The 7 best Margot Robbie movies

Margot Robbie has come a long way since playing Donna Freeman in Australian soap Neighbours, in the last decade she has become one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood and has worked with the biggest directors in the business from Martin Scorsese to Quentin Tarantino.

But what is the best movie starring the Australian actor? Well, that is what we’re on a mission to decide in this ranked list.

The good news is that Margot Robbie has been in a lot of different films from varying genres over the years, so no matter what your favourite type of movie there is bound to be something that will take your fancy on this list.

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So, without further ado, let us begin our journey through seven of the very best Margot Robbie movies counting down from seven to one…

The best Margot Robbie movies ranked

7. Focus

In this glitzy and glossy film, Robbie takes on the role of Jess Barrett, a grifter who meets her match when she comes up against the seasoned con artist of Nicky Spurgeon, played by Will Smith. Nicky agrees to teach Jess the tricks of his trade and in doing so, the pair eventually become romantically involved. However, when Nicky breaks things off the story takes another turn three years later when the pair meet up and the dynamics have changed once again.


6. Bombshell

This powerful 2019 film tells the story of three women who risk everything at Fox News to out the then CEO Roger Ailies for sexual harassment. Robbie plays Kayla Pospisil in the film, an intern who joins the network and is harassed by Ailies. Her brilliant performance in the film is matched by that of a very strong cast opposite Charlize Theron who plays Megyn Kelly and Nicole Kidman who plays Gretchen Carlson. A great example of Robbie’s range as an actor, this is a performance that all fans of her work should see.

5. Z for Zachariah

This 2015 film is based on the posthumously published 1974 book of the same name by Robert C O’Brien. Starring Robbie opposite Chiwetel Ejiofor and Chris Pine, this film sees Robbie play Ann Burden. She has been living a life away from most of modern life, but one day she is faced with the realisation that she may be the only survivor of an apocalyptic incident that has wiped out civilisation. However, when one day when a stranger arrives in a radiation suit, she begins to form a bond with him that will make for a fascinating journey.

4. The Suicide Squad

Robbie won an army of new fans after taking on the role of the iconic Harley Quinn in this superhero behemoth. A complex character who does things that no one is expecting, Robbie proved that she is an extremely versatile actor with a dazzling performance at the centre of this well-loved movie. It’s not always easy to shine in a film with a real enseble cast (in this case including Idris Elba, John Cena, Sylvester Stallone and Joel Kinnaman), but Robbie has no problems in a brilliant performance from start to finish.

3. The Wolf of Wall Street

Based on the life of Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) this Martin Scorsese film tells the story of the rise and fall of a financial empire, with more than its fair share of lavish parties, sex, drugs and rock and roll along the way. Margot Robbie plays Naomi Lapaglia, who falls for Jordan and marries him only to end up being at the centre of a storm when things start to go wrong. A great performance in a film with many strong characters, this movie showed Robbie’s ability to shine on the biggest movie stage.

2. Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

This 2019 Quentin Tarantino comedy drama is as you might expect from its director a quirky and fascinating piece of cinema. Set in the late 1960s in, you guessed it, Hollywood, this movie has a variety of intertwined stories based around the dying days of what many describe as the Golden Age of Hollywood. Robbie plays Sharon Tate, a Hollywood star who was murdered in 1969, in an ensemble cast including Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt to name but a few.

I, Tonya

1. I, Tonya

Margot Robbie was nominated for an Oscar for her performance in this 2017 biographical film that charts the story of Tonya Harding, a figure skater. The dark comedy focusses on the upbringing and assent to success of Harding and the attack on her skating rival Nancy Kerringan in 1994, inviting the audience to pass judgement on what they thought really happened. With Robbie in the lead role, this critically acclaimed film also has excellent turns in it from Sebatian Stan, and Alison Janney, who won an Oscar for Best Supporting actress.