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The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies 

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List of the best Rowan Atkinson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Rowan Atkinson is best known for creating the character of Mr. Bean, 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.

Rowan Atkinson has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like John Cleese and Daniel Craig in terms of fame and success.

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Mr. Bean's Holiday is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Willem Dafoe, Rowan Atkinson, Jean Rochefort

Released: 2007

Directed by: Steve Bendelack

Mr. Bean's Holiday is a 2007 British comedy film, directed by Steve Bendelack and starring Rowan Atkinson, Max Baldry, Emma de Caunes and Willem Dafoe. It is the second film based on the ...more

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Bean is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Burt Reynolds, Sandra Oh, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1997

Directed by: Mel Smith

Bean, also known as Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie or Mr. Bean: The Movie is a 1997 feature film based on the television series Mr. Bean. It stars Rowan Atkinson in the title role and Peter ...more

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Johnny English Reborn is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Johnny English Reborn Gillian Anderson, Rosamund Pike, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2011

Directed by: Oliver Parker

Johnny English Reborn is a 2011 British spy comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film is the sequel to Johnny English, and stars Rowan Atkinson reprising his role as the ...more
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Johnny English is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
John Malkovich, Natalie Imbruglia, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Peter Howitt

Johnny English is a 2003 British comedy film parodying the James Bond secret agent genre. The film stars Rowan Atkinson, Ben Miller and John Malkovich. Atkinson had previously appeared in the ...more

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Rat Race is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Amy Smart, John Cleese

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jerry Zucker

Rat Race is a 2001 American ensemble comedy film directed by Jerry Zucker, written by Andy Breckman, and starring Rowan Atkinson, Whoopi Goldberg, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jon Lovitz, Kathy Najimy, ...more

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Rowan Atkinson Live! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Rowan Atkinson Live!

Released: 1992

Directed by: Thomas Schlamme

Rowan Atkinson Live! is a 1992 comedy documentary film written by Rowan Atkinson, Richard Curtis and Ben Elton and directed by Thomas Schlamme.
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Scooby-Doo is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Pamela Anderson, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Isla Fisher

Released: 2002

Directed by: Raja Gosnell

Scooby-Doo is a 2002 American comedy horror film. Based on the long-running Hanna-Barbera animated television series Scooby-Doo, the film was directed by Raja Gosnell, written by James Gunn and ...more

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The Lion King is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jeremy Irons, Matthew Broderick

Released: 1994

Directed by: Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers

The Lion King is a 1994 American animated musical epic film produced by Walt Disney Feature Animation and released by Walt Disney Pictures. It is the 32nd animated feature in the Walt Disney ...more

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Blackadder's Christmas C... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Blackadder's Christmas Carol Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1988

Directed by: Richard Boden

Blackadder's Christmas Carol is a one-off episode of Blackadder, a parody of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. It is set between Blackadder the Third and Blackadder Goes Forth, and is narrated ...more
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Blackadder: Back & F... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Kate Moss, Hugh Laurie, Colin Firth

Released: 1999

Directed by: Paul Weiland

Blackadder: Back & Forth is a 1999 short comedy history film written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and directed by Paul Weiland.
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Keeping Mum is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Maggie Smith, Patrick Swayze, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2005

Directed by: Niall Johnson

Keeping Mum is a 2005 British black comedy film starring Rowan Atkinson, Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith and Patrick Swayze.

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Four Weddings and a Fune... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Hugh Grant, Andie MacDowell, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1994

Directed by: Mike Newell

This film is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell. It was the first of several films by screenwriter Richard Curtis to feature Hugh Grant. It was made in six weeks and ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

Released: 2003

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Never Say Never Again is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Sean Connery, Kim Basinger, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1983

Directed by: Irvin Kershner

Never Say Never Again is a 1983 spy film based on the James Bond novel Thunderball, which was previously adapted in 1965 under that name. Unlike the majority of Bond films, Never Say Never Again ...more

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The Witches is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Rowan Atkinson, Anjelica Huston, Brenda Blethyn

Released: 1990

Directed by: Nicolas Roeg

The Witches is a 1990 comedy-fantasy film based on the book of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was directed by Nicolas Roeg and produced by Jim Henson Productions for Lorimar Film Entertainment ...more

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Johnny English Strikes A... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Rowan Atkinson, Olga Kurylenko, Ben Miller

Released: 2018

Directed by: David Kerr

Johnny English Strikes Again is a 2018 action comedy film directed by David Kerr, and the third film in the series. After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all of the active undercover ...more

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Hot Shots! Part Deux is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Charlie Sheen, Martin Sheen, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Jim Abrahams

Hot Shots! Part Deux is a 1993 comedy/parody film, and a sequel to the 1991 comedy Hot Shots!. The sequel primarily spoofs the 1988 action film Rambo III. Directed again by Jim Abrahams, the ...more

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Spider-Plant Man is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Spider-Plant Man Rowan Atkinson, Simon Pegg, Rachel Stevens

Released: 2005

Spider-Plant Man is a British parody short film which parodies the Spider-Man 2002 film adaptation, made for the Comic Relief 2005 appeal and aired on BBC One on 11 March 2005. It featured Rowan ...more
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The Tall Guy is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Emma Thompson, Jeff Goldblum, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 1990

Directed by: Mel Smith

The Tall Guy is a 1989 romantic comedy and the feature film debut of screenwriter Richard Curtis and director Mel Smith. It was produced by London Weekend Television for theatrical release and ...more
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Bernard and the Genie is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Rowan Atkinson, Alan Cumming, Bob Geldof

Released: 1991

Directed by: Paul Weiland

Bernard and the Genie is a seventy-minute British TV film co-produced by Attaboy and Talkback for BBC Television. It was first shown on BBC1 on 23 November 1991. Written by comedy writer Richard ...more
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Dead on Time is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Rowan Atkinson, Greta Scacchi

Directed by: Lyndall Hobbs

Dead on Time is a 1983 British short film directed by Lyndall Hobbs and written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson. The film is a comedy which tells the story of Bernard Fripp a man who, on ...more
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Maybe Baby is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson, Rowan Atkinson

Released: 2000

Directed by: Hugh Laurie, Tom Moore, Ben Elton

Maybe Baby is a 2000 British comedy film starring Hugh Laurie and Joely Richardson. It was written and directed by Ben Elton, based upon his novel Inconceivable.

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The Appointments of Denn... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Rowan Atkinson Movies
Rowan Atkinson, David Hyde Pierce, Laurie Metcalf

Released: 1988

Directed by: Dean Parisot

The Appointments of Dennis Jennings is a 1988 American short comedy film, starring and co-written by Steven Wright, which won the Academy Award for Live Action Short Film at the 61st Academy ...more