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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.

Directed By:
Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
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.

Role:
Amelia
Starring:
Noah Wiseman, Hayley McElhinney, Daniel Henshall, Barbara West
Directed By:
Jennifer Kent
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’.

Starring:
Directed By:
Peter Webber
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.

Starring:
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Ben Mendelsohn, Shea Adams, Eddie Baroo, Ray Barrett
Directed By:
Baz Luhrmann
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.

Directed By:
Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
6. Burning Man (2011)
12
3
Burning Man
12
3
Role:
Karen
Starring:
Bojana Novakovic, Rachel Griffiths, Matthew Goode, Kerry Fox
Directed By:
Jonathan Teplitzky
7. Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger (2008)
9
2
Hey Hey It's Esther Blueburger
PG-13
9
2
Starring:
Toni Collette, Danielle Catanzariti, Cassandra Jinman, Talia Monaghan, Yen Yen Stender
Directed By:
Cathy Randall
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.

Starring:
Kristin Scott Thomas, Archie Panjabi, Timothy Francis Robbins, Tim Robbins, Togo Igawa, Samantha Morton, Nabil Elouahabi
Directed By:
Michael Winterbottom
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.

Role:
Patricia Deville
Starring:
Kenneth Branagh, Steve Coogan, Simon Callow, Russell Tovey, Andrea Riseborough
Directed By:
Sean Foley
11. Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears (2020)
11
3
Miss Fisher & the Crypt of Tears
TV-14
11
3
Role:
Phryne Fisher
Starring:
Miriam Margolyes
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. 

Starring:
Marion Cotillard, Michael Fassbender, Michael K. Williams, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Irons
Directed By:
Justin Kurzel
13. True History of the Kelly Gang (2020)
8
2
True History of the Kelly Gang
R
8
2
Role:
Ellen Kelly
Starring:
Charlie Hunnam, Nicholas Hoult, Travis Fimmel, Russell Crowe, Dacre Montgomery, George MacKay
Directed By:
Justin Kurzel
14. Isolation (2005)
8
2
Isolation
R
8
2
Role:
Orla
Starring:
Marcel Iures, John Lynch, Sean Harris, Crispin Letts
Directed By:
Billy O'Brien
15. Lilian's Story (1996)
10
3
Lilian's Story
10
3
Starring:
Toni Collette, Barry Otto, Ruth Cracknell, John Flaus
Directed By:
Jerzy Domaradzki
16. The Two-Wheeled Time Machine (1997)
10
3
The Two-Wheeled Time Machine
10
3
Role:
Young alice
Starring:
Matt Day, Ron Blair, Jennifer Cloher, Michelle Dewford
Directed By:
David Lowe
17. Dad and Dave: On Our Selection (1995)
10
2
Dad and Dave: On Our Selection
10
2
Starring:
Noah Taylor, Leo McKern, Geoffrey Rush, Ray Barrett, Barry Otto
Directed By:
George Whaley
18. South Solitary (2010)
11
2
South Solitary
11
2
Role:
Alma Stanley
Starring:
Miranda Otto, Marton Csokas, Rohan Nichol, Barry Otto
Directed By:
Shirley Barrett
19. Blackrock (1997)
9
2
Blackrock
9
2
Starring:
Heath Ledger, Bojana Novakovic, Laurence Breuls, Linda Cropper, Simon Lyndon, Chris Haywood
Directed By:
Steven Vidler
20. River Street (1996)
9
2
River Street
9
2
Role:
Wendy Davis
Starring:
Sullivan Stapleton, Aden Young, Bill Hunter, Tammy Macintosh, Joy Smithers
Directed By:
Tony Mahood
21. The Sound of One Hand Clapping (1998)
9
2
The Sound of One Hand Clapping
9
2
Starring:
Kerry Fox, Kristof Kaczmarek, Rosie Flanagan, Arabella Wain
Directed By:
Richard Flanagan
22. The Custodian (1993)
8
3
The Custodian
8
3
Starring:
Naomi Watts, Hugo Weaving, Anthony LaPaglia, Bill Hunter, Barry Otto
Directed By:
John Dingwall
23. The Wedding Party (2010)
6
1
The Wedding Party
6
1
Starring:
Isabel Lucas, Josh Lawson, Steve Bisley, Nadine Garner
Directed By:
Amanda Jane
24. The Pact (2003)
3
1
The Pact
3
1
Starring:
Robert Mammone, Sigrid Thornton, Peter O'Brien, Basia A'Hern
Directed By:
Strathford Hamilton

TV Movie(s)

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

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. 

Role:
Marella
Starring:
Helen Mirren, Abbie Cornish, Sam Neill, Joel Edgerton, Miriam Margolyes, Hugo Weaving, Emily Barclay
Directed By:
Zack Snyder

TV Shows and Videos

Game of Thrones (2011)
Game of Thrones
TV-MA
Starring:
Maisie Williams, Ian McShane, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Max von Sydow, Jonathan Pryce, Jason Momoa
Directed By:
Alan Taylor, David Nutter, Alex Graves, Mark Mylod, Jeremy Podeswa
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (2012)
Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries
TV-PG
Role:
Phryne Fisher
Starring:
Miriam Margolyes, Nathan Page, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Ashleigh Cummings, Richard Bligh
Directed By:
Kate Dennis, Tony Tilse, Declan Eames, David Caesar, Catherine Millar
The Slap (2011)
The Slap
Role:
Anouk
Starring:
Sophie Okonedo, Jonathan LaPaglia, Alex Dimitriades, Lex Marinos
Directed By:
Tony Ayres, Robert Connolly, Jessica Hobbs, Matthew Saville
Kings in Grass Castles (1998)
Kings in Grass Castles
Starring:
Rafe Andrews, Stewart Armstrong, Craig Ashley, Maurie Barlin
Directed By:
John Woods
Young Lions (2002)
Young Lions
Starring:
Anna Lise Phillips, Alex Dimitriades, Alexandra Davies, Tom Long
Directed By:
Russell Mulcahy, Ian Barry, Michael Jenkins, Geoff Bennett, Robert Klenner
Murder Call (1997)
Murder Call
Starring:
Jason Clarke, Rose Byrne, Bojana Novakovic, Lucy Bell, Peter Mochrie, Geoff Morrell, Glenda Linscott
Directed By:
Geoffrey Cawthorn, Chris Martin-Jones, Grant Brown, Julian McSwiney, Richard Sarell
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams (2017)
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams
TV-MA
Starring:
Geraldine Chaplin, Anna Paquin, Terrence Howard, Vera Farmiga, Greg Kinnear, Bryan Cranston, Sidse Babett Knudsen
Directed By:
Francesca Gregorini
Cloudstreet (2011)
Cloudstreet
Role:
Dolly Pickles
Starring:
Kerry Fox, Geoff Morrell, Stephen Curry, Helen Doig
Directed By:
Matthew Saville
Halifax f.p. (1994)
Halifax f.p.
Starring:
Guy Pearce, Hugh Jackman, Hugo Weaving, Ben Mendelsohn, Jason Clarke, Emily Browning, Sullivan Stapleton
Directed By:
Michael Offer, Brendan Maher, Paul Moloney, Ken Cameron, Steve Jodrell
The Last Post (2017)
The Last Post
TV-14
Starring:
Jessie Buckley, Jessica Raine, Ouidad Elma, Jeremy Neumark Jones
Directed By:
Jonny Campbell, Miranda Bowen
Water Rats (1996)
Water Rats
Starring:
Manu Bennett, Sam Worthington, Dominic Purcell, Abbie Cornish, Noah Taylor, Jason Clarke, Joel Edgerton
Directed By:
Chris Martin-Jones, Ray Quint, Michael Offer, Alister Hallum, David Caesar
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg (2011)
The Last Time I Saw Michael Gregg
Role:
Lottie
Starring:
Steven Soderbergh, Cate Blanchett, Wayne Blair, Zoe Carides, Darren Gilshenan
Directed By:
Steven Soderbergh
Enter the Matrix (2003)
Enter the Matrix
T
Starring:
Daniel Bernhardt, Monica Bellucci, Carrie-Anne Moss, Laurence Fishburne, Hugo Weaving, Keanu Reeves, Jada Pinkett Smith
Directed By:
Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
Funny or Die Presents... (2010)
Funny or Die Presents...
Starring:
Kristen Wiig, Ben Stiller, Brooke Shields, Bob Odenkirk, Adam West, David Spade, Will Ferrell
Directed By:
Matt Piedmont, Tim Heidecker, Eric Wareheim, Jason Woliner, Jake Szymanski