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From ‘Princess Bride’ to ‘Forrest Gump’ — Robin Wright’s 15 Most Captivating Movies and TV Shows, Ranked!

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Robin Wright landed her first role on the soap opera Santa Barbara when she was only 18. By 21 she took on the lead in Princess Bride. By then, she had already captured our hearts. With a career spanning decades, we look back at our favorite Robin Wright movies and TV shows.

15. Santa Barbara (1984-88)

The soap opera Santa Barbara is where it all began for a young Robin Wright. This series, which ran from 1984-1993 was about the wealthy Capwell family who live in, you guessed it, beautiful Santa Barbara, California.

Robin Wright starred as Kelly Capwell Perkins and was instantly a fan favorite. In fact, she was nominated for three Emmy awards during her run. She was on the soap from 1984-1988.

14. House of Cards (2013-2018): Robin Wright Movies and TV Shows

In this political drama series, Robin Wright portrays Claire Underwood, the ambitious and cunning wife of a ruthless politician. The show delves into the intricate web of power, manipulation, and betrayal in Washington D.C. In addition to Wright, the series starred Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.

13. Forrest Gump (1994)

In this iconic film, Robin Wright plays Jenny Curran, the love interest of the title character, Forrest Gump. The movie follows Forrest’s extraordinary journey through significant historical events, showcasing his pure heart and unwavering optimism. The movie and Tom Hanks both won Oscars and Wright was nominated for a Golden Globe for her performance. Streaming on Prime.

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12. The Princess Bride (1987): Robin Wright Movies and TV Shows

Arguable, our favorite Robin Wright movie, the The Princess Bride is a fairy tale about true love and high adventure. This classic film has a strong cult following and continues to be popular with audiences. Wright stars as Princess Buttercup, whose love for Westley (played by Cary Elwes) is tested by various obstacles.

11. Wonder Woman (2017)

In this superhero film based on the DC Comics character, Robin Wright portrays General Antiope, the fierce and skilled aunt of Diana Prince, aka Wonder Woman. The movie follows Diana’s journey to become the legendary superhero. The film also stars Gal Gadot and Chris Pine.

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10. Damsel (2024): Robin Wright Movies and TV Shows

A dutiful damsel agrees to marry a handsome prince, only to find the royal family has recruited her as a sacrifice to repay an ancient debt. Robin Wright appears alongside Millie Bobby Brown and Angela Bassett.

9. Blade Runner 2049 (2017)

A sequel to the 1982 cult classic, Blade Runner 2049 is set in a dystopian future where replicants (bioengineered humans) coexist with humans. Robin Wright plays Lieutenant Joshi, who oversees the LAPD’s replicant unit. The film also stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford.

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8. Moneyball (2011): Robin Wright Movies and TV Shows

Based on a true story, Moneyball follows the Oakland Athletics’ general manager Billy Beane (played by Brad Pitt) as he employs statistical analysis to assemble a competitive baseball team on a limited budget. Robin Wright plays Beane’s ex-wife, Sharon. The movie also stars Jonah Hill.

7. State of Play (2009)

In this political thriller, Robin Wright portrays Anne Collins, the wife of a congressman who becomes embroiled in a murder investigation. The film explores the intersection of politics, journalism, and corporate corruption. The movie also stars Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Rachel McAdams .

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6. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011): Robin Wright Movies and TV Shows

Based on the best-selling novel, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a dark and gripping thriller centered around journalist Mikael Blomkvist (played by Daniel Craig) and hacker Lisbeth Salander (played by Rooney Mara). Robin Wright appears as Erika Berger, Blomkvist’s editor.

5. Unbreakable (2000)

Directed by M. Night Shyamalan, Unbreakable is a psychological thriller that explores the concept of real-life superheroes. Robin Wright stars as Audrey Dunn, the wife of David Dunn (played by Bruce Willis), a man who discovers he has superhuman abilities. The movie also stars Samuel L. Jackson.

4. A Most Wanted Man (2014): Robin Wright Movies and TV Shows

Based on the novel by John le Carré, A Most Wanted Man is a tense espionage thriller set in Hamburg, Germany. Robin Wright plays Martha Sullivan, a CIA operative involved in tracking down a suspected terrorist. The film also stars Philip Seymour Hoffman and Rachel McAdams.

3. The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee is a drama that follows the title character, Pippa Lee, as she navigates the complexities of marriage, motherhood, and identity. Robin Wright stars as Pippa Lee in both her younger and older years. The movie also stars Alan Arkin and Keanu Reeves.

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2. The Conspirator (2010): Robin Wright Movies and TV Shows

Directed by Robert Redford, The Conspirator is a historical drama that recounts the trial of Mary Surratt, the only woman charged in the conspiracy to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln. Robin Wright stars as Mary Surratt. The film also stars James McAvoy and Tom Wilkinson.

1. Message in a Bottle (1999)

Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, Message in a Bottle is a romantic drama about love, loss, and second chances. Robin Wright stars as Theresa Osborne, a woman who discovers a heartfelt love letter in a bottle and sets out to find its author. The film also stars Kevin Costner and Paul Newman.

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