Best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies

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Best Philip Seymour Hoffman movies
We present our ranking of the best Philip Seymour Hoffman 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 Philip Seymour Hoffman.

TOP 25:
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Plutarch Heavensbee
Genre: Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Release: 2015
With the nation of Panem in a full scale war, Katniss confronts President Snow in the final showdown. Teamed with a group of her closest friends – including Gale, Finnick, and Peeta – Katniss goes off on a mission with the unit from District 13 as they risk their lives to stage an assassination attempt on President Snow who has become increasingly obsessed with destroying her. The mortal traps, enemies, and moral choices that await Katniss will challenge her more than any arena she faced in The Hunger Games.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Sam Claflin movies?

TOP 24:
The Savages
The Savages
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Jon Savage
Genre: Drama
Release: 2007
A sister and brother face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Laura Linney movies?


TOP 23:
Red Dragon
Red Dragon
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Freddy Lounds
Genre: Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Release: 2002
Former FBI Agent Will Graham, who was once almost killed by the savage Hannibal 'The Cannibal' Lecter, now has no choice but to face him again, as it seems Lecter is the only one who can help Graham track down a new serial killer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Mary-Louise Parker movies?

TOP 22:
Capote
Capote
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Truman Capote
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2005
A biopic of the writer, Truman Capote and his assignment for The New Yorker to write the non-fiction book, 'In Cold Blood'.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Chris Cooper movies?

TOP 21:
Nobody's Fool
Nobody's Fool
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Officer Raymer
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1994
Sully is a rascally ne'er-do-well approaching retirement age. While he is pressing a worker's compensation suit for a bad knee, he secretly works for his nemesis, Carl, and flirts with Carl's young wife Toby. Sully's long- forgotten son and family have moved back to town, so Sully faces unfamiliar family responsibilities. Meanwhile, Sully's landlady's banker son plots to push through a new development and evict Sully from his mother's life.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Courtney Henggeler movies?


TOP 20:
Owning Mahowny
Owning Mahowny
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Dan Mahowny
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2003
Dan Mahowny was a rising star at the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. At twenty-four he was assistant manager of a major branch in the heart of Toronto's financial district. To his colleagues he was a workaholic. To his customers, he was astute, decisive and helpful. To his friends, he was a quiet, but humorous man who enjoyed watching sports on television. To his girlfriend, he was shy but engaging. None of them knew the other side of Dan Mahowny--the side that executed the largest single-handed bank fraud in Canadian history, grossing over $10 million in eighteen months to feed his gambling obsession.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Minnie Driver movies?

TOP 19:
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 Glenn Close movies?

TOP 18:
Punch-Drunk Love
Punch-Drunk Love
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Dean Trumbell
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Release: 2002
A socially awkward and volatile small business owner meets the love of his life after being threatened by a gang of scammers.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Luis Guzmán movies?


TOP 17:
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Andy Hanson
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2007
When two brothers organize the robbery of their parents' jewelry store, the job goes horribly wrong, triggering a series of events that send them and their family hurtling towards a shattering climax.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Amy Ryan movies?

TOP 16:
The Master
The Master
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Lancaster Dodd
Genre: Drama
Release: 2012
Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World War II.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jesse Plemons movies?

TOP 15:

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Freddie Miles
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1999
Tom Ripley is a calculating young man who believes it's better to be a fake somebody than a real nobody. Opportunity knocks in the form of a wealthy U.S. shipbuilder who hires Tom to travel to Italy to bring back his playboy son, Dickie. Ripley worms his way into the idyllic lives of Dickie and his girlfriend, plunging into a daring scheme of duplicity, lies and murder.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Jack Davenport movies?


TOP 14:

Doubt

Doubt
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Father Brendan Flynn
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Release: 2008
In 1964, a Catholic school nun questions a priest's ambiguous relationship with a troubled young student, suspecting him of abuse. He denies the charges, and much of the film's quick-fire dialogue tackles themes of religion, morality, and authority.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dominic Cooper movies?

TOP 13:

Moneyball

Moneyball
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Art Howe
Genre: Drama
Release: 2011
The story of Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane's successful attempt to put together a baseball team on a budget, by employing computer-generated analysis to draft his players.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Tammy Blanchard movies?

TOP 12:

Patch Adams

Patch Adams
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Mitch Roman
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1998
Patch Adams is a doctor who doesn't look, act or think like any doctor you've met before. For Patch, humour is the best medicine and he's willing to do just anything to make his patients laugh—even if it means risking his own career.

TOP 11:

The Boat That Rocked

The Boat That Rocked
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Le Comte
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2009
The Boat That Rocked is an ensemble comedy, where the romance is between the young people of the 60s, and pop music. It's about a band of DJs that captivate Britain, playing the music that defines a generation and standing up to a government that wanted control of popular culture via the British Broadcasting Corporation. Loosely based on the events in Britain in the 60's when the Labour government of Harold Wilson, wanted to bring the pirate radio stations under control, enough to see the passage of the Marine Broadcasting Offences Act on 15 August 1967. Also known as "Pirate Radio".


TOP 10:

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Plutarch Heavensbee
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Release: 2013
Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games along with fellow tribute Peeta Mellark. Winning means that they must turn around and leave their family and close friends, embarking on a "Victor's Tour" of the districts. Along the way Katniss senses that a rebellion is simmering, but the Capitol is still very much in control as President Snow prepares the 75th Annual Hunger Games (The Quarter Quell) - a competition that could change Panem forever.

TOP 9:

25th Hour

25th Hour
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Jacob Elinsky
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 2002
In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend for his extended absence.

TOP 8:

Almost Famous

Almost Famous
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Lester Bangs
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 2000
In 1973, 15-year-old William Miller's unabashed love of music and aspiration to become a rock journalist lands him an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to interview and tour with the up-and-coming band Stillwater—fronted by lead guitar Russell Hammond, and lead singer Jeff Bebe.

TOP 7:

Happiness

Happiness
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Allen
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 1998
The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.

TOP 6:

Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Scotty J.
Genre: Drama
Release: 1997
Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.


TOP 5:

Synecdoche, New York

Synecdoche, New York
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Caden Cotard
Genre: Drama
Release: 2008
A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.

TOP 4:

Magnolia

Magnolia
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Phil Parma
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.

TOP 3:

Scent of a Woman

Scent of a Woman
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: George Willis, Jr.
Genre: Drama
Release: 1992
Charlie Simms is a student at a private preparatory school who comes from a poor family. To earn the money for his flight home to Gresham, Oregon for Christmas, Charlie takes a job over Thanksgiving looking after retired U.S. Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade, a cantankerous middle-aged man who lives with his niece and her family.

TOP 2:

Mary and Max

Mary and Max
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Max Jerry Horovitz (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama
Release: 2009
A tale of friendship between two unlikely pen pals: Mary, a lonely, eight-year-old girl living in the suburbs of Melbourne, and Max, a forty-four-year old, severely obese man living in New York. In the mid-1970s, a homely, friendless Australian girl of 8 picks a name out of a Manhattan phone book and writes to him; she includes a chocolate bar. He writes back, with chocolate. Thus begins a 20-year correspondence. Will the two ever meet face to face?

TOP 1:

The Big Lebowski

The Big Lebowski
Philip Seymour Hoffman as: Brandt
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Release: 1998
Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski, a Los Angeles slacker who only wants to bowl and drink White Russians, is mistaken for another Jeffrey Lebowski, a wheelchair-bound millionaire, and finds himself dragged into a strange series of events involving nihilists, adult film producers, ferrets, errant toes, and large sums of money.



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