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Top 17 Best Gugu Mbatha-Raw Movies On Amazon Prime In 2024 [Ranked]

Archie JainArchie-Updated Jan 10, 2024


top 17 best Gugu Mbatha-Raw Movies on amazon prime in 2024 [Ranked]

 

Gugulethu Sophia Mbatha-Raw MBE is an English actress known for her performances both in theatre and on-screen. She started her career in theatre and gained critical acclaim for her roles of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Octavia in Anthony and Cleopatra and Ophelia in Hamlet.

 

Her breakthrough film was in the period drama Belle, followed by a series of critically acclaimed hits like Beyond the Lights, Miss Sloane, A Wrinkle in Time Misbehaviour, Beauty and the Beast and Brooklyn. Gugulethu has also starred in television quite a bit with Doctor Who, Loki, Undercovers and Touch being some of her shows. In 2021, she was appointed the global Goodwill Ambassador for the UNHCR.

 

Given below is a list of films that Gugulethu has appeared in and that are available on Amazon Prime.

 

 

 

1. Beyond the Lights (2014)

 

Beyond the Lights (2014)

 

Featuring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, and Minnie Driver in the lead, Beyond the Lights is a drama-music movie that was released in 2014. It comprises a talented team of crew members Gina Prince-Bythewood (director), Gina Prince-Bythewood (screenplay), Tami Reiker (cinematography), and others.

 

The motion picture received a score of 6.8 on IMDb, while it received 73 out of 100 on Metacritic.

 

Young Noni Jean is a hot new artist who just won a Billboard Music Award and is primed for superstardom. However, the pressures of success lead her to almost commit suicide, before being saved by a young cop, Kaz Nicol.

 

As the two connect and fall in love, Kaz helps Noni follow her creative ambitions, while helping her find her ground and learn to take a stand for herself, much to the annoyance of her controlling mother.

 

Available Countries: United Kingdom, and Brazil

 

 

 

2. Miss Sloane (2016)

 

Miss Sloane (2016)

 

Miss Sloane is a drama film that has been helmed for the screen by John Madden. It features actors Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 2016 with a 2 hours and 12 min runtime.

 

Elizabeth Sloane is a ruthless lobbyist who is called on to appear at a congressional hearing being led by Senator Ronald Sperling. The intention of calling her is to have her answer questions related to possible violations of Senate ethics rules during her tenure in Washington D.C.

 

Despite being known to win and for her successful track record, when she ends up taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she realises that winning might not come as easy.

 

Available Countries: Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Poland

 

 

 

3. Beauty and the Beast (2017)

 

Beauty and the Beast (2017)

 

Helmed for the screen by Bill Condon, Beauty and the Beast is an adventure-family that hit the screens in 2017.

 

Its crew members include Stephen Chbosky, Evan Spiliotopoulos, and Linda Woolverton (screenplay), Tobias A. Schliessler (cinematography), and Jacqueline Durran (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $1,266,115,964 at the box office and received Hollywood Film Awards, MTV Movie + TV Awards, and San Diego Film Critics Society Awards.

 

Based on the popular 1991 Disney animation, this live-action movie adapts several notable themes and elements from the original cartoon and gives them a photorealistic spin. The plot portrays the adventures of Belle, who loves to read stories and cherishes an independent streak.

 

She soon ends up stuck in a mysterious castle with a ferocious humanoid Beast. Belle later learns that everyone in the castle were cursed by a powerful sorceress and had been transformed into various objects.

 

Unconditional love is the only way for the prince inside the Beast to return things to how they were before the enchanted rose-petal timer runs out.  

 

Available Countries: Japan

 

 

 

4. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

 

Motherless Brooklyn (2019)

 

Featuring Edward Norton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Alec Baldwin in the lead, Motherless Brooklyn is a crime-drama movie that was released in 2019. It comprises a talented team of crew members Edward Norton (director), Edward Norton, and Jonathan Lethem (screenplay), Dick Pope (cinematography), and others.

 

The motion picture received a score of 6.8 on IMDb, while it received 60 out of 100 on Metacritic.

 

In 1950s New York, Lionel Essrog, a private detective afflicted with Tourette's Syndrome and OCD, ventures out to solve the murder of his mentor and only friend. With only a few clues and his obsessive mind being his arsenal, Lionel manages to discover well-guarded secrets that he soon realises hold the fate of the entire city hanging by a thread.

 

Available Countries: Belize, Guyana, Nicaragua, and Portugal

 

 

 

5. Concussion (2015)

 

Concussion (2015)

 

Bankrolled by LStar Capital and helmed by Peter Landesman, Concussion is a biography-drama that hit the screens in 2015.

 

When retired Pittsburgh Steelers centre Mike Webster is found dead in his truck after years of self-mutilation and homelessness, forensic pathologist Bennet Omalu (Will Smith) discovers evidence of severe neurotrauma in his brain.

 

Despite pressure from the NFL and the Pittsburgh community, Omalu stands by his findings and fights for player safety. His efforts are vindicated years later when former player Dave Duerson commits suicide and offers his brain for research.

 

The NFL is forced to take the concussion issue seriously, and Omalu's work sparks a wave of lawsuits from former players.

 

Available Countries: Australia, France, and New Zealand

 

 

6. Summerland (2020)

 

Summerland (2020)

 

Summerland is a drama-romance which has been helmed for the screen by Jessica Swale.

 

Toplined by actors such as Gemma Arterton, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Penelope Wilton (main characters), the film was released in 2020 with a runtime of 1 hour and 39 min.

 

During WWII, Alice Lamb reluctantly takes in a young boy named Frank who was evacuated from London, and begins to bond with him over their shared interest in mythology and folklore.

 

As she struggles to come to terms with her lost love for Vera and the responsibility of caring for Frank, she discovers that his mother is none other than Vera herself.

 

Available Countries: Germany

 

 

7. Fast Color (2018)

 

Fast Color (2018)

 

Bankrolled by Codeblack Films and helmed by Julia Hart, Fast Color is a drama-sci-fi that hit the screens in 2018.

 

In the future American Midwest that's not seen rainfall in eight years, Ruth is a homeless wanderer with a strange gift; she has seizures that can trigger earthquakes.

 

Despite choosing to abandon home as a child because her powers had caused her to turn destructive, she eventually must return as that's her last resort to find answers to her strange powers and also reunite with her daughter who has no memory and has unique superpowers of her own.

 

Available Countries: France, and Switzerland

 

 

8. Misbehaviour (2020)

 

Misbehaviour (2020)

 

Headlined by Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Jessie Buckley, Misbehaviour is a comedy-drama that hit the screens in 2020.

 

Philippa Lowthorpe brought the story to life with the help of competent crew members such as Rebecca Frayn, and Gaby Chiappe (screenplay), Zac Nicholson (cinematography), and many others.

 

In 1970, London witnessed the ongoing Miss World competition, a TV show which received maximum viewership from the audience. 

 

However, the newly created women's liberation movement wasn't too happy about the show, as they felt the premise objectified women and boxing them in beauty standards. The women of the group went on to garner overnight popularity when they disrupted the live broadcast of the program. 

 

The results of the resumed competition proved delightfully different from everybody's expectations. 

 

Available Countries: India

 

 

9. Free State of Jones (2016)

 

Free State of Jones (2016)

 

Free State of Jones is an average action-biography movie with some good moments. The performances by Matthew McConaughey, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Mahershala Ali are competent, but the screenplay by Gary Ross could have been tighter.

 

After being betrayed by his own army and witnessing the unjust treatment of his community, Newton Knight becomes a leader of a rebellion against the Confederacy during the Civil War.

 

With the help of runaway slave Moses Washington and other deserters, Newton organizes a well-disciplined militia to fight back against Confederate troops and defend their land. After the war, Newton continues to fight for racial equality and helps free Moses' son from an "apprenticeship." But even in 1948, Newton's legacy is still felt when his great-grandson Davis is arrested for violating Mississippi's anti-miscegenation laws, which were designed to oppress people of mixed race.

 

Available Countries: France, and India

 

 

10. Odd Thomas (2013)

 

Odd Thomas (2013)

 

Starring Anton Yelchin, Ashley Sommers, and Leonor Varela, Odd Thomas is your run-of-the-mill comedy-fantasy that hit the screens in 2013. The film's screenplay was written by Stephen Sommers and it was made under the direction of Stephen Sommers. It opened to mixed reviews from critics and failed to gain widespread recognition.

 

Odd Thomas is a psychic living in a small Californian town. His ability to interact with the dead helps him assist Chief of Police, Wyatt Porter in solving crimes and tracking down even the most ruthless murderers.

 

When he notices the creepy Fungus Bob Roberston, he realises the town is set to experience large-scale destruction. A little digging leads him to a shocking discovery and realisation that time is running out even as the lives of many people hang by a thread.

 

Available Countries: United States, Italy, Japan, Brazil, and Argentina

 

 

11. Farming (2018)

 

Farming (2018)

 

Farming premiered in theatres in 2018. Directed by Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, this movie features Leke Adebayo, Ademola Adedoyin, and Adejola Adeyemi in the lead. If you have a particular liking for drama movies, then you can try this title.

 

Farming received a score of 6.1 on IMDb and 51 on Metacritic.

 

The film Farming is based on the childhood of the writer/director and narrates the story of a young and innocent Nigerian boy who gets 'farmed out' by his parents to a white British family, hoping it will give him a better and more secure future. Instead, the boy chooses to go and join a white-skinhead gang.

 

Available Countries: Brazil

 

 

12. The Whole Truth (2016)

 

The Whole Truth (2016)

 

Featuring Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the lead, The Whole Truth is a crime-drama movie that was released in 2016. It comprises a talented team of crew members Courtney Hunt (director), Nicholas Kazan (screenplay), Jules O'Loughlin (cinematography), and others.

 

The motion picture received a score of 6.2 on IMDb, while it received 46 out of 100 on Metacritic.

 

Defence attorney Richard Ramsay works the case of a 17-year-old's alleged murder of his wealthy lawyer father, a professional friend of Richard's. While he feels compelled to save Mike, the latter's complete silence complicates matters. Richard employs the assistance of a young and promising lawyer, Janelle Brady, as his associate.

 

As the case proceeds, witnesses corroborate the happenings of the day and what went down through the years, all proving Mike's guilty. While Mike takes the stand and claims responsibility for the murder, Janelle realises that Mike is trying to protect someone and decides to get to the bottom of it, despite Richard's reluctance.

 

Available Countries: Canada, Italy, India, and Japan

 

 

13. Larry Crowne (2011)

 

Larry Crowne (2011)

 

Looking for a movie to watch? Larry Crowne could be a good option. With a runtime of 1 hour and 38 min and released in 2011, it stars Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Sarah Mahoney and was directed by Tom Hanks.

 

A middle-aged Larry is a Navy veteran whose life turns in a different direction when he gets fired from his big-store job. Without any source of income, paying rent becomes a problem. Eventually, he decides to go back to college to complete his education to earn better opportunities. 

 

A new chapter in his life brings new people in Larry's life, including his public-speaking class' teacher, Mercedes Tainot, struggling through a failing marriage. 

 

It's time Larry seize life and its gifts.

 

Available Countries: India

 

 

14. Come Away (2020)

 

Come Away (2020)

 

Come Away is an adventure-drama which has been helmed for the screen by Brenda Chapman.

 

Toplined by actors such as Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Carter Thomas, and Ava Fillery (main characters), the film was released in 2020 with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 min.

 

After their elder brother David dies, siblings Peter and Alice's imaginative world of tea parties, sword fights and more abruptly come to an end. With their parents reeling in despair, Peter decides to prove himself a hero to them and travels to London with Alice. 

 

However, while there, they're pushed to choose between holding onto their imagination and home, embarking on memorable journeys to Neverland and Wonderland.

 

Available Countries: United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, France, and Italy

 

 

15. Jupiter Ascending (2015)

 

Jupiter Ascending (2015)

 

Helmed for the screen by Lana Wachowski, and Lilly Wachowski, Jupiter Ascending is an action-adventure that hit the screens in 2015.

 

Its crew members include Lilly Wachowski, and Lana Wachowski (screenplay), John Toll (cinematography), and Kym Barrett (costume), among others. The full-length feature was able to amass over $183,887,723 at the box office and received Razzie Awards, World Soundtrack Awards, and Yoga Awards.

 

The residents of the Earth and several other planets remain unaware that the planets were established by the families of alien royalty for harvesting resulting organisms to produce a youth serum for the elites of the other planets. After the death of the most powerful alien dynasty's matriarch, her children fight over the role of their heir. 

 

Meanwhile, Jupiter Jones is identified to be a genetic match of the murdered alien matriarch that ruled the Earth. Ex-military Caine Wise decides to help protect her even as alien assassins arrive to take her away to the heirs who plot against her.

 

Available Countries: Japan, and the Netherlands

 

 

16. Fallout (2008)

 

Fallout (2008)

 

Looking for a movie to watch? Fallout could be a good option. With a runtime of 1 hour and 30 min and released in 2008, it stars Lanre Malaolu, Hugh Wilkinson, and Aml Ameen and was directed by Ian Rickson.

 

Detective Sergeant Joe Stephens and Matt, his partner are assigned the case of Kwame, a young teenager who is brutally left to die by a small gang, while on his way back home. As the ruthless detectives get closer to the culprits, infighting and disagreements among the gang threaten to up their game sooner than they'd expected.

 

Available Countries: Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

 

 

17. Closure (2007)

 

Closure (2007)

 

Headlined by Danny Dyer, Gillian Anderson, and Adam Rayner, Closure is a crime-drama that hit the screens in 2007.

 

Dan Reed brought the story to life with the help of competent crew members such as Dan Reed (screenplay), Chris Seager (cinematography), and many others.

 

Young Adam goes to set up a security system in the flat of businesswoman Alice Comfort, who then takes him along to a party. While driving on the way back, they're accosted by a group in a car who brutally rape Alice and beat up Adam.

 

Bent on revenge, Alice and Adam decide to find their culprits and kill them. However, certain discoveries leave them conflicted about carrying out their plans.

 

Available Countries: United States

 

 

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