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.
Directed by: Gore VerbinskiPirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl is a 2003 American fantasy swashbuckler... more
Directed by: Morten TyldumThe Imitation Game is a 2014 historical thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum, with a... more
Directed by: Gore VerbinskiThis film is a 2006 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the second installment of the... more
Directed by: Gore VerbinskiPirates of the Caribbean: At World's End is a 2007 American fantasy swashbuckler film and the... more
Directed by: Richard CurtisLove Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by... more
Directed by: Joe WrightPride & Prejudice is a 2005 British romance film directed by Joe Wright and based on Jane... more
Directed by: Joe WrightAtonement is a 2007 British romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright and based on Ian... more
Directed by: Gurinder ChadhaBend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira... more
Directed by: Massy TadjedinLast Night is a 2010 drama romance film written and directed by Massy Tadjedin. It stars Keira... more
Directed by: Saul DibbThe Duchess is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Saul Dibb. It is based on Amanda... more
Directed by: Lorene ScafariaSeeking a Friend for the End of the World is a 2012 comedy-drama film written and directed by... more
Directed by: Peter HewittPrincess of Thieves is a romantic action-adventure TV movie starring Keira Knightley, produced... more
Directed by: Nick HammThe Hole is a 2001 psychological horror film directed by Nick Hamm, based on the novel After... more
Directed by: John MayburyThe Edge of Love is a 2008 John Maybury drama film starring Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller,... more
Directed by: Joe WrightAnna Karenina is a 2012 British epic romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by... more
LaggiesKeira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz
Directed by: Lynn SheltonLaggies is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Lynn Shelton and written by Andrea... more
Directed by: George Lucas(32 Years Before Episode IV) Stranded on the desert planet Tatooine after rescuing young Queen... more
Directed by: John CarneyBegin Again is a 2014 American musical comedy-drama film written and directed by John Carney... more
Directed by: Tony ScottDomino is a 2005 American action film directed by Tony Scott and written by Richard Kelly.... more
Directed by: John MayburyThe Jacket is a 2005 psychological thriller film directed by John Maybury that is partly based... more
Directed by: Mark RomanekNever Let Me Go is a 2010 British dystopian science fiction drama film based on Kazuo... more
Directed by: David CronenbergA Dangerous Method is a 2011 historical film directed by David Cronenberg and starring Keira... more
Directed by: Antoine FuquaKing Arthur is a 2004 action adventure film directed by Antoine Fuqua and written by David... more
The Nutcracker and the Four RealmsMackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley
Directed by: Lasse HallströmThe Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasy film directed by Lasse... more