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List of Keira Knightley Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
42
10
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
PG-13
42
10

The cursed undead crew of the Black Pearl attacks Port Royal, Jamaica, and abducts the Governor's daughter Elizabeth, who possesses a gold piece needed to lift the curse. Gallant blacksmith Will Turner frees eccentric pirate Jack Sparrow from imprisonment and convinces him to assist in his heroic mission to rescue Elizabeth from the pirates.

Role:
Elizabeth Swann
Directed By:
Gore Verbinski
2. The Imitation Game (2014)
32
8
The Imitation Game
PG-13
32
8

Based on the biography Alan Turing: The Enigma written by Andrew Hodges, The Imitation Game follows the story of the genius mathematician and cryptanalyst, Alan Turing, who during the Second World War successfully built a machine to crack the German Enigma code.

Role:
Joan Clarke
Starring:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech
Directed By:
Morten Tyldum
3. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
20
5
Pride & Prejudice
PG
20
5

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:
Elizabeth Bennet
Directed By:
4. Atonement (2007)
18
5
Atonement
R
18
5

Based on Ian McEwan’s novel of the same name, the movie tells the tragic story of young lovers Cecelia Tallis and Robbie Turner. A lie from Cecelia’s jealous younger sister Briony sends Robbie to prison and then to World War II. Robbie and Cecelia both lose their lives in the war. 

Starring:
Directed By:
5. Love Actually (2003)
22
7
Love Actually
R
22
7

Enjoy exploring the various aspects of love through the eyes of different individuals as this Christmas-themed rom-com takes you through ten separate but inter-linked love stories. A modern-day Christmas staple, this film is a must-watch during the festive season!

Directed By:
Richard Curtis
6. Begin Again (2013)
13
6
Begin Again
R
13
6

Singer-songwriter Gretta James is left alone when her college sweetheart and songwriting partner Dave ditches her after signing a record deal and having an affair. While performing independently at a bar, she catches the attention of Dan, a struggling but once successful record label executive, and forms a musical collaboration with him that transforms both their lives.

Role:
Gretta
Starring:
Directed By:
John Carney
7. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)
26
10
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
PG-13
26
10

In the second movie in the Pirates of the Caribbean film series, Captain Jack Sparrow realises that he owes a blood debt to Davey Jones and must find his heart to save himself. Meanwhile, Will Turner and Elizabeth Swann must either get Jack’s magical compass for Lord Cutler Beckett or face death. They, hence, join Jack in yet another crazy adventure.

Role:
Elizabeth Swann
Starring:
Naomie Harris, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy
Directed By:
Gore Verbinski
Awards:
People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
23
11
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
PG-13
23
11

Lord Cutler Beckett, now in possession of Davy Jones's heart, uses him to eliminate all pirates, prompting nine Pirate Lords to combine the Pieces of Eight to release Goddess Calypso, the betrayed lover of Jones. However, Will Turner, Elizabeth Swann and Captain Barbossa must first rescue Jack Sparrow, one of the Pirate Lords trapped in Davy Jones' Locker.

Role:
Elizabeth Swann
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Jonathan Pryce, Naomie Harris, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport
Directed By:
Gore Verbinski
11. Everest (2015)
13
5
Everest
PG-13
13
5

Everest is inspired by the true-life events of a mountaineering disaster. Two separate commercial expeditions, led by Rob Hall and Scott Fischer, set out to conquer the world’s highest summit, Mt. Everest. Unexpectedly, they are engulfed by a fierce blizzard where they struggle for survival against freezing temperatures and winds, as their mettle is tested by the harshest possible elements. 

Starring:
Jake Gyllenhaal, Josh Brolin, Robin Wright, Martin Henderson, Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Emily Watson
Directed By:
Baltasar Kormákur
12. Never Let Me Go (2010)
11
4
Never Let Me Go
R
11
4

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. 

Starring:
Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell
Directed By:
Mark Romanek
13. The Jacket (2005)
10
4
The Jacket
R
10
4

Jack Starks, a Gulf War veteran suffering from amnesia, returns to Vermont, where he is blamed for a policeman’s death. Sent to a mental asylum, he is subjected to experimental treatment by Dr. Becker, who puts him in a straitjacket-like device and locks in a morgue drawer. Starks experiences visions of his future, and approaching death. So, what’s in store for him?

Role:
Jackie Price
Starring:
Adrien Brody, Brad Renfro, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Kris Kristofferson, Daniel Craig, Laura Marano, Angel Coulby
Directed By:
John Maybury
14. The Duchess (2008)
11
4
The Duchess
PG-13
11
4

The movie follows the tumultuous life of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire. When she fails to produce a male heir for her husband, Duke William Cavendish, he starts an affair with her friend Bess. Meanwhile, Georgiana gets involved with young politician, Charles Grey and William outraged by their relationship rapes her. Nothing will remain the same after that. 

Role:
Georgiana
Starring:
Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling
Directed By:
Saul Dibb
15. Pure (2002)
6
3
Pure
R
6
3
Starring:
Molly Parker, David Wenham, Nitin Ganatra, Harry Eden
Directed By:
Gillies MacKinnon
16. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
10
4
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
R
10
4

With an asteroid on its way to obliterate Earth, insurance salesman, Dodge, bonds with his neighbor Penny. Penny decides to help Dodge reach Olivia, his former sweetheart while Dodge decides to help Penny reach England to see her family. On their trip, the two fall in love before the destruction of the world.  

Starring:
Steve Carell, Adam Brody, Martin Sheen, Melanie Lynskey, Gillian Jacobs, Connie Britton, Patton Oswalt
Directed By:
Lorene Scafaria
17. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
10
4
Bend It Like Beckham
PG-13
10
4

Jess Bhamra, belongs to a conservative Indian family in London and is banned from playing soccer by them, despite her impressive skills. Jess is discovered by footballer Jules Paxton and tries to keep playing while keeping it a secret from them, and negotiating her feelings for her coach Joe. 

Role:
Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
Starring:
Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Archie Panjabi, Shaznay Lewis, Parminder Nagra
Directed By:
Gurinder Chadha
18. Collateral Beauty (2016)
9
4
Collateral Beauty
PG-13
9
4

A successful executive retreats from life after his daughter’s death and writes letters to Love, Time and Death as if to find answer to his grief. His business partners use these letters to prove that he is unfit run the company, making him realize his folly and once that is done, it does not take him long to realize that even loss has a collateral beauty.   

Starring:
Will Smith, Kate Winslet, Edward Norton, Helen Mirren, Naomie Harris, Michael Peña
Directed By:
David Frankel
19. Colette (2018)
7
3
Colette
R
7
3
Role:
Colette
Starring:
Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Dominic West, Ray Panthaki
Directed By:
Wash Westmoreland
20. Anna Karenina (2012)
9
4
Anna Karenina
R
9
4

Aristocratic socialite Anna Karenina, wife of Russian imperial minister Count Alexei Karenin, visits her brother Prince Oblonsky in Moscow, where she meets cavalry officer Count Vronsky. Their mutual attraction soon develops into deep love and Vronsky follows her when she returns home to St. Petersburg. Their affair scandalizes the patrician society of St. Petersburg; as a result, Karenin issues an ultimatum to Anna. 

Starring:
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Olivia Williams, Jude Law, Cara Delevingne, Alicia Vikander, Emily Watson, Matthew Macfadyen
Directed By:
21. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
25
13
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
PG
25
13

Two Jedi Knights sent to end a blockade organised by the evil Trade Federation find themselves in trouble and escape after rescuing Queen Amidala. Later, they meet Anakin Skywalker, a slave boy with strong natural powers of the Force. They now have to find a solution to trade blockade and also deal with the mysterious return of the Sith.

Starring:
Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson, Ray Park, Natalie Portman, Brian Blessed, Sofia Coppola, Peter Serafinowicz
Directed By:
22. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017)
13
7
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
PG-13
13
7

Tormented by bad luck, Jack Sparrow accidentally releases his old nemesis, pirate-hunter Salazar, from the Devil's Triangle. As Salazar rallies his ghostly crew to hunt for Sparrow, he joins forces with an astronomer and young Henry Turner, who wants to search for the Trident of Poseidon to free his father Will from the curse of the Flying Dutchman.

Starring:
Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush
Directed By:
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
23. Last Night (2010)
7
4
Last Night
R
7
4

Happily married Michael and Joanna Reed are a successful New York couple. When Michael travels on a business trip with attractive colleague Laura, Joanna happens to meet her former beau, Alex, who is visiting New York. That night, both Michael and Joanna are faced with temptation, and the future of their marriage depends on how each one chooses to handle that temptation. 

Role:
Joanna
Starring:
Eva Mendes, Guillaume Canet, Sam Worthington, Daniel Eric Gold
Directed By:
Massy Tadjedin
24. A Dangerous Method (2011)
8
5
A Dangerous Method
R
8
5

A young Russian woman named Sabina Spielrein seeking treatment for hysteria is successfully treated by Carl Jung and later becomes a respected professional in psychoanalysis. Later they meet Freud in person and the married Jung begins an affair with Sabina. Unfortunately, a rift develops between Freud and Jung and Sabina wants more from Jung. 

Role:
Sabina Spielrein
Starring:
Sarah Gadon, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Fassbender, Vincent Cassel
Directed By:
25. Laggies (2014)
7
4
Laggies
R
7
4

Megan, 28, has a good life and steady boyfriend Anthony; but feels she is stuck with the same life and people since high school. When Anthony proposes unexpectedly, unsure, she flees and befriends teenager Annika and her friends. Making an excuse to Anthony about attending a seminar, she spends a week at the house Annika shares with her cynical single father, Craig. 

Starring:
Sam Rockwell, Ellie Kemper, Rocki DuCharme, Sara Lynne Wright, Larissa Schmitz
Directed By:
Lynn Shelton
26. King Arthur (2004)
9
5
King Arthur
PG-13
9
5

This 'realistic' portrayal of the legendary King Arthur shows him as a cavalry officer in the Roman army in the fifth century when the influence of the Roman Empire on Britannia is diminishing. Arthur and his men reluctantly accept one final mission against the invading Saxons that would put him on the British throne following a tragic battle.

Starring:
Clive Owen, Mads Mikkelsen, Hugh Dancy, Joel Edgerton, Owen Teale, Til Schweiger, Ioan Gruffudd
Directed By:
Antoine Fuqua
27. Misbehaviour (2020)
6
3
Misbehaviour
Not
6
3
Role:
Sally Alexander
Starring:
Greg Kinnear, Phyllis Logan, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Rhys Ifans
28. The Aftermath (2018)
6
4
The Aftermath
R
6
4
Role:
Rachael Morgan
Starring:
Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård, Jannik Schümann, Pandora Colin
Directed By:
James Kent
29. Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
8
5
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
PG-13
8
5

As the fifth instalment in the Jack Ryan series, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit is an action-thriller that revolves around a former soldier-turned-undercover CIA agent who while working on Wall Street discovers that a Russian businessman is about to unleash a terrorist attack on the U.S. Starring Chris Pine in the lead role, this past-faced film also features Kevin Costner and Keira Knightley.

Role:
Cathy Muller
Starring:
Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh, Lenn Kudrjawizki
Directed By:
30. London Boulevard (2010)
6
4
London Boulevard
R
6
4

After being tired of his life of crime, an ex-convict Harry Mitchell, takes up a job as an actress’s bodyguard. However, an underground crime lord has different plans for him. 

Role:
Charlotte
Starring:
Colin Farrell, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin
Directed By:
William Monahan
31. The Hole (2001)
6
4
The Hole
R
6
4
Role:
Frankie
Starring:
Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Laurence Fox, Daniel Brocklebank
Directed By:
Nick Hamm
32. The Edge of Love (2008)
6
4
The Edge of Love
6
4

In a war-torn London, Dylan, a Welsh poet, bumps into his childhood sweetheart Vera, after a long time. However, Dylan Thomas is now married to another woman named Caitlin.

Starring:
Cillian Murphy, Sienna Rose Miller, Paul Brooke, Geoffrey Beevers, Simon Armstrong, Ben Batt
Directed By:
John Maybury
33. Domino (2005)
6
4
Domino
R
6
4

Loosely based the life of Domino Harvey, the daughter of actor Laurence Harvey, the film depicts how the former model becomes a bounty hunter and finds employment with a bail bondsman who also runs an armored car business,. Complications arise when her boss sets up a $10 million robbery to meet the medical expense of his mistress’s granddaughter.   

Role:
Domino Harvey
Starring:
Tom Waits, Mickey Rourke, Brian Austin Green, Christopher Walken, Lucy Liu, Jacqueline Bisset, Edgar Ramírez
Directed By:
34. Silk (2007)
5
4
Silk
R
5
4

This romantic drama film takes us to the 19th century, and revolves around Herve, a silkworm merchant, who is married to a woman named Helen. However, on his trip to Japan, he soon becomes infatuated by a beautiful Japanese woman, and they soon start having an affair.

Role:
Hélène Joncour
Starring:
Alfred Molina, Michael Pitt, Toni Bertorelli, Tony Vogel, Sei Ashina
Directed By:
François Girard
35. Silent Night (2021)
5
4
Silent Night
5
4
Role:
Nell
36. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
5
4
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms
PG
5
4

Clara, a young girl is in search of a one-of-a-kind key, a magical key that will help her unlock a priceless gift, a box, from her late mother. She reaches the coveted key, but soon the key disappears in a parallel world leaving Clara perplexed. In that world, she meets an army of mice and a soldier named Phillip. Clara along with Phillip need to get hold of the key in order to reinstate harmony to the unstable world.

Role:
Sugar Plum Fairy
Starring:
Meera Syal, Jack Whitehall, Miranda Hart, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren
Directed By:
Joe Johnston, Lasse Hallström
37. Berlin, I Love You (2018)
3
4
Berlin, I Love You
R
3
4
Starring:
Sibel Kekilli, Luke Wilson, Dianna Agron, Iwan Rheon, Diego Luna, Renee Zellweger, Jared Leto
38. Steve (2010)
7
3
Steve
TV-MA
7
3
Role:
Woman
Starring:
Colin Firth, Tom Mison
Directed By:
39. The Treasure Seekers (1996)
5
3
The Treasure Seekers
5
3
Starring:
Peter Capaldi, Felicity Jones, Patsy Byrne, Camilla Power, Kristopher Milnes
Directed By:
Juliet May
40. The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers (2009)
5
3
The Continuing and Lamentable Saga of the Suicide Brothers
TV-MA
5
3
Role:
The Fairy
Starring:
Rupert Friend, Tom Mison
Directed By:
Arran Brownlee, Corran Brownlee
41. New Year's Eve (2002)
5
3
New Year's Eve
TV-G
5
3
Starring:
Naomi Allisstone, Elizabeth Chadwick, Cissy Collins, Cameron Cuffe
Directed By:
Col Spector
42. A Village Affair (1995)
5
3
A Village Affair
5
3
Starring:
Jeremy Northam, Claire Bloom, Nathaniel Parker, Michael Gough
Directed By:
Moira Armstrong
43. The Seasons Alter (2002)
4
3
The Seasons Alter
4
3
Role:
Helena
Starring:
Lloyd Owen, Cherie Lunghi
Directed By:
Roger Lunn
44. Innocent Lies (1995)
3
3
Innocent Lies
TV-MA
3
3
Starring:
Gabrielle Anwar, Joanna Lumley, Alexis Denisof, Adrian Dunbar
Directed By:
Patrick Dewolf
45. Deflation (2001)
2
3
Deflation
2
3
Role:
Jogger
Starring:
Del Synnott, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Karen White
Directed By:
Roger Ashton-Griffiths

Animation Movies

The Wonderful World of Disney
17
6
The Wonderful World of Disney
17
6
Starring:
Victor Garber, Christina Pickles, Patrick Warburton, Ricki Lake, Judd Nelson, Jeffrey Tambor, Jason Alexander
Directed By:
Gaijin (2003)
7
3
Gaijin
7
3
Role:
Kate (voice)
Directed By:
Fumi Inoue
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (2007)
7
5
Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind
7
5
Role:
Em (voice)
Starring:
Michael Palin, Russell Brand, Harry Enfield, Ardal O'Hanlon, Jane Horrocks, Gillian Anderson
Directed By:
Donnie Anderson

Special Appearance/Cameo

Thunderpants (2002)
6
9
Thunderpants
PG
6
9
Role:
Music School Student (uncredited)
Starring:
Stephen Fry, Rupert Grint, Paul Giamatti, Simon Callow, Stephen Fry
Directed By:
Peter Hewitt

TV Shows

Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending (2006)
15
3
Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending
15
3
Role:
Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
Starring:
Matthew Macfadyen
Oliver Twist
9
3
Oliver Twist
9
3
Starring:
Andy Serkis, Isla Fisher, Julie Walters, Michael Kitchen, Annette Crosbie, Marc Warren
Directed By:
Renny Rye
Bloopers of the Caribbean (2006)
8
3
Bloopers of the Caribbean
8
3
Role:
Self (uncredited)
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Jack Davenport
Doctor Zhivago
16
6
Doctor Zhivago
16
6
Starring:
Gregg Sulkin, Sam Neill, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jeremy Clyde, Sam MacLintock
Directed By:
Giacomo Campiotti
Blooper Reel (2003)
7
3
Blooper Reel
7
3
Role:
Self (uncredited)
Starring:
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Angus Barnett, Giles New, Lee Arenberg
Coming Home
8
3
Coming Home
8
3
Starring:
David McCallum, Peter O'Toole, Paul Bettany, Joanna Lumley, Emily Mortimer
Directed By:
Giles Foster
The Bill
12
6
The Bill
12
6
Starring:
David Tennant, Martin Freeman, Pam Ferris, Gemma Atkinson, Emma Bunton, Sean Bean, Douglas Henshall
Directed By:
Steve Shill, David Yates, Peter Lydon, Jonathan Dent, Stuart Burge
Neverland
21
12
Neverland
21
12
Role:
Tinker Bell
Starring:
Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe, Cas Anvar, Charlotte Atkinson
Directed By:
Nick Willing
Screen One
5
3
Screen One
5
3
Starring:
Billy Connolly, Lauren Bacall, Alec Guinness, Kim Cattrall, Minnie Driver, Jeanne Moreau, Geraldine Chaplin
Directed By:
Les Blair, Robert Young, Robert Bierman, Dewi Humphreys, Christopher Morahan
Once Upon a Time... (2013)
6
3
Once Upon a Time...
6
3
Role:
Gabrielle Chanel
Starring:
Clotilde Hesme, Ashleigh Good, Lindsey Wixson, Tallulah Harlech
Directed By:
Karl Lagerfeld

Keira Knightley Awards

People's Choice Awards
Winner Favorite Female Action Star 2008
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Favorite On-Screen Match-Up 2007