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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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    Page Eight
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    Page Eight

    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2011

    Directed byDavid Hare

    Page Eight is a 2011 British political thriller/action drama, written and directed for the BBC... more on Wikipedia
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    Wild Target
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    Wild Target

    Emily Blunt, Martin Freeman

    Released2009

    Directed byJonathan Lynn

    Wild Target is a 2010 comedy/thriller film, directed by Jonathan Lynn. It is based on the 1993... more on Wikipedia
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    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
    57
    12

    Released2005

    Directed byGarth Jennings

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film... more on Wikipedia

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    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I
    56
    17

    Released2010

    Directed byDavid Yates

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates... more on Wikipedia

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    Love Actually
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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by... more on Wikipedia

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    The Constant Gardener
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    The Constant Gardener

    Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2005

    Directed byFernando Meirelles

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    Still Crazy
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    Still Crazy

    Billy Connolly, Bill Nighy

    Released1998

    Directed byBrian Gibson

    Still Crazy is a 1998 British comedy film about a fictional 1970s rock band named "Strange... more on Wikipedia
  • 8
    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
    43
    12

    The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Madden

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  • 9
    Underworld: Evolution
    32
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    Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen

    Released2006

    Directed byLen Wiseman

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    Notes on a Scandal
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    Notes on a Scandal

    Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench

    Released2006

    Directed byRichard Eyre

    Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 British psychological thriller-drama film, adapted from the 2003... more on Wikipedia

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    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
    30
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    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley

    Released2007

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Flushed Away
    33
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    Flushed Away

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed bySam Fell, David Bowers

    Flushed Away is a 2006 British/American computer animated action/adventure comedy film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 13
    Rango
    31
    10

    Rango

    Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher

    Released2011

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    The Boat That Rocked
    24
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    The Boat That Rocked

    Gemma Arterton, January Jones

    Released2009

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    The Boat That Rocked is a 2009 British comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis,... more on Wikipedia
  • 15
    Blow Dry
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    Blow Dry

    Heidi Klum, Alan Rickman

    Released2001

    Directed byPaddy Breathnach

    Blow Dry is a 2001 British comedy film directed by Paddy Breathnach, written by Simon Beaufoy... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
    27
    7

    Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

    Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley

    Released2006

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    This film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Hot Fuzz
    23
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    Hot Fuzz

    Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman

    Released2007

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by... more on Wikipedia

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    Shaun of the Dead
    22
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    Shaun of the Dead

    Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

    Released2004

    Directed byEdgar Wright

    Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright. In a small... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    G-Force
    24
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    G-Force

    Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz

    Released2009

    Directed byHoyt Yeatman

    G-Force is a 2009 American 3D spy-fi action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and... more on Wikipedia

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    Stormbreaker
    19
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    Stormbreaker

    Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor

    Released2006

    Directed byGeoffrey Sax

    Stormbreaker is a 2006 British Action spy film based on Anthony Horowitz's novel of the same... more on WikipediaAmazon_watch buy button
  • 21
    FairyTale: A True Story
    17
    3

    FairyTale: A True Story

    Mel Gibson, Peter O'Toole

    Released1997

    Directed byCharles Sturridge

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  • 22
    Curse of the Pink Panther
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    Curse of the Pink Panther

    Roger Moore, David Niven

    Released1983

    Directed byBlake Edwards

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    Jack the Giant Killer
    17
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    Jack the Giant Killer

    Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci

    Released2013

    Directed byBryan Singer

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    Eye of the Needle
    19
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    Eye of the Needle

    Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy

    Released1981

    Directed byRichard Marquand

    Eye of the Needle is a 1981 American spy film directed by Richard Marquand and starring Donald... more on Wikipedia
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    The Girl in the Café
    22
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    The Girl in the Café

    Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald

    Released2005

    Directed byDavid Yates

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