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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.

If you think the best Nathan Lane role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Nathan Lane performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

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    The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature... more

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    The Producers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    The Producers

    Uma Thurman, Will Ferrell

    Released2005

    Directed bySusan Stroman

    The Producers is a 2005 American musical-comedy film directed by Susan Stroman. The film stars... more
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    MouseHunt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    MouseHunt

    Christopher Walken, Nathan Lane

    Released1997

    Directed byGore Verbinski

    MouseHunt is a 1997 American comedy film directed by Gore Verbinski, written by Adam Rifkin... more

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    The Lion King 1½ is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    The Lion King 1½

    Whoopi Goldberg, Matthew Broderick

    Released2004

    Directed byBradley Raymond

    The Lion King 1½ is a 2004 direct-to-video animated buddy film produced by Walt Disney... more

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    The Lion King II: Simba's Prid is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride

    Neve Campbell, Matthew Broderick

    Released1998

    Directed byRob LaDuca, Darrell Rooney

    The Lion King II: Simba's Pride is a 1998 American animated direct-to-video sequel to the 1994... moreamazon_watch buy button

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    Frankie and Johnny is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Frankie and Johnny

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Al Pacino

    Released1991

    Directed byGarry Marshall

    Frankie and Johnny is a 1991 American drama film directed by Garry Marshall, and starring Al... more
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    Stuart Little is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Stuart Little

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis

    Released1999

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Stuart Little is a 1999 American family comedy film directed by Rob Minkoff. It is loosely... more
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    The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman

    Released1996

    Directed byMike Nichols

    The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and a remake of the 1978... more

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    Stuart Little 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Stuart Little 2

    Hugh Laurie, Geena Davis

    Released2002

    Directed byRob Minkoff

    Stuart Little 2 is a 2002 American live-action film, directed by Rob Minkoff and starring... more

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    Nicholas Nickleby is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Nicholas Nickleby

    Anne Hathaway, Charlie Hunnam

    Released2002

    Directed byDouglas McGrath

    Nicholas Nickleby is a 2002 drama film written and directed by Douglas McGrath. The screenplay... more
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    Titan A.E. is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Titan A.E.

    Drew Barrymore, Matt Damon

    Released2000

    Directed byDon Bluth, Gary Goldman, Art Vitello

    Titan A.E. is a 2000 animated post-apocalyptic science fiction adventure film directed by both... more

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    Love's Labour's Lost is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Love's Labour's Lost

    Alicia Silverstone, Kenneth Branagh

    Released2000

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Love's Labour's Lost is a 2000 adaptation of the comic play of the same name by William... more

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    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!

    Paris Hilton, Kate Bosworth

    Released2004

    Directed byRobert Luketic

    Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! is a 2004 romantic comedy film directed by Robert Luketic and... more

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    Astro Boy is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Astro Boy

    Charlize Theron, Kristen Bell

    Released2009

    Directed byDavid Bowers

    Astro Boy is a 2009 American-Hong Konger-Chinese computer-animated action film loosely based... more

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    Trixie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Trixie

    Nick Nolte, Brittany Murphy

    Released2000

    Directed byAlan Rudolph

    Trixie is a 2000 American mystery-crime film directed by Alan Rudolph and starring Emily... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    The Wizard of Oz in Concert: D is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True

    Jewel, Roger Daltrey

    Released1995

    Directed byLouis J. Horvitz, Darrell Larson

    The Wizard of Oz in Concert: Dreams Come True was a 1995 television musical performance based... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    Teacher's Pet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Teacher's Pet

    Kelsey Grammer, Megan Mullally

    Released2004

    Directed byTimothy Björklund

    Teacher's Pet is a 2004 American animated musical comedy film based on the television series... more
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    Swing Vote is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Swing Vote

    Kevin Costner, Kelsey Grammer

    Released2008

    Directed byJoshua Michael Stern

    Swing Vote is a 2008 comedy-drama film about an entire U.S. presidential election determined... more

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    The Nutcracker in 3D is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    The Nutcracker in 3D

    Elle Fanning, John Turturro

    Released2009

    Directed byAndrei Konchalovsky

    Nutcracker: The Untold Story is a 2009 fantasy film directed by Andrei Konchalovsky and... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    Mirror Mirror is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Mirror Mirror

    Julia Roberts, Lily Collins

    Released2012

    Directed byTarsem Singh

    Mirror Mirror is a 2012 American comedy fantasy film based on the fairy tale "Snow White"... more

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    A Muppets Christmas: Letters t is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa

    Uma Thurman, Jane Krakowski

    Released2008

    Directed byKirk R. Thatcher

    The Muppets mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus and their... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    The Lemon Sisters is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    The Lemon Sisters

    Diane Keaton, Nathan Lane

    Released1990

    Directed byJoyce Chopra

    The Lemon Sisters is a 1990 American film from Miramax Films directed by Joyce Chopra and... moreamazon_watch buy button
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    Isn't She Great is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Isn't She Great

    Bette Midler, Amanda Peet

    Released2000

    Directed byAndrew Bergman

    Isn't She Great is a 2000 American film, that presents a fictionalized biography of... more

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    He Said, She Said is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    He Said, She Said

    Sharon Stone, Kevin Bacon

    Released1991

    Directed byMarisa Silver, Ken Kwapis

    He Said, She Said is a 1991 American romantic comedy directed by Ken Kwapis and Marisa Silver... more
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    Guys and Dolls: Off the Record is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nathan Lane Movies
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    Guys and Dolls: Off the Record

    Nathan Lane, Peter Gallagher

    Released1992

    Directed byGail Levin

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