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The Best Kate Winslet Movies

Updated June 14, 2019 5.8k votes 2.2k voters 169.5k 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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  • 1
    Titanic
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    Titanic

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released1997

    Directed byJames Cameron

    Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A... more on Wikipedia

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  • 2
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
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    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama... more on Wikipedia
  • 3
    The Reader
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    The Reader

    Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes

    Released2008

    Directed byStephen Daldry

    The Reader is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film based on the 1995 German novel of the... more on Wikipedia
  • 4
    Revolutionary Road
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    Revolutionary Road

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet

    Released2008

    Directed bySam Mendes

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

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    The Holiday
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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz

    Released2006

    Directed byNancy Meyers

    The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and... more on Wikipedia
  • 6
    Sense and Sensibility
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    Sense and Sensibility

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie

    Released1995

    Directed byAng Lee

    Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and... more on Wikipedia

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  • 7
    The Dressmaker
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    The Dressmaker

    Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth

    Released2015

    Directed byJocelyn Moorhouse

    The Dressmaker is a 2015 Australian revenge comedy-drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse,... more on Wikipedia

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  • 8
    Divergent
    54
    17

    Divergent

    Kate Winslet, Shailene Woodley

    Released2014

    Directed byNeil Burger

    Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 9
    Iris
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    Iris

    Kate Winslet, Judi Dench

    Released2001

    Directed byRichard Eyre

    Iris is a 2001 biographical film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her... more on Wikipedia
  • 10
    The Life of David Gale
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    34

    The Life of David Gale

    Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey

    Released2003

    Directed byAlan Parker

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  • 11
    Carnage
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    Carnage

    Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster

    Released2011

    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Carnage is a 2011 black comedy-drama film directed by Roman Polanski, based on the Tony Award... more on Wikipedia
  • 12
    Heavenly Creatures
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    Heavenly Creatures

    Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson

    Released1994

    Directed byPeter Jackson

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

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  • 13
    Mildred Pierce
    43
    9

    Mildred Pierce

    Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood

    Directed byTodd Haynes

    Mildred Pierce is a five-part miniseries that first aired on HBO on March 27, 2011. Adapted... more on Wikipedia

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  • 14
    Little Children
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    Little Children

    Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet

    Released2006

    Directed byTodd Field

    Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel... more on Wikipedia

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  • 15
    Hamlet
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    Hamlet

    Kate Winslet, Robin Williams

    Released1996

    Directed byKenneth Branagh

    Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet,... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Holy Smoke!
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    Holy Smoke!

    Kate Winslet, Pam Grier

    Released1999

    Directed byJane Campion

    Holy Smoke! is a 1999 Australian drama film directed by Jane Campion, who co-wrote the... more on Wikipedia

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  • 17
    Jude
    35
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    Jude

    Kate Winslet, David Tennant

    Released1996

    Directed byMichael Winterbottom

    Jude is a 1996 British period drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom, and written by... more on Wikipedia

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  • 18
    Quills
    46
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    Quills

    Kate Winslet, Michael Caine

    Released2000

    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    Quills is a 2000 period film directed by Philip Kaufman and adapted from the Obie... more on Wikipedia

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  • 19
    Labor Day
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    Labor Day

    Kate Winslet, Tobey Maguire

    Released2013

    Directed byJason Reitman

    Labor Day is a 2013 American drama film directed by Jason Reitman, based on the novel by Joyce... more on Wikipedia

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  • 20
    Hideous Kinky
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    Hideous Kinky

    Kate Winslet, Kevin McKidd

    Released1998

    Directed byGillies MacKinnon

    Hideous Kinky is a 1998 film directed by Gillies MacKinnon, based on Esther Freud's 1992 novel... more on Wikipedia
  • 21
    Finding Neverland
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    Finding Neverland

    Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet

    Released2004

    Directed byMarc Forster

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  • 22
    Flushed Away
    55
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    Flushed Away

    Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman

    Released2006

    Directed bySam Fell, David Bowers

    Flushed Away is a 2006 British/American computer animated action/adventure comedy film... more on Wikipedia

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  • 23
    Enigma
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    Enigma

    Kate Winslet, Mick Jagger

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Apted

    Enigma is a 2001 film directed by Michael Apted from a screenplay by Tom Stoppard. The script... more on Wikipedia

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  • 24
    Steve Jobs
    41
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    Steve Jobs

    Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet

    Released2015

    Directed byDanny Boyle

    Steve Jobs is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the... more on Wikipedia
  • 25
    A Little Chaos
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    A Little Chaos

    Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman

    Released2014

    Directed byAlan Rickman

    A Little Chaos is a 2014 British period drama film directed by Alan Rickman and written by... more on Wikipedia