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List of Rooney Mara Movies: Ranked Best To Worst

1. Her (2013)
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9
Her
R
36
9

Theodore Twombly is a highly sensitive loner whose professional qualification is writing soulful personal letters for others. Depressed over his impending divorce, he decides to install the latest artificially intelligent operating system Samantha, which has a bright voice and a consciousness. He begins to doubt himself as he gradually develops a romantic relationship with his AI assistant.

Directed By:
2. Lion (2016)
19
5
Lion
PG-13
19
5

Five year old Saroo lives with his poor family and steals coal with his elder brother Guddu to fulfil his family’s needs. One day, while out on work, he gets separated from his brother and accidentally reaches Kolkata. After months of struggle, he finds himself in an orphanage from where he is adopted by an Australian couple. When he grows up, he decides to look for his real family.

Starring:
Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel, Sunny Pawar, Abhishek Bharate, Priyanka Bose, Khushi Solanki
Directed By:
Garth Davis
3. The Social Network (2010)
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11
The Social Network
PG-13
37
11

Adapted from Ben Mezrich's book The Accidental Billionaires, the movie revolves around the time when Facebook was created and became super successful globally. Its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, soon finds himself in two lawsuits – one by twins who claimed that the idea was originally theirs and the other by his friend, Eduardo Saverin, who found the dilution of his shares in the company unfair.

Role:
Erica Albright
Starring:
Jesse Eisenberg, Brenda Song, Aaron Sorkin, Dakota Johnson, Bryan Barter, Dustin Fitzsimons
Directed By:
4. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
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8
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
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30
8

Based on the eponymous novel by Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a thriller that centers around a journalist, played by Daniel Craig, trying to solve the mysterious disappearance of a rich woman 40 years ago. He is aided by a tattooed hacker, portrayed by Rooney Mara, who helps him uncover the dark secrets of Sweden’s high society.

Role:
Lisbeth Salander
Directed By:
5. Carol (2015)
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5
Carol
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14
5

Aspiring photographer, Therese Belivet, runs into the glamorous Carol Aird while working at Frankenberg's department store in Manhattan. When the two women later develop a bond, it blossoms in love and relationship. But Carol’s bitter divorce proceedings threaten the relationship with heartbreak. 

Role:
Therese Belivet
Directed By:
Todd Haynes
6. Side Effects (2013)
14
6
Side Effects
R
14
6

A depressed Emily Taylor is prescribed an experimental drug by her psychiatrist, Jonathan Banks; however the drug makes Emily sleepwalk as a side effect.  Once while sleepwalking, she kills her husband and is consequently sent to a psychiatric hospital. Jonathan’s reputation is hit too but he figures out that Emily is not what she pretends to be and there is an insidious conspiracy at play.  

Role:
Emily Taylor
Starring:
Directed By:
7. Trash (2014)
8
3
Trash
R
8
3

Three young kids in Brazil often spend their time searching through garbage dumps, hoping to find something useful. One day, they find a wallet, but it only brings them into trouble with the local police.

Starring:
Martin Sheen, Rickson Tevez, Wagner Moura, José Dumont
Directed By:
Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort
8. A Ghost Story (2017)
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4
A Ghost Story
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10
4

A happily married man dies in front of his house shortly after moving in. However, he continues to linger there as a ghost, watching his wife greave and then move on with her life, leaving the house they shared.  Other tenants move in and he continues to watch them until the house is leveled to be replaced by a hotel; but he stays on.   

Role:
M
Starring:
Casey Affleck, Grover Coulson, McColm Cephas Jr., Kenneisha Thompson
Directed By:
David Lowery
9. The Winning Season (2009)
6
3
The Winning Season
PG-13
6
3

A divorcee and alcoholic former coach Bill Greaves neglects his parental responsibilities, thereby getting estranged from his teenage daughter. He gets a second chance when his friend Terry offers him a job as coach of the girls’ floundering versity basketball team. Though initially lackadaisical, he soon helps boost the team’s competitive spirit. In turn, the girls help him in his relationship with his daughter.

Role:
Wendy
Starring:
Emma Roberts, Sam Rockwell, Rob Corddry, Emily Rios
Directed By:
Jim Strouse
11. Youth in Revolt (2009)
8
5
Youth in Revolt
R
8
5

Socially inept teenager, Nick Twisp, meets Sheeni Saunders who shares his taste for French culture and music. In spite of Sheeni having a boyfriend, the two start a relationship. Later, when Sheeni is shipped off to a boarding school, Nick starts a hilarious personal quest to win her heart and to sleep with her. 

Starring:
Michael Cera, Jean Smart, Steve Buscemi, Fred Willard, Justin Long, Ray Liotta, Portia Doubleday
Directed By:
Miguel Arteta
12. Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
6
4
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
R
6
4

This romantic crime drama film tells the story of Bob and Ruth, a couple who gets involved in criminal activities. When they are caught, Bob takes the blame and goes to prison. Meanwhile, Ruth gives birth to their daughter. Four years later, Bob manages to escape from prison, and tries to reconnect with his family.

Role:
Ruth Guthrie
Starring:
Ben Foster, Rami Malek, Casey Affleck, Keith Carradine
Directed By:
David Lowery
13. The Discovery (2017)
6
4
The Discovery
TV-MA
6
4

A scientific discovery by Dr Thomas Harbor helps humanity find definite proof of the afterlife. However, this leads to a lot of people committing suicide to reset their lives. Meanwhile, Will, Dr Harbor’s son, helps a mysterious young woman break away from her dark past.  

Role:
Isla
Starring:
Riley Keough, Robert Redford, Mary Steenburgen, Jason Segel
Directed By:
Charlie McDowell
14. Una (2016)
6
3
Una
6
3

A young woman named Una arrives at the workplace of a much older man named Ray to confront him about the three-month sexual relationship that had occurred when she was just thirteen. Instead of empathizing with her, Ray fears that she might cause problems in his life or even try to kill him. However it soon seems that both of them are still attracted to one another.

Role:
Una
Starring:
Indira Varma, Ben Mendelsohn, Tara Fitzgerald, Ruby Stokes
Directed By:
Benedict Andrews
15. Dream Boy (2008)
5
3
Dream Boy
R
5
3
Starring:
Diana Scarwid, Tom Gilroy, Thomas Jay Ryan, Stephan Bender
Directed By:
James Bolton
16. Mary Magdalene (2018)
5
4
Mary Magdalene
5
4

This drama film revolves around a woman named Mary from the town of Magdala, who begins to follow Jesus of Nazareth. Despite opposition from her parents, she leaves her home, and accepts baptism from Jesus. However, she soon finds herself in conflict with Saint Peter.   

Role:
Mary Magdalene
Starring:
Tahar Rahim, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joaquin Phoenix, Ariane Labed
Directed By:
Garth Davis
17. Dare (2009)
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3
Dare
R
6
3
Starring:
Emmy Rossum, Alan Cumming, Cady Huffman, Ashley Springer, Matthew Garrick
Directed By:
Adam Salky
18. Pan (2015)
6
5
Pan
PG
6
5

After a 12-year old orphan named Pan, is captured and taken to a magical city named Neverland as a slave, he starts making new friends and also discovers his true destiny. 

Role:
Tiger Lily
Starring:
Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund, Amanda Seyfried, Cara Delevingne, Levi Miller
Directed By:
19. Tanner Hall (2009)
5
3
Tanner Hall
R
5
3
Role:
Fernanda
Starring:
Amy Sedaris, Brie Larson, Tom Everett Scott, Georgia King
Directed By:
20. Song to Song (2017)
5
4
Song to Song
R
5
4

A struggling musician in Texas is determined to achieve stardom. She soon gets involved with endless love triangles, and betrayals. She soon starts feeling guilty about her actions.

Role:
Faye
Starring:
Val Edward Kilmer, Holly Hunter, Natalie Portman, Michael Fassbender, Ryan Gosling, Tom Sturridge, John Lydon
Directed By:
21. A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
7
6
A Nightmare on Elm Street
R
7
6

The ninth film of ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street’ franchise follows a group of young adults of a community who experience a same sinister nightmare with images of a terrifying, disfigured man – Freddy Krueger. After the death of one of them following such nightmare, the horrified teenagers realize that their nightmares translate into reality …… a dreadful realization that keeps them awake.

Role:
Nancy Holbrook
Starring:
Katie Cassidy, Connie Britton, Kellan Lutz, Aaron Yoo, Kyle Gallner, Jackie Earle Haley, Thomas Dekker
Directed By:
Samuel Bayer
22. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
7
3
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
R
7
3
Role:
Annu
Starring:
Udo Kier, Jonah Hill, Jack Black, Joaquin Phoenix
Directed By:
Gus Van Sant
23. Calvin Klein: Downtown (2013)
6
3
Calvin Klein: Downtown
6
3
Role:
Actress
Directed By:
24. Friends (With Benefits) (2009)
4
3
Friends (With Benefits)
4
3
Starring:
Margaret Laney, Alex Brown, Anne Petersen, Jake Alexander
Directed By:
Gorman Bechard

Animation Movies

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
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3
Kubo and the Two Strings
PG
12
3

Kubo, a one eyed kind boy, lives a modest life narrating stories to his village people and simultaneously tends to his ill mother. However, his peaceful life is disrupted when evil spirits from past appear and wreak havoc. For Kubo, the only way to defeat the evil, is to set out on a journey to find his dad’s unbreakable sword, a magic armour and helmet. 

Role:
The Sisters (voice)
Starring:
George Takei, Ralph Fiennes, Charlize Theron, Matthew McConaughey, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, Art Parkinson, Brenda Vaccaro
Directed By:
Travis Knight

TV Shows

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
23
5
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
TV-14
23
5
Starring:
Martin Short, Sam Waterston, Caleb McLaughlin, Sara Gilbert, Samira Wiley, Andre Braugher, Jennette McCurdy
Directed By:
ER
17
5
ER
TV-14
17
5
Starring:
Corey Stoll, Lea Salonga, Stanley Tucci, Kathy Griffin, Louise Fletcher, Kevin Sussman, Jessica Chastain
Women's Murder Club
7
3
Women's Murder Club
7
3
Starring:
Christina Moore, Boris Kodjoe, Angie Harmon, Patrick Bauchau, Tamlyn Tomita, Laura Harris, Rob Estes
Directed By:
Rick Wallace, Scott Winant
The Cleaner
7
3
The Cleaner
7
3
Starring:
Megan Boone, Bianca Lawson, Kate del Castillo, Eric Roberts, Janina Gavankar, Richard Lewis, Whoopi Goldberg
Directed By:
Richard Dobbs, Leon Ichaso, Félix Enríquez Alcalá, James Whitmore Jr., David Barrett
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary (2005)
3
4
Urban Legends: Bloody Mary
R
3
4
Starring:
Ed Marinaro, Tina Lifford, Kate Mara, Robert Vito
Directed By:
Mary Lambert