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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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    Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Hugh Grant

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    Kate Beckinsale, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington

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    Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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    Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson

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    Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Grant

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    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, January Jones

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    Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Angela Lansbury

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    Will Ferrell, Queen Latifah, Dustin Hoffman

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    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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    Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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    Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Harold Pinter

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    Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

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    Robin Williams, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

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    Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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    John Travolta, Bill Maher, Emma Thompson

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    Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

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    Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, James Brolin

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    Ewan McGregor, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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    Emma Thompson, Rufus Sewell, Jonathan Pryce

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    Carey Mulligan, Emma Thompson, Rosamund Pike

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    Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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    The Song of Lunch Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman

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    Emma Thompson, Sean Biggerstaff, Phyllida Law

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    January Jones, Gemma Arterton, Emma Thompson

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    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short

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    Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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    Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Bernadette Peters

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    Carla Gugino, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman

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    Emma Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson

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    Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas, Maria Canals Barrera

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    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry

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    Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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

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    Emma Thompson, Hayley Atwell, Michael Gambon

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

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny DeVito, Emma Thompson

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    Effie Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Claudia Cardinale

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    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson

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