Top 50 Best Cate Blanchett Movies available to Stream

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Carolina, a resident of Argentina is a movie buff through and through. She enjoys nothing more than binge-watching the latest Netflix series and is a big fan of their 'Originals' line. Her favourite movie is Frozen and she's a big fan of The Good Place & The Dragon Prince.

Cate Blanchett, without a doubt, is one of the finest actresses of our time.

She has embraced a wide range of roles and genres, creating a prolific and rich filmography.

Although her first encounter with fame was Elizabeth, for which she was nominated for the Oscar in the category of Best Actress, her popularity came widely for playing Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

But Cate is much more than Elizabeth and Galadriel because her amazing talent has brought to life many complex characters.

If you’re curious to explore Cate Blanchett’s filmography and discover a whole new level of acting, join me on this tour.

Here, I’ve made this list with all her movies available on streaming through different countries and platforms. Grab your popcorn and enjoy!

How to watch these movies

When you take a look at this list, you’ll notice that these movies aren’t available in all regions or on every streaming service.

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1. Oscar and Lucinda (1997)

Drama, Romance – 132 min.

Disney+ (the UK, Canada)

Starring Ralph Fiennes and Cate Blanchett, the film is based on the novel of the same name by Peter Carey.

The story follows an Anglican priest, Oscar (Fiennes), who gambles and donates what he wins to the poor, and Lucinda (Cate Blanchett), an Australian businesswoman who is ready to defy society’s rules.

2. Elizabeth (1998)

Biography, Drama, History – 124 min.

Peacock TV (the US), Binge (Australia)

The film portrays the first years of the reign of Elizabeth I and all the struggles she went through to become a monarch. Facing assassination attempts, betrayals, and a nation in chaos, Elizabeth managed to be one of the greatest queens of England.

3. An Ideal Husband (1999)

Comedy, Romance – 97 min.

SBS On Demand (Australia)

Based on the play of the same name written by Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband is set in London in 1895.

Lord Goring (Rupert Everett) is a bachelor who ends up as a victim of a group of women’s schemes. The cast is completed by Minnie Driver, Julianne Moore, and Cate Blanchett.

4. Pushing Tin (1999)

Comedy, Drama, Romance – 124 min.

Pluto TV (Spain)

Loosely based on the real world New York TRACON radar facility and starring John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Cate Blanchett, and Angelina Jolie, the film was directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco).

The story follows the rivalry between two air traffic controllers who want to prove who’s more of a man. Nick Falzone (Cusack) is defiant and determined, while Rusell Bell (Thornton) is more laid-back.

5. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Crime, Drama, Suspense – 139 min.

Netflix (Czech Republic, France, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, the UK), Paramount+ (Australia, Canada, the US), Binge Australia), HBO Max (Spain)

Based on the novel of the same name written by Patricia Highsmith, this film was written and directed by Anthony Minghella (The English Patient, Cold Mountain).

The story follows Tom Ripley (Matt Damon), who is sent to Italy to get back Dickie Greenleaf (Jude Law), a wealthy playboy. But when things get complicated, Tom will show his real talent.

6. The Man Who Cried (2000)

Drama, Music, Romance – 100 min.

Netflix (Greece, Iceland, Lithuania, Portugal, Romania)

Written and directed by Sally Potter (Orlando, The Tango Lesson), the film follows Suzie (Christina Ricci), a young Jewish girl who separated from her father in Soviet Russia. Growing up in England and now a young adult, she decides to look for him.

The casting is completed with Johnny Depp and Cate Blanchett.

7. The Gift (2000)

Drama, Fantasy, Horror – 112 min.

Foxtel Now (Australia), Paramount+ (the US)

When Jessica King (Kathie Holmes) mysteriously disappears, Annie Wilson (Cate Blanchett), a clairvoyant, is appointed to solve the mystery.

The cast is completed by Keanu Reeves, Giovanni Ribisi, Greg Kinnear, Hilary Swank, and J.K. Simmons.

8. Bandits (2001)

Comedy, Crime, Drama – 123 min.

Prime Video (Latin America)

Directed by Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man), the film follows two bank robbers, Joe Blake (Bruce Willis) and Terry Collins (Billy Bob Thornton), who kidnap a woman and end up falling in love with her.

9. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Action, Adventure, Drama – 178 min.

HBO Max (Latin America, Spain, the US), Binge (Australia), Paramount+ (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia), Stan (Australia), Prime Video (France)

Directed by Peter Jackson and with an ensemble cast, the trilogy of Lord of the Rings based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s books has become a classic of the fantasy genre.

In this first instalment, Frodo, a Hobbit from the shire with eight companions including men, elves, and dwarves, set out on a journey to destroy the One Ring and stop Dark Lord Sauron from taking control of Middle-earth.

10. Charlotte Gray (2001)

Drama, Romance, Thriller – 121 min.

BritBox (the UK)

Charlotte Gray (Cate Blanchett) is a young Scottish woman who joins the French Resistance during World War II to rescue her boyfriend who belongs to the Royal Air Force and is lost in France.

11. The Shipping News (2001)

Drama – 111 min.

Stan (Australia), Prime Video (Canada)

Quoyle (Kevin Spacey) had a troubled childhood and as an adult is a lonely man. His wife Petal (Cate Blanchett) has run away with her lover, and now Quoyle must start a new life with his young daughter in his ancestral home in Newfoundland.

12. Heaven (2002)

Crime, Drama, Romance – 97 min.

Netflix (Germany), Pluto TV (the US)

Philippa is an English teacher living in Turin, Italy, who decides to take justice into her hands after the police have ignored her pleas to arrest the man responsible for her husband’s death.

13. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Action, Adventure, Drama – 179 min.

HBO Max (Latin America, Spain, the US), Binge (Australia), Paramount+ (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia)

The second chapter in the Lord of the Rings trilogy. The fellowship has separated. Frodo and Sam are getting closer to Mordor with the help of Gollum, and the rest of the group must fight Saruman, Sauron’s new ally.

14. Veronica Guerin (2003)

Biography, Crime, Drama – 98 min.

Disney+ (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, and the UK)

This biographical film directed by Joel Schumacher, tells the story of Veronica Guerin (Cate Blanchett), an Irish journalist who investigated the drug trade in Dublin, and this led to her murder in 1996, at the age of 37.

15. Coffee and Cigarettes (2003)

Comedy, Drama, Music – 95 min.

Netflix (Japan), Prime Video (France)

Coffee and Cigarettes is an anthology film directed by indie director Jim Jarmusch. The movie consists of 11 short stories whose common topics are coffee and cigarettes.

16. The Missing (2003)

Adventure, Suspense, Western – 137 min.

Netflix (the UK, Canada, the Netherlands), HBO Max (Latin America), Stan (Australia)

Directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Cate Blanchett, and Evan Rachel Wood, this film is based on the 1996 novel The Last Ride by Thomas Eidson.

Set at the end of the 19th century in New Mexico, the film follows Magdalena Gilkeson, a frontier healer whose eldest daughter Lilly has been abducted by a renegade Apache to be sold into sex slavery in Mexico.

Now Magdalena must join her estranged father to save her daughter.

17. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

Action, Adventure, Drama – 201 min.

HBO Max (Latin America, Spain, the US), Binge (Australia), Paramount+ (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia)

The final chapter of the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Frodo and Sam are getting closer to Mount Doom to destroy the One Ring, while Gandalf and Aragorn lead the human world against Sauron’s army.

18. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

Action, Adventure, Comedy – 119 min.

Star+ (Latin America), Disney+ (Australia, Belgium, Canada, Spain, Italy, Germany, Singapore, and the UK)

Written and directed by the brilliant Wes Anderson, Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) is an eccentric oceanographer seeking revenge on the “jaguar shark” that ate his partner.

To accomplish his goal, Zissou brings together a crew that includes his wife, a journalist, and other colourful characters.

19. The Aviator (2004)

Biography, Drama – 230 min.

Netflix (Australia, Hong Kong, Turkey), HBO Max (the US, Latin America), Prime Video (Latin America), Binge (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia)

Directed by Martin Scorsese, The Aviator tells the first years in the career of the famous aviator Howard Hughes between 1920 and 1940.

20. Little Fish (2005)

Crime, Drama, Romance – 114 min.

Foxtel Now (Australia), Peacock TV (the US), Vudu (the US), IMDbTV (the US), Pluto TV (the US)

In the outskirts of Sydney, Tracy (Cate Blanchett), an ex-heroin addict, is trying to run away from her past and sees herself involved in drug trafficking again.

21. Babel (2006)

Drama – 143 min.

Stan (Australia), Prime Video (Spain), HBO Max (Spain), Pluto TV (the US)

Directed by Alejandro Iñárritu and co-written with Guillermo Arriaga, Babel has an ensemble cast telling different stories that converge into one.

When a married couple visiting Morocco got struck by tragedy when the woman was shot, a series of events sparked around the world ended up affecting four different families.

22. The Good German (2006)

Drama, Mystery, Romance – 105 min.

Binge (Australia), Paramount+ (Australia)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, this film, shot in black and white, is based on the novel of the same name by Joseph Kanon.

Jake Geismer is a war correspondent who goes to post-war Berlin to cover the Potsdam Negotiations. While there, he sees himself in the middle of a criminal investigation involving her ex-lover and his driver. The cast includes George Clooney, Cate Blanchett, and Tobey Maguire.

23. Notes on a Scandal (2006)

Crime, Drama, Romance – 92 min.

Star+ (Latin America), Disney+ (Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Singapore, the UK), Hulu (the US)

Based on the novel of the same name by English journalist and writer Zoë Heller, Notes on a Scandal tells the story of Sheba Hart (Cate Blanchett), a teacher at a comprehensive school who starts an affair with an underage student.

In the meantime, Sheba starts a friendship with a senior teacher, Barbara (Judi Dench), who behind her kind intentions there is something more than a simple friendship.

24. I’m not there (2007)

Biography, Drama, Music – 135 min.

Netflix (South Korea)

Reflexions about Bob Dylan’s life through six different characters playing him in various stages of his life. The cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Heath Ledger and Richard Gere, among others.

25. Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007)

Biography, Drama, History – 114 min.

Netflix (Canada), Binge (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia), Peacock TV (the US)

The sequel to Elizabeth with the same cast and crew from 1998. Now Elizabeth is a mature queen who must face many crises, including intrigues at the palace, the Spanish menace, and murder attempts.

26. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

Action, Adventure – 122 min.

Netflix (Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, South Africa), HBO Max (Latin America, Spain), Paramount+ (Australia, the US), Stan (Australia)

Directed once again by Steven Spielberg, this fourth instalment in the Indiana Jones series marks the return of the character after almost 20 years.

Indiana Jones is summoned again for action in 1957, and he finds himself in the middle of a soviet complot after a mysterious artefact known as the crystal skulls.

27. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

Drama, Fantasy, Romance – 166 min.

Netflix (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey), HBO Max (Latin America), Binge (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia), Paramount+ (Australia, the US), Stan (Australia), Prime Video (the US), Pluto TV (the US)

Directed by David Fincher and loosely based on the novella of the same name by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button follows the titular character, played by Brad Pitt, who is born with a strange condition: he was born at 80 years and gets younger with the years.

28. Robin Hood (2010)

Action, Adventure, Drama – 140 min.

Netflix (Belgium, India, Israel, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland, Turkey), Stan (Australia)

Ridley Scott is in the director’s chair with Russell Crowe, Cate Blanchett, Matthew Macfadyen, Max von Sydow, William Hurt, Mark Strong, and Oscar Isaac under his orders.

Robin and his band face corruption in their town and rebel against the crown in England in the XII century.

29. Hanna (2011)

Action, Adventure, Drama – 111 min.

Hulu (the US), Netflix (France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Thailand), HBO Max (Latin America), Binge (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia), Prime Video (Canada, the UK)

Hanna (Saoirse Ronan) is a 16-year-old girl who was raised by her father to be the perfect assassin. When she’s on a mission through the whole of Europe, Marissa Wiegler (Cate Blanchett), a cruel intel agent, starts tracking her.

30. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Adventure, Fantasy – 169 min.

Netflix (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the UK), Prime Video (Canada), HBO Max (the US)

Peter Jackson is back with another trilogy set in Middle Earth. Based on the novel The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, Jackson takes the story beyond, expanding situations and adding characters.

Bilbo Baggins is living a peaceful life in the Shire when he’s recruited by a group of 13 dwarves and a wizard to help them claim their home at the mountain and the gold that’s kept by the powerful dragon Smaug.

31. Blue Jasmine (2013)

Comedy, Drama – 98 min.

Netflix (Czech Republic, Slovakia, South Korea), Prime Video (Latin America, Canada), Pluto TV (Latin America), HBO Max (the US)

Written and directed by Woody Allen, the film follows Jasmine (Cate Blanchett), a high society woman whose life falls apart when her husband leaves her. Now, she must adapt to keep a normal life, but her inability to do it ends up affecting everyone around her.

32. The Turning (2013)

Drama – 180 min.

Mubi (the UK), Stan (Australia)

A collection of short films based and inspired on stories by Australian writer Tim Winton.

33. The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Adventure, Fantasy – 161 min.

Netflix (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the UK), HBO Max (the US), Prime Video (Latin America, Canada)

The second instalment in The Hobbit trilogy. The dwarves, Gandalf, and Bilbo are still on their mission of claiming Erebor from Smaug. Bilbo now has a mysterious and magical ring.

34. The Monuments Men (2014)

Comedy, Drama, History – 118 min.

Star+ (Latin America), Disney+ (Australia, Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Singapore, the UK), Prime Video (the UK)

The Monuments Men was written, produced, and directed by George Clooney and starred Clooney himself along with Matt Damon, Bill Murray, John Goodman, Jean Dujardin, Bob Balaban, Hugh Bonneville, and Cate Blanchett.

The film is loosely based on the non-fiction book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel and Bret Witter. The story follows an Allied group from the Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program with the mission of rescuing pieces of art before they land in Nazi hands.

35. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

Animation, Action, Adventure – 102 min.

Netflix (Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Lithuania, Mexico, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, South Korea, Thailand, Turkey, the US), Prime Video (Latin America, Australia, Europe), Binge (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia), Stan (Australia)

The second instalment in the HTTYD trilogy. The movie is set 5 years after the events of the first one. Hiccup and his friends are young adults now.

When Hiccup and his dragon Toothless find an ice cave full of free dragons, they also find the mysterious rider, Valka, Hiccup’s long lost mother.

36. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

Adventure, Fantasy – 144 min.

Netflix (Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, the UK), HBO Max (the US), Prime Video (Latin America, Canada)

The final chapter of The Hobbit trilogy. Bilbo and his friends must fight different menaces to prevent Lonely Mountain fall into the hands of growing darkness.

37. Knight of Cups (2015)

Drama, Fantasy, Romance – 118 min.

Netflix (India), HBO Max (Latin America), Stan (Australia), Pluto TV (the US)

Written and directed by Terrence Malick, Knight of Cups follows Rick (Christian Bale), a screenwriter living in Los Angeles who feels his life is empty. To seek solace, he refuges in Hollywood’s excess and women.

38. Cinderella (2015)

Adventure, Drama, Family – 105 min.

Disney+ (Globally)

In the recent Disney’s tradition of reimagining classic animated movies into live-action versions, comes Cinderella directed by Kenneth Branagh and starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett.

Ella lost her father and she’s left in the hands of her cruel stepmother and two stepsisters. However, she meets a handsome stranger that will change her fate forever.

39. Carol (2015)

Drama, Romance – 118 min.

Netflix (Australia, Japan, South Korea), Vudu (the US), Pluto TV (the US), Mubi (Latin America), Stan (Australia), Prime Video (Canada, Spain)

Based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith, Carol tells a love story between two women: the titular character played by Cate Blanchett and Therese played by Rooney Mara.

Set in New York at the end of the 1950s, Therese is an aspiring photographer working in a department store in Manhattan who meets Carol, an older woman going through a difficult divorce. Both feel attracted to each other and start a forbidden affair.

40. Truth (2015)

Biography, Drama, History – 125 min.

Stan (Australia), Prime Video (Canada, Spain), Indieflix (the US)

Based on American television news producer Mary Mapes’s memoir Truth and Duty: The Press, the President and the Privilege of Power, the film portrays the controversy around the Killian documents and as a consequence the last days of news anchor Dan Rather and producer Mary Mapes at CBS News.

The film stars Cate Blanchett as Mary Mapes and Robert Redford as Dan Rather.

41. Song to Song (2017)

Drama, Music, Romance – 129 min.

Netflix (Japan), Pluto TV (the US)

Written and directed by Terrence Malick and with an ensemble cast composed of Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender, Natalie Portman, and Cate Blanchett.

The film is an experimental romantic film where two love triangles cross paths with obsession and treason.

42. Thor Ragnarok (2017)

Action, Adventure, Comedy – 130 min.

Disney+ (Globally)

Thor Ragnarok is the third movie focusing on Thor in the MCU.

Directed by Taika Waititi, the story follows Thor who is a prisoner in the planet Sakaar and he must return to Asgard no matter what to stop the Ragnarok that Hela has started.

43. Ocean’s 8 (2018)

Action, Comedy, Crime – 110 min.

Netflix (France, Germany, India, Switzerland, Turkey), HBO Max (the US, Latin America, Spain), Prime Video (Australia), Binge (Australia), Foxtel Now (Australia)

A sort of spin-off of the Ocean’s saga. Now is Debbie Ocean’s time to shine in crime. Debbie (Sandra Bullock) is out of prison and her first plan is to get a female team to attempt a robbery at the Met Gala.

44. The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018)

Comedy, Family, Fantasy – 105 min.

Netflix (Belgium, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Romania, Slovakia, South Korea), Prime Video (Spain), HBO Max (Spain)

Directed by Eli Roth (Cabin Fever, Hostel) and based on the novel of the same name by John Bellairs, the film stars Jack Black and Cate Blanchett.

An orphan boy helps his magical uncle to find a clock that can bring the end of the world.

45. Mowgli (2018)

Adventure, Drama, Fantasy – 104 min.

Netflix (globally)

Based on All the Mowgli Stories, a collection of short stories by Rudyard Kipling, this film focuses on the titular character and his journey since he’s an orphaned baby raised by wolves, searching for the human community and trying to survive the menace of the powerful tiger Shere Khan.

The voice cast includes Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Benedict Cumberbatch, Naomie Harris, and Andy Serkis.

46. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019)

Animation, Action, Adventure – 104 min.

Netflix (France), Binge (Australia)

The conclusion to the epic animated saga of HTTYD comes in the shape of a tale about discoveries and separations.

When Hiccup finds out that Toothless is not the only Night Fury alive, he must search for the Hidden World before the tyrannical Grimmel does it first.

47. Stateless (TV Mini-Series) (2020)

Drama – 6 episodes

Netflix (Globally)

Stateless is originally an Australian TV mini-series aired on ABC that later was released worldwide on Netflix.

The series follows four strangers in an immigration detention centre in the Australian desert, dealing with their personal issues and also creating a bond between them.

Cate Blanchett also created the show and was the executive producer.

48. Mrs America (TV Mini-Series) (2020)

Biography, Drama, History – 9 episodes

Star+ (Latin America), Binge (Australia), Disney+ (Canada, Belgium, Germany, Spain), Canal+ (France), BBC iPlayer (the UK)

This historical series focuses on the figure of conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly, played by Cate Blanchett, who in the 1970’s opposed to Equal Rights Amendment movement.

49. Nightmare Alley (2020)

Crime, Drama, Suspense – 150 min.

Disney+ (the UK, Australia, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Italy, Singapore, the Netherlands), Star+ (Latin America), Hulu (the US), HBO Max (the US)

Directed by Guillermo del Toro and based on the novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham, the film follows Stanton Carlisle, a charismatic carnival worker with the gift of manipulating people by just saying the right words. Things get more complicated when he meets a psychic who is more dangerous than him.

50. Don’t look up (2021)

Comedy, Drama, Sci Fi – 138 min.

Netflix (globally)

With an ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence, Rob Morgan, Jonah Hill, Mark Rylance, Tyler Perry, Timothée Chalamet, Ron Perlman, Ariana Grande, Scott Mescudi (Kid Cudi), Cate Blanchett, and Meryl Streep.

Don’t Look Up follows two astronomers who discover that a comet is coming right to the Earth and it will destroy it. Now, they must convince the media, the government, and people in general that the end is near.

Summary

Cate Blanchett is one of the best actresses of the moment. The movies on this list are proof of her multifaceted talent.

If you want to enjoy all her filmography, follow this list and get a VPN like ExpressVPN ready to unblock the movies that aren’t available in your region or streaming service.

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