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List of Michael Stuhlbarg Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
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2
Call Me by Your Name
R
14
2

Set in the summer of 1983, it is a story of a blossoming romance. Seventeen-year old Elio Perlman is spending his vacation with family at their villa in Lombardy, Italy, where he meets 24-year old doctorate student Oliver who comes to work as an intern for Elio’s father. Their initial friendship soon blooms into true love, changing their lives forever. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Perlman
Director:
Luca Guadagnino
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Timothée Chalamet, Amira Casar, Armie Hammer, Esther Garrel
2. Arrival (2016)
13
2
Arrival
PG-13
13
2

12 mysterious alien spacecrafts appear silently hovering over 12 disparate locations around the world, posing a global threat to humanity. Unable to discern whether the extraterrestrials are peaceful or hostile, US Army Colonel G.T. Weber recruits expert linguist Dr. Louise Banks, who must lead an elite team tasked with establishing communication with the visitors.

As:
Cast
Role:
Agent Halpern
Director:
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Forest Whitaker, Amy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Mark O'Brien
3. The Key to Reserva (2007)
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3
The Key to Reserva
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Louis Bernard
Director:
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Simon Baker, Richard Easton, Christopher Denham, Kelli O'Hara
4. Hugo (2011)
12
2
Hugo
PG
12
2

Hugo, an orphan boy, sneakily maintains the clocks of the Paris train station he lives in while his uncle is mysteriously missing. He often steals toy parts from bitter store owner Georges to repair an automaton found by his late father, but it can only be activated with a special key in possession of Georges' goddaughter Isabelle.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Mystery, Family, Drama, Adventure
5. Trumbo (2015)
11
2
Trumbo
R
11
2

Based on the 1977 biographical novel by Bruce Alexander Cook, the film follows the life of the celebrated Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, later blacklisted for his political belief. Focusing on his all-round struggles, which forced him to ghostwrite many award winning scripts, the film tells us how he overcame his troubles to receive his due. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Edward G. Robinson
Director:
Jay Roach
Genres:
Biography, Drama
7. Doctor Strange (2016)
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3
Doctor Strange
PG-13
11
3

A wealthy and arrogant neurosurgeon becomes victim of a terrible car crash, which leaves him unable to operate. In his effort to heal himself, he realizes that he knows nothing about the universe, and soon he learns about a hidden world of magic and alternate dimensions.

As:
Cast
Director:
Scott Derrickson
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Adventure
9. The Shape of Water (2017)
10
3
The Shape of Water
R
10
3

Elisa is mute and leads a forlorn life working as a janitor at a secret high-security government laboratory. Her life takes a turn when she comes across and falls for a captured humanoid amphibian creature. She now has to protect the rare species from a classified experiment and ensure its safe return to waters.

As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
Genres:
Drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Romance, Horror, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, Sally Hawkins
10. Blue Jasmine (2013)
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2
Blue Jasmine
PG-13
11
2

Jasmine Francis’s life is a mess – her wealthy husband was arrested for forgery and he committed suicide; she is a complete broke and has suffered a nervous breakdown and is consuming too much alcohol and anti-anxiety medicine. She moves in with her working class sister and decides to improve her present but in doing so, chooses a path of deception.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
11. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
10
2
Seven Psychopaths
R
10
2

The dark comedy revolves around struggling writer Marty Faranan. Things take a violent turn when his two best friends Billy and Hans kidnap violent gangster Charlie Costello’s pet Shih Tzu. Marty’s experiences, following that not only provide him the plot for his screenplay Seven Psychopaths but leave him a changed man.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Tommy
Director:
Genres:
Comedy, Crime
12. Steve Jobs (2015)
10
2
Steve Jobs
R
10
2

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Andy Hertzfeld
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
13. The Post (2017)
11
2
The Post
PG-13
11
2

Focusing on the life of newspaper heiress and publisher Katharine Graham, this historical political thriller film highlights the challenges she has to face after the deaths of her husband and her father. The film was chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2017. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Biography, Thriller, Drama
14. Body of Lies (2008)
10
2
Body of Lies
R
10
2

Starring Leonardo DiCaprio as a CIA agent on the hunt for an elusive terrorist leader, Al Saleem, Body of Lies is an action-thriller film that portrays the tensions and drama between the agent, his supervisor and their Jordanian intelligence counterparts. Russel Crowe plays the CIA agent's boss whose unclear directives have the agent doubting his motives to catch the terrorist.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
War, Romance, Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Oscar Isaac, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani
16. A Serious Man (2009)
10
2
A Serious Man
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Larry Gopnik
Director:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Simon Helberg, Adam Arkin, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed
17. Pawn Sacrifice (2014)
10
2
Pawn Sacrifice
PG-13
10
2

The biographical film about American Grandmaster Bobby Fischer focuses mainly on his challenge against Soviet chess champion Boris Spassky during the Cold War, and the 1972 World Chess Championship match between the two. To accomplish his dream of being the youngest world champion, Fischer has to fight his own escalating paranoia as well as deal with the pressures from the two superpowers. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Paul Marshall
Director:
Edward Zwick
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Sport, Thriller
Star Cast:
Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Edward Zinoviev
18. Men in Black 3 (2012)
10
2
Men in Black 3
PG-13
10
2

Boris the Animal, the last of his species who was captured by Agent K, flees from the maximum-security prison on the Moon. He travel backs in time to kill a younger K which will enable his fellow Boglodites to conquer Earth. Agent J must now travel back in time and team up with the younger K to prevent Boris from destroying humanity.

As:
Cast
Director:
Barry Sonnenfeld
Genres:
Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Adventure, Family
19. Hitchcock (2012)
11
2
Hitchcock
PG-13
11
2

The movie follows legendary director Alfred Hitchcock’s struggles to get one of his most iconic movies Psycho made. After Paramount’s refusal, he is forced to finance the movie himself and in spite of reservations, is helped by his wife Alma. The making of the movie puts a strain on his health and their marriage.

As:
Cast
Director:
Sacha Gervasi
Genres:
Biography, Drama
20. A Price Above Rubies (1998)
9
2
A Price Above Rubies
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Boaz Yakin
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Renee Zellweger, Edie Falco, Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne
21. Cold Souls (2009)
9
2
Cold Souls
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Sophie Barthes
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Katheryn Winnick, Paul Giamatti, Emily Watson, Michael Tucker, Armand Schultz, Dina Korzun, Ted Koch
23. Shirley (2020)
9
2
Shirley
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Stanley Hyman
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
24. Afterschool (2008)
9
2
Afterschool
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Mr. Burke
Director:
Antonio Campos
Genres:
Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Addison Timlin, Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Emory Cohen
26. Solidarity. (2005)
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2
Solidarity.
11
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Joan Stein
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Joseph Lyle Taylor, Camilla Enders, Erika Marozsán, George Drance
27. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)
10
2
The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
David Grubin
Genres:
Documentary, History, War, Biography
Star Cast:
Harold Agnew, Jeremy Bernstein, Robert Christy, Michael Cumpsty
28. Goldstar, Ohio (2010)
9
2
Goldstar, Ohio
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Tisdale
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Adam Driver, Alison Pill, Bill Irwin, Elizabeth Marvel
29. La Muse (2012)
9
2
La Muse
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Hopper
Director:
Sophie Barthes
Genres:
Short, Comedy
Star Cast:
Gary Berard, Rebecca Brooksher, Merritt Matthew Chase
30. Macbeth in Manhattan (1999)
8
2
Macbeth in Manhattan
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Greg Lombardo
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
John Glover, David Lansbury, Gloria Reuben, Harold Perrineau

TV Movie(s)

1. The Hunley (1999)
9
2
The Hunley
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
John Gray
Genres:
War, Drama, Action, History
Star Cast:
Donald Sutherland, Armand Assante, Gerry Becker, Alex Jennings

Animation(s)

Hopper Stories (2012)
Hopper Stories
As:
Cast
Role:
Edward Hopper
Director:
Dominique Blanc, Mathieu Amalric, Sophie Barthes, Sophie Fiennes
Genres:
Short, Biography, Animation
Star Cast:
Antoine Chappey, Clémence Poésy, Pierre Baux, Marilyne Canto

TV Shows and Videos

Your Honor (2020)
Your Honor
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Role:
Jimmy Baxter
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Transparent (2014)
Transparent
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Andrea Arnold
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Jeffrey Tambor, Nathan Fielder, Caitlyn Jenner, Judith Light
Prey (1998)
Prey
As:
Cast
Genres:
Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Alexandra Hedison, Debra Messing, Larry Drake, Adam Storke
God in America (2010)
God in America
As:
Cast
Genres:
History
Star Cast:
Jeffrey DeMunn, Campbell Scott, Keith David, John Ahlin
Traitors (2019)
Traitors
TV-MA
As:
Cast
Director:
Dearbhla Walsh, Alex Winckler
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Keeley Hawes, Owen Teale, Luke Treadaway, Brandon P Bell