Title Role Performances — First Name Titlesby Hoekkie | created - 7 months ago | updated - 7 months ago | Public
These movie titles contain the first name of the main character from the movie, without any additions. Whose title role performance is your favorite?
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See also: Title Role Performances — Full Name Titles
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1. Léon: The Professional (1994)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
Votes: 853,751 | Gross: $19.50M
Jean Reno as Léon
2. Rocky (1976)
PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport
A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.
Votes: 441,946 | Gross: $117.24M
Sylvester Stallone as Rocky Balboa
3. Hugo (2011)
PG | 126 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
In Paris in 1931, an orphan named Hugo Cabret who lives in the walls of a train station is wrapped up in a mystery involving his late father and an automaton.
Votes: 272,677 | Gross: $73.86M
Asa Butterfield as Hugo Cabret
4. Ray (I) (2004)
PG-13 | 152 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The story of the life and career of the legendary rhythm and blues musician Ray Charles, from his humble beginnings in the South, where he went blind at age seven, to his meteoric rise to stardom during the 1950s and 1960s.
Votes: 121,957 | Gross: $75.33M
Jamie Foxx as Ray Charles
5. Marty (1955)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance
A middle-aged butcher and a school teacher who have given up on the idea of love meet at a dance and fall for each other.
Ernest Borgnine as Marty Piletti
6. Annie (1982)
PG | 127 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A young orphan girl's adventures in finding a family that will take her.
Votes: 34,522 | Gross: $57.06M
Aileen Quinn as Annie
7. Gigi (1958)
G | 115 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
Weary of the conventions of Parisian society, a rich playboy and a youthful courtesan-in-training enjoy a platonic friendship, but it may not stay platonic for long.
Leslie Caron as Gigi
8. Django (1966)
Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Western
A coffin-dragging gunslinger and a half-breed prostitute become embroiled in a bitter feud between a Klan of Southern racists and a band of Mexican Revolutionaries.
Votes: 20,865 | Gross: $0.03M
Franco Nero as Django
9. Juno (2007)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama
Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, an offbeat young woman makes an unusual decision regarding her unborn child.
Votes: 450,361 | Gross: $143.50M
Ellen Page as Juno MacGuff
10. Lucy (I) (2014)
R | 89 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Votes: 379,500 | Gross: $126.66M
Scarlett Johansson as Lucy
11. Carrie (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Votes: 142,205 | Gross: $33.80M
Sissy Spacek as Carrie White
12. Philomena (2013)
PG-13 | 98 min | Biography, Drama
A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent.
Votes: 85,353 | Gross: $37.71M
Judi Dench as Philomena
13. Hannibal (2001)
R | 131 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Living in exile, Hannibal Lecter tries to reconnect with now disgraced F.B.I. Agent Clarice Starling, and finds himself a target for revenge from a powerful victim.
Votes: 227,407 | Gross: $165.09M
Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter
14. Laura (1944)
Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery
A police detective falls in love with the woman whose murder he is investigating.
Gene Tierney as Laura Hunt
15. Carol (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Romance
An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.
Votes: 89,858 | Gross: $12.71M
Cate Blanchett as Carol Aird
16. Hud (1963)
Not Rated | 112 min | Drama
Honest and hard-working Texas rancher Homer Bannon has a conflict with his unscrupulous, selfish, arrogant and egotistical son Hud, who sank into alcoholism after accidentally killing his brother in a car crash.
Votes: 16,738 | Gross: $10.00M
Paul Newman as Hud Bannon
17. Sabrina (1954)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A playboy becomes interested in the daughter of his family's chauffeur, but it's his more serious brother who would be the better man for her.
Audrey Hepburn as Sabrina Fairchild
18. Marnie (1964)
PG | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Mark marries Marnie although she is a habitual thief and has serious psychological problems, and tries to help her confront and resolve them.
Votes: 38,202 | Gross: $7.00M
Tippi Hedren as Marnie Edgar
19. Domino (2005)
R | 127 min | Action, Biography, Crime
Votes: 60,968 | Gross: $10.17M
Keira Knightley as Domino Harvey
20. Willow (1988)
PG | 126 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
Votes: 88,669 | Gross: $57.27M
Warwick Davis as Willow Ufgood
21. Gilda (1946)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Romance
A small-time gambler hired to work in a Buenos Aires casino learns that his ex-lover is married to his employer.
Rita Hayworth as Gilda Mundson Farrell
22. Matilda (1996)
PG | 102 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Votes: 103,107 | Gross: $33.08M
Mara Wilson as Matilda Wormwood
23. Emma (1996)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
While matchmaking for friends and neighbours, a young 19th Century Englishwoman nearly misses her own chance at love.
Votes: 31,045 | Gross: $22.20M
Gwyneth Paltrow as Emma Woodhouse
24. Arthur (1981)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Romance
Arthur is a happy drunk with no pretensions at any ambition. He is also the heir to a vast fortune which he is told will only be his if he marries Susan. He does not love Susan, but she ... See full summary »
Votes: 23,126 | Gross: $95.46M
Dudley Moore as Arthur Bach
25. Alfie (2004)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A cockney womanizer learns the hard way about the dangers of his actions.
Votes: 46,834 | Gross: $13.40M
Jude Law as Alfie
26. Dave (1993)
PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Romance
To avoid a potentially explosive scandal when the U.S. President goes into a coma, an affable temp agency owner with an uncanny resemblance is put in his place.
Votes: 43,804 | Gross: $63.27M
Kevin Kline as Dave Kovic
27. Lenny (1974)
R | 111 min | Biography, Drama
The story of acerbic 1960s comic Lenny Bruce, whose groundbreaking, no-holds-barred style and social commentary was often deemed by the Establishment as too obscene for the public.
Dustin Hoffman as Lenny Bruce
28. Roxanne (1987)
PG | 107 min | Comedy, Romance
The large-nosed C.D. Bales is in love with the beautiful Roxanne; she falls for his personality but another man's looks.
Votes: 35,746 | Gross: $40.05M
Daryl Hannah as Roxanne
29. Hanna (2011)
PG-13 | 111 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
A sixteen-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin is dispatched on a mission across Europe, tracked by a ruthless intelligence agent and her operatives.
Votes: 171,477 | Gross: $40.26M
Saoirse Ronan as Hanna Heller
30. Frank (II) (2014)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
Jon, a young wanna-be musician, discovers he's bitten off more than he can chew when he joins an eccentric pop band led by the mysterious and enigmatic Frank.
Votes: 66,304 | Gross: $0.64M
Michael Fassbender as Frank
31. La Femme Nikita (1990)
R | 117 min | Action, Thriller
Convicted felon Nikita, instead of going to jail, is given a new identity and trained, stylishly, as a top secret spy/assassin.
Votes: 60,281 | Gross: $5.02M
Anne Parillaud as Nikita
32. Bernie (2011)
PG-13 | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Crime
In small-town Texas, an affable mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when she starts to become controlling, he goes to great lengths to separate himself from her grasp.
Votes: 51,845 | Gross: $9.20M
Jack Black as Bernie Tiede
33. Frida (2002)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Votes: 70,321 | Gross: $25.89M
Salma Hayek as Frida Kahlo
34. Jackie (V) (2016)
R | 100 min | Biography, Drama, History
Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy fights through grief and trauma to regain her faith, console her children, and define her husband's historic legacy.
Votes: 59,397 | Gross: $13.96M
Natalie Portman as Jackie Kennedy
35. Hamlet (1948)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama
Prince Hamlet struggles over whether or not he should kill his uncle, whom he suspects has murdered his father, the former king.
Laurence Olivier as Hamlet