Ahhhh, Colin Firth. He has a solid place as "the" Mr. Darcy in our hearts, from his turns in both Pride and Prejudice and the Bridget Jones series. The debonair British actor has starred in a long list of respected and beloved films, receiving an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a pair of BAFTA Awards, and several Screen Actors Guild Awards along the way.
These are the ten Colin Firth movies that DVD Netflix members have rented the most!
Since it’s a miniseries instead of a movie, it’s not on this list, but YES, we have BBC Pride and Prejudice. Get it here.
It's Monday morning. Bridget (Renée Zellweger) has woken up with a headache, a hangover and her boss. Wickedly clever, this tale of Miss Jones's yearlong odyssey from Mr. Right-here-right-now (Hugh Grant) to Mr. Right (Colin Firth) delivers a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the female mind. Zellweger, Firth and Grant are perfectly cast in this popular adaptation of Helen Fielding's best-selling novel.
This sequel to the hit movie Bridget Jones's Diary begins four weeks after the final events of the first film, with the formerly single Bridget Jones (Renee Zellweger) discovering that life with her new beau, Mark Darcy (Colin Firth), isn't everything it's cracked up to be. Jacinda Barrett co-stars as a beautiful attorney who makes Bridget nervous, with Hugh Grant reprising his role as selfish cad Daniel Cleaver.
Seeing untapped potential in a wayward teenager, veteran secret agent Harry Hart recruits the young delinquent and schools him in the skills that will ultimately transform him into a superspy.
In this cinematic adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's best-selling historical fiction novel, Scarlett Johansson stars as Griet, the young housemaid with a hidden appreciation for art who becomes the muse of Dutch master painter Johannes Vermeer.
This gripping thriller about Cold War espionage follows an English spy as he returns to MI-6 under a cloud of suspicion. In the years since he was sacked by the agency, some suspect that he's become an operative for the Soviet Union.
The recently widowed Mr. Brown and his domineering aunt can't seem to control the numerous and naughty Brown children until Nanny McPhee comes to stay. Now, with the help of some magic and a little discipline, their household runs like clockwork.
Set in 1962 Los Angeles, this stream-of-consciousness drama centers on a day in the life of George Falconer, a gay college professor who plans to commit suicide in the wake of his longtime lover's recent death.
Writer-director Richard Curtis's charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve.
On the idyllic Greek isle of Kalokairi, single mom Donna Sheridan (Meryl Streep) goes into a tizzy when her bride-to-be daughter (Amanda Seyfried), in a bid to learn her father's identity, invites three of Donna's ex-lovers to the wedding. Buoyed by the tunes of ABBA, this effervescent yarn -- a Golden Globe nominee for Best Picture (Comedy or Musical) -- also stars Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Stellan Skarsgård as the trio of potential dads.
In this biographical drama that garnered multiple Academy Awards, Britain's King George VI struggles with an embarrassing stutter until he seeks help from unorthodox Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue.