Best Ray Winstone movies

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Best Ray Winstone movies
We present our ranking of the best Ray Winstone 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 Ray Winstone.

TOP 25:
The Legend of Barney Thomson
The Legend of Barney Thomson
Ray Winstone as: Holdall
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2015
Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Martin Compston movies?

TOP 24:
Last Orders
Last Orders
Ray Winstone as: Vince
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Release: 2001
Jack Dodd was a London butcher who enjoyed a pint with his mates for over 50 years. When he died, he died as he lived, with a smile on his face watching a horse race on which he had bet, with borrowed money. But before he died he had a final request, 'Last Orders', that his ashes be scattered in the sea at Margate. The movie follows his mates, Ray, Lenny and Vic and his foster son Vince as they journey to the sea with the ashes. Along the way, the threads of their lives, their loves and their disappointments are woven together in their memories of Jack and his wife Amy
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Kelly Reilly movies?


TOP 23:
Face
Face
Ray Winstone as: Dave
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 1997
Ray is an aging ex-socialist who has become a bankrobber after seeing the demise of socialism in 1980s Britain. Teaming up with a gang of other has-beenish crims, he commits one bank job too many. The gang dissolves in a murderous flurry of recriminations.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Adam Brody movies?

TOP 22:
Breaking and Entering
Breaking and Entering
Ray Winstone as: Bruno Fella
Genre: Drama, Romance
Release: 2006
Set in a blighted, inner-city neighbourhood of London, Breaking and Entering examines an affair which unfolds between a successful British landscape architect and Amira, a Bosnian woman – the mother of a troubled teen son – who was widowed by the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Robin Wright movies?

TOP 21:
King Arthur
King Arthur
Ray Winstone as: Bors
Genre: Adventure, War, History, Action
Release: 2004
The story of the Arthurian legend, based on the 'Sarmatian hypothesis' which contends that the legend has a historical nucleus in the Sarmatian heavy cavalry troops stationed in Britain, and that the Roman-British military commander, Lucius Artorius Castus is the historical person behind the legend.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ray Stevenson movies?


TOP 20:
Sweeney Todd
Sweeney Todd
Ray Winstone as: Sweeney Todd
Genre: Drama, Horror, Music, Thriller
Release: 2006
A BBC adaptation of the Victorian "penny dreadful" tale of 18th century "demon barber" Sweeney Todd, of Fleet Street, who cuts the throats of unsuspecting clients in his London shop.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Essie Davis movies?

TOP 19:
Edge of Darkness
Edge of Darkness
Ray Winstone as: Darius Jedburgh
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Release: 2010
As a seasoned homicide detective, Thomas Craven has seen the bleakest side of humanity. But nothing prepares him for the toughest investigation of his life: the search for his only daughter Emma's killer. Now, he is on a personal mission to uncover the disturbing secrets surrounding her murder, including corporate corruption, government collusion and Emma's own mysterious life.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Shawn Roberts movies?

TOP 18:
Ripley's Game
Ripley's Game
Ray Winstone as: Reeves
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Release: 2002
Tom Ripley - cool, urbane, wealthy, and murderous - lives in a villa in the Veneto with Luisa, his harpsichord-playing girlfriend. A former business associate from Berlin's underworld pays a call asking Ripley's help in killing a rival. Ripley - ever a student of human nature - initiates a game to turn a mild and innocent local picture framer into a hit man. The artisan, Jonathan Trevanny, who's dying of cancer, has a wife, young son, and little to leave them. If Ripley draws Jonathan into the game, can Ripley maintain control? Does it stop at one killing? What if Ripley develops a conscience?
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Dougray Scott movies?


TOP 17:
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
Ray Winstone as: Bill Drury
Genre: Drama
Release: 2010
A biography of Ian Dury, who was stricken with polio at a young age and defied expectations by becoming one of the founders of the punk-rock scene in Britain in the 1970s.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Naomie Harris movies?

TOP 16:
Rango
Rango
Ray Winstone as: Bad Bill (voice)
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family, Western, Adventure
Release: 2011
When Rango, a lost family pet, accidentally winds up in the gritty, gun-slinging town of Dirt, the less-than-courageous lizard suddenly finds he stands out. Welcomed as the last hope the town has been waiting for, new Sheriff Rango is forced to play his new role to the hilt.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Isla Fisher movies?

TOP 15:

Tracker

Tracker
Ray Winstone as: Arjan
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller, Adventure
Release: 2010
An ex-Boer war guerrilla in New Zealand is sent out to bring back a Maori accused of killing a British soldier. Gradually they grow to know and respect one another but a posse, led by the British Commanding officer is close behind and his sole intention is to see the Maori hang. Written by Filmfinders 1903. A guerilla fighter from the South African Boer war called Arjan (Winstone) takes on a manhunt for Maori seaman Kereama (Morrison), who is accused of murdering a British soldier. What follows is a cat and mouse pursuit through the varied landscape of NZ with both hunter and huntee testing their bushcraft and wits against that of the other. Written by Anonymous
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Temuera Morrison movies?


TOP 14:

Cold Mountain

Cold Mountain
Ray Winstone as: Teague
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Release: 2003
In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman deserts his unit and travels across the South, aiming to return to his young wife, Ada, who he left behind to tend their farm. As Inman makes his perilous journey home, Ada struggles to keep their home intact with the assistance of Ruby, a mysterious drifter sent to help her by a kindly neighbor.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Eileen Atkins movies?

TOP 13:

Nil by Mouth

Nil by Mouth
Ray Winstone as: Ray
Genre: Drama
Release: 1997
The family of Raymond, his wife Val and her brother Billy live in working-class London district. Also in their family is Val and Billy's mother Janet and grandmother Kath. Billy is a drug addict and Raymond kicks him out of the house, making him live on his own. Raymond is generally a rough and even violent person, and that leads to problems in the life of the family.

TOP 12:

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble

There's Only One Jimmy Grimble
Ray Winstone as: Harry
Genre: Comedy
Release: 2000
Jimmy Grimble is a shy Manchester school boy. At school he is constantly being bullied by the other kids, and at home he has to face his mother's new boyfriend. However, through football, and some special boots, he manages to gain the confidence to succeed and leads his school football team towards the final of the local schools cup.

TOP 11:

Sexy Beast

Sexy Beast
Ray Winstone as: Gary "Gal" Dove
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Release: 2001
Ex-safecracker Gal Dove has served his time behind bars and is blissfully retired to a Spanish villa paradise with a wife he adores. The idyll is shattered by the arrival of his nemesis Don Logan, intent on persuading Gal to return to London for one last big job. Desperate not to sacrifice his enchanted existence, Dove is drawn into a shocking battle of wills with Logan, and takes part in a sensational underwater heist, risking everything to protect the woman he loves.
Did you know that this movie is also one of best Ian McShane movies?


TOP 10:

The War Zone

The War Zone
Ray Winstone as: Dad
Genre: Drama
Release: 1999
An alienated teenager, saddened that he has moved away from London, must find a way to deal with a dark family secret.

TOP 9:

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
Ray Winstone as: Mr. Beaver (voice)
Genre: Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Release: 2005
Siblings Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter step through a magical wardrobe and find the land of Narnia. There, the they discover a charming, once peaceful kingdom that has been plunged into eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis. Aided by the wise and magnificent lion, Aslan, the children lead Narnia into a spectacular, climactic battle to be free of the Witch's glacial powers forever.

TOP 8:

The Proposition

The Proposition
Ray Winstone as: Captain Morris Stanley
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Thriller, Western
Release: 2005
Set in the Australian outback in the 1880s, the movie follows the series of events following the horrific rape and murder of the Hopkins family, allegedly committed by the infamous Burns brothers gang. Captain Morris Stanley captures Charlie Burns and gives him 9 days to kill his older dangerous psychopathic brother, or else they'll hang his younger mentally slow brother on Christmas Day.

TOP 7:

Hugo

Hugo
Ray Winstone as: Uncle Claude
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Release: 2011
Orphaned and alone except for an uncle, Hugo Cabret lives in the walls of a train station in 1930s Paris. Hugo's job is to oil and maintain the station's clocks, but to him, his more important task is to protect a broken automaton and notebook left to him by his late father. Accompanied by the goddaughter of an embittered toy merchant, Hugo embarks on a quest to solve the mystery of the automaton and find a place he can call home.

TOP 6:

Ladybird Ladybird

Ladybird Ladybird
Ray Winstone as: Simon
Genre: Drama
Release: 1994
Maggie has had four children, by four different fathers, removed by social services because of a previous violent relationship. When she meets Jorge, a gentle Latin American refugee, she gradually sees her chance for happiness, but her history still haunts her.


TOP 5:

20.000 Days on Earth

20.000 Days on Earth
Ray Winstone as: Himself
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Music
Release: 2014
A semi-fictionalized documentary about a day in the life of Australian musician Nick Cave's persona.

TOP 4:

Quadrophenia

Quadrophenia
Ray Winstone as: Kevin
Genre: Drama, Music
Release: 1979
Based on the 1973 rock opera album of the same name by The Who, this is the story of 60s teenager Jimmy. At work he slaves in a dead-end job. While after, he shops for tailored suits and rides his scooter as part of the London Mod scene.

TOP 3:

Scum

Scum
Ray Winstone as: Carlin
Genre: Crime, Drama
Release: 1979
This is the hard and shocking story of life in a British Borstal for young offenders. The brutal regime made no attempt to reform or improve the inmates and actively encouraged a power struggle between the 'tough' new inmate and the 'old hands'. This film is a re-make, by the same director and writer, of a 1977 BBC teleplay banned before broadcast [see Scum (1991)].

TOP 2:

Scum

Scum
Ray Winstone as: Carlin
Genre: Drama, TV Movie
Release: 1991
A hard and shocking story of life in a British borstal for young offenders.

TOP 1:

The Departed

The Departed
Ray Winstone as: Arnold "Frenchy" French
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Release: 2006
To take down South Boston's Irish Mafia, the police send in one of their own to infiltrate the underworld, not realizing the syndicate has done likewise. While an undercover cop curries favor with the mob kingpin, a career criminal rises through the police ranks. But both sides soon discover there's a mole among them.



If you like the best Ray Winstone movies, then you will also like the best James Cosmo movies, where many of their films coincide.