The 20 best Hugh Grant movies, ranked - and where to stream them

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Which version of Hugh Grant is your favourite? The British actor used to be the rakish, plummy king of romantic comedy but, as he’s got a little older, he’s become more adventurous with his film roles. Our Hugh can now pop up on the big screen playing anything from a con artist in Dungeons and Dragons: Honour among Thieves and a cannibal in Cloud Atlas to Daniel Craig’s apron-wearing other half in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Back in the 1990s, when he was fresh of face and floppy of hair, Grant was a reliable presence in the best period dramas of the time, with pivotal supporting roles in The Remains of the Day and the brilliant Emma Thompson version of Sense & Sensibility - not forgetting his startling breakthrough in the early Merchant-Ivory production Maurice.

His best-known and best-loved performances, however, will forever be in the run of rom-com hits written by Richard Curtis that started with Four Weddings and a Funeral, where Grant heads up a gang of British friends who are constantly pulling on their best suits, piling into cars and attending other people’s lavish weddings. With Grant’s halting, awkward effort to woo Andie McDowell at its heart, the film encapsulated his special brand of stuttering English charm and made him a superstar.

Grant and Curtis collaborated further on Notting Hill, where Grant is a humble - but posh and extremely attractive - bookseller who has an unlikely liaison with a Hollywood A-lister played by Julia Roberts; and Love Actually, where his British Prime Minister is an adorable eccentric who still finds time to be wonderfully rude to his American colleagues when necessary. For the dark side of Hugh Grant: The Blundering Dreamboat Years, there are the two Bridget Jones movies, where he’s less lovable and more of a rogue.

When Grant was at the peak of his fame, many people tried to dismiss him as just a pretty face and a cut-glass accent, but underneath that flustered exterior there has always been a seriously gifted comic performer. You can see it in his work in American romantic comedies, where even if the movie isn’t the best, Grant is always terrific in his role - and in the likes of Two Weeks Notice (co-starring Sandra Bullock) and Music & Lyrics (with Drew Barrymore), the films aren’t too bad at all.

But there’s no pretty woman for Grant to win over in the movie that’s our pick of the best film he has ever appeared in, even if Four Weddings will always be the favourite for his fans: the pure joy that is Paddington 2. Grant is the villain of the story, flamboyant thief and failed actor Phoenix Buchanan - if you saw the film at the cinema and left as soon as the credits started rolling, you missed Grant showing a whole new side of himself in an uproarious closing song-and-dance sequence.

Now Grant is in the new one by Paul King, director of the Paddington films: in Wonka, a prequel to the Roald Dahl classic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he’s Lofty the Oompa-Loompa. There could be one more genre of Hugh Grant movies to add to the list: the ones where he has green hair and an orange face…

Where to watch Hugh Grant movies and TV shows

In this guide you can find out where to watch the best Hugh Grant movies and TV shows currently available on streaming services in the United Kingdom. This includes the latest streaming offers on the most popular streaming services such as Netflix, Prime Video and Apple TV+. We'll also show you whether you can watch each movie for free to stream on services such as iPlayer and ITVX.

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  1. Paddington 2

    Paddington 2

    2017

    IMDB 7.8 (95k)

    #1

    Paddington, now happily settled with the Browns, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy, but it is stolen.

  2. Four Weddings and a Funeral

    #2

    Over the course of five social occasions, a committed bachelor must consider the notion that he may have discovered love.

  3. Two Weeks Notice

    Two Weeks Notice

    2002

    IMDB 6.1 (126k)

    #3

    Dedicated environmental lawyer Lucy Kelson goes to work for billionaire George Wade as part of a deal to preserve a community center. Indecisive and weak-willed George grows dependent on Lucy's guidance on everything from legal matters to clothing. Exasperated, Lucy gives notice and picks Harvard graduate June Carter as her replacement. As Lucy's time at the firm nears an end, she grows jealous of June and has second thoughts about leaving George.

  4. Love Actually

    Love Actually

    2003

    IMDB 7.6 (533k)

    #4

    Eight London couples try to deal with their relationships in different ways. Their tryst with love makes them discover how complicated relationships can be.

  5. Notting Hill

    Notting Hill

    1999

    IMDB 7.2 (345k)

    #5

    William Thacker is a London bookstore owner whose humdrum existence is thrown into romantic turmoil when famous American actress Anna Scott appears in his shop. A chance encounter over spilled orange juice leads to a kiss that blossoms into a full-blown affair. As the average bloke and glamorous movie star draw closer and closer together, they struggle to reconcile their radically different lifestyles in the name of love.

  6. Bridget Jones's Diary

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    2001

    IMDB 6.8 (265k)

    #6

    A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

  7. Sense and Sensibility

    Sense and Sensibility

    1995

    IMDB 7.7 (126k)

    #7

    The Dashwood sisters, sensible Elinor and passionate Marianne, whose chances at marriage seem doomed by their family's sudden loss of fortune. When Henry Dashwood dies unexpectedly, his estate must pass on by law to his son from his first marriage, John and wife Fanny. But these circumstances leave Mr. Dashwood's current wife, and daughters Elinor, Marianne and Margaret, without a home and with barely enough money to live on. As Elinor and Marianne struggle to find romantic fulfillment in a society obsessed with financial and social status, they must learn to mix sense with sensibility in their dealings with both money and men.

  8. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

    #8

    Master detective Benoit Blanc is taking on a new murder case.

  9. The Remains of the Day

    #9

    A rule bound head butler's world of manners and decorum in the household he maintains is tested by the arrival of a housekeeper who falls in love with him in post-WWI Britain. The possibility of romance and his master's cultivation of ties with the Nazi cause challenge his carefully maintained veneer of servitude.

  10. Music and Lyrics

    Music and Lyrics

    2007

    IMDB 6.5 (107k)

    #10

    A washed-up '80s pop star gets a chance at a comeback when reigning pop diva Cora Corman invites him to write & record a duet with her, but there's a problem--Alex hasn't written a song in years; he's never written lyrics and he has to come up with a hit in a matter of days.

  11. About a Boy

    About a Boy

    2002

    IMDB 7.1 (192k)

    #11

    Will Freeman is a good-looking, smooth-talking bachelor whose primary goal in life is avoiding any kind of responsibility. But when he invents an imaginary son in order to meet attractive single moms, Will gets a hilarious lesson about life from a bright, but hopelessly geeky 12-year-old named Marcus. Now, as Will struggles to teach Marcus the art of being cool, Marcus teaches Will that you're never too old to grow up.

  12. Maurice

    Maurice

    1987

    IMDB 7.6 (23k)

    #12

    After his lover rejects him, Maurice attempts to come to terms with his sexuality within the restrictiveness of Edwardian society.

  13. Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves

    #13

    A charming thief and a band of unlikely adventurers undertake an epic heist to retrieve a lost relic, but things go dangerously awry when they run afoul of the wrong people.

  14. Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason

    #14

    Bridget Jones is becoming uncomfortable in her relationship with Mark Darcy. Apart from discovering that he's a conservative voter, she has to deal with a new boss, a strange contractor and the worst vacation of her life.

  15. Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    2012

    IMDB 7.4 (375k)

    #15

    A set of six nested stories spanning time between the 19th century and a distant post-apocalyptic future. Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Based on the award winning novel by David Mitchell. Directed by Tom Tykwer and the Wachowskis.

  16. The Gentlemen

    The Gentlemen

    2020

    IMDB 7.8 (409k)

    #16

    American expat Mickey Pearson has built a highly profitable marijuana empire in London. When word gets out that he’s looking to cash out of the business forever it triggers plots, schemes, bribery and blackmail in an attempt to steal his domain out from under him.

  17. Sirens

    Sirens

    1994

    IMDB 5.9 (11k)

    #17

    In 1930s Australia, Anglican clergyman Anthony Campion and his prim wife, Estella, are asked to visit noted painter Norman Lindsay, whose planned contribution to an international art exhibit is considered blasphemous. While Campion and Lindsay debate, Estella finds herself drawn to the three beautiful models sitting for the painter's current work, freethinking Sheela, sensual Pru and virginal Giddy.

  18. The Rewrite

    The Rewrite

    2014

    IMDB 6.3 (22k)

    #18

    An Oscar-winning writer in a slump leaves Hollywood to teach screenwriting at a college on the East Coast, where he falls for a single mom taking classes there.

  19. Bitter Moon

    Bitter Moon

    1992

    IMDB 7.2 (42k)

    #19

    A passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.

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  20. Florence Foster Jenkins

    #20

    The story of Florence Foster Jenkins, a New York heiress, who dreamed of becoming an opera singer, despite having a terrible singing voice.