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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.


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    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston
    The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar....  more

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    Moulin Rouge!

    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne
    Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced,...  more

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    The Hours

    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep
    The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring...  more

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    To Die For

    Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix
    This film is a 1995 American comedy-drama film, made in a mockumentary format, directed by...  more

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    Batman Forever

    Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore
    Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by...  more

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    Dead Calm

    Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill
    Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane....  more
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    Days of Thunder

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
    Days of Thunder is a 1990 American auto racing film released by Paramount Pictures, produced...  more

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    Cold Mountain

    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman
    Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is...  more

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    Far and Away

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
    Far and Away is a 1992 romance film directed by Ron Howard from a script by Howard and Bob...  more

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    Practical Magic

    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock
    Practical Magic is a 1998 American romantic comedy film based on the 1995 novel of the same...  more

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    Before I Go to Sleep

    Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth
    Before I Go to Sleep is a 2014 British-American mystery thriller film written and directed by...  more
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    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman
    Australia is an Australian romance film-epic film directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole...  more

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    Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall
    Dogville is a 2003 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring...  more

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  • 14

    The Peacemaker

    Nicole Kidman, George Clooney
    The Peacemaker is a 1997 American action/thriller film starring George Clooney and Nicole...  more

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  • 15


    Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow
    Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron...  more

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  • 16

    The Beguiled

    Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman
    The Beguiled is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, based on the...  more
  • 17

    Rabbit Hole

    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh
    Rabbit Hole is a 2010 American drama film starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, and Dianne...  more


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  • 18


    Dev Patel, Rooney Mara
    Lion is a 2016 Australian-American-British drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by...  more
  • 19


    Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth
    Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and...  more


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  • 20


    Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage
    Trespass is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film stars Nicolas...  more

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    The Stepford Wives

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken
    The Stepford Wives is a 2004 American sci-fi dramedy film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a...  more

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    Secret in Their Eyes

    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman
    Secret in Their Eyes is a 2015 American psychological thriller film directed by Billy Ray, and...  more
  • 23


    Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall
    Birth is a 2004 American drama film directed by Jonathan Glazer, starring Nicole Kidman,...  more

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    Eyes Wide Shut

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman
    Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926...  more

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    Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson
    Nine is a 2009 musical drama metafilm directed and produced by Rob Marshall. The screenplay,...  more