Karen Gillan Updates: Karen Gillan is best known for playing Nebula in the MCU, but this versatile actress has worked in a variety of films of genres ranging from dramas to comedies.
Although her face was hidden under a lot of prosthetics, Karen Gillan was immensely successful in bringing out the complexity of Nebula in the MCU. Nebula was first introduced in the Guardians of the Galaxy as a villain, but she continued to grow and eventually joined the Avengers in Avengers: Endgame.
Gillan’s career is full of vivid genre films. She had a successful career even before she joined the MCU as Nebula and still continues to do films outside the MCU. Here are her top 10 movies according to Rotten Tomatoes.
Let’s Have A Look On Karen Gillan Movies
10. Call of The Wild (2020) – 62%ScreenRant
The film is based on a classic novel of the same name. The film follows the story of Buck, a dog who was kidnapped from his home and sold to become a sled dog in the Yukon. Buck is passed from one master to another as he learns to live in the wild. Gillan plays the role of a spoiled rich woman who becomes one of Buck’s owners.
The film got a 62% on Rotten Tomatoes. It was a moderate hit with critics and fans criticizing the film for its distracting CGI. But overall the film was received well for its heartwarming take on the classic novel.
Karen Gillan 9. Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) – 71%ScreenRant
Karen Gillan is part of another big franchise apart from the MCU. Jumanji: The Next Level is the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. It is a modern take on the classic Robin Williams movie Jumanji. In the sequel, the same group of heroes and some new characters are sucked into a titular video game and face dangers.
The movie received a 71% on Rotten Tomatoes, a rating slightly lower than its prequel. The movie was, however, we’ll be received by the audience.
8. All Creatures Here Below (2018) – 71%ScreenRant
Gillan’s career has films from different genres. All Creatures Here Below is an indie movie where Gillan plays one part of a young desperate couple who are on the run from their problems.
The movie is quaint but still received a good rating of 71% from the critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Karen Gillan 7. Oculus (2013) – 74%ScreenRant
A thriller where Gillan plays a woman who is trying to clear her brother’s name of murder while addressing their shared childhood trauma. In a twist of events, it leads her to believe that there are supernatural forces at work.
The film received a 74% on Rotten Tomatoes, which is seemingly high for a horror film.
6. Spies In Disguise (2019) – 76%ScreenRant
In this family-friendly animated movie, Gillan joined Will Smith and Tom Holland to give their voice to the quirky characters of the film. Smith plays the role of the world’s greatest spy who has been turned into a pigeon during his last mission. Now he must seek help from a nerdy tech officer, played by Holland. Gillan plays the role of a specialist working in a spy agency.
The film received a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes and was considered a family-friendly adventure treat.
Karen Gillan 5. Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle (2017) – 76%ScreenRant
The movie is the modern take on the classic Robin Williams film Jumanji. While in the classic Jumanji, the players are sucked into a board game, in this modern take, the four teenage players are sucked into a video game. The kids can choose their game avatars and they turn into Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Gillan.
The critics gave the movie a 76% rating and felt that it had lived up to the original Jumanji.
4. In a Valley of Violence (2016) – 77%ScreenRant
It is a Westen action film with a solid cast. Ethan Hawke plays a mysterious traveler who ensues chaos in a town with villainous characters. Gillan plays the role of the fiancé of the town deputy.
Although the film is not one of the best Westerns of the 21st Century, it still received a high rating of 77% from the critics.
3. The Party’s Just Beginning (2018) – 78%ScreenRant
A film that Gillan wrote, directed, and starred in, The Party’s Just Beginning is a perfect example of Gillan’s immense talent. Gillan plays the role of a young woman who is dealing with the loss of her best friend and spirals out of control of her aimless life.
It is a movie that sets Gillan as a filmmaker apart from an actor. It received a 78% on Rotten Tomatoes from the critics.
2. 7 Days In Hell (2015) – 86%ScreenRant
A film by the hilarious Andy Samberg, 7 Days in Hell is a mockumentary about two rival tennis stars whose rivalry ensues in a week-long game. The film sees the funny side of Gillan who is well known for her dramatic characters.
The film received 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it was praised for its absurdity and parodying of serious documentaries.
1. The Big Short (2015) – 89%ScreenRant
A film directed by Adam McKay, The Big Short is an Oscar-winning satirical movie. It follows t
several different stories and characters who bet against the mortgage market during the housing crisis of 2005. Gillan had a small supporting role in the film. She plays the role of an FCC investigator who is looking to make the moves to the big banks.
With an impressive 89% rating from the critics, the film was loved for its satirical approach to such a serious and complex subject.