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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 these top Hugh Grant movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Hugh Grant movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Hugh Grant movies?,"  "What are the greatest Hugh Grant roles of all time?," and "Are Hugh Grant's recent films as strong as his early ones?" 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
Notting Hill Julia Roberts, Alec Baldwin, Mischa Barton 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, who had written Four Weddings and a Funeral, and ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Love Actually 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

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Four Weddings and a Funeral is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Four Weddings and a Funeral Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson Four Weddings and a Funeral 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 ...more

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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
About a Boy Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette 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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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth 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
Two Weeks Notice Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones Two Weeks Notice is a 2002 romantic comedy film starring Hugh Grant and Sandra Bullock from Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was written and directed by Marc Lawrence. Although response was ...more

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Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Sense and Sensibility Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson 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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Music and Lyrics is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Music and Lyrics Drew Barrymore, Hugh Grant, Matthew Morrison 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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Bridget Jones: The Edge of Rea... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth 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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The Englishman Who Went Up a H... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain Hugh Grant, Colm Meaney, Tara Fitzgerald 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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Nine Months is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Nine Months Robin Williams, Julianne Moore, Hugh Grant 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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Mickey Blue Eyes is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Mickey Blue Eyes Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn Mickey Blue Eyes is a 1999 British-American romantic comedy crime film directed by Kelly Makin. Hugh Grant stars as Michael Felgate, an English auctioneer living in New York City who becomes ...more

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The Remains of the Day is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Remains of the Day Lena Headey, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson 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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Maurice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Maurice Helena Bonham Carter, Hugh Grant, Ben Kingsley 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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Florence Foster Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Florence Foster Jenkins Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg 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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Paddington 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Paddington 2 Ben Whishaw, Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins 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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Did You Hear About the Morgans... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Did You Hear About the Morgans? Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Sam Elliott 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) 18 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Rewrite Marisa Tomei, Hugh Grant, J.K. Simmons 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) 19 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Extreme Measures Sarah Jessica Parker, Hugh Grant, Gene Hackman 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) 20 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Impromptu Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, Bernadette Peters 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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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Henry Cavill, Armie Hammer, Alicia Vikander 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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American Dreamz is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
American Dreamz Carmen Electra, Mandy Moore, Willem Dafoe 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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Sirens is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Sirens Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant, Portia de Rossi Sirens is a 1994 film, written and directed by John Duigan, and set in Australia between the two World Wars. Sirens, along with Four Weddings and a Funeral and Bitter Moon—all released in the ...more

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Cloud Atlas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Cloud Atlas Halle Berry, Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon 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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The Pirates! In an Adventure w... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! Salma Hayek, David Tennant, Hugh Grant Pirates! is a 2012 animation, adventure and family film written by Gideon Defoe and directed by Peter Lord and Jeff Newitt.

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Small Time Crooks is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Small Time Crooks Woody Allen, Hugh Grant, Jon Lovitz Small Time Crooks is a 2000 American crime-comedy film directed, written, and starring Woody Allen, along with actresses Elaine May and Tracey Ullman as well as actor Hugh Grant. Ullman received ...more

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An Awfully Big Adventure is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
An Awfully Big Adventure Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, James Frain An Awfully Big Adventure is a 1995 British coming-of-age film directed by Mike Newell. The story focuses on a teenage girl who joins a seedy theatre troupe in Liverpool. During a winter ...more

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White Mischief is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
White Mischief Hugh Grant, John Hurt, Charles Dance White Mischief is a 1987 film dramatising the events of the Happy Valley murder case in Kenya in 1941, when Sir Henry "Jock" Delves Broughton was tried for the murder of Josslyn Hay, ...more

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Rowing with the Wind is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Rowing with the Wind Elizabeth Hurley, Hugh Grant, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón Rowing with the Wind aka Remando al viento is a 1988 Spanish film written and directed by Gonzalo Suárez. The film won seven Goya Awards. It concerns the English writer Mary Shelley and

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The Bengali Night is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Bengali Night Hugh Grant, John Hurt, Shabana Azmi The Bengali Night is a 1988 semi-autobiographical film based upon the Mircea Eliade 1933 Romanian novel, Bengal Nights, directed by Nicolas Klotz and starring Hugh Grant and the Indian actors ...more

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The Lady and the Highwayman is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Lady and the Highwayman Hugh Grant, Oliver Reed, John Mills The Lady and the Highwayman is a 1989 United Kingdom TV movie based on Barbara Cartland's Romance Novel Cupid Rides Pillion. The working title of the film was Dangerous Love. The film stars Hugh ...more

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Champagne Charlie is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Champagne Charlie Hugh Grant, Hazel Court, Stanley Holloway Champagne Charlie is a 1944 British musical film made by Ealing Studios. The original screenplay by Austin Melford, John Dighton, and Angus MacPhail is loosely based on the real life rivalry ...more

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The Lair of the White Worm is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Lair of the White Worm Hugh Grant, Peter Capaldi, Catherine Oxenberg The Lair of the White Worm is a 1988 British horror film based loosely on the Bram Stoker novel of the same name and drawing upon the English legend of the Lambton Worm. The film was written and ...more

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Night Train to Venice is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Night Train to Venice Hugh Grant, Malcolm McDowell, Tahnee Welch Night Train to Venice is a 1996 German contemporary Gothic-horror film directed by Carlo U. Quinterio. This international production was a cooperation of British, Italian, and German artists, ...more

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Restoration is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Restoration Robert Downey Jr., Meg Ryan, Ian McKellen Restoration is a 1995 American historical drama film directed by Michael Hoffman. It stars Robert Downey, Jr. as a 17th-century medical student exploited by a debauched king. The film is based ...more

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The Trials of Oz is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Trials of Oz Hugh Grant, Alfred Molina, Peter O'Brien The Trials of Oz is 1991 video-taped BBC television drama shown in the UK on 9 November 1991 as part of BBC 2's Performance anthology series of single plays. It concerns the six-week trial in ...more

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The Big Man is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Big Man Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Billy Connolly The Big Man is a 1990 feature film produced by Miramax Films. It stars Liam Neeson, Joanne Whalley and Billy Connolly. The film's score was composed by Ennio Morricone. It is based on the novel ...more

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Our Sons is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Our Sons Julie Andrews, Ann-Margret, Hugh Grant Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must ...more

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Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Doctor Who: The Curse of Fatal Death Hugh Grant, Rowan Atkinson, Jim Broadbent Comic Relief: Doctor Who - The Curse of Fatal Death is a 1999 film directed by John Henderson.

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The Dawning is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
The Dawning Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Grant, Jean Simmons The Dawning is a 1988 British film, based on Jennifer Johnston's novel, The Old Jest which depicts the Irish War of Independence through the eyes of the Anglo-Irish landlord class. It starred ...more

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Jenny's War is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Jenny's War Hugh Grant, Dyan Cannon Jenny's War is a 1985 war television serial set during World War II, made by HTV in association with Columbia Pictures. It is directed by and written by Steve Gethers. The screenplay is based on ...more

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Privileged is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Privileged Hugh Grant, James Wilby, Mark Williams Privileged is a 1982 film notable for being the first theatrical release from the Oxford Film Foundation and the screen debut of Hugh Grant. Directed by Michael Hoffman with John Schlesinger, ...more

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Hooves of Fire is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Hooves of Fire Britney Spears, Ben Stiller, Hugh Grant Robbie, son of the legendary Rudolph, tries to prove that the apple didn't fall far from the tree by competing for a spot pulling Santa's sleigh. Only problem is that fellow reindeer Blitzen and ...more