Margot Robbie is one of the most sought after actresses of her time. Within just a few years in the industry, this Australian actress was already nominated twice for Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards.
In a 2017 issue of Time magazine, she was also named one of the most influential people globally, and just last year (2019), was considered one of the highest-paid actresses. There’s no wonder she is a success. She played different roles in movies that genuinely showed her acting prowess.
Our Top 7 Margot Robbie Movies
Here are some of Margot Robbie’s roles that gained her stature today.
1. I, Tonya
Robbie was applauded in her performance in this film. This is based on the true story of Tonya Harding, a talented figure skater, and a promising American Olympic athlete. She was the first one to complete a triple axel in a competition.
The story takes a grim turn when her ex-husband conspires to attack and injure Harding’s competitor, Nancy Kerrigan. Nancy was also a fellow Olympic hopeful. She was forced to withdraw from the national championship. This stained Tonya’s career forever because of her alleged involvement in one of the biggest sports history scandals.
This dramatic thriller will keep you on the edge of your seat. In this movie, Eugene Evans (portrayed by Finn Cole) was on losing his family farm. Evans was determined to capture an elusive bank robber, Allison Wells (portrayed by Margot Robbie), to prevent this from happening. Once he captures Well, he can reap the reward and get out of poverty.
The story revolves around Evans’ quest to find Wells, but Evans’ will get the shock of his life when he discovers that Wells’ is more than what the police claim her to be.
3. Z for Zachariah
How would you feel if you wake up to realize you might be the only one living in this world? Margot Robbie played the role of Ann Burden, one of the 3 central characters of this movie. She played the part so realistically that critics gave her performance a 79% Rotten Tomatoes score.
Burden continued living and survived through her family’s valley farmstead. She eventually met another survivor John Loomis (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), and both developed a close relationship. This relationship got more complicated when a third survivor appeared, Caleb (played by Chris Pine).
How will the relationship of the three pans out? And how will this affect their survival?
4. Birds of Prey
Who’s a better fit in this role than Margot Robbie? Seeing her performance as Harley Quinn in Birds of Prey will help you understand why she is one of the highest-paid actresses today.
Robbie gave justice to Harley Quinn as she makes a name for herself – outside of her association with Joker. She is now Harley Quinn and not just Joker’s girlfriend. Their breakup put a target on her back. She was hunted by Black Mask and his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz. But this movie is definitely of women’s power as Quinn worked with three equally talented but deadly women – Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya.
5. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Margot Robbie played Tanya Vanderpoel, a BBC respondent, in this comedic drama with a 2003 setting. Despite being a supporting cast in this movie, Robbie’s acting gave life to this comedic drama.
She develops a bond with the main character Kim Barker (portrayed by Tina Fey), who was also a fellow journalist. Both of them were sent to Pakistan and Afghanistan as war correspondents.
6. Mary Queen of Scots
Playing the role of Queen Elizabeth in the movie Mary Queen of Scot, shows how versatile Robbie’s acting is. Despite the heavy white makeup, her eyes and facial expression speaks for the character she portrays.
This historical drama was also starred by Mary (played by Saoirse Ronan) as she goes head-on with Queen Elizabeth I for her claim to the throne. As the two of them face a battle for their royal inheritance, one will emerge victoriously.
The movie Bombshell revolves around the story of a Fox News sexual-harassment scandal. News anchor Mergyn Kelly (Charlize Theron), along with Gretchen Carlon (Nicole Kidman) and Kayla Pospisil (Margot Robbie), tries to uncover the truth by deconstructing the toxic elements in their workplace.
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