9 Underrated Vanessa Kirby Roles That Deserve More Credit
Sure, she's been in big hits like "Mission: Impossible – Fallout," but Vanessa has some way lesser-known roles under her belt.
If you haven't seen these, you're missing out.
1. About Time (2013)
You know those movies that just make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? This one's it. Tim Lake, played by Domhnall Gleeson, learns from his dad that the men in their family can travel back in time. Instead of using it to get rich or famous, he decides to improve his love life. He meets Mary, falls in love, but then messes up the timeline and has to meet her all over again.
A series of life events follow, some happy, some sad, all serving to make you ponder the value of time itself.
2. Kill Command (2016)
In this sci-fi horror, a group of marines are sent to a remote island for a training exercise. Turns out, the island is full of killer robots. The movie turns into a man-versus-machine showdown, and it's all about survival. One by one, team members start dropping, and tensions run high.
3. Me Before You (2016)
Lou Clark gets a job as a caregiver to Will Traynor, a quadriplegic. She's chirpy; he's grumpy. Classic combo, right? Lou finds out that Will plans to end his life, so she goes all out to show him that life is worth living. They go to concerts, horse races, even take a tropical holiday. But let's not spoil what happens next.
4. Jupiter Ascending (2015)
Jupiter Jones, a cleaning lady, learns she's the heir to an intergalactic noble family. The problem? Other members of that family want her gone because she's disrupting their plans. Cue spaceships, laser guns, and enough CGI to make your eyes pop.
It may have only grossed $184 million against a $176-200 million budget, but at least the visuals are stunning.
5. The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015–2017)
The show starts with a child's body being found, stitched together from different people. Inspector John Marlott gets assigned to solve this grim case. Think of it like a 19th-century detective show, only with the macabre elements of Frankenstein. The deeper Marlott goes into the investigation, the more twisted the plot gets.
6. Queen & Country (2014)
Picture post-World War II England, but it's not all tea and crumpets. This movie revolves around Bill Rohan, an 18-year-old drafted into the army during the Korean War. Bill and his mates are more occupied with girl-chasing and pranking their sergeant than with any notions of heroism or duty. Between duty calls, they're stealing clocks and dealing with military bureaucracy.
7. Wasteland (2012)
This British crime thriller follows Harvey Miller, recently out of prison and keen to settle some scores. Instead of going straight, he ropes in his three best mates for a heist to rip off a local drug kingpin. The plan is genius, but the execution is anything but smooth. Friends turn on friends, and tension escalates.
A must-watch if you're into plot twists and morally grey characters.
8. Labyrinth (2012)
Based on the novel by Kate Mosse, this mini-series offers dual timelines – one during the 13th century, another in the present day. Both timelines are linked by the Holy Grail. Medieval France is plagued by religious persecution, while modern-day archaeologist Alice Tanner stumbles upon a mysterious ring that drags her into the ancient quest.
It's like a historical treasure hunt with high stakes.
9. Great Expectations (2012)
This adaptation takes the age-old story and puts a cinematic spin on it. Young orphan Pip is taken under the wing of a mysterious benefactor, who turns his life upside down. We follow him through his transformation from poor blacksmith's apprentice to London gentleman, while he pines for the cold-hearted Estella.