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The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies

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The best Rowan Atkinson movies are great comedy films. Rowan Atkinson is best known for creating the character of Mr. Bean and the Mr. Bean film series, but he also displays a wide range of talent throughout his filmography. Rowan Atkinson'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 Rowan Atkinson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Rowan Atkinson movies will be at the top of the list. Rowan Atkinson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Rowan Atkinson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Rowan Atkinson films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Rowan Atkinson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Rowan Atkinson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand. Examples include Johnny English and The Lion King.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Rowan Atkinson movies?" and "What are the greatest Rowan Atkinson roles of all time?" If you are a fan of Atkinson's creative characters, you might also enjoy our list of best Hugh Laurie movies and best Stephen Fry movies. If you loved Atkinson as Johnny English, check out the best Johnny English Strikes Again quotes to relive some of his best lines.

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    Mr. Bean's Holiday

    Willem Dafoe, Rowan Atkinson

    Released2007

    Directed bySteve Bendelack

    Character: Mr. Bean

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    #186 of 246 The Best Movies For Kids#91 of 175 The Best Movie Sequels Ever Made

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    Bean

    Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh

    Released1997

    Directed byMel Smith

    Character: Mr. Bean

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    #340 of 924 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#29 of 117 The Best Movies Based on TV Shows

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    Johnny English Reborn

    Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike

    Released2011

    Directed byOliver Parker

    Character: Johnny English

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    Johnny English

    John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Howitt

    Character: Johnny English

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    #3 of 44 The Greatest Spy Comedy Movies Ever Made#20 of 20 The Funniest Action Parody Movies

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    Rat Race

    Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart

    Released2001

    Directed byJerry Zucker

    Character: Enrico Pollini

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    #172 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies#94 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies

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    Scooby-Doo

    Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released2002

    Directed byRaja Gosnell

    Character: Emile Mondavarious

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    Dark Scooby-Doo Fan Theories#65 of 103 The Very Best Movie Franchises

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    Blackadder: Back & Forth

    Kate Moss, Hugh Laurie

    Released1999

    Directed byPaul Weiland

    Character: Edmund Blackadder

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    Rowan Atkinson Live!

    Character: Himself

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    The Lion King

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons

    Released1994

    Directed byRob Minkoff, Roger Allers

    Character: Zazu (Voice)

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    'The Lion King' Fan Theories That Just Might Be True#7 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked

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    Johnny English Strikes Again

    Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko

    Released2018

    Directed byDavid Kerr

    Character: Johnny English

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    Blackadder's Christmas Carol

    Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Boden

    Character: Edmund Blackadder

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    Four Weddings and a Funeral

    Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell

    Released1994

    Directed byMike Newell

    Character: Father Gerald

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    #105 of 783 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#840 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

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    Keeping Mum

    Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze

    Released2005

    Directed byNiall Johnson

    Character: Reverend Walter Goodfellow

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    #39 of 59 The Funniest Movies About Marriage#377 of 426 The Best Feel-Good Movies

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    Spider-Plant Man

    Rowan Atkinson, Simon Pegg

    Released2005

    Character: Spider-Plant Man

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    Hot Shots! Part Deux

    Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen

    Released1993

    Directed byJim Abrahams

    Character: Dexter Hayman

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    #97 of 252 The Funniest '90s Movies#230 of 1,141 The Absolute Funniest Movies Of All Time

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    The Witches

    Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston

    Released1990

    Directed byNicolas Roeg

    Character: Mr. Stringer

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    'The Witches' Is The Scariest Children's Movie In Existence - And It's Even Darker Looking Back#193 of 727 The Best Horror Movies Of All Time

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    Dead on Time

    Rowan Atkinson, Greta Scacchi

    Released1982

    Directed byLyndall Hobbs

    Character: Bernard Fripp

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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert

    Released2003

    Directed byRichard Curtis

    Character: Rufus

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    #59 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies#31 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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    The Appointments of Dennis Jennings

    Rowan Atkinson, David Hyde Pierce

    Released1988

    Directed byDean Parisot

    Character: Dr. Schooner

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    Never Say Never Again

    Sean Connery, Kim Basinger

    Released1983

    Directed byIrvin Kershner

    Character: Nigel Small-Fawcett

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    Bernard and the Genie

    Rowan Atkinson, Alan Cumming

    Released1991

    Directed byPaul Weiland

    Character: Charles Pinkworth

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    The Tall Guy

    Emma Thompson, Jeff Goldblum

    Released1990

    Directed byMel Smith

    Character: Ron Anderson

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    Maybe Baby

    Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

    Released2000

    Directed byHugh Laurie, Tom Moore, Ben Elton

    Character: Mr. James