Margot Robbie, one of Hollywood’s most recognized stars, has long been hailed for her versatility in tragic and comedic roles. The Wolf of Wall Street actress is expected to wow audiences in the coming year with films including Brad Pit starrer Babylon and Barbie’s highly anticipated live-action motion feature.
While she began her acting career with shows like Neighbours and independent films like the thriller I.C.U., Robbie’s first feature picture part was in Rachel McAdams and Domhnall Gleason’s film About Time. Soon after, she was featured in The Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and Margot Robbie was everywhere. Since then, the multi-talented actress has been in a variety of films.
She has appeared in over 20 films in a single decade, each of which is noteworthy in its own right. Almost every picture in which Margot Robbie has appeared since her debut is among the top Margot Robbie movies. Here are the Top 5 Margot Robbie Movies of All Time:
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016)
Margot is a fantastic actress because she can portray anyone from a violent waitress to a post-apocalyptic farmhand. Robbie convincingly portrays the sexy, gorgeous, talented reporter Tina Fey hopes to be in this drama set during Operation Enduring Freedom. Although this isn’t really a “stretch” for Margot, she shines and demonstrates that she is at home in the comic genre.
2. Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017)
Our scene-stealing queen plays A.A. Milne’s wife and Christopher Robin’s mother in the new Gleeson/Robbie film. Milne’s real son inspired the character of Christopher Robin in the Winnie the Pooh books and films. In a character that is very different from that of a traditional wife or mother, Margot portrays the part of a London socialite with just the right amount of practical power and lively sensitivity. The guy who plays her kid is only five years younger than Robbie, so props for making that plausible in some instances.
3. Birds of Prey (2020)
Margot Robbie reprises her role as the psychotic villain and all-around entrancing Harley Quinn in the Cathy Yan-directed superhero film Birds of Prey (2020), for which she also serves as a producer. Robbie spent three years developing the idea with her production company, actively acquiring both a female author and director to fulfill her dream of filming an all-female ensemble action film. The film was well-received by critics, who praised its exciting action scenes and Robbie’s unique take on the iconic DC hero. The Hollywood Film Critics Society named Birds of Prey the year’s best blockbuster cineb movie, and both a sequel and a Black Canary spinoff series are presently in production at HBO Max.
4. The Big Short (2015)
Robbie makes a brief yet impactful appearance in this 2015 film. Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, and Brad Pitt appear in this drama set against the backdrop of the 2007 financial catastrophe and the prior housing boom. Robbie appears briefly (as herself, drinking champagne in a bathtub) to explain some arcane financial concepts; the film serves as a crash course into the global financial crisis of 15 years ago. The late Anthony Bourdain and Selena Gomez make cameo appearances in the film to explain their roles.
5. Suicide Squad (2016)
Margot Robbie is among the star-studded ensemble cast of actors bringing the characters of DC Comics’ Suicide Squad to life on the big screen in 2016. Other notable cast members include Will Smith, Jared Leto, and Viola Davis. Robbie spent six months mastering boxing, aerial silk training, gymnastics, and how to hold her breath underwater for five minutes to play the vibrant and engaging supervillainess, Harley Quinn.