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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.

Roman Polanski and James Cameron have both worked with Kate Winslet over the years, as have plenty of other well-known directors. Kate Winslet has been in some really popular films, and is right up there with stars like Scarlett Johansson and Kathy Bates in terms of fame and success.

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Titanic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 1997

Directed by: James Cameron

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. A seventeen-year-old aristocrat (Kate Winslet) falls in love with a kind but poor artist (Leonardo DiCaprio) ...more

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Eternal Sunshine of the ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more

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The Reader is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin

Released: 2008

Directed by: Stephen Daldry

The Reader is a 2008 German-American romantic drama film based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. The film was written by David Hare and directed by Stephen Daldry. ...more

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Revolutionary Road is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

Released: 2008

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Revolutionary Road is a 2008 American-British drama film, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates, directed by Sam Mendes. This is the second collaboration between Leonardo ...more

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Sense and Sensibility is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson

Released: 1995

Directed by: Ang Lee

Sense and Sensibility is a 1995 British–American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen's 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as ...more

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Little Children is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet, Jackie Earle Haley

Released: 2006

Directed by: Todd Field

Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. It stars Kate Winslet, ...more

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Finding Neverland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Dustin Hoffman

Released: 2004

Directed by: Marc Forster

Finding Neverland may refer to: Finding Neverland (film), 2004 semi-biographical film about playwright J. M. Barrie Finding Neverland (soundtrack), soundtrack of the film Finding Neverland ...more

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Heavenly Creatures is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey

Released: 1994

Directed by: Peter Jackson

Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker–Hulme case in ...more

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The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

Released: 2006

Directed by: Nancy Meyers

The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. Distributed by Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures and filmed in both ...more

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Iris is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent

Released: 2001

Directed by: Richard Eyre

Iris is a 2001 biographical film that tells the story of British novelist Iris Murdoch and her relationship with John Bayley. The film contrasts the start of their relationship, when Murdoch was ...more

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The Life of David Gale ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Kevin Spacey, Melissa McCarthy

Released: 2003

Directed by: Alan Parker

The Life of David Gale is a 2003 thriller film directed by Alan Parker and written by Charles Randolph. To date, it is Parker's last film as a director. The film is an international ...more

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Carnage is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Jodie Foster, Christoph Waltz

Released: 2011

Directed by: Roman Polanski

Carnage is a 2011 black comedy-drama film directed by Roman Polanski, based on the Tony Award winning play God of Carnage by French playwright Yasmina Reza. The screenplay is by Reza and ...more
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Contagion is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Winslet, Matt Damon

Released: 2011

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

Contagion is a 2011 medical thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Marion Cotillard, Bryan Cranston, Matt Damon, Laurence Fishburne, Jude Law, ...more

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Holy Smoke! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Pam Grier, Harvey Keitel

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jane Campion

Holy Smoke! is a 1999 Australian drama film directed by Jane Campion, who co-wrote the screenplay with her sister Anna. It premiered at the Venice Film Festival and was shown at the New York ...more

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Divergent is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
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Released: 2014

Directed by: Neil Burger

Divergent is a 2014 American science fiction action film directed by Neil Burger, based on the novel of the same name by Veronica Roth. The film is the first installment in The Divergent Series ...more

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The Dressmaker is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
xlite88 added Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugh Weaving

Released: 2015

Directed by: Jocelyn Moorhouse

The Dressmaker is a 2015 Australian revenge comedy-drama film directed by Jocelyn Moorhouse, based on the novel by Rosalie Ham. With her sewing machine and haute couture style, a glamorous woman ...more
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Hamlet is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Robin Williams, Billy Crystal

Released: 1996

Directed by: Kenneth Branagh

Hamlet is a 1996 Shakespearean tragedy film adaptation of William Shakespeare's play Hamlet, adapted for the screen and directed by Kenneth Branagh, who also stars in the titular role as Prince ...more
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Hideous Kinky is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Kevin McKidd, Michelle Fairley

Released: 1998

Directed by: Gillies MacKinnon

Hideous Kinky is a 1998 film directed by Gillies MacKinnon, based on Esther Freud's 1992 novel of the same name, about a young English mother who moves from London to Morocco with her two young ...more
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Mildred Pierce is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
xlite88 added Kate Winslet, Evan Rachel Wood, Guy Pearce

Directed by: Todd Haynes

Mildred Pierce is a five-part miniseries that first aired on HBO on March 27, 2011. Adapted from James M. Cain's 1941 novel of the same name, it was directed by Todd Haynes, and starred Kate ...more

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Steve Jobs is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
xlite88 added Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen

Released: 2015

Directed by: Danny Boyle

Steve Jobs is a 2015 American biographical drama film directed by Danny Boyle, based on the biography by Walter Isaacson. Structured into three acts, with each act taking place before a product ...more
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Flushed Away is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen

Released: 2006

Directed by: Sam Fell, David Bowers

Flushed Away is a 2006 British/American computer animated action/adventure comedy film directed by David Bowers and Sam Fell. It was made in the partnership between Aardman Animations and ...more

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Jude is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
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Released: 1996

Directed by: Michael Winterbottom

Jude is a 1996 British period drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom, and written by Hossein Amini, based on Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure. The original music score was composed by ...more

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Labor Day is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
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Released: 2013

Directed by: Jason Reitman

Labor Day is a 2013 American drama film directed by Jason Reitman, based on the novel by Joyce Maynard. Depressed single mom Adele (Kate Winslet) and her son Henry (Gattlin Griffith) offer a ...more

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Quills is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
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Released: 2000

Directed by: Philip Kaufman

Quills is a 2000 period film directed by Philip Kaufman and adapted from the Obie award-winning play by Doug Wright, who also wrote the original screenplay. Inspired by the life and work of the ...more
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Romance & Cigarettes... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Kate Winslet Movies
Kate Winslet, Mandy Moore, Susan Sarandon

Released: 2005

Directed by: John Turturro

Romance & Cigarettes is a 2005 American musical romantic comedy film written and directed by John Turturro. The film stars an ensemble cast which includes James Gandolfini, Susan Sarandon, ...more

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