From Monkey Man to Lion: Here are 16 of the Best Dev Patel Movies And Where to Watch Them

Published on

Dev Patel has been a prominent presence in the British film scene after his breakout role in Danny Boyle’s drama, Slumdog Millionaire. Since then, the London-born and bred actor has gone from strength to strength and even started to direct his own movies. Read on to discover the best Dev Patel movies and where to stream them.

After appearing on popular teen E4 series Skins, Patel made his feature film debut in Boyle’s adaptation of Vikas Swarup’s novel Q&A. In the cult classic, the actor plays 18-year-old Jamal Malik, a boy from a slum in Mumbai who wins the grand prize money on India’s version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, only to be accused of cheating.

Slumdog Millionaire was a staggering success, grossing over $378 million on a $15 million budget and earning eight Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay. Patel was also nominated for Best Actor at the BAFTAS, where the film won Best Director and Best Film.

In the years that followed, Patel was at the center of comedy-dramas such as The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and its 2015 sequel, The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with Maggie Smith, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy and Penelope Wilton. The heart-warming movie was one of the highest grossing films of 2012, making $136.8 million on a $10 million budget.

From one success to another, Patel went onto star alongside Nicole Kidman in the drama, Lion, in 2016. His performance as Saroo Brierley was critically acclaimed and Patel won the BAFTA for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards.

Alongside these big budget blockbusters, Patel has showcased the breadth of his talent across a host of independent films as well, such as The Green Knight, The Personal History of David Copperfield and Hotel Mumbai. Patel recently appeared in Wes Anderson’s short film that was an adaption of a Roald Dahl story, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar.

The actor is now behind the camera to bring audiences his first feature as the director and co-writer of Monkey Man. The film received wide-spread acclaim for Patel’s performance in the titular role, alongside Sharlto Copley, Pitobash Tripathy, Vipin Sharma and Sikandar Kher. Nope director Jordan Peele also served as a producer on the $10 million film, which currently has a 88% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

With a varied filmography to sift through, here are the best Dev Patel movies and where to watch them now.

Netflix
Disney Plus
Amazon Prime Video
Apple TV Plus
MGM Amazon Channel
Apple TV
Crunchyroll
Amazon Video
Paramount Plus
Channel 4
Sky Go
Crunchyroll Amazon Channel
BBC iPlayer
MUBI
Google Play Movies
BFI Player
Sky Store
Microsoft Store
Freevee
Curzon Home Cinema
ITVX
YouTube
Shudder
ARROW
Arrow Video Amazon Channel
Talk Talk TV
UKTV Play
Rakuten TV
GuideDoc
Movietickets
Netflix Kids
YouTube Premium
BFI Player Amazon Channel
Hayu
Hayu Amazon Channel
My5
BritBox Amazon Channel
MUBI Amazon Channel
STUDIOCANAL PRESENTS Apple TV Channel
STV Player
Curiosity Stream
Flix Premiere
Hotstar
Revry
DOCSVILLE
Now TV
Spamflix
Dogwoof On Demand
Plex
WOW Presents Plus
Magellan TV
BroadwayHD
Filmzie
MovieSaints
Acorn TV
AcornTV Amazon Channel
Dekkoo
True Story
DocAlliance Films
Hoichoi
Now TV Cinema
CuriosityStream Amazon Channel
DocuBay Amazon Channel
Discovery+ Amazon Channel
Fandor Amazon Channel
Full Moon Amazon Channel
ITV Amazon Channel
Pokémon Amazon Channel
Shout! Factory Amazon Channel
Shudder Amazon Channel
Eros Now Amazon Channel
FilmBox Live Amazon Channel
MotorTrend Amazon Channel
W4free
Paus
Pluto TV
Eventive
ShortsTV Amazon Channel
Cultpix
FilmBox+
Yupp TV
Paramount+ Amazon Channel
Discovery+
Icon Film Amazon Channel
Curzon Amazon Channel
Hallmark TV Amazon Channel
Studiocanal Presents Amazon Channel
Sundance Now Amazon Channel
Classix
Sooner Amazon Channel
Takflix
Klassiki
Sun Nxt
Viaplay
Netflix basic with Ads
Paramount Plus Apple TV Channel
Runtime
OUTtv Amazon Channel
HistoryPlay Amazon Channel
Crime+ Investigation Play Amazon Channel
Shahid VIP
Univer Video
Acorn TV Apple TV
Tastemade Apple TV Channel
CuriosityStream Apple TV Channel
BFI Player Apple TV Channel
Kocowa
Chili
Amazon Prime Video with Ads
Filters
  1. Monkey Man

    Monkey Man

    2024

    IMDB 7.0 (44k)

    #1

    Kid is an anonymous young man who ekes out a meager living in an underground fight club where, night after night, wearing a gorilla mask, he is beaten bloody by more popular fighters for cash. After years of suppressed rage, Kid discovers a way to infiltrate the enclave of the city’s sinister elite. As his childhood trauma boils over, his mysteriously scarred hands unleash an explosive campaign of retribution to settle the score with the men who took everything from him.

  2. Lion

    Lion

    2016

    IMDB 8.0 (251k)

    #2

    A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

  3. Slumdog Millionaire

    Slumdog Millionaire

    2008

    IMDB 8.0 (879k)

    #3

    A teenager reflects on his life after being accused of cheating on the Indian version of "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?".

  4. The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    2021

    IMDB 6.6 (118k)

    #4

    An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, The Green Knight tells the story of Sir Gawain, King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald-skinned stranger and tester of men.

  5. The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    #5

    British retirees travel to India to take up residence in what they believe is a newly restored hotel. Less luxurious than its advertisements, the Marigold Hotel nevertheless slowly begins to charm in unexpected ways as the residents find new purpose in their old age.

  6. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar

    #6

    Chronicles a variety of stories, but the main one follows Henry Sugar, who is able to see through objects and predict the future with the help of a book he stole.

  7. The Personal History of David Copperfield

    #7

    A fresh and distinctive take on Charles Dickens’ semi-autobiographical masterpiece, The Personal History of David Copperfield, set in the 1840s, chronicles the life of its iconic title character as he navigates a chaotic world to find his elusive place within it. From his unhappy childhood to the discovery of his gift as a storyteller and writer, David’s journey is by turns hilarious and tragic, but always full of life, colour and humanity.

  8. The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    #8

    As the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel has only a single remaining vacancy - posing a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals - Sonny pursues his expansionist dream of opening a second hotel.

  9. Hotel Mumbai

    Hotel Mumbai

    2019

    IMDB 7.6 (71k)

    #9

    Mumbai, India, November 26, 2008. While several terrorists spread hatred and death through the city, others attack the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel. Both hotel staff and guests risk their lives, making unthinkable sacrifices to protect themselves and keep everyone safe while help arrives.

  10. The Last Airbender

    The Last Airbender

    2010

    IMDB 4.0 (175k)

    #10

    The story follows the adventures of Aang, a young successor to a long line of Avatars, who must put his childhood ways aside and stop the Fire Nation from enslaving the Water, Earth and Air nations.

  11. About Cherry

    About Cherry

    2012

    IMDB 4.8 (10k)

    #11

    A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.

  12. The Road Within

    The Road Within

    2014

    IMDB 7.0 (16k)

    #12

    A young man with Tourette's Syndrome embarks on a road trip with his recently-deceased mother's ashes.

    Watch Now

    The Road Within is not available for streaming.
    Let us notify you when you can watch it.

  13. The Man Who Knew Infinity

    #13

    Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

  14. The Wedding Guest

    The Wedding Guest

    2019

    IMDB 5.8 (6k)

    #14

    Jay is a man with a secret who travels from Britain to Pakistan to attend a wedding—armed with duct tape, a shotgun, and a plan to kidnap the bride-to-be. Jay and his hostage end up on the run across the border and through the railway stations, back alleys, and black markets of New Delhi.

  15. I Lost My Body

    I Lost My Body

    2019

    IMDB 7.5 (36k)

    #15

    A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.

  16. Chappie

    Chappie

    2015

    IMDB 6.8 (270k)

    #16

    Every child comes into the world full of promise, and none more so than Chappie: he is gifted, special, a prodigy. Like any child, Chappie will come under the influence of his surroundings—some good, some bad—and he will rely on his heart and soul to find his way in the world and become his own man. But there's one thing that makes Chappie different from any one else: he is a robot.