The Best Emma Thompson Movies Films

The 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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    Sense and Sensibility

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

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    - 13
    Saving Mr. Banks

    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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  3. 3
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    - 9
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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  4. 4
    + 84
    - 13
    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    + 89
    - 16
    Nanny McPhee

    Emma Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth

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  6. 6
    + 69
    - 10
    Much Ado About Nothing

    Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves

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    - 14
    Howards End

    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson

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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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    + 63
    - 14
    The Remains of the Day

    Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson

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  10. 10
    + 49
    - 8
    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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  11. 11
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    - 13
    Brave

    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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  12. 12
    + 49
    - 16
    Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang

    Ewan McGregor, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    + 42
    - 12
    Stranger than Fiction

    Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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  14. 14
    + 43
    - 13
    Wit

    Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Audra McDonald

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  15. 15
    + 40
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    In the Name of the Father

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

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    - 12
    Primary Colors

    John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher

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  17. 17
    + 29
    - 10
    Angels in America

    Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

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  18. 18
    + 31
    - 12
    Last Chance Harvey

    Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, James Brolin

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    + 28
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    Dead Again

    Robin Williams, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

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    + 30
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    Henry V

    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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    + 32
    - 14
    I Am Legend

    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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    - 16

    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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    + 20
    - 8
    Peter's Friends

    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry

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    + 22
    - 10
    An Education

    Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike

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    + 26
    - 14
    Treasure Planet

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short

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    - 8
    The Winter Guest

    Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law, Sean Biggerstaff

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    + 20
    - 10
    Carrington

    Emma Thompson, Rufus Sewell, Alex Kingston

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    + 17
    - 8
    The Song of Lunch

    The Song of Lunch Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman

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    + 19
    - 11
    Brideshead Revisited

    Emma Thompson, Hayley Atwell, Felicity Jones

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    + 15
    - 8
    The Boat That Rocked

    Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

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    - 11
    Junior

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson, Danny DeVito

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    - 6
    Judas Kiss

    Emma Thompson, Carla Gugino, Alan Rickman

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    - 7
    Impromptu

    Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Bernadette Peters

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    + 12
    - 8
    Imagining Argentina

    Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas, Maria Canals Barrera

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    + 11
    - 7
    The Tall Guy

    Emma Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson

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    + 10
    - 7
    Look Back in Anger

    Look Back in Anger Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Siobhan Redmond

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    + 9
    - 7
    We Know Where You Live. Live!

    We Know Where You Live. Live! Emma Thompson, Tom Jones, Eddie Izzard

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    + 10
    - 11
    Effie Gray

    Effie Gray Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Claudia Cardinale

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    + 11
    - 14
    Maybe Baby

    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson

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