films The 25+ Best Keira Knightley Movies of All Time, Ranked  

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List Rules What you think are the best Keira Knightley movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

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. 

Keira Knightley has worked with many famous directors, including big names like George Lucas and David Cronenberg. Is Keira Knightley your favorite person to watch on the big screen? You might also want to vote on our best Selena Gomez and Jessica Alba films lists too.

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Pride & Prejudice Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Judi Dench

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Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Zoe Saldana

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Atonement Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Saoirse Ronan

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom

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Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Keith Richards

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The Duchess Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Hayley Atwell

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The Imitation Game Keira Knightley, Benedict Cumberbatch, Mark Strong

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Bend It like Beckham Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher

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Laggies Keira Knightley, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell

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Love Actually Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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Seeking a Friend for the End of the World Keira Knightley, Steve Carell, Connie Britton

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Anna Karenina Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Cara Delevingne

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A Dangerous Method Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen

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King Arthur Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Ray Winstone

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Begin Again Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, Adam Levine

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Never Let Me Go Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield

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Last Night Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington

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The Edge of Love Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy

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The Jacket Keira Knightley, Daniel Craig, Jennifer Jason Leigh

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Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace Natalie Portman, Keira Knightley, Ewan McGregor

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Princess of Thieves Keira Knightley, Malcolm McDowell, Stephen Moyer

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The Hole Keira Knightley, Thora Birch, Embeth Davidtz

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Domino Keira Knightley, Lucy Liu, Mickey Rourke

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Silk Keira Knightley, Alfred Molina, Michael Pitt

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Neverland Keira Knightley, Bob Hoskins, Anna Friel

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Thunderpants Keira Knightley, Paul Giamatti, Stephen Fry

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London Boulevard Keira Knightley, Colin Farrell, Ray Winstone

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Looking Over: The Edge of Love Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Matthew Rhys

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Steve Keira Knightley, Colin Firth, Tom Mison

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Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner, Chris Pine

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Pure Keira Knightley, David Wenham, Marsha Thomason

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Stories of Lost Souls Keira Knightley, Hugh Jackman, Cate Blanchett

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The Treasure Seekers Keira Knightley, Felicity Jones, Peter Capaldi

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Deflation Keira Knightley, Del Synnott

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Coming Home Peter O'Toole, Emily Mortimer, Paul Bettany

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Innocent Lies Keira Knightley, Gabrielle Anwar, Joanna Lumley

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A Village Affair Keira Knightley, Jeremy Northam, Claire Bloom