Best Movies of Emily Watson

Corpse Bride (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 176 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 83 | Earnings: $53.34M

When a shy groom practices his wedding vows in the inadvertent presence of a deceased young woman, she rises from the grave assuming he has married her.


Breaking the Waves (1996)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 76 | Earnings: $4.04M

Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another.


War Horse (2011)

Aggregate Rating: 165 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 72 | Earnings: $79.88M

Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert's hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.


Punch-Drunk Love (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 161 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $17.79M

A psychologically troubled novelty supplier is nudged towards a romance with an English woman, all the while being extorted by a phone-sex line run by a crooked mattress salesman, and purchasing stunning amounts of pudding.


Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Aggregate Rating: 153 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 78 | Earnings: $4.87M

The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi.


The Proposition (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 151 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 73 | Earnings: $1.90M

A lawman apprehends a notorious outlaw and gives him nine days to kill his older brother, or else they'll execute his younger brother.


Belle (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $10.72M

The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England.


The Book Thief (2013)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 53 | Earnings: $21.48M

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being protected by her adoptive parents.


The Water Horse (2007)

Aggregate Rating: 141 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $40.41M

A lonely boy discovers a mysterious egg that hatches a sea creature of Scottish legend.


Separate Lies (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 136 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 71 | Earnings: $0.92M

A couple's marriage is complicated by the introduction of a third party.


Cold Souls (2009)

Aggregate Rating: 135 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 69 | Earnings: $0.90M

Paul is an actor who feels bogged down by his participation in a production of Chekov's play, Vanya.


The Luzhin Defence (2000)

Aggregate Rating: 133 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $1.05M

Two worlds collide when an eccentric genius falls in love with a strong-willed society beauty.


On Chesil Beach (2017)

Aggregate Rating: 132 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: null

A drama set in the early 1960s and centered on a young couple on their honeymoon.


Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 60 | Earnings: null

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.


Equilibrium (2002)

Aggregate Rating: 131 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 33 | Earnings: $1.19M

In a fascist future where all forms of feeling are illegal, a man in charge of enforcing the law rises to overthrow the system.


Miss Potter (2006)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 57 | Earnings: $2.98M

The story of Beatrix Potter, the author of the beloved and best-selling children's book, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit", and her struggle for love, happiness and success.


Wah-Wah (2005)

Aggregate Rating: 130 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 61 | Earnings: $0.23M

Set at the end of the '60s, as Swaziland is about to receive independence from Great Britain, the film follows the young Ralph Compton, at 12, through his parents' traumatic separation, ...


The Happy Prince (2018)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 64 | Earnings: $0.45M

The untold story of the last days in the tragic times of Oscar Wilde, a person who observes his own failure with ironic distance and regards the difficulties that beset his life with detachment and humor.


Angela's Ashes (1999)

Aggregate Rating: 128 | Imdb: 7 | Metascore: 54 | Earnings: $13.04M

Based on the best selling autobiography by Irish expat Frank McCourt, Angela's Ashes follows the experiences of young Frankie and his family as they try against all odds to escape the ...


A Royal Night Out (2015)

Aggregate Rating: 124 | Imdb: 6 | Metascore: 58 | Earnings: $0.20M

On V.E. Day in 1945, as peace extends across Europe, Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret are allowed out to join the celebrations. It is a night full of excitement, danger and the first flutters of romance.



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