5 Mind-Blowing Benedict Cumberbatch Movies

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Benedict Timothy Carlton Cumberbatch is an English actor, best known for his roles in Frankenstein, Sherlock, and The Imitation Game. Benedict Cumberbatch movies are famous because of his personality trademarks and his highly-intelligent and gifted roles. He is widely loved by the audience because of his deep baritone voice, piercing blue-green eyes, and sharp cheekbones. Here we bring you a list of the best Benedict Cumberbatch movies that are a must-watch for every Benedict fan.

Benedict’s Mini-Bio

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After he finished his schooling at Harrow School (where he started acting), he took a year off to volunteer as an English teacher in a Tibetan monastery in Darjeeling, India. Later, he studied drama at Manchester University. Benedict trained as an actor in the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art graduating with an M.A. in Classical Acting and worked in theatres. His breakthrough on the big screen came when he portrayed Stephen Hawking in the television movie Hawking (2004). 

The Imitation Game (2014)

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During World War II, the Cambridge mathematical genius Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch) is recruited by British intelligence agency MI6 to decipher the Nazi codes with help from fellow mathematicians. Benedict Cumberbatch gave an emotionally gutting performance in this biopic and brought a certain level of arrogance and nervousness to the role. Throughout the movie, Turing works tirelessly like a true patriot but is unfortunately thrown in jail for being gay where he commits suicide.

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12 Years A Slave (2013)

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Everyone should watch this one, considering it’s one of the best Benedict Cumberbatch movies out there. The movie provides some hard-hitting truths regarding slavery. Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor) is a free black man from upstate New York, who is forcefully sold into the web of slavery. The film is very beautiful and emotional and the weak-hearted might not like to watch it again. 12 Years A Slave is one of the most accurate, brutally honest, and horrifying portrayals of slavery in recent years.

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Doctor Strange (2016)

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Before entering the world of Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016 as Dr. Stephen Strange, Benedict Cumberbatch already appeared in multiple major franchises like Star Trek and The Hobbit. Doctor Strange is one of the finest and most-popular Benedict Cumberbatch movies.

Dr. Strange is a renowned neurosurgeon who is drawn towards the mystic arts to look for hope and healing when a car accident robs him of his functioning hands. Benedict gives a career-defining role with a certain level of arrogance in Doctor Strange as the lead character. The movie was widely appreciated by the audience and made Doctor Strange a memorable character. This was the first time that audience was introduced to Doctor Strange but thankfully, it wasn’t the last.

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Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

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Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the Starship Enterprise find an unstoppable force of terror from within their organization. They conduct a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one-man weapon of mass destruction, super-soldier Khan (Benedict Cumberbatch). Benedict plays the role of villain in this movie and he didn’t lead our expectations down. With his brilliant delivery, he makes us admire and fear the villain at the same time. Star Trek Into Darkness is one of the best Benedict Cumberbatch movies and worth a watch or more.

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The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug (2013)

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Directed by Peter Jackson, The Hobbit is a film trilogy consisting of three high and juvenile fantasy adventure films. They are based on the novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien. First, watch The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Then you watch the one listed here, and at last, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.

A hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and the dwarves face great dangers on their journey to Laketown. They want to reclaim Erebor, their homeland, from the fearsome dragon Smaug. Benedict gives a power-packed performance in the film and leaves the audience in awe!

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