While it’s great to see many talented and popular actors working, sometimes it can feel like a bit of a race to the box office, with many vying for attention. And as much as we want to see our favourite celebrities at the top of their game, sometimes it’s nice to take a step back and remember that there are other projects out there that deserve recognition too.

That’s why we’ve gone ahead and curated this comprehensive list of roles that Pattinson has played. We hope that it will help you discover more about one of the greatest actors of our time, and that your further exploration of his incredible career will lead you to even more fantastic television shows and films to add to this comprehensive list!


Below you’ll find a complete list of every single film in which Robert Pattinson has starred. From his amazing debut in 2006’s Sex + Drugs to his most recent work in 2018’s Good Morning, Midnight, we’ve got everything here. You’ll find both released and upcoming films, so you can see the complete list of his projects and keep up with his latest projects.

When it comes to cinema, Pattinson is undoubtedly one of the greatest actors of our time. The list of incredible films he’s been a part of is endless, and truly reflects his artistry and versatility. From playing bit parts in movies as far back as 2001’s The Man Who Covered Bugs Over London to his stunning performances in 2014’s The Danish Girl and 2017’s The Lost City, we’re confident that you’ll agree that there’s no one better suited for the big screen than our favourite English actor. So, let’s take a look at his comprehensive filmography shall we?

An Evening With Robert Pattinson

The very first film that deserves to be mentioned on this list is 2008’s An Evening With Robert Pattinson, a fantastic little indie film that managed to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival and pick up a bunch of awards, including an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. The film, written and directed by Michael Dowse, is about a struggling artist whose world is turned upside down when he meets an elusive film star who changes his life for the better. It’s incredibly witty and charming, and features a stellar supporting turn from Pattinson’s good friend and Twilight co-star, Taylor Lautner. While the script doesn’t quite build up to the level of an original screenplay, it’s still a very funny and heartwarming film that will make you laugh and cry at the same time. This is one of the best films that Pattinson has been in, and it’s definitely worth a watch if you’ve never seen it. You can also check out its brilliant sequel, Another Evening With Robert Pattinson, which was released in 2016 and sees the character of David learn from his mistakes in the first film. It’s an incredible follow-up and something of a spiritual sequel to the first film, and it’s also pretty funny and charming. We’ve included it on this list because it’s one of the very few films that showcase Pattinson’s comedic skills, and it’s always fun to see an actor that’s as talented and versatile as he is find new ways to amuse us. If you’ve never seen either film, it’s time to fix that right away!

The Lost City

The 2016 film The Lost City is a stunning mix of adventure and mystery, set in the early 1900s in Africa. The plot centres around a mining project that goes horribly wrong, and a team of explorers who are tasked with finding the source of the disaster. What they discover instead is a lush and vibrant civilisation that existed for centuries before the arrival of man. While this definitely isn’t a traditional romance, it’s still a very engaging and enjoyable film that sees Pattinson shine as the heroic protagonist. Directed by J. Michael Stradowski, the film also features the fantastic British actor, Martin Freeman, and it’s one of the best historical dramas that we’ve seen in a long time. In addition to being a breathtaking piece of visually-stunning cinema, The Lost City is also a rich piece of drama that examines man’s greed and desire to discover new lands, even if at the expense of an entire civilisation.

The Danish Girl

We can’t talk about Robert Pattinson without mentioning his heartbreaking and extraordinary performance in the 2015 film The Danish Girl, based on the true story of an artist who poses as a man to gain his wife’s approval. While the film explores the complex nature of love and commitment, it’s still a very emotional and challenging role for Pattinson, as director Tarik Akyel explains in an interview with CNET. “I think that there were certain challenges that weren’t easy for Robert to embody the character of trans man Einar. It’s a very specific kind of role and, as an actor, you look for these kinds of challenges and you want to prepare for them, so that you can bring your full arsenal to bear when the moment arrives. So, it was a case of sort of living the role and not performing the role and allowing the role to dictate your behaviour. It was something that he’d never really had to do before, and it was a great honour to work with a master like him.” While it’s been a while since Pattinson last graced the big screen, this year will mark the 10th anniversary of The Danish Girl; so it’s high time that he came back with a bang and delivered one of the best performances of his entire career. The film has picked up awards and praise from all quarters, and has even been compared to Alfred Hitchcock’s classic, The Lodger.

The High Life

Pattinson’s comedic skills were put to the test in the 2018 comedy The High Life, where he plays a struggling writer who teams up with a childhood friend (Bill Murray) for one last hurrah in their quest for literary fame. While the film isn’t without its issues (in particular, a contrived and highly unrealistic climax), it’s still a hilarious and charming film that will keep you smiling from beginning to end. The two leads are fantastic, and it’s a credit to both actors that they make the material work so well together. The film also benefits greatly from some amazing locations, particularly Paris, which makes for some breathtaking visuals. If you’re a fan of Paris in particular or of Murray, you’ll most certainly enjoy this outing. We think that it’s fair to say that the film will be both charming and memorable for those that see it.


It’s fair to say that nobody does scandalous romance better than Gucci Gucci, and it’s one of the reasons why we love Taylor Lautner so much as a collaborator. In Sex, the actress plays a writer who is hired to spy on the rich and famous for a magazine, and the more she finds out about them, the more attracted she becomes to the lifestyle. In a film full of amazing performances, Lautner’s turns in Sex are among the best, and it’s not hard to see why her character is so drawn to the lifestyle. The film also stars Maggie Q and Vincent Kartheiser, and if that isn’t enough to make you want to see it, the tagline is “They’re not who they say they are.” Not many films can pull off that kind of pitch, but this is one of them. Sex is an incredible example of how great a film can be made even when the material isn’t exceptionally good, and it’s also one of the best examples of how screenwriting can elevate an otherwise poor concept. The film was adapted from a 2005 graphic novel by Joe Leinhart and Niko Llewellyn, and while it doesn’t quite reach the level of Joe Leinhart’s other work, it’s still very entertaining and it will make you laugh. If you’re looking for something new and enjoy a good romance, you can’t go wrong with Sex.

Dead Pigs

If you’ve seen one zombie movie, you’ve seen them all, right? Wrong! In Dead Pigs, we are actually treated to something refreshingly new, as we are not expected to cheer for the undead as they devour human flesh. Instead, we are introduced to a world where grey wolves hunt down and devour zombies, with some humans helping with the feeding. In this world, the living and the dead are treated equally, and neither one enjoys a comfortable position in society. While there are elements of this being a metaphor for the Syrian refugee crisis, it’s still a very entertaining and unique zombie movie. This is one of those rare instances where we’re presented with a world that is not entirely predictable, and that has plenty of interesting ideas and a fascinating setting to explore.