Ana de Armas’ Best Movies from the 2010s, Ranked

Ana de Armas has been on a steady incline since the beginning of her career. Last year, we saw her stardom reach new heights when she appeared in the James Bond movie No Time to Dieopposite Daniel Craig in his final outing as 007. This year, de Armas followed with roles in Hulu’s thriller Deep Water and Netflix’s action hit The Gray Man, alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans. Up next, the actress will take on the role of Marilyn Monroe in the movie blondewhich, per BuzzFeed, is already facing backlash.

Throughout her career, de Armas has appeared in movies by some of the most acclaimed directors in Hollywood, from Denis Villeneuve to Rian Johnson, and has regularly demonstrated her undisputed talent. While we await the release of blondewhich, according to Esquire, will release on Netflix later this year, here’s a look at the Armas’ best movies from the 2010s.


7 Anabel

Anabel features the Armas as the titular character. Released in 2015, the horror film centers on the Armas’ character, who brings in an older man to live in her home along with her roommate. He eventually gains their trust, but things begin to take a turn for the worst when they realize that he is more sinister than they initially thought. Anabel‘s plot is not the most cohesive, but the strongest point of the film is the Armas’ performance.

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6 For a Handful of Kisses

For a Handful of Kisses is a romantic movie that focuses on the chemistry of its main characters. De Armas stars as Sol, a woman who is HIV positive and puts out an ad to meet someone to date who is also living with the same condition. She meets Dani (Martiño Rivas) and the film focuses on their first date. Both actors give strong performances, which are the most appealing part of the film.

5 Hands of Stone

2016 saw the release of Hands of Stone, which saw de Armas collaborate with Édgar Ramirez, telling the true life story of pro boxer Roberto Durán. The film depicts Durán’s rise to success, focusing on the celebrity that accompanied his career. De Armas plays Felicidad Iglesias, who is the mother of his children. She embodies her role perfectly and brings a vulnerability to the role that only de Armas can.

4 war dogs

When the Armas starred in Todd Phillips’ war dogs in 2015, a lot of Americans were introduced to her for the first time, as the film performed well at the box office and featured popular co-stars including Jonah Hill, Miles Teller, and Bradley Cooper. war dogs follows two arm dealers who have won a $300 million contract to supply weapons to American allies in Afghanistan. The Armas stars in a smaller role as Iz and lights up the screen any time she is present.

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3 The Informer

The Informer was released in 2019 and is based on the novel Three Seconds. The movie focuses on a convict who is released from prison, but the condition for his release is that he must act as an informant for the FBI, going against his family members in the Polish mafia. The film features a strong cast, which includes Rosamund Pike, Joel Kinnaman, Common, and Clive Owen. In this film, de Armas plays Sofia, who is the wife of the protagonist, and she brings her usual flare to the role.

2 Knives Out

2019 proved to be a good year for the Armas, with the Rian Johnson-directed Knives Out also being released that year. The film features an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Lakeith Stanfield, Katherine Langford, Jaeden Martell, and Christopher Plummer. The plot focuses on the death of a novelist, Harlan Thrombey (Plummer), and de Armas holds her own among such an impressive cast. She plays Marta, who is left as the sole beneficiary after Harlan’s death, and she commands the screen even among so many talented actors.

1 Blade Runner 2049

2017 saw Armas collaborate with renowned director Denis Villeneuve when he created a sequel to the 1980s sci-fi hit Blade Runner called Blade Runner 2049. De Armas plays Joi, who is a holographic AI girlfriend of the protagonist, K (Ryan Gosling). She brings humanity to the non-human role and shines onscreen. This is widely regarded as one of the films that changed the trajectory of her career.

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