The Best 25 films of Phillip Seymour Hoffmanby John Jacoby | created - 21 Oct 2011 | updated - 21 Jan 2015 | Public
Phillip Seymour Hoffman's acting ability is beyond excellent, it's mind boggling. He is arguably the best actor working today and continues to turn in one sensational performance after another. Hoffman's redefining the acting skill is reminiscent of Brando and Clift in the 50's; Pacino, De Niro, Dustin Hoffman in the 70's; and Hanks, Spacey, and Penn a in the 90's; and, Spencer Tracy, all time and any time! It is a pleasure to watch this wonderful actor grow and stretch and set a very high standard with each performance. Here are 25 of his best. Added 3/26/14 -- RIP, Phillip Hoffman. A great tragedy and a huge loss. This one really hurts, and will haunt this writer for a long time. JCJ
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1. Capote (2005)
R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.
Votes: 109,167 | Gross: $28.75M
3. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
R | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A drama based on a Texas congressman Charlie Wilson's covert dealings in Afghanistan, where his efforts to assist rebels in their war with the Soviets have some unforeseen and long-reaching effects.
Votes: 94,749 | Gross: $66.66M
4. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that sends them, their father and one brother's wife hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Votes: 86,252 | Gross: $7.08M
5. The Ides of March (2011)
R | 101 min | Drama, Thriller
An idealistic staffer for a new presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail.
Votes: 199,866 | Gross: $40.96M
8. Moneyball (2011)
PG-13 | 133 min | Biography, Drama, Sport
Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players.
Votes: 304,858 | Gross: $75.61M
9. The Master (2012)
R | 138 min | Drama
A Naval veteran arrives home from war unsettled and uncertain of his future - until he is tantalized by The Cause and its charismatic leader.
Votes: 117,534 | Gross: $16.38M
10. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Votes: 150,102 | Gross: $81.30M
13. Red Dragon (2002)
R | 124 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A retired F.B.I. Agent with psychological gifts, is assigned to help track down "The Tooth Fairy", a mysterious serial killer. Aiding him, is imprisoned forensic psychiatrist Dr. Hannibal "The Cannibal" Lecter.
Votes: 217,606 | Gross: $93.15M
14. Almost Famous (2000)
R | 122 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A high-school boy is given the chance to write a story for Rolling Stone Magazine about an up-and-coming rock band as he accompanies them on their concert tour.
Votes: 221,868 | Gross: $32.53M
15. Pirate Radio (2009)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
A band of rogue DJs that captivated Britain, playing the music that defined a generation and standing up to a government that wanted classical music, and nothing else, on the airwaves.
Votes: 96,473 | Gross: $7.99M
16. Patch Adams (1998)
PG-13 | 115 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The true story of a heroic man, Hunter Patch Adams, determined to become a medical doctor because he enjoys helping people. He ventured where no doctor had ventured before, using humour and pathos.
Votes: 87,676 | Gross: $135.03M
18. The Big Lebowski (1998)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Crime
"The Dude" Lebowski, mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, seeks restitution for his ruined rug and enlists his bowling buddies to help get it.
Votes: 600,279 | Gross: $17.45M
19. Mission: Impossible III (2006)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
Agent Ethan Hunt comes into conflict with a dangerous and sadistic arms dealer who threatens his life and his fianceé in response .
Votes: 278,033 | Gross: $134.03M
20. The Invention of Lying (2009)
PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A comedy set in a world where no one has ever lied, until a writer seizes the opportunity for personal gain.
Votes: 100,357 | Gross: $18.44M
22. A Most Wanted Man (2014)
R | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A Chechen Muslim illegally immigrates to Hamburg, where he gets caught in the international war on terror.
Votes: 63,239 | Gross: $17.24M
23. A Late Quartet (2012)
R | 105 min | Drama, Music
Members of a world-renowned string quartet struggle to stay together in the face of death, competing egos and insuppressible lust.
Votes: 12,148 | Gross: $1.56M
24. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015)
PG-13 | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
As the war of Panem escalates to the destruction of other districts, Katniss Everdeen, the reluctant leader of the rebellion, must bring together an army against President Snow, while all she holds dear hangs in the balance.
Votes: 218,015 | Gross: $281.72M
25. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)
PG-13 | 123 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Katniss Everdeen is in District 13 after she shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.
Votes: 346,246 | Gross: $337.14M