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The Best Jessica Chastain Movies  

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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jessica Chastain movies?" and "What are the greatest Jessica Chastain roles of all time?"

Movie fans who love Jessica Chastain have also been known to enjoy films starring Marion Cotillard and Kirsten Dunst.

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The Help is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Emma Stone, Jessica Chastain, Bryce Dallas Howard
The Help is a 2011 American period drama film directed and written by Tate Taylor, and adapted from Kathryn Stockett's 2009 novel of the same name. Featuring an ensemble cast, the film is about ...more
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Zero Dark Thirty is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Chris Pratt, Mark Strong
Untitled International Thriller is a 2012 thriller film written by Mark Boal and directed by Kathryn Bigelow.
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The Debt is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Helen Mirren, Sam Worthington
The Debt is a 2010 American drama-thriller film directed by John Madden and written by Matthew Vaughn, Jane Goldman and Peter Straughan
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Lawless is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Tom Hardy, Shia LaBeouf
Lawless is a 2012 American drama film directed by John Hillcoat. The screenplay by Nick Cave is based on the historical novel The Wettest County in the World by Matt Bondurant. The film stars ...more
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The Martian is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
The Martian is a 2015 science fiction film directed by Ridley Scott, based on the novel by Andy Weir. An astronaut (Matt Damon) becomes stranded on Mars after his team assume him gone, and must ...more
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Interstellar is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Anne Hathaway, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Damon
Interstellar is a British-American 2014 science fiction epic film directed by Christopher Nolan, starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. The film ...more
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Crimson Peak is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Tom Hiddleston, Charlie Hunnam
Crimson Peak is a 2015 American gothic romance film directed by Guillermo del Toro. In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author (Mia Wasikowska) is torn between love for her ...more
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The Disappearance of Eleanor R... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Viola Davis
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby is the collective title of three films written and directed by Ned Benson. The films star Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy, and is Benson's first feature film ...more
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Jolene is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Denise Richards, Chazz Palminteri
Jolene is a 2008 American drama film directed by Dan Ireland. It stars Jessica Chastain as the titular character and is based on the short story "Jolene: A Life" by E. L. Doctorow, ...more
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The Tree of Life is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, Jessica Chastain
The Tree of Life is a 2011 American experimental drama film written and directed by Terrence Malick and starring Brad Pitt, Sean Penn, and Jessica Chastain. The film chronicles the origins and ...more
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Texas Killing Fields is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sam Worthington
Texas Killing Fields is a 2011 American crime film directed by Ami Canaan Mann, starring Sam Worthington, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Jessica Chastain and Chloë Grace Moretz. It competed in the ...more
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Take Shelter is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Michael Shannon, Katy Mixon
Take Shelter is a 2011 American drama-thriller film written and directed by Jeff Nichols and starring Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain. Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young ...more
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A Most Violent Year is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Albert Brooks, Oscar Isaac
A Most Violent Year is a 2014 crime drama film written and directed by J. C. Chandor. The film stars Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain with Alessandro Nivola, David Oyelowo, Albert Brooks, and ...more
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Mama is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Daniel Kash
Mama is a 2013 horror film written by Neil Cross, Andres Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti and directed by Andres Muschietti.
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Wilde Salome is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Al Pacino, Jessica Chastain, Estelle Parsons
Wilde Salomé is a 2011 American documentary-drama film written, directed by and starring Al Pacino. An exploration of Oscar Wilde's play Salomé, the film premiered at the 68th ...more
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It: Chapter Two is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Bill Skarsgård, James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain
It: Chapter Two is a 2019 American horror film directed by Andy Muschietti, based on the 1986 novel by Stephen King. 27 years later, the Losers Club have grown up and moved away, until a ...more
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Stolen is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Jon Hamm, Morena Baccarin
Stolen is a 2009 mystery–thriller film directed by Anders Anderson and starring Josh Lucas, Jon Hamm and Rhona Mitra.
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Blackbeard is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Richard Chamberlain, Rachel Ward
Blackbeard is a 2006 adventure-drama miniseries based on the pirate Blackbeard, directed by Kevin Connor from a screenplay written by Bryce Zabel. It premiered on Hallmark Channel on June 17, ...more
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Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wa... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Jessica Chastain, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted is a 2012 American 3D computer-animated comedy film, produced by DreamWorks Animation and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It is the third installment of the ...more
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To the Wonder is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Jessica Chastain Movies
Rachel McAdams, Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko
To the Wonder is a 2012 romantic drama art film written and directed by Terrence Malick, starring Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, and Javier Bardem. Filmed in Oklahoma and Paris, ...more