Rachel Weisz is one of the most talented and versatile actors working in Hollywood right now. Born and raised in London, the British actor got her first chance at acting in the legal drama The Advocates in 1992. The actor has been in the film business for three decades now and in this time she has earned over 60 film credits to her name as well as many awards such as Oscar, Golden Globe, and a BAFTA. Weisz will soon appear in her upcoming Prime Video series Dead Ringer, so until then here are the 10 best Rachel Weisz movies you should take a look at.
10. The Brothers Bloom
Synopsis: All their lives, brothers Stephen (Ruffalo) and Bloom (Brody) have perfected the fine art of the con. Now they’re ready for one last spectacular score – luring Penelope (Weisz), an eccentric heiress, into an elaborate scheme that takes them around the world. Watch as writer/director Rian Johnson’s (Brick) caper unravels in this brilliant, comedic tale.
Synopsis: From the Academy Award-winning director of The Great Beauty, and featuring a career-best performance from Michael Caine, Youth is a warm, witty and deeply moving portrait of love and loss. With dazzling visuals, a great soundtrack and a stellar supporting cast that includes Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz and Jane Fonda.
8. About a Boy
Synopsis: Based on Nick Hornby’s best-selling novel, About A Boy is the story of a cynical, privileged, self-centered Londoner and his unlikely friendship with a dorky, young boy.
7. The Whistleblower
Synopsis: Inspired by actual events, Kathy (Academy Award winner Rachel Weisz) is an American police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk. Directed by first time filmmaker Larysa Kondracki, the film also stars Academy Award winner Vanessa Redgrave, Monica Bellucci and Academy Award nominee David Strathairn.
6. My Cousin Rachel
Synopsis: A dark and layered romance, MY COUSIN RACHEL tells the story of a young Englishman who plots revenge against his mysterious and beautiful cousin, believing that she murdered his guardian. His feelings become complicated as he finds himself falling helplessly and obsessively in love with her.
Synopsis: From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz and based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.
4. The Constant Gardener
Synopsis: British diplomat Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) relocates to Kenya with his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz). When she is found murdered in the wilderness Justin sets out to uncover the truth behind it.
3. The Favourite
Synopsis: Early 18th century England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne’s ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen’s companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfil her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way.
2. The Lobster
Synopsis: In this highly imaginative, delightfully absurdist comedy from visionary director Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth), Colin Farrell stars as David, a man who has just been dumped by his wife. To make matters worse, David lives in a society where single people have 45 days to find true love, or else they are turned into the animal of their choice and released into the woods. David is kept at the mysterious HOTEL while he searches for a new partner, and after several romantic misadventures decides to make a daring escape to abandon this world. He ultimately joins up with a rebel faction known as The Loners, a group founded on a complete rejection of romance. But once there David meets an enigmatic stranger (Rachel Weisz) who stirs up unexpected and strong feelings within him…
At once a full immersion into a strange and surreal world, and a witty and clever reflection of our own society, The Lobster is a thrillingly audacious vision fully brought to life by Lanthimos and his terrific cast.
1. The Mummy
Synopsis: From director Stephen Sommers (producer of The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor) comes an epic filled with intense action, incredible excitement and stunning special effects. Inspired by the timeless 1932 Universal horror film, this breathtaking journey unearths a 3,000-year-old legacy of terror. Follow two explorers (Brendan Fraser and Rachel Weisz) as they search for long-lost treasure in the sun-baked Egyptian desert.