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23 Karen Gillan Movies And Shows That Are A Must Watch

Karen Gillan
Karen Gillan

Here are 23 Karen Gillan Movies And Shows that you just cannot miss. Actress Karen Sheila Gillan is from Scotland. She became well-known for her work in British film and television, particularly for the role of Amy Pond, the Eleventh Doctor’s principal companion, for which she won numerous awards and was nominated for more.

Her early film performances include Jane Lockhart in the romantic comedy Not Another Happy Endings and Ally in the thriller Outcast. While living in Britain, she also performed on stage, making her Broadway debut in the play Time to Act before appearing in John Osborne’s Inadmissible Evidence.

She handled a crucial role in the sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy, “Guardians of the galaxy of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” after her success in the first film. She also managed the production of “The Party Is Just Beginning.” She appeared in “The Circle” and “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” two different films.

In 2011, Gillan contributed to the awareness-raising efforts for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and the debut of Squirrel Ward at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital. Additionally, Gillan has provided the voices for eHarmony and The Royal Bank of Scotland commercials. She also appeared in the 3 October 2014 music video for “Happy Idiot” on T.V. and the Radio.

In 2018, she presented her video, The Party’s Just Beginning, and went to the Mikeysline crisis assistance center in Inverness. Because of the film’s focus on the high suicide rate in the Scottish Highlands, Gillan publicly committed to supporting the mental health organization.

23 Karen Gillan Movies And Shows That Are A Must Watch

A student from Inverness was chosen in a contest inspired by The Party’s Just Beginning, organized by Mikeysline and Fashion Week Online, to attend New York Fashion Week to raise acquaintance for World Suicide Prevention Day, according to the Inverness Courier in September 2020.

Among the honors, Karen Gillan received the Cosmopolitan “Woman of the Year” prize for Best Actress in 2010 for her work on “Doctor Who.” For the same part, she also took home the fifth Young Scot Award. She was also up for two National Television Awards in the “Best Female Drama Performance” category and brought home one of those awards. She won numerous honors for her performance in “Guardians of the Galaxy,” including the 2015 “Empire Award” for Best Newcomer.

Karen Gillan

Karen Gillan

1. Oculus

The “Oculus” film by Mike Flanagan belongs in the horror category of supernatural item movies. This time, it’s a deadly mirror with the ability to inspire people to carry out horrible deeds rather than a haunted doll or magical box. A man may attempt to remove a Band-Aid from his finger only to discover that he is taking off his fingernail. And what happens to teeth is far worse than that.

Over the years, the mirror has claimed the lives of dozens of people. For instance, one mother imagined she was putting her kids into bed when, in fact, she was drowning them in a cistern.

Oculus eventually reduces to a series of ghostly figures & twisted visions on its way to a cop-out of an ending that you’ll see coming an hour away, despite the narrative freedom inherent in that premise allowing for some powerful visuals at times—the focus on star Karen Gillan’s bouncing red ponytail down a hall or a bloody hand hidden behind a doorframe.

Flanagan’s film leaves me yearning for the movie it could have been instead of what it is, but solid performances and a few fantastic shots keep it from being a complete disaster. 

  • Directed by:  Mike Flanagan
  • Based on: Mike Flanagan’s Oculus: Ch. 3 – The Man with the Plan 
  • Starring:  Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites, Katee Sackhoff, Rory Cochrane, Annalise Basso, and Garrett Ryan Ewald
  • Release Date: April 11, 2014
  • Running time: 103 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.


2. Not Another Happy Ending

Because it accepts what it is—a romantic comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously—Not Another Happy Ending is romantic comedy at its finest. While paying homage to classic romantic comedies, the movie yet feels new. However, this probably isn’t the movie for you if you don’t like mushy romantic comedies. However, this film is excellent if you enjoy a feel-good romance that makes you grin and laugh while wishing you were dating the handsome leading man.

The movie follows struggling author Jane Lockhart as she battles to have her work, “The Endless Anguish of My Father,” published. She’s losing hope because of the overwhelming wall of rejection until the brooding French publisher Tom Duval offers to publish her novel at his independent press. She enthusiastically accepts and gives him a book deal.

The two get close as they work together to prepare her book for publication. However, he unexpectedly changes the title of her book and publishes it without notifying Jane. Despite their developing sentiments, the two separate. After some time, we find out that she has won numerous accolades and that her debut book has become a big success. She’s also blissfully dating Scottish screenwriter Willie.

  • Directed by: John McKay
  • Starring: Karen Gillan, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Ian Cusick, Stanley Weber, and Gary Lewis
  • Release Date: August 8, 2014
  • Running time: 102 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1
Not Another Happy Ending

Not Another Happy Ending

3. Guardians of the Galaxy 

Guardians of the Galaxy, a sci-fi space opera starring an immoral thief named Peter Quill, a.k.a. Star-Lord, the most dangerous woman in the universe called Gamora, a brute with a taste for vengeance named Drax, a perpetually irritated, genetically modified rodent named Rocket, and a walking, talking tree named Groot, was released in August 2014 by James Gunn.

Quill snatches what appears to be a small, innocuous object, but it turns out to be one of the six tremendously potent Infinity Stones, and the adventure starts. He starts to devise a scheme with his four future companions to attempt and sell it after getting detained and arrested with them. Unfortunately, Ronan, The Accuser, and the criminal lord Thanos search for the stone.

When Gamora’s sister Nebula successfully steals the prize from Ronan after nearly killing Gamora, everything appears lost. However, the group ultimately works together to stop Ronan and save the whole planet. They decide to continue as a family, prepared to face anything the cosmos may throw at them; after Groot is destroyed but regenerated, their records are all erased.

  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Based On: Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close, and Benicio del Toro
  • Release Date: August 1, 2014 
  • Running time: 122 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 8
Guardians of the Galaxy 

Guardians of the Galaxy 

4. The Big Short 

The Big Short is a 2015 Oscar-winning movie based on the best-selling book of a similar name by author Michael Lewis. The life stories of various American financial experts who anticipated and benefited from the bursting and subsequent burst of the housing bubble in 2007 and 2008 are the main subject of the Adam McKay-directed film.

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine, released in 2010 and is a loose sequel to Lewis’ best-selling Liar’s Poker, an account of his employment with Solomon Brothers in the 1980s, was written by Lewis. Both non-fiction publications include in-depth analyses of various Wall Street employees’ personal lives, working environments, and psychological makeup.

The Big Short, on the other hand, is a character-driven story that emphasizes the confused emotions of numerous guys who correctly predicted the catastrophe well in advance, in addition to the events leading up to the subprime mortgage meltdown. Michael Burry, the manager of the hedge fund Scion Capital, is one of those men.

In 2005, Burry started to worry that the rising U.S. housing market was an asset bubble inflated by risky loans. Burry invents a brand-new financial product called a credit default swap that will enable him to short the housing market or sell holdings under the expectation that home prices will decline.

  • Directed by: Adam McKay
  • Based On: The Big Short, written by Michael Lewis
  • Starring: Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, & Karen Gillan.
  • Release Date: December 11, 2015
  • Running time: 130 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8
The Big Short 

The Big Short 

5. 7 Days in Hell

The longest Wimbledon match between Aaron Williams and Charles Poole is followed by 7 Days in Hell. Richard Williams, also the father of Venus and Serena Williams, adopted Aaron Williams, an American orphan. Aaron decides to emulate his sister’s career because he was reared in a tennis-proficient family. Aaron’s serve in the 1996 Wimbledon championships strikes a line judge, who instantly passes away on impact.

To escape the repercussions of his actions, Aaron then vanishes. Contrarily, Charles Poole, a former child prodigy from Britain, was compelled to play the sport by his controlling mother. Poole admits in an interview that he once looked up to Williams and thinks he could defeat him in a fight.

When William learns about the remark, he emerges from seclusion to challenge Poole at Wimbledon. This results in the longest tennis match in history, which lasts for seven days. Poole and Williams meet at a joint press conference before the seventh day. Poole is furious when Williams informs him that a sex tape featuring him and Poole’s ex-girlfriend Lily has been exposed.

Williams is attacked by Poole, who also takes off his wig to disclose his bald head. The two decide to resolve their issues in court. The two players issue a battle challenge to one another as Queen Elizabeth attends the game. Williams and Poole strike each other in the head with their rackets before charging the net and killing one another. The documentary’s epilogue includes video flashbacks of Poole and Williams praising one another.

  • Directed by: Jake Szymanski
  • Starring:  Andy Samberg, Kit Harington, and Karen Gillan.
  • Release Date: July 11, 2015
  • Running time: 45 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1
7 Days in Hell

7 Days in Hell

6. In a Valley of Violence

Paul, a nomad, and Abbie, his dog, travel through the Old West desert from Canada to Mexico. They run upon a priest who attempts to steal Paul’s horse while holding him at gunpoint, but Paul has Abbie fight the priest. After emptying the priest’s revolver and taking his water bottle, Paul applies whiskey to the priest’s wound before leaving.

Paul arrives in the neighboring town of Denton. When Paul rejects Gilly’s attempt to strike up a discussion in the tavern, Gilly dares Paul to a duel. Gilly tries to persuade Paul to leave the pub by approaching Abbie, but Paul knocks him unconscious. Paul moves to the local inn as Gilly’s fiance Ellen rushes to his aid. Mary-Anne, Ellen’s younger sister, works for the hotel.

She sincerely thanked him for opposing Gilly before giving Paul and Abbie a bath. The town marshal and Gilly’s father, Clyde Martin, greet Paul in the inn’s lobby. Clyde reassured Paul that he was aware Gilly had started the altercation. Clyde recognizes Paul as an ex-soldier, and he is instructed to leave Denton in the morning. Paul receives a photo of Mary-Anne to help him remember her.

Gilly and his goons Roy, Tubby, and Harris discover Paul and Abbie that evening, and they make their presence known by shooting and injuring Abbie. While they accuse Paul of betraying them and deserting the army, he vows to kill them all. In anticipation of dying from the fall, Gilly stabs his dog to death and orders his minions to shove Paul from a cliff.

  • Directed by: Ti West
  • Starring:  Ethan Hawke, Taissa Farmiga, James Ransone, John Travolta, and Karen Gillan.
  • Release Date: October 21, 2016
  • Running time: 99 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1
In a Valley of Violence

In a Valley of Violence

7. The Circle

One of the world’s most lauded and cutting-edge tech companies, the Circle, welcomes a young woman named Mae Holland to its campus. Thanks to Annie Allerton, a close friend and roommate from college who happens to be one of the Circle’s highest-ranking employees, Mae has been hired to work at the organization.

Mae is warmly welcomed by Annie, who also offers her a tour of the state-of-the-art facilities. Everyone Mae meets is kind and excited for Mae to join the company. Annie explains the Circle to Mae when they are on tour. The Three Wise Men, who run it, are three individuals.

The creator and most technologically savvy of the Wise Men, Ty Gospodinov, is now a recluse who seldom ever goes out in public. Tom Stenton, the aggressive and ruthless of the Wise Men, is in charge of the “dirty work” for the organization. Finally, the company’s vision of worldwide connection is being realized by Eamon Bailey, the most charming and adored of the Wise Men.

Mae starts her employment with the Circle in the customer experience division. She interacts with people there who have inquiries regarding Circle products there. Her position appears to be largely superficial, and it’s unclear how it ties into the larger objective of the business. Mae discovers that the Circle hosts social gatherings and parties almost frequently.

The Circle

The Circle

8. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

The movie, set in the present day, begins with an unexpectedly humorous twist when the dangerous Jumanji board game is turned into a video game so that today’s more technologically dependent kids and adults may be more readily drawn into its world. When a bunch of unfortunate students is dragged into the game one day while serving detention together, the technique is effective for the game. They assume the physical representations of the avatars they each choose from Jumanji’s main menu.

The depictions are split between the protagonists’ real-life teenage personas and adult computer game avatars, resulting in two separate actors playing each core ensemble member. And with actors like Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan cast as the game’s numerous avatars; the movie has a lot of fun inverting the typical personas of each actor. For example, The Rock takes on the role of a nerdy, awkward high school dork, while Jack Black plays a shallow, beautiful famous lady.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle transports viewers back to its well-known fictitious setting and gives the story a fresh, entertaining spin. Therefore, even if some of its supporting stories and emotional arcs don’t exactly work, the film’s action-packed humor and good times should still make it worthwhile to see.

  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Based On: Chris Van Allsburg’s Jumanji
  • Starring:  Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan.
  • Release Date: December 20, 2017
  • Running time: 119 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.9
Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji Welcome to the Jungle

9. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Just two months have passed since the conclusion of the first adventure when James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 begins up, and the titular group is now enjoying its newfound popularity and prosperity. They have used their notoriety to land heroic jobs, but when Rocket steals some priceless batteries from the Sovereign, an alien race, they encounter some difficulties. The Guardians appear doomed until an alien named Ego, who claims to be Star-father, Lord’s, intervenes to save them.

While Rocket, Groot, and the kidnapped Nebula battle with Yondu and the Ravagers — who want to collect the reward on the Guardians’ heads — Rocket, Gamora, and Drax find themselves traveling to Ego’s home world with Ego and his aide, Mantis. Although the blue-finned commander wants to be lenient with the group, the situation spirals out of control, and Yondu is forced to execute all of his old pals.

Due to the Star-discovery Lord of Ego’s plans to recreate the universe and the knowledge that he was accountable for his mother’s disease, everything happens in time. In the ensuing epic battle, Ego is destroyed, but Star-Lord sacrifices his abilities, and Yondu gives his life, making Star-Lord know who his birth father has been the entire time.

  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Based On: Guardians of the Galaxy, written by Dan Abnett & Andy Lanning
  • Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sylvester Stallone, and Kurt Russell
  • Release Date: May 5, 2017
  • Running time: 137 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

10. The Party’s Just Beginning

Karen Gillan, widely known for her roles as Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy and Doctor Who sidekick Amy Pond, makes her directorial and writing debut with The Party’s Just Beginning. It’s common for actors making their directorial debuts to do so as vanity projects or amateurish exercises; Gillan’s is neither. Her picture, which is sharp, melancholy, and darkly humorous, demonstrates her prodigious talent as a writer and filmmaker. It’s fascinating to see.

They can’t even get her name badge right; she works behind the cheese section of an Inverness supermarket. In The Party’s Just Beginning, Luisaidh—pronounced Lucy—faces several hardships, but that is the least serious of them. Nothing has been the same since her best friend Alistair hurled himself in front of a train a year ago.

She spends her nights getting drunk and sleeping with strangers since she feels traumatized and lacks somebody to talk to. One of them, Lee Pace, with whom she develops a bond, has his issues. If Luisaidh wants to continue living, she must figure it out independently.

Despite this depressing film, Gillan’s treatment of the folks in her supporting cast is incredibly sympathetic. Although Luisaidh views the other residents of her town as unimaginative, vile containers of materialism, we can see that everyone is having difficulties. Everyone, no matter how cliché they initially seem. Even the bad guy in the movie is Alistair’s lover.

Although The Party’s Just Beginning has a distinctly pessimistic viewpoint, it is also humanistic; life is challenging, and we all must do with what we have. There may be no purpose in all of it, but if we can support one another through it, perhaps that will be sufficient.

  • Directed by: Karen Gillan
  • Starring:  Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Matthew Beard, Paul Higgins, and Siobhan Redmond
  • Release Date: December 7, 2018
  • Running time: 91 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1
The Party's Just Beginning

The Party’s Just Beginning

11. Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel Studios’ “Avengers: Infinity War” depicts the ultimate, deadliest conflict in history after ten years of extraordinary filmmaking that spans the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe. While the Avengers and their friends continued to protect the planet from threats too significant for any one hero to handle, a new threat—Thanos—emerged from the depths of space. He is an intergalactic despot who seeks to acquire all six Infinity Stones, powerful artifacts, to impose his twisted will on actuality.

Everything the Avengers have battled for has led up to this point, where the fate of Earth & existence are more uncertain than ever. The Sanctuary II, Thanos’ spacecraft, has attacked the Statesman in the depths of space. The Black Order, Thanos’ offspring, has slain half of the ship’s passengers. Ebony Maw, one of them, declares that the survivors should celebrate Thanos’s victory over them.

Thor and Heimdall are too weak even to stand as Loki is brought before Thanos. Thor, Heimdall, and Loki quickly learn that Thanos had started his search for the Infinity Stones while wielding the Infinity Gauntlet that already contained the Power Stone. Thanos orders Loki to turn over the Tesseract, who threatens to kill Thor if he refuses. In response to Loki’s initial hesitation, Thanos tortures Thor with the Power Stone.

To Thor’s disappointment, Loki eventually loses the ability to watch his brother suffer and unveils the Tesseract, which he had taken from Odin’s Vault before Asgard was destroyed. Loki refuses to give it to him, buying time for Hulk to confront Thanos and free Thor from his control. Sadly, Thanos quickly defeats and subdues the Hulk. Thor tries to battle Thanos but is quickly overpowered and rendered helpless by Maw’s metal bites. The surviving members of the Statesman are powerless in the face of Thanos’ might.

  • Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo
  • Based On: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s screenplay Avengers
  • Starring:  Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Evans, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan, Danai Gurira, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldaña, Letitia Wright, Josh Brolin, Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth, and Karen Gillan
  • Release Date: April 27, 2018
  • Running time: 149 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 8.4
Avengers Infinity War

Avengers Infinity War

12. Avengers: Endgame

Three weeks after “the snap,” Tony and Nebula are saved by Captain Marvel. After they return to Earth and learn where Thanos is, they go there to face him. They discover that he murdered himself while using the strength of the rocks to demolish their stones. Thor beheads him in a moment of rage.

Let’s jump ahead for five years. The Avengers are still putting out metaphorical fires while everyone is still lamenting their losses. Scott Lang’s quantum tunnel vehicle is unintentionally activated by a rat, propelling him into the present day even though only five hours have passed for him. Currently, the automobile is being stored. He believes he became aware that the quantum realm might hold the key to reversing what has happened.

With Tony’s help and Banner’s guidance—who has successfully merged both of his egos into “Professor Hulk“—they learn how to travel via the quantum dimension. They understand that they can transport the stones from past eras into the present, utilize them to stop the snap, and then bring them back.

They separate into squads and recreate The Avengers’ Battle of New York, winning the scepter but losing the Tesseract to Loki. Instead of going home empty-handed, they take a gamble and steal the Tesseract from New Jersey in the 1970s. Tony sees his father, while Cap sees Peggy in the distance.

On Bleeker Street, Bruce runs across the Ancient One and persuades her to give him the time stone. War Machine and Nebula successfully recover the power stone. However, there is interference because Nebula is in the same time frame as her past self.

She is abducted and replaced with “his” evil Nebula after Thanos from the past realizes what has happened and learns about her memories. When Thor and Rocket return to Asgard, they also gather the aether, and Thor pays his mother a final visit before saying farewell.

  • Directed by: Joe Russo and Anthony Russo. 
  • Based On: Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s screenplay Avengers
  • Starring:  Robert Downey Jr., Chris HemsworthScarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Chris Evans, Tom Holland, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen,  Sebastian Stan, Mark Ruffalo, Danai Gurira, Anthony Mackie, Letitia Wright, Chadwick Boseman, Dave Bautista, Jeremy Renner, Zoe Saldaña, Chris Pratt, Josh Brolin, and Karen Gillan.
  • Release Date: April 26, 2019
  • Running time: 181 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 8.4
Avengers Endgame

Avengers Endgame

13. Alex & the List

The relationship between Katherine Stern and Alex Buckingham only immediately stands out. Stylish, While Alex, a slightly unconventional person who prefers to spend his free time in the great outdoors wearing ripped jeans and a t-shirt, is more convenient because she is a Jewish princess. While Katherine might be able to date any man she desires, Alex, who struggles with sociability, has a less successful dating history.

He most recently corresponded via email with Russian Anastasiya, whom he found online to find companionship. The fact that he uses his best friend Lily’s family as his surrogate family and can’t make decisions without Lily’s approval is part of his socialization problem. He also treats Lily’s teenage son Nicky almost as his own, secretly irritating Lily’s husband, Michael, who tolerates it for Lily’s sake.

Katherine thinks Dave, Alex’s best male friend whom he has known since infancy, is crass and has little respect for personal boundaries, whereas Alex thinks Katherine’s friends are strange and arrogant. While Alex, a dog trainer, definitely would not be able to support Katherine in the manner her father’s wealth has accustomed her, Katherine, who does not need to work to be supported by her affluent father, nevertheless wants to work as a designer.

That last problem is made worse by Katherine’s allergy to dogs, which prevents her from visiting his home because she can’t be around his devoted dog, Tucker. The only person who does not comprehend an Alex and Katherine connection is Mr. Stern. Lily thinks he should keep Katherine because she is superior to any other girlfriend he has had, and Michael and Dave both think she is fantastic. In that chapter, Alex must choose how far he will go to keep Katherine happy so he can ask her to marry him later.

  • Directed by: Harris Goldberg
  • Starring: Jennifer Morrison, Patrick Fugit, and Karen Gillan
  • Release Date: May 4, 2018
  • Running time: 111 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 4.7
Alex & the List

Alex & the List

14. Stuber 

Michael Dowse’s Stuber, an ’80s-style action comedy with a vindictive officer and the scared man compelled to drive him about Los Angeles, gets its name from the fact that Nanjiani’s character is named Stu, and he goes for a particular ride-hailing app.

Vic has just undergone Lasik surgery six months later when he learns Teijo will reappear tonight for a drug deal. But when he tries to drive to meet his informant, to a catastrophic result, he is forced to confess that he is virtually blind. He recently had an app loaded on his phone by his daughter Nicole, which will help him navigate after surgery.

Vic dislikes cutting-edge technology, but he manages to convince Stu to pick him up and to wait at what turns out to be a murder scene. Since Stu has recently received many racist one-star reviews, he must comply with Vic’s demands at the beginning of each day to keep his overall rating above four stars. Later, if he wants to survive, he’ll have to stay with Vic. The more physical humor in the film will occasionally break through the carpet of laughs laid by Stu’s continuous complaints, but that doesn’t mean he’s happy about it.

The emotional counsel starts just as the two men get to know one another. Vic’s neglect of his daughter is evident to Stu, and macho Vic is not amused by his close friend’s cowering behavior toward the woman he is secretly in love with. Aside from its affiliation with a dubious organization, the film’s primary shortcoming is its need to spoon-feed us this psychoanalysis to prevent us from missing the impending emotional development.

  • Directed by: Michael Dowse
  • Starring: Kumail Nanjiani, Iko Uwais, Natalie Morales, Jimmy TatroDave Bautista, Mira Sorvino, Betty Gilpin, and Karen Gillan
  • Release Date: July 12, 2019
  • Running time: 93 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.1


15. Jumanji: The Next Level

An action/adventure film Jumanji: The Next Level, was published on December 13, 2019. It is the immediate follow-up to “Welcome to the Jungle.” If Zathura: A Space Adventure is considered, it would be the fourth Jumanji film.

The four Brantford High School buddies have not remained close after the previous movie’s events. Spencer Gilpin appears to have recovered the Jumanji video game alone; it had been destroyed by the other four and was now apparently broken. He seems to have been drawn back inside Jumanji after trying to fix the game.

Anthony Johnson, Martha Kaply, and Bethany Walker, three of Spencer’s pals, discover that he played the Jumanji video game again and that they all grudgingly participated in an attempt to bring Spencer back after he vanished.

This time, Eddie Gilpin Spencer’s grandfather assumed the shape of Dr. Smolder Bravestone rather than Spencer, and his friend Milo Walker was now Franklin “Mouse” Finbar rather than Fridge. Meanwhile, Bethany had changed into a horse, and Martha was once again Ruby Roundhouse.

  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Based On: Chris Van Allsburg’s Jumanji
  • Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny GloverKevin Hart, Danny DeVito, and Karen Gillan.
  • Release Date: December 13, 2019
  • Running time: 123 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7
Jumanji The Next Level

Jumanji The Next Level

16. All Creatures Here Below

Ruby and Gensen are a couple who are having difficulty getting by. Ruby works as a housekeeper, and Gensen prepares a pizza at a nearby eatery. However, not long after we first meet them, they are both fired from their separate professions and, having already had difficulty making ends meet, have no alternative but to make desperate decisions.

This prompts Gensen to wager all his remaining funds on a cock fight, which has unfavorable outcomes and forces him to flee while taking Ruby with him. However, he is unaware that Ruby has unwittingly brought the neighbor’s infant along.

Gensen is desperate to avoid being apprehended by the police, and Ruby is unwilling to return the baby to her neglectful mother. Hence, the three of them continue their trek, hoping they will eventually arrive at their destination.

Every Animal Is Here The direction of the below is expected. After all, we’ve seen plenty of tales about couples on the run, which usually proceed similarly. But this movie stands out because it focuses primarily on those who live on the periphery of society and make decisions out of desperation and uncontrollable circumstances.

Although it starts with them losing their jobs, we later learn that it began much earlier, in their formative years. Although the movie, in a commendable move, waits to reveal what happened explicitly, there is an understanding that the past is irrevocable and influences our decisions even after we have decided to flee from it.

All Creatures Here Below

All Creatures Here Below

17. The Call of the Wild

The iconic Jack London book The Call of the Wild, first released in 1903, has been adapted for the big screen. The outcome is depressing because the movie’s tempo changes from brilliantly poignant to pedestrian at various points. Even Harrison Ford, who plays the narrator and the recluse John Thornton, cannot lift this to great heights. This is when filmmaker Chris Sander’s skill is called into doubt because of how he handled this excellent story, which falls short of expectations.

The protagonist of the novel and movie is Buck, a mixed-breed dog that is a cross between a Scotch Shepard and a Collie and is the favorite pet of a judge in California. He is the family’s spoilt brat, or more accurately, the famous child who never receives reprimands for all the bad things they do other than a little warning that is promptly disregarded.

Buck is given free rein in the mansion and can eat anything from whoever pleases. He joyfully assaults the food table at a picnic on the grounds before anyone can eat! As Buck royally wanders around in his “Kingdom,” maids scramble to keep exotic artifacts out of his way.

Then, after being abandoned on the porch one night due to his mischievousness, Buck is abducted by thugs who later sell him to gold prospectors in the Alaskan Yukon. His first handler whips him into submission, but after they get to Yukon, they sell him to the U.S. Mail people because they need him for their dogsled team. Buck has now been transported from the warm state of California to the icy regions of the Yukon.

Throwaways for meals, snow under his feet, and being a team member where his contribution is little. The poor man is inconsolable until the sledding couple, Perrault, with a heavy French accent, and Francoise shows him compassion.

  • Directed by: Chris Sanders
  • Based On: The Call of the Wild written by Jack London 1935.
  • Starring:  Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Dan Stevens, Karen Gillan, and Bradley Whitford.
  • Release Date: February 21, 2020
  • Running time: 100 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.7
The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

18. Gunpowder Milkshake

When Samantha’s mother, Scarlet, abandoned her, she was a sullen teenager who had to finish the vanilla milkshake with whip cream on her own. She was an employee of The Firm, a significant criminal organization run by her employer Nathan. She fled from the Russians because she worked as an assassin.

Sam takes after her mother despite the neglect at their beloved café. She is The Firm’s top assassin under their direction. That is until her most recent two jobs did not turn out as expected. These aren’t gentlemen, are they? Even if it’s because she decides to deliver Emily, an eight-year-old kid, rather than deliver the money she was supposed to collect.

Sam must now use her mother’s previous coworkers to outsmart her former boss. Oh, and Jim McAlester, the vicious boss of The Firm’s adversary criminal organization. Yes, she is simply having a terrible day.

Using a scenario he co-wrote with Ehud Lavski, director Navot Papushado has produced a candy-coated, blood-soaked fever dream. Like in Wolves, the action can be severe and even unpleasant, but Papushado’s lens gives his sequel a fresh, unique, and experimental vibe while still making it watchable and enjoyable for his audience.

  • Directed by: Navot Papushado
  • Starring: Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Chloe Coleman, Michelle Yeoh, Carla Gugino, Angela Bassett, and Paul Giamatti
  • Release Date: July 14, 2021
  • Running time: 114 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6
Gunpowder Milkshake

Gunpowder Milkshake

19. Thor: Love and Thunder 

Thor is making an effort to leave the superhero industry. Gorr, the God Butcher, makes his live-action debut to entice Thor out of retirement. This supervillain is on a mission to exterminate every god in the universe. Fortunately, throughout his three prior movies, Thor met a lot of kindred spirits who are now working with him to stop Gorr.

In the movie, Thor embarks on a quest for inner peace, unlike anything he has ever experienced. However, his retirement is cut short by Gorr, the God Butcher, an assassin from another galaxy who intends to exterminate all gods. Thor enlists the aid of King Valkyrie, Korg, and his ex-girlfriend Jane Foster to defeat the menace.

Jane Foster, acting as the Mighty Thor, surprises Thor by holding his mystical hammer, Mjolnir. They embark on a dangerous cosmic adventure to uncover the reality behind the God Butcher’s retaliation and stop him before it’s too late.

When Thor becomes aware of Gorr, he leaves the Guardians of the Galaxy with whom he had been traveling and goes to New Asgard to confront Gorr. He meets King Valkyrie and Korg again there. Foster, his former flame who is now the Mighty Thor and wields Mjolnir, welcomes him back. Thor: Love and Thunder discuss Foster’s cancer diagnosis and how it causes Mjolnir to call to her, transforming her into Mighty Thor, much like the comic books do.

  • Directed by: Taika Waititi
  • Based On: Marvel Comics
  • Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Taika Waititi, Russell Crowe, Jaimie Alexander, Christian Bale, and Natalie Portman
  • Release Date: July 8, 2022
  • Running time: 119 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 6.3
Thor Love and Thunder

Thor Love and Thunder

20. The Bubble

Actress Carol Cobb is allowed to resurrect her career after a troublesome movie role nearly wrecked it by taking on the heroic Dr. Lacey Nightingale in the sixth entry of the hugely successful Cliff Beasts series, Cliff Beasts 6: Battle for Everest: Memories of a Requiem.

Carol first worries that her former Cliff Beasts castmates may still have hatred toward her because she passed up the opportunity to feature in the fifth movie instead of playing those above critically panned roles. 

The Cliff Beasts ensemble arrives at a posh English hotel and is required to self-quarantine for two weeks. Cliff Beasts was one of the first significant film productions to resume amid the COVID-19 pandemic. They get bored since they are confined to their rooms throughout this period. The actors and crew are then invited to a welcome-back celebration.

Here, Carol is happy to see Dustin, Howie, and Sean again, but she encounters Lauren awkwardly because she is the only Cliff Beasts cast member who is upset over Carol’s absence. There are two newcomers to the series: Krystal, a young TikTok sensation to appeal to a younger audience, and Dieter, a respected but uninterested veteran actor. The latter develops a friendship with Carla, an older, deadpan production assistant on set.

To improve morale and make the shoot memorable, director Darren Eigan, a passionate but exhausted independent filmmaker, comes out as arrogant. He disagrees with the star Dustin, who keeps submitting script revisions that don’t fit his vision. Anika, the charming front desk agent at the hotel, is the target of Dieter’s advances. She is intrigued but wants to establish a solid bond before engaging in sexual activity.

  • Directed by: Judd Apatow
  • Starring: Karen Gillan, Iris Apatow, Vir Das, Fred Armisen, Maria Bakalova, David Duchovny, Keegan-Michael Key, Leslie Mann, Kate McKinnon, Pedro Pascal, Peter Serafinowicz, Guz Khan, and Harry Trevaldwyn
  • Release Date: April 1, 2022
  • Running time: 124 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 4.7
The Bubble

The Bubble

21. Next Exit

“Next Exit,” the first feature movie from writer/director Mali Elfman, is an odd little film that starts with a potentially fantastic hook—the sort that could easily be spread into a mini-series without needing to stretch things out in any way—before quickly veering off into a journey through a clichéd road movie plot.

It isn’t necessarily horrible per se and has just the right amount of magnetic components to keep viewers interested for most of the film’s duration. But “Next Exit” never moves into a more intense dramatic mode, ending on a more unsatisfactory note.

The appeal is that life after death has been unequivocally established; in reality, scientific data supporting the existence of human consciousness beyond the physical end has been made public. The world is understandably alarmed by this news in a variety of ways.

Suicide rates have increased since people have been assured that they will be able to transition to another world after death. At the same time, crimes like armed robbery are virtually nonexistent because the threat of death has been removed.

The moment is interrupted by Dr. Stevenson, a researcher whose Life Beyond Institute in San Francisco is engaged in extensive research on this brand-new area of study. Dr. Stevenson is looking for people to have euthanasia performed so that she and others can follow them in the hereafter and collect further data.

  • Directed by: Mali Elfman
  • Starring: Katie Parker, Rahul Kohli, Rose McIver, Karen Gillan, Tongayi Chirisa, and Diva Zappa
  • Release Date: November 6, 2022
  • Running time: 103 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 5.6
Next Exit

Next Exit

22. Dual

Riley Stearns is the author, director, and producer of Dual, an American satirical science fiction thriller movie from 2022. Aaron Paul, Beulah Koale, Theo James, and Karen Gillan are starring in it. The story centers on a lady who, after unexpectedly recovering from a terminal illness, must engage in a life-or-death battle with a clone of herself.

The idea of “the double,” or doppelgängers, goes against the notion that we are each unique and individual. Riley Stearns’ “Dual” is a “double” story, & while its cold visuals and flat affect tone elicit a specific spooky interest, the movie insists on avoiding the more profound psychological & even existential implications of its own story—substances that are implied in the story but somehow skipped over or ignored.

Even with Karen Gillan’s superb performance as the main character, watching “Dual” with her portraying both herself and her duplicate is a rather underwhelming experience. Further exploration is not being considered. “Dual” appears to take place in the present, yet thanks to one technical innovation, it is possible to clone yourself.

According to the glitzy commercials marketing the “replacement” procedure, if you are going to pass away young, there will still be a “you” available, prepared to take your place. They won’t have to grieve their loved ones.

The so-called “replacements” spend time with the “original” throughout the transitional period getting acquainted with the original’s life and all of their likes and dislikes in preparation for the eventual takeover. The “replacements” are created from just a drop of spit. It is intended for the seamless changeover from the original to the replacement.

  • Directed by: Riley Stearns
  • Starring: Karen Gillan, Beulah Koale, Theo James, and Aaron Paul
  • Release Date: April 15, 2022
  • Running time: 95 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 5.8


23. Selfie

American television sitcom Selfie stars John Cho and Karen Gillan. The sitcom made its broadcast premiere on ABC during the 2014–15 television season and was created and executive produced by Emily Kapnek for Warner Bros. Television. On September 30, 2014, the series began airing. On August 20, 2014, video on demand and other streaming media made the season premiere accessible early.

Eliza Dooley, a sales agent for KinderKare Pharmaceuticals, is the subject of the television show. She is fixated on being famous via social media sites like Instagram and Twitter, where she frequently shares selfies. She starts to fear that “friending” people online is not a replacement for genuine connection, so she asks her coworker and marketing image guru Henry Higgs for advice.

The characters’ names are a play on Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, the central figures of George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play Pygmalion, which was made much more well-known by the 1956 musical My Fair Lady. Henry is tasked with raising Eliza’s social standing in the play and musical but instead falls in love with his creation.



A Greek myth about a sculptor called Pygmalion, who fell in love with a figure he had created, also impacted Shaw’s play. Current societal topics were discussed as well as music.

  • Directed by: Emily Kapnek
  • Starring: Karen Gillan, John Cho, Da’Vine Joy Randolph, Allyn Rachel, and David Harewood
  • Release Date: September 30 –December 30, 2014
  • Running time: 21-22 minutes.
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
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