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List of Kate Hudson Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Almost Famous (2000)
38
9
Almost Famous
R
38
9

Inspired by writer-director Cameron Crowe's boyhood experiences, the film records the coming of age story of 15-year-old rock music enthusiast William Miller, who receives an assignment from Rolling Stone magazine to write about up-and-coming band Stillwater. Despite his mother's concerns about drug usage and raunchy language, he joins the band on an enlightening tour that changes his life.

Role:
Penny Lane
Directed By:
Cameron Crowe
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
2. Marshall (2017)
11
5
Marshall
PG-13
11
5

An NAACP lawyer, Thurgood Marshall, travels the country, primarily working to fight against racial prejudice. However, he takes on one of his career-defining cases, the one of defending Joseph Spell, an African-American man accused of rape.

Role:
Eleanor Strubing
Directed By:
Reginald Hudlin
3. Deepwater Horizon (2016)
25
8
Deepwater Horizon
PG-13
25
8

Based on the true story of the worst environmental disaster in US history, the movie depicts the events of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico. Chief technician Mike Williams and his colleagues try to make it out alive as flames and heat start engulfing the rig. 

Starring:
Directed By:
Peter Berg
4. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)
8
4
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
R
8
4

The Reluctant Fundamentalist is a suspense drama film which tells the story of a Pakistani man who wants to achieve corporate success on Wall Street.  However, he soon finds himself in conflict between his American dream and his beliefs.

Role:
Erica
Starring:
Directed By:
Mira Nair
5. Wish I Was Here (2014)
9
5
Wish I Was Here
R
9
5

A struggling actor living in Los Angeles with his wife and two children, finds himself in trouble after his father is gravely ill, as it was his father who was paying for the schooling of his children. Thus, he attempts to home-school his children. He is eventually forced to re-examine his life, his family and his career. 

Role:
Sarah Bloom
Directed By:
7. The Skeleton Key (2005)
16
8
The Skeleton Key
PG-13
16
8

Caroline, a nurse, leaves behind her hospital job and signs up to work at a mansion as a private care giver for an old man, Ben who has suffered a stroke and is wheel chair bound. Caroline soon becomes sceptical of Violet, Ben’s wife, who she believes is a threat to him. The house itself has a terrifying past and is haunted by two spirits.

Role:
Caroline Ellis
Starring:
John Hurt, Gena Rowlands, Joy Bryant, Peter Sarsgaard, John Hurt
Directed By:
Iain Softley
8. The Four Feathers (2002)
11
5
The Four Feathers
PG-13
11
5

This adventure war film revolves around a young British officer, who resigns from his regiment just before the battle. Therefore, people start regarding him as a coward. Eventually, he decides to go on a mission to prove his worth.

Starring:
Heath Ledger, Michael Sheen, Wes Bentley, Mohamed Bouich, Campbell Brown
Directed By:
Shekhar Kapur
9. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
27
13
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
PG-13
27
13

Andie, a journalist, is writing an article on How to lose a guy in 10 days. Ben, an advertising agency executive accepts the challenge to make a woman fall in love with him 10 days so as to get a big diamond merchant account. The two find themselves together and do their best to win.

Role:
Andie Anderson
Starring:
Matthew McConaughey, Adam Goldberg, Bebe Neuwirth, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Parisse
Directed By:
Donald Petrie
10. A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)
11
5
A Little Bit of Heaven
PG-13
11
5

Ad-executive Marley Corbett, an impertinent woman, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. While under anesthesia, God grants her 3 wishes, of which the first two are quickly realized. Marley makes amends to all for her earlier behavior. Her frequent visits to doctor Julian lead to a relationship, but circumstances dishearten her. Finally, she realizes that her third wish, ‘to fall in love,’ was fulfilled.

Role:
Marley Corbett
Directed By:
Nicole Kassell
11. The Killer Inside Me (2010)
9
5
The Killer Inside Me
R
9
5

Lou Ford, the deputy sheriff of a small Texas town, appears to be a polite lawman. But after meeting a provoking prostitute the hidden sociopath and sadist in Ford begins to surface. The prostitute helps him in what she believes as his revenge against wealthy Chester Conway’s son, but it leads to terrible torture and a series of murders. Where will it end? 

Role:
Amy Stanton
Starring:
Simon Baker, Jessica Alba, Bill Pullman, Casey Affleck, Elias Koteas, Ned Beatty
Directed By:
Michael Winterbottom
12. Desert Blue (1998)
6
4
Desert Blue
R
6
4
Role:
Skye Davidson
Starring:
Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, Sara Gilbert, Liev Schreiber, John Heard, Brendan Sexton III
Directed By:
Morgan J. Freeman
13. Raising Helen (2004)
12
5
Raising Helen
PG-13
12
5

Raising Helen is a comedy drama film, which tells the story of a young woman, Helen, who becomes the guardian of her sister and brother-in-law’s three children after they die in a car accident. However, she discovers that raising them is much more difficult than she imagined.  

Role:
Helen Harris
Starring:
Paris Hilton, Abigail Breslin, Joan Cusack, Hayden Panettiere, Alan Thicke, Helen Mirren, Spencer Breslin
Directed By:
14. 200 Cigarettes (1999)
6
4
200 Cigarettes
R
6
4

As the new year approaches, a group of people in their twenties try to deal with their relationships, desires, loneliness, etc.

Starring:
Dave Chappelle, Courtney Love, Paul Rudd, Ben Affleck, Christina Ricci, Casey Affleck, Jennifer Albano
Directed By:
Risa Bramon Garcia
15. Gossip (2000)
6
4
Gossip
R
6
4

Gossip is a psychological thriller film which revolves around Derrick, Cathy, and Travis, who are three students who decide to do a class project on gossip along with some fellow roommates. However, things soon spiral out of control.

Role:
Naomi Preston
Starring:
Norman Reedus, Lena Headey, Edward James Olmos, Joshua Jackson, James Marsden, Eric Bogosian
Directed By:
Davis Guggenheim
16. Something Borrowed (2011)
10
7
Something Borrowed
PG-13
10
7

While studying law, Rachel falls for study partner Dex, but can’t express her feelings. Later, her childhood best friend Darcy meets and soon gets engaged to Dex. After a few drinks on her birthday, Rachel ends up getting intimate with Dex and divulges her secret, which surprises him. The loyal friend in Rachel is now torn between her love and her friendship.

Role:
Darcy
Starring:
John Krasinski, Ginnifer Goodwin, Colin Egglesfield, Steve Howey
Directed By:
Luke Greenfield
17. Nine (2009)
8
6
Nine
PG-13
8
6

Guido Contini, the gifted Italian film director, has only few days before he starts his new ambitious venture, but he doesn’t have a story for it yet. With his personal and professional life in chaos, he escapes to a resort and desperately tries to find an inspiration from his relationships with various women…..his wife, his mistress, his agent, his muse and mother.

Starring:
Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Sophia Loren, Judi Dench, Daniel Day-Lewis, Nicole Kidman, Sandro Dori
Directed By:
Rob Marshall
18. My Best Friend's Girl (2008)
8
6
My Best Friend's Girl
R
8
6

When Dustin’s co-worker Alexis, whom he loves, tells him that he is just a friend, he gets his roommate Tank to take Alexis on a lousy date to make her realize Dustin’s worth. But Alexis decides to have some fun, which puts Tank in a predicament; whether to be true to his friend or give in to his budding feelings towards Alexis.

Role:
Alexis
Starring:
Alec Baldwin, Lizzy Caplan, Jason Biggs, Dane Cook
Directed By:
Howard Deutch
19. About Adam (2000)
5
4
About Adam
R
5
4

Lucy is a waitress who meets an attractive man named Adam, and falls for him. Within some time, they also get engaged. However, Adam also seduces her sisters, her brother, and even his brother’s girlfriend.

Role:
Lucy Owens
Starring:
Frances O'Connor, Tommy Tiernan, Stewart Roche, Aoife Maloney
Directed By:
Gerard Stembridge
20. Fool's Gold (2008)
12
7
Fool's Gold
PG-13
12
7

Ben Finnegan is a treasure-hunter in quest of ‘Queen’s dowry’ that disappeared in the Caribbean in 1715. Divorced by wife Tess, he is in debt of a gangster. After finding a clue, Ben manages a ride on Nigel Honeycutt’s yacht where Tess works as stewardess. They re-discover their romance during the exciting hunt. But they are not the only ones after the treasure. 

Role:
Tess
Starring:
Kevin Hart, Donald Sutherland, Matthew McConaughey, Alexis Dziena, Ewen Bremner
Directed By:
Andy Tennant
21. You, Me and Dupree (2006)
10
8
You, Me and Dupree
PG-13
10
8

Newlyweds Carl and Molly Peterson are living happily until Carl invites his jobless best friend Randy Dupree to come and live with them, who threatens to become a permanent addition to the house. As Carl keeps getting further infuriated with him, things are made worse due to the machinations of Carl’s disapproving father-in-law, Bob. 

Role:
Molly
Starring:
Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, Owen Wilson, Harry Dean Stanton, Bill Hader, Seth Rogen
Directed By:
Joe Russo, Anthony Russo
22. Mother's Day (2016)
7
5
Mother's Day
PG-13
7
5

Mother’s Day is an American romantic comedy film which revolves around the lives of several seemingly unconnected people living in Atlanta, who come to terms with their relationships with their mothers, as Mother’s Day approaches.

Starring:
Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Garner, Julia Roberts, Britt Robertson, Jason Sudeikis, Jack Whitehall, Shay Mitchell
Directed By:
23. Good People (2014)
7
5
Good People
R
7
5

Good People is a crime thriller film which tells the story of Tom and Anna, who discover a huge stash of cash in the apartment of their deceased tenant. Since they are going through a financial crisis, they decide to keep the money, but they soon find themselves targeted by a dangerous thief.

Starring:
James Franco, Omar Sy, Sam Spruell, Michael Fox, Diarmaid Murtagh, Francis Magee
Directed By:
Henrik Ruben Genz
24. Alex & Emma (2003)
5
4
Alex & Emma
PG-13
5
4

Alex Sheldon is a struggling writer who finds himself in a complicated situation. Although he is heavily in debt, and suffering from writer’s block, he needs to repay a significant sum of money to Cuban loan sharks. Since his publisher will give him the money when he finishes the novel, he is given 30 days to finish his novel and return the sum, or else he would be killed. He decides to seek the help of a stenographer named Emma.

Role:
Emma Dinsmore / Ylva / Elsa / Eldora / Anna
Starring:
Luke Wilson, Sophie Marceau, Cloris Leachman, Rob Reiner, Lobo Sebastian, Derek Barbosa
Directed By:
25. Rock the Kasbah (2015)
6
4
Rock the Kasbah
R
6
4

Things change for a music manager going through bad times, when he comes across a teenage girl having an extraordinary voice. He decides to get her to compete in a talent show on television.

Role:
Merci
Starring:
Bruce Willis, Bill Murray, Zooey Deschanel, Leem Lubany
Directed By:
Barry Levinson
26. Bride Wars (2009)
12
9
Bride Wars
PG
12
9

Best friends since childhood, Emma Allan and Olivia ‘Liv’ Lerner have been planning their weddings since they were kids, including the same destination New York’s Plaza Hotel. When a clerical error puts their wedding on the same day, they find their lifelong friendship in jeopardy as each tries to sabotage the other’s wedding. 

Role:
Liv
Starring:
Anne Hathaway, Chris Pratt, Bryan Greenberg, Steve Howey
Directed By:
Gary Winick
27. Le divorce (2003)
4
4
Le divorce
PG-13
4
4

Isabel learns that her sister, who is a poetess, has been left by her French husband, and therefore, she decides to help her escape her misery. However, soon it seems that her sister is being stalked by someone.

Role:
Isabel Walker
Starring:
Naomi Watts, Leslie Caron, Sam Waterston, Matthew Modine, Stephen Fry, Glenn Close, Bebe Neuwirth
Directed By:
James Ivory
28. Dr. T & the Women (2000)
4
5
Dr. T & the Women
R
4
5

Dr Sullivan Travis is a wealthy gynecologist whose life gets complicated when all the important women close to him, start experiencing troubles that also start affecting him in ways he never expected.

Starring:
Richard Gere, Farrah Fawcett, Tara Reid, Sarah Shahi, Lee Grant, Helen Hunt, Liv Tyler
Directed By:
29. Music (2021)
2
5
Music
PG-13
2
5
30. Ricochet River (2001)
4
4
Ricochet River
R
4
4
Role:
Lorna
Starring:
Jason James Richter, John Cullum, Eddie Thiel, Tyler Miller
Directed By:
Deborah Del Prete

Director

Cutlass (2007)
11
4
Cutlass
11
4
Starring:
Dakota Fanning, Kurt Russell, Kristen Stewart, Chevy Chase, Virginia Madsen, Sarah Roemer
Directed By:
Kate Hudson

Narrator/Dubbing

I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust (2005)
10
5
I'm Still Here: Real Diaries of Young People Who Lived During the Holocaust
10
5
Role:
Eva Ginz (voice)
Starring:
Brittany Murphy, Elijah Wood, Ryan Gosling, Zach Braff, Oliver Hudson
Directed By:
Lauren Lazin

Animation Movies

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
16
6
Kung Fu Panda 3
PG
16
6

Dragon Warrior Po finds his long lost biological father Li, while a supernatural threat arises in the form of Kai, who is stealing chi by defeating other kung fu masters. Li offers to teach Po how to use chi, but he must first travel to a hidden peaceful panda village and adapt to their way of life.

Role:
Mei Mei (voice)
Starring:
David Cross, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Lucy Liu, Jack Black, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Jackie Chan
Directed By:
Alessandro Carloni, Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Panda Paws (2016)
4
4
Panda Paws
G
4
4
Role:
Mei Mei (voice)
Starring:
Wayne Knight, Barbara Dirickson, Steele Gagnon

Special Appearance/Cameo

The Cutting Room (2001)
10
5
The Cutting Room
10
5
Role:
Chrissie Campbell (uncredited)
Starring:
Todd Louiso, Sarah Koskoff, Lauren Lane, Steven Flynn
Directed By:
Daniel Barnz

TV Shows

EZ Streets
9
2
EZ Streets
9
2
Starring:
Milo Ventimiglia, Rod Steiger, Joe Pantoliano, Mike Starr
Directed By:
James Quinn, George Bloomfield, Randy Zisk, Donna Deitch, Paul Haggis
Barely Famous
6
3
Barely Famous
6
3
Starring:
Milla Jovovich, Courteney Cox, Ashley Benson, Nicole Richie, Jessica Alba, Sara Foster, Abbey McBride
Directed By:
Jason A. Carbone
Glee
21
10
Glee
TV-PG
21
10
Starring:
Jennifer Coolidge, Meredith Baxter, Harry Shum Jr., Melissa Benoist, Eric Roberts, Cory Monteith, Carrot Top
Directed By:
Party of Five
7
3
Party of Five
7
3
Starring:
Tara Strong, John Slattery, Lacey Chabert, Ben Savage, Alan Young, Peter Krause, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Directed By:
Steven Robman, Ken Topolsky, Daniel Attias, Michael Engler, Ellen S. Pressman

Kate Hudson Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Almost Famous Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 2001
People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Leading Lady 2009