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List of Thandie Newton Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
38
10
The Pursuit of Happyness
PG-13
38
10

The Pursuit of Happyness is an emotional drama that portrays a poor yet brilliant father, played by Will Smith, who tries to make it in a brokerage firm while trying to make ends meet. After failing as a salesman, his wife leaves him and their son. They soon become homeless and he ends up taking an unpaid internship in a firm to survive.

Role:
Linda
Starring:
Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Brian Howe, James Karen
Directed By:
Gabriele Muccino
2. Crash (2004)
33
9
Crash
R
33
9

Crash revolves around a few Los Angeles citizens as their lives get overturned by racial tensions and bigotry. Characters like a racist district attorney and his wife, racist cops, a victimized Middle Eastern store owner, two black carjackers, an African-American couple, a Hispanic locksmith, all serve as a thrilling commentary of the racial injustice running in the USA.  

Directed By:
Paul Haggis
Awards:
BAFTA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
3. Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles (1994)
24
8
Interview with the Vampire: The Vampire Chronicles
R
24
8

Based on Anne Rice’s novel of the same name, the movie tells the story of vampires Lestat de Lioncourt and Louis de Pointe du Lac and their turning of ten years old Claudia. The story is revealed as Louis is interviewed by reporter Daniel Molloy, who at the end is given the choice of becoming a vampire by Lestat. 

Starring:
Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Kirsten Dunst, Antonio Banderas, Christian Slater, Virginia McCollam, John McConnell
Directed By:
Neil Jordan
4. RocknRolla (2008)
21
7
RocknRolla
R
21
7

Russian businessman Uri Omovich stages a real estate scam involving millions of dollars with the help of London mob boss Lenny Cole. However, Omovich's corrupt accountant Stella leaks inside information attracting the attention of every schemer within the dark London underworld who double-crosses each other to get rich quick in the ensuing chaos.

Role:
Stella
Starring:
Directed By:
5. Flirting (1991)
8
3
Flirting
R
8
3

Flirting is a romantic drama film which tells the story of Danny, a young man who is sent to a boarding school, filled with an atmosphere of bullying and sadistic teachers. He soon meets and develops a relationship with Thandiwe, an African girl, studying at a nearby girl’s school. However, racial prejudice soon seem to threaten their relationship.

Role:
Thandiwe Adjewa
Starring:
Noah Taylor, Naomi Watts, Nicole Kidman, Bartholomew Rose, Felix Nobis
Directed By:
John Duigan
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
23
10
Solo: A Star Wars Story
PG-13
23
10

The movie follows the first adventure of the charismatic character of Han Solo from the Star Wars franchise. With the aide of Chewbacca and a young Lando Calrissian, Han must find a way to stop the criminals Dryden Vos, Beckett, and come to terms with his friend and romantic interest Qi'ra’s betrayal. 

Role:
Val
Directed By:
7. Gridlock'd (1997)
8
3
Gridlock'd
R
8
3

When their close friend passes away due to a drug overdose, two friends start to realize the importance of life, and they try to get rid of their addiction.

Role:
Barbara 'Cookie' Cook
Starring:
Tim Roth, Lucy Liu, Howard Hesseman, Tupac Shakur
Directed By:
Vondie Curtis-Hall
8. Besieged (1998)
8
3
Besieged
R
8
3
Role:
Shandurai
Starring:
David Thewlis, Claudio Santamaria, John C. Ojwang, Massimo De Rossi
Directed By:
Bernardo Bertolucci
9. The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
17
9
The Chronicles of Riddick
PG-13
17
9

On the run for five years, Riddick arrives on planet Helion Prime which is threatened by Necromongers, an evil race that wants to convert everyone and eliminate those who resist. Lord Marshall, the leader of the race, can be killed only by a Furian and Riddick, being the last surviving member of the race, now has to defeat the enemy and protect humanity.

Role:
Dame Vaako
Starring:
Directed By:
David Twohy
10. Run Fatboy Run (2007)
9
5
Run Fatboy Run
PG-13
9
5

Five years ago on their wedding day Dennis ran away from Libby, at that time pregnant with his child.  Now he realizes his mistake and wants to win her back.  But she now has a relationship with Whit, who is successful, but arrogant. Although out of shape, Dennis decides to run the Nike River Marathon not only to impress Libby, but also his son Jake.  

Role:
Libby
Directed By:
11. How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)
9
5
How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
R
9
5

On relocating to New York City after securing a job at the popular glossy magazine Sharps, British polemic journalist Sydney Young has a tough time, making blunders, being scorned by one and all until he learns to compromise. But one cannot live forever on a borrowed image and his true nature is soon revealed. 

Starring:
Brian Austin Green, James Corden, Miriam Margolyes, Toni Collette, Jeff Bridges, Megan Fox, Daniel Craig
Directed By:
Robert B. Weide
12. W. (2008)
8
5
W.
PG-13
8
5

W. is a biopic based on the life of Former US President George W Bush. The film revolves around the early years of George Bush, as he struggles to make his mark in the world. Deemed incapable by his father, he attempts at running an oil company, and then a baseball team, before he joins politics.  

Starring:
Josh Brolin, Marley Shelton, Jason Ritter, James Cromwell, Richard Dreyfuss, Elizabeth Banks, Jeffrey Wright
Directed By:
13. Shade (2003)
6
4
Shade
R
6
4

After several successful stings, three con artists plan a last job, which goes horribly wrong, and they find themselves pursued by a gangster.

Starring:
Sylvester Stallone, Gabriel Byrne, Dina Merrill, Hal Holbrook, Melanie Griffith, Jamie Foxx, Patrick Bauchau
Directed By:
Damian Nieman
14. Mission: Impossible II (2000)
19
13
Mission: Impossible II
PG-13
19
13

Ethan Hunt returns on another mission to seize and destroy Chimera, a deadly virus, and its cure Bellerophon, both of which are in possession of rogue IMF agent Ambrose. He must infiltrate enemy stronghold with help from Nyah Hall, a skilled thief and former lover of Ambrose, before the latter sells the virus to an international terrorist group.

Role:
Nyah Hall
Starring:
Anthony Hopkins, Dominic Purcell, Ving Rhames, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Cruise, Dougray Scott
Directed By:
15. All the Old Knives (2022)
6
4
All the Old Knives
16
6
4

When the CIA discover that one of their agents had leaked information that had cost the lives of hundreds, they decide to hunt down the traitor. Veteran CIA operative Henry Pelham is assigned to root out the mole, and he first goes to interview his former colleague and lover Celia, who is a possible suspect, as she had abruptly departed from the CIA.  

Role:
Celia Harrison
Starring:
Chris Pine, Laurence Fishburne
16. For Colored Girls (2010)
6
5
For Colored Girls
R
6
5

A group of black women, residing in a Harlem apartment building in New York go through heartbreak, personal crises and other challenges. Crystal, Jo and Juanita are bound together by their experiences in life, as they try to get over an abused lover, a secret double life and love-life balance respectively.

Role:
Tangie / Orange
Starring:
Whoopi Goldberg, Kerry Washington, Kimberly Elise, Loretta Devine
Directed By:
17. Gringo (2018)
7
4
Gringo
R
7
4
Role:
Bonnie Soyinka
Starring:
David Oyelowo, Joel Edgerton, Sharlto Copley, Alan Ruck, Charlize Theron, Amanda Seyfried
Directed By:
Nash Edgerton
18. The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2019)
6
4
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan
6
4
Starring:
Sarah Gadon, Susan Sarandon, Bella Thorne, Kathy Bates, Natalie Portman, Emily Hampshire
Directed By:
Xavier Dolan
19. Beloved (1998)
6
4
Beloved
R
6
4

Beloved is a horror drama film which tells the story of Sethe, a former slave, who lives with her daughter. Her life takes a turn when she is visited by the spirit of a young woman, which starts bringing back her past fears to life.

Starring:
Danny Glover, Jason Robards, Beah Richards, Oprah Winfrey
Directed By:
20. Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
5
4
Half of a Yellow Sun
R
5
4
Role:
Olanna
Starring:
John Boyega, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anika Noni Rose, Joseph Mawle
Directed By:
Biyi Bandele
21. 2012 (2009)
20
14
2012
PG-13
20
14

2012 tells the story of the destruction of Earth, due to a global cataclysmic event resulting from the heating of Earth’s core. A struggling writer Jackson Curtis tries to save his family as he tries to reach one of the nine secret arks designed by G8 nations to save at least a certain portion of humanity. 

Role:
Laura Wilson
Starring:
John Cusack, Woody Harrelson, Danny Glover, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Patrick Bauchau, Oliver Platt, Amanda Peet
Directed By:
Roland Emmerich
22. Reminiscence (2021)
7
5
Reminiscence
PG-13
7
5

Reminiscence is a romantic science fiction thriller film which revolves around a man named Nick, who along with his friend, operates a business that allows people to relive their memories. One day, Mae, a client, asks for their help in finding her keys. Nick finds himself instantly attracted to her. However, months later, when Mae disappears without a word, Nick tries to relive his memories, hoping to find a hint.

Role:
Emily 'Watts' Sanders
Starring:
Rebecca Ferguson, Hugh Jackman
23. Retreat (2011)
5
4
Retreat
R
5
4

Kate and Martin are cut off from the outside world while they try to cope with a personal tragedy. They go to an uninhabited island to take a break. However, as fate would have it, a stranger brings the news of an airborne disease rushing through Europe.

Role:
Kate
Starring:
Cillian Murphy, Jimmy Yuill, Jamie Bell, Marilyn Mantle
Directed By:
Carl Tibbetts
24. Jefferson in Paris (1995)
5
4
Jefferson in Paris
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Sally Hemings
Starring:
James Earl Jones, Nick Nolte, Gwyneth Paltrow, Michael Lonsdale, Vincent Cassel, Lambert Wilson, Estelle Eonnet
Directed By:
James Ivory
25. The Young Americans (1993)
5
4
The Young Americans
R
5
4
Starring:
Harvey Keitel, Viggo Mortensen, John Wood, Keith Allen
Directed By:
Danny Cannon
26. The Leading Man (1996)
5
4
The Leading Man
R
5
4
Role:
Hilary Rule
Starring:
Jon Bon Jovi, Barry Humphries, Lambert Wilson, Nicole Kidman, Anna Galiena
Directed By:
John Duigan
27. Good Deeds (2012)
5
4
Good Deeds
PG-13
5
4

Good Deeds is a romantic comedy drama film which tells the story of Wesley Deeds, who is the CEO of Deeds Corporation, a company owned by his family. Despite being incredibly wealthy, he has limited freedom and lives a mostly predictable life. His life takes a turn when he meets Lindsey Wakefield, a single mother working as a member of the cleaning crew in his company.

Role:
Lindsey Wakefield
Starring:
Tyler Perry, Gabrielle Union, Brian White, Eddie Cibrian
Directed By:
28. Vanishing on 7th Street (2010)
4
5
Vanishing on 7th Street
R
4
5

Vanishing on 7th Street is a horror thriller film which takes us to Detroit where majority of the population has disappeared after a power outage. All that remains is a pile of clothes that they were wearing.

Role:
Rosemary
Starring:
John Leguizamo, Hayden Christensen, Jacob Latimore, Taylor Groothuis
Directed By:
Brad Anderson
29. The Truth About Charlie (2002)
4
4
The Truth About Charlie
PG-13
4
4

After returning from holiday, a woman discovers that her husband has been murdered. Meanwhile, several groups of people are also pressurizing her to unravel the mystery of his true identity. At the same time, more people are ending up dead.

Role:
Regina Lambert
Starring:
Anna Karina, Mark Wahlberg, Timothy Francis Robbins, Olga Sékulic, Stephen Dillane, Françoise Bertin
Directed By:
30. Norbit (2007)
5
7
Norbit
PG-13
5
7

Norbit, and his best friend, Kate, grew up in an orphanage which doubles as a Chinese restaurant. They are separated when Kate gets adopted. Norbit later gets married to a tyrannical, overweight, and abusive girl named Rasputia. When Kate re-enters his life, Norbit tries to find his way back to his one true love Kate.  

Role:
Kate Thomas
Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Katt Williams, Marlon Wayans, Cuba Gooding Jr., Charlie Murphy, Terry Crews, Clifton Powell
Directed By:
Brian Robbins
31. In Your Dreams (1996)
9
3
In Your Dreams
9
3
Role:
Clare
Starring:
Isla Blair, Miles Anderson, Oliver Milburn, Sam Barriscale
Directed By:
Simon Cellan Jones
32. Pirate Prince (1991)
7
3
Pirate Prince
7
3
Starring:
James Hazeldine, David Harewood, Sean Blowers, Danny Cerqueira
Directed By:
Alan Horrox
33. The Journey of August King (1995)
6
3
The Journey of August King
PG-13
6
3
Role:
Annalees
Starring:
Sam Waterston, Maya Angelou, Jason Patric, Larry Drake
Directed By:
John Duigan
34. The Interrogation of Leo and Lisa (2006)
6
3
The Interrogation of Leo and Lisa
6
3
Role:
The Mona Lisa
Starring:
Kevin Spacey, Elliot Cowan, Denzil Keim, Jan Hendzel
Directed By:
Hamish Jenkinson
35. It Was an Accident (2000)
5
4
It Was an Accident
5
4
Starring:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, James Bolam, Nicola Stapleton, Neil Dudgeon
Directed By:
Metin Hüseyin
36. Bloody Weekend (1994)
3
4
Bloody Weekend
R
3
4
Role:
Zita
Starring:
Dearbhla Molloy, Oliver Milburn, Danny Cunningham, Catherine McCormack
Directed By:
Anna Campion
37. Huge (2010)
3
4
Huge
3
4
Role:
Kris
Starring:
Russell Tovey, Ralph Brown, Noel Clarke, Matt Berry
Directed By:
Ben Miller

TV Shows

Line of Duty
22
3
Line of Duty
22
3
Starring:
Owen Teale, Jonas Armstrong, Mark Bonnar, Adrian Dunbar, Keeley Hawes, Martin Compston
ER
20
5
ER
TV-14
20
5
Starring:
Tom Bosley, Ewan McGregor, Kevin Sussman, Marlee Matlin, Tom Arnold, Peter Fonda, George Clooney
Rogue
6
3
Rogue
6
3
Role:
Grace Travis (24 episodes, 2013-2015)
Starring:
Bianca Lawson, Sarah Jeffery, Ashley Greene, Cole Hauser, Richard Schiff, Sergio Di Zio
Directed By:
Jeremiah S. Chechik, Martin Donovan, Robert Lieberman, Wayne Rose, John Alexander
The Slap
6
4
The Slap
TV-14
6
4
Starring:
Blythe Danner, Uma Thurman, Victor Garber, Brian Cox, Marin Ireland, Lucas Hedges
Directed By:
Michael Morris, Ken Olin
Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (2018)
3
3
Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé
3
3
Starring:
Rosario Dawson, Mindy Kaling, Brie Larson, Michael B. Jordan, Jessica Chastain, America Ferrera, David Oyelowo
Directed By:
Ava DuVernay

Animation Movies

American Dad!
11
4
American Dad!
TV-14
11
4
Starring:
Tori Spelling, Nathan Fillion, Jean Smart, Elijah Wood, Josh Groban, John Krasinski, Corey Stoll
Directed By:

Thandie Newton Awards

Primetime Emmy Awards
Westworld Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series 2018
BAFTA Awards
Crash Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role 2006