Ana De Armas is a Spanish-Cuban actress who recently rose to fame for her talent and beauty. Born in Havana, Cuba, she grew up under Castro’s regime until she became an emigrée to Spain. There, she continued her acting career after a casting director saw her work in Cuba and cast her in a teen drama. Consequently, today we’re honoring her with a countdown of the best Ana de Armas films.
From there, her acting career picked up and rose to fame. Now, Ana De Armas has done practically everything — from comedies to action films —she’s the latest Bond girl, from comedies to action films, thrillers, and dramas. And now, she will play the next Marilyn Monroe in a Netflix biopic. So let’s take some time and review some of her work!
Best Ana De Armas Films
These are some of the best De Armas films. Some are in English, and others are in Spanish. As usual, we will be sharing a brief synopsis of the movie, the director, the year, and the trailer with you. So, without further ado, let’s begin taking a look a the career of this lovely Cuban actress.
10. The Informer—2019—Dir. Andrea DiStefano
Ana De Armas stars opposite Rosamund Pike, Clive Owen, and Joel Kinnaman in a crime drama thriller where she plays the wife of an FBI informant on a crime ring smuggling drugs into New York City.
When her husband is called upon by the authorities to collaborate, and his cover is blown, she’s put in danger. So, her hubby and the authorities must save her, but the bad guys are in jail and save the day.
The Informer Trailer:
9. Sergio—2020— Dir. Greg Barker
Netflix’s “Sergio” stars Wagner Moura and Ana De Armas in a real-life story chronicling the life of the diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello. It’s a fast-paced biopic where Moura’s character is dispatched to Iraq right in the middle of the American occupation.
There, he survives a bomb blast and gets trapped in the basement of the hotel. Furthermore, in this movie, De Armas plays Carolina, an economist consultant serving the UN who wants Sergio to leave his job and go live with her.
8. Knives Out—2019— Dir. Rian Johnson
Have you ever played Clue? Well, if you have, you’ll love this whodunnit movie that stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Christopher Plummer, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, and Michael Shannon.
Here, a top-level detective investigates the death of a patriarch of a very dysfunctional family. In this film, Ana plays Marta Cabrera, a nurse in charge of the patriarch and one of the suspects in a very fun and entertaining dark comedy with an amazing ensemble cast.
Knives Out Trailer:
7. For A Handful of Kisses—2014— Dir. David Menkes
This Venezuelan drama film was shot on location between Spain and Venezuela and had Ana De Armas and Martiño Rivas playing two recently-diagnosed HIV patients who fall in love and have a brief romance over the months of April and May.
Later, they stop seeing each other and stumble upon each other again in September, fully changed with different views and expectations of life.
For A Handful of Kisses Trailer:
6. Hands of Stone—2016— Dir. Jonathan Jakubowicz
Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz directed Rubén Blades, Edgar Ramírez, Robert DeNiro, Usher, John Turturro, Ellen Barkin and Pedro Budu Perez in this biopic of the Panamanian boxer Roberto “Hands of Stone” Durán. Here, Ana De Armas plays Felicidad Iglesias, a girlfriend that Roberto Durán had during his career.
Hands of Stone Trailer:
Honorable Mention: Overdrive—2017—Dir. Antonio Negret
Overdrive is a heist movie developed by Michael Brandt and Derek Haas that has Ana de Armas playing a girl named Stephanie, she’s the eye candy of the plot, and it tells the story of a couple of brothers that steal high-end cars in Europe.
Furthermore, things go well for those two until they boost the wrong car from the wrong man. That puts them in a tough spot, so they must make up a team to orchestrate a high-level heist. And that’s when Ana de Armas’s character pops in.
5. Blader Runner 2049—2017— Dir. Denis Villeneuve
It is a sequel to the 1982 film Blade Runner, the second installment in the Blade Runner franchise, and the fifth installment of the Warner Bros. “Alcon” series. The film stars Ryan Gosling as K, an LAPD Blade Runner who uncovers a secret that could send what’s left of society into chaos.
Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, a former blade runner who has been missing for thirty years; Ana de Armas as Joi, K’s virtual girlfriend; Sylvia Hoeks as Luv, a replicant loyal to Niander Wallace; Robin Wright as Lt. Joshi, K’s superior officer at the LAPD; and Jared Leto as Niander Wallace, a replicant manufacturer who seeks to break the limits on replicant life spans.
Blade Runner 2049 Trailer:
4. Deep Water—2022— Dir. Adrian Lyne
Deep Water is psychological erotic thriller starring Ben Affleck where Ana De Armas plays his sexually unsatisfied wife. Their loveless marriage is only sustained by the child they have together and their social life.
As it turns out, Ana’s character cheats on Affleck’s character to get on his nerves, so the man ends up killing each romantic partner the woman has. When she finds out, a dramatic turn of events make her take a very hard choice.
Deep Water Trailer:
3. Wasp Network —2019— Dir. Olivier Assayas
Wasp Network is based upon a book called “The Last Soldiers of The Cold War,” and it tells the real story of a Cuban defector who flew a plane from the Caribbean Island into the United States in the early 1990s.
Once he’s in Florida, he joins a group of Cuban exiles that fly clandestine planes into Cuba with the aim of sabotaging the Cuban government. But as it turns out. He was a spy planted by the Cubans to disarticulate the attempts from the United States against his government.
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2. War Dogs —2016— Dir. Todd Phillips
From the director of “The Hangover” and “Joker” comes this real-life story of two men who, in the middle of the war in Iraq, managed to procure arms contracts for the Department of Defense while banking great amounts of money until they made the wrong deal with the wrong kind of people and had to pay the ultimate price for it.
For this movie, Ana De Armas spoke hardly any English when she was cast for this movie, as it was her first American role. Moreover, she had to learn her lines phonetically and had to use that approach for the shooting. But when a script change took place, and she couldn’t handle a conversation, the producers put her in English lessons, and she mastered the language in a short time.
War Dogs Trailer:
1. No Time To Die —2021—Dir. Cari Joji Fukunaga
No Time To Die is the twenty-fifth Bond Film, and here Daniel Craig plays his final movie as James Bond, and Ana de Armas plays Paloma, a CIA agent with charisma and looks that attract Bond to help him with a key role in his mission.
This movie stars Academy Award-winner Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch, Christoph Waltz, Ralph Fienne, and Naomie Harris in supporting roles, and it’s the third highest-grossing film ever in the UK. Here we see a great performance by Ana coupled with her stunning looks worthy of a Bond girl.
No Time To Die Trailer:
What do you think of Ana De Armas? Do you think she’s talented? She’s surely pretty. Can her trajectory and acting skills bring her to a point where she can rake in a few nominations for the award season? Especially with that Marilyn Monroe biopic coming up? We’ll have to wait and see. But for now, that’s all the time we have for this talented young actress. Thanks for your time, and see you next time on another Otakukart countdown!