An in depth look at the film career of Anthony Hopkins

Top 10 Anthony Hopkins Movies

Anthony Hopkins 2007

Anthony Hopkins 2007

We’ve been agonising over which 10 movies with Anthony Hopkins are the best ones – such a difficult choice with so many great, memorable performances to consider over scores of years and numerous movie awards.

The criteria we used to compile this considered list of the top 10 Anthony Hopkins movies is that the movies had to be well-directed, visually appealing, and involving our site visitors, we used data from our top movie sales for Anthony Hopkins DVDs.

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Top Ten Anthony Hopkins Movies

The Edge 1997 starring Anthony Hopkins

The Edge 1997 starring Anthony Hopkins

‘The Edge’ 1997 – Charles Morse

This action packed thriller The Edge, starring Anthony Hopkins and Alec Baldwin will definitely keep you entertained throughout and on the edge of your seat!  Bear fighting, sex, betrayal, infidelity, jealousy and great scenery add up to that perfect Saturday night movie that has as many twists and surprises in its’ plot as the characters within it.  A must see and a movie you can watch again and again, each time noticing some little clue in the plot which holds a hidden meaning….

Fracture 2007 starring Anthony Hopkins

Fracture 2007 starring Anthony Hopkins

‘Fracture’ 2007 – Ted Crawford

Fracture is a tense, modern thriller starring Anthony Hopkins and Ryan Gosling.  Hopkins plays wealthy Ted Crawford who elects to conduct his own defense case against upwardly mobile lawyer Willy Beacham – the charge is first-degree murder and Hopkins proves a cool client, despite a full confession….

The Silence of The Lambs 1991 starring Anthony Hopkins

The Silence of The Lambs 1991 starring Anthony Hopkins

‘The Silence of The Lambs’ 1991 -  Dr Hannibal Lecter

This is the movie that propelled Anthony Hopkins to superstar status and won Oscars in all 5 categories.  Jodie Foster co-stars as newbie FBI Agent Clarice Starling.  Anthony Hopkins at his best as Hannibal-the-Cannibal Lecter, with his quick wit, slowly blinking eyes and charismatic way with Clarice.  Not a movie to watch home alone but definitely one to revisit if it’s a while since you first saw it.  A classic movie that has become cult.  Pour yourself a glass of Chianti and enjoy….


The World's Fastest Indian 2006 starring Anthony Hopkins

The World's Fastest Indian 2006 starring Anthony Hopkins

‘The World’s Fastest Indian’ 2006 – Burt Munro

A real feel-good movie for all the family and Indian motorbike enthusiasts alike.  Anthony Hopkins stars as Burt Munro, a small-town, middle-aged Kiwi man with an unusual dream – to compete in the Land-speed record race at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah on his customized old Indian motorcycle!!  Based on the marvellous true story about Burt Munro, this is a great weekend afternoon movie to get the popcorn out for…..

Red Dragon 2002 starring Anthony Hopkins

Red Dragon 2002 starring Anthony Hopkins

‘Red Dragon’ 2002 – Dr Hannibal Lecter

Although released after The Sience of The Lambs, Red Dragon is actually the prequel in the trilogy movies based on books by Thomas Harris.  An awesome psychological thriller with superb acting from Hopkins as Hannibal and too from Edward Norton and Ralph Fiennes. Chilling serial killer, coupled with drama and suspense… 

Proof 2005 starring Anthony Hopkins

Proof 2005 starring Anthony Hopkins

‘Proof’ 2005 – Robert

The daughter, Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) of a brilliant but mentally disturbed mathematician, recently deceased, attempts to come to terms with her possible inheritance: his insanity. Complicating the situation are one of her father’s ex-students who wants to search through his papers and her estranged sister who shows up to help settle his affairs….

The Remains of The Day starring Anthony Hopkins

The Remains of The Day starring Anthony Hopkins

‘The Remains of The Day’ 1993 – James Stevens

This lavish Merchant Ivory movie production is beautifully filmed starring Anthony Hopkins as the Head Butler Stevens and Emma Thomson as the Head Housekeeper, Miss Kenton.  A movie about restrained emotions, loyalty, pride and love, set in a grand country house in pre-second World War England.  Politics, intrigue, sacrifice and pride dominate this classic period drama with first-class acting from both leads but what will become of them….

Magic 1978 starring Anthony Hopkins

Magic 1978 starring Anthony Hopkins

‘Magic’ 1978 – Corky Withers

A most unusual movie – drama, romance and horror combined, however it is the skilled performance of Anthony Hopkins as the ventriloquist Corky Withers that makes this movie enthralling – the actor had to learn ventriloquism….

The Tenth Man 1988 starring Anthony Hopkins

The Tenth Man 1988 starring Anthony Hopkins

‘The Tenth Man’ 1988 – Jean Louis Chavel

Set in World War 11, Anthony Hopkins plays Jean Louis Chavel, a wealthy lawyer captured along with others and imprisoned by the Nazis.  Cheval buys his freedom from execution in a novel way but cannot remain the same man…..

‘The Mask of Zorro’ 1998

‘The Mask of Zorro’ 1998 – Zorro (Don Diego de la Vega)

‘The Mask of Zorro’ 1998 – Zorro (Don Diego de la Vega)

Action packed romantic drama which sees Anthony Hopkins for a change in a very sexy role.  Great acting too from Catherine Zeta Jones and Banderos

Best Anthony Hopkins TV Drama

‘War & Peace’ 1972/1973 – Pierre Bezukhov (TV epic drama series17 episodes)

Best Anthony Hopkins TV Film

‘The Bunker’ 1981 – Adolph Hitler (TV film)

Interestingly, after our selection, we realised that the best movies were spread out through the decades, proving Anthony Hopkins to be just as popular today as when he first thrilled viewers on TV in the UK with his performance as Pierre in the epic drama War and Peace in 1972.  The varied roles also show such versatility from this dedicated actor.