The best Keira Knightley movies show that she’s capable of great range. Her filmography includes action blockbusters, historical dramas, heartfelt comedies, and everything in between. Since the 2000s, she has appeared in plenty of 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 $1.5 billion. She can thank roles in giant blockbusters such as Pirates of the Caribbean for that.
A London native, Keira Knightley is of Scottish, Welsh, and English descent. She was interested in acting from an early age, and started working as a child actor with small roles in films. Throughout the ‘90s, Keira Knightly appeared in several television films and as Queen Amidala’s body double Sabé in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
Her first starring role was in the television movie Princess of Thieves. The movie that started getting her widespread recognition was the 2002 movie Bend It Like Beckham. Following that movie, she costarred with Orlando Bloom and Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. From that point, she became a global star.
So what are the best Keira Knightley movies of all time? Is it her dramatic turn in Pride & Prejudice or her action trilogy Pirates of the Caribbean? See what fans have ranked as their favorite Keira Knightley movies below. Movie trailers (where available) have been included below if you want a preview of the film. If you think the best Keira Knightley 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 Keira Knightley movies should be as comprehensive as possible.
- 16347Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler... more
- 12943This film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the... more
- 8615The Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a... more
- 10735Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the... more
- 8227Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira... more
- 9740Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by... more
- 26844Pride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane... more
- 18534Atonement is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian... more
- 13419Last Night is a 2010 drama romance film written and directed by Massy Tadjedin. It stars Keira... more
- 10722The Duchess is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Saul Dibb. It is based on Amanda... more
- 6422Seeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by... more
- 7610Princess of Thieves is a romantic action-adventure TV movie starring Keira Knightley, produced... more
- 7413The Hole is a 2001 psychological horror film directed by Nick Hamm, based on the novel After... more
- 11247The Edge of Love is a 2008 John Maybury drama film starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller,... more
- 609Begin Again is a 2014 American musical comedy-drama film written and directed by John Carney... more
- 4121(32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen... more
- 588Anna Karenina is a 2012 British epic romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by... more
LaggiesKeira Knightley, Chloë Grace MoretzLaggies is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Lynn Shelton and written by Andrea... more
- 3518Domino is a 2005 American action film directed by Tony Scott and written by Richard Kelly.... more
- 9642The Jacket is a 2005 psychological thriller film directed by John Maybury that is partly based... more
- 5417Never Let Me Go is a 2010 British dystopian science fiction drama film based on Kazuo... more
- 5722A Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira... more
- 6024King Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David... more
The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsMackenzie Foy, Keira KnightleyThe Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasy film directed by Lasse... more