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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  • The Lion King
    Matthew Broderick, Jeremy Irons, James Earl Jones
    • Released: 1994
    • Directed by: Roger Allers, Rob Minkoff
  • The Producers
    Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick, Uma Thurman
    • Released: 2005
    • Directed by: Susan Stroman
  • The Lion King 1½
    Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Julie Kavner
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Bradley Raymond
  • The Birdcage
    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Nathan Lane
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Mike Nichols
  • The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
    Matthew Broderick, Neve Campbell, Andy Dick
    • Released: 1998
    • Directed by: Darrell Rooney
  • MouseHunt
    Nathan Lane, Lee Evans, Vicki Lewis
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Gore Verbinski
  • Stuart Little
    Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Rob Minkoff
  • Frankie and Johnny
    Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer, Héctor Elizondo
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Garry Marshall
  • Nicholas Nickleby
    Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent, Tom Courtenay
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Douglas McGrath
  • Stuart Little 2
    Geena Davis, Hugh Laurie, Jonathan Lipnicki
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Rob Minkoff
  • Love's Labour's Lost
    Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Titan A.E.
    Matt Damon, Drew Barrymore, Bill Pullman
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Don Bluth, Gary Goldman
  • Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!
    Kate Bosworth, Topher Grace, Josh Duhamel
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Robert Luketic
  • Teacher's Pet
    Nathan Lane, Kelsey Grammer, Shaun Fleming
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Timothy Björklund
  • Swing Vote
    Kevin Costner, Madeline Carroll, Paula Patton
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Joshua Michael Stern
  • The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True
    Jewel, Roger Daltrey, Jackson Browne
    • Released: 1995
    • Directed by: Louis J. Horvitz, Darrell Larson
  • The Lemon Sisters
    Diane Keaton, Nathan Lane, Elliott Gould
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Joyce Chopra
  • The Nutcracker in 3D
    Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane, John Turturro
    • Released: 2010
    • Directed by: Andrey Konchalovskiy
  • A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa
    Uma Thurman, Jane Krakowski, Madison Pettis
    • Released: 2008
    • Directed by: Kirk R. Thatcher
  • He Said, She Said
    Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth Perkins, Nathan Lane
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Ken Kwapis, Marisa Silver
  • Astro Boy
    Freddie Highmore, Kristen Bell, Nathan Lane
    • Released: 2009
    • Directed by: David Bowers
  • Life with Mikey
    Michael J. Fox, Christina Vidal, Nathan Lane
    • Released: 1993
    • Directed by: James Lapine
  • Mirror Mirror
    Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer
    • Released: 2012
    • Directed by: Tarsem
  • Isn't She Great
    Bette Midler, Nathan Lane, Stockard Channing
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Andrew Bergman
  • The Man Who Came to Dinner
    Liam Neeson, Nathan Lane, Natasha Richardson
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Jay Sandrich