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The Best Kristin Scott Thomas Movies 

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

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A list made up of films like Largo Winch and Tell No One.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kristin Scott Thomas movies?" and "What are the greatest Kristin Scott Thomas roles of all time?"

Kristin Scott Thomas has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Robert Altman and Brian De Palma.

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Kristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Frédéric Pierrot

Released: 2008

Directed by: Philippe Claudel

I've Loved You So Long is a 2008 French-language drama film written and directed by Philippe Claudel. It tells the story of a woman struggling to interact with her family and find her place in ...more
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Willem Dafoe, Ralph Fiennes, Colin Firth

Released: 1996

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

The English Patient is a 1996 romantic drama directed by Anthony Minghella from his own script based on the novel of the same name by Michael Ondaatje and produced by Saul Zaentz. The film was ...more

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Harrison Ford, Kate Mara, Edie Falco

Released: 1999

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

Random Hearts is a 1999 American romantic drama film directed by Sydney Pollack and starring Harrison Ford and Kristin Scott Thomas. Based on the 1984 novel of the same name by Warren Adler, the ...more
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Scarlett Johansson, Kate Bosworth, Robert Redford

Released: 1998

Directed by: Robert Redford

The Horse Whisperer is a 1998 American drama film directed by and starring Robert Redford, based on the 1995 novel The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. Redford plays the title role, a talented ...more

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Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López i Ayats, Yvan Attal

Released: 2009

Directed by: Catherine Corsini

"Leaving (Partir) tells one of the oldest stories in the world as a married woman leaves her husband for the arms of another man. The consequences of her infidelity are less conventional ...more

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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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Kristin Scott Thomas, Marcel Iureș, Răzvan Vasilescu

Released: 1994

Directed by: Lucian Pintilie

An Unforgettable Summer is a 1994 drama film directed and produced by Lucian Pintilie. A Romanian-French co-production based on a chapter from a novel by Petru Dumitriu, it stars British actress ...more
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Kristin Scott Thomas, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, David Morrissey

Released: 2009

Directed by: Sam Taylor-Johnson

Nowhere Boy is a 2009 British biographical musical drama film about John Lennon's adolescence, his relationships with his guardian aunt and his mother, the creation of his first band, the ...more

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Ian Somerhalder, Hayden Christensen, Kevin Kline

Released: 2001

Directed by: Irwin Winkler

Life as a House is a 2001 American drama film produced and directed by Irwin Winkler. The screenplay by Mark Andrus focuses on a man who is anxious to repair his relationship with his ex-wife ...more

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Kristin Scott Thomas, Aidan Quinn, Niels Arestrup

Released: 2010

Directed by: Gilles Paquet-Brenner

Sarah's Key is a 2010 French drama directed and co-written by Gilles Paquet-Brenner and an adaptation of the novel with the same title by Tatiana de Rosnay. Sarah's Key follows a journalist's ...more

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Helen Mirren, Clive Owen, Maggie Smith

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Altman

Gosford Park is a 2001 British mystery film directed by Robert Altman and written by Julian Fellowes. The film stars an ensemble cast, which includes Helen Mirren, Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, ...more
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Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Niall Johnson

Keeping Mum is a 2005 British black comedy film starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith and Patrick Swayze.

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Sean Penn, Anne Bancroft, Kristin Scott Thomas

Released: 2000

Directed by: Philip Haas

Up at the Villa is a 2000 drama film written by W. Somerset Maugham and directed by Philip Haas.
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Ethan Hawke, Kristin Scott Thomas, Joanna Kulig

Released: 2011

Directed by: Paweł Pawlikowski

The Woman in the Fifth is a 2011 French-British-Polish drama film directed and written by Paweł Pawlikowski. Adapted from Douglas Kennedy's 2007 novel of the same name, the film centers on a ...more
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Robert Downey Jr., Ian McKellen, Annette Bening

Released: 1995

Directed by: Richard Loncraine

Richard III is a 1995 drama film adapted from William Shakespeare's play of the same name, starring Ian McKellen, Annette Bening, Jim Broadbent, Robert Downey Jr., Nigel Hawthorne, Kristin Scott ...more
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Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Tom Burke

Released: 2013

Directed by: Nicolas Winding

Only God Forgives is a 2013 Danish-French thriller film written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, starring Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Vithaya Pansringarm. The film was shot on ...more

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Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner, Fabrice Luchini

Released: 2012

Directed by: François Ozon

In the House is a French film directed by François Ozon. It is based on the play The Boy in the Last Row by Juan Mayorga. The film was awarded the main prize at the 2012 San ...more
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Penélope Cruz, Ralph Fiennes, Damian Lewis

Released: 2005

Directed by: Martha Fiennes

Chromophobia is an ensemble film which debuted at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival in France. The film's crew was made up of a brother-sister trio - Martha Fiennes wrote and directed the film, ...more
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Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen

Released: 2007

Directed by: Chris Weitz

The Golden Compass is a 2007 American fantasy-adventure film directed by Chris Weitz. A young girl, Lyra Belacqua (Dakota Blue Richards), travels to the far North to save her friend and other ...more

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Tom Cruise, Jon Voight, Vanessa Redgrave

Released: 1996

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Mission: Impossible is a 1996 American action spy film directed by Brian De Palma, based on the 1960s television series. IMF Agent Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) must uncover the mole who has framed

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Kristin Scott Thomas, David Warner, Joss Ackland

Released: 1990

Directed by: Ferdinand Fairfax

Spymaker: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming is a 1990 TV biographical film of the life of Ian Fleming, creator of the popular James Bond spy character, retracing his playboy youth, his expulsion ...more
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Prince, Kristin Scott Thomas, Francesca Annis

Released: 1986

Directed by: Prince

Under the Cherry Moon is a 1986 American musical drama film directed by and starring Prince as a gigolo named Christopher Tracy and former Time member Jerome Benton as his partner, Tricky. ...more

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Emily Blunt, Ewan McGregor, Kristin Scott Thomas

Released: 2011

Directed by: Lasse Hallström

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is a 2012 drama film directed by Lasse Hallström.

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Catherine Deneuve, Kristin Scott Thomas, Dominique Lavanant

Released: 1987

Directed by: Jean-Pierre Mocky

Agent trouble is a 1987 French film directed by Jean-Pierre Mocky and starring Catherine Deneuve. It is based on the novel The Man Who Loved Zoos by Malcolm Bosse. The film won the César ...more
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The Tenth Man Anthony Hopkins, Kristin Scott Thomas, Derek Jacobi

Released: 1988

Directed by: Jack Gold

Adaptation of the novel by Graham Greene. Jean Louis Chavel, a well-to-do lawyer in Nazi-occupied France, is arbitrarily arrested and sent to prison. Once there, he is randomly selected for ...more