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

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

The Winter Guest and Brideshead Revisited are only the beginning of the films on this list.

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

If you're a fan of Emma Thompson, then check out our lists of the best Maggie Smith and Margo Martindale movies as well.

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Sense and Sensibility Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

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Saving Mr. Banks Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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Nanny McPhee Emma Thompson, Angela Lansbury, Colin Firth

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Emma Watson, Robert Pattinson, Daniel Radcliffe

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Much Ado About Nothing Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves

78 13
Harry Potter and the Prisoner ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Emma Thompson Movies
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Emma Watson, Daniel Radcliffe, Gary Oldman

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Howards End Anthony Hopkins, Helena Bonham Carter, Emma Thompson

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The Remains of the Day Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson

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Wit Emma Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Audra McDonald

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Brave Emma Thompson, Craig Ferguson, Billy Connolly

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Stranger than Fiction Will Ferrell, Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah

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Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang Ewan McGregor, Ralph Fiennes, Maggie Gyllenhaal

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Dead Again Robin Williams, Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh

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In the Name of the Father Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson

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Primary Colors John Travolta, Emma Thompson, Bill Maher

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Angels in America Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk

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Last Chance Harvey Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, James Brolin

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I Am Legend Will Smith, Emma Thompson, Salli Richardson

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Henry V Christian Bale, Emma Thompson, Judi Dench

35 17
Men in Black 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Emma Thompson Movies
Men in Black 3 Lady Gaga, Justin Bieber, Will Smith

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The Winter Guest Emma Thompson, Phyllida Law, Sean Biggerstaff

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An Education Emma Thompson, Carey Mulligan, Rosamund Pike

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The Song of Lunch Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman

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Treasure Planet Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Emma Thompson, Martin Short

22 10
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Peter's Friends Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry

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Carrington Emma Thompson, Rufus Sewell, Alex Kingston

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Impromptu Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Bernadette Peters

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Brideshead Revisited Emma Thompson, Hayley Atwell, Felicity Jones

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Junior Arnold Schwarzenegger, Emma Thompson, Danny DeVito

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Imagining Argentina Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas, Maria Canals Barrera

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Judas Kiss Emma Thompson, Carla Gugino, Alan Rickman

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The Boat That Rocked Gemma Arterton, January Jones, Emma Thompson

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The Tall Guy Emma Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson

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We Know Where You Live. Live! Emma Thompson, Tom Jones, Eddie Izzard

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Look Back in Anger Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Siobhan Redmond

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Effie Gray Dakota Fanning, Emma Thompson, Claudia Cardinale

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Maybe Baby Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson