The Best Gillian Anderson Movies and Shows Ranked And Where to Watch them

If you're looking for the best shows or movies starring Gillian Anderson then here is a definitive list. We’ve ranked every movie and show starring Gillian Anderson based on their popularity score from IMDB from best to worst. Click on the ‘see more’ button to find out where to watch them in Australia covering all streaming services. List updated in September 2021.

List of the Best Movies and Shows Starring Gillian Anderson In Order of Popularity

  1. The X-Files
  2. Sex Education
  3. Heroes Manufactured
  4. The Fall
  5. The Last King of Scotland
  6. Room on the Broom
  7. Ronja, the Robber's Daughter
  8. Sister
  9. The X Files
  10. Sold
  11. The Mighty Celt
  12. Viceroy's House
  13. UFO
  14. I'll Follow You Down
  15. The X Files: I Want to Believe
  16. Closure
  17. Robot Overlords

The top 17 Movies and Shows starring Gillian Anderson

1. The X-Files

Seasons: 11

Rated: TV-14

8.6/10

Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work in an unassigned detail of the bureau called the X-Files investigating cases dealing with unexplained paranormal phenomena. Mulder, a true believer, and Scully, a skeptic, perceive their cases from stand points of science and the paranormal.

2. Sex Education

Seasons: 3

Rated: TV-MA

8.3/10

A teenage boy with a sex therapist mother teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school.

3. Heroes Manufactured

Rated: N/A

8.2/10

A story about Canadian independent comic artist trying to break into the comic book industry while facing some of pop culture's biggest challenges. In the obvious world of mass production and celebrity Media craze, we exploit the reality of producing super-heroes in a market saturated with artists, writers, celebrities, cosplayer's and everything else the comic-con markets have to offer.

4. The Fall

Seasons: 3

Rated: TV-MA

8.1/10

A psychological thriller that examines the lives of two hunters. One is a serial killer who stalks his victims in and around Belfast and the other is a talented Detective Superintendent from the MET who is brought in to catch him.

5. The Last King of Scotland

Rated: R

7.7/10

In the early 1970s, Nicholas Garrigan, a young semi-idealistic Scottish doctor, comes to Uganda to assist in a rural hospital. Once there, he soon meets up with the new President, Idi Amin, who promises a golden age for the African nation. Garrigan hits it off immediately with the rabid Scotland fan, who soon offers him a senior position in the national health department and becomes one of Amin's closest advisers. However as the years pass, Garrigan cannot help but notice Amin's increasingly erratic behavior that grows beyond a legitimate fear of assassination into a murderous insanity that is driving Uganda into bloody ruin. Realizing his dire situation with the lunatic leader unwilling to let him go home, Garrigan must make some crucial decisions that could mean his death if the despot finds out.

6. Room on the Broom

Rated: Not Rated

7.6/10

To the annoyance of her cat a kindly witch allows a dog, a bird and a frog who have helped her retrieve things she has lost to ride on her broomstick, making it top heavy. The broom is destroyed by a fire-breathing dragon who threatens to eat the witch but the creatures band together to impersonate a monster and save her. As a result she fashions a luxurious new broom with seats on which they can all ride comfortably.

7. Ronja, the Robber's Daughter

Seasons: 1

Rated: TV-Y7-FV

7.2/10

The story follows Ronja, a young girl whose father is the chief of a tribe of bandits. They live in a huge castle in the forest with the bandits. In this story Ronja encounters mystical creatures as she explores and experiences life in the forest. Somewhere along the lines she makes friends with another young child much like herself. The title is based on the fantasy story Ronia the Robber's Daughter, written by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren.

8. Sister

Rated: Unrated

7.1/10

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests.

9. The X Files

Rated: PG-13

7.0/10

With problems appearing between FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a dangerous conspiracy is starting to appear. A deadly virus, which appears to be of extraterrestrial origin has appeared, which could destroy all life on Earth. With the help of a paranoid doctor, Alvin Kurtzweil, Mulder and Scully must act fast in order to save everyone on the planet.

10. Sold

Rated: PG-13

6.9/10

In Nepal, during a feast, a thirteen-year-old girl will meet a woman who is different from the ones in her village. That woman will make an offer to the girl's parents in order to let her take their daughter to another city, where she will be able to work as a kind of housekeeper. Soon after they cross the borders in India, the girl will find out that she is going to live in a brothel.

11. The Mighty Celt

Rated: N/A

6.8/10

Donal is a 14-year old who develops a passion for greyhound racing. He works in a kennel, which is owned by Good Joe. Good Joe promises Donal ownership of Donal's favorite greyhound, The Mighty Celt, if the animal wins three races in a row. Meanwhile, Donal's mother, Kate, must adjust her life when O, a man from her past, returns. The political climate of Ireland serves as the backdrop of this story.

12. Viceroy's House

Rated: Not Rated

6.7/10

New Dehli in March 1947. The huge and stately Viceroy's Palace is like a beehive. Its five hundred employees are busy preparing the coming of Lord Louis Mountbatten, who has just been appointed new (and last) viceroy of India by prime minister Clement Attlee. Mountbatten, whose difficult task consists in overseeing the transition of British India to independence, arrives at the Palace, accompanied by his Edwina, his liberal-minded wife and by his eighteen-year-old daughter Pamela. Meanwhile, in the staff quarters, a love story is born between Jeet, a Hindu, and Aalia, a Muslim beauty. Things will prove difficult - not to say very difficult - both on the geopolitical and personal level.

13. UFO

Rated: PG-13

6.2/10

A college student, who sees a UFO, uses his exceptional math skills to investigate the sighting with his friends while the FBI follows closely behind.

14. I'll Follow You Down

Rated: Not Rated

6.1/10

After her genius husband disappears from a routine business trip without a trace the next 12 years becomes so much to bear... But when her son comes of age and is wooed by MIT, his ability to unlock the mystery of quantum physics begins to unravel the mystery of time.

15. The X Files: I Want to Believe

Rated: PG-13

5.9/10

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have begun new careers. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles, throwing pencils into his ceiling and writing about the paranormal. Scully and Mulder are brought together as partners again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise and Scully is prevailed upon to convince him to help. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent.

16. Closure

Rated: R

5.6/10

After the installation of an alarm system by the twenty-three year old low-class Adam in her fancy upper class apartment, the sophisticated owner Alice invites him to go with her in her boss' "opening house" boring party in the countryside. Adam dates Alice and has a dream night in the fashionable party inclusive having sex with her. While driving back home in a lonely road in the middle of the night, Alice hits a deer and the couple parks the car to remove the wounded animal from the road. However, a van stops and a gang brutally assaults Adam and rapes Alice. One month later, Adam is impotent with Alice, has awful scars in his face and a blind eye and the traumatized Alice returns to her work. However, she is informed that her father has passed away and she travels back to the countryside to visit her father's home. While driving back home, she meets one of her rapist by chance and she discovers where he lives. Alice meets Adam and convinces him to come with her to take revenge against the violent man.

17. Robot Overlords

Rated: PG-13

4.6/10

Alien robots come to Earth and assert their control over humanity. They claim that they only want to observe humanity. They enforce a strict no one allowed outside rule. They implant humans with a device that alerts sentries to anyone who goes outside and if they refuse to comply they are destroyed. They also employ humans to be their proctors. One of these men is Robin Smythe. He tries to get Kate Flynn to be his wife but she still mourns her husband whom Smythe says died. But her son Sean, doesn't believe it. He sends messages out asking anyone who knows anything about his father to tell him. One day he and three young people are fooling around when they discover that they turned off their implant. That's when they go outside and someone answers Sean's message and tells him where his father is. So he goes out to find him But Smythe pursues him and brings his mother as leverage. And when the robots corner Sean he somehow manages to control them. So the Robots are curious why he can do that. So they tell Smythe to capture him.