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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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The Others is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Others Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley The Others is a 2001 horror-thriller film written, directed and scored by Alejandro Amenábar. It stars Nicole Kidman and Fionnula Flanagan. It won eight Goya Awards, including awards for ...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, Kylie Minogue 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 ...more

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The Hours is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Hours Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore The Hours is a 2002 British-American drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on ...more

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Dogville is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Dogville Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt Dogville is a 2003 Danish drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier, and starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Chloë Sevigny, Paul Bettany, Stellan Skarsgård, Udo Kier, Ben ...more

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To Die For is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
To Die For Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon To Die For is a 1995 American crime 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, ...more

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Dead Calm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Dead Calm Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Williams. The film was directed by ...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, Jude Law Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic war drama film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Charles Frazier. It stars Jude Law, Nicole ...more

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Far and Away is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Far and Away Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson 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 ...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, Catherine Keener The Interpreter is a 2005 political thriller film starring Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, and Catherine Keener. It was the final film to be directed by Sydney Pollack before his death in 2008.

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The Portrait of a Lady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Portrait of a Lady Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen The Portrait of a Lady is a 1996 film adaptation of Henry James's novel The Portrait of a Lady directed by Jane Campion. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Barbara Hershey, John Malkovich, ...more

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
robert-franson added Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American erotic 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 ...more

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The Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Paperboy Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron The Paperboy is a 2012 American thriller film starring Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron, John Cusack, and Nicole Kidman. Directed by Lee Daniels, it is based on the 1995 novel The Paperboy by ...more

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Fur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Fur Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus is a 2006 film starring Nicole Kidman as iconic American photographer Diane Arbus, who was known for her strange, disturbing images.

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Australia Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham Australia is an Australian romance film-epic film directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman. An English aristocrat inherits a cattle station and when English cattle ...more

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Practical Magic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Practical Magic Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Evan Rachel Wood Practical Magic is a 1998 American romantic comedy film based on the 1995 novel of the same name by Alice Hoffman. The film was directed by Griffin Dunne and stars Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, ...more

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Margot at the Wedding is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Margot at the Wedding Nicole Kidman, Jack Black, Jennifer Jason Leigh Margot at the Wedding is a 2007 tragicomedy written and directed by Noah Baumbach. The film premiered August 31, 2007 at the 34th Telluride Film Festival.

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Billy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Billy Bathgate Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, Dustin Hoffman Billy Bathgate is a 1991 American gangster film directed by Robert Benton, starring Loren Dean as the titular character and Dustin Hoffman as real-life gangster Dutch Schultz. The film co-stars ...more

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Happy Feet is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Happy Feet Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams Happy Feet is a 2006 Australian-American computer-animated musical family film, directed, produced and co-written by George Miller. It was produced at Sydney-based visual effects and animation ...more

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Rabbit Hole is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Aaron Eckhart Rabbit Hole is a 2010 American drama film starring Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, and Dianne Wiest, and directed by John Cameron Mitchell; the screenplay is an adaptation by David Lindsay-Abaire ...more

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Stoker is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Stoker Nicole Kidman, Mia Wasikowska, Matthew Goode Stoker is a 2012 Drama, horror, mystery and thriller film written by Wentworth Miller and Erin Cressida Wilson and directed by Chan-wook Park.

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Birth is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Birth Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Anne Heche Birth is a 2004 American drama film directed by Jonathan Glazer, starring Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Danny Huston and Cameron Bright. The film follows Anna, the daughter of a prominent ...more

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Malice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Malice Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin Malice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank is based on a story by Jonas McCord. It stars Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and ...more

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The Invasion is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Invasion Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Åkerman The Invasion is a 2007 science fiction thriller film starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig, directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, with additional scenes written by The Wachowskis and directed by ...more

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The Human Stain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Human Stain Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Anthony Hopkins The Human Stain is a 2003 American drama film directed by Robert Benton. The screenplay by Nicholas Meyer is based on the 2000 novel of the same name by Philip Roth. The film stars Anthony ...more

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The Stepford Wives is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Stepford Wives Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Bette Midler The Stepford Wives is a 2004 American sci-fi dramedy film. It was directed by Frank Oz from a screenplay by Paul Rudnick and stars Nicole Kidman, Matthew Broderick, Bette Midler, Christopher ...more

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The Peacemaker is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Peacemaker Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie The Peacemaker is a 1997 American action/thriller film starring George Clooney and Nicole Kidman and directed by Mimi Leder. It was the first film released by DreamWorks. While the story takes ...more

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Hemingway & Gellhorn is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Hemingway & Gellhorn Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall, Clive Owen Hemingway & Gellhorn is an HBO biopic film about the lives of journalist Martha Gellhorn and her husband, writer Ernest Hemingway. It was directed by Philip Kaufman, and first aired on HBO ...more

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Paddington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
looksharp added Paddington Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Julie Walters Paddington is a 2014 British-French comedy film, directed by Paul King, written by King and Hamish McColl, and produced by David Heyman. Based on Paddington Bear by Michael Bond, the film stars ...more

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The Railway Man is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Railway Man Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård The Railway Man is a 2013 British–Australian-made war film directed by Jonathan Teplitzky. It is an adaptation of the bestselling autobiography of the same name by Eric Lomax, and stars Colin ...more

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Batman Forever is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Batman Forever Nicole Kidman, Drew Barrymore, Jim Carrey Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial ...more

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Bewitched is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Bewitched Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell Bewitched is a 2005 American romantic comedy fantasy film produced by Columbia Pictures and is a re-imagining of the television series of the same name. The film was released in the United ...more

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The Golden Compass is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Golden Compass Nicole Kidman, Eva Green, Ian McKellen The Golden Compass is a 2007 2007 fantasy-adventure film written by Chris Weitz and directed by Chris Weitz.

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Birthday Girl is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Birthday Girl Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel, Valentina Cervi Birthday Girl is a 2001 British-American drama and crime film directed by Jez Butterworth. The plot focuses on English bank clerk John Buckingham who orders a Russian mail-order bride, Nadia. It ...more

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Trespass is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Trespass Nicole Kidman, Nicolas Cage, Cam Gigandet Trespass is a 2011 American thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher. The film stars Nicolas Cage and Nicole Kidman as a married couple taken hostage by extortionists. Shooting on the project ...more

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Days of Thunder is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Days of Thunder Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Robert Duvall Days of Thunder is a 1990 American auto racing film released by Paramount Pictures, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and directed by Tony Scott. The cast includes Tom Cruise, Nicole ...more

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My Life is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
My Life Nicole Kidman, Queen Latifah, Michael Keaton My Life is a 1993 American film starring Michael Keaton and Nicole Kidman and directed by Bruce Joel Rubin. With a PG-13 rating, this film's North American box office gross was $28 million.

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Before I Go to Sleep is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Before I Go to Sleep Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Mark Strong Before I Go to Sleep is a 2014 British-American mystery thriller film written and directed by Rowan Joffé. A film adaptation of S. J. Watson's 2011 novel of the same name, the film stars ...more

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Nine is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nine Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Penélope Cruz Nine is a 2009 musical drama metafilm directed and produced by Rob Marshall. The screenplay, written by Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella, is based on Arthur Kopit's book for the 1982 musical ...more

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Just Go With It is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Just Go With It Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, Brooklyn Decker Just Go with It is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Dennis Dugan, and produced by Adam Sandler, who also starred in the film. The film co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman, ...more

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Secret in Their Eyes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Secret in Their Eyes Chiwetel Ejiofor, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts Secret in Their Eyes is a 2015 American psychological thriller film directed by Billy Ray, and a remake of the 2009 Argentine film which is based on the novel by Eduardo Sacheri. A tight-knit ...more

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Flirting is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Flirting Nicole Kidman, Naomi Watts, Thandie Newton Flirting is a 1991 Australian coming of age comedy drama film written and directed by John Duigan. The story revolves around a romance between two teenagers, and it stars Noah Taylor, who ...more

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BMX Bandits is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
BMX Bandits Nicole Kidman, Bryan Marshall, Paul Flaherty BMX Bandits is a 1983 Australian adventure crime drama film starring Nicole Kidman.

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Lion is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Lion Dev Patel, Rooney Mara, David Wenham 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), ...more

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The Killing of a Sacred Deer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Killing of a Sacred Deer Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Barry Keoghan 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 ...more

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The Beguiled is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Beguiled Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst 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 ...more

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The Family Fang is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
The Family Fang Nicole Kidman, Jason Bateman, Christopher Walken 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 ...more

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Genius is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Genius Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman 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

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Emerald City is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Emerald City Nicole Kidman, Nicholas Hammond, Chris Haywood Emerald City is a 1988 film directed by Michael Jenkins, an adaptation of the play of the same name. Much of the play's dialogue is retained, though discussion of off-stage characters is usually ...more

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Strangerland is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Strangerland Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce Strangerland is a 2015 Australian-Irish drama thriller film directed by Kim Farrant and written by Michael Kinirons and Fiona Seres. The film stars Nicole Kidman, Joseph Fiennes and Hugo ...more

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Queen of the Desert is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Queen of the Desert Nicole Kidman, James Franco, Robert Pattinson Queen of the Desert is a 2015 epic biographical drama film written and directed by Werner Herzog and is based on the life of British traveller, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer and ...more