The best Gwyneth Paltrow movies of all time prove that she’s one of the top actresses of her generation. Since the 1990s, she has appeared in plenty of blockbusters and critically-acclaimed movies, earning awards and accolades along the way. Her highest grossing movies have been well-received at the box office as well, as her lifetime box office gross exceeds $1 billion.
A native of Los Angeles, California, Gwyneth Paltrow is the daughter of actress Blythe Danner and director Bruce Paltrow. Her first acting role was in a TV film directed by her father, which was followed by two film roles and several more TV movies. Her breakthrough role was the 1996 movie Emma, in which she played the title character.
Since then, Gwyneth Paltrow has worked with many famous directors, including big names like Steven Spielberg and Jon Favreau. She has costarred with other A-list actors such as Robert Downey Jr. and Jennifer Aniston .
Needless to say, Gwyneth Paltrow has been in a lot of blockbusters, including Iron Man 3, Mordecai, and more. Because of that, people often debate each other over what the greatest Gwyneth Paltrow movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Gwyneth Paltrow films to end the squabble once and for all.
So what are the best Gwyneth Paltrow movies of all time? Is it Enchanted or The Fighter? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Gwyneth Paltrow movies below. Movie trailers have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Gwyneth Paltrow role isn't at the top, then vote it up. Don’t see it listed? Add it so that others may vote for it. After all, this list of the best Gwyneth Paltrow movies should be as comprehensive as possible.
Directed by: Anthony MinghellaThe Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller written for the screen and directed by Anthony Minghella. An adaptation of the 1955 Patricia Highsmith novel of the same name, the... more
Directed by: Peter HowittSliding Doors is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by Peter Howitt and starring Gwyneth Paltrow and John Hannah, while also featuring John Lynch, Jeanne... more
Directed by: Andrew DavisThis film is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. Loosely based on the play by Frederick Knott, the screenplay... more
Directed by: John MaddenProof is a 2005 American drama film directed by John Madden and starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Anthony Hopkins, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hope Davis. It was written by Rebecca Miller, based on David Auburn's... more
Directed by: Steven SoderberghContagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law,... more
Directed by: Shana FesteCountry Strong is a 2010 drama film starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Garrett Hedlund, and Leighton Meester. The film, about an emotionally unstable country music star who attempts to resurrect... more
Directed by: David FincherSeven is a 1995 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher. The film stars Brad Pitt and Morgan Freeman, with Gwyneth Paltrow, R. Lee Ermey, John C. McGinley, and Kevin Spacey in... more
Directed by: Paul Thomas AndersonHard Eight is a 1996 American neo-noir crime thriller film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson. There are... more
Directed by: Steven SpielbergHook is a 1991 American fantasy adventure film directed by Steven Spielberg, based on Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps his children, an adult Peter Pan... more
Directed by: Neil LaButePossession is a 2002 American/British romantic/mystery drama film written and directed by Neil LaBute, starring Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart. It was based on the 1990 novel of the same name by... more
Directed by: Wes AndersonThe Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson and co-written with Owen Wilson. The film stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Bill Murray, Gwyneth Paltrow, Ben... more
Directed by: John MaddenShakespeare in Love is a 1998 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by John Madden, written by Marc Norman and playwright Tom Stoppard. The film depicts an imaginary love affair... more
Directed by: Christine JeffsSylvia is a 2003 British biographical drama film directed by Christine Jeffs and starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Daniel Craig, Jared Harris, and Michael Gambon. It tells the true story of the romance... more
Directed by: Steve KlovesFlesh and Bone is a 1993 neo noir film drama written and directed by Steve Kloves that stars Meg Ryan, Dennis Quaid and James Caan. Gwyneth Paltrow is featured in an early role. Janet Maslin of the... more
Directed by: Douglas McGrathEmma is a 1996 period film based on the novel of the same name by Jane Austen. Directed by Douglas McGrath, the film stars Gwyneth Paltrow, Alan Cumming, Toni Collette, Ewan McGregor, and Jeremy... more
Directed by: Alfonso CuarónGreat Expectations is a 1998 contemporary film adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel of the same name, co-written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De... more
Directed by: Harold BeckerMalice is a 1993 American thriller film directed by Harold Becker. The screenplay by Aaron Sorkin and Scott Frank is based on a story by Jonas McCord. It stars Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman and Bill... more
Directed by: Jonathan DarbyHush is a 1998 American thriller starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Johnathon Schaech, and Jessica Lange.... more
Directed by: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Alan CummingThe Anniversary Party is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming.... more
Directed by: Stuart BlumbergThanks for Sharing is a 2012 drama film written by Stuart Blumberg, Matt Winston and directed by Stuart Blumberg.... more
Directed by: Ryan MurphyRunning with Scissors is a 2006 American black comedy film based on Augusten Burroughs' 2002 memoir of the same name, written and directed by Ryan Murphy, and starring Joseph Cross, Annette Bening,... more
Directed by: David AnspaughMoonlight and Valentino is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by David Anspaugh starring Elizabeth Perkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kathleen Turner, Whoopi Goldberg and Jon Bon Jovi. The screenplay by Ellen... more
Directed by: Kevin TancharoenA concert documentary shot during the Glee Live! In Concert! summer 2011 tour, featuring song performances and Glee fans' life stories and how the show influenced them.... more
Directed by: John SingletonHigher Learning is a 1995 American romantic drama film, directed by John Singleton, and starring an ensemble cast. The film follows the changing lives of three incoming freshmen at the fictional... more
Directed by: James GrayTwo Lovers is a 2008 American romantic drama film, taking its inspiration from Fyodor Dostoyevsky's short story "White Nights", which had already been turned into a film 7 times, first by Luchino... more