Top 32 Most Popular Kate Hudson Movies Of All Time

Top 32 Most Popular Kate Hudson Movies Of All Time


Actress, businesswoman, and daughter to yesteryear Hollywood super-star Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson has the talent to own every scene she’s in. Her work has given fans and the industry some of the most endearing, funny, and romantic characters – most fans grew up watching her movies, in fact.


Not only has Kate Hudson won major recognition for her acting, including a Golden Globe Award, Critics’ Choice Movie Award, and Satellite Award, but she has also been nominated for prestigious accolades like the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.


In this list, we’re going to explore all the Kate Hudson movies that made us fall in love with her over the years.




1. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)


glass onion: a knives out mystery (2022)


This is the sequel to Rian Johnson’s hit movie ”Glass Onion.” This story also features Daniel Craig in the role of Detective Benoit Blanc. Part of the star-studded cast (and one of the suspects) is Kate Hudson.


One thing leads to another and a complex murder mystery starts to unravel on billionaire Miles Bron’s private island. Each of the invited guests seems to possess sufficient motive to commit murder.


They each apparently have beef with the billionaire. Will Benoit Blanc stop the murder before it happens, or will he be left to pick up the ‘glass pieces’ afterwards? Other amazing artists in this title include Ethan Hawke, Janelle Monáe, Leslie Odom Jr., Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Jessica Henwick, Edward Norton, Madelyn Cline, and Yuri Togkces.




2. A Little White Lie (2023)


a little white lie (2023)


This Kate Hudson movie sees her taking on the curious role of Simone Cleary. The story is set in New York City and the plot features a motley mix of writers, mistaken identity, humour, drama, romance, and a certain literary festival.


The production also stars gifted artists like Zach Braff, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Perry Mattfeld, Peyton List, Michael Shannon, Jimmi Simpson, Aja Naomi King, Adhir Kalyan, Wendie Malick, Adhir Kalyan, Natasha Hall, Reid Miller, Spencer Squire, and Jack Gilpin.




3. Music (2021)


music (2021)


Playing the lead character is Kate Hudson, who has given her fans a treat through her nuanced and surprisingly tragic portrayal of Zu. When Zu unwittingly becomes guardian to her half-sister named Music, who also happens to be autistic, she experiences an emotional roller-coaster ride.


As time goes, her experiences test her resolve as a person, sister, and human being. The way Zu explores her need for family is profound, making this role one of Kate Hudson’s most underrated.


Sharing the screen with her are talented artists like Maddie Ziegler, Tig Notaro, Leslie Odom Jr., Mary Kay Place, Juliette Lewis, Ben Schwartz, Lena Dunham, Hector Elizondo, and Kathy Najimy.




4. Deepwater Horizon (2016)


deepwater horizon (2016)


This movie contains a dramatized retelling of the 2010 offshore drilling rig disaster. The plot captures fine truths about this event, which became one of the worst oil spills in American history.


Kate Hudson gives a noteworthy performance as Felicia. Her role in this project is admirable for all the right reasons. Other artists contributing their own compelling performances (on and off the Deepwater Horizon oil rig) are Mark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich, Douglas M.


Griffin, Gina Rodriguez, James DuMont, and Dylan O’Brien. The movie boldly portrays the need for Climate Change policies that will keep the world safe (to an extent, at least) from greedy and predatory corporations.



5. Wish I Was Here (2014)


wish i was here (2014)


Zach Braff plays a father, hubby, and struggling actor in this remarkable story about self-discovery and introspection. Playing the character Sarah Bloom is Kate Hudson. She gives a performance her fans will remember.


All in all, this is an oddly underrated movie featuring life, dreams, goals, family, and friendships. Notable talents like Joey King, Leslie David Baker, Jim Parsons, Mandy Patinkin, and Josh Gad add to the worth of the plot.



6. Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)


Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)


Fans of Kate Hudson will recognize her voice in this hit Dreamworks animated movie. Kate’s Mei Mei is fun-funny and adorable. She adds to the roster of memorable characters in this beloved franchise.


The movie is enriched by the brilliant voice talents of Jack Black, Bryan Cranston, Dustin Hoffman, J. K. Simmons, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross, James Hong, and Wayne Knight.



7. Good People (2014)


Good People (2014)


A tenant dies, leaving behind a stash of cash and a debt-ridden couple who happen to find it. Before long, the very thief who stole the money comes after them.


This action-thriller sees Kate playing Anna Wright opposite James Franco’s Tom Wright. Other great artists who feature in this production include Tom Wilkinson, Omar Sy, Michael Fox, and Sam Spruell.



8. Marshall (2017)


Marshall (2017)


Kate Hudson successfully flexes her acting muscles as Eleanor Strubing in this amazing movie, which also stars the late great Chadwick Boseman. Set in the 1940s, the story captures intense courtroom drama, bigotry, and serious accusations.


Stars like Josh Gad, Dan Stevens, Sterling K. Brown, James Cromwell, and Andra Day add to the quality of this memorable plot.



9. My Best Friend’s Girl (2008)


My Best Friend's Girl (2008)


Decisive tests of romance unravel in this Kate Hudson movie. To get his office crush to fall for him, Dustin tasks his roomie Tank with taking Kate’s character Alexis out on a date, purely to convince her that Dustin is the one.


As expected, things take a turn for the worse. Tank does what he does for a living, but he seems to have reached his limit with Alexis. Talented artists like Alec Baldwin, Jason Biggs, and Dane Cook make the movie fun to watch.



10. A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)


A Little Bit of Heaven (2011)


A little fantasy and plenty of comedy play out in this engaging Kate Hudson movie. Hudson’s Marley Corbett gives a memorable performance as a flippant young woman who turns to humour to keep personal situations from escalating out of control.


Before long, a visit to a doctor proves to be a turning point in her life. This movie also features interesting performances from artists like Gael García Bernal, Kathy Bates, Peter Dinklage, Lucy Punch, Whoopi Goldberg, Treat Williams, and Romany Malco.



11. You, Me and Dupree (2006)


You, Me and Dupree (2006)


This romantic story features newlyweds and their third-wheel best friend who comes to stay with them soon after their marriage. Their bestie becomes quite the comedic nuisance. Aside from Kate’s character Molly, other amazing artists in this clichéd but fun production include Owen Wilson, Matt Dillon, Michael Douglas, Seth Rogen, Bill Hader, and Amanda Detmer.



12. The Killer Inside Me (2010)


The Killer Inside Me (2010)


A psychotic murderer and the woes of a Texas deputy sheriff feature strongly in this movie in which Kate’s character Amy Stanton is captivating to watch. This is a rather dark tale, rife with elements like sadism and masochism.


Revenge plots and murders also take place in this under-rated Kate Hudson movie that also features talented artists like Casey Affleck, Jessica Alba, Ned Beatty, Bill Pullman, Liam Aiken, and Jay R. Ferguson.



13. The Skeleton Key (2005)


The Skeleton Key (2005)


Part mystery and part horror, this movie marks Kate Hudson’s rare forays into this genre. Kate’s character Caroline Ellis is a hospice nurse who finds work in a creepy New Orleans plantation home.


The building’s dark past gradually unravels as the story goes. Other noteworthy names in this production include Peter Sarsgaard, Joy Bryant, Gena Rowlands, John Hurt, and Jeryl Prescott. Hoodoo, suspicious characters, and attics containing secrets are some of the familiar but fascinating tropes that Kate Hudson fans will find in this movie.



14. The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)


The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012)


This thriller has powerful performances and captivating sequences. Kate Hudson plays Erica to notable effect. The story features a Pakistani man intent on realizing the American Dream, only to end up experiencing a hostage crisis and a need to return to the land he called home.


Stars like Kiefer Sutherland, Liev Schreiber, Riz Ahmed, Shabana Azmi, Imaaduddin Shah, Om Puri, and Madhavan make the movie intriguing.



15. Bride Wars (2009)


Bride Wars (2009)


From best friends to unrelenting rivals, Kate Hudson’s Liv and Anne Hathaway’s Emma go head to head once they discover that their weddings have been scheduled on the same day.


A secretarial error ends up forcing both girls into a matrimonial corner. This fun-funny rom-com also stars notable artists like Candice Bergen, Bryan Greenberg, Chris Pratt, Steve Howey, and Kristen Johnston.



16. The Divorce (2003)


The Divorce (2003)


A rom-com that will make you laugh but also relate, this otherwise clichéd story sees Kate slipping into the role of Isabel Walker. French and American social differences are given funny and curious twists.


The story goes on to show that, sometimes, an American visiting Paris can be rather hilarious. Other popular artists in this production include Naomi Watts, Stockard Channing, Melvil Poupaud, Catherine Samie, and Glenn Close.



17. Ricochet River (2001)


Top 32 Most Popular Kate Hudson Movies Of All Time


High-school sweethearts, a conservative logging town, and a rebellious but sensitive Native American teenager all add up to an interesting story. Granted, this movie did not sit well with a lot of viewers but it is interesting nonetheless.


Kate’s Lorna makes the movie memorable. Sharing the screen with her are artists like John Cullum, Douglas Spain, Jason James Richter, and Al Strobel.



18. Rock the Kasbah (2015)


Rock the Kasbah (2015)


A fun-funny collaboration with the amazing Bill Murray, Kate’s Merci soon becomes a cool-n-casual character worth watching. A once-great rock manager decides to take his final client on a USO tour of Afghanistan only to meet with great losses upon arrival.


Before long, he finds an Afghani girl who helps him find his feet. He observes great singing talent in the girl, and thus finds inspiration to spark off the next phase of his career. Featuring in important roles are Leem Lubany, Zooey Deschanel, Scott Caan, Danny McBride, Fahim Fazli, Taylor Kinney, Arian Moayed, and Bruce Willis.



19. Nine (2009)


Nine (2009)


Personal and professional lives clash, particularly for the director-character at the heart of this story. His movie-making dreams are countered by all sorts of negative experiences. The story portrays the difficulties of finding inspiration while courting career chaos and managing unhappy personal bonds.


Kate Hudson’s Stephanie is one of her more interesting roles. Other outstanding artists in this production include Sophia Loren, Fergie, Ricky Tognazzi, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Penélope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, and Daniel Day-Lewis.



20. The Four Feathers (2002)


The Four Feathers (2002)


Hudson dives into a historical role for this production. She shines as Ethne Eustace in this story, which also stars the late great Heath Ledger. British Army woes in Sudan are captured in a grim light, not to forget themes like cowardice, honour, and love.


Notable co-stars in this production include Djimon Hounsou, James Cosmo, Daniel Caltagirone, and Wes Bentley.



21. Dr. T & The Women (2000)


Dr. T & The Women (2000)


An in-demand gynecologist experiences personal setbacks that see him inadvertently dragging his soon-to-be-wed daughter Dee Deem, played by Kate Hudson, into his own downward spiral. Hudson plays a challenging role in this movie.


She is notable as a closeted lesbian who, for various reasons, has to tie the knot with a man. Memorable roles in this movie are played by amazing artists like Richard Gere, Helen Hunt, Farrah Fawcett, Laura Dern, Tara Reid, Shelley Long, and Liv Tyler.



22. Mother’s Day (2016)


Mother's Day (2016)


Starring prominent actresses like Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston does not stop Kate Hudson’s character Jesse from holding her own in this fun-funny romantic comedy. As the title suggests, Mother’s Day is coming up and three generations gather to enjoy the day.


Then, everything goes to heck. Other amazing artists gracing this production include Jason Sudeikis, Timothy Olyphant, Shay Mitchell, Brandon Spink, and Caleb Brown.



23. Something Borrowed (2011)


Something Borrowed (2011)


The title signifies this rom-com has a wedding at the heart of the plot. Kate’s Darcy finds herself experiencing all sorts of crazy-cool moments in this story where friendships are challenged and secrets come to light.


It goes on to show how it’s never a good thing for a girl to fall for her bestie’s fiancé. Talented artists like Ginnifer Goodwin, John Krasinski, Geoff Pierson, Ashley Williams, Steve Howey, and Colin Egglesfield make this a good ‘watch once’ movie.



24. Alex & Emma (2003)


Alex & Emma (2003)


One of Hudson’s most memorable rom-coms, despite it being overly clichéd, this story contains a handful of high points, especially where Kate’s acting is concerned. Her character Emma Dinsmore is notable as a writer desperate to complete a novel in less than a month if only to get the money she needs to pay off relentless loan sharks.


Major stars in this fun production include Luke Wilson, David Paymer, Sophie Marceau, Derek Barbosa, Rob Reiner, Gigi Bermingham, and Lobo Sebastian.



25. Gossip (2000)


Gossip (2000)


Mystery thrillers may not be one of the first things people think about when they think about Kate Hudson movies. This title is, therefore, an intriguing addition to Hudson’s career.


It features a piece of gossip that takes deadly turns within the premises of a college, and how it threatens the future of three students. Kate’s Naomi Preston is a character to watch. Other gifted artists in this movie include James Marsden, Lena Headey, Norman Reedus, Sharon Lawrence, and Joshua Jackson.



26. Fool’s Gold (2008)


Fool's Gold (2008)


Reuniting with Matthew McConaughey, Kate Hudson gives her fans another great character to enjoy. This action-adventure-comedy hits the right notes despite being a tad clichéd. Kate shines as Tess opposite McConaughey’s Finn.


Other amazing artists who feature in this title are Ewen Bremner, Kevin Hart, Ray Winstone, Alexis Dziena, and Donald Sutherland. Deep-sea scavenging, ruthless multimillionaires, and the hunt for Spanish treasure keep the thrills and amusement flowing strong in this action-packed Kate Hudson movie.



27. Raising Helen (2004)


Raising Helen (2004)


A captivating rom-com that contains all the right elements, this movie highlights Kate Hudson as a prominent “people’s favourite” actress. Fashion, luxury living, and carefree lifestyles beautifully complement tragedy, responsibility, and motherhood in this movie.


Kate’s Helen Harris is a captivating character. Playing essential roles in this production are John Corbett, Abigail Breslin, Hayden Panettiere, Spencer Breslin, Joan Cusack, Felicity Huffman, Sakina Jaffrey, and Helen Mirren.



28. Almost Famous (2000)


Almost Famous (2000)


Capturing relatable experiences and wrapping them in entertaining story arcs has made this movie a fan favourite. Set in the 1970s, it features the famous Rolling Stones band as key characters (played by skilled artists).


Hudson’s Penny Lane makes the movie even more fun to watch. Other notable artists playing important roles include Billy Crudup, Jason Lee, Patrick Fugit, Zooey Deschanel, Fairuza Balk, Anna Paquin, Noah Taylor, Jimmy Fallon, the late Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Frances McDormand.



29. About Adam (2000)


About Adam (2000)


Love, engagement, romance, and affairs. This movie has them all, and then some. Entertainment and emotion play out in good measure, particularly in the form of a risky love triangle held together by a strange logic.


Kate Hudson’s Lucy Owens is remarkable. Other talented artists in this movie include Stuart Townsend, Frances O’Connor, and Tommy Tiernan.



30. 200 Cigarettes (1999)


Cigarettes (1999)


A little drama and a lot of rom-com elements make this title a worthy addition to Hudson’s filmography. Various people gather to celebrate New Year’s Day 1982. They each harbour their own desires and aims at how to make the most of the milestone.


A potpourri of characters and memorable story arcs, including Hudson’s Cindy, create varied impressions. Other wonderful artists in this production include Janeane Garofalo, Dave Chappelle, Elvis Costello, Jenni Blong, Guillermo Diaz, Casey Affleck, and Ben Affleck.



31. How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)


How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)


As rom-coms go, this is one of the most memorable from the early 2000s. In a bid to land a major diamond merchant, Ben (played by Matthew McConaughey) takes a bet that he can make a woman of his choosing fall for him in less than ten days.


He ends up meeting Kate’s Andie Anderson, who is busy writing a book called ‘How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days’. She sees in Ben a chance to work out her theories and pen a true and tested bestseller. Other amazing talents in this movie are Adam Goldberg, Bebe Neuwirth, Annie Parisse, and Kathryn Hahn.



32. Desert Blue (1998)


Desert Blue (1998)


This is a touching story of a father and daughter who find pleasure in the simple things. The world’s largest ice cream cone becomes the first of many discoveries that Kate Hudson’s character Skye Davidson experiences with her dad at an old gold-rush town.


Other artists in this movie include Peter Sarsgaard, John Heard, Christina Ricci, Brendan Sexton III, Michael Ironside, and Casey Affleck.


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