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List of Carey Mulligan Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Drive (2011)
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Drive
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Hollywood stuntman by day, getaway driver by night, the hero, known simply as 'driver', is a loner who gets roped into defending his ladylove and neighbour, Irene, and her son, from her ex-convict husband's crimes. Driver is lifted by its colourful supporting cast, and of course, the car chases.

As:
Cast
Role:
Irene
Director:
Nicolas Winding Refn
Genres:
Crime, Drama
2. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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Pride & Prejudice
PG
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Elizabeth, second of five daughters of the Bennets living in the English countryside, is pressured by her mother for marriage after the wealthy bachelor Charles Bingley becomes infatuated with her older sister Jane. Her relationship with handsome snob Mr. Darcy starts on the wrong foot, and she is pursued by her pompous cousin, clergyman Mr. Collins.

As:
Cast
Role:
Kitty Bennet
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
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Inside Llewyn Davis
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The dark comedy follows the life of struggling folk singer Llewyn Davis for a week as he sorts through his messy life and struggles to achieve a successful career after the failure of his debut album ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’. His choices lead him down a path of failure and dejection. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Jean
Director:
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
Genres:
Drama, Music
Star Cast:
4. Promising Young Woman (2020)
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Promising Young Woman
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Cassie, a medical-school dropout, lives with parents and works as a waitress. But, to avenge the wrongs done to best friend Nina, she transforms by night into an apparently drunk and vulnerable girl at bars, to entrap nocturnal predators. When she learns from classmate Ryan that Al, who had raped Nina, is getting married, Cassie starts revenging those responsible for Nina’s death. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Cassandra
Genres:
Crime, Drama, Thriller
5. Mudbound (2017)
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Mudbound
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Mudbound is a historical drama film which tells the story of two men who return from the Second World War and start working on a farm in rural Mississippi. However their life is made difficult due to the racism they face.

As:
Cast
Role:
Laura McAllan
Director:
Dee Rees
Genres:
Drama, War
Star Cast:
6. The Great Gatsby (2013)
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The Great Gatsby
PG-13
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Based on a popular 1925 novel of the same name by F Scott Fitzgerald, this Oscar winning romantic drama revolves around Nick Carraway, a writer and wall-street trader, who is drawn into his millionaire neighbor Jay Gatsby’s past and lifestyle. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Baz Luhrmann
Genres:
Romance, Drama
7. An Education (2009)
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An Education
PG-13
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An Education is a drama that revolves around a teenage girl, Jenny Mellor, who falls in love with a much older man who promises to give her the life of her dreams. Starring Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard in the lead roles, this film showcases how a bright schoolgirl gives up an Oxford education as she is seduced by a charming conman.

As:
Cast
Role:
Jenny Mellor
Director:
Lone Scherfig
Genres:
Drama
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress
8. Shame (2011)
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Shame
TV-MA
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Brandon is a good looking and successful young man, who seems to have a normal life. However, he has a secret which he is masking. Brandon is a sex addict and has a constant need for sexual gratification. However, he is forced to confront his addiction when his sister comes into town unexpectedly and arrives at his apartment.

As:
Cast
Director:
Steve McQueen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Lucy Walters
9. Never Let Me Go (2010)
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Never Let Me Go
R
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The dystopian tragedy depicts the story of three friends Kathy, Ruth, and Tommy. As they grow up in an idyllic boarding school, they find out they are destined to be organ donors and will die in their early adulthood. Human emotions of love, jealousy, and hope come to play as they try unsuccessfully to avoid their fate. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Kathy
Director:
Mark Romanek
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell
10. The Dig (2021)
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The Dig
PG-13
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Based on 1939 excavation at Sutton Hoo, Woodbridge. Wealthy widow Edith Pretty appoints amateur archaeologist Basil Brown to explore big burial mounds on her Suffolk land. Brown soon deduces it to be a distinguished person’s burial site. Taken over by government as site of major historical importance, Brown gets sidelined. After Edith’s intervention, he proceeds to discover gold coin of late antiquity. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Edith Pretty
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
11. Brothers (2009)
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Brothers
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Captain Sam Cahill’s helicopter is shot down while he is on duty in Afghanistan. His brother Tommy takes over the responsibilities of his brother’s family comprising his wife and two daughters. When Sam returns from captivity, he is emotionally scarred and finds it difficult to accept the changes that have taken place in his absence.

As:
Cast
Director:
Jim Sheridan
Genres:
Thriller, War, Drama
12. Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
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Far from the Madding Crowd
PG-13
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2

Far From the Maddling Crowd is a romantic drama film, set in the Victorian England. It tells the story of an independent and headstrong woman Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three different suitors. One of them is a sheep farmer, one is a reckless sergeant and the last one is a mature bachelor. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Bathsheba Everdene
Director:
Thomas Vinterberg
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
13. Wildlife (2018)
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Wildlife
PG-13
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Jeanette Brinson
Director:
Paul Dano
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp
14. Public Enemies (2009)
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Public Enemies
R
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2

The biographical crime-drama is based on the real-life story of bank robbers John Dillinger, Homer Van Meter, and Baby Face Nelson as they are pursued by FBI agent Melvin Purvis. The movie shows how Dillinger was revered by the American downtrodden public and FBI’s attempts to bring the criminals to justice. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
History, Crime, Drama, Biography, Romance
15. Suffragette (2015)
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Suffragette
PG-13
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A young working mother is motivated into radical political activism to promote the right for women to vote. Along with her fellow activists, she has to risk her jobs, home, family as well as her life, for the cause. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Maud Watts
Director:
Sarah Gavron
Genres:
Biography, Drama, History
Star Cast:
16. And When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
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And When Did You Last See Your Father?
PG-13
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Anand Tucker
Genres:
Biography, Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Bradley Johnson, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Alannah Barlow
17. The Greatest (2009)
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The Greatest
R
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Rose is a young teenager who is in love with a boy named Bennett. However, her life takes a turn when Bennett is killed in a car crash, leaving behind his parents and a younger brother. When Rose learns that she is pregnant, she comes to Bennett’s family for support, since she has no one to turn back to.

As:
Cast
Role:
Rose
Director:
Shana Feste
Genres:
Drama, Romance
18. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
PG-13
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After being released from prison for insider trading and securities fraud Gordon Gekko, is a successful writer with his book ‘Is Greed Good?’. He tries to reconnect with his daughter Winnie using her boyfriend Jacob Moore but ends up betraying them both and stealing Winnie’s money. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Winnie Gekko
Director:
Genres:
Drama
19. Skylight (2014)
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Skylight
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As:
Cast
Role:
Kyra Hollis
Director:
Robin Lough
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
David Hare, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard, Michael Bott

TV Movie(s)

1. Northanger Abbey (2007)
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Northanger Abbey
PG
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2
As:
Cast
Director:
Jon Jones
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Felicity Jones, Geraldine James, Julia Dearden, Gerry O'Brien
2. My Boy Jack (2007)
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My Boy Jack
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2
As:
Cast
Role:
Elsie Kipling
Director:
Brian Kirk
Genres:
History, Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, David Haig, Julian Wadham

TV Shows and Videos

The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006)
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard
As:
Cast
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Steven Mackintosh, Jodhi May, Jane Horrocks, Janet McTeer
The Walker (2015)
The Walker
As:
Cast
Role:
Sunny (8 episodes, 2015)
Director:
Bryan Reisberg
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Mamie Gummer, Gabourey Sidibe, Zoe Kazan, Betty Gilpin, Rightor Doyle

Carey Mulligan Awards

BAFTA Awards
An Education Best Leading Actress 2010