Top 10 Anthony Hopkins Movies Sorted From Best To Worst According To IMDb

Anthony Hopkins is one of the great acting talents who leaves an undeniable legacy in Hollywood going down in film history with all honors.

Philip Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937 in Port Talbot (Wales, UK). Nominated up to 7 times as best actor at the Oscars, Hopkins won the award in 2 of his great films: The first of them for ” The Silence of the Lambs (1991) ” with his role as Dr. Hannibal Lecter. Second and most recently, for his role in ” The Father (2020) ” which gives a finishing touch to his prolific career spanning more than 50 years if we add its 8 nominations in the Golden Globe , the Cecil B. DeMille Award (2006) and its 10 nominations at the BAFTAof which he won the award in 5 of them as best actor. There are other no less important recognitions that should be highlighted such as: 10 nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Awards or his 5 nominations at the Primetime Emmy Awards that would win 2 of them.

We compiled your top 10 movies sorted from best to worst based on IMDb score.

The silence of the lambs

  • Platform: Amazon Prime Video, Filmin, RakutenTV, AppleTV and Microsoft Store
  • Duration: 1 hour and 59 minutes
  • Direction: Jonathan Demme
  • Year: 1991
  • IMDb score: 8.6

At the 92 Oscars ceremony, he won 5 Oscars. He won the Best Picture and Best Leading Actor awards for the role of Hannibal Lecter played by Anthony Hopkins . They went on to win the Oscars for Best Leading Actress on behalf of Jodie Foster and Best Director for Jonathan Demme . Finally, it won the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for the novel The Silence of the Lambs . Since that year, no other film has been able to match such success by winning all 5 major categories.

The father

  • Platform: Movistar +, Filmin, Google Play Store, RakutenTV, AppleTV and Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 1 hour and 37 minutes
  • Direction: Florian Zeller
  • Year: 2020
  • IMDb score: 8.3

Adaptation of the play Le Père. Starring Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Rufus Sewell, Imogen Poots, Olivia Williams, and Mark Gatiss . He obtained a great recognition from critics and awards among which are its 6 nominations in the Oscars of which Anthony Hopkins ‘s got Oscar for Best Supporting Actor and won the Oscar in the category of best adapted screenplay . They repeated nominations (6) and awards (2) at the BAFTAs. We also highlight his Goya for Best European Film achieved in 2021.

The elephant Man

  • Platform: Filmin and Google Play Store
  • Duration: 2 hours and 4 minutes
  • Direction: David Lynch
  • Year: 1980
  • IMDb score: 8.1

Did you know that Paramount executives suggested after attending a screening of the film that the opening and ending dream sequences be removed? The production, with Mel Brooks at the helm, stood firm and did not give in to the request. It achieved 8 nominations at the Oscars : Best Film, Best Director, Best Leading Actor ( John Hurt ), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Art Direction, Best Costumes, and Best Music. But he didn’t get any awards from the nominations. He did win 3 BAFTAs for best film, best actor ( John Hurt ) and best art direction.

The lion in winter

  • Platform: Filmin
  • Duration: 2 hours and 14 minutes
  • Director: Anthony Harvey
  • Year: 1968
  • IMDb score: 7.9

Portrayed by Peter O’Toole, Katharine Hepburn, Anthony Hopkins, Timothy Dalton, Nigel Terry, and John Castle. The feature film is based on the homonymous play by James Goldman. As a peculiarity, it became the first appearance on the big screen by Anthony Hopkins. In this film, he played the role of Ricardo, future Richard I of England, the Lionheart . She received 4 Oscar nominations and 3 additional awards in the categories of Best Actress ( Katharine Hepburn ), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Soundtrack ( John Barry ). We also highlight his 2 BAFTAs asBest New Actress for Katharine Hepburn and Best Soundtrack . Last but not least, his 2 Globo awards for best drama film and Peter O’Toole who took the award for best actor.

Burt Munro: A Dream, A Legend

  • Platform: Filmin
  • Duration: 2 hours and 7 minutes
  • Director: Roger Donaldson
  • Year 2005
  • IMDb score: 7.8

A cast consisting of Anthony Hopkins, Diane Ladd, Jessica Cauffiel, Christopher Lawford, Paul Rodriguez, Walton Goggins, Chris Williams, Craig Hall, Bruce Greenwood, Gavin Grazer, Patrick Flueger, Chris Bruno, Anthony Starr, William Lucking and Michael Mantell. The feature film is based on the true story of Burt Munro , a New Zealand motorcyclist who broke the world speed record in 1967. Since then, no one has yet surpassed that mark.

What remains of the day

  • Platform: Netflix, Microsoft Store, RakutenTV, AppleTV and Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 14 minutes
  • Direction: James Ivory
  • Year: 1993
  • IMDb score: 7.8

A feature film that featured Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson as protagonists. The script, by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala , is an adaptation of the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It obtained 5 nominations for the Golden Globe, 8 nominations for the Oscars and 5 nominations for the BAFTA . Anthony Hopkins won the BAFTA for best actor .

The two Popes

  • Platform: Netflix
  • Duration: 2 hours and 5 minutes
  • Direction: Fernando Meirelles
  • Year: 2019
  • IMDb score: 7.6

It is a biographical feature film written by Anthony McCarten and based on his own book The Pope Performed by Anthony Hopkins (Pope  Benedict XVI ) and Jonathan Pryce ( Jorge Mario Bergoglio , future Pope Francis). It obtained 4 nominations at the Golden Globe in the categories of best film , best actor for Anthony Hopkins , best supporting actor for Jonathan Pryce and best screenplay .

Passion legends

  • Platform: Google Play Store, RakutenTV, AppleTV and Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 13 minutes
  • Director: Edward Zwick
  • Year: 1994
  • IMDb score: 7.5

Portrayed by Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Aidan Quinn, Julia Ormond, and Henry Thomas . Legends of passion won the Oscar for best photography . It had a budget of 30 million dollars having a great reception at the box office, raising more than 160 million dollars .

The final letter

  • Platform: Filmin and AppleTV
  • Duration: 1 hour and 40 minutes
  • Director: David Hugh Jones
  • Year: 1987
  • IMDb score: 7.5

84 Charing Cross Road featured Anne Bancroft and Anthony Hopkins as the protagonists. Anne Bancroft achieved the BAFTA for Best Leading Actress. The feature film is based on the book of the same name. It tells the story of an American writer ( Helene Hanff) and the correspondence maintained for years with a London bookstore clerk ( Frank Doel ) Anthony Hopkins .

Return to Howards End

  • Platform: Amazon Prime Video, Filmin, RakutenTV and Amazon Videos
  • Duration: 2 hours and 22 minutes
  • Direction: James Ivory
  • Year: 1992
  • IMDb score: 7.4

Based on the novel ” The Mansion ” by EM Forster . It featured a cast consisting of Emma Thompson, Helena Bonham Carter, Anthony Hopkins, Vanessa Redgrave, James Wilby, Samuel West, Prunella Scales, Jemma Redgrave, Joseph Bennett, Ian Latime r, and Mary Nash .

She was awarded 3 Oscars in the categories of Best Actress ( Emma Thompson ), Best Art Direction and Best Adapted Screenplay. 2 Golden Globes in the categories of best actress ( Emma Thompson ) and best screenplay. At the BAFTAs , she took another 2 awards in the categories of best film and best actress.

Bonus track: With the same score (7.4), 2 more feature films share the tenth position of this ranking, which are: Dracula by Bram Stoker (1992, Francis Ford Coppola) and A distant bridge (1977, Richard Attenborough).