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List of the best Tom Wilkinson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tom Wilkinson'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 Tom Wilkinson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tom Wilkinson movies will be at the top of the list. Tom Wilkinson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tom Wilkinson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tom Wilkinson films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Tom Wilkinson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Tom Wilkinson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different films, including Girl with a Pearl Earring and The Gruffalo's Child.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tom Wilkinson movies?" and "What are the greatest Tom Wilkinson roles of all time?"

Christopher Nolan and Brett Ratner have both worked with Tom Wilkinson over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. If Tom Wilkinson movies are your thing, then check out the greatest movies by Brendan Gleeson and Jim Broadbent too.

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George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson Michael Clayton is a 2007 American legal thriller film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, starring George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton and Sydney Pollack. The film chronicles the ...more

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Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy-drama film directed by Peter Cattaneo, starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, and Hugo Speer. The ...more

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Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Logan Lerman The Patriot is a 2000 American epic historical fiction war film directed by Roland Emmerich. Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin (Mel Gibson) is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the ...more

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Marisa Tomei, Sissy Spacek, Tom Wilkinson In the Bedroom is a 2001 American crime drama film directed by Todd Field, and dedicated to Andre Dubus, whose short story Killings is the source material on which the screenplay, by Field and ...more

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Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez, Chris Tucker Rush Hour is a 1998 American buddy action comedy film and the first installment in the Rush Hour series, directed by Brett Ratner and starring Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker. It was followed by ...more

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Tom Cruise, Kenneth Branagh, Eddie Izzard Valkyrie is a 2008 American-German historical thriller film set in Nazi Germany during World War II. The film depicts the 20 July plot in 1944 by German army officers to assassinate Adolf Hitler ...more

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Pierce Brosnan, Ewan McGregor, Kim Cattrall The Ghost Writer is 2010 thriller film written by Robert Harris and Roman Polanski and directed by Roman Polanski.

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Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck, Judi Dench Shakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair ...more

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Batman Begins is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Tom Wilkinson Movies
Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Liam Neeson Batman Begins is a 2005 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. After training with his mentor (Liam Neeson), Batman (Christian Bale) begins his fight to ...more

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Tom Wilkinson Movies
Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more

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Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington The Debt is a 2010 American drama-thriller film directed by John Madden and written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan

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Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel, Kevin Kline The Conspirator is a 2010 historical drama film directed by Robert Redford based on an original screenplay by James D. Solomon. It is the debut film of the American Film Company. The film tells ...more

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Laura Linney, Jennifer Carpenter, Tom Wilkinson The Exorcism of Emily Rose is a 2005 American courtroom drama horror film directed by Scott Derrickson and starring Laura Linney and Tom Wilkinson. The film is loosely based on the story of ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Cillian Murphy Girl with a Pearl Earring is a 2003 drama film directed by Peter Webber. The screenplay was adapted by screenwriter Olivia Hetreed, based on the novel of the same name by Tracy Chevalier. ...more

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Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen's 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as ...more

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Mission: Impossible – Ghost Pr... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Tom Wilkinson Movies
Tom Cruise, Paula Patton, Jeremy Renner Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is a 2011 American action spy film directed by Brad Bird, and the fourth film in the Mission: Impossible series. The IMF is shut down when it's implicated in ...more

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Claire Danes, Alice Eve, Billy Crudup Stage Beauty is a 2004 British-American-German romantic period drama directed by Richard Eyre. The screenplay by Jeffrey Hatcher is based on his play Compleat Female Stage Beauty, which was ...more

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Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Colin Firth The Importance of Being Earnest is a 2002 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Oliver Parker, based on Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners play The Importance of Being ...more

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Val Kilmer, Michael Douglas, Emily Mortimer The Ghost and the Darkness is a 1996 historical adventure film starring Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas set in Africa at the end of the 19th century. It was directed by Stephen Hopkins and the ...more

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Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson, Daniella Alonso Black Knight is a 2001 American comedy film starring Martin Lawrence. The film was directed by Gil Junger, whose experience was primarily with television sitcoms. In addition to Lawrence, Black ...more

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Jude Law, Orlando Bloom, Stephen Fry Wilde is a 1997 British biographical film directed by Brian Gilbert with Stephen Fry in the title role. The screenplay by Julian Mitchell is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1987 biography of ...more

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Scarlett Johansson, Helen Hunt, Tom Wilkinson A Good Woman is a 2004 drama film directed by Mike Barker. The screenplay by Howard Himelstein is based on the 1892 play Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde. It is the fourth screen version of ...more

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Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a 2012 British comedy-drama film, directed by John Madden. The screenplay, written by Ol Parker, is based on the 2004 novel These Foolish Things, by Deborah ...more

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Kevin Spacey, Al Gore, John Hurt Recount is a 2008 television film about the 2000 United States presidential election. The political drama was written by Danny Strong, directed by Jay Roach, and produced by Michael Haussman. It ...more

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Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler, Tom Hardy RocknRolla is a 2008 British comedy crime film written and directed by Guy Ritchie, and starring Gerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton, Mark Strong, Idris Elba, Tom Hardy, Jimi Mistry and ...more

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Julia Roberts, Clive Owen, Paul Giamatti Duplicity is a 2009 American romantic spy film written and directed by Tony Gilroy, and starring Clive Owen and Julia Roberts. The plot follows two corporate spies with a romantic history who ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Colin Farrell, Hayley Atwell Cassandra's Dream is a 2007 dramatic thriller film written and directed by Woody Allen. Filmed in the United Kingdom, it was released in 2007 in Europe and in January 2008 in the United States. ...more

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Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris, Julia Ormond Smilla's Sense of Snow is a 1997 Danish thriller film directed by Bille August and starring Julia Ormond, Gabriel Byrne, and Richard Harris. Based on the 1992 novel Miss Smilla's Feeling for ...more

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Hayden Panettiere, Jessica Lange, Tom Wilkinson Normal is a 2002 drama film produced by HBO Films, which became an official selection at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. Jane Anderson, the film's writer and director, adapted her own play, ...more

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Rachel Bilson, Tom Wilkinson, Casey Affleck The Last Kiss is a 2006 American romantic comedy-drama film which is based on the 2001 Italian film L'ultimo bacio, directed by Gabriele Muccino. The plot revolves around a young couple and ...more

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Cameron Diaz, James Franco, Seth Rogen The Green Hornet is a 2011 American superhero action comedy film based on the character of the same name that had originated in a 1930s radio program and has appeared in movie serials, a ...more

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Daniel Day-Lewis, Emma Thompson, Tom Wilkinson In the Name of the Father is a 1993 Irish-British-American biographical courtroom drama film co-written and directed by Jim Sheridan. It is based on the true life story of the Guildford Four, ...more

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If Only is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Tom Wilkinson Movies
Jennifer Love Hewitt, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Nicholls If Only is a 2004 British-American romantic fantasy drama film directed by Gil Junger. It takes a tragedy to teach the young businessman Ian (Paul Nicholls) to put love ahead of work and open up ...more

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Mark Ruffalo, Tobey Maguire, Jewel Ride with the Devil is a 1999 American Civil War film directed by Ang Lee. The storyline was conceived from a screenplay written by James Schamus, based on a book entitled Woe to Live On, by ...more

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Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston, Vanessa Redgrave The Gathering Storm is a BBC–HBO co-produced television biographical film about Winston Churchill in the years just prior to World War II. The title of the film is that of the first volume of ...more

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Minnie Driver, Tom Wilkinson The Governess is a 1998 British period drama film written and directed by Sandra Goldbacher. The screenplay focuses on a young Jewish woman of Sephardic background, who reinvents herself as a ...more

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An Angel for May Tom Wilkinson, Nina Wadia, Matthew Beard An Angel for May is a 2002 family drama TV movie written by Peter Milligan and directed by Harley Cokeliss.

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Salma Hayek, Elijah Wood, Jeff Goldblum Chain of Fools is a 2000 heist comedy film about a hapless barber named Kresk.

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Tom Wilkinson, Terence Stamp, Rupert Everett Separate Lies is a 2005 British drama film directed by Julian Fellowes, who also wrote the screenplay, updating the 1951 novel A Way Through the Wood by Nigel Balchin, which had already been ...more

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Mandy Moore, Martin Freeman, Billy Crudup Dedication is a 2007 American romantic comedy film starring Billy Crudup and Mandy Moore. Written by David Bromberg, this film is actor Justin Theroux's directorial debut. The film premiered at ...more

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Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Marsha Thomason Priest is a 1994 British drama film marking the debut of director Antonia Bird. The screenplay by Jimmy McGovern focuses on a Roman Catholic priest as he struggles with two issues that ...more

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Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Helen Mirren Prince of Jutland is a 1994 film adaptation of the Danish legend of prince Amleth, drawing upon the 12th century works of Saxo Grammaticus, which was also the inspiration for Shakespeare's ...more

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Helena Bonham Carter, Ringo Starr, John Hurt The Gruffalo is a 2009 British-German short computer animated film based on the picture book written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler. Directed by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Rosamund Pike, Alan Cumming Jackboots on Whitehall is a 2010 British model puppet adult animated satirical action comedy war adventure film portraying an alternate history of the Second World War, in which Nazi Germany has ...more

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Christopher Walken, Tom Wilkinson, Carole Bouquet A Business Affair is a 1994 romantic comedy film directed by Charlotte Brandstrom and starring Carole Bouquet. Christopher Walken and Jonathan Pryce. The film was produced by the United Kingdom ...more

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Tom Wilkinson, Paul McGann Paper Mask is a 1990 British drama film directed by Christopher Morahan and starring Paul McGann, Amanda Donohoe and Tom Wilkinson. A hospital porter decides to impersonate a doctor in a busy ...more

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Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Tom Wilkinson Oscar and Lucinda is a 1997 romantic drama film directed by Gillian Armstrong and starring Cate Blanchett, Ralph Fiennes, Ciarán Hinds and Tom Wilkinson. It is based on the 1988 Booker ...more

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Mary Steenburgen, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Scofield The Attic: The Hiding of Anne Frank is a 1988 television film directed by John Erman, based on Miep Gies' book Anne Frank Remembered.

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Ali Landry, Kevin James, Sean Astin Little Boy is an upcoming American war comedy-drama film directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde and written by Monteverde and Pepe Portillo. The film stars Jakob Salvati, David Henrie, ...more

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Vivaldi Elle Fanning, Neve Campbell, Alfred Molina