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The Best Kate Winslet Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 5.1k votes 2.2k voters 170.4k views41 items

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This list of the best Kate Winslet movies is ranked best to worst and includes movie trailers when available. Everyone loved Kate Winslet in her breakout performance as Rose in Titanic and she has continued to captivate audiences ever since. Kate Winslet has received critical acclaim throughout her career, and her films have earned millions and millions around the world. The order of these top Kate Winslet movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kate Winslet movies will be at the top of the list. 

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kate Winslet movies?" and "What are the greatest Kate Winslet roles of all time?" This list has everything from The Reader to Sense and Sensibility and other selections from the esteemed Kate Winslet filmography - we go far beyond just giving you Kate Winslet's top 10 movies.  If you think the best Kate Winslet role isn't at the top, then vote it up it so it has the chance to take the top spot. Kate Winslet always gives a great performance even if the movie is subpar so vote with that in mind. Go with your gut! 

If you are a fan of Winslet's romantic movies, you might also enjoy our list of the best Cate Blanchett movies and best Leonardo DiCaprio movies.

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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A...  more

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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama...  more

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    #67 of 231 The Best Psychological Thrillers of All Time#2 of 76 50+ Quirky Romance Movies That Are Unique in Their Own Way

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    The Reader

    Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes
    The Reader is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film based on the 1995 German novel of the...  more

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    #106 of 131 The Most Awkward Movies to Watch with Your Parents#13 of 38 Great Movies About Secret Love Affairs

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    Revolutionary Road

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet
    Revolutionary Road is a 2008 American-British drama film, based on the 1961 novel of the same...  more

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    #50 of 174 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#39 of 53 The Saddest Romance Movies That Will Make You Cry

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    Sense and Sensibility

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie
    Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and...  more

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    #86 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#5 of 81 The Best Period Romance Movies

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    Little Children

    Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet
    Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel...  more

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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz
    The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and...  more

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    #27 of 126 The Greatest Date Movies Of All Time#70 of 127 The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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    The Dressmaker

    Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth
    The Dressmaker is a 2015 Australian revenge comedy-drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse,...  more

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    Iris

    Kate Winslet, Judi Dench
    Iris is a 2001 biographical film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her...  more
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    The Life of David Gale

    Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey
    The Life of David Gale is a 2003 thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Charles...  more

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    #121 of 139 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again#4 of 10 Movie Twist Endings That Made No Sense Whatsoever

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    Divergent

    Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley
    Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the...  more

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    #10 of 96 The Best Film Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels#76 of 180 The Best Dystopian And Near Future Movies

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    Carnage

    Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster
    Carnage is a 2011 black comedy-drama film directed by Roman Polanski, based on the Tony Award...  more
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    Mildred Pierce

    Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood
    Mildred Pierce is a five-part miniseries that first aired on HBO on March 27, 2011. Adapted...  more

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    Hamlet

    Kate Winslet, Robin Williams
    Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet,...  more

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    Heavenly Creatures

    Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson
    Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a...  more

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    Contagion

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet
    Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an...  more

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    It Was Overlooked At The Time, But 'Contagion' Is One Of The Most Realistically Scary Modern Films#9 of 318 The Greatest Disaster Movies of All Time

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    Holy Smoke!

    Kate Winslet, Pam Grier
    Holy Smoke! is a 1999 Australian drama film directed by Jane Campion, who co-wrote the...  more

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    Hideous Kinky

    Kate Winslet, Kevin McKidd
    Hideous Kinky is a 1998 film directed by Gillies MacKinnon, based on Esther Freud's 1992 novel...  more
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    Jude

    Kate Winslet, David Tennant
    Jude is a 1996 British period drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom, and written by...  more

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    #41 of 47 The Best Historical Movies from the '90s#62 of 72 The Best Movies About Forbidden Love

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    Quills

    Kate Winslet, Michael Caine
    Quills is a 2000 period film directed by Philip Kaufman and adapted from the Obie...  more
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    Finding Neverland

    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet
    Finding Neverland is a 2004 historical fantasy drama film directed by Marc Forster and written...  more

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    Flushed Away

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman
    Flushed Away is a 2006 British/American computer animated action/adventure comedy film...  more

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    #333 of 534 The Best Animated Films Ever#189 of 204 The Very Best Children's Movies

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    Steve Jobs

    Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet
    Steve Jobs is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the...  more
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    Enigma

    Kate Winslet, Mick Jagger
    Enigma is a 2001 film directed by Michael Apted from a screenplay by Tom Stoppard. The script...  more

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    #26 of 48 Great Romance Movies Set During World War II#134 of 222 The Greatest World War II Movies of All Time

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    Insurgent

    Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts
    The Divergent Series: Insurgent is a 2015 science fiction adventure film directed by Robert...  more