Kate Beckinsale became famous throughout the 90s and remained a versatile and famous actress who starred in films of all genres. She has pushed her limits by appearing in films ranging from horror action films such as Underworld franchise, pre-drama, as in a film adaptation of Shakespeare Much ado about nothing.
Throughout the 2000s and 2010s, Beckinsale worked full-time in film, appearing in several films a year. In fact, 2016 was her last busiest year with three films released. Since then, her career has slowed somewhat; Agriculture in 2018 and push in 2021 were the last films. Although she has achieved success in the series, as in 2019 Widow and 2021 Guilty side, the movie is where she shines the most. According to Deadline, Beckinsale will next appear in a Charlie Day movie. Tontoand her film prisoner’s daughter The premiere will take place at TIFF 2022. In the meantime, we have selected her best films and ranked them.
Smuggling was released in 2012. Although it did not receive the best reception upon release, Beckinsale’s performance is one of the film’s strengths. The film revolves around a man (Mark Wahlberg) who discovers that his brother-in-law was in trouble with a drug lord. Beckinsale plays Kate, the wife of Wahlberg’s character. It’s worth watching and a very underrated performance in Beckinsale’s filmography.
7 Last days of disco
Last days of disco was released in 1998 and is a hugely underrated movie in Beckinsale’s filmography. She stars opposite Chloë Sevigny in a film directed by Wilt Stillman in which the two stars play Manhattan play editors who discover love at a local disco. Beckinsale plays Charlotte, who hopes to find love in nightclubs, and it’s completely unlike any role she’s played since. She excels in the comedy field, and since then she has not yet had to play a similar role.
6 Everything is fine
Everything is fine was released in 2009 and deserves much more recognition than it originally received. In this story, Robert De Niro is a widower who embarks on a journey to be reunited with his grown children. The film features an ensemble cast that includes Drew Barrymore, Sam Rockwell and Melissa Leo, as well as Beckinsale. Beckinsale plays Amy, one of De Niro’s children, and the emotional conflict she goes through is excellent. She completely got used to the role.
Intuition was released in 2001 and is a classic romantic comedy starring Beckinsale opposite John Cusack. The two play a couple who have broken up and are now about to reunite, ultimately letting fate decide if they should be together. Beckinsale plays Sarah Thomas, and she fits perfectly into the romantic comedy genre, making the film a hit with audiences. Critics were less favorable to the film, but it nonetheless struck a chord with audiences and became a commercially successful film.
Underworld was released in 2003 and remains the source of Beckinsale’s cult success as the film attracted a large following, allowing her to return to the franchise for several sequels. She plays Selene, a vampire warrior involved in a war between vampires and werewolves. The film was a box office success and took her career to new heights, which ultimately guaranteed her longevity.
3 snow angels
snow angels is another hidden gem in Beckinsale’s filmography. Crime drama was released in 2007 directed by David Gordon Green. In the film, Beckinsale plays Annie, who falls into grief after a series of upsetting events occur in her life. Her story intertwines with others and is a heartbreaking portrayal of the difficult side of human existence.
2 Much ado about nothing
Much ado about nothing was released in 1993 and is the film that is essentially the reason for Beckinsale’s breakthrough in Hollywood. She stars with Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson and Keanu Reeves, playing the role of Hero. The film is about two young lovers who are about to get married and influence single people in their lives to get married too. Beckinsale brings warmth to the screen, and it’s understandable why her acting career blossomed after this performance.
Martin Scorsese Pilot was released in 2004 and is based on the life of Howard Hughes. It is often considered one of his best films, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett. Beckinsale stars as Ava Gardner, a real-life actress who isn’t easy to take on. She plays the role with class and flair, bringing the character to life on screen perfectly. The film is worth seeing and shows Beckinsale’s talents at their best.