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List of Essie Davis Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
12
5
The Matrix Reloaded
R
12
5

The movie begins six months after the events of the first movie of The Matrix film franchise. An army of Sentinels is fast approaching Zion, the last human city on earth, and threatens to destroy it. Neo, Trinity and Morpheus must locate the Keymaker to reach the source of the Matrix. Neo also has to deal with his recurring dreams of Trinity’s death and the rogue programme Agent Smith.

As:
Cast
Director:
Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action
2. The Babadook (2014)
15
3
The Babadook
15
3

Some disturbing visions convince Sam that his home is enchanted by a monster. His troubled single mother, Amelia, soon realises that her son is not lying about the monster that seems to have made its way into their home through the pages of a children's book. She gets into a state of paranoia when she learns about the erratic behaviour of her son. Its interesting to see how she tames this beast that never leaves them.

As:
Cast
Role:
Amelia
Director:
Jennifer Kent
Genres:
Drama, Horror
Star Cast:
Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West
3. Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
14
5
Girl with a Pearl Earring
PG-13
14
5

Dutch girl, Griet, goes to work as a maid for famed painter, Johannes Vermeer, and an unlikely friendship develops between the two which they keep a secret. Meanwhile, Vermeer’s patron, Van Ruijven, lusts over Griet. To protect Griet, Vermeer decides to paint a portrait of her for Ruijven which ends up being the famed ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’.

As:
Cast
Director:
Peter Webber
Genres:
Drama, Biography, Romance
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Scarlett Johansson, Cillian Murphy, Tom Wilkinson, Judy Parfitt
4. Australia (2008)
16
2
Australia
PG-13
16
2

Coming to Australia weeks before WWII, English woman Sarah Ashley finds her husband murdered and learns from half-Aboriginal child Nullah how administrator Neil Fletcher steals cattle from her farm. She travels for miles through dangerous desert with few loyal employees and an independent cattle drover to sell 1,500 cattle to army in Darwin competing with a cattle baron.

As:
Cast
Director:
Baz Luhrmann
Genres:
Romance, War, Drama, Adventure
Star Cast:
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Ben Mendelsohn, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo, Ray Barrett
5. The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
13
4
The Matrix Revolutions
R
13
4

Neo, the One to end the war between humans and the machines, is trapped in a limbo world from where his associates, Morpheus and Trinity, must free him while the brave Zion military is holding back the Sentinel invasion. Meanwhile, a new threat emerges in the form of rogue program, Agent Smith, who plans to destroy both worlds.

As:
Cast
Director:
Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Action
6. Burning Man (2011)
12
3
Burning Man
12
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Karen
Director:
Jonathan Teplitzky
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Bojana Novakovic, Rachel Griffiths, Matthew Goode, Kerry Fox
7. Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
9
2
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
PG-13
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Cathy Randall
Genres:
Comedy, Drama
Star Cast:
Toni Collette, Danielle Catanzariti, Cassandra Jinman, Talia Monaghan, Yen Yen Stender
9. Code 46 (2003)
8
2
Code 46
R
8
2

This science fiction romantic thriller film takes us to a dystopian future where William Gold, an insurance fraud investigator is hired to investigate a forgery in Shanghai. He starts falling for Maria Gonzalez, the woman who is in charge of the forgeries. Therefore, he names a coworker as the culprit and returns home. Sometime later, he is sent again to investigate, when one of Maria’s customers is found dead.

As:
Cast
Director:
Michael Winterbottom
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Romance, Thriller, Drama
Star Cast:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Archie Panjabi, Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Togo Igawa, Samantha Morton, Nabil Elouahabi
10. Mindhorn (2016)
9
4
Mindhorn
TV-MA
9
4

Richard Thorncroft is a former TV star, who is best known for playing the titular character in the detective series ‘Mindhorn’ in the 1980s. He is called to assist the police one day, when a serial killer says that he will only speak with Detective Mindhorn, as the latter believes that Mindhorn is a real person.

As:
Cast
Role:
Patricia Deville
Director:
Sean Foley
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Kenneth Branagh, Steve Coogan, Simon Callow, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough
11. Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears (2020)
11
3
Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears
TV-14
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Phryne Fisher
Genres:
Adventure, Drama, Mystery
Star Cast:
12. Assassin's Creed (2016)
12
2
Assassin's Creed
PG-13
12
2

Callum Lynch learns that he is descendent of a 15th century Spanish Assassin, Aguilar de Nerha, who belonged to a secret Assassins Society. With the help of an innovative technology that unlocks genetic memories, he re-lives the life and exploits of Aguilar. As Lynch acquires tremendous knowledge and skills, he gets set to fight the tyrannical Templar organization of present day. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Justin Kurzel
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Sci-Fi, Adventure
14. Isolation (2005)
8
2
Isolation
R
8
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Orla
Director:
Billy O'Brien
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Thriller, Horror
Star Cast:
Marcel Iures, John Lynch, Sean Harris, Crispin Letts
15. Lilian's Story (1996)
10
3
Lilian's Story
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Jerzy Domaradzki
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Toni Collette, Barry Otto, Ruth Cracknell, John Flaus
16. The Two-Wheeled Time Machine (1997)
10
3
The Two-Wheeled Time Machine
10
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Young alice
Director:
David Lowe
Genres:
Drama, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Short
Star Cast:
Matt Day, Ron Blair, Jennifer Cloher, Michelle Dewford
17. Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995)
10
2
Dad and Dave: On Our Selection
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
George Whaley
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Noah Taylor, Leo McKern, Geoffrey Rush, Ray Barrett, Barry Otto
18. South Solitary (2010)
11
2
South Solitary
11
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Alma Stanley
Director:
Shirley Barrett
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Miranda Otto, Marton Csokas, Rohan Nichol, Barry Otto
19. Blackrock (1997)
9
2
Blackrock
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Steven Vidler
Genres:
Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Heath Ledger, Bojana Novakovic, Laurence Breuls, Linda Cropper, Simon Lyndon, Chris Haywood
20. River Street (1996)
9
2
River Street
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Wendy Davis
Director:
Tony Mahood
Genres:
Comedy, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Sullivan Stapleton, Aden Young, Bill Hunter, Tammy Macintosh, Joy Smithers
21. The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1998)
9
2
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
9
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Flanagan
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kerry Fox, Kristof Kaczmarek, Rosie Flanagan, Arabella Wain
22. The Custodian (1993)
8
3
The Custodian
8
3
As:
Cast
Director:
John Dingwall
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Naomi Watts, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Bill Hunter, Barry Otto
23. The Wedding Party (2010)
6
1
The Wedding Party
6
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Amanda Jane
Genres:
Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Isabel Lucas, Josh Lawson, Steve Bisley, Nadine Garner
24. The Pact (2003)
3
1
The Pact
3
1
As:
Cast
Director:
Strathford Hamilton
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Robert Mammone, Sigrid Thornton, Peter O'Brien, Basia A'Hern

TV Movie(s)

1. Sweeney Todd (2006)
11
3
Sweeney Todd
TV-MA
11
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Mrs Lovett
Director:
David Moore
Genres:
Horror, Thriller, Crime, Drama
Star Cast:
Tom Hardy, Ray Winstone, David Warner, David Bradley
2. After the Deluge (2003)
10
3
After the Deluge
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Brendan Maher
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Emily Browning, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Aden Young, Ray Barrett
3. A Poet in New York (2014)
10
3
A Poet in New York
10
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Aisling Walsh
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Ewen Bremner, Demetri Goritsas, Tom Hollander, Phoebe Fox
4. Temptation (2003)
10
2
Temptation
10
2
As:
Cast
Director:
Tony Tilse
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Friels, Toby Schmitz, Rhondda Findleton, Kate Atkinson
5. The Silence (2006)
10
2
The Silence
R
10
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Juliet Moore
Director:
Cate Shortland
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Crime
Star Cast:
Richard Roxburgh, Emily Barclay, Alice McConnell, Damian de Montemas
6. The Ripper (1997)
9
2
The Ripper
R
9
2
As:
Cast
Role:
Evelyn Bookman
Director:
Janet Meyers
Genres:
Thriller
Star Cast:
Michael York, Gabrielle Anwar, Patrick Bergin, Samuel West, Gabrielle Anwar

Animation(s)

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010)
Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
PG
Plot:

Soren, the young barn owl is enthralled by the tales of the legendary Guardian owls of Ga'Hoole. Unfortunately, Soren and his jealous brother, Kludd, are taken as prisoners by the evil owls known as Pure Ones. Soren must escape and find the mythical Guardians to stop the Pure Ones once and for all. 

As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Marella
Director:
Zack Snyder
Genres:
Adventure, Fantasy, Action, Family, Animation

TV Shows and Videos

Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
TV-PG
As:
Cast
Role:
Phryne Fisher
Director:
Kate Dennis, Tony Tilse, Declan Eames, David Caesar, Catherine Millar
Genres:
Crime, Mystery, Drama
Star Cast:
Miriam Margolyes, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings, Richard Bligh
The Slap (2011)
The Slap
As:
Cast
Role:
Anouk
Director:
Tony Ayres, Robert Connolly, Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Sophie Okonedo, Jonathan LaPaglia, Alex Dimitriades, Lex Marinos
Kings in Grass Castles (1998)
Kings in Grass Castles
As:
Cast
Director:
John Woods
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Rafe Andrews, Stewart Armstrong, Craig Ashley, Maurie Barlin
Young Lions (2002)
Young Lions
As:
Cast
Director:
Russell Mulcahy, Ian Barry, Michael Jenkins, Geoff Bennett, Robert Klenner
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Anna Lise Phillips, Alex Dimitriades, Alexandra Davies, Tom Long
Murder Call (1997)
Murder Call
As:
Cast
Director:
Geoffrey Cawthorn, Chris Martin-Jones, Grant Brown, Julian McSwiney, Richard Sarell
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Crime
Star Cast:
Jason Clarke, Rose Byrne, Bojana Novakovic, Lucy Bell, Peter Mochrie, Geoff Morrell, Glenda Linscott
Cloudstreet (2011)
Cloudstreet
As:
Cast
Role:
Dolly Pickles
Director:
Matthew Saville
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Kerry Fox, Geoff Morrell, Stephen Curry, Helen Doig
The Last Post (2017)
The Last Post
TV-14
As:
Cast
Director:
Jonny Campbell, Miranda Bowen
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Jessie Buckley, Jessica Raine, Ouidad Elma, Jeremy Neumark Jones
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (2011)
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg
As:
Cast
Role:
Lottie
Director:
Steven Soderbergh
Genres:
Comedy
Star Cast:
Steven Soderbergh, Cate Blanchett, Wayne Blair, Zoe Carides, Darren Gilshenan