The 10 Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies According to Critics

Jennifer Lawrence has won three Golden Globes in her career – and was re-nominated for the fifth time in 2022. On January 9, she will learn that she has won the award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for her work. don’t look up, the climate change satire in which she plays scientist Kate Dybasky.

After losing to Natalie Portman in 2010, Lawrence went on to win her next three nominations – for silver linings Playbook In 2013, for American Hustle more in 2016 Happiness in 2016.


If you rank his film as highly rated films on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic, however, only two of these three films make it into the top 10. On this list, they join the two roles that made Lawrence most famous – Katniss Everdeen The Hunger Games and in mystic X Men movies.

Here are Jennifer Lawrence’s 10 highest rated movies per critic score. Read on to see if his latest film don’t look up made the cut.


Top 10 Jennifer Lawrence Movies

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in a promo image for “The Hunger Games: Mokingjay Part 2”. Three of the “Hunger Games” films are on Lawrence’s list of most critically acclaimed films.
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10. The Hunger Games: Mokingjay Part 2 (2015)

Combined Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic scores: 135/200

last installment of The Hunger Games The franchise is (for now) just inches ahead of its predecessor in critical approval, with Rotten Tomatoes stating that it brings the film to an “exciting, poignant and overall satisfying conclusion”.

9. like crazy (2011)

Score: 140


Lawrence’s first film after receiving an Oscar nomination for winter’s Bone, like crazy is a romantic drama about immigration starring Anton Yelchin and Felicity Jones. Lawrence, meanwhile, takes on the role of Yelchin’s character’s second girlfriend, whose sole purpose appears to be to give the central couple a handicap.

8. Mother! (2017)

Score: 143

Although it received a fairly negative response from audiences (the film received a fairly rare “F” CinemaScore), the quirky and nerve-wracking psychological thriller about a dysfunctional married couple received a strong response from critics.


7. X-Men: First Class (2011)

Score: 151

One of the interesting things about the second set of X-Men was watching Lawrence play shorter film-on-film as she became more and more famous (and, one admits, more expensive). It wasn’t a problem for fun-filled fun First class, the actor’s last role before gaining worldwide fame Hunger Games.

6. The Hunger Games (2012)

Score: 152

More than 30 actors auditioned for the role of Katniss, with big names like Hailee Steinfeld, Saoirse Ronan and Shailene Woodley exiting the role. On the FX podcast, director Gary Ross said of her: “She came in and read for me and just passed me out; I’d never seen an audition like this before in my life. It was one of those things where you Let’s just have a glimpse. Your entire film in front of you.”

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Jennifer Lawrence as Mystic. The “X-Men” character is one of Lawrence’s best-known roles.
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5. X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

Score: 165

last good X Men The film was giving audiences indifferent fan service years ago Spider-Man: No Way Home When it brings together the two generations of the X-Men it fuses into a satisfying whole. It says a lot about how famous Lawrence was until 2014 that she managed to finish fourth in the film.

4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

Score: 166

second hunger games The film is considered by critics to be the best of the group. With a new director, new fan-favourite characters like Finnick (Sam Claflin) and Johanna (Jena Malone) joining the cast and delving deeper into film lore (and the Peeta/Katniss romance), it’s easy to watch. that why.

3. silver linings Playbook (2012)

Score: 173

In 2012, Lawrence seemed unstoppable. Not only was she the face of one of the biggest new franchises in the world, but she also starred alongside David O. Russell won an Oscar for his role as the mentally damaged love interest for Bradley Cooper.

2. American Hustle (2013)

Score: 182

It is Russell and Lawrence’s second team-up, however, critics have decided it is the better film. Although the film lost in all 10 Oscar categories (losing to Lawrence Lupita Nyong’o), the film was praised by critics, and it made the top 10 on dozens of critics’ best-of-the-year lists. Lawrence also gets a scene-stealing role as Christian Bale’s shaky wife.

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Jennifer Lawrence in “Winter’s Bone”. The film earned Lawrence his first Oscar nomination.
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1. winter’s Bone (2010)

Score: 184

More than a decade later, Lawrence’s breakout role still feels like one of the greatest breakout performances of all time. In the Oscar-nominated film, she plays a young woman hunting her missing father in the poverty-stricken Ozarks. Although she lost the Oscar (again to Natalie Portman), the film undoubtedly launched Lawrence’s career.