With a respected resume, actress Cate Blanchett has won over the public and specialized critics by starring in several feature films of the most varied genres. In 2023, she starred in Tár, a drama nominated for six Oscar categories, which tells the story of a successful conductor whose life is apparently perfect; with money, house, children, and a wife who loves her.
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It turns out that her strong personality and her need for control makes her try to command everything and everyone around her, and ends up putting herself in compromising situations that can ruin her career and her personal life.
With an intelligent text, and a beautiful performance by Cate, the film has the potential to impact the audience and makes one reflect on machismo, feminine, sorority and the abuses committed behind the scenes of classical music.
In addition to the feature film, however, the actress has already ventured into other productions such as The Hobbit, Cinderella, Elizabeth, The Shape of Water, among others. Thinking about it, FreeGameGuide listed the top 5 films with Cate Blanchett that deserve to be played.
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5. Don’t Look Up
One of the most acclaimed films of 2021, Don’t Look Up is a science fiction comedy directed by Adam Mckay that tells the story of two astronomers who discover that a comet is on a collision course with Earth.
They try to alert the authorities and the media, but neither President Orlean (Meryl Streep) nor her son, Jason (Jonah Hill), will listen to them. The media is also insensitive and treats them as if they were two lying lunatics.
With just six months until the comet makes impact, Randall Mindy (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Kate Dibiasky (Jennifer Lawrence) will have to do everything possible – and the impossible – to get around the situation.
Oscar winner in four categories, including Original Screenplay, the feature conquered the audience, and divided the opinions of the specialized critic. In addition to the protagonists, the cast included Timothée Chalamet, Jonah Hil and Cate Blanchett in the role of Brie Evantee, the host of the Breakfast program.
Watch Don’t Look Up on Netflix.
Among the classic LGBT romance films is certainly Carol, released in 2015. The plot tells the story of Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), a young woman who works in the toy section of a department store.
One day, she meets Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett), a customer looking for a Christmas present for her daughter. The two end up making friends and slowly get closer. When Carol divorces her husband, she decides to invite Therese on a trip across the United States.
Also starring Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler and Nik Pajic, Carol can be watched on Apple TV and Google Play.
3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
Another cinema classic that also starred Cate Blanchett is The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, from 2008. In the film, we meet Benjamin, a boy who was born with a rare condition: he looks elderly and the more time passes, the more “young” is getting.
At the age of 12, he meets Daisy, a child who comes and goes from his life, but who becomes his great passion and his safe haven. When they finally become adults, and Benjamin rejuvenates, the two can become romantically involved.
Directed by David Fincher and written by F. Scott Fitzgerald and Eric Roth, the film features Cate in the role of Daisy, and is a huge success with the public and critics.
Watch The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on Prime Video, Google Play and Apple TV.
2. Nightmare Alley
Written and directed by Guillermo del Toro, Nightmare Alley was released in 2022 and tells the story of crook Stanton Carlisle, a down-on-his-luck man who ends up joining a macabre circus after losing everything.
During one of his performances, he ends up getting involved with the psychologist Lilith Ritter (Cate Blanchett), who manipulates him in order to expose his fraudulent abilities.
In addition to Blanchett, the film features Bradley Cooper in the lead role, Toni Collette, David Strathairn and Rooney Mara, who shared the partnership with Cate in Carol.
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1. Eight Women and a Secret
In this comedy from director Gary Ross, we meet Debbie Ocean (Sandra Bullock), a gunslinger who, after leaving prison, seeks out her former partner in crime (Cate Blanchett) to carry out an elaborate heist: stealing a diamond necklace worth $150. millions.
To help with this daring mission, the two criminals assemble an all-female team: Nine Ball (Rihanna), Amita (Mindy Kaling), Constance (Awkwafina), Rose (Helena Bonham Carter) and Tammy (Sarah Paulson). Together, they faced several adventures to get what they want.
Eight Women and a Secret was released in 2018 and can be watched on Prime Video, Apple TV, HBO Max and Microsoft.