The Favorite

The Favorite

  • Release year : 2018
  • Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
  • Production : Fox Searchlight Pictures, Waypoint Entertainment, Film4
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Actors: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, Nicholas Hoult, James Smith

This film is set in 18th century England, telling the story of Queen Anne (Olivia Colman). The Favourite tells the story of a rivalry between Queen Anne’s friend Sarah Churchill (Rachel Weisz) and her handmaiden Abigail Masham (Emma Stone).

Both are trying to win the Queen’s heart to use her influence to their advantage.

The story begins with the empress becoming increasingly sick, lazy to perform diplomatic activities. Sarah, a friend of the queen, takes over the governance of the country due to Anne’s deteriorating health.

Their story becomes more interesting when the appearance of Abigail, Sarah’s cousin. He also began to approach the queen to regain his royal status.

The Constant Gardener

The Constant Gardener

  • Release year : 2005
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
  • Production : Featured Feature, Boiler Production, Film Council UK
  • Directed by: Fernando Meirelles
  • Actors: Ralph Fiennes, Rachel Weisz, Danny Huston, Hubert Koundé, Bill Nighy

The Continuous Gardener is a film that tells the story of a British diplomat named Justin Quayle (Ralph Fiennes) who is searching for the killer of his wife Tessa (Rachel Weisz).

His wife was found dead in the desert. At first Justin suspects Tessa’s friend, the doctor. Arnold Bluhm (Hubert Kunde), but he is also found dead not long after his wife.

Justin, who is determined to find his wife’s killer, slowly uncovers the secret that became the cause of his wife’s death. Tessa herself is a humanitarian who specializes in investigating cases that happened in Kenya, where her husband is stationed.

Justin also began to investigate the cause of his wife’s death, which turned out to be related to his wife’s humanitarian activities.



  • Release year : 2009
  • Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama
  • Producer: Mod Producciones, Himenóptero, Telecinco Cinema
  • Directed by: Alejandro Amenábar
  • Actors: Rachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, Ashraf Barhom, Michael Lonsdale, Rupert Evans

Agora is a film that tells the story of a female scientist named Hypatia (Rachel Weisz). Hypatia was a scientist in the fields of philosophy, mathematics and astronomy.

He is very dedicated to science, he even rejected the love of his student Orestes (Oscar Isaac). Hypatia tries to save her knowledge amid the swirl of religious strife.

The science studied by Hypatia was not easily accepted by Christians. The public distrust of the science he found rendered him incapable of teaching.

Hypatia’s persistence in her beliefs and knowledge earned her the label of a witch. He also had to receive incalculable consequences when he persisted with his beliefs.

The LobsterThe Lobster

  • Release year : 2015
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Production : Film4, Screen Ireland,
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Actors: Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden, Olivia Colman, Jacqueline Abrahams
  • The Lobster is an unusual story. This movie is a satirical comedy about finding a mate.

Single men and women must find a life partner within 45 days. If a single man and woman cannot find a mate, they will turn into the animal they want and be thrown into the forest.

The story begins with David (Colin Farrell) being pushed down by his wife in a hotel. The hotel has a policy that single men and women must find a partner within 45 days.

He also tries to establish a relationship and always fails. When he chose to be “the stranger,” he actually found a woman who piqued his interest.

The Whistleblower

The Whistleblower

  • Release year : 2010
  • Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
  • Producer: Samuel Goldwyn Films, Barry Films, Whistleblower (Gen One)
  • Directed by: Larysa Kondracki
  • Actors: Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, David Strathairn, Vanessa Redgrave, Roxana Condurache, Rayisa Kondracki

This film is based on the true story of Policewoman Kathryn Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) who was a Bosnian Peacekeeper.

He was fired and had to leave Bosnia for trying to uncover a sex trafficking network that was linked to parties he didn’t expect.

Kathryn, who accepts a new job as a peacekeeper for the United Nations, does not expect to face a problem that threatens her life.

His work as a peacekeeper brings him to Raya (Roxana Condurache) and Irka (Rayisa Kondracki).

They were victims of the sex-trafficking he helped, which actually got Kathryn fired from her job.

The investigation he conducted to uncover the prostitution turned out to be related to the contractor who employed him. He also had to deal with UN officials who were actually trying to cover up the scandal.

Page Eight

Page eight

  • Release year : 2011
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Horror
  • Production : Heyday Films, Runaway Fridge TV, Carnival Film & TV
  • Directed by: David Hare
  • Actors: Bill Nighy, Rachel Weisz, Tom Huges, Michael Gambon, Judy Davis

This film tells the story of a British intelligence agency MI5 officer named Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy).

He receives a file from his superior, Benedict Baron (Sir Michael Gambon), who dies suddenly. The records sent to him could threaten the stability of their organization.

At the same time Johnny has a neighbor who is a political activist named Nancy Pierpan (Rachel Weisz).

Johnny suspects that Nancy will take advantage of him, so he begins to investigate. But in the end Johnny helps Nancy sue the Israeli army for killing her brother.

About a Boy

About a Boy

  • Release year : 2002
  • Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Production : Universal Pictures, StudioCanal Tribeca Productions
  • Directed by: Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz
  • Actors: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Toni Collette, Rachel Weisz, Sharon Small

In About A Boy, Rachel Weisz plays Rachel, a woman that Will (Hugh Grant) likes. Will Freeman himself was a man who lived comfortably with his parents’ wealth, and cared only about himself.

Will meets Marcus (Nicholas Hoult), a boy who will change his perspective on life.

At first Will finds Marcus’ presence a nuisance. But over time Marcus has really helped Will grow into the man he should be, just like when Will fell in love with Rachel.

On the other hand, Will also helps Marcus through a difficult adolescence due to a fragile mother with suicidal thoughts.



  • Release year : 2016
  • Genre: Biography, Drama
  • Production : BBC Films, Cornerstone Films
  • Directed by: Mick Jackson
  • Actors: Rachel Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, Timothy Spall, Andrew Scott, Caren Pistorius

Denial is a biographical film based on a book by Deborah E. Lipstadt titled “Trial History: My Day in Court with a Holocaust”.

The film itself tells the story of the legal dispute between two historians over the mass murders committed by Nazi soldiers against the Jewish community.

Lipstadt is sued by David Irving (Timothy Spall) for accusing him of being a Holocaust denier.

During the trial, Lipstadt and his legal team had to prove that the Holocaust did indeed happen.

In addition, Lipstadt also received pressure from the Jewish Community to resolve the matter out of court.

The Deep Blue Sea

The Deep Blue Sea

  • Release year : 2011
  • Genre: Drama, Romance
  • Production : Camberwell / Fly Films, Film4, Film Council of Great Britain
  • Directed by: Terence Davies
  • Actors: Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston, Simon Russell Beale, Ann Mitchell, Karl Johnson

Blue Sea tells the story of the wife of a judge named Hester Collyer (Rachel Weisz) with former Royal Air Force pilot Freddie Page (Tom Hiddleston).

Hester’s unhappy married life causes her to decide to have an affair with Freddie.

This film shows many flashbacks to Hester’s relationship during her marriage and when she had an affair with Freddie.

Hester has a comfortable marriage with her husband, but no passion. While with Freddie he finds a passionate relationship, but he is a man who cannot provide stability in the relationship.

My Cousin Rachel

My Cousin Rachel

  • Release year : 2017
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
  • Production : Fox Searchlight Pictures, Free Range Films
  • Directed by: Roger Michelle
  • Actors: Rachel Weisz, Sam Claflin, Holliday Grainger, Iai, Glen, Pierfrancesco Favino

My Cousin Rachel is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier made in 1951.

The film tells the story of Philip, who wants to avenge the death of his cousin. He suspects that his cousin was murdered by his own wife Rachel (Rachel Weisz).

He originally planned to get revenge on Rachel for her cousin’s death. But he was really captivated by Rachel’s elegant and intelligent appearance.

He gradually becomes attracted to and falls in love with Rachel. He was even willing to give up his cousin’s inheritance, if Rachel was willing to marry him. Will Philip get his revenge?

Those are some Rachel Weisz movies that might be interesting for you to watch. His films show his extraordinary acting skills.

The movie The Mummy can be said to be the film that made him widely known. You may not be very familiar with some of these movies. But these films are arguably some of his best.

Of course, those who love Rachel Weisz will not be able to ignore these works. Which movie do you think is the most interesting to watch?