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The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies 

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List of the best Jennifer Lawrence movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jennifer Lawrence's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jennifer Lawrence movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jennifer Lawrence movies will be at the top of the list. Jennifer Lawrence has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jennifer Lawrence movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jennifer Lawrence films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Jennifer Lawrence role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jennifer Lawrence performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

This list below has everything from American Hustle to Passengers.as well as the X-Men movies and the Hunger Games series. 

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The Hunger Games is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2012

Directed by: Gary Ross

The Hunger Games is a 2012 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Gary Ross, based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian post-apocalyptic future in the nation of ...more

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Silver Linings Playbook ... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2012

Directed by: David O. Russell

Silver Linings Playbook is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film written and directed by David O. Russell, adapted from the novel The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. The film ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockin... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2015

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 is a 2015 adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence, it is the second of two cinematic parts based on the novel Mockingjay, the final book in the Hunger ...more

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The Hunger Games: Mockin... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth

Released: 2014

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 is a 2014 American dystopian science fiction adventure film directed by Francis Lawrence. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence); having twice survived the ...more

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The Hunger Games: Catchi... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson

Released: 2013

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

This film is a 2013 American science fiction action film based on Suzanne Collins' dystopian novel and the second installment in The Hunger Games trilogy. The film is the sequel to The Hunger ...more

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Passengers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Pratt

Released: 2016

Directed by: Morten Tyldum

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Passengers is a 2016 romantic science fiction thriller film directed by Morten Tyldum and written by Jon Spaihts. It stars Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt as two people who awake, 90 years too ...more

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X-Men: Days of Future Pa... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman

Released: 2014

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Winter’s Bone is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, John Hawkes, Garret Dillahunt

Released: 2010

Directed by: Debra Granik

"Deep in the Ozark Mountains, clans live by a code of conduct that no one dares defy—until an intrepid teenage girl has no other choice. When Ree Dolly's father skips bail and goes missing, ...more
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X-Men: First Class is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Hugh Jackman, Michael Fassbender

Released: 2011

Directed by: Matthew Vaughn

X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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X-Men: Apocalypse is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Channing Tatum

Released: 2016

Directed by: Bryan Singer

X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer.

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American Hustle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Adams, Robert De Niro

Released: 2013

Directed by: David O. Russell

American Hustle is a 2013 American comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. It was written by Eric Warren Singer and Russell, inspired by the FBI ABSCAM operation of the late 1970s and ...more

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Joy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper

Released: 2015

Directed by: David O. Russell

Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. A divorced mother (Jennifer Lawrence) becomes the founder and matriarch of a powerful family business
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Serena is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, Rhys Ifans

Released: 2014

Directed by: Susanne Bier

Serena is a 2014 American-French drama film based upon the 2008 novel of the same name by American author Ron Rash. Directed by Susanne Bier, the film stars Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper ...more
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House at the End of the ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Elisabeth Shue, Max Thieriot

Released: 2012

Directed by: Mark Tonderai

House at the End of the Street is a 2012 horror film directed by Mark Tonderai and written by David Loucka and Eduardo Gordon.
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Red Sparrow is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Joel Edgerton, Matthias Schoenaerts

Directed by: Francis Lawrence

Red Sparrow is a 2018 American spy thriller film directed by Francis Lawrence, based on the book by Jason Matthews. A Russian spy (Jennifer Lawrence) falls for a CIA officer (Joel Edgerton) and ...more
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The Poker House is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Chloë Grace Moretz, Selma Blair

Released: 2008

Directed by: Lori Petty

The Poker House is a 2008 drama film written by David Alan Grier and Lori Petty and directed by Lori Petty.
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Mother is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
mother! Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Michelle Pfeiffer

Released: 2017

Directed by: Darren Aronofsky

Mother! is a 2017 American psychological horror thriller film, written and directed by Darren Aronofsky. A couple's relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting ...more

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Like Crazy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Keeley Hazell, Felicity Jones

Released: 2011

Directed by: Drake Doremus

"Like Crazy is a film from and about the heart. Jacob, an American, and Anna, who is British, meet at college in Los Angeles and fall madly in love. It’s the purest kind of romance—they’re ...more

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The Burning Plain is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Charlize Theron, Kim Basinger

Released: 2008

Directed by: Guillermo Arriaga

The Burning Plain is a 2008/2009 drama film directed and written by Guillermo Arriaga, the screenwriter of Amores perros, 21 Grams, and Babel. The film stars Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, ...more
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The Beaver is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Mel Gibson, Jodie Foster

Released: 2011

Directed by: Jodie Foster

The Beaver is a 2011 dramedy film directed by and starring Jodie Foster, written by Kyle Killen, and starring Mel Gibson, Anton Yelchin, and Jennifer Lawrence. This is Gibson and Foster's first ...more
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Garden Party is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Willa Holland, Vinessa Shaw

Released: 2008

Directed by: Jason Freeland

Garden Party is a 2008 American drama film directed by Jason Freeland, starring Vinessa Shaw, Willa Holland and Jennifer Lawrence in her film debut. The film was shot in Los Angeles, California ...more
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Devil You Know is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Jennifer Lawrence Movies
Jennifer Lawrence, Rosamund Pike, Lena Olin

Released: 2013

Directed by: James Oakley

When a reclusive ex-movie star attempts to make a career comeback, she is threatened by an anonymous blackmailer. The resulting events force her to confront the truth about herself and those ...more