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List of Jessica Chastain Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Interstellar (2014)
69
13
Interstellar
PG-13
69
13

In a post-apocalyptic Earth menaced by crop blights and dust storms, physicist Professor Brand sends a team of researchers led by former NASA pilot Cooper to carry frozen human embryos onboard spacecraft Endurance through a wormhole to a distant galaxy with three potentially habitable planets which can be the new home for the human race.

Directed By:
3. The Martian (2015)
36
9
The Martian
PG-13
36
9

Adapted from Andy Weir’s 2011 novel of the same name, the film portrays the struggle of an astronaut, Mark Watney, after he gets left behind by his crew who think he died in a powerful storm. He strives to survive on Mars and uses scientific wisdom to send signals to earth. Meanwhile a team of international scientists collaborate to bring him back to earth

Role:
Melissa Lewis
Directed By:
5. Zero Dark Thirty (2012)
18
7
Zero Dark Thirty
R
18
7

Post September 11, 2001 terrorist attack, US intelligence and military forces focussed on capturing and killing one of the most wanted men in the world – Osama Bin Laden. The movie dramatizes this search that continued for over ten years and culminated in the killing of Bin Laden by the SEALs in Pakistan.

Role:
Maya
Directed By:
Kathryn Bigelow
Awards:
Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
6. Molly's Game (2017)
18
5
Molly's Game
R
18
5

Based on an eponymous memoir by Molly Bloom, the film goes on to chronicle how an Olympic aspirant and a world class mogul skier inadvertently becomes involved in underground poker game, eventually running the world’s most high-stakes poker game in New York. Then one night she is visited by 17 FBI agents carrying automatic weapons and arrested.  

Role:
Molly Bloom
Directed By:
7. Take Shelter (2011)
10
5
Take Shelter
R
10
5

Despite financial woes due to their handicapped daughter’s special needs, the LaForches are a happy couple. But trouble starts when Curtis LaForche begins to have visions and dreams about an apocalyptic storm and also about betrayal by people close to him. He begins to behave strangely, improving the storm shelter in his backyard, resulting in a strain on their marriage. Will love survive?. 

Role:
Samantha
Starring:
Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon, Shea Whigham, Tova Stewart
Directed By:
Jeff Nichols
8. Lawless (2012)
17
5
Lawless
R
17
5

Inspired by a true-life story and set in 1931’s Prohibition era, this movie revolves around three Bondurant brothers who run a bootlegging business in Virginia. When the brothers refuse to pay bribe to the crooked new Special Deputy, Charles Rakes, he ruthlessly chases them in search of their distillery, triggering a brutal war between the locals and the corrupt authorities. 

Role:
Maggie Beaufort
Directed By:
John Hillcoat
9. A Most Violent Year (2014)
9
4
A Most Violent Year
R
9
4

During the 1980s, immigrant Abel Morales, who owns a heating-oil distribution company in New York, is trying to expand his business with honesty in face of rampant corruption and illegal practices. As he tries to secure loan for expansion, his trucks are hijacked, oil is stolen, and drivers are beaten up. Abel must protect his business and family, but time is running out.

Role:
Anna Morales
Starring:
Oscar Isaac, Albert Brooks, David Oyelowo, Elyes Gabel, Lorna Pruce
Directed By:
J.C. Chandor
10. The Zookeeper's Wife (2017)
10
3
The Zookeeper's Wife
PG-13
10
3

The Zookeeper’s Wife is a historical war drama film which takes us to 1939, during the time of the Nazi invasion of Poland. Dr Antonina and her husband Dr Jan Zabinski takes care of The Warsaw Zoo, but after the invasion, they are forced to report to the Reich’s newly appointed chief zoologist Lutz Heck.

Role:
Antonina Zabinska
Starring:
Daniel Brühl, Iddo Goldberg, Efrat Dor, Johan Heldenbergh
Directed By:
Niki Caro
11. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her (2013)
7
3
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
R
7
3

This film is the second part of two films which revolve around the lives of Conor Ludlow and Eleanor Rigby, a young married couple living in New York. This film looks at their lives, from the point of view of Eleanor.  

Role:
Eleanor Rigby
Starring:
Isabelle Huppert, Bill Hader, James McAvoy, Viola Davis, Nina Arianda
Directed By:
Ned Benson
12. The Tree of Life (2011)
11
5
The Tree of Life
PG-13
11
5

Critically acclaimed, experimental-drama film, The Tree of Life, is based in Texas in 1950s. It explores the story of a father, a mother and three brothers, through the eyes of the youngest son Jack. He takes the viewers into his life and mind as a middle-aged adult, who is going through an existential crisis, while reminiscing his childhood struggles.

Role:
Mrs. O'Brien
Starring:
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Hunter McCracken, Laramie Eppler
Directed By:
13. The Debt (2010)
9
4
The Debt
R
9
4

In 1965, three Mossad Agents come into East Berlin in order to apprehend a Nazi war criminal. However the mission seems more complicated than their expectations.

Starring:
Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington, Tom Wilkinson, Ciarán Hinds
Directed By:
John Madden
14. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
7
3
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
R
7
3

This romantic drama film tells the story of a couple, Connor and Eleanor, trying to  reclaim the love and the happy life that they once had. The film is shown through the perspective of Connor.

Role:
Eleanor Rigby
Starring:
Bill Hader, James McAvoy, Viola Davis, Isabelle Huppert, Nina Arianda
Directed By:
Ned Benson
15. The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021)
12
3
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
UA 16+
12
3
Role:
Tammy Faye Bakker
16. Seduced and Abandoned (2013)
6
3
Seduced and Abandoned
6
3
Role:
Herself
Starring:
Diane Kruger, Alec Baldwin, James Toback, Neve Campbell
Directed By:
James Toback
17. Crimson Peak (2015)
9
5
Crimson Peak
R
9
5

A young Edith Cushing is warned by her mother's ghost about Crimson Peak and after she grows up, her father opposes her relationship with charming English baronet Thomas Sharpe. However, following her father's sudden death, she marries Sharpe and with him and his mysterious sister Lucille, comes to his estate, which she learns is known as 'Crimson Peak'.

Role:
Lucille Sharpe
Starring:
Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam, Mia Wasikowska, Jim Beaver
Directed By:
18. It Chapter Two (2019)
13
6
It Chapter Two
R
13
6

Based on It, the 1986 horror novel by Stephen King, the film shows Pennywise, the Dancing Clown, returning to the town of Derry after 27 years, once again terrorizing people. The seven youngsters, who have earlier defeated him, are now grown ups, busy with their own life. Yet they must unite once again if they want to save the mankind. 

Starring:
Jaeden Lieberher, Sophia Lillis, James McAvoy, Finn Wolfhard, Bill Hader, Jay Ryan, Isaiah Mustafa
Directed By:
Andy Muschietti
19. Jolene (2008)
7
3
Jolene
R
7
3
Role:
Jolene
Starring:
Denise Richards, Chazz Palminteri, Rupert Friend, Dermot Mulroney, Michael Vartan, Frances Fisher, Zeb Newman
Directed By:
Dan Ireland
20. The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
6
3
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them
R
6
3

Conor and Eleanor's relationship goes sour after an incident. Conor manages to move on from that, but Elenor stays affected by it for long. However, Conor gets distressed when Elenor decides to take a break from their marriage.

Role:
Eleanor Rigby
Starring:
Bill Hader, Viola Davis, James McAvoy, Isabelle Huppert, Nina Arianda
Directed By:
Ned Benson
21. Salomé (2013)
6
3
Salomé
R
6
3
Role:
Salome
Starring:
Al Pacino, Kevin Anderson, Roxanne Hart, Ralph Guzzo
Directed By:
22. Mama (2013)
12
7
Mama
PG-13
12
7

After a psychological breakdown, Jeffrey Desange kills his colleagues and estranged wife, then abducts his little daughters, Victoria and Lily. Five years later, Jeffrey’s twin Lucas and his girlfriend Annabel find the girls in a forest cabin and take them in. However, strange incidences force them to wonder whether some supernatural presence, whom the girls refer as ‘Mama,’ has accompanied them.

Role:
Annabel
Starring:
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash, Isabelle Nélisse, Megan Charpentier
Directed By:
Andy Muschietti
23. The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016)
10
5
The Huntsman: Winter's War
PG-13
10
5

Evil Queen, Ravenna, betrays her sister, Freya, and murders her child, unleashing Freya’s latent ability to control ice. Not knowing the truth, Freya builds herself a new kingdom where she abducts and trains children as her huntsmen. Truth is revealed when she tries to stop two of them, Sara and Eric, from falling in love, and Ravenna is resurrected. 

Role:
Sara
Starring:
Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Liam Neeson, Sam Claflin, Rob Brydon, Chris Hemsworth
Directed By:
Cedric Nicolas-Troyan
24. Coriolanus (2011)
6
4
Coriolanus
R
6
4

Adapted from William Shakespeare’s play of the same name, this film tells the story of a Roman General Coriolanus who fails to win the support of his people. After he is banished, he swears revenge and allies with the enemies instead.

Starring:
Gerard Butler, Ralph Fiennes, Vanessa Redgrave, Ashraf Barhom, Lubna Azabal, Zoran Cica
Directed By:
25. Stolen (2009)
5
3
Stolen
R
5
3

Stolen is a crime drama mystery film which tells the story of Detective Tom Adkins, who is assigned to investigate the murder of a child, that occurred about fifty years back. Meanwhile, Tom and his wife Barbara are also struggling with the loss of their son, who had disappeared eight years ago. However, within some time, he begins to find similarities between both cases.

Role:
Sally Ann
Starring:
Jon Hamm, Rhona Mitra, James Van Der Beek, Josh Lucas
Directed By:
Anders Anderson
26. The Forgiven (2021)
7
6
The Forgiven
R
7
6
Role:
Jo Henninger
Starring:
Ralph Fiennes
27. Dark Phoenix (2019)
8
8
Dark Phoenix
PG-13
8
8

This action science fiction superhero film, which is based on the Marvel Comics series X-Men revolves around Jean Gray, whose powers grow incredibly, turning her corrupt. Soon, the X-Men are forced to face her at full power.

Starring:
Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Sophie Turner, Michael Fassbender, Evan Peters, James McAvoy
Directed By:
Simon Kinberg
28. Texas Killing Fields (2011)
6
4
Texas Killing Fields
R
6
4

Texas Killing Fields is an American crime film which revolves around a small Texas town which is home to a sadistic serial killer, who dumps the bodies of the victim in a marsh. Meanwhile, two detective attempts to hunt down the killer.

Role:
Pam Stall
Starring:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jason Clarke, Sam Worthington, Annabeth Gish
Directed By:
Ami Canaan Mann
29. Miss Julie (2014)
5
3
Miss Julie
PG-13
5
3

The frustrated daughter of a wealthy aristocrat tries to seduce John, her father’s valet, who has known her since she was a child.

Role:
Miss Julie
Starring:
Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Nora McMenamy
Directed By:
30. Ava (2020)
9
4
Ava
R
9
4

Beautiful and efficient Ava, a professional assassin working for a black ops organization, specializes in risky and high-profile hits. She attracts unwarranted attention as she reconnects with estranged family and breaks work protocol by questioning the targets. Considered a liability after a failed hit, she is marked for death. Now Ava needs all her skills to beat the assassins at their game. 

Role:
Ava
Starring:
John Malkovich, Colin Farrell
31. The Color of Time (2012)
2
3
The Color of Time
R
2
3
Role:
Mrs. Williams
Starring:
Zach Braff, Bruce Campbell, James Franco, Mila Kunis
Directed By:
Edna Luise Biesold, Sarah-Violet Bliss, Gabrielle Demeestere, Alexis Gambis, Brooke Goldfinch
32. The Westerner (2010)
6
3
The Westerner
6
3
Role:
Daniel's Mother
Starring:
Daniel Hastey, Kaili Hollister, Oona Lulu, Thomas Scott Stanton
Directed By:
Ned Benson
33. Wilde Salomé (2011)
6
3
Wilde Salomé
R
6
3
Role:
Salome
Starring:
Jack Huston, Al Pacino, Kevin Anderson, Roxanne Hart, Estelle Parsons
Directed By:
34. Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
9
3
Woman Walks Ahead
R
9
3
Role:
Catherine Weldon
Starring:
Sam Rockwell, Ciarán Hinds, Bill Camp, David Midthunder
Directed By:
Susanna White
35. Dark Shadows (2005)
4
3
Dark Shadows
4
3
Role:
Carolyn Stoddard
Starring:
Marley Shelton, Martin Donovan, Alec Newman, Alexander Gould
Directed By:
P.J. Hogan

TV Shows

Agatha Christie's Poirot
23
4
Agatha Christie's Poirot
TV-14
23
4
Starring:
Mark Gatiss, Peter Capaldi, Tim Curry, Elizabeth McGovern, Lucy Punch, Phyllis Logan, Talulah Riley
Directed By:
Edward Bennett, Renny Rye, Andrew Grieve, Brian Farnham, Richard Spence
Veronica Mars
30
6
Veronica Mars
TV-14
30
6
Starring:
Kevin Smith, Amanda Seyfried, Ed Begley Jr., Kristen Bell, Paris Hilton, Leighton Meester, Rider Strong
Directed By:
John T. Kretchmer, Nick Marck, Michael Fields, Harry Winer, Jason Bloom
Journeyman
11
3
Journeyman
11
3
Starring:
John Aniston, Reed Diamond, Brian Howe, Kevin McKidd
ER
24
7
ER
TV-14
24
7
Starring:
Corey Stoll, Keke Palmer, Kathy Griffin, Thandie Newton, Kevin Sussman, Peter Fonda, Carrie Snodgress
The Evidence
7
3
The Evidence
7
3
Starring:
Martin Landau, Rob Estes, Bokeem Woodbine, Orlando Jones
Ares III: Farewell (2016)
6
3
Ares III: Farewell
6
3
Role:
Melissa Lewis
Starring:
Matt Damon, Sebastian Stan, Kate Mara, Michael Peña
Ares III: The Right Stuff (2016)
6
3
Ares III: The Right Stuff
6
3
Role:
Melissa Lewis
Starring:
Matt Damon, Sebastian Stan, Aksel Hennie, Kate Mara, Michael Peña
Close to Home
6
3
Close to Home
6
3
Starring:
Shailene Woodley, Ann Cusack, Dianna Agron, Eric Stoltz, Lyndsy Fonseca, Joe Manganiello, Patrick J. Adams
Directed By:
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
8
3
Law & Order: Trial by Jury
TV-14
8
3
Starring:
Bebe Neuwirth, Bradley Cooper, Angela Lansbury, Richard Belzer, Lorraine Bracco, Christopher Meloni, Alfred Molina
Directed By:
Caleb Deschanel, Joe Ann Fogle, Constantine Makris
Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé (2018)
3
3
Jay Z: Family Feud ft. Beyoncé
3
3
Starring:
Michael B. Jordan, Rosario Dawson, Brie Larson, America Ferrera, Thandie Newton, Mindy Kaling, David Oyelowo
Directed By:
Ava DuVernay
Celebrity Conversations
2
3
Celebrity Conversations
2
3
Role:
Herself (1 episode, 2015)
Starring:
Elizabeth Banks, Sarah Silverman, Jeremy Irons, Danny Boyle, David Poland

Narrator/Dubbing

I am Jane Doe (2017)
10
5
I am Jane Doe
10
5
Role:
Narrator (voice)
Starring:
John McCain
Directed By:
Mary Mazzio

Animation Movies

Animals.
7
3
Animals.
7
3
Starring:
Cobie Smulders, Nathan Fielder, January Jones, Alex Borstein, Mindy Kaling, Melanie Lynskey, Nick Kroll
Directed By:
Mike Luciano, Phil Matarese, Dominic Polcino, Wesley Archer
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012)
14
7
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted
TV-PG
14
7

An animated comedy, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is the third film in the series and showcases four animals still trying to get back to their home in Central Park Zoo of New York. In this instalment, Alex, Marty, Gloria and Melman join a travelling circus in Europe, all the while trying to evade capture by an overzealous animal control officer.

Role:
Gia (voice)
Starring:
Vinnie Jones, Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, Frances McDormand, Martin Short, Bryan Cranston, Cedric the Entertainer
Directed By:
Eric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

Jessica Chastain Awards

Golden Globe Awards
Zero Dark Thirty Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama 2013