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The Best Jessica Chastain Movies

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List RulesVote for your favorite Jessica Chastain movies, regardless of critic reviews or how big the role was.

List of the best Jessica Chastain movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jessica Chastain'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 Jessica Chastain movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jessica Chastain movies will be at the top of the list. Jessica Chastain has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jessica Chastain movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jessica Chastain films to end the squabble once and for all.

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

Items include everything from Interstellar to The Help.

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  • The Help1
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    The Help

    Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain

    Released2011

    Directed byTate Taylor

    The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted...  more

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  • Zero Dark Thirty2
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    Zero Dark Thirty

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt

    Released2012

    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    Zero Dark Thirty is a 2012 American war thriller film directed by Kathryn Bigelow. A chronicle...  more

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  • The Tree of Life3
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    The Tree of Life

    Brad Pitt, Sean Penn

    Released2011

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence...  more

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  • Take Shelter4
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    Take Shelter

    Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon

    Released2011

    Directed byJeff Nichols

    Take Shelter is a 2011 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols and...  more

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  • The Debt5
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    The Debt

    Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren

    Released2010

    Directed byJohn Madden

    The Debt is a 2010 American drama-thriller film directed by John Madden and written by Matthew...  more

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  • Wilde Salome6
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    Wilde Salome

    Al Pacino, Jessica Chastain

    Released2011

    Directed byAl Pacino

    Wilde Salomé is a 2011 American documentary-drama film written, directed by and starring Al...  more
  • Lawless7
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    Lawless

    Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy

    Released2012

    Directed byJohn Hillcoat

    Lawless is a 2012 American drama film directed by John Hillcoat. The screenplay by Nick Cave...  more

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  • The Martian8
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    The Martian

    Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain

    Released2015

    Directed byRidley Scott

    The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by...  more
  • Interstellar9
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    Interstellar

    Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey

    Released2014

    Directed byChristopher Nolan

    Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher...  more

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  • Stolen10
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    Stolen

    Jessica Chastain, Jon Hamm

    Released2010

    Directed byAnders Anderson

    Stolen is a 2009 mystery–thriller film directed by Anders Anderson and starring Josh Lucas,...  more
  • The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby11
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    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby

    Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy

    Released2013

    Directed byNed Benson

    The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is the collective title of three films written and directed...  more
  • Crimson Peak12
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    Crimson Peak

    Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston

    Released2015

    Directed byGuillermo del Toro

    Crimson Peak is a 2015 American gothic romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro. In the...  more

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  • Jolene13
    22
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    Jolene

    Jessica Chastain, Denise Richards

    Released2008

    Directed byDan Ireland

    Jolene is a 2008 American drama film directed by Dan Ireland. It stars Jessica Chastain as the...  more
  • A Most Violent Year14
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    A Most Violent Year

    Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks

    Released2014

    Directed byJ. C. Chandor

    A Most Violent Year is a 2014 crime drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film...  more
  • Mama15
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    Mama

    Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau

    Released2013

    Directed byAndres Muschietti

    Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and...  more

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  • Blackbeard16
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    Blackbeard

    Jessica Chastain, Richard Chamberlain

    Released2006

    Directed byKevin Connor

    Blackbeard is a 2006 adventure-drama miniseries based on the pirate Blackbeard, directed by...  more
  • It: Chapter Two17
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    It: Chapter Two

    Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy

    Released2019

    Directed byAndy Muschietti

    It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986...  more

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  • Texas Killing Fields18
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    Texas Killing Fields

    Jessica Chastain, Chloë Grace Moretz

    Released2011

    Directed byAmi Canaan Mann

    Texas Killing Fields is a 2011 American crime film directed by Ami Canaan Mann, starring Sam...  more
  • Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted19
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    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted

    Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock

    Released2012

    Directed byEric Darnell, Tom McGrath, Conrad Vernon

    Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film,...  more

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  • To the Wonder20
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    To the Wonder

    Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck

    Released2012

    Directed byTerrence Malick

    To the Wonder is a 2012 romantic drama art film written and directed by Terrence Malick,...  more