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Best Emma Thompson Movies

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List of the best Emma Thompson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Emma Thompson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Emma Thompson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Emma Thompson movies will be at the top of the list. Emma Thompson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Emma Thompson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Emma Thompson films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Emma Thompson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Emma Thompson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The Winter Guest and Brideshead Revisited are only the beginning of the films on this list.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Emma Thompson movies?" and "What are the greatest Emma Thompson roles of all time?"


If you're a fan of Emma Thompson, then check out our lists of the best Maggie Smith and Margo Martindale movies as well.


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    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant

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    Emma Thompson, Rachel Griffiths, Jason Schwartzman

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    Emma Thompson, Michael Keaton, Kate Beckinsale

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    Emma Thompson, Vanessa Redgrave, Jemma Redgrave

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    Richard Curtis, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant

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    Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, John Savident

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    Emma Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Imelda Staunton

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    Emma Thompson, Tom Hulce, Will Ferrell

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    Emma Watson, Jessica Hynes, Rupert Grint

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  10. 10
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    Emma Thompson, Daniel Day-Lewis, Daniel Massey

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  11. 11
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    Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Emma Thompson

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    Emma Thompson, Harold Pinter, Christopher Lloyd

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

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    Emma Thompson, Richard Easton, Steven Culp

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    Emma Thompson, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Billy Connolly

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    Emma Thompson, Richard Schiff, Kathy Baker

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    Emma Thompson, Billy Bob Thornton, Bill Maher

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    Emma Thompson, Ian Holm, Alec McCowen

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  20. 20
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    Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Emma Thompson

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    Emma Thompson, Penelope Wilton, Jeremy Northam

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    The Song of Lunch Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman

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    Rosamund Pike, Emma Thompson, Alfred Molina

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    Emma Thompson, Arlene Cockburn, Tom Watson

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    Emma Thompson, Stephen Moore, Jack Davenport

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Dash Mihok

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Tommy Lee Jones

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    Emma Thompson, Laurie Metcalf, Martin Short

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    Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Bernadette Peters

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    Emma Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Isaacs

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    Emma Thompson, Rubén Blades, Luis Antonio Ramos

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    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Imelda Staunton

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    Emma Thompson, Simon Baker, Hal Holbrook

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    We Know Where You Live. Live! Eddie Izzard, Emma Thompson, Nina Wadia

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    Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon, Greta Scacchi

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    Look Back in Anger Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Gerard Horan

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    Emma Thompson, Judy Collins, Cassandra Wilson

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    Effie Gray Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Claudia Cardinale

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    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Dawn French

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