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All Nicole Kidman Movies Ranked

Nicole Kidman is an actor who keeps moviegoers, awards prognosticators, and our own Tomatometer guessing. Just when you think she’s heading in one clear direction – upon winning her Oscar in 2003 for The Hours (“by a nose”) she appeared in a string of mainstream studio flicks like The Interpreter and Bewitched – she takes a sharp turn: when she put down the Bewitched broomstick, she moved on to indie curiosities like Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus and Margot at the Wedding. She’s been mixing those kinds of daring indie choices with more mainstream fare ever since she emerged on the world stage with a scene-stealing role in Phillip Noyce’s acclaimed boat-bound thriller, Dead Calm. Kidman in the ’90s meant supporting roles in blockbusters like Batman Forever and Days of Thunder, and leading, attention-grabbing turns in more off kilter fare like Gus Van Sant’s To Die For and, notoriously, Stanley Kubrick’s Eyes Wide Shut. In the 2000s, she mastered new genres – Oscar nominated for musical, Moulin Rouge!, scream-queen–certified for The Others — and continued racking up the accolades, ending the decade with another Oscar nom for Rabbit Hole. She’s been on a hot streak since 2015, with five Certified Fresh films, and more awards buzz circling this year for Boy Erased and Destroyer. Before you see those Fresh movies, play catchup on a fascinating career with this list of all of Nicole Kidman’s movies, ranked by Tomatometer.

#51

Trespass (2011)
10%

#51
Adjusted Score: 11.516%
Critics Consensus: Another claustrophobic thriller that Joel Schumacher can churn out in his sleep, Trespass is nasty and aggressive, more unpleasant than entertaining.
Synopsis: In a private, wealthy community, priority is placed on security and no exception is made for the Miller family's estate.... [More]
Directed By: Joel Schumacher

#50

Grace Of Monaco (2014)
11%

#50
Adjusted Score: 13.094%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot but utterly vapid, Grace of Monaco fails to honor either its subject or its audience.
Synopsis: GRACE OF MONACO is focused on the personal story of former Hollywood star Grace Kelly during a dispute between Monaco's... [More]
Directed By: Olivier Dahan

#49
#49
Adjusted Score: 19.444%
Critics Consensus: Queen of the Desert unites some undeniably talented professionals, but it's difficult to discern what drew them together -- or understand how its compelling real-life story became such a muddled mess.
Synopsis: Nicole Kidman and director Werner Herzog bring to life the extraordinary true story of a trailblazing woman who found freedom... [More]
Directed By: Werner Herzog

#48

Just Go with It (2011)
18%

#48
Adjusted Score: 21.688%
Critics Consensus: Just Go With It may be slightly better than some entries in the recently dire rom-com genre, but that's far from a recommendation.
Synopsis: In Just Go With It, a plastic surgeon, romancing a much younger schoolteacher, enlists his loyal assistant to pretend to... [More]
Directed By: Dennis Dugan

#47

The Invasion (2007)
19%

#47
Adjusted Score: 23.999%
Critics Consensus: The Invasion is slickly made, but it lacks psychological insight and thrills.
Synopsis: '"The Invasion" tells the story of a mysterious epidemic that alters the behavior of human beings. When a Washington D.C.... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Hirschbiegel

#46

Practical Magic (1998)
20%

#46
Adjusted Score: 24.843%
Critics Consensus: Practical Magic's jarring tonal shifts sink what little potential its offbeat story may have -- though Nicole Kidman and Sandra Bullock's chemistry makes a strong argument for future collaborations.
Synopsis: The two Owen sisters from a small Massachusetts are normal siblings - except they are actual witches. They use their... [More]
Directed By: Griffin Dunne

#45

Bewitched (2005)
24%

#45
Adjusted Score: 29.97%
Critics Consensus: Bewitched is haunted by scattered laughs and a lack of direction.
Synopsis: Nora Ephron directed and co-wrote this updated adaptation of a classic situation comedy that also casts a satirical eye on... [More]
Directed By: Nora Ephron

#44
#44
Adjusted Score: 30.515%
Critics Consensus: In exchanging the chilling satire of the original into mindless camp, this remake has itself become Stepford-ized.
Synopsis: Stepford has a secret: all of the wives are way too perfect, and all of the husbands are way too... [More]
Directed By: Frank Oz

#43
Adjusted Score: 35.165%
Critics Consensus: This portrait of a groundbreaking photographer lacks the daring of its subject.
Synopsis: Photographer Diane Arbus was considered one of the most mysterious, enigmatic and frighteningly bold artists of the 20th century. Most... [More]
Directed By: Steven Shainberg

#42
#42
Adjusted Score: 39.942%
Critics Consensus: If it doesn't completely avoid thriller clichés, Before I Go to Sleep still offers a stylish, fast-paced, and well-acted diversion.
Synopsis: A taut thriller based on the worldwide best-selling novel by S.J. Watson, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP is the story... [More]
Directed By: Rowan Joffe

#41

Billy Bathgate (1991)
38%

#41
Adjusted Score: 39.139%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this film version of E. L. Doctorow's Billy Bathgate, Loren Dean plays the title character, a street-smart kid who... [More]
Directed By: Robert Benton

#40

Nine (2009)
40%

#40
Adjusted Score: 46.255%
Critics Consensus: It has a game, great-looking cast, led by the always worthwhile Daniel Day-Lewis, but Rob Marshall's Nine is chaotic and curiously distant.
Synopsis: "Nine" is a vibrant and provocative musical that follows the life of world famous film director Guido Contini as he... [More]
Directed By: Rob Marshall

#39

The Peacemaker (1997)
39%

#39
Adjusted Score: 40.401%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Macho maverick field colonel Thomas Devoe (George Clooney) and White House nuclear expert Julia Kelly (Nicole Kidman) team up to... [More]
Starring:
Directed By:

#38

Batman Forever (1995)
38%

#38
Adjusted Score: 41.943%
Critics Consensus: Loud, excessively busy, and often boring, Batman Forever nonetheless has the charisma of Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones to offer mild relief.
Synopsis: Director Joel Schumacher inherited the Batman franchise from Tim Burton and began steering it in the campier direction of the... [More]
Directed By: Joel Schumacher

#37

Days of Thunder (1990)
39%

#37
Adjusted Score: 43.197%
Critics Consensus: Days of Thunder has Tom Cruise and plenty of flash going for it, but they aren't enough to compensate for the stock plot, two-dimensional characters, and poorly written dialogue.
Synopsis: The Top Gun team of producers Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer, director Tony Scott, and superstar Tom Cruise reunite for... [More]
Directed By: Tony Scott

#36

Birth (2004)
38%

#36
Adjusted Score: 41.682%
Critics Consensus: A well-mounted production is undermined by a muddled, absurd storyline of questionable taste.
Synopsis: Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean.... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Glazer

#35
#35
Adjusted Score: 44.062%
Critics Consensus: Secret in Their Eyes wastes its incredible cast on a remake that fails to improve upon -- or even make a compelling case for its own existence in addition to -- the remarkable original.
Synopsis: A tight-knit team of rising investigators - Ray (Chiwetel Ejiofor) and Jess (Julia Roberts), along with their supervisor Claire (Nicole... [More]
Directed By: Billy Ray

#34

Strangerland (2015)
42%

#34
Adjusted Score: 43.763%
Critics Consensus: Strangerland has a marvelous cast, but their efforts aren't enough to overcome the story's blandly predictable melodrama.
Synopsis: New to the remote Australian desert town of Nathgari, the Parker family is thrown into crisis when Catherine and Matthew... [More]
Directed By: Kim Farrant

#33

The Human Stain (2003)
42%

#33
Adjusted Score: 46.11%
Critics Consensus: Though the acting is fine, the leads are miscast, and the story is less powerful on screen than on the page.
Synopsis: Coleman Silk is a man who, throughout his life, has been a master of deception and self-reinvention. As a promising... [More]
Directed By: Robert Benton

#32
#32
Adjusted Score: 48.147%
Critics Consensus: Without the bite or the controversy of the source material, The Golden Compass is reduced to impressive visuals overcompensating for lax storytelling.
Synopsis: A young girl embarks on a perilous journey to rescue her best friend and fight the forces of darkness in... [More]
Directed By: Chris Weitz

#31

My Life (1993)
42%

#31
Adjusted Score: 43.22%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After advertising executive and expectant father Bob Jones (Michael Keaton) discovers he is terminally ill, he feels compelled to tie... [More]
Directed By: Bruce Joel Rubin

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 48.801%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful, indulgently heady, and pretentious, The Portrait of a Lady paints Campion's directorial shortcomings in too bright a light.
Synopsis: Jane Campion directed this expressive adaptation of the classic novel by Henry James. Isabel Archer (Nicole Kidman) is a young... [More]
Directed By: Jane Campion

#29

The Paperboy (2012)
45%

#29
Adjusted Score: 49.842%
Critics Consensus: Trashy and melodramatic, The Paperboy is enlivened by a strong cast and a steamy, sordid plot, but it's uneven and often veers into camp.
Synopsis: A sexually and racially charged film noir from Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniels (Precious), The Paperboy takes audiences deep into the... [More]
Directed By: Lee Daniels

#28

Far and Away (1992)
48%

#28
Adjusted Score: 49.944%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this epic Ron Howard film, Joseph Donelly (Tom Cruise) is an impoverished 19th-century Irish tenant farmer who has recently... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#27
Adjusted Score: 49.27%
Critics Consensus: How to Talk to Girls at Parties has energy and ambition, but is ultimately too unfocused to do much with either -- or develop its themes into a cohesive whole.
Synopsis: From the raucous dual imaginations of fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman ("American Gods," CORALINE) and glamrock multihyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG... [More]
Directed By: John Cameron Mitchell

#26
#26
Adjusted Score: 20.008%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A 1936 meeting between novelist Ernest Hemingway and war correspondent Martha Gellhorn sparks a nine-year relationship dominated by a volatile... [More]
Directed By: Philip Kaufman

#25

Genius (2016)
53%

#25
Adjusted Score: 56.519%
Critics Consensus: Genius seeks to honor worthy subjects, yet never gets close enough to the titular quality to make watching worth the effort.
Synopsis: From Academy Award-nominated screenwriter JOHN LOGAN (Gladiator, The Aviator, Hugo, Skyfall) and acclaimed, Tony Award-winning director MICHAEL GRANDAGE in his... [More]
Directed By: Michael Grandage

#24
#24
Adjusted Score: 57.221%
Critics Consensus: Despite a great cast, the characters in Margot at the Wedding are too unlikable to enthrall viewers.
Synopsis: Margot Zeller, a savagely bright, razor-tongued short-story writer who creates chaos wherever she goes, sets off on a surprise journey... [More]
Directed By: Noah Baumbach

#23

Australia (2008)
55%

#23
Adjusted Score: 62.986%
Critics Consensus: Built on lavish vistas and impeccable production, Australia is unfortunately burdened with thinly drawn characters and a lack of originality.
Synopsis: An English aristocrat inherits an Australian ranch the size of Maryland. When English cattle barons plot to take her land,... [More]
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann

#22

Malice (1993)
59%

#22
Adjusted Score: 60.683%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Alec Baldwin stars in this thriller as Dr. Jed Hill, a brilliant young trauma specialist who begins to believe he... [More]
Directed By: Harold Becker

#21

The Interpreter (2005)
57%

#21
Adjusted Score: 63.309%
Critics Consensus: A polished and intelligent thriller, though marred by plot implausibilities.
Synopsis: Escalating events begin when African-born U.N. translator Silvia Broome alleges that she has overheard a death threat against an African... [More]
Directed By: Sydney Pollack

#20

Birthday Girl (2002)
58%

#20
Adjusted Score: 61.028%
Critics Consensus: Kidman shows her range in this quirky movie, but the shift in tone from romantic comedy to thriller may leave viewers unsatisfied.
Synopsis: John Buckingham was an ordinary bank employee with a small home and a life built on routine...until he took a... [More]

#19

The Railway Man (2014)
66%

#19
Adjusted Score: 70.243%
Critics Consensus: Understated to a fault, The Railway Man transcends its occasionally stodgy pacing with a touching, fact-based story and the quiet chemistry of its stars.
Synopsis: Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, THE RAILWAY MAN tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Teplitzky

#18

BMX Bandits (1983)
67%

#18
Adjusted Score: 43.639%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Three BMX-riding Australian teenagers discover a hidden stash of stolen goods and find themselves in trouble with the criminal. This... [More]
Directed By: Brian Trenchard-Smith

#17

Stoker (2013)
69%

#17
Adjusted Score: 76.103%
Critics Consensus: Its script doesn't quite carry the dramatic heft of his earlier work, but Park Chan-wook's Stoker showcases his eye for sumptuous imagery and his affection for dark, atmospheric narratives populated by mysterious characters.
Synopsis: After India's father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with... [More]
Directed By: Chan-wook Park

#16

Dogville (2003)
70%

#16
Adjusted Score: 74.509%
Critics Consensus: A challenging piece of experimental filmmaking.
Synopsis: The beautiful fugitive, Grace, arrives in the isolated township of Dogville on the run from a team of gangsters. With... [More]
Directed By: Lars von Trier

#15

Cold Mountain (2003)
71%

#15
Adjusted Score: 77.566%
Critics Consensus: The well-crafted Cold Mountain has an epic sweep and captures the horror and brutal hardship of war.
Synopsis: Inman, a Civil War Confederate soldier, is seriously wounded in battle before heading home to North Carolina to his pre-war... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Minghella

#14

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
75%

#14
Adjusted Score: 81.94%
Critics Consensus: Kubrick's intense study of the human psyche yields an impressive cinematic work.
Synopsis: After learning of his wife's flirtatious behavior, Dr. William Harford goes on an odyssey of his own.... [More]
Directed By: Stanley Kubrick

#13

Happy Feet (2006)
76%

#13
Adjusted Score: 81.285%
Critics Consensus: Visually dazzling, with a thoughtful storyline and catchy musical numbers, Happy Feet marks a successful animated debut from the makers of Babe.
Synopsis: In the world of the emperor penguin, a simple song can mean the difference between a lifetime of happiness and... [More]

#12

Moulin Rouge! (2001)
76%

#12
Adjusted Score: 82.61%
Critics Consensus: A love-it-or-hate-it experience, Moulin Rouge is all style, all giddy, over-the-top spectacle. But it's also daring in its vision and wildly original.
Synopsis: The third film from pop-music-obsessed director Baz Luhrmann tweaks the conventions of the musical genre by mixing a period romance... [More]
Directed By: Baz Luhrmann

#11

The Beguiled (2017)
79%

#11
Adjusted Score: 91.962%
Critics Consensus: The Beguiled adds just enough extra depth to its source material to set itself apart, and director Sofia Coppola's restrained touch is enlivened by strong performances from the cast.
Synopsis: "The Beguiled" is an atmospheric thriller from acclaimed writer/director Sofia Coppola. The story unfolds during the Civil War, at a... [More]
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

#10
Adjusted Score: 90.803%
Critics Consensus: The Killing of a Sacred Deer continues director Yorgos Lanthimos' stubbornly idiosyncratic streak -- and demonstrates again that his is a talent not to be ignored.
Synopsis: Dr. Steven Murphy (Colin Farrell) is a renowned cardiovascular surgeon presiding over a spotless household with his ophthalmologist wife Anna... [More]
Directed By: Yorgos Lanthimos

#9

The Hours (2002)
80%

#9
Adjusted Score: 85.34%
Critics Consensus: The movie may be a downer, but it packs an emotional wallop. Some fine acting on display here.
Synopsis: Spanning across various time periods in the 20th Century, a drama which revolves around three very different women: two of... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Daldry

#8

The Family Fang (2016)
83%

#8
Adjusted Score: 85.379%
Critics Consensus: Layered performances from Nicole Kidman and director-star Jason Bateman add extra depth to The Family Fang's sharply observed look at domestic dysfunction.
Synopsis: Adult siblings Baxter (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Nicole Kidman), scarred from an unconventional upbringing, return to their family home after... [More]
Directed By: Jason Bateman

#7

Dead Calm (1989)
82%

#7
Adjusted Score: 83.55%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: While on a yachting expedition on the open seas, a married couple encounters a wrecked vessel and rescues the sole... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#6

The Others (2001)
83%

#6
Adjusted Score: 88.188%
Critics Consensus: The Others is a spooky thriller that reminds us that a movie doesn't need expensive special effects to be creepy.
Synopsis: On the secluded Isle of Jersey in the final days of World War II, a young woman waits in vain... [More]
Directed By: Alejandro Amenábar

#5

Lion (2016)
85%

#5
Adjusted Score: 94.77%
Critics Consensus: Lion's undeniably uplifting story and talented cast make it a moving journey that transcends the typical cliches of its genre.
Synopsis: Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family.... [More]
Directed By: Garth Davis

#4

Rabbit Hole (2010)
86%

#4
Adjusted Score: 91.593%
Critics Consensus: It's often painful to watch, but Rabbit Hole's finely written script and convincing performances make it worth the effort.
Synopsis: RABBIT HOLE is a vivid, hopeful, honest and unexpectedly witty portrait of a family searching for what remains possible in... [More]
Directed By: John Cameron Mitchell

#3

To Die For (1995)
88%

#3
Adjusted Score: 91.394%
Critics Consensus: Smart, funny, and thoroughly well-cast, To Die For takes a sharp - and sadly prescient - stab at dissecting America's obsession with celebrity.
Synopsis: The price of fame is murder -- or at least it is in the mind of one woman in New... [More]
Directed By: Gus Van Sant

#2

Flirting (1992)
96%

#2
Adjusted Score: 97.23%
Critics Consensus: A terrific follow-up to The Year My Voice Broke, Flirting is a teen movie worth watching, thanks to emotionally engaging performances and an endearing script.
Synopsis: Australian filmmaker John Duigan followed up his captivating The Year My Voice Broke with Flirting. Noah Taylor repeats his "Danny"... [More]
Directed By: John Duigan

#1

Paddington (2015)
97%

#1
Adjusted Score: 102.309%
Critics Consensus: Paddington brings a beloved children's character into the 21st century without sacrificing his essential charm, delivering a family-friendly adventure as irresistibly cuddly as its star.
Synopsis: From the beloved novels by Michael Bond and producer David Heyman (HARRY POTTER), PADDINGTON tells the story of the comic... [More]
Directed By: Paul King (VII)

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