Paramount Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection

(Photo by Weinstein Company LLC/Courtesy Everett Collection)

All Jennifer Lawrence Movies Ranked

If there ever was a life-or-death need to pick a Hollywood it-girl to define the 2010s, Jennifer Lawrence would surely be the one chosen to save our hides. She started the decade with the star-making Winter’s Bone, the rural mystery that marked only her third feature film appearance, nabbing a Best Actress Oscar nomination in the process. 2011 and 2012 came and it felt like Lawrence was everywhere, across blockbusters like X-Men: First Class and The Hunger Games, along with Silver Linings Playbook, for which she finally (“finally” meaning five years into a film acting career) won the Academy Award.

Sequels and franchising were the name of the game in the 2010s, so of course she stuck around as Mystique in every X-Men sequel, all the way to the bitter end with Dark Phoenix. Likewise, Hunger Games completed its dystopic story with Lawrence in the lead. In-between, she collaborated twice more Playbook director David O. Russell (Joy, American Hustle), worked with 2010s it-dude Chris Pratt (Passengers), and released against-type material like mother! and Red Sparrow.

In 2020, Lawrence signed up for Adam McKay’s Netflix comedy Don’t Look Up; she and Cate Blanchett will play astronomers who go on a media tour to convince people a meteor will destroy the Earth in six months. Until that comedy shows up in your streaming queue, we’re looking back on all Jennifer Lawrence movies ranked by Tomatometer!

#20
Adjusted Score: 14.804%
Critics Consensus: Poorly conceived, clumsily executed, and almost completely bereft of scares, House at the End of the Street strands its talented star in a film as bland as its title.
Synopsis: Seeking a fresh start, newly divorced Sarah (Elisabeth Shue) and her daughter Elissa (Jennifer Lawrence) find the house of their... [More]
Directed By: Mark Tonderai

#19

Dark Phoenix (2019)
22%

#19
Adjusted Score: 38.41%
Critics Consensus: Dark Phoenix ends an era of the X-Men franchise by taking a second stab at adapting a classic comics arc -- with deeply disappointing results.
Synopsis: In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a... [More]
Directed By: Simon Kinberg

#18

Passengers (2016)
30%

#18
Adjusted Score: 41.247%
Critics Consensus: Passengers proves Chris Pratt and Jennifer Lawrence work well together -- and that even their chemistry isn't enough to overcome a fatally flawed story.
Synopsis: Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt star in an exciting action-thriller about two passengers who are on a 120-year journey to... [More]
Directed By: Morten Tyldum

#17
#17
Adjusted Score: 39.948%
Critics Consensus: This heavily symbolic, melodramatic multi-narrative drama lacks emotional resonance.
Synopsis: Sylvia's cool, professional demeanor masks the sexually charged storm within. When a stranger from Mexico confronts her with her mysterious... [More]

#16

Red Sparrow (2018)
45%

#16
Adjusted Score: 57.849%
Critics Consensus: Red Sparrow aims for smart, sexy spy thriller territory, but Jennifer Lawrence's committed performance isn't enough to compensate for thin characters and a convoluted story.
Synopsis: Dominika Egorova is many things. A devoted daughter determined to protect her mother at all costs. A prima ballerina whose... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lawrence

#15
#15
Adjusted Score: 60.68%
Critics Consensus: Overloaded action and a cliched villain take the focus away from otherwise strong performers and resonant themes, making X-Men: Apocalypse a middling chapter of the venerable superhero franchise.
Synopsis: Following the critically acclaimed global smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past, director Bryan Singer returns with X-MEN: APOCALYPSE. Since... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Singer

#14

Joy (2015)
60%

#14
Adjusted Score: 70.471%
Critics Consensus: Joy is anchored by a strong performance from Jennifer Lawrence, although director David O. Russell's uncertain approach to its fascinating fact-based tale only sporadically sparks bursts of the titular emotion.
Synopsis: JOY is the wild story of a family across four generations centered on the girl who becomes the woman who... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#13

The Beaver (2011)
62%

#13
Adjusted Score: 67.628%
Critics Consensus: Jodie Foster's visual instincts and Mel Gibson's all-in performance sell this earnest, straightforward movie.
Synopsis: Jodie Foster directs and co-stars with Mel Gibson in The Beaver - an emotional story about a man on a... [More]
Directed By: Jodie Foster

#12

The Poker House (2008)
63%

#12
Adjusted Score: 21.531%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Actress-turned-director Lori Petty makes her feature directorial debut with this period drama set in 1976 that explores a typical day... [More]
Directed By: Lori Petty

#11
Adjusted Score: 80.234%
Critics Consensus: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 sets up the franchise finale with a penultimate chapter loaded with solid performances and smart political subtext, though it comes up short on the action front.
Synopsis: The worldwide phenomenon of The Hunger Games continues to set the world on fire with The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lawrence

#10

mother! (2017)
68%

#10
Adjusted Score: 84.163%
Critics Consensus: There's no denying that mother! is the thought-provoking product of a singularly ambitious artistic vision, though it may be too unwieldy for mainstream tastes.
Synopsis: A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. From filmmaker Darren Aronofsky... [More]
Directed By: Darren Aronofsky

#9
Adjusted Score: 80.23%
Critics Consensus: With the unflinchingly grim Mockingjay Part 2, The Hunger Games comes to an exciting, poignant, and overall satisfying conclusion.
Synopsis: The second half of Suzanne Collins' final Hunger Games book is adapted in this Lionsgate production. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lawrence

#8

Like Crazy (2011)
72%

#8
Adjusted Score: 76.554%
Critics Consensus: It has the schmaltzy trappings of my romantic films, but Like Crazy allows its characters to express themselves beyond dialogue, crafting a true, intimate study.
Synopsis: A love story is both a physical and emotional tale, one that can be deeply personal and heartbreaking for an... [More]
Directed By: Drake Doremus

#7

The Hunger Games (2012)
84%

#7
Adjusted Score: 96.06%
Critics Consensus: Thrilling and superbly acted, The Hunger Games captures the dramatic violence, raw emotion, and ambitious scope of its source novel.
Synopsis: Every year in the ruins of what was once North America, the evil Capitol of the nation of Panem forces... [More]
Directed By: Gary Ross

#6
#6
Adjusted Score: 95.677%
Critics Consensus: With a strong script, stylish direction, and powerful performances from its well-rounded cast, X-Men: First Class is a welcome return to form for the franchise.
Synopsis: X-Men: First Class unveils the epic beginning of the X-Men saga - and a secret history of the Cold War... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Vaughn

#5
Adjusted Score: 101.648%
Critics Consensus: Smart, smoothly directed, and enriched with a deeper exploration of the franchise's thought-provoking themes, Catching Fire proves a thoroughly compelling second installment in the Hunger Games series.
Synopsis: THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE begins as Katniss Everdeen has returned home safe after winning the 74th Annual Hunger Games... [More]
Directed By: Francis Lawrence

#4
Adjusted Score: 103.465%
Critics Consensus: X-Men: Days of Future Past combines the best elements of the series to produce a satisfyingly fast-paced outing that ranks among the franchise's finest installments.
Synopsis: The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS... [More]
Directed By: Bryan Singer

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 101.883%
Critics Consensus: Silver Linings Playbook walks a tricky thematic tightrope, but David O. Russell's sensitive direction and some sharp work from a talented cast gives it true balance.
Synopsis: Life doesn't always go according to plan. Pat Solatano (Bradley Cooper) has lost everything -- his house, his job, and... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#2

American Hustle (2013)
92%

#2
Adjusted Score: 103.692%
Critics Consensus: Riotously funny and impeccably cast, American Hustle compensates for its flaws with unbridled energy and some of David O. Russell's most irrepressibly vibrant direction.
Synopsis: A fictional film set in the alluring world of one of the most stunning scandals to rock our nation, American... [More]
Directed By: David O. Russell

#1

Winter's Bone (2010)
94%

#1
Adjusted Score: 99.058%
Critics Consensus: Bleak, haunting, and yet still somehow hopeful, Winter's Bone is writer-director Debra Granik's best work yet -- and it boasts an incredible, starmaking performance from Jennifer Lawrence.
Synopsis: Her family home in danger of being repossessed after her meth-cooking dad skips bail and disappears, Ozark teen Ree Dolly... [More]
Directed By: Debra Granik

Tag Cloud

Arrowverse tv talk X-Men Disney Plus robots football Biopics historical drama TIFF Hear Us Out ghosts Funimation Premiere Dates ABC Family MSNBC laika Election Musical slashers reviews Fantasy First Reviews Christmas venice TV The Witch popular hollywood joker jurassic park Black History Month Crackle vampires docudrama Grammys legend game show supernatural Travel Channel kids ABC Signature ITV crime drama breaking bad cartoon Amazon Toys Sundance news Logo TNT transformers Red Carpet best Thanksgiving Tokyo Olympics cancelled American Society of Cinematographers boxoffice OWN technology cinemax free movies sports mockumentary Television Academy Captain marvel crime thriller 20th Century Fox dragons cancelled TV series Calendar kaiju a nightmare on elm street foreign toy story jamie lee curtis aliens parents SDCC Interview deadpool Dark Horse Comics Epix stop motion talk show TruTV comic remakes golden globes superman rt archives Hulu 72 Emmy Awards The Academy halloween tv high school Universal NYCC target CBS All Access Watching Series finale rotten movies we love Vudu Amazon Studios cancelled television HBO Go saw Set visit documentaries Peacock DGA stoner asian-american Alien FOX godzilla spain cops OneApp Paramount Song of Ice and Fire Comedy Central revenge Endgame satire Sundance Now franchise Mary Tyler Moore Television Critics Association Esquire zombie hist Drama Pirates VICE BAFTA theme song science fiction RT History obituary ESPN new york series zombies razzies basketball 93rd Oscars PlayStation Teen politics Marvel Studios social media 007 TCA Netflix Christmas movies Cosplay Year in Review TV movies Anna Paquin romantic comedy canceled Valentine's Day Wes Anderson 24 frames Paramount Plus Spring TV Sci-Fi DirecTV monster movies name the review movie Lionsgate political drama Mary Poppins Returns werewolf Oscars President Countdown sequels YA Pop police drama suspense james bond olympics Country crossover Rock CW Seed Nickelodeon Apple History CBS cats anime Fall TV classics FX ViacomCBS adventure Pixar harry potter Binge Guide Amazon Prime Video Acorn TV king kong Mystery scorecard Comedy BBC America TBS blaxploitation mission: impossible San Diego Comic-Con E! japan trailers 99% richard e. Grant Action medical drama twilight Marvel Shondaland ID universal monsters hidden camera Academy Awards IFC Films boxing 2018 Holidays USA anthology worst movies AMC TCA Awards VH1 south america 1990s Disney+ Disney Plus versus MTV pirates of the caribbean discovery screen actors guild Tumblr HBO all-time mutant teaser true crime PBS Kids & Family Bravo sitcom Quiz National Geographic psychological thriller heist movie GLAAD 2016 Sony Pictures films Writers Guild of America The Purge miniseries Trophy Talk Walt Disney Pictures strong female leads GIFs Mindy Kaling Nominations NBC dceu Ghostbusters composers APB spanish Classic Film Infographic 2017 scary movies Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Apple TV+ superhero Holiday what to watch independent binge Film Trivia Pride Month reboot FXX documentary based on movie romance casting nbcuniversal WGN SundanceTV Lucasfilm Fox Searchlight psycho GoT Western FX on Hulu Winners christmas movies fast and furious Showtime DC Comics Masterpiece El Rey Discovery Channel 2015 french Rom-Com directors stand-up comedy New York Comic Con The Walt Disney Company Best and Worst war spanish language Star Wars crime book Fox News screenings australia rotten marvel cinematic universe movies scene in color Reality Competition Spectrum Originals Turner Classic Movies Pacific Islander Marvel Television Creative Arts Emmys emmy awards ratings disaster NBA new star wars movies PaleyFest Winter TV Heroines ABC Brie Larson japanese archives live action streaming spinoff Emmys singing competition Video Games Women's History Month critics fresh natural history Exclusive Video Tarantino travel blockbusters kong 21st Century Fox dark Comics on TV dramedy The CW concert Syfy Martial Arts Comic-Con@Home 2021 Crunchyroll biography lord of the rings animated quibi Apple TV Plus Marathons SXSW indie First Look A24 Chilling Adventures of Sabrina spider-man game of thrones Opinion video doctor who Cannes nfl new zealand MCU Amazon Prime nature Polls and Games Elton John women Hallmark festival book adaptation golden globe awards Family justice league Schedule television Music Super Bowl telelvision Stephen King Podcast elevated horror latino Photos 2021 know your critic TCA 2017 Comic Book 2019 Rocky 45 adaptation batman witnail YouTube sequel Superheroe Adult Swim die hard Baby Yoda diversity 71st Emmy Awards prank rom-coms Warner Bros. dogs thriller Food Network Nat Geo sag awards comics period drama 90s halloween TV One spy thriller Sneak Peek italian TV Land Star Trek Emmy Nominations BET Awards Extras DC streaming service USA Network Horror Disney streaming service Turner VOD Awards WarnerMedia wonder woman comic books E3 dc award winner Trailer See It Skip It Character Guide Reality comedies adenture Netflix criterion Avengers zero dark thirty Rocketman Shudder LGBT green book Columbia Pictures Disney Film Festival Paramount Network comiccon black Mudbound Cartoon Network Chernobyl Spike video on demand Mary poppins Tubi aapi BBC One hispanic toronto 2020 cooking Britbox international Legendary BET unscripted The Arrangement chucky Pet Sematary TLC CMT TCA Winter 2020 cancelled TV shows cars streaming movies serial killer IFC Starz indiana jones worst YouTube Red Freeform RT21 child's play HBO Max 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards facebook Image Comics Disney Channel LGBTQ Hallmark Christmas movies Lifetime Musicals The Walking Dead A&E CNN Sundance TV Ovation Broadway children's TV Box Office Awards Tour Lifetime Christmas movies Animation BBC Tomatazos docuseries renewed TV shows 4/20 space Ellie Kemper TCM Certified Fresh blockbuster Superheroes Summer Pop TV canceled TV shows YouTube Premium festivals DC Universe cults Black Mirror TV renewals