Christian Bale Movies List: Best To Worst

The Dark Knight
PG-13

The Dark Knight

(2008)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bruce Wayne
Director:
Christopher Nolan
Genres:
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Aaron Eckhart, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal
Batman Begins
PG-13

Batman Begins

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bruce Wayne / Batman
Director:
Christopher Nolan
Genres:
Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson
Empire of the Sun
PG

Empire of the Sun

(1987)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim
Director:
Steven Spielberg
Genres:
History, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Ben Stiller, John Malkovich, Miranda Richardson, Nigel Havers
The Dark Knight Rises
PG-13

The Dark Knight Rises

(2012)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bruce Wayne
Director:
Christopher Nolan
Genres:
Action, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gary Oldman, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway
The Prestige
PG-13

The Prestige

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Alfred Borden
Director:
Christopher Nolan
Genres:
Mystery, Sci-Fi, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Piper Perabo
American Psycho
R

American Psycho

(2000)
As:
Cast
Role:
Patrick Bateman
Director:
Mary Harron
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Chloë Sevigny, Josh Lucas, Justin Theroux, Willem Dafoe
The Fighter
R

The Fighter

(2010)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dicky Eklund
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Drama, Sport, Biography
Star Cast:
Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, Melissa Leo, Mickey O'Keefe
3:10 to Yuma
R

3:10 to Yuma

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dan Evans
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Drama, Crime, Adventure, Western
Star Cast:
Logan Lerman, Russell Crowe, Luke Wilson, Ben Foster
The Machinist
R

The Machinist

(2004)
As:
Cast
Role:
Trevor Reznik
Director:
Brad Anderson
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Jennifer Jason Leigh, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, John Sharian, Michael Ironside
The Big Short
R

The Big Short

(2015)
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam McKay
Genres:
Biography, History, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling, Rudy Eisenzopf, Casey Groves, Charlie Talbert
Ford v Ferrari
PG-13

Ford v Ferrari

(2019)
As:
Cast
Role:
Ken Miles
Director:
James Mangold
Genres:
Action, Biography, Drama, Sport
Star Cast:
Matt Damon, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Roberta Sparta
Rescue Dawn
PG-13

Rescue Dawn

(2006)
As:
Cast
Role:
Dieter Dengler
Director:
Werner Herzog
Genres:
Drama, Adventure, Biography, War
Star Cast:
Toby Huss, Zach Grenier, Marshall Bell, Pat Healy
American Hustle
R

American Hustle

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Irving Rosenfeld
Director:
David O. Russell
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper
Equilibrium
R

Equilibrium

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
John Preston
Director:
Kurt Wimmer
Genres:
Thriller, Action, Sci-Fi, Drama
Star Cast:
Taye Diggs, Sean Bean, Dominic Purcell, Christian Kahrmann
Henry V
PG-13

Henry V

(1989)
As:
Cast
Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Genres:
Romance, Biography, History, Action, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jacobi, Brian Blessed
Jin ling shi san chai
R

Jin ling shi san chai

(2011)
As:
Cast
Role:
John Miller
Director:
Yimou Zhang
Genres:
History, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Ni Ni, Xinyi Zhang, Tianyuan Huang, Xiting Han
Little Women
PG

Little Women

(1994)
As:
Cast
Director:
Gillian Armstrong
Genres:
Family, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Kirsten Dunst, Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado
Newsies
PG

Newsies

(1992)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack Kelly
Director:
Kenny Ortega
Genres:
History, Family, Drama, Musical
Star Cast:
Robert Duvall, Gabriel Damon, Max Casella, David Moscow
Out of the Furnace
R

Out of the Furnace

(2013)
As:
Cast
Role:
Russell Baze
Director:
Scott Cooper
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Willem Dafoe, Woody Harrelson, Zoe Saldana, Dendrie Taylor
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R

Backseat

(2018)
As:
Cast
Director:
Adam McKay
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, Steve Carell, Amy Adams, Tyler Perry
All the Little Animals
R

All the Little Animals

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bobby Platt
Director:
Jeremy Thomas
Genres:
Thriller, Adventure, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Hurt, James Faulkner, Daniel Benzali, John O'Toole
Public Enemies
R

Public Enemies

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
Melvin Purvis
Director:
Michael Mann
Genres:
History, Crime, Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Channing Tatum, Marion Cotillard, Christian Stolte
I'm Not There.
R

I'm Not There.

(2007)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jack / Pastor John
Director:
Todd Haynes
Genres:
Music, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
David Cross, Cate Blanchett, Ben Whishaw, Richard Gere
Velvet Goldmine
R

Velvet Goldmine

(1998)
As:
Cast
Role:
Arthur Stuart
Director:
Todd Haynes
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Toni Collette, Eddie Izzard
Harsh Times
R

Harsh Times

(2005)
As:
Cast, Producer
Role:
Jim Luther Davis
Director:
David Ayer
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Crime, Action
Star Cast:
Chaka Forman, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria, Tammy Trull
Swing Kids
PG-13

Swing Kids

(1993)
As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas Berger
Director:
Thomas Carter
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
Robert Sean Leonard, Barbara Hershey, Frank Whaley, Tushka Bergen
The New World
PG-13

The New World

(2005)
As:
Cast
Role:
John Rolfe
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
History, Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Q'orianka Kilcher, August Schellenberg, Colin Farrell, Christopher Plummer
Terminator Salvation
PG-13

Terminator Salvation

(2009)
As:
Cast
Role:
John Connor
Director:
McG
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Adventure, Action, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Helena Bonham Carter, Sam Worthington, Anton Yelchin, Bryce Dallas Howard
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PG-13

Mowgli

(2018)
As:
Cast
Role:
Bagheera
Director:
Andy Serkis
Genres:
Adventure, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Cate Blanchett, Andy Serkis, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris
A Midsummer Night's Dream
PG-13

A Midsummer Night's Dream

(1999)
As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Hoffman
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Stanley Tucci, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett
Mio min Mio
PG

Mio min Mio

(1987)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jum-Jum / Benke
Director:
Vladimir Grammatikov
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Family
Star Cast:
Christopher Lee, Nick Pickard, Timothy Bottoms, Susannah York
Metroland
R

Metroland

(1997)
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris
Director:
Philip Saville
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
John Wood, Emily Watson, Lee Ross, Elsa Zylberstein
Reign of Fire
PG-13

Reign of Fire

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Quinn Abercromby
Director:
Rob Bowman
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Star Cast:
Matthew McConaughey, Gerard Butler, Izabella Scorupco, Scott Moutter
Laurel Canyon
R

Laurel Canyon

(2002)
As:
Cast
Role:
Sam
Director:
Lisa Cholodenko
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Natascha McElhone, Alessandro Nivola, Kate Beckinsale, Frances McDormand
Exodus: Gods and Kings
PG-13

Exodus: Gods and Kings

(2014)
As:
Cast
Role:
Moses
Director:
Ridley Scott
Genres:
Action, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
John Turturro, Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Indira Varma
The Promise
PG-13

The Promise

(2016)
As:
Cast
Role:
Chris Myers
Director:
Terry George
Genres:
Drama, History
Star Cast:
Oscar Isaac, Charlotte Le Bon, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Shohreh Aghdashloo
The Portrait of a Lady
PG-13

The Portrait of a Lady

(1996)
As:
Cast
Director:
Jane Campion
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey
Captain Corelli's Mandolin
R

Captain Corelli's Mandolin

(2001)
As:
Cast
Role:
Mandras
Director:
John Madden
Genres:
Music, War, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Nicolas Cage, John Hurt, Penélope Cruz, Irene Papas
Shaft
R

Shaft

(2000)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jr. Walter Wade
Director:
John Singleton
Genres:
Action, Crime, Thriller
Star Cast:
Mekhi Phifer, Samuel L. Jackson, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright
The Secret Agent
R

The Secret Agent

(1996)
As:
Cast
Role:
Stevie
Director:
Christopher Hampton
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Gérard Depardieu, Jim Broadbent, Bob Hoskins, Robin Williams
Prince of Jutland
R

Prince of Jutland

(1994)
As:
Cast
Role:
Amled
Director:
Gabriel Axel
Genres:
Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Helen Mirren, Brian Cox, Kate Beckinsale, Gabriel Byrne
Knight of Cups
R

Knight of Cups

(2015)
As:
Cast
Role:
Rick
Director:
Terrence Malick
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Antonio Banderas, Cate Blanchett, Natalie Portman, Brian Dennehy
Hostiles

Hostiles

(2017)
As:
Cast
Role:
Captain Joseph J. Blocker
Director:
Scott Cooper
Genres:
Adventure, Western, Drama
Star Cast:
Rosamund Pike, Ben Foster, Peter Mullan, Jesse Plemons

TV Movie(s)

Treasure Island

Treasure Island

(1990)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jim Hawkins
Director:
Fraser C. Heston
Genres:
Action, Adventure, Crime
Star Cast:
Oliver Reed, Christopher Lee, Charlton Heston, Richard Johnson
Mary, Mother of Jesus
PG-13

Mary, Mother of Jesus

(1999)
As:
Cast
Role:
Jesus of Nazareth
Director:
Kevin Connor
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Pernilla August, David Threlfall, Melinda Kinnaman, Simone Bendix
Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

Anastasia: The Mystery of Anna

(1986)
As:
Cast
Director:
Marvin J. Chomsky
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Biography
Star Cast:
Olivia de Havilland, Amy Irving, Susan Lucci, Rex Harrison
A Murder of Quality

A Murder of Quality

(1991)
As:
Cast
Director:
Gavin Millar
Genres:
Mystery
Star Cast:
Joss Ackland, Denholm Elliott, Billie Whitelaw, Ronald Pickup

Animation(s)

The Dreamstone

The Dreamstone (1990)

As:
Cast
Director:
Phil Robinson, Martin Gates
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Family, Animation
Star Cast:
Gary Martin, Melvyn Hayes, Jacqueline Clarke, Nancy Hendry
Hauru no ugoku shiro
TV-PG

Hauru no ugoku shiro (2004)

As:
Cast
Director:
Hayao Miyazaki
Genres:
Fantasy, Family, Animation, Adventure
Star Cast:
Jean Simmons, Josh Hutcherson, Lauren Bacall, Chieko Baishô
Pocahontas
G

Pocahontas (1995)

As:
Cast
Role:
Thomas
Director:
Mike Gabriel, Eric Goldberg
Genres:
Adventure, Musical, Animation, Romance, Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Billy Connolly, Joe Baker, Irene Bedard, James Apaumut Fall

TV Shows and Videos

Batman Begins
T

Batman Begins (2005)

As:
Cast
Role:
Batman / Bruce Wayne
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure, Thriller, Action, Crime
Star Cast:
Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson, Katie Holmes
Heart of the Country

Heart of the Country (1987)

As:
Cast
Role:
Ben Harris
Director:
Brian Farnham
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Buck, Rosalind Bennett, Susan Penhaligon, Sophie Cook