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The Best Alan Cumming Movies 

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List of the best Alan Cumming movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Alan Cumming'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 Alan Cumming movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Alan Cumming movies will be at the top of the list. Alan Cumming has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Alan Cumming movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Alan Cumming films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

With films ranging from Romy and Michele's High School Reunion to Get Carter, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

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

Alan Cumming has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Stanley Kubrick and Bryan Singer.

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Emmy Rossum, Rooney Mara, Alan Cumming
Dare is a 2009 indie romantic drama film directed by Adam Salky. It is written by David Brind. The movie is based on Salky's 2005 short film which was met with acclaim at film festivals. The ...more
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Anthony Hopkins, Jessica Lange, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Titus is a 1999 Italian-American-British fantasy thriller film adaptation of Shakespeare's revenge tragedy Titus Andronicus, about the downfall of a Roman general. Starring Anthony Hopkins and ...more

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Lisa Kudrow, Janeane Garofalo, Mira Sorvino
Romy and Michele's High School Reunion is a 1997 comedy film starring Lisa Kudrow, Mira Sorvino, Janeane Garofalo, Camryn Manheim, and Alan Cumming directed by David Mirkin. The plot revolves ...more

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Colin Firth, Minnie Driver, Alan Cumming
Circle of Friends is a 1995 film directed by Irish filmmaker Pat O'Connor, and based on the novel of the same name written by Maeve Binchy.

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Elton John, Victoria Beckham, Hugh Laurie
Spice World is a 1997 British-American musical comedy film directed by Bob Spiers and written by Kim Fuller and Jamie Curtis. The film stars pop girl group the Spice Girls who all play their ...more

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#199 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #489 of 1,007 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Filmsfeaturing 'Spice World' Is The Most Bizarre Movie Of The '90s You Almost Forgot About

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Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Anna Paquin
X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline, Jennifer Jason Leigh
The Anniversary Party is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming.
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Pierce Brosnan, Famke Janssen, Judi Dench
GoldenEye is the seventeenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 officer James Bond. The film was directed by Martin Campbell and is the ...more

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ewan McGregor, Toni Collette
Emma is a 1996 period film based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy ...more

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Russell Brand, Helen Mirren, Alfred Molina
The Tempest is a 2010 American film based on the play of the same name by William Shakespeare, featuring Helen Mirren in the principal role of Prospera. The film is directed by Julie Taymor and ...more
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Kristin Chenoweth, Kathy Bates, Alan Cumming
Annie is a 1999 American made-for-television musical-comedy-drama film from The Wonderful World of Disney. It is an adaptation of the 1977 Broadway musical, which in turn was based on the 1924 ...more
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Spy Kids
Carla Gugino, Daryl Sabara, Alan Cumming
The Spy Kids series consists of four American/Mexican family action films written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. The main plot follows the adventures of two Cortez children who become ...more
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Any Day Now
Alan Cumming, Kelli Williams, Garret Dillahunt
Any Day Now is a 2012 American drama film directed by Travis Fine who rewrote the original screenplay that George Arthur Bloom had written 30 years previously.
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Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Cher
Burlesque is a 2010 drama film written Steven Antin, Susannah Grant and Keith Merryman and directed by Steve Antin.

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#289 of 371 The Best Musical Movies of All Time #122 of 125 Movies That Should Never Be Remade

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George Clooney, Teri Hatcher, Carla Gugino
Spy Kids is a 2001 American/Mexican science fantasy family adventure film written and directed by Robert Rodriguez. It is the first installment in the Spy Kids series. Alexa Vega and Daryl ...more

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#45 of 99 The Greatest Kids Sci-Fi Movies #31 of 314 The Best Movies for Kidsfeaturing 'Spy Kids' Is, Far And Away, One Of The Most Unsettling Movies Made In The Past 20 Years

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Nick Nolte, Neve Campbell, Terrence Howard
Investigating Sex is a 2001 comedy/drama film written and directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Neve Campbell, Til Schweiger, Nick Nolte and Dermot Mulroney and based on the book Recherches sur ...more

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Rosario Dawson, Tara Reid, Alan Cumming
Josie and the Pussycats is a 2001 American musical comedy film released by Universal Pictures and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Directed and co-written by Harry Elfont and Deborah Kaplan, the film is ...more

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The Real Cabaret
Alan Cumming
Actor Alan Cumming explores the truths behind the fiction. He meets many of those closely involved with the original Cabaret, including Liza Minnelli, and talks to cabaret artists, among them ...more
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Alan Cumming, Tony Kushner, Tonya Pinkins
ShowBusiness: The Road to Broadway is an American documentary film, the first feature film directed by Dori Berinstein, a Broadway Producer, Writer and Filmmaker. Berinstein completed the film ...more
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Katy Perry, SofĂ­a Vergara, Joan Rivers
The Smurfs is a 2011 American 3D live-action/computer-animated comedy film loosely based on The Smurfs comic book series created by the Belgian comics artist Peyo and the 1980s animated TV ...more

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Kristen Stewart, Rosie O'Donnell, Joan Collins
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas is a 2000 American family-romantic comedy film and prequel to 1994's The Flintstones based on the 1960-66 cartoon series of the same name. Produced by Amblin ...more

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Sean Bean, Alan Cumming, Peter Cook
Black Beauty is a 1994 film adaptation of Anna Sewell's novel by the same name directed by Caroline Thompson in her directorial debut. The film stars Andrew Knott, Sean Bean and David Thewlis. ...more

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Liv Tyler, Alan Cumming, Michael Gambon
Plunkett & Macleane is a 1999 British historical action comedy film directed by Jake Scott, and starring Robert Carlyle, Jonny Lee Miller and Liv Tyler. The story was co-written by Neal ...more
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Kristen Bell, Neve Campbell, Alan Cumming
This film is a 2005 American made-for-television musical comedy film directed by Andy Fickman and adapted from the musical of the same name based on the 1936 exploitation film also of the same
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Jennifer Love Hewitt, Bill Murray, Debra Messing
Garfield: The Movie, or simply Garfield, is a 2004 American live-action comedy film directed by Peter Hewitt based on the Jim Davis comic strip of the same name. It stars Breckin Meyer as Jon ...more

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