Best Movies of John Hurt

Alien (1979)

Aggregate Rating: 268 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $78.90M

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.


Hellboy (2004)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $59.04M

A demon, raised from infancy after being conjured by and rescued from the Nazis, grows up to become a defender against the forces of darkness.


Contact (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 62 | Earnings: $100.85M

Dr. Ellie Arroway, after years of searching, finds conclusive radio proof of extraterrestrial intelligence, sending plans for a mysterious machine.


Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 160 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 79 | Earnings: $1.88M

A depressed musician reunites with his lover. Though their romance, which has already endured several centuries, is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister.


Love and Death on Long Island (1997)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 80 | Earnings: $2.54M

Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. ...


Shooting Dogs (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 149 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: null

In April 1994, after the airplane of the Hutu President of Rwanda is shot down, the Hutu militias slaughter the Tutsi population. In the Ecole Technique Officielle, the Catholic priest ...


Owning Mahowny (2003)

Aggregate Rating: 142 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $1.01M

A bank manager with: (a) a gambling problem and (b) access to a multimillion dollar account gets into a messy situation. Based on the story of the largest one-man bank fraud in Canadian history.


Immortals (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 46 | Earnings: $83.50M

Theseus is a mortal man chosen by Zeus to lead the fight against the ruthless King Hyperion, who is on a rampage across Greece to obtain a weapon that can destroy humanity.


Rob Roy (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 127 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 55 | Earnings: $31.60M

In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite.


All the Little Animals (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 122 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $0.02M

Bobby Platt is a mentally slow young man who escapes an abusive, hateful stepfather who has killed his pets one by one. To save himself, Bobby runs away and meets a strange old man who ...


Hercules (2014)

Aggregate Rating: 118 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: $72.66M

Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.


The Journey (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $0.15M

During the 2006 Northern Ireland peace talks, Sinn Fein leader Martin McGuiness and Democratic Party leader Ian Paisley are forced to travel by car together.


Brighton Rock (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 115 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: null

Charts the headlong fall of Pinkie, a razor-wielding disadvantaged teenager with a religious death wish.


44 Inch Chest (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 106 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 47 | Earnings: null

A jealous husband and his friends plot the kidnapping of his wife's lover with the intention of restoring his wounded ego.


The Elephant Man (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 101 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous facade, there is revealed a person of intelligence and sensitivity.


Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)

Aggregate Rating: 97 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 36 | Earnings: $25.53M

When a fisherman leaves to fight with the Greek army during World War II, his fiancé falls in love with the local Italian commander.


Watership Down (1978)

Aggregate Rating: 88 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

A group of rabbits flee their doomed warren and face many dangers to find and protect their new home.


An Evening with Quentin Crisp (1980)

Aggregate Rating: 86 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Lead Role: Quentin Crisp, John Hurt, | Director:

Stately homo of England Quentin Crisp, subject of the well-known John Hurt biopic The Naked Civil Servant delivers an extremely witty "how-to" monologue about style... See full synopsis »


That Good Night (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 8 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: null

Ralph, a once-famous screenwriter, is in his seventies and terminally ill. He has two final missions: to be reconciled to his son, Michael, and, secretly, to ensure he is not a burden to his wife, Anna, as he goes "into that good night".


Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984)

Aggregate Rating: 80 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 0 | Earnings: $8.40M

In a totalitarian future society, a man, whose daily work is re-writing history, tries to rebel by falling in love.



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