Best Movies of Emma Thompson

Sense and Sensibility (1995)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $42.70M

Rich Mr. Dashwood dies, leaving his second wife and her three daughters poor by the rules of inheritance. The two eldest daughters are the titular opposites.


The Remains of the Day (1993)

Aggregate Rating: 168 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 84 | Earnings: $22.95M

A butler who sacrificed body and soul to service in the years leading up to World War II realizes too late how misguided his loyalty was to his lordly employer.


Howards End (1992)

Aggregate Rating: 167 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 89 | Earnings: $25.97M

A businessman thwarts his wife's bequest of an estate to another woman.


Brave (2012)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $237.28M

Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Granted one wish, Merida must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.


Stranger Than Fiction (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 163 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: $40.14M

An IRS auditor suddenly finds himself the subject of narration only he can hear: narration that begins to affect his entire life, from his work, to his love-interest, to his death.


Saving Mr. Banks (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 154 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 65 | Earnings: $83.30M

Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen.


Primary Colors (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 140 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $38.97M

A man joins the political campaign of a smooth-operator candidate for president of the USA.


Late Night (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 70 | Earnings: $15.50M

A late night talk show host suspects that she may soon lose her long-running show.


Dead Again (1991)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 66 | Earnings: $38.02M

An amnesiac and a private eye find they might have a past life connection.


Treasure Planet (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 138 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: $38.12M

A Disney animated version of "Treasure Island". The only difference is that the film is set in outer space with alien worlds and other galactic wonders.


The Children Act (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 67 | Earnings: null

As her marriage to Jack (Stanley Tucci) founders, eminent High Court judge Fiona Maye (Emma Thompson) has a life-changing decision to make at work - should she force a teenage boy, Adam (...


Nanny McPhee (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: $47.12M

A governess uses magic to rein in the behavior of seven ne'er-do-well children in her charge.


Last Chance Harvey (2008)

Aggregate Rating: 125 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $14.88M

In London for his daughter's wedding, a rumpled man finds his romantic spirits lifted by a new woman in his life.


How to Build a Girl (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 5 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: null

The novel charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan (Beanie Feldstein), who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as ... See full summary »


The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 123 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 59 | Earnings: null

Barney Thomson, awkward, diffident, Glasgow barber, lives a life of desperate mediocrity and his uninteresting life is about to go from 0 to 60 in five seconds, as he enters the grotesque and comically absurd world of the serial killer.


Beautiful Creatures (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 122 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $19.45M

Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.


Last Christmas (2019)

Aggregate Rating: 119 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 50 | Earnings: null

Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.


A Walk in the Woods (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 117 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 51 | Earnings: $29.47M

After spending two decades in England, Bill Bryson returns to the U.S., where he decides the best way to connect with his homeland is to hike the Appalachian Trail with one of his oldest friends.


Alone in Berlin (2016)

Aggregate Rating: 116 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: null

After a Nazi German working class couple loses their son in World War II, they decide to retaliate by secretly leafletting handwritten cards in Berlin denouncing their government.


Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 114 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 52 | Earnings: $29.00M

Nanny McPhee arrives to help a harried young mother who is trying to run the family farm while her husband is away at war, though she uses her magic to teach the woman's children and their two spoiled cousins five new lessons.



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