We’ve seen Patrick Stewart dominate the small display as Captain Jean-Luc Picard, command the stage in quite a few performances of the works of Shakespeare, and conquer Twitter as an enthralling, dog-fostering, maybe-stoned goofball. But past his work within the Star Trek and X-Men franchises, silver display success has typically eluded him. With Picard ending its first season, it appeared like a great time to delve into the highlights (and lowlights) of the beloved performer on the massive display.

Green Room

For so many people, Patrick Stewart was a benevolent factor of our childhoods, his melodious voice a supply of consolation. Now think about that voice warped to ship hateful neo-Nazi rhetoric, because it was in Jeremy Saulnier’s sinister Green Room. Stewart performs Darcy, a twisted Fagin determine who riles up his misguided younger foot-soldiers and organizes them in opposition to our heroes, the members of an unassuming punk band booked to play at Darcy’s compound deep within the Pacific Northwest. Things get bloody. (Available on Netflix and Kanopy)


Stewart could have stolen the present in Christopher Ashley’s comedy a couple of younger homosexual man (Steven Weber) working by means of his fears within the midst of the AIDS disaster. Playing an inside decorator named Sterling, Stewart provides the proceedings the levity and snappy banter that the movie wanted to rise above its grim material. (Available on Hoopla and Fandor)


Who wins when a younger Pete Campbell goes toe to toe with Professor X? Vincent Kartheiser performs a trouble-making hacker who takes on the pinnacle of safety on the unique prep academy from which he’s been expelled. A mustachioed Stewart performs the previous British Secret Service agent whose work on the college is definitely the quilt for a sinister plot.

Safe House

Here’s the place issues get sketchy. This little-seen paranoid thriller stars Stewart as a deteriorating (though solely mentally, from the look of his biceps) former authorities operative sitting on some harmful secrets and techniques. His fears lead him to create a wildly sophisticated safety system that requires his common interplay, or else the damaging info can be launched, however his advancing dementia makes it tough. (Available on Prime Video and Tubi)

Death Train

“Death Train” appears like a faux title {that a} child would give you should you requested him to make up a film, so we’re already offered (it was later renamed Detonator). We had been nonetheless two years out from Pierce Brosnan getting into James Bond’s Church’s Chetwynd footwear, so right here he’s a particular operative chasing down a hijacked prepare loaded with plutonium, as they so typically are. Patrick Stewart stays largely within the background as an all-knowing member of the “United Nations Anti-crime Organization.” (Available on YouTube)

Wild Geese 2

The unique Wild Geese was the type of macho, cigar-chomping journey nonsense that your uncle may fondly recollect after a cocktail or two, so in fact it received a sequel. This time the celebrities stayed away (save for Laurence Olivier, curiously taking part in German), and Stewart lurks menacingly over some maps as “Russian General,” leaving him largely off the hook for this serving of schlock.

Ted, Ted 2, A Million Ways to Die within the West, the Emoji Movie

Unfortunately, as Stewart’s persona turned more and more Buzzfeed-friendly, it was inevitable that he could be roped into showing in a number of Seth MacFarlane ventures, and even the dreaded Emoji Movie. These roles largely concerned lampooning his dignified presentation and gravitas, very similar to how Betty White nonetheless will get trotted out to say some swear phrases on Monday Night Raw now and again. But we don’t begrudge the person a paycheck.