I’m sure for a lot of people when they hear the name “Kravitz” they think of Lenny Kravitz, the famous musician, but for me, I think of his daughter, Zoë Kravitz. With his 2022 roles in KIMI and The Batman, Kravitz has become more of a star than ever, and his future is bright. However, that doesn’t mean she hasn’t had previous successful roles that you should check out.
From big little lies at Divergent, Kravitz has a whole catalog of movies. Here are some of the best Zoë Kravitz movies and TV shows streaming or available to rent right now.
Big Little Lies (2017, 2019)
big little lies pulls back the curtain on what it’s like to be a perfectionist, when three seemingly perfect mothers end up embroiled in a murder investigation that changes their lives forever.
Kravitz played Bonnie Howard Carlson, Nathan’s wife, and won critical acclaim for her role. Although there has been no confirmation that a season 3 is on the horizon for the popular show (which has won several awards), there have been discussions from the protagonists, who would be interested in continuing the story. Here’s hoping we’ll see Kravitz as Bonnie again.
Stream Big Little Lies on HBO Max.
X-Men: First Class (2011)
One of Kravitz’s first big roles was as Angel Salvadore in X-Men: First Class. This film essentially acts as an origin story for the start of the X-Men and how the mutant team came to be, as they faced an international threat.
Kravitz’s character was a mutant with dragonfly wings who had acidic saliva capable of burning anyone’s skin – talk about a pretty scary power. While some of x-men movies can be hit or miss sometimes i always really enjoyed watching this one as it introduces a lot of new characters to the X-Men: First Class to throw which I appreciate, including the character of Kravitz, which she plays perfectly.
Stream X-Men: First Class on Disney+.
Rent X-Men: First Class on Amazon.
Divergent Series (2014–2016)
Remember when dystopian young adult films were all the rage? Divergent was part of this trend. These films tell the story of a society where everyone is divided into different factions where they stay for the rest of their lives. Except one girl, Tris, feels like she doesn’t belong anywhere. As a dark plot concerning her home comes to the surface, it’s up to her and her friends to save everyone.
Kravitz, for her stint on the show, portrayed Tris’ friend, Christina, who aimed to help her. While Divergent has never been my favorite movie series to emerge from this teen movie genre, I enjoy Kravitz’s performance throughout, and his interactions with Shailene Woodley’s character, Tris, are fun to watch. I will never understand why they stopped doing Divergent movies, although.
Rent the Divergent series on Amazon.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald (2018)
The Wizarding World continued in this spin-off. fantastic beasts, acting as a prequel to Harry Potter, Primarily follows Newt Scamander and his adventures in the wizarding world, his interactions with wizards we know, and legendary villains such as Gellert Grindelwald, as seen in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
Zoë Kravitz plays Leta Lestrange (you know, from this crazy family in the Harry Potter universe), and I personally really liked her portrayal of the character, showing how lost she was not only as a witch, but also as a human, after years of ostracism from society. Although I’m not sure if Leta will make a return in the next Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets, I can at least watch this movie again and admire his performance again.
Stream Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on HBO Max.
Rent Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald on Amazon.
High Fidelity (2020)
Now that was a series that deserved more time. High fidelity, based on the 2000 book and film of the same name, is set in Brooklyn, NY and follows Robyn Brooks, otherwise known as Rob, who owns a vinyl store, is obsessed with music, and struggles with her own love life.
Fun fact – even though Kravitz stars in the TV show, High fidelity, his mother, Lisa Bonet, actually starred in the original film in 2000. Talk about the ultimate tribute to your mother. And, Kravitz rocks it in her role as well, capturing audiences with her on-screen presence and proving that she leads the female material. If only that the show was not canceled so quickly.
Stream in high fidelity on Hulu.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
Now this is one of my favorite superhero movies. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse tells the story of Miles Morales, a young man who is bitten by a spider and assumes the mantle of Spider-Man in his universe – but when a portal to the multiverse opens and Miles must battle villain after villain, with the help of other Spider-People from other worlds.
Although Kravitz did not voice any of the heroes of Spider, she did voice Peter Parker’s famous girlfriend/wife, Mary Jane Watson, who plays a pivotal role in Peter Parker’s character arc in the film. – moreover, his voice matches the character perfectly. Into the Spider-Verse is my favorite Spider Man movieand I can’t wait until the sequel comes out. If only time could pass faster.
Rent Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse on Amazon.
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
This hugely popular movie had a ton of stars. Mad Max: Fury Road is a post-apocalyptic film set in a world where food and water are limited and humans have split into factions. And now Max Rockatansky is embroiled in a long battle that changes the course of his life forever.
Kravitz portrays one of the five wives of Immortan Joe, the main antagonist of madmax, and by God, she and everyone other who plays a woman is badass as hell. I absolutely love her scenes in this film, showing that she is capable of being an action star in her own right. it excites me even more to see her as Catwoman in The Batman.
Stream Mad Max: Fury Road on HBO Max.
Rent Mad Max: Fury Road on Amazon.
In this fun 2015 movie, Drug follows Malcolm, a high school student who finds himself on the guest list for a big party alongside his friends. However, when this party turns violent and he has to flee, he suddenly discovers that there is ecstasy in his backpack. Hilarities begin to occur as he and his friends try to avoid being killed by people who want his mysterious hideout.
Zoë Kravitz played Nakia, one of the main characters, and I loved her interactions with Malcolm, played by Shameik Moore. They had great chemistry and really gave that coming of age vibe where they kind of dance around each other, but you can tell they like each other too. With all the craziness going on in this movie, their friendship was a nice constant that I really enjoyed watching.
Rent Dope on Amazon.
This standalone film really showcases Kravitz’s acting talent. Gemini is a mystery thriller that tells the story of a movie star and his assistant. But, when this movie star is found dead one morning, the assistant must find a way to clear her name as she is dragged through the mud and framed for murder.
Kravitz plays Heather, the film’s main star who is murdered, and I personally think it’s roles like that where she shines the most. She does a great job of showing this mysterious woman who has so many secrets, only to have them all revealed in the end. And, let me say, this movie is also really attractive. The cinematography is excellent and grabs your attention instantly.
Stream Gemini on Hulu.
Rent Gemini on Amazon.
Restless Night (2017)
Finally, we have Hard night. This fun comedy is exactly what I love to watch – as we see five college friends reuniting again. What does this lead to? A crazy and hectic weekend in Miami during a bachelorette party.
Let me tell you first that Kravitz isn’t the only big name on this list. She shares the spotlight with big names such as Scarlett Johansson, Jillian Bell, Kate McKinnon and many more. And, to be honest, I love them all so much together. Kravitz is awesome as Blair and really having fun with it, but the rest of the cast is also very happy to watch. hard night is one of those movies you watch when you just need a laugh, and every time it will manage to give you that.
Rent Rough Night on Amazon.
It’s pretty cool to think that Zoë Kravitz voiced Catwoman a bit in The Lego Batman Movie, and will now represent it in The Batman to throw. Talk about fate. For my part, I can’t wait to see her play this role too. But for now, until his new movie releases come out in 2022, you have some of his other awesome movies and TV series to watch to keep you busy.