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The Best David Tennant Movies

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

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

List films include Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger, L.A. Without a Map and many additional films as well.

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


  • 1

    How to Train Your Dragon

    Gerard Butler, Kristen Wiig


    Directed byDean DeBlois, Chris Sanders

    How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 American 3D computer-animated action-fantasy film by DreamWorks Animation loosely based on the British book series of the same name by Cressida Cowell. The film was...  more

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  • 2

    Fright Night

    Colin Farrell, David Tennant


    Directed byCraig Gillespie

    Fright Night is a 2011 American 3D comedy horror film directed by Craig Gillespie. A remake of Tom Holland's 1985 film of the same name, the film was adapted by Marti Noxon. The film premiered at The...  more

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  • 3

    Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger

    David Tennant, Joanna Page


    Directed byDebbie Isitt

    Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger is a British film written and directed by Debbie Isitt, an improvised Christmas comedy and sequel to the 2009 film Nativity! The film stars David Tennant playing the...  more
  • 4

    The Decoy Bride

    Alice Eve, David Tennant


    Directed bySheree Folkson

    The Decoy Bride is a 2011 British romantic comedy film written by comedian Sally Phillips and Neil Jaworski, and starring David Tennant, Alice Eve and Kelly Macdonald and set on the fictional island...  more

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  • 5


    Directed byPeter Lord, Jeff Newitt

    Pirates! is a 2012 animation, adventure and family film written by Gideon Defoe and directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt....  more
  • 6

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson


    Directed byMike Newell

    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a 2005 fantasy film directed by Mike Newell and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures. It is based on the novel of the same name by J. K. Rowling. The film,...  more

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  • 7


    David Tennant, Jessica Hynes


    Directed byFrancesca Joseph

    Learners is a British comedy drama television film starring David Tennant and Jessica Hynes. The film was announced by the BBC on 3 April 2007 and was broadcast on 11 November 2007. The DVD was...  more
  • 8

    L.A. Without a Map

    Johnny Depp, David Tennant


    Directed byMika Kaurismäki

    L.A. Without a Map is a 1998 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mika Kaurismäki and written by Mika Kaurismäki and Richard Rayner, based on his novel. The film stars David Tennant, Vinessa Shaw,...  more
  • 9

    Secret Smile

    David Tennant, Claire Goose


    Directed byChristopher Menaul

    Secret Smile is a British drama serial in two parts shown by ITV in December 2005. It is set in Acton, London and is based on the Nicci French book of the same name, directed by Christopher Menaul...  more
  • 10

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

    Jay Baruchel, Cate Blanchett


    Directed byDean DeBlois

    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World is a 2019 American 3D computer-animated action fantasy film directed by Dean DeBlois. As Hiccup (Jay Baruchel) fulfills his dream of creating a peaceful...  more
  • 11


    Directed byOliver Parker, Barnaby Thompson

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  • 12

    Glorious 39

    David Tennant, Christopher Lee


    Directed byStephen Poliakoff

    "England, 1939. Beautiful summer days. Country mansions. Elegant picnics. Banter. But this is also a year when storm clouds are gathering on the horizon: war is imminent. Director Stephen Poliakoff...  more

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  • 13

    The Last September

    David Tennant, Maggie Smith


    Directed byDeborah Warner

    The Last September is a 1999 drama film directed by Deborah Warner and written by John Banville and Elizabeth Bowen....
  • 14

    Postman Pat: The Movie

    David Tennant, Rupert Grint


    Directed byMike Disa

    Postman Pat: The Movie also known as Postman Pat: The Movie - You Know You're The One is a 2014 British-American-French-Indian 3D computer animated children's comedy film animated by Rubicon Group...  more
  • 15

    The Itch of the Golden Nit

    David Tennant, Catherine Tate


    Directed bySarah Cox

    The Itch of the Golden Nit is a 2011 computer animated short adventure film directed by Sarah Cox and written by Dave Ingham....
  • 16

    Free Jimmy

    David Tennant, Woody Harrelson


    Directed byChristopher Nielsen

    Free Jimmy is a 2008 Norwegian/British computer adult animated comedy film first released in Norwegian in 2006, and later in English in 2008. The film was written and directed by acclaimed Norwegian...  more
  • 17

    Einstein and Eddington

    David Tennant, Rebecca Hall


    Directed byPhilip Martin

    Einstein and Eddington is a British single drama produced by Company Pictures and the BBC, in association with HBO. It featured David Tennant as British scientist Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington, and...  more
  • 18

    Bright Young Things

    David Tennant, Dan Aykroyd


    Directed byStephen Fry

    Bright Young Things is a 2003 British drama film written and directed by Stephen Fry. The screenplay, based on the 1930 novel Vile Bodies by Evelyn Waugh, provides satirical social commentary about...  more