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List of Elle Fanning Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
45
13
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
PG-13
45
13

The movie is an adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald short story written in 1922. It narrates the story of Benjamin Button who is born old and wrinkled. His chances of survival is minimal but not only does he survive, but also, strangely, starts ageing backwards. Then there is Daisy, his love interest, who gets older as he gets younger.

Directed By:
2. I Am Sam (2001)
17
5
I Am Sam
PG-13
17
5

Sam Dawson is an intellectually disabled father raising his daughter Lucy with the help of a group of friends who also have disabilities. As Lucy grows up her intellectual superiority threatens their relationship. Things get more complicated when Lucy is placed in foster care but keeps coming back to her dad. 

Directed By:
Jessie Nelson
3. Babel (2006)
25
8
Babel
R
25
8

The reckless son of a Moroccan shepherd accidentally shoots an American woman vacationing with her husband, which the media describes as a terrorist attack. The couple's nanny, forced to take their children with her to Mexico to attend her son's wedding, is stopped at the border, while a traumatized deaf Japanese girl is questioned about her father's missing rifle.

Starring:
Rinko Kikuchi, Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Mohamed Akhzam, Peter Wight, Harriet Walter
Directed By:
Alejandro González Iñárritu
4. Trumbo (2015)
12
5
Trumbo
R
12
5

Based on the 1977 biographical novel by Bruce Alexander Cook, the film follows the life of the celebrated Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, later blacklisted for his political belief. Focusing on his all-round struggles, which forced him to ghostwrite many award winning scripts, the film tells us how he overcame his troubles to receive his due. 

Directed By:
Jay Roach
5. 20th Century Women (2016)
10
4
20th Century Women
R
10
4

20th Century Woman tells the story of a teenage boy, and his mother, in 1979 Santa Barbara, and two other women who help in raising him.   

Role:
Julie
Starring:
Directed By:
Mike Mills
6. Deja Vu (2006)
24
10
Deja Vu
PG-13
24
10

Deja Vu is an action-thriller that centers around an A.T.F. agent who uses an experimental technology, which can take you back in time, to discover the identity of the culprit responsible for bombing a ferry in New Orleans. Denzel Washington stars as the brilliant agent who becomes obsessed with a particular clue to find the bomber before he strikes again.

Directed By:
7. We Bought a Zoo (2011)
16
6
We Bought a Zoo
TV-PG
16
6

After the untimely death of his wife, Benjamin Mee decides to move with his children to a property containing the closed Rosemoor Animal Park. With no prior experience, Mee provides the funds and works with the caretakers of the zoo, to re-open it, ultimately healing his family of the pain. 

Starring:
Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, Thomas Haden Church, Colin Ford, Maggie Elizabeth Jones
Directed By:
Cameron Crowe
8. Super 8 (2011)
25
11
Super 8
PG-13
25
11

While making a low-budget zombie-movie using a Super-8 camera, youngsters Joe Lamb, Alice Dainard and others accidentally film a horrifying train accident. An alien experimented on by the U.S. army escapes from the wreckage. Soon, unexplained incidents and disappearances start happening. Joe decides to help the alien escape and rescue everyone abducted by it.   

Starring:
Kyle Chandler, Bruce Greenwood, Jessica Tuck, Joel Courtney, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan Lee, Zach Mills
Directed By:
J.J. Abrams
9. Phoebe in Wonderland (2008)
7
3
Phoebe in Wonderland
PG-13
7
3

Phoebe in Wonderful is a drama film which revolves around a nine-year old girl who wishes to appear in a school play but she is unable to follow the rules. She finds herself clashing with the world around her, which is obsessed with rules. She eventually seeks help from her unconventional drama teacher. 

Role:
Phoebe Lichten
Starring:
Directed By:
Daniel Barnz
10. Maleficent (2014)
28
11
Maleficent
PG
28
11

A powerful winged fairy living in a magical forest is betrayed by her true love in his ambition to be king. She becomes the witch of her dark kingdom, Maleficent, and puts a curse on the new king's infant daughter that only true love could break. However, she gradually grows attached to the princess and regrets her decision.

Role:
Aurora
Starring:
Angelina Jolie, Brenton Thwaites, Sharlto Copley, Lesley Manville, Imelda Staunton
Directed By:
Robert Stromberg
11. Sidney Hall (2017)
7
3
Sidney Hall
R
7
3
Role:
Melody
Starring:
Logan Lerman, Nathan Lane, Margaret Qualley, Janina Gavankar, Kyle Chandler, Michelle Monaghan
Directed By:
Shawn Christensen
12. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)
13
6
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
PG
13
6

Maleficent alienates herself from her goddaughter Aurora as she is opposed to her engagement with Prince Philip. But they are unaware of the fact that an enemy is lurking  nearby who wants to take advantage of their quarrel and destroy everything dear to them.

Starring:
Chiwetel Ejiofor, Angelina Jolie, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sam Riley
Directed By:
Joachim Rønning
13. Reservation Road (2007)
7
4
Reservation Road
R
7
4

After losing his son in an accident on Reservation Road, Ethan Learner hires a lawyer named Dwight Arno, to find out who is responsible for the death of his son. However, he is unaware of the fact that Dwight himself  is the man who accidentally killed his son.

Role:
Emma
Starring:
Mira Sorvino, Joaquin Phoenix, Mark Ruffalo, John Slattery, Jennifer Connelly
Directed By:
Terry George
14. The Door in the Floor (2004)
7
4
The Door in the Floor
R
7
4

Set in an exclusive beach community, the film tells the story of Ted Cole, who is a writer and illustrator of children’s books. He lives with his young daughter Ruth and his wife Marion. Their lives have been unstable since their two sons died in a car crash. Due to her depression, Marion starts having an affair with Ted’s assistant.

Role:
Ruth Cole
Starring:
Jeff Bridges, Kim Basinger, Mimi Rogers, Larry Pine, Jon Foster
Directed By:
Tod Williams
15. A Rainy Day in New York (2018)
8
4
A Rainy Day in New York
PG-13
8
4

A Rainy Day in New York is a romantic comedy film which revolves around a  young couple who arrives in New York planning a romantic weekend. However, their plans are soon ruined when the sunlight turns into a shower.

Starring:
Timothée Chalamet, Selena Gomez, Diego Luna, Liev Schreiber, Jude Law, Rebecca Hall, Diego Luna
Directed By:
16. All the Bright Places (2020)
9
4
All the Bright Places
TV-MA
9
4

Two teenagers share each other's personal struggles and form a special bond as they travel around Indiana.

Starring:
Luke Wilson, Kelli O'Hara, Alexandra Shipp, Lamar Johnson
Directed By:
Brett Haley
17. Live by Night (2016)
8
5
Live by Night
R
8
5

Live by Night is a crime drama film which tells the story of a group of gangsters who set up a shop that becomes a competition for the Ku Klux Klan. They eventually have a face-off with their competitors in order to prove their dominance. 

Role:
Loretta Figgis
Starring:
Ben Affleck, Anthony Michael Hall, Zoe Saldana, Sienna Rose Miller, Brendan Gleeson, Chris Cooper, Remo Girone
Directed By:
18. Somewhere (2010)
8
5
Somewhere
R
8
5

The film focuses on the life of a famous star, who in spite of money and fame suffers from existential crisis. Emotionally empty, he unsuccessfully tries to find fulfillment by various means until his ex-wife leaves their 11 years old daughter with him. Spending time together, they soon develop a bond and he starts re-examining his life.  

Starring:
Alden Ehrenreich, Ellie Kemper, Benicio Del Toro, Chris Pontius, Stephen Dorff, Erin Wasson
Directed By:
19. The Beguiled (2017)
8
5
The Beguiled
R
8
5

During the Civil War, a wounded soldier John McBurney, takes shelter in an all-girls boarding school in Virginia. Due to his good looks, all the women are immediately fascinated by him. When he is able to move again, he thinks of staying at the school itself as a gardener, as he doesn’t want to return to battle again.  

Role:
Alicia
Starring:
Nicole Kidman, Colin Farrell, Kirsten Dunst, Oona Laurence
Directed By:
20. Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
6
4
Because of Winn-Dixie
PG
6
4

Because of Winn-Dixie is a comedy drama film which tells the story of ten-year-old Opal, who adopts an unkempt dog which she finds at a supermarket. She names it Winn-Dixie. Soon, with the help the dog, Opal starts to befriend several people.

Starring:
AnnaSophia Robb, Jeff Daniels, Cicely Tyson, Eva Marie Saint, Dave Matthews
Directed By:
Wayne Wang
21. The Nines (2007)
7
4
The Nines
R
7
4

The film comprises of three segments – ‘The Prisoner,’ ‘Reality Television,’ and ‘Knowing.’ The stories of these three segments revolve around 3 men - a disturbed actor, a television show runner and a celebrated videogame designer, who try to find out the cause behind the peculiar occurrences in their seemingly unconnected lives, which sometimes appear to intersect and entwine in a mysterious way.  

Role:
Noelle
Starring:
Melissa McCarthy, Ryan Reynolds, Hope Davis, David Denman
Directed By:
John August
22. Ginger & Rosa (2012)
6
4
Ginger & Rosa
PG-13
6
4

Ginger and Rosa are two inseparable teen girls growing up in the 1960s, who are inseparable friends. However, things get complicated between them after Rosa begins a relationship with Ginger’s father, shortly after his divorce. Ginger is disturbed by this, and she starts to think about leaving her house.

Starring:
Annette Bening, Jodhi May, Alessandro Nivola, Christina Hendricks
Directed By:
Sally Potter
23. The Neon Demon (2016)
9
6
The Neon Demon
R
9
6

Jesse, a 16-year-old aspiring model, moves to Los Angeles to further her career. She tries to befriend other models, make-up artist while protecting herself from lecherous motel owner. Soon her youth, natural qualities, and fresh face beauty earns her popularity and fame in the fashion world. But this turns the other seasoned models into ruthless rivals who refuse to stop at anything.

Role:
Jesse
Starring:
Keanu Reeves, Jena Malone, Karl Glusman, Bella Heathcote
Directed By:
Nicolas Winding Refn
24. I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With (2006)
5
3
I Want Someone to Eat Cheese With
R
5
3
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Bonnie Hunt, Sarah Silverman, Dan Castellaneta, Rose Abdoo, Jeff Garlin
Directed By:
Jeff Garlin
25. Teen Spirit (2018)
5
4
Teen Spirit
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Violet
26. Low Down (2014)
5
3
Low Down
R
5
3
Role:
Amy-Jo Albany
Starring:
Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Glenn Close, Flea, John Hawkes
Directed By:
Jeff Preiss
27. 3 Generations (2015)
5
4
3 Generations
PG-13
5
4
Role:
Ray
Starring:
Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon, Sam Trammell, Linda Emond
Directed By:
Gaby Dellal
28. Young Ones (2014)
5
4
Young Ones
R
5
4

This science fiction drama film takes us to a dystopian future where water is very scarce. The film revolves around a farmer who defends his land, and although everyone else has left, he believes that there is hope and the land can be rejuvenated once again. However, things get ugly when his daughter’s boyfriend schemes to steal the land for himself.  

Role:
Mary Holm
Starring:
Nicholas Hoult, Michael Shannon, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Robert Hobbs
Directed By:
Jake Paltrow
29. Daddy Day Care (2003)
7
6
Daddy Day Care
PG
7
6

When marketing executives Charlie Hinton and Phil Ryerson lose their job and cannot find any other suitable alternative, they decide to open their very own day care center, which become very popular despite initial reluctances. But angered by the competition, Gwyneth Harridan, who heads a local preschool, is bent on shutting it down. 

Starring:
Eddie Murphy, Lacey Chabert, Kevin Nealon, Regina King, Steve Zahn, Jeff Garlin
Directed By:
Steve Carr
30. The Roads Not Taken (2020)
5
5
The Roads Not Taken
R
5
5
Role:
Molly
Starring:
Javier Bardem, Salma Hayek
31. Twixt (2011)
3
6
Twixt
R
3
6

Twixt is a mystery horror film which tells the story of a struggling horror writer who is visiting a small town. He soon gets involved a murder mystery involving a young girl, who is going to be responsible for his upcoming story.

Role:
V.
Starring:
Tom Waits, Bruce Dern, Ben Chaplin, Val Edward Kilmer, Alden Ehrenreich, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley
Directed By:
32. The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
2
4
The Nutcracker in 3D
PG
2
4
Role:
Mary
Starring:
Nathan Lane, Richard Philipps, Fernanda Dorogi, Kriszta Dorogi
Directed By:
Andrey Konchalovskiy
33. Likeness (2013)
6
3
Likeness
6
3
Role:
Mia
Starring:
Ximena Prieto, Monroe Alvarez, Grant Berman, Bj Bingham
Directed By:
Rodrigo Prieto
34. P.N.O.K. (2005)
6
3
P.N.O.K.
6
3
Role:
Rebecca Bullard
Starring:
Danny Glover, Irma P. Hall, Archie Drury, Kathryn Avery Hansen
Directed By:
Carolyn McDonald
35. The Curve of Forgotten Things (2011)
6
3
The Curve of Forgotten Things
6
3
Role:
Girl
Directed By:
Todd Cole
36. Mary Shelley (2017)
6
4
Mary Shelley
PG-13
6
4
Role:
Mary Shelley
Starring:
Tom Sturridge, Maisie Williams, Joanne Froggatt, Douglas Booth
Directed By:
Haifaa Al-Mansour
37. Galveston (2018)
6
4
Galveston
6
4
Role:
Raquel Arceneaux
Starring:
Ben Foster, Beau Bridges, María Valverde, Lili Reinhart
Directed By:
38. How to Talk to Girls at Parties (2017)
5
4
How to Talk to Girls at Parties
R
5
4
Role:
Zan
Starring:
Matt Lucas, Joanna Scanlan, Nicole Kidman, Ruth Wilson, Elarica Johnson, Alex Sharp
Directed By:
John Cameron Mitchell
39. I Think We're Alone Now (2018)
5
4
I Think We're Alone Now
5
4
Role:
Grace
Starring:
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Peter Dinklage, Paul Giamatti
Directed By:
Reed Morano
40. Day 73 with Sarah (2007)
3
4
Day 73 with Sarah
3
4
Role:
Sarah
Starring:
Amber Heard, Jonathan Tucker, Geoff Stults, Bob Stephenson
Directed By:
Brent Hanley

Animation Movies

Tonari no Totoro (1988)
23
5
Tonari no Totoro
G
23
5

Also known as My Neighbour Totoro, the Japanese animated classic depicts the story of sisters Satsuki and Mei after they move to an old country house. They become friends with spirits called susuwatari and particularly the adorable creature Totoro, while they come to terms with their mother’s illness and personal trials.

Role:
Mei Kusakabe (2005 Disney version) (voice)
Starring:
Lea Salonga, Dakota Fanning, Noriko Hidaka, Chika Sakamoto, Shigesato Itoi, Sumi Shimamoto
Directed By:
The Boxtrolls (2014)
8
4
The Boxtrolls
PG
8
4

Orphaned human boy Eggs is brought up by the Boxtrolls, a trash-collecting community of quirky creatures residing in caverns beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. But the wicked exterminator, Archibald Snatcher, is out to destroy the Boxtrolls. Eggs comes above the cavernous home and meets spirited Winnie who readily helps with a plan to save Boxtrolls. But their lives, too, are at risk. 

Role:
Winnie Portley-Rind (voice)
Starring:
Ben Kingsley, Toni Collette, Tom Kenny, Simon Pegg, Tracy Morgan, Richard Ayoade, Isaac Hempstead Wright
Directed By:
Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable
Ballerina (2016)
7
3
Ballerina
PG
7
3

A girl from rural France moves to Paris in the hope of becoming a ballerina and auditions for the esteemed Paris Opera Ballet under the guise of someone else.

Role:
Felicie (voice)
Starring:
Kate McKinnon, Mel Brooks, Dane DeHaan, Terrence Scammell, Carly Rae Jepsen
Directed By:
Eric Summer, Éric Warin
Astro Boy (2009)
6
4
Astro Boy
PG
6
4

Astro Boy, a robot having incredible powers, is discarded by his creator. However, he sets out to find his own identity and ends up in an adventure that would make him the greatest superhero of his time.  

Role:
Grace (voice)
Starring:
Nicolas Cage, Donald Sutherland, Kristen Bell, Charlize Theron, Eugene Levy, Samuel L. Jackson, Nathan Lane
Directed By:
David Bowers

TV Shows

House M.D.
42
6
House M.D.
TV-14
42
6
Starring:
Leighton Meester, LL Cool J, Alanna Ubach, Felicia Day, Evan Peters, Cynthia Nixon, Thomas F. Wilson
Directed By:
The Great
11
2
The Great
11
2
Role:
Catherine
Starring:
Nicholas Hoult, Sacha Dhawan, Charity Wakefield, Phoebe Fox
Directed By:
Colin Bucksey, Bertie , Bert
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
15
3
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
15
3
Starring:
Aidan Quinn, Sam Waterston, Sophia Bush, Carol Burnett, Dean Cain, Madison Pettis, Samira Wiley
Directed By:
HitRECord on TV
8
2
HitRECord on TV
8
2
Starring:
Bryce Dallas Howard, Mindy Kaling, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anne Hathaway, Carla Gugino, Scarlett Johansson, Kali Thomas
Directed By:
Taken
9
2
Taken
9
2

Over a period of five decades, three different families experience alien abductions, which leave them with many questions but no answers.

Starring:
Michael Moriarty, Julie Benz, Kevin Durand, Justin Chatwin, Dakota Fanning, Matt Frewer, Emily Bergl
Directed By:
Breck Eisner, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, John Fawcett, Tobe Hooper, Jeremy Kagan
Take 3
7
2
Take 3
7
2
Role:
Rebecca Bullard (unknown episodes)
Starring:
Linda Hamilton, Danny Glover, David Strathairn, James Avery
Neglected
6
2
Neglected
6
2
Role:
(unknown episodes)
Starring:
Daniel Cordey, Renier Cronje
Sigur Rós: Leaning Towards Solace (2012)
6
2
Sigur Rós: Leaning Towards Solace
6
2
Role:
Sara
Starring:
John Hawkes, Ever Rabineau
Directed By:
Floria Sigismondi
Dirty Sexy Money
7
3
Dirty Sexy Money
7
3
Starring:
Jill Clayburgh, Bella Thorne, Peter Krause, Lucy Liu, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea
Directed By:
Judging Amy
6
3
Judging Amy
6
3
Starring:
Brenda Song, Tom Arnold, Arielle Kebbel, Viola Davis, Rae Dawn Chong, Tom Welling, Jennifer Esposito
Directed By:
James Hayman, James Frawley, Helen Shaver, Kevin Dowling, Andrew Robinson
CSI: NY
8
4
CSI: NY
TV-14
8
4
Starring:
Michael Clarke Duncan, Courtney Ford, Paul Wesley, Edward James Olmos, Adrienne Barbeau, Lauren Cohan, Adam Baldwin
Directed By:
CSI: Miami
8
4
CSI: Miami
TV-14
8
4
Starring:
Grant Gustin, Chris Pine, Lucy Lawless, Zac Efron, Bridgette Wilson, Page Kennedy, Ashley Benson
Directed By: