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The 14 Best Florence Pugh Performances Of All Time

March 23, 2020 317 votes 70 voters 1.2k views10 items

To say that English actress Florence Pugh has stormed onto the film scene would be an understatement, as is evidenced by the best Florence Pugh movies. Since her 2014 debut in the thriller The Falling, Pugh has wasted no time earning her place amongst some of the most admired and sought-after young talent anywhere in the world. 2019 proved to be a particuarly extraordinary year for Florence, showcasing performances as a young traveller trapped in a Swedish cult in Midsommer, as a high-flying wrestler trying to make her way into the WWE in Fighting With My Family, and even earning her a Best Supporting Actress nomination at the Academy Awards for her portrayal of Amy March in Greta Gerwig's retelling of Little Women. Now that Pugh has entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Black Widow, there's no telling how high her star might rise. If what we've seen so far is any indication, we should keep looking up. 

Vote up your favorite roles from Florence Pugh's filmography and be sure to check back for new ones as they are added to the list!

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  • Dani
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    Movie: Midsommar (2019)

    In her absolutely stellar slate of performances in 2019, Pugh's portrayal of Dani in Midsommer probably tops the list in most viewers' minds. Beyond the film itself drawing wide acclaim for it's dark and twisted premise, Pugh was both dazzling and tragic as a victim of a bizarre Swedish cult.

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    • Saraya Knight
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      Movie: Fighting With My Family (2019)

      In this heartfelt comedy surrounding a family of small-time professional wrestlers, Pugh plays Saraya (aka Paige), an eighteen year old British aspiring wrestler. In addition to some of the high-flying stunts in the film, Florence impresses with a sweet, anguished portrayal of a young woman struggling to chase her dreams.

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      • Amy March
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        Amy March

        Movie: Little Women (2019)

        In Greta Gerwig's acclaimed retelling of the classic American novel, Pugh plays the youngest of the March sisters, Amy. While Amy is often thought of by readers/audiences to be the least likeable of the family, Pugh's performance and interpretation of Gerwig's screenplay made Amy into a more nuanced character than previously seen on screen. Which is evidenced by the Oscar nod she recieved her performance in this film.

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        • Yelena Belova
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          Movie: Black Widow (2020)

          These days, actors truly know they've made it once they get the invite to enter the Marvel Cinematic Universe. With her role as Yelena Belova in Black Widow, Pugh stars opposite the titular superhero played by Scarlet Johansson, as well as other Marvel mainstays in this bridge film between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War.

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