Nicole Kidman is an actress who has earned dozens of awards and critical acclaim for her memorable roles over the years. After breaking out in To Die For and getting nominated for an Academy Award for her performance, Nicole Kidman has become one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. But with that comes questions as to which of her roles are the best? We’re taking a look at the best of Nicole Kidman, a look at her top movies and performances.

Top 5 Movies to Showcase Nicole Kidman’s Acting Talent

  1. To Die For (1995) – This is the movie that started it all for Nicole and she gives a fantastic performance as a homicidal wife, who attempts to murder her husband to be with her younger lover. It’s a campy, darkly comedic film and Nicole’s performance as the aspiring TV star Suzanne Stone Maretto is unbelievably good.

  2. Moulin Rouge (2001) – Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor star in this musical fantasy romance set in 1900 Paris about a poet who falls in love with an entertainer at the infamous Moulin Rouge. Kidman plays the headlining entertainer and gives a powerful performance that won her a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

  3. The Hours (2002) – Nicole Kidman stars alongside Julianne Moore and Meryl Streep in this drama which tells the story of three women’s intertwining lives during one day in Virginia, USA. Kidman plays the troubled author Virginia Woolf, and despite not being able to resemble her because of her height, she gives a wonderful and moving performance that won her an Academy Award.

  4. The Others (2001) – This is a horror-thriller film with an incredible story and great performances, especially from Nicole Kidman. She plays Grace Stewart, a religious mother trying to protect her two photosensitive children from strange occurrences in their isolated villa. It’s a superbly unnerving performance that deserves mentioning.

  5. Rabbit Hole (2010) – Nicole Kidman stars in this drama about a couple struggling to cope with the death of their four-year-old son. It’s a heartbreaking story with great performances from Kidman and co-star Aaron Eckhart, both of whom earned Oscar nominations for the role.

Best Supporting Actresses To Appear in Movies With Nicole Kidman

  1. Laura Dern – Dern appeared alongside Kidman in To Die For, Angelina Jolie’s Original Sin and Terence Malick’s To The Wonder.

  2. Shirley MacLaine – MacLaine played Kidman’s mother in Bewitched and her grandmother in The Family Fang.

  3. Naomi Watts – Watts has been in many films with Kidman, includingThe Others, Stoker, and Amelia.

  4. Julianne Moore – Moore appeared alongside Kidman in The Hours and The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio.

  5. Sandra Bullock – Bullock starred opposite Kidman in the musical romantic comedy Practical Magic.

  6. Renée Zellweger – Zellweger acted alongside Kidman in Cold Mountain and she was the voice of the baby kangaroo in the animated movie, Flushed Away.

  7. Meryl Streep – Streep won an Oscar alongside Kidman for their performances in the drama The Hours.

Ranking Nicole Kidman’s Top Five Performances

  1. Virginia Woolf in The Hours (2002) – Arguably one of Kidman’s greatest roles, she gave a stunning and emotional performance as the writer Virginia Woolf. She won the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance and it’s definitely the one she is most known for.

  2. Suzanne Stone Maretto in To Die For (1995) – Probably one of the most accurate portrayals of a manipulative woman in film, Kidman is brilliant as the wannabe TV star Suzanne Stone Maretto.

  3. Grace Stewart in The Others (2001) – Kidman gives a strong, heartfelt and unnerving performance as the religious mother trying to protect her children from the strange being around them.

  4. Satine in Moulin Rouge (2001) – Kidman plays a brave and passionate courtesan, and gives a passionate, memorable, and award-nominated performance.

  5. Suzanne in Rabbit Hole (2010) – a heartbreaking story and one of the best performances of Kidman’s career. A moving and powerful performance, she earned a Best Actress Oscar nomination for her performance.

Nicole Kidman’s film career has spanned over two decades and has seen her earn large amounts of awards and critical acclaim. She is undoubtedly one of the best actresses of her generation and her best performances truly showcase her immense talent. Whether it’s as a manipulative wife in To Die For, the emotionally distraught mother in Rabbit Hole, or a courtesan in Moulin Rouge, it’s clear that Nicole is an extraordinary performer and she deserves her status as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.