What are the best Daniel Day-Lewis movies?

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    #1There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood

    There Will Be Blood is a drama film inspired by the novel Oil! by Upton Sinclair. The film chronicles the life of prospector Daniel Plainview who turns into an oil tycoon. He eventually gets corrupted by greed and hatred. 


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    Stephen Collins
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "Hands down the best performance by Daniel Day-Lewis, and that's saying something because the man is an acting legend. I've never seen a Day-Lewis performance that I didn't like, but him as Daniel Plainview is a whole 'nother level. This movie is an absolute masterpiece."
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    #2My Left Foot

    My Left Foot

    My Left Foot is a dramatic biography motion picture that features Daniel Day-Lewis, Brenda Fricker, and Alison Whelan. It was directed and written by Jim Sheridan and co-written for the screen by Shane Connaughton.


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    Rocío Olvera
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "this was the movie that made me a lifelong admirer of daniel day lewis. he was phenomenal in this movie and he acted with an authenticity that pierces straight to the heart. can't even imagine how hard it must've been for him to act like he had cerebral palsy. "
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    Lincoln is a 2012 historical drama directed by Steven Spielberg, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, and David Strathaim. Daniel Day-Lewis won his third Academy Award for Best Actor for his role as president Abraham Lincoln.


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    Zhao He
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "As a self-confessed history buff, of course I read Team of Rivals. It's one of the best books on Abraham Lincoln so I really wanted to watch this movie when I found out they based it on Goodwin's masterpiece. Daniel Day-Lewis did not disappoint as Honest Abe. He deserved that Oscar 101%"
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    #4In the Name of the Father

    In the Name of the Father

    In the Name of the Father is a 1993 biopic directed by Jim Sheridan, based on the book written by Gerry Conlon about the Guildford Four. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Pete Postlethwaite, and Emma Thompson. 


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    Beverly Bowman
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I got so angry while watching this movie. Angry at the government, angry at the justice system, angry at the world. Daniel Day-Lewis's acting affected me so much. He's so passionate and furious in this movie and you can't help but be swept up with his emotions. "
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    #5Gangs Of New York

    Gangs Of New York

    Gangs of New York is a crime drama motion picture that features Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, and Daniel Day-Lewis. It was directed by Martin Scorses and written by Jay Cocks. The film premiered in New York City on December 9, 2002.


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    Harini Trivedi
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "solid action movie by Scorsese. it's visually spectacular, but the script could use some work. also, I don't like how it's so graphically violent"
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    #6The Last of the Mohicans

    The Last of the Mohicans

    The Last of the Mohicans is an American epic historical drama film released in 1992, which is set in 1757 during the French-Indian War. The movie is directed by Michael Mann and stars Daniel Day-Lewis and Madeleine Stowe.


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    Carolyn Ward
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I had a bit of an obsession with the movie Braveheart so I went on the hunt for movies like it. This movie is a very close second. Daniel Day-Lewis was intense in this, so much that I always get goosebum;s."
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    #7The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence

    The Age of Innocence is a 1993 period drama directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the 1920 novel of the same name by Edith Wharton. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, and Michelle Pfeiffer. 


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    Doris Qiu
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "I am a great big giant sucker for period drama films and I absolutely adored this! I usually watch them for the costumes and the set design but Daniel Day-Lewis is so darn amazing in this film that I don't think I even blinked once during the whole movie because I didn't want to miss anything"
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    #8The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 1988 movie directed by Philip Kaufman, based on the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera. It stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, and Lena Olin.


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    Mark Evans
    Written on July 6, 2018
    "this film has the magical ability of transporting the viewer into another world. it's erotic without being crass and it was so beautifully done, with great performances from everyone in the cast. definitely in my list of favorite movies. I still think the book was better than the movie though "


Best What are the best Daniel Day-Lewis movies
1There Will Be BloodMovies 13 Paid
2My Left FootMovies 10 Paid
3LincolnMovies 8 Paid
4In the Name of the Father Movies 7 Paid
5Gangs Of New YorkMovies 5 Paid
6The Last of the MohicansMovies 4 Paid
7The Age of InnocenceMovies 3 Paid
8The Unbearable Lightness of BeingMovies 1 Paid

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