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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!

#23
Adjusted Score: 14.506%
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: Highly successful Manhattan couple, Meryl and Paul Morgan, have almost-perfect lives-except for one notable failure - their dissolving marriage. But... [More]
Directed By: Marc Lawrence (II)

#22
#22
Adjusted Score: 23.813%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Beth (Diane Keaton) saves a bedraggled lost dog from the side of the freeway on a wintry day in Denver.... [More]
Directed By: Lawrence Kasdan

#21

The Kitchen (2019)
24%

#21
Adjusted Score: 33.568%
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: Based on the Vertigo comic book series from DC Entertainment, the film stars Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy, Tiffany Haddish and... [More]
Directed By: Andrea Berloff

#20

Virgin (2004)
38%

#20
Adjusted Score: 26.354%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Elisabeth Moss turns in a compelling performance as a rebellious and troubled teen who, in a drunken state, becomes pregnant,... [More]
Directed By: Deborah Kampmeier

#19

On the Road (2012)
44%

#19
Adjusted Score: 49.411%
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: Based on Jack Kerouc's beloved American novel, On The Road is the story of Sal Paradise, an aspiring New York... [More]
Directed By: Walter Salles

#18

The Free World (2016)
47%

#18
Adjusted Score: 38.337%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: How hard would you fight to be free? After spending two decades in prison for a crime he didn't commit,... [More]
Directed By: Jason Lew

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 57.892%
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

#16

High-Rise (2016)
60%

#16
Adjusted Score: 68.316%
Critics Consensus: High-Rise may not quite live up to its classic source material, but it still offers an energetic, well-acted, and thought-provoking take on its timely socioeconomic themes.
Synopsis: HIGH-RISE stars Hiddleston as Dr. Robert Laing, the newest resident of a luxurious apartment in a high-tech concrete skyscraper whose... [More]
Directed By: Ben Wheatley

#15

Truth (2015)
63%

#15
Adjusted Score: 69.546%
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: On the morning of September 9, 2004, veteran CBS News producer MARY MAPES (Cate Blanchett) believed she had every reason... [More]
Directed By: James Vanderbilt

#14

Mad to Be Normal (2018)
61%

#14
Adjusted Score: 61.066%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Mad To Be Normal reveals the story of R.D. Laing, the famous psychiatrist and one of Scotland's greatest ever minds.... [More]
Directed By: Robert Mullan

#13
#13
Adjusted Score: 77.911%
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: Aaron Greenberg gets things done. The ambitious 23-year-old has exaggerated his way into a dream job just in time for... [More]
Directed By: Nicholas Stoller

#12

Chuck (2017)
80%

#12
Adjusted Score: 82.766%
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, New Jersey, a man who went fifteen rounds in the ring with Muhammad Ali,... [More]
Directed By: Philippe Falardeau

#11

Light of My life (2019)
81%

#11
Adjusted Score: 82.536%
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: A girl (Anna Pniowsky) and her father (Casey Affleck) journey through the outskirts of society a decade after a pandemic... [More]
Directed By: Casey Affleck

#10

The One I Love (2014)
82%

#10
Adjusted Score: 85.101%
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: The highly anticipated debut feature from acclaimed author Charlie McDowell, THE ONE I LOVE is an original tale that continues... [More]
Directed By: Charlie McDowell

#9

Listen Up Philip (2014)
82%

#9
Adjusted Score: 86.864%
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: A complex, intimate, and highly idiosyncratic comedy, Listen Up Philip is a literary look at the triumph of reality over... [More]
Directed By: Alex Ross Perry

#8

Her Smell (2019)
84%

#8
Adjusted Score: 89.294%
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 (Elisabeth Moss) is a '90s punk rock superstar who once filled arenas with her grungy all-female trio Something... [More]
Directed By: Alex Ross Perry

#7

The Square (2017)
85%

#7
Adjusted Score: 93.828%
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: Christian is the respected curator of a contemporary art museum, a divorced but devoted father of two who drives an... [More]
Directed By: Ruben Östlund

#6

Shirley (2020)
88%

#6
Adjusted Score: 98.272%
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: Renowned horror writer Shirley Jackson is on the precipice of writing her masterpiece when the arrival of newlyweds upends her... [More]
Directed By: Josephine Decker

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 110.352%
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: Trapped in a violent, controlling relationship with a wealthy and brilliant scientist, Cecilia Kass (Moss) escapes in the dead of... [More]
Directed By: Leigh Whannell

#4

Queen of Earth (2015)
93%

#4
Adjusted Score: 95.476%
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: Catherine has entered a particularly dark period in her life: her father, a famous artist whose affairs she managed, has... [More]
Directed By: Alex Ross Perry

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 104.377%
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: OLD MAN AND THE GUN is based on the true story of Forrest Tucker (Robert Redford), from his audacious escape... [More]
Directed By: David Lowery

#2

Us (2019)
93%

#2
Adjusted Score: 117.128%
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: Set in present day along the iconic Northern California coastline, Us, from Monkeypaw Productions, stars Oscar (R) winner Lupita Nyong'o... [More]
Directed By: Jordan Peele

#1

Meadowland (2015)
96%

#1
Adjusted Score: 96.017%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Sarah and David deal with the unthinkable in the wake of their son's disappearance. David, a New York City policeman,... [More]
Directed By: Reed Morano

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