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The Best Tom Wilkinson Movies

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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.

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    Shakespeare in Love

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben Affleck

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn Madden

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    Rush Hour

    Jackie Chan, Roselyn Sánchez

    Released1998

    Directed byBrett Ratner

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    Girl with a Pearl Earring

    Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth

    Released2003

    Directed byPeter Webber

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  • Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind4
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    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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    Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Madden

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    A Good Woman

    Scarlett Johansson, Helen Hunt

    Released2004

    Directed byMike Barker

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    Judi Dench, Maggie Smith

    Released2011

    Directed byJohn Madden

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    The Conspirator

    Evan Rachel Wood, Alexis Bledel

    Released2010

    Directed byRobert Redford

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  • Black Knight9
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    Black Knight

    Martin Lawrence, Tom Wilkinson

    Released2001

    Directed byGil Junger

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    The Patriot

    Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger

    Released2000

    Directed byRoland Emmerich

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    The Importance of Being Earnest

    Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench

    Released2002

    Directed byOliver Parker

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  • Stage Beauty12
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    Released2004

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    Released2011

    Directed byBrad Bird

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  • The Full Monty14
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    The Full Monty

    Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson

    Released1997

    Directed byPeter Cattaneo

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  • In the Bedroom15
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    In the Bedroom

    Marisa Tomei, Sissy Spacek

    Released2002

    Directed byTodd Field

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  • Wilde16
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    Wilde

    Jude Law, Orlando Bloom

    Released1997

    Directed byBrian Gilbert

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  • RocknRolla17
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    Gemma Arterton, Gerard Butler

    Released2008

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    Released2008

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    The Last Kiss

    Rachel Bilson, Tom Wilkinson

    Released2006

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    The Gathering Storm

    Lena Headey, Tom Hiddleston

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    The Exorcism of Emily Rose

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    Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Harris

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    Directed byBille August

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    George Clooney, Tilda Swinton

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