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The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

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List of the best Nicole Kidman movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Several films in Nicole Kidman's impressive filmography feature collaborations with her ex-husband Tom Cruise, including Eyes Wide Shut and Days of Thunder. Nicole Kidman'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 Nicole Kidman movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Nicole Kidman movies will be at the top of the list. Makes sense right? Great.

Nicole Kidman has been in a lot of films. Duh. She's a huge movie star. That's generally what they do. But it's up to you to decide what the best Nicole Kidman movie is or what the most entertaining Nicole Kidman movie is. Maybe, Moulin Rouge!?

If you think the best Nicole Kidman role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to be at the top. The greatest Nicole Kidman performances didn't necessarily come from the best all-around movies, so just vote with your heart, not your film school degree bologna.

This list is made up of films like Moulin Rouge! and The Hours, and that Nicole Kidman scary movie, The Others.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Nicole Kidman movies?" and "What are the greatest Nicole Kidman roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Kidman's award-winning work, you might also enjoy our list of best Naomi Watts movies and best Meryl Streep movies.

Ron Howard and Stanley Kubrick are among those who have directed Nicole Kidman at one point or another during their careers in the film industry. If you're a fan of Nicole Kidman, then check out our lists of the best Michelle Pfeiffer and Kim Basinger movies as well.

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  • Grace (Nicole Kidman), the devoutly religious mother of Anne (Alakina Mann) and Nicholas (James Bentley), moves her family to the English coast during World War II. She awaits word on her missing ...more
  • Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced, and co-written by Baz Luhrmann. It tells the story of a young English poet/writer, Christian, who falls ...more
  • The Beguiled is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, based on the novel The Beguiled (originally published as A Painted Devil) by Thomas P. Cullinan. During the middle of ...more
  • "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories ...more
  • Rae Ingram (Nicole Kidman) and her husband, John (Sam Neill), struggle to overcome the sudden death of their young son. In an attempt to move past their loss, the couple take their yacht out for an ...more
  • Lion
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    Lion is a 2016 Australian-American-British drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by Luke Davies, based on the non-fiction book A Long Way Home by Saroo Brierley. Brierley (Dev Patel), who ...more
  • Far and Away is a 1992 romance film directed by Ron Howard from a script by Howard and Bob Dolman, and stars Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Cinematography by Mikael Salomon, with a music score by John ...more
  • This film is a 1995 American comedy-drama film, made in a mockumentary format, directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, which in turn ...more
  • Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his last ...more
  • Genius is a 2016 British-American biographical drama film directed by Michael Grandage, based on the book by A. Scott Berg. A chronicle of Max Perkins's (Colin Firth) time as the book editor at ...more
  • Boy Erased is a 2018 American coming-of-age drama film directed by Joel Edgerton, based on Garrard Conley's memoir. When the son (Lucas Hedges) of a Baptist pastor in a small American town is outed ...more
  • A barren soundstage is stylishly utilized to create a minimalist small-town setting in which a mysterious woman named Grace (Nicole Kidman) hides from the criminals who pursue her. The town is ...more
  • In 1958 New York Diane Arbus (Nicole Kidman) is a housewife and mother who works as an assistant to her husband (Ty Burrell), a photographer employed by her wealthy parents. Respectable though her ...more
  • Ms. Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and ...more
  • Interpreter Silvia Broome (Nicole Kidman) is at the United Nations when she overhears what she believes is a plan to assassinate the president of Matobo, Edmond Zuwanie (Earl Cameron). When she ...more
  • The Family Fang is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Jason Bateman, based on the 2011 novel by Kevin Wilson. A brother (Jason Bateman) and sister (Nicole Kidman) return to their family ...more
  • Bombshell is a 2019 American drama film directed by Jay Roach. Megyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), Gretchen Carlson (Nicole Kidman), and Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie) decide to take on Fox News boss ...more
  • After a deadly earthquake destroys his home in Peruvian rainforest, a young bear (Ben Whishaw) makes his way to England in search of a new home. The bear, dubbed "Paddington" for the london train ...more
  • In this classic story of love and devotion set against the backdrop of the American Civil War, a wounded Confederate soldier named W.P. Inman (Jude Law) deserts his unit and travels across the South, ...more
  • Washington, D.C. psychologist Carol Bennell (Nicole Kidman) and her colleague Dr. Ben Driscoll (Daniel Craig) are the only two people on Earth who are aware of an epidemic running rampant through the ...more
  • Sally (Sandra Bullock) and Gillian Owens (Nicole Kidman), born into a magical family, have mostly avoided witchcraft themselves. But when Gillian's vicious boyfriend, Jimmy Angelov (Goran Visnjic), ...more
  • Destroyer is a 2018 crime thriller film directed by Karyn Kusama. A police detective (Nicole Kidman) reconnects with people from an undercover assignment in her distant past in order to make peace.
  • John (Ben Chaplin) is a mild-mannered banker who has never been lucky in love. Fed up with waiting for the right girl to come along, John takes a chance on a Russian mail-order bride arranged via the ...more
  • Suburban Boston professional couple Andy (Bill Pullman) and Tracy (Nicole Kidman) become entangled with cocky trauma surgeon Dr. Jed Hill (Alec Baldwin), an old classmate of Andy's whom they invite ...more
  • The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a 2017 psychological horror-thriller film directed by Yorgos Lanthimos. A surgeon (Colin Farrell) forms a familial bond with a sinister teenage boy (Barry Keoghan), ...more