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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 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    The Others

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston


    Directed byAlejandro Amenábar

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

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    Moulin Rouge! is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Moulin Rouge!

    Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne


    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Moulin Rouge! is a 2001 Australian–American pastiche-jukebox musical film directed, produced,... more
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    To Die For is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    To Die For

    Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix


    Directed byGus Van Sant

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

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    Dead Calm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Dead Calm

    Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill


    Directed byPhillip Noyce

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

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    The Hours is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    The Hours

    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep


    Directed byStephen Daldry

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

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    Far and Away is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Far and Away

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman


    Directed byRon Howard

    Far and Away is a 1992 romance film directed by Ron Howard from a script by Howard and Bob... more

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    Cold Mountain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Cold Mountain

    Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman


    Directed byAnthony Minghella

    Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is... more

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    Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman


    Directed byStanley Kubrick

    Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926... more

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    The Interpreter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    The Interpreter

    Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn


    Directed bySydney Pollack

    The Interpreter is a 2005 political thriller film starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, and... more

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    Practical Magic is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Practical Magic

    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock


    Directed byGriffin Dunne

    Practical Magic is a 1998 American romantic comedy film based on the 1995 novel of the same... more

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    Fur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr.


    Directed bySteven Shainberg

    Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus is a 2006 film starring Nicole Kidman as iconic... more

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    Australia is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman


    Directed byBaz Luhrmann

    Australia is an Australian romance film-epic film directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole... more

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    Dogville is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall


    Directed byLars von Trier

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

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    Malice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow


    Directed byHarold Becker

    Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron... more

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    The Beguiled is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    The Beguiled

    Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman
    The Beguiled is a 2017 American drama film written and directed by Sofia Coppola, based on the... more
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    Billy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Billy Bathgate

    Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis


    Directed byRobert Benton

    Billy Bathgate is a 1991 American gangster film directed by Robert Benton, starring Loren Dean... more
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    Rabbit Hole is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Rabbit Hole

    Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh


    Directed byJohn Cameron Mitchell

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


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    The Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    The Paperboy

    Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey


    Directed byLee Daniels

    The Paperboy is a 2012 American thriller film starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John... more
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    Lion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies


    Dev Patel, Rooney Mara

    Directed byGarth Davis

    Lion is a 2016 Australian-American-British drama film directed by Garth Davis and written by... more
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    The Stepford Wives is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    The Stepford Wives

    Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken


    Directed byFrank Oz

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

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    Stoker is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska


    Directed byPark Chan-wook

    Stoker is a 2012 Drama, horror, mystery and thriller film written by Wentworth Miller and Erin... more
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    Birthday Girl is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Birthday Girl

    Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel


    Directed byJez Butterworth

    Birthday Girl is a 2001 British-American drama and crime film directed by Jez Butterworth. The... more

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    Happy Feet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Happy Feet

    Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman


    Directed byJudy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

    Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed,... more

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    Birth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies


    Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall


    Directed byJonathan Glazer

    Birth is a 2004 American drama film directed by Jonathan Glazer, starring Nicole Kidman,... more
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    Margot at the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies

    Margot at the Wedding

    Nicole Kidman, Jack Black


    Directed byNoah Baumbach

    Margot at the Wedding is a 2007 tragicomedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film... more

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