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The Best Bill Nighy Movies

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

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

Jack the Giant Slayer and Underworld: Rise of the Lycans are a great starting point for your to rank your favorites on this list

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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert
    Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by...  more

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    Page Eight

    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes
    Page Eight is a 2011 British political thriller/action drama, written and directed for the BBC...  more
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    The Girl in the Café

    Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald
    The Girl in the Café is a British made-for-television drama film directed by David Yates,...  more
  • 4

    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman
    Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by...  more

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    Wild Target

    Emily Blunt, Martin Freeman
    Wild Target is a 2010 comedy/thriller film, directed by Jonathan Lynn. It is based on the 1993...  more
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small...  more

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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen
    Underworld is a 2003 action horror film directed by Len Wiseman about the secret history of...  more

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    The Constant Gardener

    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes
    The Constant Gardener is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The...  more

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    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2012 British comedy-drama film, directed by John Madden....  more

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    Notes on a Scandal

    Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench
    Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 British psychological thriller-drama film, adapted from the 2003...  more

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    Flushed Away

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman
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    Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh
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    Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher
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    Underworld: Evolution

    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen
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    Blow Dry

    Heidi Klum, Alan Rickman
    Blow Dry is a 2001 British comedy film directed by Paddy Breathnach, written by Simon Beaufoy...  more
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    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans

    Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra
    Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is an American film released January 23, 2009. It is the third...  more
  • 18


    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz
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    Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor
    Stormbreaker is a 2006 British Action spy film based on Anthony Horowitz's novel of the same...  more
  • 20

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley
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    Total Recall

    Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel
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    The Boat That Rocked

    Gemma Arterton, January Jones
    The Boat That Rocked is a 2009 British comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis,...  more
  • 23

    Hitler's SS: Portrait in Evil

    Bill Nighy, José Ferrer
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  • 24

    Eye of the Needle

    Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy
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  • 25

    Gideon's Daughter

    Emily Blunt, Tom Hardy
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