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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
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Eccleston, Michelle Fairley

Released: 2001

Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar

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
Nicole Kidman, Ozzy Osbourne, Kylie Minogue

Released: 2001

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

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
Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore

Released: 2002

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

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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To Die For is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon

Released: 1995

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

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 ...more

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Dead Calm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane

Released: 1989

Directed by: Phillip Noyce

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) 6 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law

Released: 2003

Directed by: Anthony Minghella

Cold Mountain is a 2003 epic 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) 7 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Brendan Gleeson

Released: 1992

Directed by: Ron Howard

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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Practical Magic is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Sandra Bullock, Evan Rachel Wood

Released: 1998

Directed by: Griffin Dunne

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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The Interpreter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Sean Penn, Catherine Keener

Released: 2005

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

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.

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Australia is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, David Wenham

Released: 2008

Directed by: Baz Luhrmann

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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Dogville is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, John Hurt

Released: 2003

Directed by: Lars von Trier

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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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
robert-franson added Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

Released: 1999

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

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 ...more

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Fur is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Robert Downey Jr., Ty Burrell

Released: 2006

Directed by: Steven Shainberg

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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Malice is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alec Baldwin

Released: 1993

Directed by: Harold Becker

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 Portrait of a Lady ... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Christian Bale, Viggo Mortensen

Released: 1996

Directed by: Jane Campion

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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Rabbit Hole is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Rabbit Hole Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Aaron Eckhart

Released: 2010

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

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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Billy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Bruce Willis, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 1991

Directed by: Robert Benton

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The Invasion is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Åkerman

Released: 2007

Directed by: James McTeigue, Oliver Hirschbiegel

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 Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Matthew McConaughey, Zac Efron

Released: 2012

Directed by: Lee Daniels

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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The Stepford Wives is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Bette Midler

Released: 2004

Directed by: Frank Oz

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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Happy Feet is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Robin Williams

Released: 2006

Directed by: Judy Morris, George Miller, Warren Coleman

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The Peacemaker is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, George Clooney, Tamara Tunie

Released: 1997

Directed by: Mimi Leder

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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Birth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Lauren Bacall, Anne Heche

Released: 2004

Directed by: Jonathan Glazer

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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The Railway Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgård

Released: 2013

Directed by: Jonathan Teplitzky

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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The Human Stain is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Kerry Washington, Anthony Hopkins

Released: 2003

Directed by: Robert Benton

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