8 Kaya Scodelario Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Loved The Gentlemen

8 Kaya Scodelario Movies & TV Shows to Watch If You Loved The Gentlemen
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Susie Glass isn’t the first iconic role the actress played.

If there's one show that has completely dominated the top of Netflix and media coverage for the entire month of March 2024, it's Guy Richie's The Gentlemen. Even though many predicted that the show would follow the 2019 movie of the same name and become just as successful, no one could have predicted that it would explode like this.

With the majority of people having binge-watched the entire first season of the show, many began to ask questions about the second season. Even if it does get greenlit, there's no hope of getting it any sooner than 2025, so there's plenty of time to check out some of the other iconic projects of charismatic leads Theo James and Kaya Scodelario.

If you're interested in checking out the actress' acting journey, here are 8 TV shows and movies to begin with.

Skins (2007-2013)

It is safe to say that it was Skins that instantly launched Kaya Scodelario's career and made her one of the most British rising stars of the time. An edgy and honest drama about the struggles of troubled teenagers, Skins was a true cultural phenomenon, and Scodelario's Effy Stonem led the army of inspired Tumblr users.

To this day, the show remains a heartbreakingly true representation of what some teens go through, so it deserves a watch.

The Truth About Emanuel (2013)

Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival on January 18, 2013 is a thriller written, directed and produced by Francesca Gregorini.

The thriller follows the life of Emanuel, who lost her mother in childbirth. Troubles begin when a woman who looks like her mother moves in next door and Emanuel agrees to babysit her daughter, only to find out she's actually a doll. Heartbreaking and twisted, the film is a study in dealing with loss.

The Maze Runner (2014)

Based on James Dashner's 2009 novel of the same name, The Maze Runner is the first installment in the series, starring Kaya Scodelario as Teresa, the only woman ever to enter the maze.

Although many consider the series to be primarily a young adult story due to the cast of rising stars, The Maze Runner's dystopian setting and various twists and mysteries would entertain viewers of all ages. So if you haven't had a chance to check it out yet, take this as a sign.

Tiger House (2014)

Tiger House is basically Home Alone for adults. As Kelly, a pregnant gymnast with a boyfriend whose family doesn't appreciate her, Scodelario must deal with an intruder and protect everyone from being taken hostage and killed.

While this may not be the most serious or inspiring film in the actress' filmography, the action-packed thriller perfectly showcases how well she handles badass roles.

Spinning Out (2020)

7 years after Skins ended, Scodelario has returned to the troubled teen image, this time as the star of Netflix's Spinning Out, Kat Baker. Having spent her entire life on the ice, Kat can't let the injury she suffered put an end to her entire career, so she decides to push through the pain and hide it as a secret so she can continue skating in pairs.

This is a story of determination and ambition that reveals how big sport often leaves nothing but big trauma for those who participate.

Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City (2021)

Adapted from the stories of the first and second Resident Evil games, the movie served as a reboot of the movie series of the same name, and Kaya Scodelario's action skills from The Maze Runner and Tiger House made her the perfect casting choice for Claire Redfield.

Though the film was not well received by critics, landing at 30% on Rotten Tomatoes, it was a fun watch for the majority of audiences. The VOD success of the film pushed the production to continue the story rather than abandon the entire series.

The King's Daughter (2022)

The 2022 film, which was shot back in 2014, stars Kaya Scodelario as Marie-Josèphe, the daughter of King Louis XIV. Originally slated to be released by Focus Features, Paramount Pictures announced the delay back in 2015, and then the movie bounced around distributors for another 7 years before finally premiering in 2022.

If not for the quality of the story, the film is definitely worth seeing to see the actress in a royal setting alongside Pierce Brosnan as her father.

Don't Make Me Go (2022)

Another festival feature from the actress premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on June 13, 2022. Don't Make Me Go is the heartfelt and somewhat tragic story of a single father who takes his reluctant teenage daughter on a cross-country road trip to find her estranged mother after learning he is terminally ill.

Starring John Cho and Mia Isaac in the leading roles, this film will remind you of the true meaning of family.