The Lord of the Rings [Film Series]
Rank Title Points Votes Your Vote
1
Though he's killled in the first movie, Middle-Earth wizard Gandalf comes back to life in the second and saves the day.
Current Score:
302
Total Votes:
402
2
Superheroes can come off as silly, but McKellen's Magneto is a threat to be reckoned with, and sometimes, pitied.
Current Score:
178
Total Votes:
326
3
This Shakespeare adaptation casts McKellen as the titular monarch in an anachronistic, '30s-inspired version of England.
Current Score:
107
Total Votes:
241
4
McKellen earned an Oscar nom for his portrayal of director James Whale, here entangled in a late-in-life affair.
Current Score:
104
Total Votes:
232
5
The complicated morality of this Stephen King adaptation is perfectly showcased by McKellen's terrifying, heartbreaking portrayal.
Current Score:
100
Total Votes:
228
6
McKellen shines, predictably, as a South African businessman in the movie adaptation of John Guare's play.
Current Score:
41
Total Votes:
173
7
A must for McKellen completists, this Arnold Schwarzenegger flick finds the actor making a memorable cameo as Death.
Current Score:
32
Total Votes:
200
8
In this brutal story about the Nazi persecution of homosexuals, McKellen plays the small, but crucial part of "Uncle Freddie."
Current Score:
26
Total Votes:
160
9
Before hitting it big in Richard III, McKellen steals every scene as an over-the-top preacher in small-town England.
Current Score:
19
Total Votes:
161
10
McKellen stars as an enthusiastic seeker of the Holy Grail in in this adaptation of the best-selling novel.
Current Score:
7
Total Votes:
21