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Top 10 Cate Blanchett Movies

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Who can disagree that Cate Blanchett is one of the greatest actresses of her time, right? She has become the most in-demand on-screen actress over the past three decades. She showed the world what she was capable of, and since then, everybody has been in love with her.

If we talk about the Lord of the Ring franchise or Blue Jasmine, she definitely did an amazing job. She has taken on a crazily diverse range of roles. She won two awards for “The Aviator” (2004) and “Blue Jasmine” (2013). Blanchett has been honored with seven Academy Awards, initially in a supporting role and later as a leading lady. Here are her top movies.

Charlotte Gray

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Charlotte Grey (2001)

Runtime: 2hrs. 1min

Director: Gillian Armstrong

Star Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Michael Gambon, Rupert Penry-Jones

IMDB rate: 6.4

The story is about a young Scottish woman (Charlotte Cate) who studied in France during World War II. She was brought up and resided in London. She fell in love with a pilot, but then a secret service hired her to be the French Resistance messenger. Unfortunately, her lover was shot down, leaving her on a personal mission behind enemy lines. She experiences treachery from unforeseen quarters but maintains hope in the face of war’s horror and her personal despair.

The Good German (2006)

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The Good German (2006)

Runtime: 1hr. 45mins

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Star Cast: George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, Tobey Maguire, Beau Bridges

IMDB rate: 6.0

It is a tale of a journalist Jake Geismar, who arrived in Berlin to cover the Potsdam conference in 1945. He assists his ex-girlfriend Lena Brandt (Cate Blanchett) in searching for her husband after world war II. However, the plot is that both American and Russian forces sought her husband. On the other hand, Tully, Jake’s driver, who has links to the black market, keeps an eye on them. Jakes wants to solve the case of a dead man whose body was found in the water in Potsdam. But Lena and Jake know that Tully can either guide them to safety or be capable of inflicting enormous harm. So, they can’t trust him or anyone else.

Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Runtime: 1hr. 54mins

Director: Shekhar Kapur

Star Cast: Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush, Clive Owen, Rhys Ifans

IMDB rate: 6.8

It is a biographical movie. The two empires, Spain and England, collided in 1588. The Spanish protestants, ruled by King Philip, wanted to dethrone Elizabeth, the Queen of England(Cate). Whereas Philips is assembling an army, he cannot attack until he finds a reason. Spain came up with another treachery to trap Queen and her secretary, using her cousin as a tool. However, Queen fell in love with Walter Raleigh, the explorer, keeping him on land and far from the sea during this time. Now, is he motivated by betrayal or by courage? Will the loneliness be passionate Majesty’s destiny?


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Robin Hood (2010)

Runtime: 2hrs. 20mins

Director: Ridley Scott

Star Cast: Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, William Hurt, Matthew MacFadyen

IMDB rate: 6.6

The story starts with Russell Crowe’s Robin Longstride, a great archer, visiting Nottingham after King Richard dies. He observed that the locals are subjected to oppressive constables and excessive taxes. After some time, he falls in love with Marion (Cate Blanchett), a vivacious widow. However, Marion doesn’t trust him, and she’s not sure of his intentions. So Robin assembles a group of soldiers to prevent corruption in the hopes of winning her love and saving the town.

Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019)

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Where’d You Go, Bernadette (2019)

Runtime: 1hr. 49mins

Director: Richard Linklater

Star Cast: Cate Blanchett, Billy Crudup, Kristen Wiig, Emma Nelson

IMDB rate: 6.5

It’s a comedy film about Bernadette Fox(Cate Blanchett). Her life is set in Seattle. She has a loving husband and a brilliant daughter whose gonna go to a boarding school soon. But the story turned when Bernadette wanted to follow her passion after giving so many years to her family. By taking a leap of trust, Bernadette embarks on a life-changing quest that ultimately results in her victorious revival.

Veronica Guerin (2003) directed by Joel Schumacher

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Veronica Guerin (2003)

Runtime: 1hr. 38mins

Director: Joel Schumacher

Star Cast: Cate Blanchett, Gerard McSorley, Ciarán Hinds, Brenda Fricker

IMDB rate: 6.8

It is a film based on a true story of a reporter, Veronica Guerin(Cate), who works for an Irish newspaper. She wasn’t the one to accept what was happening. In her career, Guerin decides to confront and reveal those guilty as the drug business seeps into society. Later the same year, killers employed by the same violent drug barons she revealed shot and killed her.

Blue Jasmine (2013)

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Blue Jasmine (2013)

Runtime: 1hr. 38mins

Director: Woody Allen

Star Cast: Alec Baldwin, Cate Blanchett, Louis C.K., Bobby Cannavale

IMDB rate: 7.3

Jasmine French, a New York socialite, travels to San Francisco to live with her sister after her marriage fails. She was used to luxuries and now stays with her estranged sister in her small apartment. Jasmine fights her quirky flashbacks of a wealthy past filled with terrible truths while attempting to rebuild in the present. Sadly, Jasmine’s self-centered insecurities and their effects start to dominate her, making it all seem like a lost battle.


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The Aviator (2004)

Runtime: 2hrs. 50mins

Director: Martin Scorsese

Star Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, Kate Beckinsale, John C. Reilly

IMDB rate: 7.5

It’s a life story of a well-known public figure, businessman, and aviation entrepreneur Howard Hughes(Leonardo DiCaprio). He is an admirer of leading ladies in Hollywood, such as Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett) and Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale). But above all, he is an aviation visionary who helped turn TWA into a significant airline. Hughes, meanwhile, continues to be tortured in his personal life and battles sorrow and debilitating phobias.

Thor: Ragnarok trailer debuts with Cate Blanchett

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Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

Runtime: 2hrs. 10mins

Director: Taika Waititi

Star Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba

IMDB rate: 7.9

The story begins with the mighty Thor detained on the other side of the universe. In a brutal gladiatorial match, he is challenged against the Hulk, a close ally and an Avenger. Thor must stop the all-powerful Hela(Cate) from destroying his home and the Asgardian civilization in a battle for his life.

Carol' Explores the Sweet Science of Magnetism

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Carol (2015)

Runtime: 1hr. 58mins

Director: Todd Haynes

Star Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy

IMDB rate: 7.2

The story is about a love affair between two women from entirely different backgrounds in 1950s New York City. However, the societal values of the time pose a challenge to their irresistible love. Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) is one of the women. She is young and works as a Clerk. On the contrary, Carol (Cate Blanchett) is a charming woman stuck in an unloving, pragmatic marriage. Their first meeting forms an instant bond between the two, and it grows stronger. Finally, Carol escapes the constraints of marriage to be with her love. But her husband starts to doubt her suitability as a parent when her affair comes to light.



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