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Heath Ledger Movies, Ranked Worst to Best
By SCOTT THOMAS
18. The Order
While Brian Helgeland directed Ledger’s memorable “A Knight's Tale," the slow-paced, gloomy “The Order” is a skip. The story about Ledger’s priest character traveling to Rome to get to the bottom of his mentor’s murder never really goes anywhere and wastes the talents of the reunited cast of “A Knight’s Tale.”
17. Paws
This Australian family comedy about talking dogs is a small blip in Ledger’s career and isn’t worth watching if one hasn’t already done so. The story is more interesting on paper than in the actual film with the dog, voiced by Billy Connelly, telling a child about a cover-up that has happened at a giant technology company.
16. Casanova
Lasse Hallström's story is probably the most boring story about the colorful real-life Casanova, and simply tries to utilize Ledger’s handsome looks to carry the lackluster plot. It’s a stereotypical romantic comedy in period trappings, and Casanova’s multiple affairs lack sexiness.
15. The Four Feathers
“The Four Feathers” is an example of a movie that is not the sum of its parts, which consists of director Shekhar Kapur, a talented cast, and grand colonial battles and sets. Kate Hudson, Wes Bentley, and Djimon Hounsou all struggle in their roles, and while Ledger fares the best, there is a noticeable strain in his acting.
14. Ned Kelly
Both the movie and Ledger try their hardest to give justice to the story of the Australian outlaw and folk hero but ultimately come up short. The movie is overdramatic while Ledger is more suited to more emotionally complex, less dashing roles in films like "Brokeback Mountain," "The Dark Knight," and "10 Things I Hate About You."