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List of Michael Stuhlbarg Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Call Me by Your Name (2017)
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3
Call Me by Your Name
R
14
3

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. 

Role:
Mr. Perlman
Starring:
Timothée Chalamet, Amira Casar, Armie Hammer, Esther Garrel
Directed By:
Luca Guadagnino
2. Arrival (2016)
14
2
Arrival
PG-13
14
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.

Role:
Agent Halpern
Starring:
Amy Adams, Forest Whitaker, Jeremy Renner, Mark O'Brien
Directed By:
3. The Key to Reserva (2007)
11
3
The Key to Reserva
11
3
Role:
Louis Bernard
Starring:
Simon Baker, Richard Easton, Christopher Denham, Kelli O'Hara
Directed By:
4. Hugo (2011)
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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.

Directed By:
5. Trumbo (2015)
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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. 

Role:
Edward G. Robinson
Directed By:
Jay Roach
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.

Role:
Dr. Robert Hoffstetler
Starring:
Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Lauren Lee Smith, Sally Hawkins
Directed By:
10. Blue Jasmine (2013)
11
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.

Starring:
Directed By:
11. Seven Psychopaths (2012)
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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.  

Role:
Tommy
Starring:
Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken, Sam Rockwell, Woody Harrelson, Tom Waits, Olga Kurylenko, Gabourey Sidibe
Directed By:
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.

Role:
Andy Hertzfeld
Starring:
Michael Fassbender, Jeff Daniels, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen
Directed By:
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. 

Starring:
Tom Hanks, Bob Odenkirk, Bruce Greenwood, David Cross, Sarah Paulson, Meryl Streep
Directed By:
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.

Starring:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Russell Crowe, Oscar Isaac, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani
Directed By:
15. The Grey Zone (2001)
10
2
The Grey Zone
TV-MA
10
2

The Grey Zone is a war drama film which revolves around a group of Jewish prisoners, whom the Nazis ask for help in exterminating their fellow Jews in exchange for a few more months of life. This puts them in a terrible moral dilemma.

Role:
Cohen
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, Harvey Keitel, Natasha Lyonne, Steve Buscemi, David Arquette, Velizar Binev
Directed By:
Tim Blake Nelson
16. A Serious Man (2009)
10
2
A Serious Man
R
10
2
Role:
Larry Gopnik
Starring:
Simon Helberg, Adam Arkin, Richard Kind, Fred Melamed
Directed By:
Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
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. 

Role:
Paul Marshall
Starring:
Tobey Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard, Edward Zinoviev
Directed By:
Edward Zwick
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.

Starring:
Will Smith, Tim Burton, Josh Brolin, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Arnett, Jemaine Clement, Bill Hader
Directed By:
Barry Sonnenfeld
19. Hitchcock (2012)
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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.

Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Macchio, Toni Collette, Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Biel, Helen Mirren, Danny Huston
Directed By:
Sacha Gervasi
20. A Price Above Rubies (1998)
9
2
A Price Above Rubies
R
9
2
Starring:
Renee Zellweger, Edie Falco, Renée Zellweger, Christopher Eccleston, Julianna Margulies, Allen Payne
Directed By:
Boaz Yakin
21. Cold Souls (2009)
9
2
Cold Souls
PG-13
9
2

Paul is an actor who becomes quite attached to the characters that he portrays. Therefore he finds it trouble disassociating himself from the character after the scene is done. He soon discovers an office where he can put his soul in storage. However, it seems to him that being soulless doesn’t help him or his marriage. Therefore, he returns to the office and borrows the soul of a Russian poet. This helps him improve his acting, but eventually he finds himself in deep sorrow.

Starring:
Katheryn Winnick, Emily Watson, Paul Giamatti, Michael Tucker, Armand Schultz, Dina Korzun, Ted Koch
Directed By:
Sophie Barthes
22. Miles Ahead (2015)
9
2
Miles Ahead
R
9
2

This biographical musical drama is about the life of well-known jazz musician Miles Davis. The film shows how he had decided to go and live in isolation after dealing with physical and emotional pain. However, after meeting a music reporter, he finds his love for music reviving once again.

Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Don Cheadle, Herbie Hancock, Emayatzy Corinealdi, Lakeith Stanfield, Brian Wolfman Black Bowman
Directed By:
23. Shirley (2020)
9
2
Shirley
R
9
2

Shirley is a biographical mystery drama film which revolves around the life of Shirley Jackson, a well-known horror story writer. After she and her husband takes in a young newly wed couple, Shirley finds inspiration for her next book.

Role:
Stanley Hyman
Starring:
Elisabeth Moss, Logan Lerman
24. Afterschool (2008)
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2
Afterschool
9
2
Role:
Mr. Burke
Starring:
Addison Timlin, Ezra Miller, Jeremy Allen White, Emory Cohen
Directed By:
Antonio Campos
25. Cut Bank (2014)
8
2
Cut Bank
R
8
2

Cut Bank is a thriller film which revolves around a young man in a small town in Montana who gets involved in a murder case, after he and his girlfriend become the only witness to the crime.  

Role:
Derby Milton
Starring:
John Malkovich, Bruce Dern, Billy Bob Thornton, Teresa Palmer, Liam Hemsworth, Joyce Robbins
Directed By:
Matt Shakman
26. Solidarity. (2005)
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2
Solidarity.
11
2
Starring:
Joseph Lyle Taylor, Camilla Enders, Erika Marozsán, George Drance
Directed By:
Joan Stein
27. The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer (2008)
10
2
The Trials of J. Robert Oppenheimer
10
2
Starring:
Harold Agnew, Jeremy Bernstein, Robert Christy, Michael Cumpsty
Directed By:
David Grubin
28. Goldstar, Ohio (2010)
9
2
Goldstar, Ohio
9
2
Starring:
Adam Driver, Alison Pill, Bill Irwin, Elizabeth Marvel
Directed By:
Michael Tisdale
29. La Muse (2012)
9
2
La Muse
9
2
Role:
Edward Hopper
Starring:
Gary Berard, Rebecca Brooksher, Merritt Matthew Chase
Directed By:
Sophie Barthes
30. Macbeth in Manhattan (1999)
8
2
Macbeth in Manhattan
R
8
2
Starring:
John Glover, David Lansbury, Gloria Reuben, Harold Perrineau
Directed By:
Greg Lombardo

TV Movie(s)

1. The Hunley (1999)
9
2
The Hunley
9
2
Starring:
Armand Assante, Donald Sutherland, Gerry Becker, Alex Jennings
Directed By:
John Gray

Animation(s)

Hopper Stories (2012)
Hopper Stories
Role:
Edward Hopper
Starring:
Antoine Chappey, Clémence Poésy, Pierre Baux, Marilyne Canto
Directed By:
Dominique Blanc, Mathieu Amalric, Sophie Barthes, Sophie Fiennes

TV Shows and Videos

Fargo (2014)
Fargo
TV-MA
Starring:
Ted Danson, Jean Smart, Cristin Milioti, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Nick Offerman, Bruce Campbell, DJ Qualls
Directed By:
Michael Uppendahl, Keith Gordon, Randall Einhorn, Adam Bernstein, Colin Bucksey
Boardwalk Empire (2010)
Boardwalk Empire
TV-MA
Starring:
Nick Robinson, Skai Jackson, Michael K. Williams, Patricia Arquette, Jack Huston, James Cromwell, Bobby Cannavale
Directed By:
Timothy Van Patten, Allen Coulter, Jeremy Podeswa, Ed Bianchi, Brad Anderson
American Experience (1988)
American Experience
Starring:
Courtney B. Vance, Brian Dennehy, Christopher Plummer, Stanley Tucci, Marion Ross, Eli Wallach, Kenneth Branagh
Directed By:
David Grubin, Stephen Ives, Barak Goodman, Ric Burns, Adriana Bosch
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006)
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Starring:
Martin Sheen, Lauren Graham, Timothy Busfield, Matthew Perry, Ed Asner, Eli Wallach, Sarah Paulson
Directed By:
Timothy Busfield, Thomas Schlamme, John Fortenberry
Damages (2007)
Damages
TV-MA
Starring:
Glenn Close, Darrell Hammond, Victor Garber, Martin Short, Lily Tomlin, Donal Logue, Kelly Ripa
Directed By:
Todd A. Kessler, Matthew Penn, Timothy Busfield, Tate Donovan, Glenn Kessler
Your Honor (2020)
Your Honor
TV-MA
Role:
Jimmy Baxter
Starring:
Bryan Cranston
Transparent (2014)
Transparent
TV-MA
Starring:
Nathan Fielder, Jeffrey Tambor, Caitlyn Jenner, Judith Light
Directed By:
Andrea Arnold
Prey (1998)
Prey
Starring:
Alexandra Hedison, Debra Messing, Larry Drake, Adam Storke
Law & Order (1990)
Law & Order
TV-14
Starring:
William Gary Busey, Marin Hinkle, Jason Ritter, Jena Malone, Julia Roberts, Jennifer Esposito, Sebastian Stan
Directed By:
Constantine Makris, Edwin Sherin, Jace Alexander, David Platt, Richard Dobbs
God in America (2010)
God in America
Starring:
Jeffrey DeMunn, Campbell Scott, Keith David, John Ahlin
Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001)
Law & Order: Criminal Intent
TV-14
Starring:
Michael York, F. Murray Abraham, John Krasinski, Elizabeth Berkley, Lynn Redgrave, Rider Strong, Miguel Ferrer
Directed By:
Frank Prinzi, Jean de Segonzac, Steve Shill, Darnell Martin, Norberto Barba
Ugly Betty (2006)
Ugly Betty
TV-PG
Starring:
Bernadette Peters, Eliza Dushku, Rita Moreno, America Ferrera, Katharine McPhee, Courtney Ford, Naomi Campbell
Directed By:
James Hayman, Tricia Brock, Rodman Flender, Lev L. Spiro, Tom Verica
Traitors (2019)
Traitors
TV-MA
Starring:
Keeley Hawes, Owen Teale, Luke Treadaway, Brandon P Bell
Directed By:
Dearbhla Walsh, Alex Winckler