From The Fifth Element and The Three Musketeers, to Dazed and Confused and Ultraviolet, Milla Jovovich has played many roles, across decades worth of movies. The actress – who fronted the highly successful Resident Evil movie series – has built up an extensive portfolio of pictures, which has made her one of the most exciting names in the film industry.
But if you’re a complete novice to the acting talents of Milla Jovovich, are you aware of all her film projects? And if not, would you like to know more?
Well, don’t worry; in this post I am taking a look back at the film career of Milla Jovovich with a run-through of all her movies. Taking things year by year, and decade by decade, I am providing a list of all the films starring Jovovich, dating back to the 1980s.
Milla Jovovich’s film career began in the late 1980s with small parts in a couple of movies. Back then, these weren’t key roles, and the actress was merely credits as ‘Milla’, but this became a starting point to build from.
Her first on-screen appearance was as Samantha Delongpre in Two Moon Junction. This was followed the same year by a part in the television movie, The Night Train to Kathmandu.
Jovovich’s movies during the 1980s included:
- Two Moon Junction (1988)
- The Night Train to Kathmandu (1988)
Drifting into the 1990s, and Milla Jovovich’s film career began to gain traction, kicking off with a starring role in Return to the Blue Lagoon. This was then followed by parts in Kuffs and Chaplin, as well as Dazed and Confused.
At this point, Jovovich was getting parts in big movies, but she wasn’t well-known amongst general audiences. However, all that began to change, thanks to a scene-stealing role in the sci-fi action movie, The Fifth Element.
Starring alongside Bruce Willis, Jovovich took on the role of Leeloo for the Luc Besson-directed picture, which instantly put here on everyone’s radar. From here she then appeared in Spike Lee’s He Got Game, before taking a lead role in another Luc Besson movie: Joan of Arc.
Milla Jovovich’s movies in the 1990s included:
- Return to the Blue Lagoon (1991)
- Kuffs (1992)
- Chaplin (1992)
- Dazed and Confused (1993)
- The Fifth Element (1997)
- He Got Game (1998)
- Joan of Arc (1999)
Moving into the 2000s now, and at the beginning of the new millennium Jovovich appeared in The Million Dollar Hotel, as well as The Claim. The following year she popped up in the comedy, Zoolander, before featuring in four films in 2002: The Dummy, Resident Evil, No Good Deed, and You Stupid Man.
Out of all those films, it was Resident Evil which truly struck a chord with audiences. The sci-fi horror movie – based on a video game of the same name – proved to be a box-office hit, and helped Jovovich to gain a new legion of fans.
And because Resident Evil was such a success it was soon followed by a collection of sequels, including Resident Evil: Apocalypse in 2004, and Resident Evil: Extinction in 2007.
Jovovich’s films in the 2000s included:
- The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)
- The Claim (2000)
- Zoolander (2001)
- The Dummy (2002)
- Resident Evil (2002)
- No Good Deed (2002)
- You Stupid Man (2002)
- Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)
- Ultraviolet (2006)
- .45 (2006)
- Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)
- A Perfect Getaway (2009)
- The Fourth Kind (2009)
Onto the 2010s, and Jovovich started the decade off with a return to the Resident Evil franchise with Resident Evil: Afterlife, before appearing in films including Stone, Dirty Girl, Lucky Trouble and The Three Musketeers. Further films then followed, before she jumped back to Resident Evil series for another two instalments, including Resident Evil: Retribution in 2012, and Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2016.
Other movies in the 2010s included Faces in the Crowd, Zoolander 2, and Hellboy. Jovovich’s movies in this decade were as follows:
- Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010)
- Stone (2010)
- Dirty Girl (2010)
- Lucky Trouble (2011)
- The Three Musketeers (2011)
- Bringing Up Bobby (2011)
- Faces in the Crowd (2011)
- Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)
- Cymbeline (2014)
- Survivor (2015)
- A Warrior’s Tail (2015)
- Zoolander 2 (2016)
- Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2016)
- Shock and Awe (2017)
- Future World (2018)
- Paradise Hills (2019)
- Hellboy (2019)
- The Rookies (2019)
And finally, into the 2020s now and Jovovich kick-started the decade with the action-adventure picture, Monster Hunter. Released during the pandemic, the movie was based on a video game, but it didn’t reach the same success as the Resident Evil films.
Following on from Monster Hunter (as well as the global pandemic), Jovovich’s post-pandemic releases include Breathe and In the Lost Lands.
Jovovich’s movies in the 2020s include:
- Monster Hunter (2020)
- Breathe (2023)
- In the Lost Lands (2023)
So, those are all the Milla Jovovich movies (for now), but what are your favourites? Are you a fan of Monster Hunter or is Ultraviolet your go-to movie? Perhaps The Claim is the best of the bunch for you, or maybe Joan of Arc?
Well, whatever your favourite Milla Jovovich movie, be sure to drop a comment below.
And if you are a fan of Milla Jovovich you might like to know that many of her hit movies are available to buy on DVD and Blu-ray, including The Fifth Element. If you’ve not watched The Fifth Element before, the movie is an eye-popping sci-fi romp, which boasts some great visuals, some excellent performances, and an enjoyable story.
The Fifth Element DVD is available from all good entertainment stockists, including Amazon US and Amazon UK.
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