Since starring in her first feature film just a decade ago, Jennifer Lawrence has become one of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
She’s proven her ability to draw massive audiences in The Hunger Games and X-Men, but she’s also a powerhouse acting talent in Oscar-winning movies like Silver Linings Playbook. Off-screen she’s found her voice as an honest, relatable star unlike anyone else in the business.
With Red Sparrow’s recent release, we thought we’d honor J-Law’s impressive filmography and round up her best work. Read on for the best Jennifer Lawrence movies of all time.
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Jennifer Lawrence came out swinging in her first feature lead as Agnes, a teenager tasked with raising her two sisters in a brothel.
At 14, Agnes has to deal with johns, criminals, and pimps on a regular basis in this emotional film written and directed by actress Lori Petty.
The Poker House didn’t reach a very wide audience, but it secured Jennifer Lawrence’s position as a talented young star.
Like Crazy follows a touching romance between American student Jacob (Anton Yelchin) and British exchange student Anna (Felicity Jones), who fall madly in love while studying together in Los Angeles. Jennifer Lawrence’s character, Samantha, comes into the picture later as a secondary love interest for Jacob when Anna is forced to return to England.
Even as a third wheel, Lawrence delivers a great performance that almost overshadows the stars.
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In Jennifer Lawrence’s latest role she plays prima ballerina turned deadly assassin Dominika Egorova in Red Sparrow.
After suffering a career ending injury, Egorova gets recruited as a Sparrow: an assassin trained to use their bodies as weapons. After becoming the top sparrow, she meets CIA agent Nathaniel Nash, who offers to save her from the shifty Sparrow leaders.
Darren Aronofsky’s mother! was one of the most divisive movies of the past couple years, with some critics applauding its terrifying use of psychological horror, and many dismissing it as disjointed and too ridiculous.
But regardless of what’s said about the movie, Lawrence’s powerful performance is impossible to ignore.
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Lawrence stepped into the upper echelons of stardom when she became Katniss Everdeen, the rebellious lead character in The Hunger Games franchise.
She had already proven her blockbuster abilities with X-Men, and her Oscar-worthy acting chops in Winter’s Bone. She combined the two for a consistently captivating performance in The Hunger Games movies, and made herself the highest grossing action heroine ever.