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Best Colin Firth Movies List: Top 5

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Colin FirthBritish born Colin Firth has been king of the Best Actor award during the early rounds of 2011 movie awards. With the Oscars looming on February 27th and Firth likely to win for his role in “The King’s Speech”, what better time to build a top 5 best Colin Firth movies list.

Despite his nomination for playing King George VI in a historical drama, this best Colin Firth movies list includes a broad range of film genres and roles and highlights his best acting performances in drama, comedy, romantic comedy, action and more.

In order to be included in this top Colin Firth movies list, each film must have been critically or commercially successful, impacting with long lasting appeal, and Firth must have played a starring role. Author’s discretion is used to make final distinctions on the top 5 list of Colin Firth movies.

Top 5 Best Colin Firth Movies List

5. The English Patient (1996) – A World War II story about a young nurse who helps a badly burned plane crash victim as historical flashbacks of a love affair play out.

4. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) – Firth portrays painter Johannes Vermeer and creates one of his most famous works with the help of a beautiful young assistant (Scarlett Johansson).

3. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) – Colin Firth is at his best in his signature film genre – romantic comedy. A brilliant comedy love triangle with Hugh Dancy and Renee Zellweger.

2. Love Actually (2003) - Its Christmas time in London, and this romantic comedy drama follows the eight couples and the intracacies of their romantic relationships.

1. The King’s Speech (2010) – Hard to argue with any film other than a possible Oscar winner and a likely individual award for Firth as the best Colin Firth movie. A wonderful historical drama about the iconic King George VI.

Other top Colin Firth films considered for this list: When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007), The Importance of Being Earnest (2002), Shakespeare in Love (1998)

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