Top 10 Gwyneth Paltrow Movies of All Time

We all watch movies, and which is the “best” is a matter of opinion. With that being said, here are the top 10 Gwyneth Paltrow movies of all time. Feel free to check out other lists throughout Thought for Your Penny.

10. Shakespeare in Love (1998) 92% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Shakespeare is a struggling poet and playwright who’s having trouble finding inspiration until he meets a woman who inspires his most famous masterpiece.

Rating: R
Director: John Madden
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush

9. Emma (1996) 84% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Emma Woodhouse is a matchmaker who’s not very good at finding matches for herself. When she finally does, she inadvertently matches him with another woman.

Rating: PG
Director: Douglas McGrath
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, James Cosmo, Greta Scacchi

8. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 80% at Rotten Tomatoes

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The Tenenbaum children all have unique genius and are staying with their mother when their father returns to try and repair the marriage.

Rating: R
Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston

7. Thanks for Sharing (2012) 50% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Adam, Mike, and Neil are part of a sexual addiction support group and have very different outcomes they must support each other through.

Rating: R
Director: Stuart Blumberg
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins

6. Sliding Doors (1998) 62% at Rotten Tomatoes

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A publicist is fired from her position and experiences two very different outcomes based on whether or not she catches the train home.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Peter Howitt
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, John Hannah, John Lynch

5. Duets (2000) 20% at Rotten Tomatoes

DUETS, Huey Lewis, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scott Speedman, Maria Bello, 2000, (c) Walt Disney

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Multiple characters with very different backgrounds work their way to Omaha, Nebraska to compete in a national karaoke competition.

Rating: R
Director: Bruce Paltrow
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Huey Lewis, Paul Giamatti

4. Se7en (1995) 80% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Two homicide detectives hunt a dangerous serial killer whose crimes are based on each of the seven deadly sins. To complete his mission, he left a surprise in a box for one of them.

Rating: R
Director: David Fincher
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt

3. Shallow Hal (2001) 51% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Two short, fat, ugly guys decide they’ll only date beautiful women. One is hypnotized by Tony Robbins to see people’s inner beauty and ends up dating a 300-lb beast with the heart of Paltrow.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Jack Black, Jason Alexander

2. View from the Top (2003) 14% at Rotten Tomatoes

VIEW FROM THE TOP, Kelly Preston, Christina Applegate, Gwyneth Paltrow, 2003, (c) Miramax

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Donna Jensen was raised in a trailer park but dreams of being a flight attendant. It’s a tough struggle to work her way out of the weeds and into her dream job working the first-class New York-Paris flights.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Bruno Barreto
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Christina Applegate, Kelly Preston

1. Iron Man 2 (2010) 73% at Rotten Tomatoes

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Tony Stark revealed himself as Iron Man, and now a Russian scientist and a wealthy rival have teamed up to develop their own weaponized suit and take him on.

Rating: PG-13
Director: Jon Favreau
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert Downey Jr., Mickey Rourke


Brian Penny is a former Business Analyst and Operations Manager at Bank of America turned whistleblower, troll, and freelance writer.

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