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Keira Knightley

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Innocent LiesInnocent Lies (Halcyon Days) (1997)
Dir. Patrick DeWolfe
Feat. Joanna Lumley, Stephen Dorff, Gabrielle Anwar
An English detective arrives in pre–WWII France to unravel a murder–mystery in a household fraught with Freudian overtones: matriarch…
Hole, TheHole, The (2000)
Dir. Nick Hamm
Feat. Thora Birch, Daniel Brocklebank, Desmond Harrington
Thora Birch (AMERICAN BEAUTY) delivers a convincing English accent for this Brit variation of Teenage Gothic, emerging as the only survivor of a…
Princess of ThievesPrincess of Thieves (2001)
Dir. Peter Hewitt
Feat. Keira Knightley, Malcolm McDowell, Stuart Wilson
A pre–blockbuster Kiera Knightley plays the daughter of Robin Hood in this Disney re–imagining of the Sherwood legend: sporting the…
Bend It Like BeckhamBend It Like Beckham (2002) Recommended
Dir. Gurinder Chadha
Feat. Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers
Adding exotic, gender–twisting charm and two vivacious performances to the underdog–feelgood formula, this…
PurePure (2002)
Dir. Gillies MacKinnon
Feat. David Wenham, Molly Parker, Keira Knightley
A close–focus, earnest depiction of a mother and her ten year old son's relationship on a bleak English housing estate tainted by drug…
Doctor Zhivago (TV Series)Doctor Zhivago (TV Series) (2003)
Dir. Giacomo Campiotti
Feat. Sam Neill, Keira Knightley, Kris Marshall
A 'Masterpiece Theatre' adaptation of Pasternak's novel of Tsarist Russia. Generally more complete and faithful than the Lean version, but less…
Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black PearlPirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) Aro Favourite
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush
A terrific, tongue–in–cheek action romp set in the pirate days of the Caribbean, with Johnny Depp leading the charge as a madcap, slyly…
Love ActuallyLove Actually (2003)
Dir. Richard Curtis
Feat. Colin Firth, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson
Golden–boy comedy writer Richard Curtis assumes directing duties for the first time but mislays the Midas touch he gained from penning “Four…
King ArthurKing Arthur (2004)
Dir. Antoine Fuqua
Feat. Keira Knightley, Clive Owen, Joel Edgerton
An interesting, serious–minded revision of the Camelot legend, recasting Arthur (Owen) as a half–Roman mercenary who, with his comrades,…
Pride and PrejudicePride and Prejudice (2005)
Dir. Joe Wright
Feat. Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Brenda Blethyn
Well–groomed incarnation of Jane Austen's early 19th century novel in which five sisters, whose family is down on their means, must navigate…
Jacket, TheJacket, The (2005) Aro Favourite
Dir. John Maybury
Feat. Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, Kris Kristofferson
Adding to a growing canon of mind–bending thrillers of distinction (see our 'Close Relatives' below), this certainly feels part of a distinct…
DominoDomino (2005)
Dir. Tony Scott
Feat. Keira Knightley, Mickey Rourke, Delroy Lindo
Brash, hyperkinetic action rendition of the life and times of Domino Harvey (played by Knightley), the daughter of movie–star Laurence Harvey,…
Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's ChestPirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man's Chest (2006) Recommended
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley
Smash sequel–equal, which replicates the swashbuckling wit, quirkiness and visual excitement of its predecessor, again following the…
Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's EndPirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End (2007)
Dir. Gore Verbinski
Feat. Johnny Depp, Keira Knightley, Orlando Bloom
Blockbuster third installment in the ever–popular swashbuckling franchise finds Johnny Depp and crew having to sail off the edge of the map and…
AtonementAtonement (2007) Recommended
Dir. Joe Wright
Feat. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai
Keira Knightley and James McAvoy play out a twisted, unrequited wartime love in this Bafta–adorned tragic–romance from the dir. of PRIDE…
Silk Silk (2007)
Dir. Francois Girard
Feat. Michael Pitt, Keira Knightley, Koji Yakusho
Sensuous period drama based on the popular Alessandro Baricco novel about a married silkworm smuggler who becomes infatuated with a local woman…
Duchess, The Duchess, The (2008)
Dir. Saul Dibb
Feat. Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Charlotte Rampling
Costume connoisseurs will rejoice in the splendour of Keira Knightley’s dazzling dresses and eye–catching cranial plumage in this depiction…
Edge of Love, TheEdge of Love, The (2008)
Dir. John Maybury
Feat. Keira Knightley, Sienna Miller, Cillian Murphy
Atmospheric wartime romance based on the life of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (Rhys) and his love for two free–spirited women who become firm…
Never Let Me GoNever Let Me Go (2010) Recommended
Dir. Mark Romanek
Feat. Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield
Faithful adaptation of the Kazuo Ishiguro's 'unfilmable' novel that follows the relationship of three childhood friends who are raised as 'donors' in…
Last NightLast Night (2010)
Dir. Massy Tadjedin
Feat. Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes
Glossy examination of fidelity with a married couple apart for the night finding themselves straying into temptation. Hamstrung by overt metaphor…
London BoulevardLondon Boulevard (2010)
Dir. William Monahan
Feat. Colin Farrell, Keira Knightley, David Thewlis
An ex–con turned celebrity bodyguard finds himself unwittingly drawn back into London's criminal underworld in this confident directorial debut…
Neverland (TV Mini-series)Neverland (TV Mini-series) (2011)
Dir. Nick Willing
Feat. Rhys Ifans, Anna Friel, Bob Hoskins
Clever prequel to "Peter Pan" from the producers of TIN MAN and ALICE that gives a fresh, alternative take on the origins of Peter Pan and Captain…
A Dangerous MethodA Dangerous Method (2011)
Dir. David Cronenberg
Feat. Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen
Psychodrama auteur David Cronenberg directs this stimulating, if not entirely satiating exploration of the intense relationship between Carl Jung and…
Seeking a Friend For the End of the WorldSeeking a Friend For the End of the World (2012)
Dir. Lorene Scafaria
Feat. Steve Carell, Keira Knightley, Melanie Lynskey
Unlikely partners Steve Carell and Keira Knightley gravitate towards each another as the end of the world approaches in this most unusual…
Anna KareninaAnna Karenina (2012)
Dir. Joe Wright
Feat. Keira Knightley, Matthew MacFadyen, Kelly MacDonald
Costume drama artisan Joe Wright boldly directs this Tom Stoppard scripted adaptation of Tolstoy’s classic tale of Russian aristocracy.
Begin AgainBegin Again (2013)
Dir. John Carney
Feat. Keira Knightley, Mark Ruffalo, James Corden
Keira Knightley plays a struggling indie songstress who finds levity and love in a down–on–his–luck music executive (Ruffalo) in…
Jack Ryan: Shadow RecruitJack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
Dir. Kenneth Branagh
Feat. Chris Pine, Keira Knightley, Kevin Costner
Kenneth Branagh directs the latest big screen installment in the adventures of Tom Clancy's hero CIA agent, Jack Ryan, this time revolving around a…
LaggiesLaggies (2014)
Dir. Lynn Shelton
Feat. Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz, Sam Rockwell
Indie comedy with Knightley as a woman in the throes of a quarter–life crisis brought on by her boyfriend's sudden proposal.
Imitation Game, TheImitation Game, The (2014) Recommended
Dir. Morten Tyldum
Feat. Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode
Entertaining, though hardly accurate, biopic of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, who here claims full credit for his work leading a team of…
EverestEverest (2015) Recommended
Dir. Baltasar Kormakur
Feat. Jason Clarke, Josh Brolin, Jake Gyllenhaal
This lavishly mounted account of the ill–fated climbing expedition that claimed the life of New Zealand mountaineer Rob Hall is especially…
Collateral BeautyCollateral Beauty (2016)
Dir. David Frankel
Feat. Will Smith, Edward Norton, Keira Knightley
A broken hearted New York advertising exec learns to cope with loss and reconnect with life in this star–studded and emotional drama.
Nutcracker and the Four Realms, TheNutcracker and the Four Realms, The (2018)
Dir. Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston
Feat. Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez
Lavish but hollow Disney retelling of E.T.A. Hoffmann's short story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and Marius Petipa's "The Nutcracker" about a…
ColetteColette (2018) Recommended
Dir. Wash Westmoreland
Feat. Keira Knightley, Dominic West, Eleanor Tomlinson
A playful and spirited biopic about the extraordinary, uncompromising life of French novelist Colette (Keira Knightley). Set in Paris at the end of…
Aftermath, TheAftermath, The (2019) Recommended
Dir. James Kent
Feat. Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke, Alexander Skarsgard
Period melodrama of some distinction due to its strong cast, set in postwar Germany in 1945, where a British colonel and his wife move into a…

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