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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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The Others is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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
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
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
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
Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon
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) 6 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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
Natalie Portman, Nicole Kidman, Jude Law
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) 8 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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
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.
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The Portrait of a Lady is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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 Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, 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) 12 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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The Paperboy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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Australia is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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
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
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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The Beguiled is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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Billy Bathgate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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Stoker is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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The Invasion is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Malin Ã…kerman
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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Rabbit Hole is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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Malice is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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Happy Feet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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The Human Stain is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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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Hemingway & Gellhorn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nicole Kidman Movies
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