Top 11 Best Gugu Mbatha-Raw Movies On Netflix In 2024 [Ranked]

Aditya SharmaAditya-Updated Jan 10, 2024

top 11 best Gugu Mbatha-Raw Movies on netflix 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 Netflix.




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 States




2. Miss Sloane (2016)


Miss Sloane (2016)


Headlined by Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Miss Sloane is a drama that hit the screens in 2016.


John Madden brought the story to life with the help of competent crew members such as Jonathan Perera (screenplay), Sebastian Blenkov (cinematography), and many others.


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: Korea, and Thailand




3. Motherless Brooklyn (2019)


Motherless Brooklyn (2019)


Bankrolled by Warner Bros. Pictures and helmed by Edward Norton, Motherless Brooklyn is a crime-drama that hit the screens in 2019.


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: France, and Switzerland



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4. Concussion (2015)


Concussion (2015)


Concussion is a decent movie that didn't quite live up to its potential. Starring Will Smith, Alec Baldwin, and Albert Brooks and directed by Peter Landesman, the movie had its moments but ultimately failed to impress critics or audiences when it was released 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: Canada, Germany, Italy, India, and the Philippines




5. Misbehaviour (2020)


Misbehaviour (2020)


Misbehaviour is a comedy-drama film that has been helmed for the screen by Philippa Lowthorpe. It features actors Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, and Jessie Buckley in pivotal roles. The motion picture was released in 2020 with a 1 hour and 46 min runtime.


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: Germany, and Argentina



6. 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: United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand



7. The Whole Truth (2016)


The Whole Truth (2016)


Starring Keanu Reeves, Renée Zellweger, and Gugu Mbatha-Raw, The Whole Truth tells a familiar story with a competent script and direction. While not a standout in any particular area, it provides a solid movie-going experience.


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: United Kingdom, Brazil, and Argentina



8. Larry Crowne (2011)


Larry Crowne (2011)


Larry Crowne is one of those movies that never quite found its footing, despite a talented cast and crew. Directed by Tom Hanks, and starring Tom Hanks, Julia Roberts, and Sarah Mahoney, the movie failed to make an impression with critics or audiences when it was released in 2011.


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: Canada



9. Irreplaceable You (2018)


Irreplaceable You (2018)


Headlined by Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Michiel Huisman, and Steve Coogan, Irreplaceable You is a comedy-drama that hit the screens in 2018.


Stephanie Laing brought the story to life with the help of competent crew members such as Bess Wohl (screenplay), Magdalena Górka (cinematography), and many others.


Two childhood best friends, Abbie and Sam, have known each other since they were eight. Their love feels like meant-to-be with destinies written in heaven. However, their plans turn upside down when Abbie gets diagnosed with terminal cancer.


Not wanting to leave her partner lost in the world after her, Abbie searches for the right partner for Sam. As she bonds with three fellow cancer patients having bright spirits, Abbie learns to be satisfied with her life.


Available Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Germany



10. Come Away (2020)


Come Away (2020)


Bankrolled by Endurance Media and helmed by Brenda Chapman, Come Away is an adventure-drama that hit the screens in 2020.


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: Brazil, and Argentina



11. The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)


The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)


The Cloverfield Paradox premiered in theatres in 2018. Directed by Julius Onah, this movie features Gugu Mbatha-Raw, David Oyelowo, and Daniel Brühl in the lead. If you have a particular liking for action-horror movies, then you can try this title.


The Cloverfield Paradox received a score of 5.5 on IMDb and 37 on Metacritic.


It's 2028 and the Earth is experiencing a global energy crisis. The Cloverfield Station's crew intends on testing the Shepard particle accelerator hoping to generate enough energy for all countries. However, when the experiment goes awry, it damages the station and opens a mysterious portal to another dimension that's parallel to the Earth.


Now, the scientists will have to figure out a way to return to their own dimension, before things begin to get further out of hand.


Available Countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and Germany





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