5 Kate Winslet Movies You Should Watch
Born in 1975, Kate Elizabeth Winslet may have acted in myriad movies but is best known and internationally popular for her role as Rose in Titanic. The actress is also known for several memorable performances and has won an Academy Award and nominated for another 5. Few of her finest performances, which have managed to create indelible impressions, and some of the best Kate Winslet movies are listed below.
1. Revolutionary Road
Titanic showed the deep chemistry between Di Caprio and Kate Winslet. Revolutionary Road, released in 2008, managed to further their beautiful onscreen relationship. Inspired from the novel, Revolutionary Road sketches the portrait of an American marriage and the many inadequacies which such a relationship creates.
Released in 1997, the film has every shade to it and manages to evoke myriad emotions in all those who watched it. The viewers were drawn into the movie so much that they all lived and breathed the creation’s many scents. Playing the female lead as Rose, Winslet had to portray a lady who is compelled to lead her life with an arrogant but filthy rich businessman. She later finds love in a simpleton aboard the unsinkable Titanic. The movie has a tragic ending but remains one of the highest grosser in the history of moviemaking.
3. The Reader
Kate Winslet stars with David Kross in this 2008 drama that is based on a German novel. The story revolves around a German lawyer who has an affair with an older woman played by Kate Winslet in his teen years. The lady surfaces after years as a war crime defendant who may be hiding a secret that could possibly help her during trial. Kate won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in The Reader.
4. Heavenly Creatures
Her first movie, released in 1994, was a sure jackpot and her meaty performance of a girl, who was just out of school, has been particularly appreciated. She plays the role of a troubled adolescent seeking and enjoying the company of a similar minded individual and together they create a world of alternate reality for themselves. However, their decisions and actions result in horrific consequences.
Her third Academy Award nomination came for her strong character as the young novelist, Iris Murdoch. Iris plays the dominant and outgoing individual as against her scholarly and timid partner played by Hugh Bonneville. Judi Dench plays the older Iris who suffers from Alzheimer’s later in life.
Winslet is known for her sterling performances in many films. Few others that deserve more than a mention include Jude, Quills, Finding Neverland, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Sense and Sensibility.