Actors Ranked: Elijah Wood

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1. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

PG-13 | 201 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

94 Metascore

Gandalf and Aragorn lead the World of Men against Sauron's army to draw his gaze from Frodo and Sam as they approach Mount Doom with the One Ring.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Viggo Mortensen, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,567,221 | Gross: $377.85M

2. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

PG-13 | 178 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

92 Metascore

A meek Hobbit from the Shire and eight companions set out on a journey to destroy the powerful One Ring and save Middle-earth from the Dark Lord Sauron.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Sean Bean

Votes: 1,579,258 | Gross: $315.54M

3. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

PG-13 | 179 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

While Frodo and Sam edge closer to Mordor with the help of the shifty Gollum, the divided fellowship makes a stand against Sauron's new ally, Saruman, and his hordes of Isengard.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Elijah Wood, Ian McKellen, Viggo Mortensen, Orlando Bloom

Votes: 1,415,131 | Gross: $342.55M

4. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

R | 108 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

89 Metascore

When their relationship turns sour, a couple undergoes a medical procedure to have each other erased from their memories.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet, Tom Wilkinson, Gerry Robert Byrne

Votes: 863,375 | Gross: $34.40M

5. Sin City (2005)

R | 124 min | Crime, Thriller

74 Metascore

A movie that explores the dark and miserable town, Basin City, and tells the story of three different people, all caught up in violent corruption.

Directors: Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino | Stars: Mickey Rourke, Clive Owen, Bruce Willis, Jessica Alba

Votes: 726,959 | Gross: $74.10M

6. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

PG-13 | 169 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

58 Metascore

A reluctant Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, sets out to the Lonely Mountain with a spirited group of dwarves to reclaim their mountain home, and the gold within it from the dragon Smaug.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Andy Serkis

Votes: 736,240 | Gross: $303.00M

7. The Wind Rises (2013)

PG-13 | 126 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

83 Metascore

A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

Director: Hayao Miyazaki | Stars: Hideaki Anno, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Miori Takimoto, Masahiko Nishimura

Votes: 64,993 | Gross: $5.21M

8. Back to the Future Part II (1989)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

57 Metascore

After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson

Votes: 450,784 | Gross: $118.50M

9. Everything Is Illuminated (2005)

PG-13 | 106 min | Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local.

Director: Liev Schreiber | Stars: Elijah Wood, Eugene Hutz, Boris Lyoskin, Jonathan Safran Foer

Votes: 55,726 | Gross: $1.71M

10. Green Street Hooligans (2005)

R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Sport

55 Metascore

A wrongfully expelled Harvard undergrad moves to London, where he is introduced to the violent underworld of football hooliganism.

Director: Lexi Alexander | Stars: Elijah Wood, Charlie Hunnam, Claire Forlani, Marc Warren

Votes: 137,274 | Gross: $0.34M

11. The Ice Storm (1997)

R | 112 min | Drama

72 Metascore

In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

Votes: 52,066 | Gross: $7.84M

13. Avalon (1990)

PG | 128 min | Drama

A Polish-Jewish family comes to the U.S. at the beginning of the twentieth century. There, the family and their children try to make themselves a better future in the so-called promised land.

Director: Barry Levinson | Stars: Aidan Quinn, Elizabeth Perkins, Leo Fuchs, Eve Gordon

Votes: 5,461 | Gross: $15.74M

14. 9 (I) (2009)

PG-13 | 79 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

60 Metascore

A rag doll that awakens in a postapocalyptic future holds the key to humanity's salvation.

Director: Shane Acker | Stars: Elijah Wood, Jennifer Connelly, Crispin Glover, Christopher Plummer

Votes: 129,015 | Gross: $31.74M

15. Bobby (I) (2006)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

54 Metascore

The story of the assassination of U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy, who was shot in the early morning hours of June 5, 1968 in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, and twenty-two people in the hotel, whose lives were never the same.

Director: Emilio Estevez | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Demi Moore, Sharon Stone, Harry Belafonte

Votes: 40,476 | Gross: $11.24M

16. Radio Flyer (1992)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama

A father recounts a dark period of his childhood when he and his little brother lived in the suburbs.

Directors: Richard Donner, David Mickey Evans | Stars: Lorraine Bracco, John Heard, Adam Baldwin, Elijah Wood

Votes: 11,937 | Gross: $4.65M

17. The War (1994)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama

An emotionally fractured Vietnam vet returns to his family in rural Mississippi, counseling his kids when they have to fight their own neighborhood battle. From the director of Fried Green Tomatoes.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Elijah Wood, Kevin Costner, Mare Winningham, Lexi Randall

Votes: 11,701 | Gross: $16.55M

18. Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)

R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

A divorcing couple tries to maintain their friendship while they both pursue other people.

Director: Lee Toland Krieger | Stars: Rashida Jones, Andy Samberg, Elijah Wood, Emma Roberts

Votes: 28,187 | Gross: $3.09M

19. Paradise (I) (1991)

PG-13 | 111 min | Drama

Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson (at the time married to each other) play Lily and Ben Reed, a young couple torn apart by a family tragedy. It would take a miracle to rekindle their love ... See full summary »

Director: Mary Agnes Donoghue | Stars: Melanie Griffith, Don Johnson, Elijah Wood, Thora Birch

Votes: 2,622 | Gross: $18.63M

20. Internal Affairs (1990)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

An Internal Affairs agent becomes obsessed with bringing down a cop who has managed to maintain a spotless reputation despite being involved in a web of corruption.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Richard Gere, Andy Garcia, Nancy Travis, Laurie Metcalf

Votes: 16,493 | Gross: $27.73M

21. Happy Feet (2006)

PG | 108 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

77 Metascore

Into the world of the Emperor Penguins, who find their soul mates through song, a penguin is born who cannot sing. But he can tap dance something fierce!

Directors: George Miller, Warren Coleman, Judy Morris | Stars: Elijah Wood, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Votes: 163,428 | Gross: $198.00M

22. The Faculty (1998)

R | 104 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

61 Metascore

Students suspect that their teachers are aliens after bizarre occurrences.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Jordana Brewster, Clea DuVall, Laura Harris, Josh Hartnett

Votes: 106,742 | Gross: $40.06M

23. The Good Son (1993)

R | 87 min | Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A young boy stays with his aunt and uncle and befriends his cousin, a boy of the same age who shows increasing signs of violent and psychopathic behavior.

Director: Joseph Ruben | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Elijah Wood, Wendy Crewson, David Morse

Votes: 34,997 | Gross: $44.59M

24. The Bumblebee Flies Anyway (1999)

PG-13 | 95 min | Drama, Romance

An amnesiac youth tries to piece together his past, but what he discovers may jeopardize his future.

Director: Martin Duffy | Stars: Janet Paparazzo, Elijah Wood, Janeane Garofalo, George Gore II

Votes: 1,664

25. Forever Young (1992)

PG | 102 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

During a cryogenics test, a pilot frozen in 1939 awakes in 1992 but time is running out, as his body starts to age rapidly.

Director: Steve Miner | Stars: Mel Gibson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Elijah Wood, Isabel Glasser

Votes: 42,918 | Gross: $55.96M

26. Chain of Fools (2000)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Crime

Salma Hayek plays an avid detective assigned to the heist of a batch of precious coins that end up in the hands of a suicidal barber.

Directors: Pontus Löwenhielm, Patrick von Krusenstjerna | Stars: Steve Zahn, Salma Hayek, Jeff Goldblum, Elijah Wood

Votes: 3,823

27. The Last Witch Hunter (2015)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy

34 Metascore

The last witch hunter is all that stands between humanity and the combined forces of the most horrifying witches in history.

Director: Breck Eisner | Stars: Vin Diesel, Rose Leslie, Elijah Wood, Ólafur Darri Ólafsson

Votes: 90,617 | Gross: $27.37M

28. Deep Impact (1998)

PG-13 | 120 min | Action, Drama, Romance

40 Metascore

A comet is discovered to be on a collision course with Earth. As doomsday nears, the human race prepare for the worst.

Director: Mimi Leder | Stars: Robert Duvall, Téa Leoni, Elijah Wood, Morgan Freeman

Votes: 155,972 | Gross: $140.46M

29. The Oxford Murders (2008)

R | 104 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

At Oxford University, a professor and a grad student work together to try to stop a potential series of murders seemingly linked by mathematical symbols.

Director: Álex de la Iglesia | Stars: Elijah Wood, John Hurt, Leonor Watling, Jim Carter

Votes: 26,753 | Gross: $0.00M

30. Try Seventeen (2002)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama

The story of a young man who enters college only to discover that he can learn more about life and love from his neighbors in the apartment building where he lives.

Director: Jeffrey Porter | Stars: Elijah Wood, Franka Potente, Mandy Moore, Chris William Martin

Votes: 5,820

31. Maniac (2012)

Not Rated | 89 min | Horror, Thriller

47 Metascore

As he helps a young artist with her upcoming exhibition, the owner of a mannequin shop's deadly, suppressed desires come to the surface.

Director: Franck Khalfoun | Stars: Elijah Wood, Nora Arnezeder, America Olivo, Megan Duffy

Votes: 33,702 | Gross: $0.02M

32. The Adventures of Huck Finn (1993)

PG | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

In Missouri, during the 1840s, young Huck Finn fearful of his drunkard father and yearning for adventure, leaves his foster family and joins with runaway slave Jim in a voyage down the Mississippi River toward slavery free states.

Director: Stephen Sommers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Courtney B. Vance, Robbie Coltrane, Jason Robards

Votes: 7,451 | Gross: $24.10M

33. Day Zero (2007)

R | 92 min | Drama

41 Metascore

The military draft is back, three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time, they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor.

Director: Bryan Gunnar Cole | Stars: Elijah Wood, Chris Klein, Jon Bernthal, Ginnifer Goodwin

Votes: 2,692 | Gross: $0.01M

34. Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

R | 112 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

26 Metascore

An anthology of stories involving meth addicted white supremacists, a man looking for his kidnapped wife and an Elvis impersonator.

Director: Wayne Kramer | Stars: Paul Walker, Norman Reedus, Elijah Wood, Brendan Fraser

Votes: 10,285 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Happy Feet Two (2011)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

50 Metascore

Mumble's son, Erik, is struggling to realize his talents in the Emperor Penguin world. Meanwhile, Mumble and his family and friends discover a new threat their home -- one that will take everyone working together to save them.

Directors: George Miller, Gary Eck, David Peers | Stars: Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Pink, Carlos Alazraqui

Votes: 39,944 | Gross: $64.01M

36. Grand Piano (2013)

R | 90 min | Drama, Music, Mystery

61 Metascore

A pianist with stage fright endures a performance under the eyes of a mysterious sniper, who will shoot and kill him if a wrong note is played.

Director: Eugenio Mira | Stars: Elijah Wood, John Cusack, Kerry Bishé, Tamsin Egerton

Votes: 16,750 | Gross: $0.02M

37. Ash Wednesday (2002)

R | 99 min | Crime, Drama

40 Metascore

Ash Wednesday is set in the Manhattan of the early 1980's and is about a pair of Irish-American brothers (Burns and Wood) who become embroiled in a conflict with the Irish Mob.

Director: Edward Burns | Stars: Brian Burns, Vincent Rubino, James Michael Cummings, Elijah Wood

Votes: 2,851 | Gross: $0.00M

38. Set Fire to the Stars (2014)

Unrated | 97 min | Biography, Drama

49 Metascore

An aspiring poet in 1950s New York has his ordered world shaken when he embarks on a week-long retreat to save his hell raising hero, Dylan Thomas.

Director: Andy Goddard | Stars: Elijah Wood, Celyn Jones, Kelly Reilly, Steven Mackintosh

Votes: 1,292 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Cooties (2014)

R | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

49 Metascore

A mysterious virus hits an isolated elementary school, transforming the kids into a feral swarm of mass savages. An unlikely hero must lead a motley band of teachers in the fight of their lives.

Directors: Jonathan Milott, Cary Murnion | Stars: Elijah Wood, Rainn Wilson, Alison Pill, Jack McBrayer

Votes: 21,896 | Gross: $0.06M

40. Open Windows (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

47 Metascore

A jilted fan soon finds himself pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-mouse after he accepts the opportunity to spy on his favorite actress via his laptop.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo | Stars: Sasha Grey, Elijah Wood, Neil Maskell, Adam Quintero

Votes: 13,185

41. Flipper (1996)

PG | 95 min | Adventure, Family

43 Metascore

A teenage boy sent to spend the summer with his eccentric uncle on the Florida coast befriends a remarkable dolphin - and takes on local bad guys who are polluting the water. With Isaac Hayes.

Director: Alan Shapiro | Stars: Paul Hogan, Elijah Wood, Jonathan Banks, Robert Deacon

Votes: 9,756 | Gross: $20.05M

42. The Romantics (2010)

PG-13 | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

43 Metascore

Seven close friends reunite for the wedding of two of their friends. Problems arise because the bride and the maid of honor have had a long rivalry over the groom.

Director: Galt Niederhoffer | Stars: Katie Holmes, Anna Paquin, Josh Duhamel, Malin Akerman

Votes: 11,308 | Gross: $0.10M

43. Black & White (I) (1999)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Music

47 Metascore

A group of white high school teens become involved with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Ben Stiller, Allan Houston, Claudia Schiffer, Scott Caan

Votes: 5,439 | Gross: $5.24M

44. Revenge for Jolly! (2012)

R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama

A man recruits his cousin to find out who is behind his dog's suspicious death.

Director: Chadd Harbold | Stars: Brian Petsos, Kristen Wiig, Elijah Wood, Oscar Isaac

Votes: 1,243

45. North (1994)

PG | 87 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

Sick of the neglect he receives from his mom and dad, a young boy leaves home and travels the world in search of new parents.

Director: Rob Reiner | Stars: Elijah Wood, Bruce Willis, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Votes: 12,866 | Gross: $7.14M

46. Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over (2003)

PG | 84 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

57 Metascore

Carmen's caught in a virtual reality game designed by the Kids' new nemesis, the Toymaker. It's up to Juni to save his sister, and ultimately the world.

Director: Robert Rodriguez | Stars: Daryl Sabara, Alexa PenaVega, Antonio Banderas, Carla Gugino

Votes: 52,104 | Gross: $111.76M



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