Best Daniel Day-Lewis movies

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Best Daniel Day-Lewis movies
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TOP 20:
Nine
Nine
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Guido Contini
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Release: 2009
Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jane Fonda movies?

TOP 19:
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
The Ballad of Jack and Rose
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Jack Slavin
Genre: Drama
Release: 2005
Jack Slavin is an environmentalist with a heart condition who lives with his daughter, Rose, on an isolated island. While Jack fights against developers who wish to build in the area, he also craves more contact with other people. When he invites his girlfriend, Kathleen, and her sons, Rodney and Thaddius, to move in, Rose is upset. The complicated family dynamics makes things difficult for everyone in the house.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Susanna Thompson movies?


TOP 18:
The Crucible
The Crucible
Daniel Day-Lewis as: John Proctor
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1996
Based upon the play "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller (who wrote the screen adaptation), the Salem witch trials in 1692 plunge the Massachusetts Bay colony into chaos.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Bruce Davison movies?

TOP 17:
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Sunday Bloody Sunday
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Youth vandalizing car
Genre: Drama
Release: 1971
Recently divorced career woman Alex Greville begins a romantic relationship with glamorous mod artist Bob Elkin, fully aware that he's also intimately involved with middle-aged doctor Daniel Hirsh. For both Alex and Daniel, the younger man represents a break with their repressive pasts, and though both know that Bob is seeing both of them, neither is willing to let go of the youth and vitality he brings to their otherwise stable lives.

TOP 16:
The Bounty
The Bounty
Daniel Day-Lewis as: John Fryer
Genre: Action, Drama, History
Release: 1984
The familiar story of Lieutenant Bligh, whose cruelty leads to a mutiny on his ship. This version follows both the efforts of Fletcher Christian to get his men beyond the reach of British retribution, and the epic voyage of Lieutenant Bligh to get his loyalists safely to East Timor in a tiny lifeboat.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Clark Gable movies?


TOP 15:

My Beautiful Laundrette

My Beautiful Laundrette
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Johnny Burfoot
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 1985
A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.

TOP 14:

The Boxer

The Boxer
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Danny Flynn
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1997
Nineteen-year-old Danny Flynn is imprisoned for his involvement with the I.R.A. in Belfast. He leaves behind his family and his sixteen-year-old girlfriend, Maggie Hamill. Fourteen years later, Danny is released from prison and returns to his old working class neighborhood to resume his life as a boxer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Brian Cox movies?

TOP 13:

Lincoln

Lincoln
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Abraham Lincoln
Genre: History, Drama
Release: 2012
The revealing story of the 16th US President's tumultuous final months in office. In a nation divided by war and the strong winds of change, Lincoln pursues a course of action designed to end the war, unite the country and abolish slavery. With the moral courage and fierce determination to succeed, his choices during this critical moment will change the fate of generations to come.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Elizabeth Marvel movies?


TOP 12:

The Age of Innocence

The Age of Innocence
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Newland Archer
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1993
Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Thomas Gibson movies?

TOP 11:

A Room with a View

A Room with a View
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Cecil Vyse
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 1985
When Lucy Honeychurch and chaperon Charlotte Bartlett find themselves in Florence with rooms without views, fellow guests Mr Emerson and son George step in to remedy the situation. Meeting the Emersons could change Lucy's life forever but, once back in England, how will her experiences in Tuscany affect her marriage plans?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Simon Callow movies?

TOP 10:

And the Oscar Goes To...

And the Oscar Goes To...
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2014
The story of the gold-plated statuette that became the film industry's most coveted prize, AND THE OSCAR GOES TO... traces the history of the Academy itself, which began in 1927 when Louis B. Mayer, then head of MGM, led other prominent members of the industry in forming this professional honorary organization. Two years later the Academy began bestowing awards, which were nicknamed "Oscar," and quickly came to represent the pinnacle of cinematic achievement.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Anjelica Huston movies?


TOP 9:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Tomas
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Release: 1988
Successful surgeon Tomas leaves Prague for an operation, meets a young photographer named Tereza, and brings her back with him. Tereza is surprised to learn that Tomas is already having an affair with the bohemian Sabina, but when the Soviet invasion occurs, all three flee to Switzerland. Sabina begins an affair, Tom continues womanizing, and Tereza, disgusted, returns to Czechoslovakia. Realizing his mistake, Tomas decides to chase after her.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Juliette Binoche movies?

TOP 8:

Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York
Daniel Day-Lewis as: William "Bill the Butcher" Cutting
Genre: Drama, History, Crime
Release: 2002
It's 1863. America was born in the streets. Amsterdam Vallon returns to the Five Points of America to seek vengeance against the psychotic gangland kingpin, Bill the Butcher, who murdered his father years earlier. With an eager pickpocket by his side and a whole new army, Vallon fights his way to seek vengeance on the Butcher and restore peace in the area.

TOP 7:

Phantom Thread

Phantom Thread
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Reynolds Woodcock
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2017
Renowned British dressmaker Reynolds Woodcock comes across Alma, a young, strong-willed woman, who soon becomes a fixture in his life as his muse and lover.

TOP 6:

The Last of the Mohicans

The Last of the Mohicans
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Hawkeye/Nathaniel Poe
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
Release: 1992
As the British and French soldiers battle for control of the American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are reluctantly saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.


TOP 5:

Spielberg

Spielberg
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Self
Genre: Documentary, TV Movie
Release: 2017
A documentary on the life and career of one of the most influential film directors of all time, Steven Spielberg.

TOP 4:

Gandhi

Gandhi
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Colin
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 1982
In the early years of the 20th century, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a British-trained lawyer, forsakes all worldly possessions to take up the cause of Indian independence. Faced with armed resistance from the British government, Gandhi adopts a policy of 'passive resistance', endeavouring to win freedom for his people without resorting to bloodshed.

TOP 3:

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown

My Left Foot: The Story of Christy Brown
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Christy Brown
Genre: Drama
Release: 1989
In this true story told through flashbacks, Christy Brown is born with crippling cerebral palsy into a poor, working-class Irish family. Able only to control movement in his left foot and to speak in guttural sounds, he is mistakenly believed to have a intellectual disability for the first ten years of his life.

TOP 2:

In the Name of the Father

In the Name of the Father
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Gerry Conlon
Genre: Drama
Release: 1993
A small time thief from Belfast, Gerry Conlon, is falsely implicated in the IRA bombing of a pub that kills several people while he is in London. He and his four friends are coerced by British police into confessing their guilt. Gerry's father and other relatives in London are also implicated in the crime. He spends fifteen years in prison with his father trying to prove his innocence.

TOP 1:

There Will Be Blood

There Will Be Blood
Daniel Day-Lewis as: Daniel Plainview
Genre: Drama
Release: 2007
Ruthless silver miner, turned oil prospector, Daniel Plainview, moves to oil-rich California. Using his son to project a trustworthy, family-man image, Plainview cons local landowners into selling him their valuable properties for a pittance. However, local preacher Eli Sunday suspects Plainview's motives and intentions, starting a slow-burning feud that threatens both their lives.



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