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The Best Hugh Grant Movies  

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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
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 and the film was produced by Duncan Kenworthy and ...more
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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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) 4 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson
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
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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Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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Two Weeks Notice is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Sandra Bullock, Hugh Grant, Norah Jones
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) 8 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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
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
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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Florence Foster Jenkins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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The Remains of the Day is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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) 13 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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Nine Months is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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) 15 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Hugh Grant, James Caan, Jeanne Tripplehorn
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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The Rewrite is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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Paddington 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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Impromptu is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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) 19 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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Extreme Measures is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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Did You Hear About the Morgans... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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Sirens is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
Elle Macpherson, Hugh Grant, Portia de Rossi
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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Small Time Crooks is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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American Dreamz is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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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The Pirates! In an Adventure w... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Hugh Grant Movies
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.