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List of Russell Crowe Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Gladiator (2000)
130
7
Gladiator
R
130
7

After aging Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius names his favorite general Maximus to be his successor, his son Commodus seizes the throne by murdering him and the family of Maximus, who is imprisoned and sold into slavery in Africa. But, Maximus returns to Rome as a popular gladiator and hatches a plot to overthrow the dictator.

As:
Cast
Role:
Maximus
Director:
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Drama
Awards:
Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
2. A Beautiful Mind (2001)
82
11
A Beautiful Mind
PG-13
82
11

The biographical movie, partly inspired by Sylvia Nasar’s book, depicts the life of the mathematician and Nobel Laureate, John Nash. Early in his career, he achieves success with his remarkable discovery. However, he soon begins to develop paranoid schizophrenia and goes through years of struggle before he eventually manages to succeed and win the Nobel Prize. 

As:
Cast
Role:
John Nash
Director:
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
3. Cinderella Man (2005)
65
4
Cinderella Man
PG-13
65
4

This biographical film depicts the rags-to-riches story of boxer James J. Braddock who was forced to give up boxing and take a menial job to survive after fracturing his hand amidst the Great Depression. However, given another opportunity, he stages a major comeback and becomes a symbol of hope by claiming the Heavyweight Championship title.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Braddock
Director:
Genres:
Sport, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Renee Zellweger, Paul Giamatti, Renée Zellweger, Paddy Considine, Craig Bierko
4. Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003)
74
7
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
PG-13
74
7

In 1805, Captain Jack Aubrey of HMS Surprise pursues the French privateer Acheron, but sustains heavy damage after being ambushed off the coast of Brazil. Despite Europe falling to Napoleon, Aubrey is determined to complete the mission against the decidedly superior vessel with the help of his crew and trusted friend, the ship's doctor, Stephen Maturin.

As:
Cast
Role:
Capt. Jack Aubrey
Director:
Peter Weir
Genres:
War, Drama, History, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Paul Bettany, James D'Arcy, Edward Woodall, Chris Larkin
5. L.A. Confidential (1997)
52
6
L.A. Confidential
TV-MA
52
6

Based on James Ellroy's 1990 bestselling novel, L.A. Confidential follows three LAPD officers—Bud White, Ed Exley and Jack Vincennes—as they go about investigating multiple murders at a downtown Los Angeles coffee shop, in the early 1950s, in their own individual way.

As:
Cast
Role:
Bud White
Director:
Curtis Hanson
Genres:
Mystery, Crime, Thriller, Drama
6. A Good Year (2006)
77
7
A Good Year
PG-13
77
7

Max Skinner, a trader from London inherits his Uncle Henry’s vineyard estate in Southern France. Soon his cousin, Christie, a previously unknown illegitimate daughter of Henry, arrives as the true owner of the estate. As Max starts falling in love with local café owner, Fanny Chenal, he must figure out what he wants from life. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Max Skinner
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
7. The Next Three Days (2010)
69
11
The Next Three Days
PG-13
69
11

Lara Brennan, sentenced to life in prison for murdering her boss, becomes suicidal when she fails to prove her innocence after three years of appealing and grows detached from her son Luke. Her husband John, who took care of Luke in the meantime, becomes obsessed with breaking her out of prison and consults ex-convict Damon Pennington.

As:
Cast
Role:
John Brennan
Director:
Paul Haggis
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Thriller, Crime
8. 3:10 to Yuma (2007)
55
6
3:10 to Yuma
R
55
6

3:10 to Yuma is a Western drama that features a poor Civil War veteran and rancher who is entrusted with delivering a notorious outlaw to the authorities in another city. It stars Russell Crowe as the outlaw and Christian Bale as the rancher who agrees to the task in return for a reward to repay his debts and restore his honor.

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Wade
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Adventure, Western
9. American Gangster (2007)
45
7
American Gangster
R
45
7

A fictionalized account of the criminal career of gangster Frank Lucas who was notorious for smuggling heroin, American Gangster is a crime film produced by Ridley Scott. A critical and commercial success, the film was nominated for 21 awards.

As:
Cast
Role:
Richie Roberts
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Thriller, Drama
10. The Water Diviner (2014)
53
4
The Water Diviner
R
53
4

A few years after the end of the Gallipoli campaign, an Australian farmer and water diviner Joshua Connor travels to Turkey, to find his three sons, Arthur, Edward, and Henry who were presumed dead after fighting in the war. On his quest, Joshua encounters hotel owner war-widow Ayshe and Major Hasan who fought against his sons. 

As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Connor
Director:
Russell Crowe
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
Olga Kurylenko, Isabel Lucas, Jai Courtney, Yilmaz Erdogan, Cem Yilmaz
11. The Insider (1999)
34
8
The Insider
R
34
8

Based on a 60 minutes segment, the movie focuses on Jeffrey Wigand and CBS producer Lowell Bergman. Former Brown & Williamson employee, Wigand survives death threats and corruption in corporate America to reveal the truth about his former company while Bergman struggles against CBS to reveal the entire truth to the public.  

As:
Cast
Role:
Jeffrey Wigand
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Al Pacino, Christopher Plummer, Philip Baker Hall, Diane Venora
12. Les Misérables (2012)
39
10
Les Misérables
PG-13
39
10

Based on Victor Hugo’s novel and a classic Broadway stage show, Les Misérables, narrates the story of Jean Valjean who after serving nineteen years in jail, breaks the parole to restart his life. He takes upon himself to bring up a factory worker’s daughter. However, a police inspector, Javert is after him.

As:
Cast
Role:
Javert
Director:
Tom Hooper
Genres:
Drama, Musical, Romance
13. Robin Hood (2010)
49
5
Robin Hood
PG-13
49
5

Robin Longstride, a skilled archer travels to Nottingham from the crusades. He falls in love with Lady Marion and creates a band of warriors to combat corruption in Nottingham. But he soon finds himself in a war against the French. His valor wins the war but the corrupt King John of England declares him an outlaw. 

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Robin Longstride
Director:
Genres:
Adventure, Romance, History, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
14. The Nice Guys (2016)
34
5
The Nice Guys
R
34
5

Holland March, a private detective is hired to investigate an apparent suicide. His investigation leads him to Amelia, who in turn hires another violent private investigator, Jackson Healy, to protect her. When more people turn up dead and Amelia herself goes missing, the two unwillingly join hands and unravel a huge conspiracy.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jackson Healy
Director:
Shane Black
Genres:
Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Action, Mystery
15. State of Play (2009)
34
3
State of Play
PG-13
34
3

Congressman Stephen Collins is leading an investigation into PointCorp, a private defense contractor. But when his mistress Sonia Baker, also a researcher on his staff is murdered, he calls his old friend journalist Cal McAffrey for help. What follows is a trail of betrayals that hide a much deeper conspiracy. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cal McAffrey
Director:
Kevin Macdonald
Genres:
Mystery, Drama, Thriller
16. Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021)
10
2
Zack Snyder's Justice League
R
10
2

After the death of Superman, Darkseid sends his servant Steppenwolf to Earth, in order to subjugate the human race. In order to protect humanity, Bruce Wayne aligns forces with Diana Prince, and tries to bring the super powered humans of Earth together, and fight against the catastrophic threat.  

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Jor-El
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
17. The Sum of Us (1994)
21
3
The Sum of Us
R
21
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeff Mitchell
Director:
Kevin Dowling, Geoff Burton
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Jack Thompson, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy, Joss Moroney
18. Proof (1991)
22
5
Proof
R
22
5
As:
Cast
Role:
Andy
Director:
Jocelyn Moorhouse
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Hugo Weaving, Jeffrey Walker, Geneviève Picot, Heather Mitchell
19. Fathers & Daughters (2015)
26
4
Fathers & Daughters
R
26
4

Jack Davis is an award-winning novelist who lives with his wife and daughter. However, one night, they meet an unfortunate accident, in which his wife passes away. Jake receives severe injuries which causes brain damage, and he undergoes treatment for seven months. His daughter is eventually adopted by her aunt and uncle. Years later, when his daughter Katie grows up, she develops problems of her own in forming relationships.

As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jake Davis
Director:
Gabriele Muccino
Genres:
Drama
20. Man of Steel (2013)
23
5
Man of Steel
PG-13
23
5

Based on the DC Comics character Superman, the movie follows the story of Clark Kent as he realises that he is an alien with superpowers. He strives to find out his real home and the purpose for which he was sent to earth. However, when survivors from his planet attack earth, he must rise and save the humanity from annihilation.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jor-El
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Fantasy, Action
21. The Nice Guys: Word of the Day (2017)
10
6
The Nice Guys: Word of the Day
10
6
As:
Cast
Role:
Jackson Healy
Director:
Josh Oreck
Genres:
Short
Star Cast:
Ryan Gosling, Ryan Gosling
22. Body of Lies (2008)
21
7
Body of Lies
R
21
7

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
Role:
Ed Hoffman
Director:
Genres:
War, Romance, Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Michael Stuhlbarg, Oscar Isaac, Mark Strong, Golshifteh Farahani
23. Proof of Life (2000)
36
5
Proof of Life
R
36
5

Proof of Life is an American action thriller film, which tells the story of a woman Alice, whose engineer husband gets kidnapped by anti-government guerrillas in South America. Therefore, she hires Terry Thorne, an experienced hostage negotiator, in order to save her husband. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Terry Thorne
Director:
Taylor Hackford
Genres:
Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Meg Ryan, David Caruso, David Morse, Pamela Reed
24. The Quick and the Dead (1995)
25
6
The Quick and the Dead
R
25
6

A mysterious woman named The Lady arrives at Redemption, an Old West town ruled by a merciless outlaw called Herod and announces her participation in a fast-draw single elimination tournament in which the loser dies. Although she insists that she is only interested in the large cash prize she may have some other hidden agenda. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cort
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Western, Romance
25. Mystery, Alaska (1999)
18
5
Mystery, Alaska
R
18
5

The amateur ice-hockey team of hockey-loving small Alaskan town of Mystery is scheduled to face the National Hockey League’s well-known team, New York Rangers, in an exhibition match. Keeping their internal differences aside, the townsfolk get set for the nationally televised event and join forces to encourage their team comprising of town sheriff, a high school senior, town’s grocer and a deliveryman. 

As:
Cast
Role:
John Biebe
Director:
Jay Roach
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Comedy
26. Romper Stomper (1992)
13
4
Romper Stomper
R
13
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Hando
Director:
Geoffrey Wright
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Pollock, Alex Scott, Leigh Russell
27. Boy Erased (2018)
9
6
Boy Erased
R
9
6

Boy Erased is a biographical drama film which tells the story of Jared Eamons, son of a successful car dealer and Baptist preacher. His life takes a turn when his parents find out that he is homosexual, and they decide to send him to a conversion therapy camp.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
28. Broken City (2013)
15
1
Broken City
R
15
1

A disgraced ex-cop and now a private investigator in New York City, Billy Taggart is hired by Mayor Hostetler to investigate his wife Cathleen. Hostetler suspects that Cathleen is having an affair which can harm his chances at the up-coming elections. As Billy unearths darker facts during investigations, he realizes that Hostetler has double-crossed him, and fights to get to the truth.

As:
Cast
Role:
Mayor Hostetler
Director:
Allen Hughes
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Kyle Chandler, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Jeffrey Wright, Barry Pepper
29. Noah (2014)
29
9
Noah
PG-13
29
9

Guided by visions from the creator, Noah begins constructing an enormous vessel capable of housing him, his wife, his three sons and adoptive daughter, as well as breeding pairs of every animal species on Earth. However, learning about the impending catastrophic flood, Tubal-cain, descendant of Cain, gathers an army to take over the ark by force.

As:
Cast
Role:
Noah
Director:
Darren Aronofsky
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure
30. Winter's Tale (2014)
13
1
Winter's Tale
PG-13
13
1

Peter, a thief, who is raised by a supernatural demon, goes to Beverley Penn’s mansion attempting to rob it. However, he instead falls in love with the heiress named Beverley, who is poisoned and dies in his arms. After learning that he has the gift of reincarnation, he decides to set out in order to save her. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Akiva Goldsman
Genres:
Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, Drama
31. Unhinged (2020)
17
3
Unhinged
R
17
3

Tom Cooper is a vengeful psychopath who parks his car outside of the house of his ex-wife. He kills her, along with her new lover, and sets the house on fire, and drives away. The next day, he comes across Rachel, who honks at his truck, when he is blocking traffic. He apologizes and asks her to apologize as well. But since Rachel refuses, Tom starts following her.     

As:
Cast
Role:
Man
Genres:
Action, Thriller
33. War Machine (2017)
6
3
War Machine
TV-MA
6
3

War Machine is a war drama comedy film, revolving around a successful, charismatic four-star general, Glenn McMahon, who has to confront opposition from enemies, allies and bureaucrats while leading a massive rebuilding operation in Afghanistan.   

As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
David Michôd
Genres:
War, Drama, Comedy
35. The Mummy (2017)
13
1
The Mummy
PG-13
13
1

High priest Imhoptep is sentenced to suffer Hom Dai after murdering Pharaoh Seti I. When he is accidentally resurrected during an excavation in Hamunaputra, he unleashes evil and will not stop until he has resurrected his lover Anck-su-namun. Only Rick O’Connell, Evelyn, Ardeth Bay and a few others stand in his way. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Henry Jekyll
Director:
Alex Kurtzman
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Star Cast:
36. Heaven's Burning (1997)
9
2
Heaven's Burning
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Colin
Director:
Craig Lahiff
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime, Romance, Action
Star Cast:
Robert Mammone, Yûki Kudô, Ray Barrett, Kenji Isomura
37. Tenderness (2009)
14
2
Tenderness
R
14
2

Lori is an unhappy teen girl, living with her single mother, who is frustrated due to receiving too much sexual attention from men, including her boss at a retail store and Gary, the man dating her mother. She develops an unlikely friendship with Eric, an eighteen year old boy who had killed his parents, shortly after he is released from the juvenile detention facility.

As:
Cast
Role:
Lt. Cristofuoro
Director:
John Polson
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Laura Dern, Jon Foster, Alexis Dziena, Sophie Traub
38. Virtuosity (1995)
11
3
Virtuosity
R
11
3

Virtuosity is a science-fiction action thriller film which tells the story of two detectives in Los Angeles, John Donovan and Parker Barnes, trying to track down a serial killer at a restaurant. The serial killer is a virtual reality simulation who is an amalgam of some of the most violent psychopathic killers in history.  

As:
Cast
Role:
SID 6.7
Director:
Brett Leonard
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
39. Rough Magic (1995)
8
0
Rough Magic
PG-13
8
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Alex Ross
Director:
Clare Peploe
Genres:
Fantasy, Romance, Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
D.W. Moffett, Jim Broadbent, Bridget Fonda, Kenneth Mars
40. The Man with the Iron Fists (2012)
8
1
The Man with the Iron Fists
R
8
1

This is the story of a liberated American slave, who has escaped to China after killing a white. Trained to use his body energy to accomplish superhuman feats, he finally settles down in a jungle village as a blacksmith, producing and selling deadly weapons. The film focuses on his fight against some ruthless thugs, eager to steal the governor’s gold. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Knife
Director:
RZA
Genres:
Action
Star Cast:
Lucy Liu, Pam Grier, Eli Roth, Rick Yune, Dave Bautista
41. No Way Back (1995)
9
1
No Way Back
R
9
1
As:
Cast
Role:
FBI Agent Zack Grant
Director:
Frank A. Cappello
Genres:
Crime, Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Lerner, Helen Slater, Etsushi Toyokawa, Kyûsaku Shimada
42. Breaking Up (1997)
9
0
Breaking Up
R
9
0
As:
Cast
Role:
Steve
Director:
Robert Greenwald
Genres:
Drama, Comedy, Romance
Star Cast:
Salma Hayek, Abraham Alvarez, Carlo Corazon, Marty Granger
43. Texas (2002)
9
0
Texas
R
9
0
As:
Cast, Producer, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
Russell Crowe, Circumstance, Brendan Fletcher
Genres:
Documentary
Star Cast:
Garth Adam, Billy Dean Cochran, Miguel Jimenez, Dave Kelly
44. 60 Odd Hours in Italy (2002)
7
1
60 Odd Hours in Italy
7
1
As:
Cast, Director
Role:
Himself
Director:
Russell Crowe
Genres:
Short, Documentary
Star Cast:
Garth Adam, Billy Dean Cochran
45. Blood Oath (1990)
8
1
Blood Oath
R
8
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Stephen Wallace
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
George Takei, John Clarke, Terry O'Quinn, John Bach
46. For the Moment (1993)
7
2
For the Moment
PG-13
7
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Lachlan
Director:
Aaron Kim Johnston
Genres:
War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Peter Outerbridge, Christianne Hirt, Wanda Cannon, Scott Kraft
47. The Silver Brumby (1993)
15
4
The Silver Brumby
G
15
4
Plot:

Elyne Mitchell narrates the story of Thowra, an illustrious silver steed, to her daughter Indi. Thowra is fit to become the leader of a band of wild horses as he reaches maturity. However, a man, living in the wilderness, is set to capture the animal. The horse has to now fight for his own freedom.

As:
Cast
Role:
The Man
Director:
John Tatoulis
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Caroline Goodall, Amiel Daemion, Johnny Raaen, Buddy Tyson
48. Hammers Over the Anvil (1993)
11
2
Hammers Over the Anvil
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
East Driscoll
Director:
Ann Turner
Genres:
Biography, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Charlotte Rampling, Alexander Outhred, Frankie J. Holden, Jake Frost
49. The Crossing (1990)
10
1
The Crossing
10
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny
Director:
George Ogilvie
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Robert Mammone, Danielle Spencer, Emily Lumbers, Rodney Bell
50. Love in Limbo (1993)
5
1
Love in Limbo
5
1
As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur Baskin
Director:
David Elfick
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Aden Young, Martin Sacks, Rhondda Findleton, Craig Adams

TV Shows and Videos

The Late Show (1992)
The Late Show
As:
Cast
Director:
Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Tony Martin, Mick Molloy
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Guy Pearce, Santo Cilauro, Tom Gleisner, Jane Kennedy, Tony Martin
Brides of Christ (1991)
Brides of Christ
As:
Cast
Director:
Ken Cameron
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Brenda Fricker, Sandy Gore, Josephine Byrnes, Lisa Hensley
Republic of Doyle (2010)
Republic of Doyle
As:
Cast
Director:
Brad Peyton, Steve DiMarco, David Frazee, Keith Samples, Robert Lieberman
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Comedy
Star Cast:
Victor Garber, Natasha Henstridge, Kevin Durand, Lynda Boyd, Mark O'Brien, Sean McGinley, Allan Hawco
The Young Doctors (1976)
The Young Doctors
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Max Varnel, Alan Coleman, Brian Faull, David C. Wilson, Mike Murphy
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Lyn James, Chris King, Tim Page, Gwen Plumb
Police Rescue (1989)
Police Rescue
As:
Cast
Director:
Rowan Woods, Kate Woods, Tony Tilse, Ian Barry, Ken Cameron
Genres:
Crime, Action, Drama
Star Cast:
Joel Edgerton, Cate Blanchett, Ben Mendelsohn, Steve Bastoni, Gary Sweet, Tammy Macintosh, Sonia Todd
Acropolis Now (1989)
Acropolis Now
As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Andrikidis, Pino Amenta, Kendal Flanagan, Andrew Friedman, Julie Bates
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Nick Giannopoulos, George Kapiniaris, Mary Coustas, Tracey Callander
Spyforce (1971)
Spyforce
As:
Cast, uncredited
Director:
Howard Rubie, David Baker, Ron Way, Terry Bourke
Star Cast:
Jack Thompson, Peter Sumner, Bill Hunter, Redmond Phillips
Danielle Spencer: Wish I'd Been Here (2009)
Danielle Spencer: Wish I'd Been Here
As:
Director
Director:
Russell Crowe
Genres:
Short, Music
Star Cast:
Danielle Spencer, Marc Yellin
Living with the Law (1988)
Living with the Law
As:
Cast
Role:
Gary Harding
Star Cast:
Bryan Wiseman

Russell Crowe Awards

Academy Awards
Gladiator Best Actor in a Leading Role 2001
Golden Globe Awards
A Beautiful Mind Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2002
The Loudest Voice Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television 2020
BAFTA Awards
A Beautiful Mind Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2002