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The Best Hugh Grant Movies 

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Updated January 23, 2020 6.4k votes 1.5k voters 92.9k views 44 items

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This is a list of the best Hugh Grant movies, ranked best to worst - with movie trailers when available. Hugh Grant has been acting since 1982, but he didn't become a star until Four Weddings and a Funeral came out in 1994. And who can forget his chemistry with Renée  Zellweger in Bridget Jones' Diary.  Hugh Grant's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of this Hugh Grant movies list is decided by how many votes each film receives, so only his most highly rated movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Hugh Grant movies?" and "What are the greatest Hugh Grant roles of all time?" The greatest Hugh Grant performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Famous flicks like Love Actually and About a Boy are on this Hugh Grant filmography, but it's up to fans like you to decide upon the best. If you think the most worthy Hugh Grant role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. 

If you are a fan of Grant's dry humor, you might also enjoy our list of best Colin Firth movies and best Emma Thompson movies.

Notable directors that have worked with Hugh Grant include names like Roman Polanski, Woody Allen and Chris Columbus. If you're a fan of Hugh Grant, then check out our lists of the best Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Garner movies as well.

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Notting Hill is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton

Released: 1999

Directed by: Roger Michell

Notting Hill is a 1999 British romantic comedy film set in Notting Hill, London, released on 21 May 1999. The screenplay was by Richard Curtis and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy and ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

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

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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette

Released: 2002

Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz

About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It is an adaptation of the 1998 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. ...more

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Four Weddings and a Fune... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Newell

This film is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. It was made in six weeks and ...more

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

Bridget Jones's Diary is a 2001 British romantic comedy film directed by Sharon Maguire. It is based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name which is a reinterpretation of Austen's Pride and ...more

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Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones

Released: 2002

Directed by: Marc Lawrence

Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film directed by Marc Lawrence. A lawyer (Sandra Bullock) decides that she's used too much like a nanny by her boss (Hugh Grant), so she walks out on

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Music and Lyrics is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Matthew Morrison

Released: 2007

Directed by: Marc Lawrence

Music and Lyrics is a 2007 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Marc Lawrence. It focuses on the relationship that evolves between a former pop music idol and an aspiring writer ...more

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Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Ang Lee

Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen's 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as ...more

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Bridget Jones: The Edge ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2004

Directed by: Beeban Kidron

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason is a 2004 English-French-American romantic comedy film directed by Beeban Kidron, based on Helen Fielding's novel of the same name. It stars Renée ...more

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Nine Months is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Hugh Grant

Released: 1995

Directed by: Chris Columbus

Nine Months is a 1995 romantic comedy film directed by Chris Columbus. It stars Hugh Grant, Julianne Moore, Tom Arnold, Joan Cusack, Jeff Goldblum, and Robin Williams. The movie is a US remake ...more

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The Englishman Who Went ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Hugh Grant, Colm Meaney, Tara Fitzgerald

Released: 1995

Directed by: Christopher Monger

The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain is a 1995 British film with a story by Ifor David Monger and Ivor Monger, written and directed by Christopher Monger. It was entered ...more
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Mickey Blue Eyes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Released: 1999

Directed by: Kelly Makin

Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 British-American romantic comedy film directed by Kelly Makin. Hugh Grant stars as Michael Felgate, an English auctioneer living in New York City who becomes entangled ...more

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Maurice is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley

Released: 1987

Directed by: James Ivory

Maurice is a 1987 British romantic drama film based on the novel of the same title by E. M. Forster. It is a tale of homosexual love in early 20th century England, following its main character ...more

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The Remains of the Day ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson

Released: 1993

Directed by: James Ivory

The Remains of the Day is a 1993 Merchant Ivory film adapted by Ruth Prawer Jhabvala from the novel by Kazuo Ishiguro. It was directed by James Ivory and produced by Ismail Merchant, Mike ...more

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Florence Foster Jenkins ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg

Released: 2016

Directed by: Stephen Frears

Florence Foster Jenkins is a 2016 biographical comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears. A New York heiress (Meryl Streep) decides to became an opera singer despite her painful lack of ...more

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Did You Hear About the M... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Sam Elliott

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc Lawrence

Did You Hear About the Morgans? is a 2009 American romantic comedy film directed and written by Marc Lawrence. Golden Globe winners Hugh Grant and Sarah Jessica Parker portray the film's ...more

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The Rewrite is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Rewrite Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant, J.K. Simmons

Released: 2014

Directed by: Marc Lawrence

The Rewrite is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Marc Lawrence. A washed-up screenwriter (Hugh Grant) who begins teaching at a state university finds romance with a single mother ...more
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Extreme Measures is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman

Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Apted

Extreme Measures is a 1996 thriller film based on Michael Palmer's 1991 novel of the same name, dealing with the ethics of medical sacrifices.
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Impromptu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Bernadette Peters

Released: 1991

Directed by: James Lapine

Impromptu is a 1991 British-American period drama film directed by James Lapine, written by Sarah Kernochan, produced by Daniel A. Sherkow and Stuart Oken, and starring Hugh Grant as ...more
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Paddington 2 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Paddington 2 Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins

Released: 2017

Directed by: Paul King

Paddington 2 is a 2017 comedy film directed by Paul King, based on the stories by Michael Bond. Now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, Paddington ...more

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Sirens is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant, Portia de Rossi

Released: 1994

Directed by: John Duigan

Sirens is a 1994 film, written and directed by John Duigan, and set in Australia. Sirens and Bitter Moon were the films that brought Hugh Grant to the attention of American audiences.

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The Gentlemen is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Gentlemen Matthew McConaughey, Charlie Hunnam, Michelle Dockery

Released: 2020

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

The Gentlemen (a.k.a. Toff Guys and Bush) is a 2020 American crime comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie. A British drug lord tries to sell off his highly profitable empire to a dynasty of ...more
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American Dreamz is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Carmen Electra, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe

Released: 2006

Directed by: Paul Weitz

American Dreamz is a 2006 comedy/parody film that satirizes both American politics and popular entertainment. Director/producer/writer Paul Weitz has stated that the movie is meant to satirize ...more
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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. ... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander

Released: 2015

Directed by: Guy Ritchie

The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is a 2015 American action spy comedy film directed by Guy Ritchie, based on the 1964 TV series. In the early 1960s, CIA agent Napoleon Solo (Henry Cavill) and KGB ...more

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Cloud Atlas is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon

Released: 2012

Directed by: Tom Tykwer, Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Cloud Atlas is a 2012 science fiction film written and directed by Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski. Adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by David Mitchell, the film has ...more

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