
7
4

Centurion is a 2010 war action film which tells the story of a Roman centurion and the son a legendary gladiator, who leads an army of soldiers on a raid of a Pict camp to rescue a general who is held prisoner. 

Role:
Centurion Quintus Dias
Starring:
Olga Kurylenko, Imogen Poots, Andreas Wisniewski, Dave Legeno, Axelle Carolyn
Directed By:
Neil Marshall
26. Haywire (2011)
6
5
Haywire
R
6
5

MMA Black Ops operative, Mallory Kane, is sent on a mission to Dublin where she is deceived and left for dead by someone from her agency whom she knew well. In order to survive, she needs to find the facts behind the betrayal. Hounded by skilled assassins, she has to employ all the tricks of her training to outwit her killers. 

Starring:
Gina Carano, Antonio Banderas, Ewan McGregor, Bill Paxton, Michael Douglas, Channing Tatum
Directed By:
27. Trespass Against Us (2016)
5
3
Trespass Against Us
R
5
3

In order to give his son a better life, Chad is looking for a way to get away from his family and their criminal activities. However, his father considers this to be an act of betrayal. Despite his fearful respect for his father, Chad feels that he should go against him.    

Role:
Chad Cutler
Starring:
Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey Marshal, Rory Kinnear, Georgie Smith
Directed By:
Adam Smith
28. Angel (2007)
5
3
Angel
5
3
Role:
Esmé
Starring:
Sam Neill, Romola Garai, Charlotte Rampling, Lucy Russell
Directed By:
François Ozon
29. Dark Phoenix (2019)
8
6
Dark Phoenix
PG-13
8
6

This action science fiction superhero film, which is based on the Marvel Comics series X-Men revolves around Jean Gray, whose powers grow incredibly, turning her corrupt. Soon, the X-Men are forced to face her at full power.

Starring:
Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Evan Peters
Directed By:
Simon Kinberg
30. Assassin's Creed (2016)
8
6
Assassin's Creed
PG-13
8
6

Callum Lynch learns that he is descendent of a 15th century Spanish Assassin, Aguilar de Nerha, who belonged to a secret Assassins Society. With the help of an innovative technology that unlocks genetic memories, he re-lives the life and exploits of Aguilar. As Lynch acquires tremendous knowledge and skills, he gets set to fight the tyrannical Templar organization of present day. 

Role:
Cal Lynch / Aguilar
Starring:
Essie Davis, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Irons, Marion Cotillard, Michael K. Williams
Directed By:
Justin Kurzel
31. Song to Song (2017)
5
4
Song to Song
R
5
4

A struggling musician in Texas is determined to achieve stardom. She soon gets involved with endless love triangles, and betrayals. She soon starts feeling guilty about her actions.

Role:
Cook
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Holly Hunter, Cate Blanchett, Ryan Gosling, Natalie Portman, Rooney Mara, Tom Sturridge
Directed By:
32. The Counselor (2013)
6
5
The Counselor
R
6
5

A greedy Texas lawyer, desirous of more money to lead a lavish lifestyle with his girlfriend, gets involved in a perilous drug-smuggling deal. Despite warnings, he is confident that he knows all the angles of the game and will succeed. However, when the deal goes horribly wrong, The Counselor and his wife-to-be are in grave danger.

Role:
Counselor
Starring:
Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz, John Leguizamo, Javier Bardem, Rosie Perez, Natalie Dormer, Bruno Ganz
Directed By:
33. Town Creek (2009)
4
4
Town Creek
R
4
4

Evan Marshall has been depressed ever since he lost his brother Victor, who had mysteriously disappeared during a camping trip. However, things get interesting when he appears all of a sudden one day, and asks his brother to pack and get the car ready. He explains that he has managed to escape from his captors, and now it is time for vengeance.

Role:
Richard Wirth
Starring:
Henry Cavill, Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Emma Booth
Directed By:
34. The Snowman (2017)
5
4
The Snowman
R
5
4

The Snowman is a psychological thriller film which tells the story of Detective Harry Hole, who is investigating the disappearance of a woman on the first snow of winter.  He eventually finds her scarf wrapped around an ominous-looking snowman. 

Role:
Harry Hole
Starring:
Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg, David Dencik, Val Edward Kilmer, Val Kilmer, Jonas Karlsson
Directed By:
Tomas Alfredson
35. Jonah Hex (2010)
4
4
Jonah Hex
PG-13
4
4

Jonah Hex was a Confederate Cavalryman until his commander ordered him to burn down a hospital. Today, he is a bounty hunter with a warrant on his head and an ability to temporarily resurrect the dead.  The US military now wants him to stop his ex-commander from unleashing chaos across the country, an offer he cannot refuse. 

Role:
Burke
Starring:
Megan Fox, Josh Brolin, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Will Arnett, Aidan Quinn, John Malkovich, Michael Shannon
Directed By:
Jimmy Hayward
36. A Most Mysterious Murder: The Case of Charles Bravo (2004)
8
2
A Most Mysterious Murder: The Case of Charles Bravo
8
2
Role:
Charles Bravo
Starring:
Michael Cochrane, Julian Fellowes, Nadia Cameron-Blakey, Elizabeth McKechnie
Directed By:
Michael Samuels
37. Man on a Motorcycle (2009)
8
3
Man on a Motorcycle
8
3
Role:
Man on a Motorcycle
Starring:
Jessica Brown Findlay, Sophie Wu, Ray Newe
Directed By:
John Maclean
38. Our Hidden Lives (2005)
7
3
Our Hidden Lives
7
3
Role:
German POW
Starring:
Ian McDiarmid, Richard Briers, Richard Dillane, Mathew Horne
Directed By:
Michael Samuels
39. Wedding Belles (2007)
7
3
Wedding Belles
7
3
Starring:
Michelle Gomez, Rab Affleck, Tam Dean Burn, Mabel Aitken
Directed By:
Philip John
40. A Bear Named Winnie (2004)
6
3
A Bear Named Winnie
PG
6
3
Role:
Harry Colebourn
Starring:
Stephen Fry, Gil Bellows, David Suchet, Jonathon Young
Directed By:
John Kent Harrison
41. Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter (2017)
6
3
Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter
6
3
Role:
Walter
Directed By:
Luke Scott
42. Carla (2003)
6
3
Carla
6
3
Role:
Rob
Starring:
Henry Ian Cusick, Iain Glen, Lesley Sharp, Helen McCrory, Shaun Dingwall
Directed By:
Diarmuid Lawrence
43. Goldfish (2007)
6
3
Goldfish
6
3
Role:
Christian
Starring:
Caroline Carver, Yandis Ying, Terence Lo
Directed By:
Ed Sayers

TV Shows

Band of Brothers
76
5
Band of Brothers
TV-MA
76
5
Starring:
Tom Hanks, David Schwimmer, Simon Pegg, Tom Hardy, Donnie Wahlberg, Damian Lewis, Jimmy Fallon
Directed By:
Agatha Christie's Poirot
15
2
Agatha Christie's Poirot
TV-14
15
2
Starring:
Talulah Riley, Phyllis Logan, Lucy Punch, Mark Gatiss, Emily Blunt, Tim Curry, Elizabeth McGovern
Directed By:
Edward Bennett, Renny Rye, Andrew Grieve, Brian Farnham, Richard Spence
Murphy's Law
7
2
Murphy's Law
7
2
Starring:
Owen Teale, Michael Feast, Sarah Berger, Glynis Barber
William and Mary
7
2
William and Mary
7
2
Starring:
Miranda Hart, Russell Tovey, Annette Crosbie, Cheryl Campbell
Trial & Retribution
7
2
Trial & Retribution
7
2
Starring:
Rosamund Pike, Naomie Harris, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rhys Ifans, Corin Redgrave, Hugh Dancy, Phyllis Logan
Directed By:
Tristram Powell, Michael Whyte, Andy Hay, Alex Pillai, Paul Wilmshurst
Hearts and Bones
7
2
Hearts and Bones
TV-14
7
2
Starring:
Isla Fisher, Amanda Holden, Damian Lewis, Dervla Kirwan
The Peter Weyland Files: Happy Birthday, David (2012)
6
3
The Peter Weyland Files: Happy Birthday, David
6
3
Role:
David
Directed By:
Luke Scott
Hex
7
3
Hex
TV-14
7
3
Starring:
Colin Salmon, Jemima Rooper, Amber Sainsbury, Jamie Davis
NCS Manhunt
6
3
NCS Manhunt
6
3
Starring:
Keith Barron, David Suchet, Samantha Bond, Melanie Hill
Alien: Covenant - Advent (2017)
6
3
Alien: Covenant - Advent
6
3
Role:
Walter
Starring:
Noomi Rapace
Directed By:
Luke Scott
Alien: Covenant - Phobos (2017)
5
3
Alien: Covenant - Phobos
5
3
Role:
Walter
Starring:
Billy Crudup, Demián Bichir, Danny McBride, Katherine Waterston
Directed By:
Toby Dye
The Peter Weyland Files: 'Prometheus' Transmission (2012)
5
3
The Peter Weyland Files: 'Prometheus' Transmission
5
3
Role:
David
Starring:
Idris Elba, Noomi Rapace, Logan Marshall-Green
Directed By:
Johnny Hardstaff
Holby City
4
3
Holby City
TV-PG
4
3
Starring:
Aisling Bea, Andrew Lincoln, Kym Marsh, Scott Adkins, Charlotte Riley, Richard Todd, Madhur Jaffrey