Best Paul Giamatti movies

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Best Paul Giamatti movies
We present our ranking of the best Paul Giamatti movies. Do you love cinema? Or are you looking for a movie of your favorite actor to watch tonight? Surely you have some to see or that you did not know yet about Paul Giamatti.

TOP 25:
Mighty Aphrodite
Mighty Aphrodite
Paul Giamatti as: Extras Guild Researcher
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Release: 1995
When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy's biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max's mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute and porn star, Lenny is determined to reform her immoral lifestyle. A Greek chorus chimes in to relate the plot to Greek mythology in this quirky comedy.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best F. Murray Abraham movies?

TOP 24:
Cradle Will Rock
Cradle Will Rock
Paul Giamatti as: Carlo
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
A true story of politics and art in the 1930s USA, centered around a leftist musical drama and attempts to stop its production.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sarah Hyland movies?


TOP 23:
Private Life
Private Life
Paul Giamatti as: Richard Grimes
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2018
Richard and Rachel, a couple in the throes of infertility, try to maintain their marriage as they descend deeper and deeper into the insular world of assisted reproduction and domestic adoption.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kathryn Hahn movies?

TOP 22:
Win Win
Win Win
Paul Giamatti as: Mike Flaherty
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release: 2011
When down-on-his-luck part-time high school wrestling coach Mike agrees to become legal guardian to an elderly man, his ward's troubled grandson turns out to be a star grappler, sparking dreams of a big win -- until the boy's mother retrieves him.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Melanie Lynskey movies?

TOP 21:
If These Walls Could Talk 2
If These Walls Could Talk 2
Paul Giamatti as: Ted Hedley
Genre: Romance, Drama
Release: 2000
The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, in 2000, Kal and Fran try to have a baby with the help of sperm donor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Elizabeth Perkins movies?


TOP 20:
The Negotiator
The Negotiator
Paul Giamatti as: Rudy
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1998
The police try to arrest expert hostage negotiator Danny Roman, who insists he's being framed for his partner's murder in what he believes is an elaborate conspiracy. Thinking there's evidence in the Internal Affairs offices that might clear him, he takes everyone in the office hostage and demands that another well-known negotiator be brought in to handle the situation and secretly investigate the conspiracy.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dean Norris movies?

TOP 19:
April and the Extraordinary World
April and the Extraordinary World
Original Title: Avril et le monde truqu茅
Paul Giamatti as: Pizoni (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Comedy, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Thriller
Release: 2015
France asleep in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon VI, where scientists vanish mysteriously, a girl, Avril, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Carlos Alazraqui movies?

TOP 18:
Sideways
Sideways
Paul Giamatti as: Miles
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2004
Two middle-aged men embark on a spiritual journey through Californian wine country. One is an unpublished novelist suffering from depression, and the other is only days away from walking down the aisle.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sandra Oh movies?


TOP 17:
Too Big to Fail
Too Big to Fail
Paul Giamatti as: Ben Bernanke
Genre: Drama, TV Movie
Release: 2011
An intimate look at the epochal financial crisis of 2008 and the powerful men and women who decided the fate of the world's economy in a matter of a few weeks.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Edward Asner movies?

TOP 16:
White Fang
White Fang
Original Title: Croc-Blanc
Paul Giamatti as: Beauty Smith
Genre: Animation, Family
Release: 2018
A loyal wolfdog鈥檚 curiosity leads him on the adventure of a lifetime while serving a series of three distinctly different masters.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best James Remar movies?

TOP 15:

American Splendor

American Splendor
Paul Giamatti as: Harvey Pekar
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2003
An original mix of fiction and reality illuminates the life of comic book hero everyman Harvey Pekar.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Hope Davis movies?


TOP 14:

Love & Mercy

Love & Mercy
Paul Giamatti as: Dr. Eugene Landy
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2015
In the late 1960s, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson stops touring, produces "Pet Sounds" and begins to lose his grip on reality. By the 1980s, Wilson, under the sway of a controlling therapist, finds a savior in Melinda Ledbetter.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best John Cusack movies?

TOP 13:

Man on the Moon

Man on the Moon
Paul Giamatti as: Bob Zmuda
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Release: 1999
The story of the life and career of eccentric avant-garde comedian, Andy Kaufman.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Patton Oswalt movies?

TOP 12:

Barney's Version

Barney's Version
Paul Giamatti as: Barney Panofsky
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2010
The picaresque and touching story of the politically incorrect, fully lived life of the impulsive, irascible and fearlessly blunt Barney Panofsky.

TOP 11:

The Illusionist

The Illusionist
Paul Giamatti as: Inspector Uhl
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Thriller, Romance
Release: 2006
With his eye on a lovely aristocrat, a gifted illusionist named Eisenheim uses his powers to win her away from her betrothed, a crown prince. But Eisenheim's scheme creates tumult within the monarchy and ignites the suspicion of a dogged inspector.


TOP 10:

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks
Paul Giamatti as: Ralph
Genre: Comedy, Drama, History
Release: 2013
Author P.L. Travers travels from London to Hollywood as Walt Disney Pictures adapts her novel Mary Poppins for the big screen.

TOP 9:

Deconstructing Harry

Deconstructing Harry
Paul Giamatti as: Professor Abbott
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1997
This film tells the story of a successful writer called Harry Block, played by Allen himself, who draws inspiration from people he knows in real-life, and from events that happened to him, sometimes causing these people to become alienated from him as a result.

TOP 8:

Cinderella Man

Cinderella Man
Paul Giamatti as: Joe Gould
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Release: 2005
The true story of boxer Jim Braddock who, in the 1920鈥檚 following his retirement, makes a surprise comeback in order to get him and his family out of a socially poor state.

TOP 7:

Donnie Brasco

Donnie Brasco
Paul Giamatti as: FBI Technician
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.

TOP 6:

The Little Prince

The Little Prince
Paul Giamatti as: The Academy Teacher (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Fantasy, Family
Release: 2015
Based on the best-seller book 'The Little Prince', the movie tells the story of a little girl that lives with resignation in a world where efficiency and work are the only dogmas. Everything will change when accidentally she discovers her neighbor that will tell her about the story of the Little Prince that he once met.


TOP 5:

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond- Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton
Paul Giamatti as: Himself
Genre: Comedy, Documentary
Release: 2017
Offbeat documentarian Chris Smith provides a behind-the-scenes look at how Jim Carrey adopted the persona of idiosyncratic comedian Andy Kaufman on the set of Man on the Moon.

TOP 4:

Straight Outta Compton

Straight Outta Compton
Paul Giamatti as: Jerry Heller
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2015
In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. Taking us back to where it all began, Straight Outta Compton tells the true story of how these cultural rebels鈥攁rmed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent鈥攕tood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world鈥檚 most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today.

TOP 3:

12 Years a Slave

12 Years a Slave
Paul Giamatti as: Theophilus Freeman
Genre: Drama, History
Release: 2013
In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. Facing cruelty as well as unexpected kindnesses Solomon struggles not only to stay alive, but to retain his dignity. In the twelfth year of his unforgettable odyssey, Solomon鈥檚 chance meeting with a Canadian abolitionist will forever alter his life.

TOP 2:

The Truman Show

The Truman Show
Paul Giamatti as: Simeon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1998
Truman Burbank is the star of The Truman Show, a 24-hour-a-day reality TV show that broadcasts every aspect of his life without his knowledge. His entire life has been an unending soap opera for consumption by the rest of the world. And everyone he knows, including his wife and his best friend is really an actor, paid to be part of his life.

TOP 1:

Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan
Paul Giamatti as: Sergeant William Hill
Genre: Drama, History, War
Release: 1998
As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger captain John Miller and seven men are tasked with penetrating German-held territory and bringing the boy home.



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