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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)
41
10
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
PG-13
41
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Swann
Director:
Gore Verbinski
Genres:
Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Star Cast:
2. The Imitation Game (2014)
31
8
The Imitation Game
PG-13
31
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Joan Clarke
Director:
Morten Tyldum
Genres:
War, Biography, Drama, Thriller
Star Cast:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Rory Kinnear, Allen Leech
3. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
17
5
Pride & Prejudice
PG
17
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Bennet
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama
4. Atonement (2007)
16
5
Atonement
R
16
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, War, Mystery, Romance
Star Cast:
James McAvoy, Vanessa Redgrave, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan, Ailidh Mackay
5. Love Actually (2003)
21
7
Love Actually
R
21
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!

As:
Cast
Director:
Richard Curtis
Genres:
Drama, Romance, Comedy
6. Begin Again (2013)
13
4
Begin Again
R
13
4

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Gretta
Director:
John Carney
Genres:
Music, Drama
Star Cast:
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Swann
Director:
Gore Verbinski
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Naomie Harris, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Jonathan Pryce, Jack Davenport, Bill Nighy
Awards:
People's Choice Award for Favorite On-Screen Match-Up
8. Official Secrets (2019)
9
3
Official Secrets
R
9
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Katharine Gun
Director:
Gavin Hood
Genres:
Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller, War
Star Cast:
Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, Indira Varma, Matthew Goode, Conleth Hill, Rhys Ifans
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007)
23
10
Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
PG-13
23
10

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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Elizabeth Swann
Director:
Gore Verbinski
Genres:
Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Jonathan Pryce, Naomie Harris, Geoffrey Rush, Jack Davenport
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Baltasar Kormákur
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Adventure, Action
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Mark Romanek
Genres:
Sci-Fi, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, Charlie Rowe, Ella Purnell
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?

As:
Cast
Role:
Jackie Price
Director:
John Maybury
Genres:
Mystery, Thriller, Sci-Fi, Drama
14. The Duchess (2008)
9
4
The Duchess
PG-13
9
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Georgiana
Director:
Saul Dibb
Genres:
Romance, History, Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell, Dominic Cooper, Charlotte Rampling
15. Pure (2002)
6
3
Pure
R
6
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Gillies MacKinnon
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Molly Parker, David Wenham, Nitin Ganatra, Harry Eden
16. Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)
9
4
Seeking a Friend for the End of the World
R
9
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.  

As:
Cast
Director:
Lorene Scafaria
Genres:
Romance, Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi, Drama
17. Bend It Like Beckham (2002)
9
4
Bend It Like Beckham
PG-13
9
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Juliette 'Jules' Paxton
Director:
Gurinder Chadha
Genres:
Sport, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
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.   

As:
Cast
Director:
David Frankel
Genres:
Romance, Drama
19. Colette (2018)
7
3
Colette
R
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Colette
Director:
Wash Westmoreland
Genres:
Drama, Biography
Star Cast:
Fiona Shaw, Robert Pugh, Dominic West, Ray Panthaki
20. Anna Karenina (2012)
8
4
Anna Karenina
R
8
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Drama, Romance
21. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999)
24
13
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
PG
24
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Genres:
Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Action, Adventure
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg
Genres:
Action, Fantasy, Adventure
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Joanna
Director:
Massy Tadjedin
Genres:
Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington, Guillaume Canet, Daniel Eric Gold
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Sabina Spielrein
Director:
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Biography, Thriller
Star Cast:
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. 

As:
Cast
Director:
Lynn Shelton
Genres:
Romance, Drama, Comedy
Star Cast:
Sam Rockwell, Ellie Kemper, Rocki DuCharme, Sara Lynne Wright, Larissa Schmitz
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
Antoine Fuqua
Genres:
Drama, History, Action, War, Adventure
Star Cast:
28. The Aftermath (2018)
6
4
The Aftermath
R
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Rachael Morgan
Director:
James Kent
Genres:
War, Romance, Drama
Star Cast:
Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgård, Jannik Schümann, Pandora Colin
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Cathy Muller
Director:
Genres:
Thriller, Drama, Action
Star Cast:
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. 

As:
Cast
Role:
Charlotte
Director:
William Monahan
Genres:
Drama, Crime
Star Cast:
Colin Farrell, David Thewlis, Anna Friel, Ben Chaplin
31. The Hole (2001)
6
4
The Hole
R
6
4
As:
Cast
Role:
Frankie
Director:
Nick Hamm
Genres:
Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Star Cast:
Thora Birch, Desmond Harrington, Laurence Fox, Daniel Brocklebank
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.

As:
Cast
Director:
John Maybury
Genres:
Romance, Biography, War, Drama
Star Cast:
Cillian Murphy, Sienna Rose Miller, Paul Brooke, Geoffrey Beevers, Simon Armstrong, Ben Batt
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.   

As:
Cast
Role:
Domino Harvey
Director:
Genres:
Crime, Biography, Drama, Action, Thriller
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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Hélène Joncour
Director:
François Girard
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Alfred Molina, Michael Pitt, Toni Bertorelli, Tony Vogel, Sei Ashina
35. 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.

As:
Cast
Role:
Sugar Plum Fairy
Director:
Joe Johnston, Lasse Hallström
Genres:
Family, Adventure, Fantasy
37. Steve (2010)
7
3
Steve
TV-MA
7
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Woman
Director:
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Colin Firth, Tom Mison
38. The Treasure Seekers (1996)
5
3
The Treasure Seekers
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Juliet May
Genres:
Family, Drama
Star Cast:
Peter Capaldi, Felicity Jones, Patsy Byrne, Camilla Power, Kristopher Milnes
39. 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
As:
Cast
Role:
The Fairy
Director:
Arran Brownlee, Corran Brownlee
Genres:
Short, Fantasy
Star Cast:
Rupert Friend, Tom Mison
40. New Year's Eve (2002)
5
3
New Year's Eve
TV-G
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Col Spector
Genres:
Romance, Short
Star Cast:
Naomi Allisstone, Elizabeth Chadwick, Cissy Collins, Cameron Cuffe
41. A Village Affair (1995)
5
3
A Village Affair
5
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Moira Armstrong
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Jeremy Northam, Claire Bloom, Nathaniel Parker, Michael Gough
42. The Seasons Alter (2002)
4
3
The Seasons Alter
4
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Helena
Director:
Roger Lunn
Genres:
Short, Drama
Star Cast:
Lloyd Owen, Cherie Lunghi
43. Innocent Lies (1995)
3
3
Innocent Lies
TV-MA
3
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Patrick Dewolf
Genres:
Drama, Thriller, Mystery
Star Cast:
Gabrielle Anwar, Joanna Lumley, Alexis Denisof, Adrian Dunbar
44. Deflation (2001)
2
3
Deflation
2
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Jogger
Director:
Roger Ashton-Griffiths
Genres:
Music, Short
Star Cast:
Del Synnott, Roger Ashton-Griffiths, Karen White

Animation Movies

Gaijin (2003)
7
3
Gaijin
7
3
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Kate (voice)
Director:
Fumi Inoue
Genres:
Short, Animation
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
As:
Cast, Voiceover
Role:
Em (voice)
Director:
Donnie Anderson
Genres:
Animation, Comedy, Short
Star Cast:
Russell Brand, Michael Palin, Ardal O'Hanlon, Jane Horrocks, Gillian Anderson

Special appearance/Cameo

Thunderpants (2002)
6
9
Thunderpants
PG
6
9
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Music School Student (uncredited)
Director:
Peter Hewitt
Genres:
Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi
Star Cast:
Rupert Grint, Stephen Fry, Paul Giamatti, Simon Callow, Stephen Fry

TV Shows

Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending (2006)
15
3
Pride & Prejudice: Alternate US Ending
15
3
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Elizabeth Bennet (uncredited)
Genres:
Romance, Short
Star Cast:
Matthew Macfadyen
Oliver Twist
9
3
Oliver Twist
9
3
As:
Cast
Director:
Renny Rye
Genres:
Drama
Star Cast:
Isla Fisher, Andy Serkis, Julie Walters, Michael Kitchen, Annette Crosbie, Marc Warren
Bloopers of the Caribbean (2006)
8
3
Bloopers of the Caribbean
8
3
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Self (uncredited)
Genres:
Short, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Lee Arenberg, Mackenzie Crook, Jack Davenport
Doctor Zhivago
16
6
Doctor Zhivago
16
6
As:
Cast
Director:
Giacomo Campiotti
Genres:
Drama, Romance
Star Cast:
Sam Neill, Gregg Sulkin, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jeremy Clyde, Sam MacLintock
Blooper Reel (2003)
7
3
Blooper Reel
7
3
As:
Cast, uncredited
Role:
Self (uncredited)
Genres:
Short, Adventure, Comedy
Star Cast:
Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Angus Barnett, Giles New, Lee Arenberg
Neverland
21
12
Neverland
21
12
As:
Cast
Role:
Tinker Bell
Director:
Nick Willing
Genres:
Fantasy, Adventure
Star Cast:
Bob Hoskins, Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Charlie Rowe, Cas Anvar, Charlotte Atkinson
Once Upon a Time... (2013)
6
3
Once Upon a Time...
6
3
As:
Cast
Role:
Gabrielle Chanel
Director:
Karl Lagerfeld
Genres:
Short, Biography
Star Cast:
Clotilde Hesme, Ashleigh Good, Lindsey Wixson, Tallulah Harlech

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