From Best to Worst: Andy Serkis Movies

by MLBrennan96 | created - 26 Jul 2015 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

From what I've seen so far, this is how I would rank the movies/ T.V shows Andy Serkis has directed/preformed in.

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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,488,336 | Gross: $377.85M

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,345,770 | Gross: $342.55M

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,504,356 | Gross: $315.54M

4. King Kong (2005)

PG-13 | 187 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

81 Metascore

In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Naomi Watts, Jack Black, Adrien Brody, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 365,837 | Gross: $218.08M

5. The Prestige (2006)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

After a tragic accident, two stage magicians engage in a battle to create the ultimate illusion while sacrificing everything they have to outwit each other.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: Christian Bale, Hugh Jackman, Scarlett Johansson, Michael Caine

Votes: 1,060,987 | Gross: $53.09M

6. Longford (2006 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 93 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

A portrait of Lord Longford, a tireless British campaigner whose controversial beliefs often resulted in furious political debate and personal conflict.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Lee Boardman, Jim Broadbent, Tam Dean Burn, Lindsay Duncan

Votes: 2,557

7. Accused (2010–2012)
Episode: Liam's Story (2010)

60 min | Crime, Drama

Taxi driver Liam has an invalid wife and a gambling habit,which latter prevents him from buying a reward present for his daughter when she passes her exams.So he burgles a fare's house but ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: Andy Serkis, Neve McIntosh, Jodie Whittaker, Mia Smith

Votes: 126

8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

68 Metascore

A substance designed to help the brain repair itself gives advanced intelligence to a chimpanzee who leads an ape uprising.

Director: Rupert Wyatt | Stars: James Franco, Andy Serkis, Freida Pinto, Karin Konoval

Votes: 471,873 | Gross: $176.76M

9. Arthur Christmas (2011)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.

Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook | Stars: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 45,377 | Gross: $46.46M

10. The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

PG | 107 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

68 Metascore

Intrepid reporter Tintin and Captain Haddock set off on a treasure hunt for a sunken ship commanded by Haddock's ancestor.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Jamie Bell, Andy Serkis, Daniel Craig, Simon Pegg

Votes: 202,044 | Gross: $77.59M

11. Death of a Superhero (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Animation, Drama

A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.

Director: Ian Fitzgibbon | Stars: Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Lilly Forgach, Ian Fitzgibbon, Michael McElhatton

Votes: 3,232 | Gross: $0.00M

12. Einstein and Eddington (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 94 min | Biography, Drama, History

Drama about the development of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to experimentally prove his ideas.

Director: Philip Martin | Stars: David Tennant, Richard McCabe, Patrick Kennedy, Ben Uttley

Votes: 5,411

13. Little Dorrit (2008)

420 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

This mini-series tells the story of Amy Dorrit (Claire Foy), who spends her days earning money for the family and looking after her proud father (Sir Tom Courtenay), who is a long term ... See full summary »

Stars: Claire Foy, Matthew Macfadyen, Tom Courtenay, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 7,702

14. Simon Schama's Power of Art (2006– )
Episode: Van Gogh (2006)

Documentary, Drama, History

Simon sketches how Vincent Van Gogh was foremost a world-improver, who cared for the common man, working as a 'lay priest' among but got fired by the Dutch Protestant establishment at age ... See full summary »

Director: David Belton | Stars: Simon Schama, Andy Serkis

Votes: 65

15. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 15,070 | Gross: $0.49M

16. Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015)

PG-13 | 136 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

81 Metascore

Three decades after the Empire's defeat, a new threat arises in the militant First Order. Defected stormtrooper Finn and the scavenger Rey are caught up in the Resistance's search for the missing Luke Skywalker.

Director: J.J. Abrams | Stars: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson

Votes: 782,488 | Gross: $936.66M

17. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)

PG-13 | 130 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

79 Metascore

A growing nation of genetically evolved apes led by Caesar is threatened by a band of human survivors of the devastating virus unleashed a decade earlier.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Andy Serkis, Kodi Smit-McPhee

Votes: 389,073 | Gross: $208.55M

18. War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

PG-13 | 140 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

82 Metascore

After the apes suffer unimaginable losses, Caesar wrestles with his darker instincts and begins his own mythic quest to avenge his kind.

Director: Matt Reeves | Stars: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson, Steve Zahn, Karin Konoval

Votes: 200,355 | Gross: $146.88M

19. Black Panther (2018)

PG-13 | 134 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

88 Metascore

T'Challa, heir to the hidden but advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must step forward to lead his people into a new future and must confront a challenger from his country's past.

Director: Ryan Coogler | Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira

Votes: 510,122 | Gross: $700.06M

20. Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)

PG-13 | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A human child raised by wolves must face off against a menacing tiger named Shere Khan, as well as his own origins.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris

Votes: 44,504

21. Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

PG-13 | 141 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

66 Metascore

When Tony Stark and Bruce Banner try to jump-start a dormant peacekeeping program called Ultron, things go horribly wrong and it's up to Earth's mightiest heroes to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plan.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth

Votes: 660,443 | Gross: $459.01M

22. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 718,401 | Gross: $303.00M

23. 13 Going on 30 (2004)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

57 Metascore

A girl makes a wish on her thirteenth birthday, and wakes up the next day as a thirty-year-old woman.

Director: Gary Winick | Stars: Jennifer Garner, Mark Ruffalo, Judy Greer, Andy Serkis

Votes: 149,373 | Gross: $57.23M

24. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2010)

TV-MA | 115 min | Biography, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.

Director: Mat Whitecross | Stars: Andy Serkis, Tom Hughes, Clifford Samuel, Joseph Kennedy

Votes: 3,756

25. Sugarhouse (2007)

R | 90 min | Crime, Thriller

Upper middle class employee Tom ventures into a derelict squatter building to buy a gun from D, a cocky but stupid, homeless crack-junkie, who meanly tries to extort above the agreed price.... See full summary »

Director: Gary Love | Stars: Steven Mackintosh, Ashley Walters, Andy Serkis, Adam Deacon

Votes: 1,230

26. Among Giants (1998)

R | 93 min | Romance, Comedy

A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Miller | Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths, James Thornton, Lennie James

Votes: 856 | Gross: $0.06M

27. Wild Bill (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A street-toughened parolee finds his two boys abandoned by their mum and fending for themselves. Time to step up, or not.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Charlie Creed-Miles, Will Poulter, Sammy Williams, Iwan Rheon

Votes: 11,309

28. Oliver Twist (1999– )

386 min | Drama

An orphan named Oliver Twist meets a pickpocket on the streets of London. From there, he joins a household of boys who are trained to steal for their master.

Stars: Sam Smith, David Ross, Julie Walters, Annette Crosbie

Votes: 716

29. Shiner (2000)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

The past catches up with a ruthlessly ambitious boxing promoter.

Director: John Irvin | Stars: Michael Caine, Martin Landau, Frances Barber, Frank Harper

Votes: 1,925

30. Career Girls (1997)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

2 young women reunite and rekindle their friendship after having said goodbye at their college graduation, six years earlier.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Katrin Cartlidge, Lynda Steadman, Kate Byers, Mark Benton

Votes: 4,637 | Gross: $2.51M

31. Extraordinary Rendition (2007)

77 min | Drama, Thriller

A man is abducted from the streets of London and transported via secret flights to an unknown country. Held in solitary confinement and cut off from the outside world, he is plunged into a ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Threapleton | Stars: Omar Berdouni, Andy Serkis, Ania Sowinski, Jimmy Yuill

Votes: 381

32. Blessed (2004)

R | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

A fertility clinic visit becomes an unfathomable nightmare for a woman who's impregnated with the devil's DNA.

Director: Simon Fellows | Stars: Heather Graham, James Purefoy, Fionnula Flanagan, Alan McKenna

Votes: 2,030

33. Flushed Away (2006)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

74 Metascore

The story of an uptown rat that gets flushed down the toilet from his penthouse apartment, ending in the sewers of London, where he has to learn a whole new and different way of life.

Directors: David Bowers, Sam Fell | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Kate Winslet, Ian McKellen, Jean Reno

Votes: 102,312 | Gross: $64.67M

34. Deathwatch (2002)

R | 94 min | Drama, Horror, War

In the middle of World War I, nine British soldiers caught behind enemy lines seek refuge in a complex network of German trenches. What they soon discover is that they aren't alone - and it isn't a German soldier that's hunting them down.

Director: M.J. Bassett | Stars: Jamie Bell, Rúaidhrí Conroy, Mike Downey, Laurence Fox

Votes: 9,971

35. The Cottage (2008)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Horror

In a remote part of the countryside, a bungled kidnapping turns into a living nightmare for four central characters when they cross paths with a psychopathic farmer and all hell breaks ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Andy Serkis, Reece Shearsmith, Jennifer Ellison, Steven O'Donnell

Votes: 11,286

36. Burke and Hare (2010)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, History

46 Metascore

A black comedy about two nineteenth century grave robbers, who find a lucrative business providing cadavers for an Edinburgh medical school.

Director: John Landis | Stars: Bill Bailey, Tom Wilkinson, Michael Smiley, Tim Curry

Votes: 18,395 | Gross: $0.00M

37. The Escapist (2002)

R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The skilled pilot Denis Hopkins lives with his pregnant wife Valerie and has a comfortable lifestyle. When the gang of criminals headed by the sadistic Ricky Barnes breaks in his seaside ... See full summary »

Director: Gillies MacKinnon | Stars: Jonny Lee Miller, Andy Serkis, Gary Lewis, Jodhi May

Votes: 1,544

38. 24 Hour Party People (2002)

R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

85 Metascore

In 1976, Tony Wilson sets up Factory Records and brings Manchester's music to the world.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Lennie James, John Thomson, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 30,353 | Gross: $1.13M

39. Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (2006)

PG | 93 min | Action, Adventure, Family

42 Metascore

After the death of his uncle, the 14-year-old schoolboy Alex Rider is forced by the Special Operations Division of the UK's secret intelligence service, MI6, into a mission which will save millions of lives.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Sophie Okonedo, Sarah Bolger

Votes: 22,241 | Gross: $0.65M

40. The Jolly Boys' Last Stand (2000)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

A bunch of London buddies call themselves the "Jolly Boys," and devote most of their spare time to swilling beer, goofing off, and generally pursuing unambitious good times. But one day, ... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Payne | Stars: Milo Twomey, Andy Serkis, Rebecca Craig, Anton Saunders

Votes: 99

41. Sweety Barrett (1998)

TV-14 | 92 min | Crime, Drama

Sweety Barret is a big man with a gentle nature, who is not exactly known for his brain power. He loses his job with a travelling circus and is stranded in an Irish village, where he gets caught up in a local vendetta.

Director: Stephen Bradley | Stars: Brendan O'Carroll, Brendan Gleeson, Tony Rohr, Andrew Scott

Votes: 165

42. The Pale Horse (1997 TV Movie)

120 min | Mystery

When Mark Easterbrook finds himself in the frame for the murder of a priest, there seems no way to prove his innocence other than solving the mystery himself.

Director: Charles Beeson | Stars: Colin Buchanan, Jayne Ashbourne, Hermione Norris, Leslie Phillips

Votes: 303

43. Stella Does Tricks (1996)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

A young Glaswegian prostitute in London tries to start a new life.

Director: Coky Giedroyc | Stars: Kelly Macdonald, James Bolam, Hans Matheson, Ewan Stewart

Votes: 570 | Gross: $0.00M

44. Topsy-Turvy (1999)

R | 154 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

90 Metascore

Set in the 1880s, the story of how, during a creative dry spell, the partnership of the legendary musical/theatrical writers Gilbert and Sullivan almost dissolves, before they turn it all around and write the Mikado.

Director: Mike Leigh | Stars: Jim Broadbent, Allan Corduner, Dexter Fletcher, Sukie Smith

Votes: 11,027 | Gross: $6.20M

45. Stories of Lost Souls (2005)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Short stories of conquest, desperation and the will to overcome.

Directors: Illeana Douglas, Deborra-Lee Furness, William Garcia, Paul Holmes, Mark Palansky, Col Spector, Toa Stappard, Andrew Upton | Stars: Jason 'Wee Man' Acuña, Naomi Allisstone, William Ash, Nicholas Audsley

Votes: 730

46. Brighton Rock (2010)

R | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

57 Metascore

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

Director: Rowan Joffe | Stars: Sam Riley, Andrea Riseborough, Helen Mirren, John Hurt

Votes: 5,775

47. Royal Deceit (1994)

R | 103 min | Adventure, Drama

An ancient Danish story of evil, power and human spirit, that subsequently inspired William Shakespeare on his tragedy - Hamlet.

Director: Gabriel Axel | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Helen Mirren, Christian Bale, Brian Cox

Votes: 1,862

48. Inkheart (2008)

PG | 106 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

A teenage girl discovers her father has an amazing talent to bring characters out of their books and must try to stop a freed villain from destroying them all, with the help of her father, her aunt, and a storybook's hero.

Director: Iain Softley | Stars: Brendan Fraser, Andy Serkis, Eliza Bennett, Sienna Guillory

Votes: 68,805 | Gross: $17.30M

49. Animals United (2010)

PG | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy