The best Ralph Fiennes films according to Rotten Tomatoes
Actors and their performances are essential components of successful films. An actor’s filmography is like the most impressive portfolio there is. When audiences truly connect with an actor or a specific performance, they are automatically drawn to their other projects, old and new. With that in mind, there are many things to consider when choosing your next watch. Placating the critics isn’t always the goal of a film, but recognizing an outstanding film is something that a Rotten tomatoes Score can really reflect.
Rotten Tomatoes is one of the largest companies in the film industry. Many people look to the tomatometer to influence their opinion of whether the film is worth a watch or not. Ralph Fiennes is an actor who has been in the game for a long time, and he has the credits to back his successful career. Let’s take a closer look at the top Fiennes films based on their Rotten Tomatoes score.
12 A bigger splash – 89%
A bigger splash is a 2015 crime drama starring the one and only Fiennes as Harry Hawkes and Tilda Swinton as Marianna Lane. In this film, a rock star’s vacation with her boyfriend is interrupted by the arrival of her ex and his daughter Penelope, played by Dakota Johnson. Fiennes is at the heart of this dramatic film, and with this stunning cast, there’s no question why he has an 89% on Rotten Tomatoes.
11 The LEGO Batman Movie – 90%
Nobody could have guessed that 2017 could bring us the masterpiece The LEGO Batman Movie. In this animated family film, Batman, voiced by Will Arnett, must join forces with others to stop the Joker from taking over the city. Fiennes voices Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s butler. The LEGO Batman Movie has a whopping 90% on the tomatometer.
10 The Grand Budapest Hotel — 92%
Next on the list is The Grand Hotel Budapest, a comedy-drama that came out in 2014. Here we see another creative collaboration between Fiennes and Swinton, but with a little more wit and charm. With 92% on Rotten Tomatoes, The Grand Hotel Budapest takes place in a ski resort in the 1930s. Fiennes plays Gustave, the hotel’s concierge. Things get interesting for the hotel clerk when he receives a gift from the prime murder suspect.
9 Skyfall — 92%
What’s a list of the top rated films by an actor without a Bond film? Daniel Craig’s James Bond stars in the 2012 action film skyfall. skyfall is full of everything you could love about a James Bond film: action, adventure and of course some love along the way. With a score of 92% on the Tomatometer, Fiennes competes as Gareth Mallory.
8th Coriolan — 92%
2011 coriolan is a war drama based on the Shakespearean tragedy of the same name. Fiennes plays Coriolanus and the film has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Also included in the cast are Gerard Butler, Vanessa Redgrave, Jessica Chastain and Paul Jesson. If you are a fan of historical war dramas, coriolan to you.
7 Page Eight – 93%
Fiennes plays Alec Beasley in the 2011 thriller drama page eight. Other notable names in this cast include Bill Nighy as Johny, Rachel Weisz as Nancy, Michael Gambon as Benedict, and Felicity Jones as Julianne. The film follows the mystery behind the death of an MI5 officer’s best friend and how it unravels the lives of everyone involved in the organisation. This film has a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.
6 Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Hare – 95%
Did you know that Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Hare got 95% on Rotten Tomatoes? 95%! This film is an expansion of the character universe of the popular short films. In this film, Wallace and his dog Gromit start a pest control business where they are hired to take care of a giant rabbit that is threatening the health of some crops. In the film, Fiennes voices Victor Quartermaine, the film’s main antagonist.
5 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 – 96%
One of Fiennes’ most notable roles of his entire career is one you might not immediately recognize him in. Fiennes plays the chilling villain in the Harry Potter Franchise, Lord Voldemort/Tom Riddle. The film in the franchise that ranked highest on Rotten Tomatoes is the final film: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, with 96%. The film is the final battle between Harry and Voldemort’s army. The film concludes a compelling story that has been built up over the last 10 years and has brought tears to the eyes of all lovers of the franchise.
4 The Injured Locker — 97%
The injured locker came out in 2008. The war action film has a 97% Rotten Tomatoes rating and an Oscar for Best Picture. The film has an absolutely stacked cast with Jeremy Renner as Sgt. First Class William James, Anthony Mackie as Sgt. JT Sanborn, Fiennes himself as Contractor Team Leader and Evangeline Lilly as Connie James.
3 Quiz Show — 97%
How about we take it back to the 90’s a little bit. quiz show is a historical mystery drama that was released in 1994. The film follows the controversy surrounding the game show Twenty One and claims that the show is rigged, and picks its winners. Fiennes plays Charles Van Doren in the 97% rated film.
2 Kubo and the Two Strings — 97%
If we want to talk about movies that fall under the radar but deserve the spotlight, we present you with the stop motion animated film Kubo and the two strings. This film scores an impressive 97% on the tomatometer, and for good reason. Fiennes voices Raiden the Moon King, the film’s antagonist. In the film, a young Kubo summons a spirit that will turn his world upside down and he is forced to fight god and monster alike to save the people he loves. Also included in this cast are Art Parkinson, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Rooney Mara and Mary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.
1 Schindler’s List — 98%
No wonder it tops the list Schindlers List, with a 98% on Rotten Tomatoes. This all-time classic stars both Liam Neeson and Fiennes in one of the most heartbreaking and heartbreaking movies out there. The film is set during the heyday of Nazi Germany. Oskar Schindler (Neeson) is a business owner who has his workers protected from destruction to keep his business running. In the end, he saves countless innocent lives.