Emma Watson’s 10 Best Movies (According To IMDb)

Emma Watson starred as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter film series. Prior to her major breakthrough as Hermione, Emma had acted in school plays. Named Emma Charlotte Duerre Watson, known mostly was Emma Watson, she is not only an actress but also a UN Women Goodwill ambassador who helped launch the UN Women campaign HeForShe, which centers around gender equality.

During her Harry Potter years, Emma voiced in The Tale of Despereaux in the year 2008. After the completion of the Harry Potter film series, Emma went on to do supporting roles in films such as My Week with Marilyn, The Perks of Being a Wallflower, and The Bling Ring. She played herself in the movie This Is the End (2013) and portrayed Noah’s adopted daughter in the film, Noah.

Her more recent roles include the musical romantic fantasy Beauty and the Beast in the year 2017 and Meg March in the coming-of-age film Little Women. Emma graduated from Brown University with a bachelor’s degree in English literature in 2014 by saying her education was as important to her as her career. In addition to her acting and activism, Emma models for Burberry and Lancôme.

From the ages of 14 to 21-year, Emma played Hermione Granger. In the middle and after the end, Emma branched out into TV and in films.

Here are 10 best Emma Watson movies (that aren’t Harry Potter) according to IMDb scores.

The Circle (5.3)

The Circle: Emma plays Mae, an employee in the biggest tech company in the world.

The Circle is a 2017 American techno-thriller film.

The movie is the story of a customer employee, professionally known as Mae Holland. After she secures position at The Circle, a tech and social media company, her life takes a spin. She joins the company to support her parents, especially her father who suffers from multiple sclerosis. As she rises through the ranks, she engages in an experiment that could change the world but curb and curtail her freedom.

The Circle is directed by James Ponsoldt. It is based on a screenplay by Ponsoldt and Dave Eggers. Besides Emma, the film stars Tom Hanks in the lead role. The supporting cast includes John Boyega, Karen Gillan, Ellar Coltrane, Patton Oswalt, Glenne Headly, and Bill Paxton.

The Bling Ring (5.6)

The Bling Ring: Emma plays a high school robber who breaks into the houses of celebrities.

The Bling Ring is a 2013 satirical crime film.

You would be surprised to know that the crime movie The Bling Ring is based on a true story. Besides, it is also Emma’s first adult role came. The movie is centered around the story of people who robbed celebrity’s homes in California. They called themselves Bling Ring. The Bling Ring is directed by Sofia Coppola. In the year 2010, Vanity Fair did a piece on teenage looters titled “The Suspects Wore Louboutins.” It was written by Nancy Jo Sales.

The cast of the film is a huge ensemble led by Katie Chang, Israel Broussard, Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, and Claire Julien. Emma played Nicki Moore.

Regression (5.7)

Regression: Emma plays a teenager named Angela Gray.

Regression is a 2015 psychological thriller mystery film.

The film is based in Minnesota of the years 1990. Ethan Hawke plays detective Bruce Kenner who heads the investigates the case of John Gray (David Dencik). Denick himself has admitted to sexually abusing his 17-year-old daughter Angela (Emma Watson) but without any recollection of the abuse.

Watson plays the daughter, who says that the assault on her was by several people in masks, believing the police to think it was a satanic cult.

Regression is directed and written by Alejandro Amenábar. He is a renowned Spanish filmmaker. The supporting cast includes David Thewlis, Lothaire Bluteau, Dale Dickey, David Dencik, Peter MacNeill, Devon Bostick, and Aaron Ashmore.

The Tale of Despereaux (6.1)

The Tale of Despereaux: Emma voices the kidnapped Princess Pea.

The Tale of Despereaux is a 2008 British-American computer-animated adventure fantasy family film.

The story deals with a young mouse named Despereaux (Matthew Broderick) who is out to save his friend, the kidnapped Princess Pea, voiced by Emma. It was loosely based on the 2003 book of the same name by author Kate DiCamillo.

The film was Emma’s venture outside of her Harry Potter series. It was such a bold step since she had only done a voice-over. It features a huge cast ensemble including Matthew Broderick, Robbie Coltrane, Frances Conroy, Tony Hale, Ciarán Hinds, Dustin Hoffman, Richard Jenkins, Kevin Kline, Frank Langella, William H. Macy, Charles Shaughnessy, Stanley Tucci, Tracey Ullman.

The Tale of Despereaux was directed by Sam Fell and Robert Stevenhagen and produced by Gary Ross and Allison Thomas.

This Is the End (6.6)

This Is the End: Emma plays an extended version of herself at James Franco’s party.

This Is the End is a 2013 American apocalyptic comedy horror film.

The movie is an apocalyptic tale of biblical proportions. As Hollywood star James Franco is throwing a party with his celebrity pals in California, the world comes to an end. Those at the party are his buddies Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, and Craig Robinson.

This Is the End is a Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg comedy, written, directed, and co-produced by those three.  Emma plays an angry, extended version of herself in the cast in the wake of a global biblical apocalypse, stealing the cast’s eatables and leaving their place in horror. She also attacks the survivors and steals all their alcohol.

My Week with Marilyn (7.0)

My Week with Marilyn: Emma plays Eddie Redmayne’s love interest, Lucy.

My Week with Marilyn is a 2011 drama film.

The movie is about the sets of the 1957 film The Prince and the Showgirl, which starred Marilyn Monroe (Williams) and Laurence Olivier (Branagh). On the sets, Marilyn Monroe was escorted around London by Eddie Redmayne’s Clark.

Emma Watson played Lucy, Monroe’s wardrobe assistant who at the time was dating Colin (Eddie Redmayne). Because of Monroe’s constant presence, her relationship with Clark was ruined.

My Week with Marilyn came out the same year as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Although the movie belonged to Michelle Williams, she won the Golden Globes award for her performance as Marilyn Monroe. But Emma did justice with her part.

My Week with Marilyn was directed by Simon Curtis and written by Adrian Hodges.

Colonia (7.1)

Colonia: Emma plays a woman named Lena.

Colonia, also known as The Colony, is a 2015 historical thriller film.

With movies such as Colonia, Emma ventured further into a wholesome movie career. It was a controversial movie, one that scored low ratings. Rotten Tomatoes called the film and listed it as rotten. Besides Emma, the cast included Daniel Brühl, and Michael Nyqvist.

Emma played a woman named Lena in the movie. After her husband is abducted, she joins a cult. The story takes place during the 1973 Chilean military coupe. The subject of attention is the Colonia Dignidad cult just South of Chili who operated during that time. They were by Paul Schafer.

Colonia was directed by Florian Gallenberger, produced by Benjamin Herrmann, written by Torsten Wenzel and Gallenberger.

Beauty and the Beast (7.1)

Beauty and the Beast: is the live-action adaptation of Disney‘s 1991 film.

Beauty and the Beast is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film.

This one is my personal favorite. The movie is a 2017 American musical romantic fantasy film. Beauty and the Beast has a huge cast ensemble that includes Emma and Dan Stevens as the eponymous characters. Emma plays Belle, the book-loving girl who falls for the Beast, Dan Stevens, and subsequently helps him regain his humanity.

The supporting cast includes Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Audra McDonald, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, and Emma Thompson.

Beauty and the Beast is directed by Bill Condon, and based on a screenplay by Stephen Chbosky and Evan Spiliotopoulos. The story is an adaptation of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont’s 1756 version of the fairy tale.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower (8.0)

The Perks of Being a Wallflower: Emma plays a senior named Sam.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a 2012 American coming-of-age drama film.

The film is centered around a high-school freshman, Charlie. He writes about the first day at school in his diary. The backdrop of the story is that Charlie was sexually abused by his aunt as a child by his Aunt Helen, hence he keeps getting these momentary flashbacks blaming himself for her death.

Logan Lerman plays Charlie, and Emma plays Sam, a high school senior and friends with Charlie. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is written and directed by Stephen Chbosky, and it is based on Chbosky’s 1999 novel of the same name.

Little Women (8.3)

Little Women: Emma plays the oldest sibling, Meg married to a schoolteacher.

Little Women is a 2019 American coming-of-age period drama film.

The movie is Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the classic Little Women. It was nominated for multiple accolades and awards. So far this is the most acclaimed movie of Emma Watson’s career. She plays Meg March, a sister married to a lowly school teacher.

Little Women is written and directed by Greta Gerwig.

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