Film The Best Bill Nighy Movies  

Reference
999 votes 211 voters 19.4k views 55 items

List Rules Vote for your favorite movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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.

list ordered by

1
61 8
Ranker Video
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson
Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

2
50 6
Ranker Video
Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson
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

3
38 6
Ranker Video
Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Felicity Jones
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

4
29 4
Ranker Video
Emily Blunt, Martin Freeman, Bill Nighy
Wild Target is a 2010 comedy/thriller film, directed by Jonathan Lynn. It is based on the 1993 French film Cible Emouvante. Lucinda Coxon wrote the screenplay, and it was produced by Martin Pope ...more

5
30 5
Ranker Video
Cate Blanchett, Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg
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

6
32 7
Ranker Video
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the third film in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series. The plot follows Will Turner, Elizabeth ...more

7
29 5
Ranker Video
Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson
The Boat That Rocked is a 2009 British comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis, with pirate radio in the United Kingdom during the 1960s as its setting. The film has an ensemble cast ...more

8
31 7
Ranker Video
Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy
Shaun of the Dead is a 2004 British horror comedy film directed by Edgar Wright and written by Wright and Simon Pegg, and starring Pegg and Nick Frost. Pegg plays Shaun, a man attempting to get ...more

9
27 6
Ranker Video
Bill Nighy, Kelly Macdonald, Ken Stott
The Girl in the Café is a British made-for-television drama film directed by David Yates, written by Richard Curtis and produced by Hilary Bevan Jones. The film is produced by the ...more

10
27 6
Ranker Video
Zooey Deschanel, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is a 2005 British-American comic science fiction film directed by Garth Jennings, based upon previous works in the media franchise of the same name, created ...more

11
30 9
Ranker Video
Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom
This film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, following The Curse of the Black Pearl. It was directed by Gore ...more

12
27 8
Ranker Video
Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Helena Bonham Carter
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 is a 2010 fantasy film directed by David Yates and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is the first of two cinematic parts based on the novel ...more

13
20 5
Ranker Video
Rachel Weisz, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy
The Constant Gardener is a 2005 drama thriller film directed by Fernando Meirelles. The screenplay by Jeffrey Caine is based on the John le Carré novel of the same name. The film follows ...more

14
21 6
Ranker Video
Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Wentworth Miller
Underworld is a 2003 action horror film directed by Len Wiseman about the secret history of Vampires and Lycans. It is the first installment in the Underworld series. The main plot revolves ...more

15
20 6
Ranker Video
Billy Connolly, Bill Nighy, Timothy Spall
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

16
18 6
Ranker Video
Cate Blanchett, Judi Dench, Bill Nighy
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

17
16 5
Ranker Video
Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen
Flushed Away is a 2006 British/American computer animated action/adventure comedy film directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell. It was made in the partnership between Aardman Animations and ...more

18
15 5
Ranker Video
Johnny Depp, Isla Fisher, Alfred Molina
Rango is a 2011 American computer-animated action comedy western film directed by Gore Verbinski and produced by Verbinski, Graham King and John B. Carls. Rango was a critical and commercial ...more

19
12 3
Ranker Video
Heidi Klum, Alan Rickman, Josh Hartnett
Blow Dry is a 2001 British comedy film directed by Paddy Breathnach, written by Simon Beaufoy and starring Alan Rickman, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Griffiths, and Josh Hartnett. The plot focuses ...more

20
14 5
Ranker Video
Kate Beckinsale, Michael Sheen, Bill Nighy
Underworld: Evolution is an American action-vampire film directed by Len Wiseman. It is the second installment in the Underworld series, following Underworld. The events of the film begin during ...more

21
13 5
Ranker Video
Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard
Valkyrie is a 2008 American-German historical thriller film set in Nazi Germany during WWII. The film depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to take down Adolf Hitler and to ...more

22
9 3
Ranker Video
Mickey Rourke, Ewan McGregor, Alicia Silverstone
Stormbreaker is a 2006 British Action spy film based on Anthony Horowitz's novel of the same name, the first novel in the Alex Rider series and stars Alex Pettyfer in the title role. The film ...more

23
12 6
Ranker Video
Nicolas Cage, Penélope Cruz, Steve Buscemi
G-Force is a 2009 American 3D spy-fi action comedy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Jerry Bruckheimer Films. Written by Cormac Wibberley and Marianne Wibberley, the film is the ...more

24
14 8
Ranker Video
Kate Beckinsale, Rhona Mitra, Michael Sheen
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans is an American film released January 23, 2009. It is the third installment in the Underworld series, focusing primarily on the origins of some characters and the ...more

25
9 4
Ranker Video
Donald Sutherland, Bill Nighy, Kate Nelligan
Eye of the Needle is a 1981 American spy film directed by Richard Marquand and starring Donald Sutherland and Kate Nelligan. Based on the novel of the same title by Ken Follett, the film is ...more