Jennifer Lawrence stands out to be one of the most accomplished actresses of her generation. She has achieved a lot, and this evident with her four-time academy nominations and awards at just 28 years. The standard of her career has been set by movies, such as the Hunger Games franchise, X-men franchise, to mention a few. Here is a top 10 list of Jennifer Lawrence movies that are worth watching.
1. Silver Lining Playbook (2012)
Considered as one of her best performances, the Silver lining Playbook is also one of the best movies released in 2012. The film gained a lot of popularity from her role AS Tiffany and acting opposite to Bradly Cooper. It is hard to ignore the humorous action presented by Bradly cooper, making it a must-watch movie.
Undoubtedly, the kind of action behind this film deserves the trophy that Lawrence took as the Best Actress at the Oscars. Also, it is incredible how Lawrence and Cooper portrayed the curtain of mental health and the struggle that result, which describes their personalities brilliantly.
2. Winter’s Bone (2010)
By 2010, Jennifer Lawrence was not too popular as she is today. Well, for obvious reasons, Lawrence was still a teenager and had acted only a few movies. However, winter’s bones can be considered as her breakthrough, which has led to the explosive talent that everyone knows about.
Jennifer features as a young teenage girl who embarks on a mission to find her missing father to save her mom and siblings from eviction from their Ozark home. Her performance portrays resolute hope and diligence despite its small scope.
3. The Hunger Game Franchise
Honestly, The Hunger Games Franchise could have topped the list, but it deserves this spot since the first two movies work Jennifer Lawrence’s breakthrough in the Film Industry. She features in all the four movies in the franchise (A hero Journey begins (2012), Catching Fire (2013), Mockingjay part 1 (2014), and Mockingjay part 2 (2015).
In all these movies, she takes the position of the lead actor, and from that, it brought a real feel of sci-fi movies. As the story goes, boys and girls in a dystopian future have to fight to the death just for a nation’s amusement. In the story, Jennifer Lawrence manages to put up a soulful performance that sets life to the grim life of the books in which the movies were extracted.
4. The X-men Franchise
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Thanks to Jennifer Lawrence, X-men could be one of the movies that could be long forgotten. Taking the role of Mystique, she puts up a performance that makes her the emotion fulcrum in both films (First Class (2011) and Days of Future Past (2014). Besides that, the movie has an- action-filled blockbuster backdrop that would leave its fan at the edge of their seats.
5. American Hustle (2013)
This movie features a lot of wigs and prosthetics. It features a 70s period piece of FBI staging a trap for corrupt politicians. The FBI uses two con artists who stage a solid performance that made almost the whole cast to get Academy nominations. Lawrence takes a role as the wife of one of the con artists, Christian Bale, to be specific, and there is a lot of fun associated with this role.
The kind of performance that each member of the cast manages to put up makes the two hours and 20 minutes of their play worth of your time and money as well.
6. Joy (2015)
It’s hard to fail to notice the reuniting of Lawrence and producer David O. Russell who had worked together in Silver Lining Playbook and American Hustle through the performance of this movie. There is an undeniable rapport between the two after plotting the film on a self-made millionaire who invents a Miracle Mop.
Her center-stage role explains that she finally managed to take up her role as the main character in David O Russel productions, unlike other movies where she featured as a supporting actor. Unfortunately, the film does not make it to Oscar’s nominations, but it benefits a lot from involving Lawrence as the main actor.
7. Like Crazy (2011)
If you have ever attempted a long-distance relationship, you can relate to this movie. Jennifer Lawrence takes the role of Samantha, which is the third position in the main characters featured in this movie. Although Lawrence takes the third role of someone, who starts seeing Jacob after his relationship with Anna falls apart.
The relationship between Lawrence and Jacob does not last for long since he was bleeding from the break-up. Samantha could have offered a dependable relationship filled with the baggage of a long-distance relationship. Still, the act stands to be the best performance for her limited role in this movie.
8. Mother (2017)
Directed by Darren Aronofsky, this horror-drama movie brings the best of Jennifer Lawrence. The film portrays the surest character of an ego-driven and disastrous emotional artist who wants to become work-renowned besides her reserved nature.
Although the movie stages a disturbing relationship with Mother Nature, it suits to be considered as one of the art films that fall in Lawrence’s blockbusters.
9. The Beaver (2011)
This movie redeems Mel Gibson from the bizarre that rose from his ill-advised behavior. Mel Gibson stars along Jodie Foster, who happens to be the writer and director of the movie. Gibson takes the role of a depressed CEO who resorts to a hand puppet as an alternative personality.
Jennifer Lawrence takes the role of Norah, whose brother has died and gets emotionally attached to Porter. Porter is a son to Gibson and usually writes a paper for his schoolmate. The movie is quite melancholic and amusing, making it a masterpiece to watch.
10. Red Sparrow (2018)
This is a spy thriller film written by Justine Haythe. Jennifer Lawrence takes the role of Dominika Egorova, who is a former ballerina and has taken the part of a sparrow. In the screenplay, Dominika excels in her training besides having some frictions with her trainers. She gets assigned at Budapest, where she gains the trust of Nash and eventually exposes the identity of Marble.
As the genre of the movie suggests, the film establishes a new version of Jennifer Lawrence, which is fascinating to watch. Based on her previous roles, it is impressive how she can manage to put a thriller in this movie.
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