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List of Carey Mulligan Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Drive (2011)
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Drive
R
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2

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.

Role:
Irene
Directed By:
Nicolas Winding Refn
2. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
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2
Pride & Prejudice
PG
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2

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.

Role:
Kitty Bennet
Directed By:
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
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2
Inside Llewyn Davis
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10
2

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. 

Role:
Jean
Starring:
Directed By:
Ethan Coen, Joel Coen
4. Promising Young Woman (2020)
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Promising Young Woman
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2

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. 

Role:
Cassandra
5. Mudbound (2017)
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Mudbound
R
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2

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.

Role:
Laura McAllan
Starring:
Directed By:
Dee Rees
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.

Role:
Jenny Mellor
Directed By:
Lone Scherfig
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Leading Actress
8. Never Let Me Go (2010)
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Never Let Me Go
R
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2

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. 

Role:
Kathy
Starring:
Keira Knightley, Andrew Garfield, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell
Directed By:
Mark Romanek
9. Shame (2011)
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Shame
TV-MA
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2

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.

Starring:
Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, Lucy Walters
Directed By:
Steve McQueen
10. The Dig (2021)
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The Dig
PG-13
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2

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. 

Role:
Edith Pretty
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.

Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Sam Shepard, Mare Winningham, Bailee Madison, Tobey Maguire
Directed By:
Jim Sheridan
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. 

Role:
Bathsheba Everdene
Starring:
Matthias Schoenaerts, Tom Sturridge, Michael Sheen, Tilly Vosburgh
Directed By:
Thomas Vinterberg
13. Wildlife (2018)
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Wildlife
PG-13
10
2

After Jerry is fired from his job, he accepts the job of a forest firefighter, although the job is far beneath him. Jeanette, his wife, is completely against it, but Jerry decides to take the job anyway. Soon, she begins to feel that their marriage is not working out.

Role:
Jeanette Brinson
Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Zoe Margaret Colletti, Ed Oxenbould, Bill Camp
Directed By:
Paul Dano
14. Public Enemies (2009)
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2
Public Enemies
R
10
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. 

Starring:
Johnny Depp, Giovanni Ribisi, Channing Tatum, Marion Cotillard, Christian Bale, Billy Crudup, Jason Clarke
Directed By:
15. Suffragette (2015)
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Suffragette
PG-13
10
2

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. 

Role:
Maud Watts
Starring:
Helena Bonham Carter, Ben Whishaw, Meryl Streep, Brendan Gleeson, Romola Garai, Anne-Marie Duff, Geoff Bell
Directed By:
Sarah Gavron
16. And When Did You Last See Your Father? (2007)
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And When Did You Last See Your Father?
PG-13
10
2
Starring:
Colin Firth, Bradley Johnson, Jim Broadbent, Juliet Stevenson, Alannah Barlow
Directed By:
Anand Tucker
17. The Greatest (2009)
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The Greatest
R
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2

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.

Role:
Rose
Starring:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Zoë Kravitz, Susan Sarandon, Pierce Brosnan, Michael Shannon
Directed By:
Shana Feste
18. Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
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Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
PG-13
9
3

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. 

Role:
Winnie Gekko
Starring:
Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, Frank Langella, Charlie Sheen, Eli Wallach, Oliver Stone, Josh Brolin
Directed By:
19. Skylight (2014)
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Skylight
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2
Role:
Kyra Hollis
Starring:
David Hare, Bill Nighy, Matthew Beard, Michael Bott
Directed By:
Robin Lough

TV Movie(s)

1. Northanger Abbey (2007)
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2
Northanger Abbey
PG
10
2
Starring:
Felicity Jones, Geraldine James, Julia Dearden, Gerry O'Brien
Directed By:
Jon Jones
2. My Boy Jack (2007)
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2
My Boy Jack
10
2
Role:
Elsie Kipling
Starring:
Daniel Radcliffe, Kim Cattrall, David Haig, Julian Wadham
Directed By:
Brian Kirk

TV Shows and Videos

Doctor Who (2005)
Doctor Who
TV-PG
Starring:
Karen Gillan, Justin Chatwin, Alex Kingston, Greg Davies, Peter Serafinowicz, Jenna Coleman, Simon Pegg
Directed By:
Graeme Harper, Euros Lyn, Douglas Mackinnon, James Strong, Rachel Talalay
Waking the Dead (2000)
Waking the Dead
Starring:
Nicholas Hoult, Stephen Moyer, David Walliams, Corin Redgrave, Peter Capaldi, Ken Russell, Iddo Goldberg
Directed By:
Robert Knights, Suri Krishnamma, Robert Bierman, Richard Standeven, Ben Bolt
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004)
Agatha Christie's Marple
TV-14
Starring:
Kelly Brook, Joanna Lumley, Miriam Margolyes, Mark Gatiss, Timothy Dalton, Amanda Holden, Geraldine Chaplin
Directed By:
Charlie Palmer, Andy Wilson, John Strickland, Tom Shankland, Nicolas Winding Refn
Trial & Retribution (1997)
Trial & Retribution
Starring:
Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Phyllis Logan, Naomie Harris, Rhys Ifans, Hugh Dancy, Michael Fassbender, Rosamund Pike
Directed By:
Tristram Powell, Michael Whyte, Andy Hay, Alex Pillai, Paul Wilmshurst
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006)
The Amazing Mrs Pritchard
Starring:
Meera Syal, Steven Mackintosh, Jodhi May, Jane Horrocks, Janet McTeer
The Spoils of Babylon (2014)
The Spoils of Babylon
TV-14
Starring:
Will Ferrell, David Spade, Kristen Wiig, Timothy Francis Robbins, Haley Joel Osment, Val Edward Kilmer, Jessica Alba
Directed By:
Matt Piedmont
The Walker (2015)
The Walker
Role:
Sunny (8 episodes, 2015)
Starring:
Mamie Gummer, Gabourey Sidibe, Zoe Kazan, Betty Gilpin, Rightor Doyle
Directed By:
Bryan Reisberg

Carey Mulligan Awards

BAFTA Awards
An Education Best Leading Actress 2010