I did My Top Ten David Bowie Songs last Thursday so this week I figured I better do My Top Ten Alan Rickman Movies. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of the Harry Potter films (I far preferred the books) but Snape was a great character & Rickman was perfect in that role. As always with these actor Top Tens, though, I’m ranking these according to how much I like the film. Maybe someday I’ll do these based on the actors’ specific roles.
R.I.P. Alan Rickman (1946 – 2016)
Here are My Top Ten Alan Rickman Movies counting down to my favorite (I’ve seen exactly ten of his films! But I’ve counted the Harry Potters as one):
9. Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves
7. The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy
3. Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street
**This is a quick note to thank Luke of Oracle Of Film for once again running Fantasy Acting League, in which bloggers choose three actors & three actresses for the year and then earn points according to their starring roles and what star ratings are given to their movies by Empire magazine. You can see all of this year’s teams in Luke’s post HERE. I had a lot of fun with it last year (and came in at a very close second place!) so am looking forward to seeing how my team does this year. 🙂
I still can’t believe he’s gone. He had so many great movies, Snape and Hans Gruber were my favourite characters that he played.
I know – very sad. I suppose those are the two characters I first thought of too. 🙂
I liked his versatility as an actor and his voice.
Definitely. A great voice! 🙂 What a sad loss.
I totally agree with u that the HP books are better than the movies. Yay for Die Hard reaching #1. Hans Gruber is one of the best villains EVER!!!
I really couldn’t get into the Harry Potter films much at all. Have yet to even watch the very last one…
Ive watched them but very few come anywhere close to the magic of the books… and not that close 😉
I’m so glad you put Die Hard first. Sense and Sensibility was second too which was another great role. Something tells me you’ll ace my Alan Rickman tribute quiz. I hope you like my Bowie pieces too, and your daughter has started listening to his music again too.
I love Sense & Sensibility! It’s not normally my type of thing. I thought I’d be the only one to have it so high on a list but a lot of others have mentioned it. 🙂
It’s nice to see 🙂
That’s a good list and I’m so glad you included his character from Dogma!!! I always think of him in that film! – “the girl in the PJs!”
And of course, Hans Gruber had to be no.1.
A nice tribute Miss Mutant! I’ll miss his voice a lot. RIP.
I loved the Harry Potter books soooo much that I never bothered with the movies. I was worried they might change my perception of the characters so just didn’t watch them.
Since they’ve been showing on TV I have seen Philosopher’s Stone, Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hallows (the final one) and must say I was pretty impressed with the way they were made. But nothing beats the books!! Most people love the films so was just surprised to see you’d written that, pleased though 🙂 haha!
Thanks, Emma! I could really do with watching Dogma again – it’s been years. Yeah, I’d have to say they did do a good job with the Harry Potter films but the books were just SO good. I think I felt like you did – I didn’t want the movies ruining the books for me. I mean, the book is better 90% of the time but I find that I rarely love a movie if I read & loved the book first. But the Harry Potter films didn’t ruin the books, at least – they’re decent enough adaptations. I’m just a bit old for the whole Harry Potter thing, I think! 😉
Yeah definitely decent adaptations, I like the way they kept it British and the heart of the story was still evident. It pissed me off Daniel Radcliffe had blue eyes though. I mean….how much of a big deal do they make about his GREEN eyes in the book?! Anyway 🙂
The books were a big deal for me lol, I LOOOOOOOVED them. Still do but don’t read them as much anymore, like you say getting a bit old haha. But I could pick up books 4 – 7 any time and still have fun 🙂
Dogma!! That’s a great film. I’m not a huuuuge Kevin Smith fan but I love Dogma, Clerks and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back 🙂
Hehe. That sort of thing annoys me too. I mean, ever heard of colored contacts, people?!?! Lol. Yeah – Kevin Smith has had some dodgy films but the one I probably like most is Chasing Amy. 🙂
I’m still so bummed he’s no longer with us. He was such a legend. I haven’t seen Sense and Sensibility but he’s great in the rest of these.
Oh – I most definitely recommend Sense & Sensibility! It’s so NOT my type of movie normally but I really loved that one. 🙂
Great post. Your top ten Alan Rickman movies are his top best film performances. Whatever people say I still regard his performance in Robin Hood as the most extravagant of all.
Yeah, Robin Hood is the one for me too of his roles. But then again, it was the first film I saw him in.
I should really re-watch that as so many have mentioned it. I just didn’t like the movie itself, although Rickman was good. 😉
Thanks! 🙂 I could do with watching Robin Hood again as I barely remember it now. The song was just SO annoying… 😉
Great list! I think my personal favorite is Sense and Sensibility. I rewatched it last week, and he is so good in that film. Can’t believe it took Marianne so long to see how awesome he was! 😉
Thanks! I’m glad to see that so many people seem to agree with Sense & Sensibility being so high. I love that one. I feel like re-watching it now. 🙂
I still have to come across a villain with so much Panache as portrayed by him in Die Hard. This man is a legend. Alive in our hearts forever.
Agreed – he’s a fantastic villain in Die Hard! A sad loss.
Nice call on Hans – though for me, the Sheriff would be a close 2nd!
Yeah – I suppose the order would be slightly different if I did it according to the individual roles. But I’d actually have to re-watch Robin Hood (I didn’t love the film itself!). 😉
Are these ones rated by the movie or his performance? Because Robin Hood might not be the best movie, but it is up there with one of the greatest Alan Rickman performances out there. Absolutely perfect.
Also, I am expecting a victory this year. You came so close!!! 😉
Rated by movie – I’d have to actually rewatch some of these to decide on order by performance and, although he was good from what I remember, I would rather not rewatch Robin Hood. Mainly because it would put that damn song in my head! 😉
My ranking would be VERY similar. I’d flip Sweeney Todd for Galaxy Quest becasue I adore that sci-fi spoof. “By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged.” Ha ha. Then I’d move Love Actually to #4 because when he gives his wife that CD for Christmas, it’s so heartbreaking. Emma Thompson was a big part of that too.
The rest I’d keep exactly the way it is. Well done!! Great post.
Thanks! Yeah – I know a lot of people love Galaxy Quest. I do like that one. 🙂 And I know what you mean about Love Actually – that part pisses me off so much. What a dick! Lol. Which means he was good in that role, I guess. 😉
Sense and Sensibility was fantastic! Great choices.
Thanks! 🙂 Happy to see all the love for Sense & Sensibility. I love that movie!
Not the exact order I’d put them in, but at the same time not much I disagree with. Which doesn’t make sense, but dammit, all Alan Rickman films are #1!
Lol. It makes sense! Sort of. 😉 I do really love the top three much more than the rest of the list.
The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, Galaxy Quest and all the movies in the Harry Potter galaxy. Plus I’m thinking Alan Rickman should have played Jar Jar. (in a galaxy far far away) but of course my top (and yours) Die Hard… in a universe of Alan Rickman films it is of galactic importance. (I’ve had way too much coffee)
Lol. Caffeine! I love caffeine!!! 😉 Oh yes, Jar Jar might have been far less hateful if done by Alan Rickman. I like that idea! I was actually really disappointed with the Hitchhiker’s film, though. I adore that book so much and the movie was just odd. I don’t know – maybe I should give it another chance sometime. I just love the BBC version in all its low budget glory. 🙂
No the book is a thousand trillion times better. I actually liked the old TV show better too (a lot better actually) but the best thing about that movie was Alan Rickman. Someone should go a dubbed Alan Rickman lines into The Phantom Menace scenes with Jar Jar. I’d do it but sometimes I wish I weren’t so lazy. Or I wish there were something I could drink that would… oh yeah.
Oh yeah…. Do it! It MAY get me to watch The Phantom Menace again. Maybe. If I must. 😉
What? No Quigley Down Under? Mighty good list.
Thanks! Lol – I’d not even heard of it. Had to look it up! 😉
Great performance. Your list is still wonderful.
I love that you’ve got Dogma on here. The Metatron is my favourite of his roles.
I really liked Dogma but, like a lot of stuff, it’s not one I’ve watched again since it came out. I could really do with re-watching that one!
He was in so many amazing movies! Such a great list.
Thanks, Anna! I especially love my top three – those are definite favorites of mine. 🙂
Such a great actor! I’m especially fond of Galaxy Quest, Robin Hood, S & S, and of course Die Hard. He was also excellent in Something the Lord Made as a heart surgeon. He will be missed.
Agreed. It’s a huge loss. Hmm… I’ve not heard of Something The Lord Made, though. Sounds interesting! 🙂
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Every single one of those is great. I might change the order. I would probably add three though, so I would have to figure out what to leave out. Bottle Shock, Quigly Down Under, and An Awfully Big Adventure.
Thanks! Hmm… I’ve not seen those three so maybe I should?! 🙂
His part in Bottle Shock is not a huge part but he is largely placed on the cover. Maybe because his was the most well known name? But it is still a good movie.
I must admit I’d not heard of it at all so had to look it up. It does sound interesting! 🙂