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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

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

Bill Nighy is no stranger to working with popular directors, including Bryan Singer, Jonathan Liebesman and Blake Edwards.

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Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

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Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson

Released: 2011

Directed by: John Madden

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2012 British comedy-drama film, directed by John Madden. The screenplay, written by Ol Parker, is based on the 2004 novel These Foolish Things, by Deborah ...more

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Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: David Hare

Page Eight is a 2011 British political thriller/action drama, written and directed for the BBC by the British writer David Hare, his first film as director since the 1989 film Strapless. The ...more
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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards

Released: 2007

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg

Released: 2007

Directed by: Edgar Wright

Hot Fuzz is a 2007 British action comedy parody film directed by Edgar Wright, written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. The film follows two police officers attempting ...more

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Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

Released: 2006

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

Released: 2009

Directed by: Richard Curtis

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Emily Blunt, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy

Released: 2009

Directed by: Jonathan Lynn

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Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

Released: 2004

Directed by: Edgar Wright

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Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Ken Stott

Released: 2005

Directed by: David Yates

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Sam Rockwell, Mos Def, Zooey Deschanel

Released: 2005

Directed by: Garth Jennings

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Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter

Released: 2010

Directed by: David Yates

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Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller

Released: 2003

Directed by: Len Wiseman

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Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy

Released: 2005

Directed by: Fernando Meirelles

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Billy Connolly, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall

Released: 1998

Directed by: Brian Gibson

Still Crazy is a 1998 British comedy film about a fictional 1970s rock band named "Strange Fruit", who, after being split up for two decades, are persuaded to get back together to ...more
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Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy

Released: 2006

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Notes on a Scandal is a 2006 British psychological thriller-drama film, adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Zoë Heller. The screenplay was written by Patrick Marber and the film ...more

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Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sam Fell, David Bowers

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Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard

Released: 2008

Directed by: Bryan Singer

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Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina

Released: 2011

Directed by: Gore Verbinski

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Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy

Released: 2006

Directed by: Len Wiseman

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Directed by: Paddy Breathnach

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Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen

Released: 2009

Directed by: Patrick Tatopoulos

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Directed by: Hoyt Yeatman

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Released: 2006

Directed by: Geoffrey Sax

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