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All Angelina Jolie Movies Ranked by Tomatometer

After drawing some mainstream attention for her role in the preposterous, very ’90s guilty pleasure Hackers, critical acclaim came for Angelina Jolie with 1998’s Gia. That biopic of the tragic ’70s supermodel was an HBO movie, limiting its reach, but Jolie would only have to wait one more year to cross the megastardom threshold. 1999 not only saw her first box office smash (The Bone Collector, co-starring Denzel Washington), but also her first (and only) Oscar win, as Supporting Actress in Girl, Interrupted.

After that, it was pedal to the metal for Jolie’s career. Literally, her next role was the grand-theft-auto blockbuster Gone in 60 Seconds. She would quickly go on to star as Lara Croft in two Tomb Raider movies, attempt to revive the swords-and-sandals epic with Alexander, and release the action crowd-pleaser Mr. & Mrs. Smith. Jolie had her best run with the critics at the end of the 2000s with Wanted, Kung Fu Panda, Beowulf, and A Mighty Heart all released next to each other, all Certified Fresh. In A Mighty Heart, Jolie stars as Mariane Pearl, wife of American journalist Daniel Pearl, who was murdered in Pakistan in 2002. The film appeared to mark a new humanitarian drive to part of her work; the specter of war hangs heavy over three movies Jolie has directed since: In the Land of Blood and Honey, Unbroken, and First They Killed My Father.

Jolie was nominated for an Oscar thanks to Changeling, and Salt was a credible action effort, but The Tourist with Johnny Depp in 2010 was a high-profile misfire. Ditto By the Sea, which she directed with then-husband Brad Pitt. But no worries! She’s been accepted with welcoming arms into the Disney family after kickstarting the Disney live-action remake trend through 2014’s Maleficent, and with her most recent movie being sequel Mistress of Evil. She’s joining the MCU with 2021’s The Eternals, and before that releases, we’re looking back on all Angelina Jolie movies, ranked by Tomatometer!

#32

Original Sin (2001)
12%

#32
Adjusted Score: 14.499%
Critics Consensus: Laughably melodramatic, Original Sin features bad acting, bad dialogue, and bad plotting.
Synopsis: A noir mystery set in the exotic world of Cuba in the late 1800s. Luis Antonio Vargas, a wealthy coffee... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

#31

Playing God (1997)
13%

#31
Adjusted Score: 14.229%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After performing an operation while on drugs, Los Angeles surgeon Dr. Eugene Sands (David Duchovny) loses his license. He then... [More]
Directed By: Andy Wilson

#30

Beyond Borders (2003)
14%

#30
Adjusted Score: 16.453%
Critics Consensus: Beyond Borders is good-intentioned, but the use of human suffering as a backdrop for a romance comes across as sanctimonious and exploitative.
Synopsis: Martin Campbell directs the romantic adventure Beyond Borders. Angelina Jolie stars as Sarah Jordan, a American living with her wealthy... [More]
Directed By: Martin Campbell

#29

Alexander (2004)
16%

#29
Adjusted Score: 21.685%
Critics Consensus: Even at nearly three hours long, this ponderous, talky, and emotionally distant biopic fails to illuminate Alexander's life.
Synopsis: The true story of one of history's most luminous and influential leaders, Alexander the Great--a man who had conquered 90%... [More]
Directed By: Oliver Stone

#28

The Tourist (2010)
20%

#28
Adjusted Score: 24.735%
Critics Consensus: The scenery and the stars are undeniably beautiful, but they can't make up for The Tourist's slow, muddled plot, or the lack of chemistry between Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie.
Synopsis: American tourist Frank (Johnny Depp) meets a mysterious beauty who drags him into a dangerous world of intrigue and espionage... [More]

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 25.114%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie is perfect for the role of Lara Croft, but even she can't save the movie from a senseless plot and action sequences with no emotional impact.
Synopsis: A popular video game comes to the screen with this big-budget adventure starring Angelina Jolie as a buxom heroine recalling... [More]
Directed By: Simon West

#26

Taking Lives (2004)
22%

#26
Adjusted Score: 26.21%
Critics Consensus: A stylish, but predictable thriller where the only thrills are offered by the sensuous Angelina Jolie.
Synopsis: A female detective on the trail of a psychotic killer discovers love in a dangerous time in this thriller, based... [More]
Directed By: D.J. Caruso

#25
Adjusted Score: 28.8%
Critics Consensus: Though the sequel is an improvement over the first movie, it's still lacking in thrills.
Synopsis: This sequel to the 2001 hit video-game adaptation Lara Croft: Tomb Raider finds Jan de Bont stepping in for director... [More]
Directed By: Jan de Bont

#24
Adjusted Score: 29.732%
Critics Consensus: Even though Oscar-bearers Nicolas Cage, Angelina Jolie, and Robert Duval came aboard for this project, the quality of Gone in 60 Seconds is disappointingly low. The plot line is nonsensical, and even the promised car-chase scenes are boring.
Synopsis: In this action thriller, a master car thief has his skills pushed to the limit. Randall "Memphis" Raines (Nicolas Cage)... [More]
Directed By: Dominic Sena

#23

Foxfire (1996)
27%

#23
Adjusted Score: 20.054%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Loosely based on the book Foxfire by Joyce Carol Oates, this film is about four high-school girls, dissimilar in every... [More]

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 31.372%
Critics Consensus: A talented cast is wasted on a bland attempt at a suspenseful, serial killer flick.
Synopsis: Filmed on location in Montreal and New York, The Bone Collector is a suspense thriller that combines Rear Window and... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#21
#21
Adjusted Score: 31.053%
Critics Consensus: Though Jolie is appealing, Life or Something Like It is too contrived and predictable to convincingly convey its message of stopping to smell the roses.
Synopsis: An egotistical TV reporter learns to appreciate the good things in life thanks to an eccentric, homeless clairvoyant in this... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Herek

#20

Hackers (1995)
33%

#20
Adjusted Score: 35.461%
Critics Consensus: Hackers has a certain stylish appeal, but its slick visuals and appealing young cast can't compensate for a clichéd and disappointingly uninspired story.
Synopsis: After breaking into the computers of a massive oil company, a group of teen-age hackers uncovers evidence of a wide-ranging... [More]
Directed By: Iain Softley

#19

By The Sea (2015)
34%

#19
Adjusted Score: 39.634%
Critics Consensus: By the Sea may intrigue celebrity voyeurs or fans of a certain type of arthouse cinema, but for most viewers, its beauty won't be enough to offset its narrative inertia.
Synopsis: A married couple takes a vacation in France in the 1970s and find that their time in a sleepy seaside... [More]
Directed By: Angelina Jolie

#18

Shark Tale (2004)
36%

#18
Adjusted Score: 40.997%
Critics Consensus: Derivative and full of pop culture in-jokes.
Synopsis: Oscar is a fast-talking little fish that dreams big. But his big dreams land him in hot water when a... [More]

#17
Adjusted Score: 51.062%
Critics Consensus: While it's far from cursed, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil too rarely supports its impressive cast and visuals with enough magical storytelling to justify its existence.
Synopsis: In Disney's "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," a sequel to the 2014 global box office hit, Maleficent and her goddaughter Aurora... [More]
Directed By: Joachim Rønning

#16

Pushing Tin (1999)
48%

#16
Adjusted Score: 50.446%
Critics Consensus: Solid performances by the leads, but the generic ending needs help.
Synopsis: The intense world of air-traffic controllers is played for both drama and laughs in Pushing Tin. John Cusack plays Nick... [More]
Directed By: Mike Newell

#15

Maleficent (2014)
54%

#15
Adjusted Score: 64.589%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie's magnetic performance outshines Maleficent's dazzling special effects; unfortunately, the movie around them fails to justify all that impressive effort.
Synopsis: "Maleficent" explores the untold story of Disney's most iconic villain from the classic "Sleeping Beauty" and the elements of her... [More]
Directed By: Robert Stromberg

#14
#14
Adjusted Score: 58.863%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives an intense performance, but overall Girl, Interrupted suffers from thin, predictable plotting that fails to capture the power of its source material.
Synopsis: In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she'd never seen before, Susanna Kaysen was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder-an... [More]
Directed By: James Mangold

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 60.655%
Critics Consensus: Though ambitious and confidently directed by Robert De Niro, The Good Shepherd is ultimately a tedious drama that holds few surprises and succumbs to self-seriousness.
Synopsis: Edward Wilson understands the value of secrecy--discretion and commitment to honor have been embedded in him since childhood. As an... [More]
Directed By: Robert De Niro

#12

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
60%

#12
Adjusted Score: 67.169%
Critics Consensus: Although this action-romance suffers from weak writing and one too many explosions, the chemistry generated by onscreen couple Pitt and Jolie is palpable enough to make this a thoroughly enjoyable summer action flick.
Synopsis: John and Jane Smith are an ordinary suburban couple with an ordinary, lifeless suburban marriage. But each of them has... [More]
Directed By: Doug Liman

#11

Playing by Heart (1998)
60%

#11
Adjusted Score: 62.413%
Critics Consensus: It's overly talky, but Playing By Heart benefits from witty insights into modern relationships and strong performances from an esteemed cast.
Synopsis: This film weaves together interlocking stories about finding love in Los Angeles. The film's theme is spoken by young club-hopper... [More]
Directed By: Willard Carroll

#10

Changeling (2008)
61%

#10
Adjusted Score: 68.706%
Critics Consensus: Beautifully shot and well-acted, Changeling is a compelling story that unfortunately gives in to convention too often.
Synopsis: Inspired by actual events that occurred in 1920s-era Los Angeles, Clint Eastwood's The Changeling tells the story of a woman... [More]
Directed By: Clint Eastwood

#9

Salt (2010)
62%

#9
Adjusted Score: 69.212%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie gives it her all in the title role, and her seasoned performance is almost enough to save Salt from its predictable and ludicrous plot.
Synopsis: As a CIA officer, Evelyn Salt (Jolie) swore an oath to duty, honor and country. Her loyalty will be tested... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#8
Adjusted Score: 76.914%
Critics Consensus: Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow is slim on plot and characterization, but the visuals more than make up for it.
Synopsis: Famous scientists around the world have mysteriously disappeared and "Chronicle" reporters Polly Perkins, and ace aviator Sky Captain, are both... [More]
Directed By: Kerry Conran

#7

Beowulf (2007)
71%

#7
Adjusted Score: 77.509%
Critics Consensus: Featuring groundbreaking animation, stunning visuals, and a talented cast, Beowulf has in spades what more faithful book adaptations forget to bring: pure cinematic entertainment.
Synopsis: In a legendary time of heroes, the mighty warrior Beowulf battles the demon Grendel and incurs the hellish wrath of... [More]
Directed By: Robert Zemeckis

#6

Wanted (2008)
71%

#6
Adjusted Score: 78.622%
Critics Consensus: Wanted is stylish, energetic popcorn fare with witty performances from Angelina Jolie (playing an expert assassin), James McAvoy, and Morgan Freeman that help to distract from its absurdly over-the-top plot.
Synopsis: Wesley's (James McAvoy) life is over - his pathetic old one, anyway... Fortunately, it is all because of a girl.... [More]
Directed By: Timur Bekmambetov

#5

A Mighty Heart (2007)
79%

#5
Adjusted Score: 85.433%
Critics Consensus: Angelina Jolie conveys the full emotional range of a woman in a desperate situation in A Mighty Heart, an urgent yet tactful film about a difficult subject.
Synopsis: On Jan. 23, 2002, Mariane Pearl's world changed forever. Her husband Daniel, South Asia bureau chief for the Wall Street... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#4

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
81%

#4
Adjusted Score: 86.298%
Critics Consensus: The storyline arc may seem a tad familiar to fans of the original, but Kung Fu Panda 2 offers enough action, comedy, and visual sparkle to compensate.
Synopsis: In Kung Fu Panda 2, Po is now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, protecting the Valley of Peace... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Yuh Nelson

#3

Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
87%

#3
Adjusted Score: 93.505%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda 3 boasts the requisite visual splendor, but like its rotund protagonist, this sequel's narrative is also surprisingly nimble, adding up to animated fun for the whole family.
Synopsis: In 2016, one of the most successful animated franchises in the world returns with its biggest comedy adventure yet, KUNG... [More]

#2

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
87%

#2
Adjusted Score: 93.865%
Critics Consensus: Kung Fu Panda has a familiar message, but the pleasing mix of humor, swift martial arts action, and colorful animation makes for winning Summer entertainment.
Synopsis: A clumsy panda bear becomes an unlikely kung fu hero when a treacherous enemy spreads chaos throughout the countryside in... [More]

#1

Gia (1998)
92%

#1
Adjusted Score: 77.019%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Angelina Jolie (Wallace) has the title role in this biographical drama tracing the tragic rise to fame and death, at... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

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