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All Elisabeth Moss Movies Ranked

With a full steam TV career ranging from The West Wing to Mad Men and The Handmaid’s Tale, it took until last decade for Elisabeth Moss to start building her profile as a leading movie star. But in the years since 2014 breakthrough dramatic thriller The One I Love, she’s put together an impressive catalog of diverse, complex film roles that complements her television work, as seen in Certified Fresh movies like Queen of Earth, Listen Up Phillip, Us, and Her Smell.

In 2020, she made headlines on both sides of the pandemic: first with The Invisible Man (one of the last major theatrical offerings to enjoy some semblance of a full release window), and then with the dark, literary Shirley after it set up shop on streaming. She’ll have an appearance in Wes Anderson’s The French Dispatch, which was due for later this year and has now been unset without a new release date. Until then, we’re ranking all Elisabeth Moss movies by Tomatometer! Alex Vo

#23
Adjusted Score: 16294%
Critics Consensus: It gets a certain amount of mileage out of the inherent likability of its stars, but with an unfunny script and a lack of onscreen chemistry, Did You Hear About the Morgans? falls flat.
Synopsis: New Yorkers Paul (Hugh Grant) and Meryl (Sarah Jessica Parker) Morgan seem to have it all -- except that their... [More]
Directed By: Marc Lawrence

#22

Darling Companion (2012)
21%29%

#22
Adjusted Score: 23826%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Beth Winter (Diane Keaton), wife of a self-absorbed surgeon named Joseph (Kevin Kline), is decidedly lonely. One day while out... [More]
Directed By: Lawrence Kasdan

#21

The Kitchen (2019)
23%60%

#21
Adjusted Score: 35051%
Critics Consensus: With three talented leads struggling to prop up a sagging story, The Kitchen is a jumbled crime thriller in urgent need of some heavy-duty renovation.
Synopsis: Between 8th Ave. and the Hudson River, the Irish mafia runs 20 blocks of a tough New York City neighborhood... [More]
Directed By: Andrea Berloff

#20

Virgin (2003)
38%47%

#20
Adjusted Score: 30818%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A rebellious teenager (Elisabeth Moss) claims to be a virgin despite her pregnancy.... [More]
Directed By: Deborah Kampmeier

#19

On the Road (2012)
45%34%

#19
Adjusted Score: 50188%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful to look at but a bit too respectfully crafted, On the Road doesn't capture the energy and inspiration of Jack Kerouac's novel.
Synopsis: An aspiring writer (Sam Riley), his new friend (Garrett Hedlund) and his friend's seductive wife (Kristen Stewart) heed the call... [More]
Directed By: Walter Salles

#18

The Free World (2016)
50%53%

#18
Adjusted Score: 50447%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, a man (Boyd Holbrook) goes on the run with a woman... [More]
Directed By: Jason Lew

#17

Girl, Interrupted (1999)
53%84%

#17
Adjusted Score: 57166%
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: Set in the changing world of the late 1960s, "Girl, Interrupted" is the searing true story of Susanna Kaysen (Winona... [More]
Directed By: James Mangold


#15

Truth (2015)
63%62%

#15
Adjusted Score: 69036%
Critics Consensus: Truth's terrific cast and compelling message are often enough to overcome its occasionally didactic and facile dramatization of a nuanced real-life tale.
Synopsis: Controversy surrounds CBS anchor Dan Rather (Robert Redford) and "60 Minutes" producer Mary Mapes (Cate Blanchett) after the network broadcasts... [More]
Directed By: James Vanderbilt

#14

Mad to Be Normal (2017)
61%63%

#14
Adjusted Score: 61167%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Scottish psychiatrist R.D. Laing performs various daring experiments on people who were diagnosed as mentally disturbed.... [More]
Directed By: Robert Mullan

#13

Get Him to the Greek (2010)
73%62%

#13
Adjusted Score: 80317%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to a suitably raunchy script and a pair of winning performances from Jonah Hill and Russell Brand, Get Him to the Greek is one of the year's funniest comedies.
Synopsis: An ambitious executive at a record company, Aaron Green (Jonah Hill) gets what looks like an easy assignment: He must... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller

#12

The Bleeder (2016)
81%64%

#12
Adjusted Score: 86079%
Critics Consensus: Chuck is hit with a handful of sports biopic clichés but ultimately punches above its weight, largely thanks to a muscular performance from Liev Schreiber.
Synopsis: He was the pride of Bayonne, N.J., a man who went 15 rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali. But... [More]
Directed By: Philippe Falardeau

#11

Light of My Life (2019)
82%73%

#11
Adjusted Score: 84193%
Critics Consensus: Its deliberate pace may test the patience, but viewers attuned to Light of My Life's sober wavelength will be rewarded with a thought-provoking chiller.
Synopsis: "Dad" (Casey Affleck) and daughter, "Rag" (Anna Pniowsky) journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic has... [More]
Directed By: Casey Affleck

#10

The One I Love (2014)
82%76%

#10
Adjusted Score: 84885%
Critics Consensus: The One I Love doesn't take its intriguing premise quite as far as it could, but it still adds up to an ambitious, well-acted look at love and marriage.
Synopsis: A couple (Mark Duplass, Elisabeth Moss) whose marriage is crumbling have a surreal experience during a weekend getaway at a... [More]
Directed By: Charlie McDowell

#9

Listen Up Philip (2014)
82%54%

#9
Adjusted Score: 86228%
Critics Consensus: As thought-provoking as it is uncompromising, Listen Up Philip finds writer-director Alex Ross Perry taking a creative step forward while hearkening back to classic neurotic comedies of '70s cinema.
Synopsis: After refusing to promote his eagerly awaited second novel, a self-absorbed writer (Jason Schwartzman) takes up residence at the home... [More]
Directed By: Alex Ross Perry

#8

Her Smell (2018)
84%44%

#8
Adjusted Score: 90786%
Critics Consensus: Held together by a gripping lead performance from Elisabeth Moss, Her Smell is challenging and admittedly uneven, but ultimately worth the effort.
Synopsis: Becky Something is a talented but self-destructive musician who seems determined to alienate everyone around her -- even at the... [More]
Directed By: Alex Ross Perry

#7

The Square (2017)
85%70%

#7
Adjusted Score: 95060%
Critics Consensus: The Square finds writer-director Ruben Östlund as ambitious as ever -- and delivering an unforgettably unusual work whose challenging themes pay thought-provoking dividends.
Synopsis: Disaster strikes when a curator hires a public relations team to build some buzz for his renowned Swedish museum.... [More]
Directed By: Ruben Östlund

#6

Shirley (2020)
88%54%

#6
Adjusted Score: 104126%
Critics Consensus: Elevated by outstanding work from Elisabeth Moss, Shirley pays tribute to its subject's pioneering legacy with a biopic that ignores the commonly accepted boundaries of the form.
Synopsis: A famous horror writer finds inspiration for her next book after she and her husband take in a young couple.... [More]
Directed By: Josephine Decker

#5

The Invisible Man (2020)
92%85%

#5
Adjusted Score: 118636%
Critics Consensus: Smart, well-acted, and above all scary, The Invisible Man proves that sometimes, the classic source material for a fresh reboot can be hiding in plain sight.
Synopsis: After staging his own suicide, a crazed scientist uses his power to become invisible to stalk and terrorize his ex-girlfriend.... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Whannell

#4

Queen of Earth (2015)
93%58%

#4
Adjusted Score: 95191%
Critics Consensus: Led by a searing performance from Elisabeth Moss, Queen of Earth is a demanding -- and ultimately rewarding -- addition to writer-director Alex Ross Perry's impressive filmography.
Synopsis: Tensions rise when an emotionally fragile woman (Elisabeth Moss) spends one week with her best friend (Katherine Waterston).... [More]
Directed By: Alex Ross Perry

#3

The Old Man & the Gun (2018)
93%62%

#3
Adjusted Score: 105800%
Critics Consensus: A well-told story brought to life by a beautifully matched cast, The Old Man & the Gun is pure, easygoing entertainment for film fans - and a fitting farewell to a legend.
Synopsis: At the age of 70, Forrest Tucker makes an audacious escape from San Quentin, conducting an unprecedented string of heists... [More]
Directed By: David Lowery

#2

Us (2019)
93%60%

#2
Adjusted Score: 123043%
Critics Consensus: With Jordan Peele's second inventive, ambitious horror film, we have seen how to beat the sophomore jinx, and it is Us.
Synopsis: Accompanied by her husband, son and daughter, Adelaide Wilson returns to the beachfront home where she grew up as a... [More]
Directed By: Jordan Peele

#1

Meadowland (2015)
92%56%

#1
Adjusted Score: 92520%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: One year after the abduction of their son, a policeman (Luke Wilson) and his wife (Olivia Wilde) continue to fall... [More]
Directed By: Reed Morano