Daniel Day-Lewis Movies List: Ranked Best To Worst

Gandhi
PG

Gandhi

(1982)
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As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Attenborough
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Kingsley, Candice Bergen, John Gielgud, Trevor Howard, Edward Fox
Plot:

Based on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, the movie begins in South Africa when a young Gandhi is thrown out of the train for travelling in the first class compartment despite having tickets for it. He begins a nonviolent protest campaign and later uses it in India’s fight for independence. 

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There Will Be Blood
R

There Will Be Blood

(2007)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Daniel Plainview
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Martin Stringer, Matthew Braden Stringer, Jacob Stringer, Joseph Mussey
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In the Name of the Father
R

In the Name of the Father

(1993)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Gerry Conlon
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Alison Crosbie, Philip King, Nye Heron
Plot:

This biographical film depicts the story of Gerry Conlon who, along with his father and relatives, was wrongly convicted of orchestrating the 1974 Guildford pub bombings. After meeting the real perpetrator of the crime, he learns that the police suppressed information to cover their blunder and begins a campaign with solicitor Gareth Peirce to clear his family's name.

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My Left Foot
R

My Left Foot

(1989)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Christy Brown
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Cyril Cusack, Brenda Fricker, Alison Whelan, Kirsten Sheridan
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The Last of the Mohicans
R

The Last of the Mohicans

(1992)
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As:
Cast
Role:
Hawkeye (Nathaniel Poe)
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
War, Action, Romance, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jared Harris, Madeleine Stowe, Jodhi May, Russell Means
Plot:

This epic historical drama is set in 1757 during the French and Indian War and follows the life of a British Army Major after he moves to New York state to serve under a new colonel. The film was a success at the box office when it released.

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Phantom Thread
R

Phantom Thread

(2017)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Reynolds Woodcock
Director:
Paul Thomas Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Lesley Manville, Vicky Krieps, Julie Vollono, Sue Clark
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0
Sunday Bloody Sunday
R

Sunday Bloody Sunday

(1971)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
John Schlesinger
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Peggy Ashcroft, Peter Finch, Tony Britton, Glenda Jackson
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0
The Bounty
PG

The Bounty

(1984)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
John Fryer
Director:
Roger Donaldson
Genres:
Romance, Drama, History, Adventure, Action
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Mel Gibson, Laurence Olivier, Edward Fox, Daniel Day-Lewis
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0
Gangs of New York
R

Gangs of New York

(2002)
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1
As:
Cast
Role:
Bill 'The Butcher' Cutting
Director:
Martin Scorsese
Genres:
Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Leonardo DiCaprio, Liam Neeson, Cameron Diaz, Jim Broadbent
Plot:

Set in the New York slums in 1863, the movie Gangs of New York explores a violent Catholic-Protestant feud and an Irish immigrant protest that take place simultaneously. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards.

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Lincoln
PG-13

Lincoln

(2012)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Abraham Lincoln
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Genres:
Biography, History, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Sally Field, David Strathairn, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, James Spader
Plot:

Steven Spielberg's Lincoln takes you back in time to watch the making of a historic moment as the US President gets the House of Representatives to pass the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution which abolished slavery.

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A Room with a View

A Room with a View

(1985)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
James Ivory
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Helena Bonham Carter, Maggie Smith, Simon Callow, Denholm Elliott, Julian Sands
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0
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
R

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

(1988)
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1
As:
Cast
Role:
Tomas
Director:
Philip Kaufman
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Juliette Binoche, Lena Olin, Derek de Lint, Erland Josephson
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The Age of Innocence
PG

The Age of Innocence

(1993)
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1
As:
Cast
Role:
Newland Archer
Director:
Martin Scorsese
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Winona Ryder, Michelle Pfeiffer, Joanne Woodward, Linda Faye Farkas
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1
The Boxer
R

The Boxer

(1997)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Danny Flynn
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Romance
Star Cast:
Emily Watson, Daragh Donnelly, Frank Coughlan, Sean Kearns
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0
My Beautiful Laundrette
R

My Beautiful Laundrette

(1985)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Johnny (as Daniel Day Lewis)
Director:
Stephen Frears
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Persis Khambatta, Richard Graham, Winston Graham, Dudley Thomas
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The Crucible
PG-13

The Crucible

(1996)
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1
As:
Cast
Role:
John Proctor
Director:
Nicholas Hytner
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Winona Ryder, Joan Allen, Paul Scofield, Bruce Davison
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1
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
R

The Ballad of Jack and Rose

(2005)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Slavin
Director:
Rebecca Miller
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Catherine Keener, Jena Malone, Camilla Belle, Susanna Thompson
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0
Nine
PG-13

Nine

(2009)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Guido Contini
Director:
Rob Marshall
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Marion Cotillard, Sandro Dori, Nicole Kidman, Penélope Cruz
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0
Nanou

Nanou

(1986)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Conny Templeman
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Imogen Stubbs, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Christophe Lindon, Valentine Pelka
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0
Eversmile, New Jersey
PG

Eversmile, New Jersey

(1989)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Dr. Fergus O'Connell
Director:
Carlos Sorin
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Mirjana Jokovic, Gabriela Acher, Julio De Grazia, Ignacio Quirós
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0
Abby Singer

Abby Singer

(2003)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Ryan R. Williams
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Robert Redford, Ryan R. Williams, Gloria Smith, Clint J. Palmer
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0
Stars and Bars
R

Stars and Bars

(1988)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Henderson Dores (as Daniel Day Lewis)
Director:
Pat O'Connor
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Laurie Metcalf, Joan Cusack, Harry Dean Stanton, David Strathairn
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TV Movie(s)

Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse

Thank You, P.G. Wodehouse

(1981)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Psmith
Director:
Brian Morgan
Star Cast:
Ballard Berkeley, Michael Aldridge, Jonathan Cecil, James Bree
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0
Artemis 81

Artemis 81

(1981)
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0
As:
Cast
Director:
Alastair Reid
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Dan O'Herlihy, Anthony Steel, Hywel Bennett, Dinah Stabb
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0
The Orange British Academy Film Awards

The Orange British Academy Film Awards

(2003)
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0
As:
Cast
Role:
Himself - Winner
Director:
Geraldine Dowd
Genres:
Family
Star Cast:
Stephen Fry, Pedro Almodóvar, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones
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0

TV Shows and Videos

BBC Play of the Month

BBC Play of the Month (1965)

As:
Cast
Director:
Cedric Messina, Rudolph Cartier, John Gorrie, Waris Hussein, Alan Cooke
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Charles Gray, Eric Porter, Lally Bowers, John Gielgud
Shoestring

Shoestring (1979)

As:
Cast
Director:
Martin Campbell
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Medwin, Doran Godwin, Phyllis Logan, Trevor Eve
My Brother Jonathan

My Brother Jonathan (1985)

As:
Cast
Role:
Jonathan Dakers (5 episodes, 1985)
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Catherine Schell, Barbara Kellerman, Caroline Bliss, Helen Ryan
BBC2 Playhouse

BBC2 Playhouse (1973)

As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Amiel, Michael Darlow, Michael Simpson, Don Taylor, Cedric Messina
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Ian McKellen, Liam Neeson, Clive Swift, Gawn Grainger, Denholm Elliott
Screen Two

Screen Two (1985)

As:
Cast
Director:
Tristram Powell, Christopher Morahan, Udayan Prasad, Michael Whyte, Jim Goddard
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Anthony Hopkins, Billy Connolly, Geoffrey Chater, Roger Brierley, Bernard Hill

Daniel Day-Lewis Awards

Academy Awards
Lincoln Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2013
There Will Be Blood Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2008
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Best Actor in a Leading Role 1990
Golden Globe Awards
Lincoln Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2013
There Will Be Blood Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 2008
BAFTA Awards
Lincoln Best Leading Actor 2013
There Will Be Blood Best Leading Actor 2008
Gangs of New York Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role 2003
My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown Best Actor 1990