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The Best Nathan Lane Movies

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

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  • 1

    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman


    Directed byMike Nichols

    The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and a remake of the 1978 Franco-Italian film La Cage aux Folles by Édouard Molinaro. A gay cabaret owner (Robin Williams) and his...  more

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  • 2

    The Producers

    Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell


    Directed bySusan Stroman

    The Producers is a 2005 American musical-comedy film directed by Susan Stroman. The film stars Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell, Gary Beach, Roger Bart and Jon Lovitz. The...  more

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  • 3


    Christopher Walken, Nathan Lane


    Directed byGore Verbinski

    MouseHunt is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Adam Rifkin and starring Nathan Lane and Lee Evans. It was the first family film to be released by DreamWorks. In the...  more

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  • 4

    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons


    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated...  more

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  • 5

    Stuart Little

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis


    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Stuart Little is a 1999 American family comedy film directed by Rob Minkoff. It is loosely based on the novel of the same name by E. B. White. It combines live action and computer animation. The...  more

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  • 6

    Frankie and Johnny

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino


    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Frankie and Johnny is a 1991 American drama film directed by Garry Marshall, and starring Al Pacino and Michelle Pfeiffer in their first film together since Scarface. Héctor Elizondo, Nathan Lane and...  more
  • 7

    Stuart Little 2

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis


    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 American live-action film, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie and Jonathan Lipnicki and the voices of Michael J. Fox, Nathan Lane, Melanie...  more
  • 8

    The Lion King 1½

    Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick


    Directed byBradley Raymond

    The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated buddy film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and DisneyToon Studios and released by Walt Disney Home Entertainment on February 10, 2004. The film...  more

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  • 9

    Titan A.E.

    Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon


    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

    Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both Don Bluth and Gary Goldman. The title refers to the spacecraft central to the plot, with A.E. meaning...  more

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  • 10

    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick


    Directed byRob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney

    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994 animated feature film The Lion King. Produced by Walt Disney Pictures and Walt Disney Animation...  more

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  • 11

    Nicholas Nickleby

    Anne Hathaway, Charlie Hunnam


    Directed byDouglas McGrath

    Nicholas Nickleby is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Douglas McGrath. The screenplay is based on The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby by Charles Dickens, which originally was...  more
  • 12

    Love's Labour's Lost

    Alicia Silverstone, Kenneth Branagh


    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Love's Labour's Lost is a 2000 adaptation of the comic play of the same name by William Shakespeare, directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh. It was the first feature film to be made of this...  more

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  • 13

    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

    Paris Hilton, Kate Bosworth


    Directed byRobert Luketic

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  • 14

    Astro Boy

    Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell


    Directed byDavid Bowers

    Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based on the manga and anime series of the same name by the Japanese writer and illustrator Osamu Tezuka. It was...  more

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  • 15

    Teacher's Pet

    Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally


    Directed byTimothy Björklund

    Teacher's Pet is a 2004 American animated musical comedy film based on the television series of the same name; the film ends the central storyline of the series. Produced by Disney Television...  more
  • 16


    Nick Nolte, Brittany Murphy


    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    Trixie is a 2000 American mystery-crime film directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Emily Watson, Nick Nolte, Will Patton and Brittany Murphy....  more
  • 17

    The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True

    Jewel, Roger Daltrey


    Directed byLouis J. Horvitz, Darrell Larson

    The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True was a 1995 television musical performance based on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz. The book and score of the film were performed on stage at Lincoln...  more
  • 18

    Swing Vote

    Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer


    Directed byJoshua Michael Stern

    Swing Vote is a 2008 comedy-drama film about an entire U.S. presidential election determined by the vote of one man. It was directed by Joshua Michael Stern and starred Kevin Costner, Paula Patton,...  more
  • 19

    Mirror Mirror

    Julia Roberts, Lily Collins


    Directed byTarsem Singh

    Mirror Mirror is a 2012 American comedy fantasy film based on the fairy tale "Snow White" collected by the Brothers Grimm. It is directed by Tarsem Singh and stars Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie...  more

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  • 20

    The Nutcracker in 3D

    Elle Fanning, John Turturro


    Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky

    Nutcracker: The Untold Story is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and written by Chris Solimine and Andrei Konchalovsky....  more
  • 21

    A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

    Uma Thurman, Jane Krakowski


    Directed byKirk R. Thatcher

    The Muppets mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus and their attempts to fix the problems created by their mishap....  more
  • 22

    The Lemon Sisters

    Diane Keaton, Nathan Lane


    Directed byJoyce Chopra

    The Lemon Sisters is a 1990 American film from Miramax Films directed by Joyce Chopra and written by Jeremy Pikser. The film was both a commercial and critical failure after being shelved for more...  more
  • 23

    Isn't She Great

    Bette Midler, Amanda Peet


    Directed byAndrew Bergman

    Isn't She Great is a 2000 American film, that presents a fictionalized biography of best-selling author Jacqueline Susann, played by Bette Midler. The film was directed by Andrew Bergman, with a...  more
  • 24

    Life with Mikey

    Michael J. Fox, Cyndi Lauper


    Directed byJames Lapine

    Life with Mikey is a 1993 comedy film starring Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane, Cyndi Lauper and David Krumholtz. Tagline: He's a talent agent. She's a thief. Looks like they've already...  more
  • 25

    He Said, She Said

    Sharon Stone, Kevin Bacon


    Directed byMarisa Silver, Ken Kwapis

    He Said, She Said is a 1991 American romantic comedy directed by Ken Kwapis and Marisa Silver and starring Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane, Anthony LaPaglia and Sharon Stone....  more