From Sin City to Ahsoka: The Best Rosario Dawson Movies and TV Shows and Where to Watch Them

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Rosario Dawson has one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood. With a career spanning nearly three decades, the critically acclaimed, award-winning American actress has over one hundred credits to her name from film, television, and voice acting roles across genres — most notably in the superhero and sci-fi realm. From her start in the 1995 coming-of-age drama Kids to her 5-series stint as nurse Claire Temple in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and impressive run (including a solo show) as the Jedi Ahsoka in Star Wars’ galaxy far, far away, Dawson has left her mark on Hollywood's biggest franchises. Check out our selection of Rosario Dawson’s best performances and find out where to watch them in the guide below.

While Rosario Dawson is best known for her big franchise roles, her roles in films such as Sin City, Josie and the Pussycats, and Quentin Tarantino’s Death Proof equally demonstrate the strong, grounded presence she brings to each performance. Whether she’s singing and dancing her way through Rent as Mimi Marquez, playing a lovestruck, chaotic lawyer in Jane the Virgin, or showing her comedy chops in Clerks II, Dawson consistently captivates audiences on both the big and small screen. In addition, she’s also continued to do stellar work voicework in films such as The Lego Movie and The Lego Batman Movie, and has voiced Wonder Woman in several animated productions since 2009.

In addition to her film and television work, Rosario Dawson is also known for her political activism and philanthropy. Over the years, she has narrated and produced several documentaries on issues she holds dear, including two films tackling climate change (The Need to Grow, Kiss the Ground) and one on immigration (The Deported).

With over 100 credits to her name, there’s a huge catalogue from which to choose, so check out our selection of Rosario Dawson’s best movies and TV shows and find out where to stream them from the United Kingdom.

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  1. Sin City

    Sin City

    2005

    IMDB 8.0 (794k)

    #1

    Welcome to Sin City. This town beckons to the tough, the corrupt, the brokenhearted. Some call it dark… Hard-boiled. Then there are those who call it home — Crooked cops, sexy dames, desperate vigilantes. Some are seeking revenge, others lust after redemption, and then there are those hoping for a little of both. A universe of unlikely and reluctant heroes still trying to do the right thing in a city that refuses to care.

  2. Ahsoka

    Ahsoka

    2023

    IMDB 7.5 (112k)

    #2

    After the fall of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Ahsoka Tano investigates an emerging threat to a vulnerable galaxy.

  3. Marvel's Daredevil

    Marvel's Daredevil

    2015

    IMDB 8.6 (475k)

    #3

    Lawyer-by-day Matt Murdock uses his heightened senses from being blinded as a young boy to fight crime at night on the streets of Hell’s Kitchen as Daredevil.

  4. Jane the Virgin

    Jane the Virgin

    2014

    IMDB 7.8 (46k)

    #4

    A comedy-drama following a chaste young woman who is accidentally impregnated via artificial insemination as she struggles to inform her devoutly religious family and make the right choices concerning the child. Based on the telenovela "Juana la virgen."

  5. Death Proof

    Death Proof

    2007

    IMDB 7.0 (314k)

    #5

    Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.

  6. Trance

    Trance

    2013

    IMDB 6.9 (117k)

    #6

    A violent gang enlists the help of a hypnotherapist in an attempt to locate a painting which somehow vanished in the middle of a heist.

  7. Clerks II

    Clerks II

    2006

    IMDB 7.3 (140k)

    #7

    A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.

  8. Men in Black II

    Men in Black II

    2002

    IMDB 6.2 (404k)

    #8

    Kay and Jay reunite to provide our best, last and only line of defense against a sinister seductress who levels the toughest challenge yet to the MIB's untarnished mission statement – protecting Earth from the scum of the universe. It's been four years since the alien-seeking agents averted an intergalactic disaster of epic proportions. Now it's a race against the clock as Jay must convince Kay – who not only has absolutely no memory of his time spent with the MIB, but is also the only living person left with the expertise to save the galaxy – to reunite with the MIB before the earth submits to ultimate destruction.

  9. Marvel's Luke Cage

    Marvel's Luke Cage

    2016

    IMDB 7.2 (139k)

    #9

    Given superstrength and durability by a sabotaged experiment, a wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire.

  10. Briarpatch

    Briarpatch

    2020

    IMDB 6.6 (2k)

    #10

    Dogged investigator Allegra Dill returns to her border-town Texas home after her sister is murdered. What begins as a search for a killer turns into an all-consuming fight to bring her corrupt hometown to its knees.

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  11. Dopesick

    Dopesick

    2021

    IMDB 8.6 (78k)

    #11

    The story of how one company triggered the worst drug epidemic in American history. Look into the epicenter of America's struggle with opioid addiction, from a distressed Virginia mining community, to the hallways of the DEA, and to the opulence of "one percenter" Big Pharma Manhattan.

  12. Josie and the Pussycats

    #12

    Josie, Melody and Val are three small-town girl musicians determined to take their rock band out of their garage and straight to the top, while remaining true to their look, style and sound. They get a record deal which brings fame and fortune but soon realize they are pawns of two people who want to control the youth of America. They must clear their names, even if it means losing fame and fortune.

  13. Rent

    Rent

    2005

    IMDB 6.8 (55k)

    #13

    This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in late 1980s East Village, New York, USA. The film centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a tragedy has made Roger numb to new experiences, Mark begins capturing their world through his attempts to make a personal movie. In the year that follows, they and their friends deal with love, loss, and working together.

  14. Kids

    Kids

    1995

    IMDB 7.0 (84k)

    #14

    A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking and deflowering virgins.

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  15. Zombieland: Double Tap

    Zombieland: Double Tap

    2019

    IMDB 6.7 (203k)

    #15

    Columbus, Tallahassee, Wichita, and Little Rock move to the American heartland as they face off against evolved zombies, fellow survivors, and the growing pains of the snarky makeshift family.

  16. Shattered Glass

    Shattered Glass

    2003

    IMDB 7.1 (37k)

    #16

    The true story of fraudulent Washington, D.C. journalist Stephen Glass, who rose to meteoric heights as a young writer in his 20s, becoming a staff writer at The New Republic for three years. Looking for a short cut to fame, Glass concocted sources, quotes and even entire stories, but his deception did not go unnoticed forever, and eventually, his world came crumbling down.

  17. The Lego Batman Movie

    The Lego Batman Movie

    2017

    IMDB 7.3 (173k)

    #17

    A cooler-than-ever Bruce Wayne must deal with the usual suspects as they plan to rule Gotham City, while discovering that he has accidentally adopted a teenage orphan who wishes to become his sidekick.

  18. 25th Hour

    25th Hour

    2002

    IMDB 7.6 (184k)

    #18

    In New York City in the days following the events of 9/11, Monty Brogan is a convicted drug dealer about to start a seven-year prison sentence, and his final hours of freedom are devoted to hanging out with his closest buddies and trying to prepare his girlfriend for his extended absence.

  19. Seven Pounds

    Seven Pounds

    2008

    IMDB 7.6 (315k)

    #19

    An IRS agent with a fateful secret embarks on an extraordinary journey of redemption by forever changing the lives of seven strangers.

  20. Unstoppable

    Unstoppable

    2010

    IMDB 6.8 (208k)

    #20

    A runaway train, transporting deadly, toxic chemicals, is barreling down on Stanton, Pennsylvania, and proves to be unstoppable until a veteran engineer and young conductor risk their lives to try and stop it with a switch engine.