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10 Best Movies of Karen Gillan

Before she starred in films released by the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), the name Karen Gillan might still be unfamiliar to some movie lovers. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2, then Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, then Jumanji, are a series of films that have successfully brought his name to fame in Hollywood entertainment.

Karen Gillan

Gillan herself was a former model from Scotland before embarking on a career in acting. In addition to successfully participating in major movie brands as mentioned above, he also appeared in a number of other films with many different genres. Below Bacaterus will review the 10 best movies ever played by this 1m80 tall actress, here is the entire review.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 (2017)

  • Release year: 2017
  • Genre: Superhero
  • Produce: Marvel Studios
  • Directed by: James Gunn
  • Actors: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Michael Rooker and Karen Gillan.

MCU fans must have realized that in this movie, Gillan plays Nebula, the daughter of “Mad Titan” Thanos. In this second sequel to Guardians of the Galaxy (GOTG), Nebula’s role is quite important as it explores more of her brotherly relationship with Gamora, including the setting between the two.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is part of the MCU’s third phase, and the film has grossed over $863 million globally. The film subsequently received a Best Visual Effects nomination at the 90th Academy Awards. The Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, scheduled for release in 2023.

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

  • Release year: 2019
  • Genre: Superhero
  • Produce: Marvel Studios
  • Directed by: The Russos Brothers
  • Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Benedict Wong and Josh Brolin.

Nebula has previously been shown as a villain or anti-hero in Guardians of the Galaxy and Infinity War. However, after the snap of Thanos, who wiped out half of the universe’s population, he underwent a character change in this movie. Nebula then atones for his dark actions by killing an ambitious and sinister version of his past.

Avengers: Endgame has broken multiple box office records, including becoming the highest-grossing film of all time, grossing $2.789 billion worldwide. The film received numerous awards and nominations, including a nomination for Best Visual Effects at the 92nd Academy Awards, winning two at the 25th Critics’ Choice Awards and earned a nomination for Special Visual Effects at the 73rd British Academy Film Awards.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

  • Release year: 2017
  • Genre: Comedy Fantasy Adventure
  • Produce: Columbia Pictures
  • Directed by: Jake Kasdan
  • Actors: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas

In this film, Gillan plays Ruby Roundhouse, an Avatar belonging to Martha in the Jumanji game. Ruby is described as an expert in martial arts, but has a weakness for resisting poisons. In the world of Jumanji, Ruby works with Dr. Xander “Smolder” Bravestone (Dwayne Johnson), Franklin “Mouse” Finbar (Kevin Hart), and Professor Sheldon “Shelly” (Jack Black).

They are then tasked with ending the curse on Jumanji, brought by archaeologist, Professor Russell Van Pelt after he stole a magical gem called “Eye of the Jaguar” from a temple temple. They must return the gem to the temple, and say the word “Jumanji” to remove the curse, and end the game.

The Party’s Just Beginning (2018)

  • Release year: 2018
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Produce: Mt. Hollywood Movies and Synchronized Movies
  • Directed by: Karen Gillan
  • Actors: Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Matthew Beard and Paul Higgins

The Party Just Beginning is a film directed, written, and starring Karen Gillan. In this film, she plays a 24-year-old Scottish woman named Liusaidh, who works as a cheese seller in a supermarket. In the evenings, he often spends time drinking, and having sex with strangers he meets.

He engages in this bad behavior as part of solving problems in his life because his best friend, Alistair, committed suicide. During his equally difficult time, he later meets a man named Dale, who was also initially about to commit suicide. The two then spend time together, and Liusaidh tries to rise from adversity by living a normal life.

All Creatures Here Below (2019)

  • Release year: 2018
  • Genre: Drama
  • Production: Bleiberg Entertainment and Planeo Films
  • Directed by: Collin Schiffli
  • Actors: David Dastmalchian and Karen Gillan

Gensan (Dastmalchian) and Ruby (Gillan) are a young couple living in the city of Los Angeles. Gensan works at a fast food restaurant, while Ruby has mental problems that make it difficult for her to find a job. Ruby herself wants to have a child, but Gensan doesn’t want to be a father yet.

The two then become entangled in complicated issues, making their lives even more uncertain. Gensan kills someone in a gamble, and Ruby kidnaps her neighbor’s girl. They then stole the car and traveled a long distance to escape.

Oculus (2014)

  • Release year: 2013
  • Genre: Supernatural Horror
  • Production: Blumhouse Productions
  • Directed by: Mike Flanagan
  • Actors: Karen Gillan, Brenton Thwaites and Katee Sackhoff

Oculus is a horror film based on the short film Oculus: Chapter 3 – The Man with the Plan directed by Mike Flanagan. In this film, Gillan herself plays a young woman named Kaylie Russell. He is said to be very certain that the antique mirror in his house, brought death and misfortune to his family.

The film had its world premiere on September 5, 2013, at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), and theatrical release on April 11, 2014. According to review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, 75% of critics gave the film a positive review. average.-average rating 6.47/10. Oculus subsequently grossed over $44 million in worldwide sales.

The Call of the Wild (2020)

  • Release year: 2020
  • Genre: Adventure Movie
  • Produce: 20th Century Studios
  • Directed by: Chris Sanders
  • Actors: Harrison Ford, Omar Sy, Cara Gee, Dan Stevens and Karen Gillan

The Call of the Wild is based on the 1903 novel of the same name by Jack London. The film, set in the 1890s, tells the story of a dog named Buck who is stolen from his home in California, and the dog is sent to the Yukon region of Canada.

Buck then meets and befriends an old border guard named John Thornton (Ford). The two then embark on an adventure together that will change their lives.

In this film, Gillan plays a supporting role as a spoiled woman named Mercedes. He is said to be the younger brother of Hal (Stevens), Buck’s third owner, who is often rude to dogs.

Stuber (2019)

  • Release year: 2019
  • Genre: Comedy cop best friend
  • Produce: GoldDay Productions
  • Directed by: Michael Dowse
  • Actors: Kumail Nanjiani, Dave Bautista, Iko Uwais and Karen Gillan

Stu (Nanjiani) is an Uber driver picking up a passenger named Victor “Vic” Manning (Bautista). Then, Stu realizes that the passengers are policemen chasing a drug dealer, and a brutal killer named Oka Tedjo, played by Indonesian actor Iko Uwais.

In an attempt to uncover Oka’s crimes, Vic then finds a fellow police officer, Sara Morris (Gillan). Then the two work together to stop the crime boss’s actions.

The Circle (2017)

  • Release year: 2017
  • Genre: Tech Horror
  • Production: Image Nation Abu Dhabi and Playtone
  • Directed by: James Ponsoldt
  • Actors: Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, John Boyega and Karen Gillan

Mae Holland (Emma Watson) is an intern at a technology company called The Circle. With the help of his friend Annie Allerton (Gillan), he is recruited to work at the company and takes the position of customer support officer at The Circle.

At a meeting, The Circle’s CEO, Eamon Bailey (Hanks), introduced a small camera technology called SeeChange, which can be placed anywhere to monitor all human activities. Eamon then asked Mae to participate in the technology experiment.

SeeChange’s technological sophistication ultimately wreaks havoc on people because it violates privacy and ethics. Mae is caught in a situation that puts her in danger, and destroys her friendship with Annie.

Alex & The List (2018)

  • Release year: 2018
  • Genre: Romantic Comedy
  • Produce: Goose’s List Signature Entertainment
  • Directed by: Harris Goldberg
  • Actors: Jennifer Morrison, Patrick Fugit and Karen Gillan

Alex (Fugit) and Katherine (Morrison) are longtime lovers. One day, Katherine wants her relationship with Alex to be extraordinary in order to look like the ideal couple. So he gave Alex a list of changes that he could change to his liking.

At first he refuses, but Alex tries to consult his best friend named Lily (Gillan), who turns to support Katherine’s proposal. Alex then followed through with all the requests from Katherine, by changing a few things according to the agreed changelist.

Well, those are 10 feature films starring Karen Gillan, both in lead and supporting roles. Her acting isn’t too bad, and she seems to be one of Marvel’s most fan-favorite actresses through the character of Nebula. For those curious about Gillan’s movies, you can check out the series of movie trailers given above!

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